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The Ice Age Origins of Early Man
September 24, 1987 – June 16, 1988

See tools and artifacts of the Clovis people, denizens of the Ice Age who were probably the first Americans. 

Natural History Museum
"Gold Rush" Bicycle
September 22, 1987 – April 15, 1988

See the "Gold Rush," an aerodynamically designed bicycle made of light-weight, synthetic materials, including aramid, spandex fibers, and polyester film.  

American History Museum
American Traditions in Watercolor: The Worcester Art Museum Collection
September 17, 1987 – November 22, 1987

The Worcester Art Museum possesses one of the foremost public collections of watercolors in the U.S. On view are 75 selections from their collection, including works by John La Farge, Andrew Wyeth, Childe Hassam, Edward Hopper, and Maurice Prendergast.

American Art Museum
The Year in Pictures
September 16, 1987 – June 1, 1988

This display of more than 60 photographs documents events that occurred on or near the National Mall during the previous year. 

American History Museum
Lucian Freud Paintings
September 15, 1987 – November 29, 1987

See 70 paintings and 14 drawings, chosen by the artist to emphasize certain themes, such as the use of particular models in nudes, portraits, and figure studies.

Hirshhorn Museum
On China: Photographs by Hiroji Kubota
September 11, 1987 – November 13, 1987

View 100 color photographs--some mural-sized--of the people and landscapes of the People's Republic of China. 

Natural History Museum
Diversity Endangered
September 1, 1987 – March 25, 1988

This exhibition, featuring 15 posters of animals and environments, offers an overview of the biological diversity issue.

Natural History Museum
Sales Exhibition: Crafts from West Virginia
September 1, 1987 – September 27, 1987

Admire and purchase crafts from West Virginia , including quilts, pottery, baskets, and other craft objects.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisition: Young Moravian Girl (by John Valentine Haidt)
September 1, 1987 – September 30, 1987

Haidt (1700-1780) immigrated to America in 1754 to serve as both lay preacher and painter for the Moravian community in Bethehem, Pennsylvania. Austere and contemplative, his subjects differed from the prosperous colonists who sat for Copley, Benjamin West, and Charles Willson Peale.

American Art Museum
First Ladies' Gowns
September 1, 1987 – January 1, 1990

On view are gowns worn by First Ladies Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Lady Bird Johnson, Patricia Nixon, Betty Ford, Rosalynn Carter, and Nancy Reagan.

American History Museum
Chinese Porcelain at Drakes Bay Before 1600: Archaeology, World Trade, and Native Americans
August 25, 1987 – November 16, 1987

Displayed are archaeological finds from the Drakes Bay area of California, demonstrating early contact between Native Americans and Europeans that resulted from the expansion of Asian trade following Columbus's voyages. 

American History Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1987-88)
August 15, 1987 – February 14, 1988

Admire paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, and drawings recently acquired by the NPG.

Portrait Gallery
Roger Brown
August 12, 1987 – October 18, 1987

This retrospective of approximately 50 paintings and 4 painted constructions--from the late 1960s to the present--reviews the achievements of this Chicago "imagist." 

Hirshhorn Museum
Out of Africa
August 1, 1987 – January 6, 1989

View a poster panel exhibition of photographs, illustrations, text, and quotations from contemporary publications, that trace the passage from West Africa to America, and back to West Africa.

Anacostia Community Museum
Video Interview of Artists from Contemporary Visual Expressions
August 1, 1987 – October 11, 1987

View a videotape showing artists from the Contemporary Visual Expressions exhibition (recently closed), speaking about their art and themselves.

Anacostia Community Museum
Portrait of Kahlil Gibran--Recent Acquisition
August 1, 1987 – August 31, 1987

On view is a graphite and watercolor on paper of Kahlil Gibran, the noted Lebanese writer and artist, by Rose O'Neill, an illustrator and close friend.

American Art Museum
Art Display
July 31, 1987 – July 31, 1987

View works by young people, ages 9-12, including linoleum block printing, silk screening, and collage construction, created during the Creative Arts Workshop July 6-31.

Anacostia Community Museum
Underground Images: School of Visual Arts Subway Posters, 1947-1987 (SVA)
July 28, 1987 – November 8, 1987

View approximately 40 posters commemorating the 40th anniversary of the School of Visual Arts (SVA), the country's largest art school.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Art Nouveau Bing: The Paris Style 1900
July 21, 1987 – October 11, 1987

See some 200 prints, posters, decorative art objects, and furniture are used to explore the international influence of Siegfried Bing (1838-1905), one of the earliest supporters of Art Nouveau.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Art and Archaeology of Ancient Syria: Ebla to Damacus
July 10, 1987 – January 3, 1988

See some 280 examples of statuary, pottery, mosaics, jewelry, ivory carvings, wall paintings, and other artifacts, illustrating the cultural history of Syria from 8000 B.C. to the flourishing of medieval Islamic civilization. 

Natural History Museum

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