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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
25 Years of National Poison Prevention Week
August 5, 1986 – August 18, 1986

See 25 posters originally prepared for the annual campaigns of National Poison Prevention Week.  

American History 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
Indian Shawls in America
August 1, 1986 – May 31, 1988

Trace the popular history of shawls--from its beginning in India to its fashion success in America in the 18th century. 

American History Museum
Beguiling the Babies: Photographing Children in the 19th Century
July 31, 1986 – August 1, 1987

This exhibition shows the evolution of photographic portraits of children from the early days of photography to the turn of the century. 

American History 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
The Hospital in Service of the City
July 18, 1986 – October 31, 1986

See photos and documents commemorating the people, service, and facilities of New York's Bellevue Hospital, in continuous operation for over 250 years.  

American History Museum
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
Arrangement in Yellow and Gold
July 1, 1986 – March 15, 1987

Admire 57 oil paintings by James McNeill Whistler; and the sunny yellow of the gallery walls that re-creates the ambience of Whistler's own openings.

Freer Gallery
Recent Acquisitions
July 1, 1986 – July 31, 1986

See Tom Wesselman's collage Still Life #12.

American Art Museum
Motorcycles and Motorcyclists, 1900-1940
July 1, 1986 – September 7, 1987

See 6 historic motorcycles, 30 photos and documents, and tools and gear commemorating a century of the motorcycle's service to society. 

American History Museum
Early Life: Earliest Traces of Life Early Life: Earliest Traces of Life
June 27, 1986 – April 27, 2014

An overview of the origin and early evolution of life is presented.

Natural History Museum