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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
June 27, 1986 – April 27, 2014

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

Natural History Museum
Patent Pending: Models of Invention
June 20, 1986 – February 20, 1987

This historical introduction to patenting celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Patent Act of 1836, which marked the beginning of the modern patent process. 

American History Museum
Invention and Enterprise
June 20, 1986 – November 16, 1986

This exhibition consists of 10 objects from the museum's collections which illustrate the development process of an invention--from its inception to its success as a commercial product. 

American History Museum
Davy Crockett: Gentleman from the Cane
June 14, 1986 – September 14, 1986

Get to know Crockett and his contemporaries through mementos and first editions in an exhibition that traces the transformation of a relatively obscure farmer, hunter, and politician from Tennessee into a larger than life hero.

Portrait Gallery
Natural Science Illustration -- 1986
June 9, 1986 – June 22, 1986

See more than 100 wildlife illustrations by members of the Guild of Natural Science Illustrators, who held an international meeting June 15-20, 1996.  

Natural History Museum
Fields of Grass
June 6, 1986 – August 31, 1986

A worldwide selection of grasses is shown in drawings, watercolors, and prints executed by artists from all over the world.  

Natural History Museum
Embroidered Ship Portraits
June 3, 1986 – September 7, 1986

View some 50 embroidered "ship portraits", which, like scrimshaw, were the work of 19th-century sailors during slow times at sea.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Excellent Mr. Ray
June 3, 1986 – August 29, 1986

This exhibition celebrates the 300th anniversary of the publication of John Ray's book, Historia Planetarum, the first scientific work on botany. 

American History Museum
1986 Discover Graphics
May 31, 1986 – August 3, 1986

See intaglio etchings in a juried exhibition of works by promising young art students who have participated in the 1986 Discover Graphics training program. 

American History Museum
Through Light and Shadow: Photographs by Clara Sipprell
May 23, 1986 – November 30, 1986

Visit 33 portraits by American photographer Clara Sipprell, who relied upon the effects of natural light to produce her characteristic soft-focus images.

Portrait Gallery
The History of Women's Gym Suits, or the Late Bloomers and How They Blossomed and Died
May 22, 1986 – October 21, 1986

View graphics and examples of exercise clothes worn by American women from the 1830s to the 1980s.  

American History Museum
Treasures of Hungary: Gold & Silver from the 9th to the 19th Century
May 20, 1986 – August 10, 1986

See some 70 gold and silver objects from the National Museum in Budapest and other Hungarian collections, including spectacular personal jewelry and adornments, elegant domestic tablewares, and major examples of ecclesiastical metalwork.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
QN -- the Time Traveler
May 19, 1986 – September 15, 1988

Visit a life-sized, radio-controlled replica of a large prehistoric "creature," a pterodactyl-like craft resembling the Quetzalcoatlus northropi, whose 35-foot-plus fossil remains were found in Texas in the early 1970s.

Air and Space Museum
G.A. 100: The Centenary of the Division of Graphic Arts
May 16, 1986 – January 1, 1988

The history of the Division of Graphic Arts at the Smithsonian is examined.  

American History Museum
Figure Prints: The Washington Print Club 11th Members' Biennial Exhibition
May 16, 1986 – September 7, 1986

See 70 prints documenting artists' view of the human figure from the late 19th century to the present

American Art Museum
May 15, 1986 – October 3, 1999

Discover the Hydrolab, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's underwater research lab, used for dozens of undersea research projects involving scientists/aquanauts from all over the world. 

Natural History Museum
Earth Views
May 8, 1986 – April 27, 1987

Take in a major juried art competition of views of the Earth from on high, or of various air and spacecraft used to view the Earth from above.

Air and Space Museum
Noses by Design
May 5, 1986 – July 10, 1986

See  graphics and medical instruments in a brief overview of nasal plastic surgery. 

American History Museum

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