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Unknown Territory: Photography by Ray Metzker
September 12, 1986 – November 23, 1986

View 190 photographs in a retrospective exhibition that chronicles Metzker's art over the past 25 years.

American Art Museum
Ariane and Arianespace: International Launch Resources
September 8, 1986 – May 15, 1997

See a model of the European Space Agency's Ariane rocket, an expendable launch vehicle that has placed into orbit satellites for weather, observation, communications, and space science.

Air and Space Museum
Hollywood: Legend and Reality
September 5, 1986 – October 12, 1986

Explore the development of the motion picture industry in Hollywood and the impact of movies on American culture represented by props, costumes, and artifacts from well-known movies, artists and photographers.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Still Lifes by Henry Lee McFee
September 5, 1986 – December 7, 1986

See approximately 28 paintings and one drawing by Henry Lee McFee (1886-1953)

American Art Museum
ZooArk
September 1, 1986 – July 1, 1987

Discover the reasons so many animals are endangered in this 6-part interactive exhibition located at different places throughout the Zoo.

National Zoo
Naval Aviation Art
August 29, 1986 – Closed

Observe 16 works commemorating the 75-year history of naval aviation.

Organized by the U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland.

Air and Space Museum
Newcomb Pottery: An Enterprise for Southern Women
August 19, 1986 – October 19, 1986

See ceramic objects produced at Newcomb College, Tulane University, one of the important centers of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the U.S. and the only major pottery center in the South.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Antarctic Summer: Watercolors by Lucia de Leiris
August 8, 1986 – November 30, 1986

View 38 watercolors by Lucia de Leiris, who recently spent four months at the continent's Palmer Scientific Station in order to illustrate a book on the natural history of the Antarctic peninsula. 

Natural History Museum
Doris M. Magowan Gallery of Portrait Miniatures
August 8, 1986 – February 28, 1987

Be charmed by 100 examples of miniatures, first popular during the Renaissance, which were created as a symbol of a personal bond between the subject of the painting and its owner.

American Art Museum
Selections from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest
August 7, 1986 – November 16, 1986

See some 80 paintings and sculptures of the most important works selected from the approximately 5,300 works bequeathed in 1981 by the museum's founding donor. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Pewter
August 1, 1986 – October 5, 1986

Admire and purchase a range of objects from functional to sculptural, including boxes with inlaid stones, mirrors, paperweights, candlesticks, vases, and cups.

Renwick Gallery
Chinese and Korean Ceramics
August 1, 1986 – March 15, 1987

See 18 works ranging from the late 13th to early the 12th centuries B.C. to the late 15th to the early 16th centuries A.D.

Freer Gallery
Recent Acquisitions
August 1, 1986 – September 30, 1986

View Dabrowsky V by Jacob Kainen and Black and White Tipped Flower by James Surls, two works presented in July to NMAA in honor of Mrs. Adelyn Breeskin's 90th birthday.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions
August 1, 1986 – September 1, 1986

See 9 collages and box constructions by Joseph Cornell selected from 119 of his works recently given to the Joseph Cornell Study Center at NMAA.

American Art Museum
From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy
July 29, 1986 – January 31, 1987

View 55 works from the Freer collection that examine calligraphy in the art objects of 3 cultures.

Freer Gallery
Recent Acquisitions (1986-87)
July 19, 1986 – February 1, 1987

Admire a selection of portraits acquired by NPG during 1985 and 1986, including a bronze likeness of Princess Grace by sculptor Kees Verkade.

Portrait Gallery
ICE Meets Ice: International Cometary Explorer
July 11, 1986 – Closed

Discover a 1/10 scale model of NASA's ICE (International Cometary Explorer) satellite, which flew through the tail of the Giacobini-Zinner comet in September 1985.

Air and Space Museum
Air Traffic Control in the U.S.: The First 50 Years
July 6, 1986 – June 1, 1995

Examine the past, present, and future of air traffic control in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of air traffic control in the U.S.

Air and Space Museum
Ultra-Light Aircraft
July 5, 1986 – July 6, 1986

Visit eight of these lightweight craft, owned by members of the Experimental Aircraft Association.

Air and Space Museum
Featured Object
July 1, 1986 – September 14, 1986

View The Unveiling of the Statue of Liberty, a wall hanging by Katherine Westphal.

Renwick Gallery