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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
The Art of Robert McCall
September 26, 1984 – August 5, 1985

View a major retrospective of Robert McCall highlighting his visionary paintings of cities of the future, his work on the movies 2001, The Black Hole, and Star Trek: The Motion Picture, and his career illustrating books and magazines.

Air and Space Museum
Women in the Navy
September 14, 1984 – November 15, 1984

Several articles of military dress, accompanied by photographs, portray the evolution of the role of women in the Navy. 

American History Museum
The Americanization of California Missions: George Sims Collection
September 14, 1984 – November 6, 1984

Some 15 objects and illustrations tracing the California Missions from their origins as Christian missions and colonial posts to modern symbols of history and romance.

American History Museum
European Modernism: Selections from the Museum's Collection
September 13, 1984 – January 13, 1985

Some 75 examples of European modernist paintings and sculptures from the permanent collection survey major movements from 1915 through the 1960s. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Eleanor Roosevelt: First Person Singular
September 13, 1984 – May 5, 1985

Commemorating the centennial of Eleanor Roosevelt's birth, the public and private aspects of her life are seen through over 100 objects, including photographs, memorabilia, and excerpts from radio and filmed interviews with the "First Lady of the World." 

American History Museum
Thirty Years of Scientific Illustrations Drawn in the Museum of Natural History
September 7, 1984 – November 4, 1984

Visit a selection of 80 works created by Carolyn Bartlett Gast, an illustrator in the NMNH Dept. of Invertebrate Zoology. 

Natural History Museum
American Politics and the Presidency
September 7, 1984 – November 4, 1984

Admire and purchase mostly one-of-a-kind objects, conveying some 20 artists' conceptions of past, present, and future politics, as well as presidents both real and imagined.

Renwick Gallery
Golden Lion Tamarin Project
September 1, 1984 – November 30, 1984

See photographs, text, and objects used by field biologists who are captive rearing this endangered species and re-introducing it to Brazil's tropical rain forests.

National Zoo
The Mackay Emerald
September 1, 1984 – January 30, 1995

A 168-carat egg-shaped, flat emerald--believed to be the largest fine emerald ever to go on public exhibition--has been donated to NMNH.

Natural History Museum