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Photographs from the Permanent Collection
September 13, 1985 – March 9, 1986

The 125 works on view demonstrate the range and diversity of NMAA's collection of 20th-century photography.

American Art Museum
John Safer: Sculptor
September 12, 1985 – December 11, 1985

See 13 sleek, contemporary, minimalist sculptures by Washington, D.C., artist John Safer, known for his non- representational works in Lucite, brass, bronze, and granite.

Air and Space Museum
Private Lives of Public Figures: The 19th-Century Family Print
September 6, 1985 – April 13, 1986

This exhibit provides a glimpse of the domestic moments of some of our nation's leaders, shown in "at home" settings.

Portrait Gallery
Ch'ing Dynasty Calligraphy and Painting
September 6, 1985 – February 2, 1986

Visit approximately 30 masterpieces of China's Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Freer Gallery
Sightseeing: A Space Panorama
September 6, 1985 – October 25, 1985

Admire NASA photographs, taken in space, compiled by Peter Riva during a summer workshop in Arles, France.

Air and Space Museum
Trough (Friedl Dzubas Painting)
September 1, 1985 – October 31, 1985

On view for the 20th anniversary of the Resident Associate Program is Trough, a painting by Friedl Dzubas, a gift from RAP to the HMSG collection. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Crossroads (Calder Gouache)
September 1, 1985 – September 30, 1985

Visit Alexander Calder's Crossroads , donated to NASM and displayed as part of RAP's 20th Anniversary.

Air and Space Museum
Our Cup of Tea: Contemporary Crafted Teapots, Cups and Spoons
August 29, 1985 – October 20, 1985

Admire and purchase works by 30 potters from across the country -- some decorative rather than functional, and in styles ranging from traditional to funky.

Renwick Gallery
Women on Time
August 17, 1985 – December 14, 1986

See original art for some 20 Time magazine cover portraits in an exhibition that includes women as disparate as comedian Lily Tomlin and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Portrait Gallery
Nature's Forms, Nature's Forces: The Art of Alexander Hogue
August 16, 1985 – November 3, 1985

The 35 paintings and works on paper examine Hogue's central theme -- the relationship of nature and natural processes to man.

American Art Museum
Igbo Arts: Community and Cosmos
July 31, 1985 – October 14, 1985

View the diversity of art styles among the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria illustrated by more than 100 objects in this exhibition.

African Art Museum
Japanese Theater in the Edo Period
July 26, 1985 – October 14, 1985

See Kabuki and puppet theater performances that are the subjects of many of these paintings on hanging scrolls, hand-scrolls, screens, and wood-block prints, all of the Edo period (1615-1868).

Freer Gallery
Prints and Drawings of the Sixties
July 24, 1985 – November 30, 1985

See some 35 works, many of them reflecting movements of the 60s, including Pop Art. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Second Great International Paper Airplane Contest Winners
July 24, 1985 – November 4, 1986

See the 40 winning entries in the Second Great International Paper Airplane Contest sponsored by NASM, Science 85 and Seattle's Museum of Flight, along with the paper airplane flown by Senator Jake Garn on a recent space shuttle mission.

Air and Space Museum
U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image
July 23, 1985 – November 11, 1985

This small commemorative exhibition traces Grant's rise to world-wide fame as a Civil War general and President of the U.S.

Portrait Gallery
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