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Masterpieces of Chinese Painting
August 3, 1984 – February 3, 1985

View 30 important paintings--hanging scrolls, hand scrolls, album leaves--from the Sung (960-1279) through the Ch'ing (1644-1911) dynasties.

Freer Gallery
Running Fun (Campaign Humor)
August 2, 1984 – November 30, 1984

See examples of 19th- and 20th-century campaign humor, including political cartoons and campaign novelties marking the emergence of the donkey and the elephant as symbols of the Democratic and Republican parties.  

American History Museum
Smokey Bear's New Honey Tree
August 1, 1984 – August 31, 1984

Marvel at an automated honey- and berry-dispensing tree constructed to mark the 40th anniversary of Smokey's becoming the symbol for prevention of forest fires.

National Zoo
The Baltimore Clay Works
August 1, 1984 – September 3, 1984

Admire and purchase functional pottery created by 12 artists whose individual approaches produce works in a range of styles.

Renwick Gallery
Treasures from the Smithsonian
August 1, 1984 – September 30, 1984

These photo panels are an adaptation of an exhibition of Smithsonian artifacts on view at the Edinburgh Festival, Scotland.

Smithsonian Castle
Every Four Years (Summer Olympics)
August 1, 1984 – September 17, 1984

View memorabilia from several Olympic Games, including Bobby Morrow's 1956 Gold Medal for track (Melbourne); books, cards, and tickets from the first Summer Olympics held in the U.S. (St. Louis, 1904); and the only other Summer Olympic Games held in Los Angeles (1932). 

American History Museum
Fanfare, Part II
July 27, 1984 – January 6, 1985

See 29 fans in the second segment of a 3-part exhibition that are examples of neoclassic, brise, Empire, and Gothic Revival fans as well as lithographed fans, popular in the mid-19th century.

Renwick Gallery
Fantasy and Imagination: Sculpture by Eugenie Gershoy
July 27, 1984 – January 20, 1985

View 24 fanciful and whimsical works executed in dextrine, papier-mache, and ceramic, many incised and painted. Some were created in the 1930s, while others were produced as recently as 1979.

American Art Museum
Expendable Launch Vehicles
July 18, 1984 – May 15, 1997

Explore the role of the single-use launch vehicle in this exhibit of models and photographs, including the Ariane, an Atlas Centaur, and a Delta Rocket.

Air and Space Museum
One Hundred Years of Animal Health
July 17, 1984 – September 30, 1984

Mark the centennial of the 1884 founding of the USDA Bureau of Animal Industry.  

American History Museum
Gold in Miniature
July 13, 1984 – December 2, 1984

View a 4-inch gold pendant in the form of a mask, a fine example of the goldsmith's art from the Ivory Coast.

African Art Museum
Faris and Yamna Naff Family Arab-American Collection
July 13, 1984 – October 31, 1984

Some 40 objects and 30 photographs and documents in this recent acquisition illustrate the Arab-American experience.  

American History Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1984)
July 11, 1984 – October 7, 1984

See approximately 40 works of art, mostly prints and photographs, acquired during the past year.

Portrait Gallery
The Gentleman from Indiana: Booth Tarkington (1869-1946)
July 6, 1984 – February 10, 1985

Centered around NPG's recently acquired 1906 portrait of Tarkington by John White Alexander, this small exhibition explores the once immense popularity of the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Penrodand The Magnificent Ambersons.

Portrait Gallery
Jacksonville Bandstand
July 4, 1984 – January 18, 2010

See an original 19th-century bandstand, embellished with ornamental fretwork of metal and wood and painted in its original colors -- cream, red, and light green.

American History Museum
The Postal Service of the Confederate States
July 1, 1984 – December 31, 1987

Trace the development and demise of the Confederate postal service. 

American History Museum
Copley Portrait: Mrs. Humphrey Devereaux
July 1, 1984 – August 31, 1989

Painted in Boston in 1770, John Singleton Copley's Mrs. Humphrey Devereaux is on a 3-year loan from the National Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand.

American Art Museum
Southeastern Potteries
June 27, 1984 – August 19, 1984

This exhibition traces the evolution of contemporary approaches to pottery in the Southeast regions of the U.S.  

American History Museum
The Tibetan Yak in Art and Craft
June 23, 1984 – November 4, 1984

See 29 objects associated with the yak, a long-haired bovine that occupies an important position in Tibetan life. Included are items used in the preparation of yak-butter tea, a Tibetan staple, as well as an 18th-century painting of a yak by British artist George Stubbs.

Renwick Gallery
African Mankala
June 20, 1984 – October 7, 1984

See 27 sculptured gameboards and 11 related objects that depict the vital visual forms of Africa's popular game, mankala.

African Art Museum