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Treasures from the National Museum of American Art
May 7, 1987 – October 18, 1987

Visit 81 masterworks of American painting and sculpture, demonstrating the diverse traditions of American visual creativity from Colonial to contemporary times.

American Art Museum
Micronesia: New Island Nations in a Vast Sea
May 4, 1987 – October 2, 1988

Celebrate the emerging independent island nations of the U.S. Trust Territory of the Pacific and their shared maritime traditions. 

Natural History Museum
Recent Acquisitions--Eastman Johnson
May 1, 1987 – July 19, 1987

Admire the painting The Girl I Left Behind Me (1870-75), by American painter Eastman Johnson (1824-1906).

American Art Museum
Lite Eagle: Project Daedalus Prototype Plane
April 20, 1987 – August 7, 1987

Marvel at a prototype plane for Project Daedalus, in which the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) plans the flight of a human-powered aircraft from the island of Crete to the mainland of Greece.

Air and Space Museum
American Art Deco
April 17, 1987 – July 26, 1987

See some 180 works including sculpture, furniture, textiles, glass, ceramics, silver, and architectural photographs all representative of Art Deco, the most important decorative style of the late 1920s and 1930s in the U.S.

Renwick Gallery
The Far Side of Science: Cartoons by Gary Larson
April 9, 1987 – May 31, 1987

Chortle over more than 500 cartoons by Seattle-based cartoonist Gary Larson, that deal with a wide range of natural history topics.

Natural History Museum
Body Adornment
April 9, 1987 – May 17, 1987

Admire and purchase jewelry and accessories, from scarves, belts, and cufflinks, to more unusual items such as formica bowties, paper and safety pin jewelry, and felted jackets.

Renwick Gallery
The Art of Henry Inman
April 2, 1987 – August 2, 1987

Featured are more than 100 works--portraits, miniatures, lithographs, and illustrations--by the artist, considered one of portraiture's preeminent figures in the first half of the 19th century.

Portrait Gallery
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
Classics of Physiology
March 25, 1987 – May 29, 1987

See a Smithsonian Institution Library exhibition in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Physiological Society.

American History 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
Isaac Newton and the Principia: Three Hundred Years
March 23, 1987 – September 30, 1987

Commemorate the publication in 1687 of Newton's Principia Mathematica (Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy), in which Newton proposed three laws of motion and his law of universal gravitation, allowing him to create a mathematical structure of the universe to explain the Earth's shape and motions of the moon, planets, and comets. 

American History 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
Beyond Visions
March 9, 1987 – May 26, 1987

See more than 60 historic and scientific photographs, revealing previously imperceptible natural occurrences--images too small, too faint, too quick, or too far beyond our normal vision to be seen. 

American History 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