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Conversations With Another World: Romaine Brooks in the National Museum of American Art
November 29, 1985 – March 19, 1986

See 37 drawings from the NMAA collection by the expatriate artist who died in France in 1971.

American Art Museum
Go Well, My Child: Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee in Collaboration with Alan Paton
November 26, 1985 – January 5, 1986

View 80 black-and-white prints by Constance Stuart Larrabee, an American photographer born in South Africa, with captions from the classic novel Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton.

African Art Museum
Gaston Lachaise: Portrait Sculpture
November 22, 1985 – February 16, 1986

Visit more than 60 portrait sculptures by French-born Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935), most of them executed in the U.S. in the 1920s and 1930s.

Portrait Gallery
Artists on Paper: Prints, Photographs and Drawings from NPG Collection
November 22, 1985 – February 16, 1986

Portraits and self-portraits of eminent American artists represented in the NPG collection.

Portrait Gallery
Focusing on Art: Peter A. Juley & Son
November 22, 1985 – September 30, 1986

Visit 30 photographs selected from the 127,000 photographic negatives comprising the NMAA Juley Collection. Believed to be the largest single photographic record of American art, the collection is particularly valuable because it often contains the only surviving visual record of the original state of many works of art.

American Art Museum
After the Revolution: Everyday Life in America, 1780-1800
November 18, 1985 – March 3, 2002

This exhibition illuminates the communities and the lives of several well-documented families in the 1780s and 1790s -- the first generation of people to live in the newly created United States of America.

American History Museum
Treasures from the Land: 12 New Zealand Craftsmen and Their Native Materials
November 15, 1985 – March 9, 1986

See 70 works by New Zealand craftsmen including woven hangings of natural wool, carved and painted gourds, sculptural ceramic vessels, Maori feather capes, a carved ceremonial doorway, and delicate jewelry of inlaid woods, precious metals, and minerals.

Renwick Gallery
At Home on the Road: Autocamping, Motels and the Rediscovery of America
November 15, 1985 – January 11, 1987

Learn how highway travel became a form of entertainment in the first half of the 20th century.

American History Museum
Magnificent Voyagers: The U.S. Exploring Expedition 1838-1842 (Wilkes Expedition)
November 14, 1985 – November 9, 1986

See fossils, minerals, plants, maps, masks, carved wooden figures, baskets, paintings, drawings, and vividly colored scientific illustrations, all from the daring, four-year voyage to South America, Pacific Islands, Antarctica, Australia.

Natural History Museum
History, Context and Materials: Objects from the Permanent Collection
November 12, 1985 – January 5, 1986

See 40 objects that demonstrate three areas of study in the field of African art: some objects were selected because they can be attributed; some objects were chosen for their content and are displayed with field photographs to show them in context; the third group illustrates the various materials and processes used to create traditional African art.

African Art Museum
The Old Farmer's Almanacs
November 11, 1985 – January 31, 1986

See 18 almanacs of Robert B. Thomas's The Old Farmer's Almanac, dating from 1793, recently donated. 

American History Museum
Scholar-Painters of the Nanga School
November 8, 1985 – February 28, 1987

Visit 16 hand scrolls, hanging scrolls, and screens by Japanese painters of the 18th and 19th centuries.

Freer Gallery
The Golden Eye: An International Tribute to the Artisans of India
November 5, 1985 – February 23, 1986

Take in a major exhibition of crafts and products devised in collaboration between traditional artisans of India and world-famous designers from Europe and America.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Origins of Contemporary Advertising: Selling Soda 1890s-1970s (Pepsi Collection)
November 2, 1985 – July 7, 1986

See advertising memorabilia, including some 50 labels, signs, magazine ads, and soda bottles.

American History Museum
Bird Carvings by Ma Hai Feng
November 1, 1985 – December 30, 1985

See nearly 20 beautifully painted woodcarvings of birds by Ma Hai Feng, an artist born in China. 

Natural History Museum
All Sorts of Painted Stuffs: Indian Chintz & Its Western Counterparts
October 31, 1985 – January 30, 1986

Featured are Indian painted and dyed textiles along with British and French printed cottons, illustrating the use of Indian fabrics in the West and the impact of their colors and exotic patterns in Europe and America.  

American History Museum
Aditi: The Monies of India
October 25, 1985 – March 30, 1986

This exhibition, showing the broad sweep of Indian history as reflected in 300 of her numismatic objects, is drawn from the National Numismatic Collections at MAH. 

American History Museum
Contemporary Crafts from the Empire State
October 24, 1985 – January 31, 1986

Admire and purchase desks and serving accessories, perfume bottles, jewelry, and textiles created by 24 members of the Empire State Crafts Alliance, New York.

Renwick Gallery
Fire and Ice (Comet Art)
October 24, 1985 – March 31, 1986

Discover iconographic representations of comets through drawings, paintings, illuminated manuscripts, and sculptures, ranging from ancient Babylonian clay tablets to a 20th-century Lalique hood ornament.

Air and Space Museum
Art, Design and the Modern Corporation: The Collection of Container Corporation of America, A Gift
October 24, 1985 – January 19, 1986

Survey 150 works selected from the 311 paintings, sculptures, drawings, and collages donated by the Corporation. The works were commissioned for advertising campaigns, which focused on concepts and ideas rather than on specific products.

American Art Museum