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Contemporary Crafts from Colorado
November 8, 1984 – January 6, 1985

Admire and purchase objects created by 27 members of the Colorado Artists and Craftsmen, including quilts, jewelry, ceramic and glass pieces, beading on canvas, needlework, batik, and woodwork.

Renwick Gallery
New Vistas: American Art Pottery, 1880-1930
November 6, 1984 – January 27, 1985

See 76 pottery examples, primarily from the recently donated William and Marcia Goodman Collection, supplemented with photographs, catalogues, and other documents.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Newcomb Pottery: An Enterprise for Southern Women
November 2, 1984 – February 24, 1985

View 210 ceramic pieces produced at Newcomb Pottery, the only major art pottery in the South and one of the major centers of the Arts and Crafts Movement in America.

Renwick Gallery
1984 Friends of the National Zoo Photography Contest
November 1, 1984 – November 30, 1984

See some 30 photographs by the winners of the Friends of the National Zoo1984 contest.

National Zoo
Comet Quest: The Search for Halley's Comet
November 1, 1984 – April 30, 1986

This small exhibition of 19th-century books, photographs, and illustrations complements the Planetarium program Comet Quest which looks at the lore and lure of comets from ancient times to the present -- including Halley's Comet, expected to be visible in 1985-86.

Air and Space Museum
Praise Poems: The Katherine White Collection
October 31, 1984 – February 24, 1985

View a major exhibition including 50 objects, primarily figural sculptures and masks from major cultural regions in West and Central Africa.

African Art Museum
Black Women: Achievements Against the Odds
October 21, 1984 – June 30, 1985

See photographs, artifacts, a slide show, and films that examine the contributions of 113 American black women in such areas as government, education, fine arts, civil rights, medicine, law, and industry.

Anacostia Community Museum
Baseball Immortals: Photographs of Charles Martin Conlan, 1905-1935
October 20, 1984 – May 27, 1985

Visit 60 black-and-white portraits of the sluggers, pitchers, managers, fielders, and umpires of baseball's golden age, the work of one of the most remarkable baseball photographers of his time.

Portrait Gallery
Autumn Colors
October 19, 1984 – December 14, 1984

View 25 screens, scrolls, lacquerware, and ceramics from the Kamakura and Edo periods that bring together the colors--sometimes bright, sometimes subtle--that Japanese artists have used to describe a variety of autumnal subjects.

Freer Gallery
Energy Awareness Week
October 19, 1984 – October 28, 1984

See some 20 mini-exhibits from government agencies and private entities on various aspects of energy.

Air and Space Museum
Objects of Adornment: 5,000 Years of Jewelry from Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore
October 16, 1984 – January 6, 1985

Enjoy 213 jewelry pieces ranging from simple stone amulets of the ancient Near East to the elaborate 20th-century creations of Lalique and Tiffany.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Stamp Collecting: King of Hobbies...Hobby of Kings
October 16, 1984 – January 31, 1985

In recognition of this popular hobby, this exhibition highlights four prominent philatelists's collections. 

American History Museum
Chicago Furniture: Art, Craft, and Industry, 1833-1983
October 12, 1984 – April 7, 1985

See 165 pieces of furniture and smaller decorative objects that document the contributions made by Chicago furniture designers and manufacturers to the artistic and cultural development of the U.S.

Renwick Gallery
Traditional Architecture of Saudi Arabia
October 10, 1984 – November 7, 1984

See 22 graphite drawings by Syrian architectural historian/artist Professor Wahbi Al-Hariri-Rifai that document diversity of architectural styles, building materials, and geographic regions in Saudi Arabia today.

Smithsonian Castle
European Roots of American Pharmacy (Squibb Collection)
October 10, 1984 – April 2, 1985

See prints, jars, and other objects from the Squibb collection of pharmaceutical artifacts, which was assembled in Germany during the early years of the 20th century. 

American History Museum
Food and Health
October 9, 1984 – January 31, 1985

View objects highlighting the development of the modern sciences of dietetics and nutrition. 

American History Museum
Werner Drewes, Sixty-Five Years of Printmaking
October 5, 1984 – December 24, 1984

See 110 woodcuts, intaglios, and lithographs drawn from NMAA's extensive holdings in an exhibition that celebrates the artist's 85th birthday.

American Art Museum
Content: A Contemporary Focus, 1974-1984
October 4, 1984 – January 6, 1985

The central theme of this major exhibition is the proposition that content--a work of art's meaning in broad social and cultural contexts--has emerged as a central issue of the last ten years, challenging stylistic innovation as the chief impulse in contemporary art.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Bats on Exhibit
October 1, 1984 – December 31, 2009

Hang out with some 15 bats of 3 species -- Big Fruit, Short-tailed, and Hammerhead -- in this recently opened exhibit.

National Zoo
John Olson: Concepts for Space
September 27, 1984 – January 2, 1985

View 21 watercolors by American artist/engineer John Olson, who works at Boeing to create concepts for future space stations, satellites, heavy launch vehicles, and other space craft.

Air and Space Museum