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Field to Factory: Afro-American Migration, 1915-1940
February 5, 1987 – March 26, 2006

This exhibition interprets the complexities and effects of the Great Migration, a vast movement of more than 1 million African Americans who moved from the South to the North between 1915 and 1940 in search of a better life.

American History Museum
Folding Fans from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection
February 3, 1987 – May 31, 1987

Enjoy over 60 folding fans and fan leaves of Europe and America, dating from the 17th century to the present.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisitions
February 2, 1987 – March 1, 1987

Examine 4 photographs by Diane Arbus.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1987)
February 1, 1987 – August 9, 1987

Visit aselection of paintings, sculptures, prints, and photographs acquired by the National Portrait Gallery in 1985-1986, including Steichen's portrait of Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Portrait Gallery
Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection
January 30, 1987 – August 16, 1987

See approximately 95 of the 174 paintings, sculptures, and drawings given to the NMAA in 1984 by the late Sara Roby of Nantucket, Mass. The collection surveys contemporary figurative and expressionist art.

American Art Museum
American Bird Sculpture: Decoys to Decoratives
January 29, 1987 – April 30, 1987

See nearly 100 duck and wildfowl decoys, spanning the history of bird carving in the U.S. 

Natural History Museum
Like and Unlike: Caricature Portraits by Henry Major and Herman Perlman
January 24, 1987 – September 7, 1987

Delight in caricature portraits by Major including Rube Goldberg and George Arliss, and Perlman portraits including Will Rogers and George Burns with Gracie Allen.

Portrait Gallery
Portraits of Nature: Paintings by Robert Bateman
January 17, 1987 – May 17, 1987

Visit a major retrospective of wildlife paintings by the noted Canadian realist,  featuring 110 paintings--three of which premiere with this exhibition and many on view for the first time in the U.S. 

Natural History Museum
Crystal Palaces
January 13, 1987 – April 26, 1987

Explore images of glass and iron buildings, called Crystal Palaces, constructed in London and New York in 1851 and 1853 are the centerpieces of this exhibition. I

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Mountain Light: Photographs by Galen Rowell
January 9, 1987 – March 31, 1987

Noted photojournalist and mountain climber Rowell has traveled extensively, photographing mountain scenery, wildlife, and the people of India, China, Africa, Alaska, and other regions of the world.

Natural History Museum
January 8, 1987 – April 6, 1987

Admire and purchase jewelry, pottery, fiber, and wooden items by artists and craftspeople selected from previous Renwick sales exhibitions of the past 9 years.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisition
January 2, 1987 – January 30, 1987

View 2nd P.H. 148 by Ed Moses.

American Art Museum
Aristotelian Science in the Dibner Library
January 2, 1987 – March 23, 1987

See an exhibition of manuscripts and early books on the natural philosophy of Aristotle and his followers. 

American History Museum
Man of the Year: Portraits from the Time Collection
January 1, 1987 – June 5, 1988

Travel through time with 25 examples of original art for Time magazine cover portraits, including the first Man of the Year cover, published in 1928, of Charles Lindbergh.

Portrait Gallery
IRAS: A Telescope in a Bottle
January 1, 1987 – October 1, 1997

See a full-scale replica of an Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS), a space-based telescope that detects infrared or heat radiation from distant objects in the cosmos.

Air and Space Museum
1986 Trees of Christmas
December 19, 1986 – January 9, 1987

Featured this year are 13 spruce and fir trees, ranging from 6 to 12 feet in height, decorated with handcrafted ornaments made by groups and individuals from around the country. 

American History Museum
North American (Indian) Images, 1870-1910
December 15, 1986 – May 25, 2004

On view are 18 photographs, plus maps, depicting North American Indian life. 

Natural History Museum
Christmas Tree Decorated by Associates in 1986
December 7, 1986 – January 5, 1987

See holiday decorations in the Great Hall including the Christmas tree decorated with handcrafted ornaments made locally, and collected from the U.S. and abroad.

Smithsonian Castle
Recent Acquisition
December 1, 1986 – December 31, 1986

See Opalescent Red Crown by Harvey Littleton.

American Art Museum
Recollections: A Decade of Collecting
November 25, 1986 – March 1, 1987

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cooper-Hewitt in the Andrew Carnegie Mansion, by looking back on a decade of activity and exploration since opening its doors as the Smithsonian Institution's national museum of design.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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