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John Frazee, Sculptor
April 25, 1986 – August 24, 1986

Examine the life and work of Frazee (1790-1852), the first native-born American to carve a successful portrait in marble, and the first to receive federal patronage, through the exhibition of all his major sculpted portraits.

Portrait Gallery
Portraits by Brady: Imperial Photographs from the Harvard College Library
April 25, 1986 – August 24, 1986

See 60 imperial prints selected from a collection recently located at Harvard University's Fogg Museum.

Portrait Gallery
The Art of Turned Wood Bowls: The Edward Jacobson Collection
April 17, 1986 – September 28, 1986

See 90 examples of lathe-turned wood bowls in many styles and in a variety of woods, created by 21 American master turners in the past decade.

Renwick Gallery
Hollywood: Legend and Reality
April 17, 1986 – June 15, 1986

The exhibition explores the development of the motion picture industry in Hollywood and the impact of movies on American culture. 

American History Museum
Reaching Rural America (Rural Postal Service)
April 11, 1986 – January 21, 1987

View an RFD sled used to deliver mail during cold northern winters, a wagon used during fair weather, pre-1915 mailboxes and other artifacts related to the 1896 establishment of Rural Free Delivery. 

American History Museum
Crafts from Vermont
April 10, 1986 – July 7, 1986

Admire and purchase the work of 24 artisans ranging from pewter to pottery, from collapsible wooden baskets to tapestry scarves and jackets.

Renwick Gallery
Patrick Ireland: Drawings 1965-1985
April 4, 1986 – August 17, 1986

See 61 drawings, including examples from all of his major series, and a rope installation, created especially for this exhibition.

American Art Museum
Interiors: Prints and Drawings from the Museum's Collection
April 1, 1986 – July 28, 1986

See works on paper from the HMSG collection, including artists Archipenko, Matisse, Henry Moore, and Jody Mussoff.

Hirshhorn Museum
Paintings by Thomas Wilmer Dewing
April 1, 1986 – September 5, 1988

Appreciate 19 paintings by Thomas Wilmer Dewing, an American artist best known for his graceful representations of women.

Freer Gallery
Learning Mathematics With Objects
April 1, 1986 – July 17, 1986

See nearly 30 teaching aids, including a 19th-century slate with numeral frame and geometric models, as well as textbooks.  

American History Museum
An American History Sampler
April 1, 1986 – June 1, 1986

Visit a selection of objects from the MAH collections, many of them recent acquisitions.  

American History Museum
Classics of Mathematics
April 1, 1986 – May 15, 1986

See 25 rare books in conjunction with 1986 meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. 

American History Museum
Learning Mathematics With Books
April 1, 1986 – April 30, 1986

Included are a 19th-century "cipher book" and an arithmetic chart, two items that were common in the days when books were rare. 

American History Museum
Symbols and Ceremonies: Pueblo Indian Watercolors
March 28, 1986 – August 17, 1986

Most of the approximately 68 works, dating from 1917 to the early 1940s, are from NMAA's Alice Corbin-Henderson Collection.

American Art Museum
La Nijinska: A Dancer's Legacy
March 18, 1986 – July 6, 1986

Enjoy more than 150 objects relating to the life and career of Bronislava Nijinska (1891-1972), one of ballet's most influential choreographers.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Playing Cards
March 18, 1986 – May 25, 1986

Enjoy selections from more than 100 decks of cards from Western Europe, North America, and Asia that illustrate the variations in suits, the design of numbers and face cards, and the methods and materials used in making cards.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Seven Views of Hopi: Photography of the Hopi People by Hopis Themselves
March 14, 1986 – June 1, 1986

See 45 photographs by seven Hopi artists, all of whom live on the Hopi Reservation, depicting the theme of 'An Insider's View'. 

Natural History Museum
Art in New Mexico, 1900-1945: Paths to Taos and Santa Fe
March 7, 1986 – June 15, 1986

View approximately 120 paintings and 35 Indian and Hispanic decorative arts and religious objects. by Ernest L. Blumenschein, Andrew Dasburg, Marsden Hartley, Victor Higgins, Georgia O'Keeffe, John Marin and others.

American Art Museum
Toys from the Nuremberg Spielzeug Museum
March 4, 1986 – May 11, 1986

Delight in more than 75 toys from Nuremberg, an important German toy-manufacturing center since the 14th century. See dolls and doll carriages, doll-houses and their furnishings, blocks, pop-up books, a model railroad, games, mechanical, and optical toys.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Wonders of Creation, Oddities of Existence: An Exhibition in Celebration of Halley's Comet
March 3, 1986 – October 1, 1986

See 21 paintings, 2 pieces of metalwork, and a ceramic bowl that examine Islamic attitudes toward the cosmos from the 13th through the 18th centuries.

Freer Gallery