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Reptiles from India
July 1, 1985 – August 31, 1985

See the Tokay gecko, gharial, king cobra, Indian pond turtle, Indian rat snake, purple-spotted pit viper, leopard gecko, star tortoise, Indian python, sand boas, and Indian cobras.

National Zoo
Benjamin Franklin and the Colonial Posts
July 1, 1985 – December 3, 1985

American History Museum
Space Tools
June 21, 1985 – November 30, 1985

Visit a small exhibition featuring tools used in space missions.

Air and Space Museum
The Martha Jackson Memorial Collection
June 21, 1985 – September 15, 1985

Discover 66 works selected from the 127 paintings, sculptures and works on paper given to NMAA by David Anderson in honor of his mother, Martha Jackson, who was best-known for encouraging abstract expressionist artists.

American Art Museum
The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers
June 12, 1985 – January 5, 1986

Celebrate the creativity of this German-born emigre with 106 works divided almost equally between her textiles and works on paper.

Renwick Gallery
Carnegie's Libraries: A Sesquicentennial Celebration
June 11, 1985 – September 5, 1985

Focus on the architectural impact of one of Andrew Carnegie's most significant philanthropies, the funding and construction of more than 2,500 free public libraries throughout the world,

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1985-86)
June 8, 1985 – February 24, 1986

See a sampling of the portraiture of influential Americans past and present recently acquired by NPG for the permanent collection.

Portrait Gallery
Representation Abroad
June 5, 1985 – September 2, 1985

Representational art outside of, or not strictly related to, the current Neo-Expressionist movement is featured in this exhibition of 147 works including paintings, drawings, and sculptures by 16 artists working in Europe. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Wine: Celebration and Ceremony
June 4, 1985 – October 13, 1985

See more than 350 objects in a major exhibition that documents the impact of wine on the history of design.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Animals Native to India
June 1, 1985 – August 31, 1985

See animals from India throughout the zoo: Indian sarus, Indian elephant, Bengal tigers, leopards, Indian spot-bill duck, red (lesser) pandas, bintarong, sloth bears, lion-tailed macaque, Eld's deer, and hoopoe bird.

National Zoo
The Riza-i Abbasi Album (Masterpieces of Iranian Drawing)
June 1, 1985 – September 2, 1985

View 27 drawings, many of them signed and dated by or attributable to Riza-i Abbasi (also known as Aga Riza), acknowledged by art historians to have been among the greatest artists of Iran's Safavid empire (1502-1736).

Freer Gallery
Fossil Mammals: Mammals in the Limelight Fossil Mammals: Mammals in the Limelight
May 30, 1985 – April 27, 2014

This exhibition focuses on the spectacular evolution of mammals as the dominant class of vertebrates following the extinction of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.

Natural History Museum
Preview of Permanent Invertebrate Exhibition
May 23, 1985 – October 30, 1985

Visit 7 displays, each featuring a different type of creature.

National Zoo
Timeless Sources: Rare Books in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum
May 21, 1985 – October 6, 1985

View selected volumes of illustrated rare books on design, chosen from the Cooper-Hewitt collection of more than 3,000 volumes dating from the 16th through the 20th centuries.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Chicago Furniture: Art, Craft and Industry, 1833-1983
May 21, 1985 – August 25, 1985

Examine 165 pieces of furniture and decorative objects in a survey of the major trends and innovations of furniture design and manufacture in Chicago.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisitions: Prints, Drawings and Watercolors
May 17, 1985 – December 8, 1985

Discover 49 works on paper that illustrate the range and depth of recent additions to the NMAA collection.

American Art Museum
The Arts of South Asia
May 15, 1985 – December 1, 1985

See some 70 objects, ranging in date from the 2nd century B.C. through the 18th century, that offer a complete survey of the Freer's painting, sculpture, and decorative art from the Indian subcontinent.

Freer Gallery
Duala Cameroon Boat
May 10, 1985 – June 20, 1985

See a dugout canoe model made by the Duala people of the Cameroon's coastal forests used for sea fishing.

African Art Museum
Architecture in Silver
May 3, 1985 – July 29, 1985

Admire silver coffee and tea services designed by 11 internationally known architects, executed by Italian silversmiths.

Renwick Gallery
Lithographs of James McNeill Whistler
May 3, 1985 – August 18, 1985

See 84 lithotints executed by the American expatriate artist, including delicately washed views of the Thames, depictions of London and its tradesmen, and portraits of family and friends.

American Art Museum