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Patterned Images: Works on Paper from the Museum's Collection
April 1, 1987 – June 28, 1987

This exhibition of 20 drawings, watercolors, prints, and collages shows how modern artists have used representational or abstract images to create patterns.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Louis Sullivan: The Function of Ornament
March 24, 1987 – June 28, 1987

See some 180 pieces--including drawings, models, ornament, hardware, books, and photographs--relating to Chicago architect Louis Henry Sullivan (1856-1924), one of the most important and influential figures in late-19th and early 20th-century architecture in America.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Korean Heritage at the Smithsonian: Yi Dynasty Artifacts
March 20, 1987 – March 31, 1987

View artifacts from the Yi (or Choson) Dynasty (1392-1910), the last and longest-lived imperial dynasty of Korea.  

Natural History Museum
Chinese Art
March 15, 1987 – September 5, 1988

See 12 of the Freer's finest paintings, including the 12th-century handscroll Wind and Snow in the Fir-Pine by Li Shan. Also on view is a selection of ceramics, bronzes, and lacquerware.

Freer Gallery
Girl Scouts of the USA, 1912-1987
March 12, 1987 – August 15, 1987

The exhibition focuses on the evolution of the Girl Scout organization, which began with 18 members and, over its 75-year history, has grown into the world's largest voluntary organization for girls.

American History Museum
Bridging the Century: Images of Bridges from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
March 11, 1987 – May 25, 1987

Drawn from the museum's permanent collection, this exhibition traces the use of the bridge in contemporary art as a symbol of modern technology and the urban environment.

Hirshhorn Museum
Quilts from the Indiana Amish
March 6, 1987 – June 7, 1987

See 17 quilts, created between 1875 and 1940 by Amish women in northeastern Indiana, collected by David Pottinger, who became fascinated with the Amish people, moved into their community, and researched the exact dates of many of the quilts and the names of their makers.

Renwick Gallery
Selections from the Renwick Collection
March 6, 1987 – December 8, 2013

View 45 masterworks from the museum's permanent collection including the Albert Paley gates, Viktor Schreckengost's Apocalypse '42, Harvey Littleton's Opalescent Red Crown, and James Prestini's turned-wood bowls.

Renwick Gallery
Hemphill Folk Art
March 2, 1987 – May 11, 1988

Examine 14 objects from the Hemphill Collection of Folk Art.

American Art Museum
Restoring Philippine Heritage at the Smithsonian
March 1, 1987 – March 18, 1987

See 19th-century artifacts, restored and unrestored, from the NMNH Department of Anthropology's U.S. National Collection from the Philippines. 

Natural History Museum
Gene Davis, A Memorial Exhibition
February 27, 1987 – May 17, 1987

See 94 paintings and drawings in the most comprehensive exhibition ever shown of the works of Davis (1920-1985), a major American artist and an innovator in the field of abstraction.

American Art Museum
Nancy Graves: A Sculpture Retrospective
February 19, 1987 – April 26, 1987

This retrospective of 49 sculptures by the American artist (b. 1940) surveys her work from the 1960s to the present, focusing on her work since 1979. 

Hirshhorn Museum
The Catalan Spirit: Gaudi and His Contemporaries
February 17, 1987 – June 9, 1987

Visit some 75 objects and 75 works on paper, that examine the work of Antonio Gaudi (1852-1926), the legendary Spanish architect, along with that of his contemporaries and colleagues in Barcelona.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration, 1915-1940
February 5, 1987 – March 26, 2006

This exhibition interprets the complexities and effects of the Great Migration, a vast movement of more than 1 million African Americans who moved from the South to the North between 1915 and 1940 in search of a better life.

American History Museum
Folding Fans from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection
February 3, 1987 – May 31, 1987

Enjoy over 60 folding fans and fan leaves of Europe and America, dating from the 17th century to the present.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisitions
February 2, 1987 – March 1, 1987

Examine 4 photographs by Diane Arbus.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1987)
February 1, 1987 – August 9, 1987

Visit aselection of paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 1985-1986, including Steichen's portrait of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Portrait Gallery
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection
January 30, 1987 – August 16, 1987

See approximately 95 of the 174 paintings, sculptures, and drawings given to the NMAA in 1984 by the late Sara Roby of Nantucket, Mass. The collection surveys contemporary figurative and expressionist art.

American Art Museum
American Bird Sculpture: Decoys to Decoratives
January 29, 1987 – April 30, 1987

See nearly 100 duck and wildfowl decoys, spanning the history of bird carving in the U.S. 

Natural History Museum
Like and Unlike: Caricature Portraits by Henry Major and Herman Perlman
January 24, 1987 – September 7, 1987

Delight in caricature portraits by Major including Rube Goldberg and George Arliss, and Perlman portraits including Will Rogers and George Burns with Gracie Allen.

Portrait Gallery