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Aerial Firefighting
December 7, 1984 – Closed

Trace the history of aerial firefighting in the U.S. through more than 35 historical photographs and film footage of an actual mission that explain the important role of aircraft in the constant battle against wildfires.

Air and Space Museum
Homage to Franz Kline: Photographs by Aaron Siskind
December 7, 1984 – February 24, 1985

Celebrate the friendship between Siskind and Kline through 48 photographs, selected from The Homage to Franz Kline series.

American Art Museum
American Bison
December 1, 1984 – October 31, 2004

For the first time in nearly 20 years, the National Zoo again has an exhibition of American plains bison - two 1,500-pound females, aged 13 and 18 years.

National Zoo
Early Flight: 1900-1911 (Wright's Photography Collection)
November 28, 1984 – December 30, 1984

Take in 56 photographs from the Wright brothers' personal photograph collection of their flying machine, many of which were taken by the brothers themselves,

Air and Space Museum
Yellow Diamond from Zale Corporation
November 22, 1984 – January 6, 1985

Marvel at the largest existing diamond-in-the-rough in the world, weighing 890 carats.  

Natural History Museum
Embellished Calendars: An Illustrated History
November 20, 1984 – February 24, 1985

View more than 100 picture calendars, dating from the 13th century to the present, that show how their embellishment has been affected by changing tastes, styles, and technologies.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Focus on Flight: Four Decades of Aerial Photography (Rudy Arnold and Hans Groenhoff)
November 16, 1984 – September 2, 1985

View 100 photographs by Rudy Arnold and Hans Groenhoff, featuring record-setting events and aircraft in their surroundings, that portray aviation from the mid-1920s through the 1950s.

Air and Space Museum
The de Havilland DH-4 (from "Flaming Coffin" to Living Legend)
November 16, 1984 – June 30, 1985

This aircraft, the most used U.S. combat aircraft in World War I, was on view in the Arts and Industries Building for many years. Its recently completed restoration required over 4,000 man-hours.

Air and Space Museum
People and Places, Selections from the Collection
November 16, 1984 – April 14, 1985

Visit a selection of 60 works from the permanent collection including lithographs, woodcuts, paintings on paper, drawings, and etchings.

American Art Museum
Metropolitan Opera Centennial: A Photographic Album
November 15, 1984 – February 10, 1985

Enjoy131 photographs of Pavoratti and Puccini, Carusco and Callas, Scotti, and Sills, as well as the chorus and stagehands, audiences, and first-nighters.

Portrait Gallery
Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures
November 15, 1984 – February 10, 1985

Delight in 84 drawings and paintings of celebrities of the 1920s and 1930s by the Mexican-born satiric artist, many of which appeared in Vanity Fair and The New Yorker magazines.

Portrait Gallery
Kyoto Ceramics
November 15, 1984 – April 21, 1985

See 25 pieces of ceramic ware from Kyoto, characterized by witty design, refined workmanship, and colorful enamel decoration.

Freer Gallery
European Illustration: 1974-1984
November 13, 1984 – February 3, 1985

See more than 150 pieces of original artwork produced for use in books, magazines, advertising, and posters in Czechoslovakia, France, Germany, Great Britain, Holland, Italy, Poland, and Russia.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Contemporary Crafts from Colorado
November 8, 1984 – January 6, 1985

Admire and purchase objects created by 27 members of the Colorado Artists and Craftsmen, including quilts, jewelry, ceramic and glass pieces, beading on canvas, needlework, batik, and woodwork.

Renwick Gallery
New Vistas: American Art Pottery, 1880-1930
November 6, 1984 – January 27, 1985

See 76 pottery examples, primarily from the recently donated William and Marcia Goodman Collection, supplemented with photographs, catalogues, and other documents.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Newcomb Pottery: An Enterprise for Southern Women
November 2, 1984 – February 24, 1985

View 210 ceramic pieces produced at Newcomb Pottery, the only major art pottery in the South and one of the major centers of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America.

Renwick Gallery
1984 Friends of the National Zoo Photography Contest
November 1, 1984 – November 30, 1984

See some 30 photographs by the winners of the Friends of the National Zoo1984 contest.

National Zoo
Comet Quest: The Search for Halley's Comet
November 1, 1984 – April 30, 1986

This small exhibition of 19th-century books, photographs, and illustrations complements the Planetarium program Comet Quest which looks at the lore and lure of comets from ancient times to the present -- including Halley's Comet, expected to be visible in 1985-86.

Air and Space Museum
Praise Poems: The Katherine White Collection
October 31, 1984 – February 24, 1985

View a major exhibition including 50 objects, primarily figural sculptures and masks from major cultural regions in West and Central Africa.

African Art Museum
Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds
October 21, 1984 – June 30, 1985

See photographs, artifacts, a slide show, and films that examine the contributions of 113 American black women in such areas as government, education, fine arts, civil rights, medicine, law, and industry.

Anacostia Community Museum