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The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties
September 15, 1985 – December 31, 1986

See an exhibit that showcases the flowering of literary, visual, performance, and cinematic creativity generated by black artists between the end of World War I and the early days of the Great Depression.

Anacostia Community Museum
The Guardianship of Memory: Additions to the Permanent Collection
September 14, 1985 – January 12, 1986

Visit more than 10 portraits, including images of artist Thomas Hart Benton, musician Duke Ellington, poet Ezra Pound, dancer Ted Shawn, and author Thornton Wilder.

Portrait Gallery
Drawn from the Sea: Art in the Service of Ichthyology
September 13, 1985 – January 5, 1986

See some 200 illustrations of fish dating from 1838 to 1980.

Natural History Museum
Photographs from the Permanent Collection
September 13, 1985 – March 9, 1986

The 125 works on view demonstrate the range and diversity of NMAA's collection of 20th-century photography.

American Art Museum
John Safer: Sculptor
September 12, 1985 – December 11, 1985

See 13 sleek, contemporary, minimalist sculptures by Washington, D.C., artist John Safer, known for his non- representational works in Lucite, brass, bronze, and granite.

Air and Space Museum
Private Lives of Public Figures: The 19th-Century Family Print
September 6, 1985 – April 13, 1986

This exhibit provides a glimpse of the domestic moments of some of our nation's leaders, shown in "at home" settings.

Portrait Gallery
Ch'ing Dynasty Calligraphy and Painting
September 6, 1985 – February 2, 1986

Visit approximately 30 masterpieces of China's Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Freer Gallery
Sightseeing: A Space Panorama
September 6, 1985 – October 25, 1985

Admire NASA photographs, taken in space, compiled by Peter Riva during a summer workshop in Arles, France.

Air and Space Museum
Trough (Friedl Dzubas Painting)
September 1, 1985 – October 31, 1985

On view for the 20th anniversary of the Resident Associate Program is Trough, a painting by Friedl Dzubas, a gift from RAP to the HMSG collection. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Resident Associate Trilobite
September 1, 1985 – September 30, 1985

See a 400-million-year-old trilobite found by Resident Associate Y. Kirkpatrick Howard during a Resident Associate Program collecting trip.  

Natural History Museum
Crossroads (Calder Gouache)
September 1, 1985 – September 30, 1985

Visit Alexander Calder's Crossroads , donated to NASM and displayed as part of RAP's 20th Anniversary.

Air and Space Museum
Our Cup of Tea: Contemporary Crafted Teapots, Cups and Spoons
August 29, 1985 – October 20, 1985

Admire and purchase works by 30 potters from across the country -- some decorative rather than functional, and in styles ranging from traditional to funky.

Renwick Gallery
Women on Time
August 17, 1985 – December 14, 1986

See original art for some 20 Time magazine cover portraits in an exhibition that includes women as disparate as comedian Lily Tomlin and Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor.

Portrait Gallery
Nature's Forms, Nature's Forces: The Art of Alexander Hogue
August 16, 1985 – November 3, 1985

The 35 paintings and works on paper examine Hogue's central theme -- the relationship of nature and natural processes to man.

American Art Museum
History as Seen from the National Museum of American History
August 9, 1985 – December 1, 1985

View some 55 photographs that capture current events near the Museum in 1984 and early 1985.  

American History Museum
Building the Bomb: Forty Years After Hiroshima (Case of the Month)
August 6, 1985 – November 7, 1985

Study some 45 photographs, drawings, documents, and artifacts that illustrate the development of the atomic bomb under the Manhattan Project, the decision to use it in the war, and the destructive effects on Japan.

American History Museum
Igbo Arts: Community and Cosmos
July 31, 1985 – October 14, 1985

View the diversity of art styles among the Igbo people of southeastern Nigeria illustrated by more than 100 objects in this exhibition.

African Art Museum
Japanese Theater in the Edo Period
July 26, 1985 – October 14, 1985

See Kabuki and puppet theater performances that are the subjects of many of these paintings on hanging scrolls, hand-scrolls, screens, and wood-block prints, all of the Edo period (1615-1868).

Freer Gallery
Prints and Drawings of the Sixties
July 24, 1985 – November 30, 1985

See some 35 works, many of them reflecting movements of the 60s, including Pop Art. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Industrial Design: An American Case History (Singer Sewing Machine)
July 24, 1985 – September 29, 1985

See sewing machines, models, and other selections from the collection of Industrial Design drawings donated to MAH by Singer.   

American History Museum