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Prize-winning Race Car Driven by Richard Petty
July 3, 1985 – February 6, 1996

This 1984 Pontiac, in which Petty won his 200th race, is a recent gift to the MAH Division of Transportation from its owner Mike Curb. 

American History Museum
Reptiles from India
July 1, 1985 – August 31, 1985

See the Tokay gecko, gharial, king cobra, Indian pond turtle, Indian rat snake, purple-spotted pit viper, leopard gecko, star tortoise, Indian python, sand boas, and Indian cobras.

National Zoo
Benjamin Franklin and the Colonial Posts
July 1, 1985 – December 3, 1985

See 13 examples documenting Benjamin Franklin's career as Postmaster General of Philadelphia, and later as Deputy Postmaster of North America, and his influences in improving mail schedules and mail service.  

American History Museum
Living Marine Ecosystems: The Maine Coast
June 28, 1985 – October 3, 1999

The North Atlantic counterpart to the popular Living Coral Reef exhibition displays the varied plant and animal life of the rocky shoreline, the mud flats, the salt marshes, and the intertidal waters of Maine. 

Natural History Museum
Space Tools
June 21, 1985 – November 30, 1985

Visit a small exhibition featuring tools used in space missions.

Air and Space Museum
The Martha Jackson Memorial Collection
June 21, 1985 – September 15, 1985

Discover 66 works selected from the 127 paintings, sculptures and works on paper given to NMAA by David Anderson in honor of his mother, Martha Jackson, who was best-known for encouraging abstract expressionist artists.

American Art Museum
Gifts of Mother Earth: Ceramics in the Zuni Tradition
June 14, 1985 – October 31, 1986

See some 85 examples of traditional Zuni pottery selected primarily from the Stevenson Collection of NMNH.  

Natural History Museum
Pilgrim William Bradford's Silver Wine Cup
June 14, 1985 – June 1, 1988

A rare 350-year-old wine cup once owned by William Bradford has been acquired jointly by the Smithsonian Institution and the Pilgrim Society of Plymouth, Mass.

American History Museum
The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers
June 12, 1985 – January 5, 1986

Celebrate the creativity of this German-born emigre with 106 works divided almost equally between her textiles and works on paper.

Renwick Gallery
Carnegie's Libraries: A Sesquicentennial Celebration
June 11, 1985 – September 5, 1985

Focus on the architectural impact of one of Andrew Carnegie's most significant philanthropies, the funding and construction of more than 2,500 free public libraries throughout the world,

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1985-86)
June 8, 1985 – February 24, 1986

See a sampling of the portraiture of influential Americans past and present recently acquired by NPG for the permanent collection.

Portrait Gallery
Panorama of India
June 7, 1985 – September 30, 1985

See books and a manuscript documenting early European voyages and travels to India, accounts of British officials who served in India, and the influence of Indian art motifs on British designs and tastes.  

American History Museum
Representation Abroad
June 5, 1985 – September 2, 1985

Representational art outside of, or not strictly related to, the current Neo-Expressionist movement is featured in this exhibition of 147 works including paintings, drawings, and sculptures by 16 artists working in Europe. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Wine: Celebration and Ceremony
June 4, 1985 – October 13, 1985

See more than 350 objects in a major exhibition that documents the impact of wine on the history of design.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Images of India: Photographs by Raja Lala Deen Dayal
June 4, 1985 – October 31, 1985

Visit some 20 late-19th-century photographs of the British Raj by the Indian photographer Lala Deen Dayal, portraying architecture and people of the period. 

Natural History Museum
Rosalind Solomon: India
June 4, 1985 – September 2, 1985

See some 40 photographs taken primarily at festivals in India by American photographer Rosalind Solomon from 1981 to 1984 while a Senior Research Fellow with the American Institute of Indian Studies. 

Natural History Museum
Aditi: A Celebration of Life
June 4, 1985 – July 28, 1985

This exhibition features more than 1,500 objects is complemented by some 40 performing artists, craftspeople and performers. 

Natural History Museum
Animals Native to India
June 1, 1985 – August 31, 1985

See animals from India throughout the zoo: Indian sarus, Indian elephant, Bengal tigers, leopards, Indian spot-bill duck, red (lesser) pandas, bintarong, sloth bears, lion-tailed macaque, Eld's deer, and hoopoe bird.

National Zoo
The Riza-i Abbasi Album (Masterpieces of Iranian Drawing)
June 1, 1985 – September 2, 1985

View 27 drawings, many of them signed and dated by or attributable to Riza-i Abbasi (also known as Aga Riza), acknowledged by art historians to have been among the greatest artists of Iran's Safavid empire (1502-1736).

Freer Gallery
1985 Discover Graphics
June 1, 1985 – July 30, 1985

See some 45 etchings in a juried exhibition of works by promising young art students who have participated in the 1985 Discover Graphics training program. 

American History Museum

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