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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
Aviation Anniversaries: 1934, The Watershed Year in Air Transportation
September 1, 1984 – January 15, 1985

Examine models of a Sikorsky S-42 and a Douglas DC-2, aircraft considered to be far superior to their antecedents.

Air and Space Museum
Patterns and Forms in African Art
August 20, 1984 – September 16, 1984

See some 30 works examining pattern and form in four sections: body painting and body scarification; "Decorated Form," illustrating the way in which African artists shape household objects; ritual uses and qualities; and pattern in textiles.

African Art Museum
August 14, 1984 – November 4, 1984

View a selection of historic and contemporary silk, linen, and wool fabrics in damask weave.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Treasures from the Shanghai Museum: 6,000 Years of Chinese Art
August 11, 1984 – November 30, 1984

This exhibition spans Chinese art history from prehistoric to modern times. All 232 masterpieces, never before seen in the Western world, are from the Shanghai Museum.  

Natural History Museum
American History As Seen from the Museum of American History
August 10, 1984 – February 5, 1985

See photographs taken by SI photographers, showing events in and around the museum, including the Redskins parade, Bicentennial events, protests and rallies, and the parade honoring the hostages upon their return from Iran. 

American History Museum
Design in the Service of Tea
August 8, 1984 – October 28, 1984

Appreciate more than 200 examples of tea-related designs--teapots, hot water urns, sugar bowls, caddies, spoons, infusers, and cream jugs--as well as furniture and graphics, that provide a chronological and thematic overview of the impact of tea drinking on design.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future
August 7, 1984 – September 30, 1984

See more than 300 objects--toys, models, posters, photographs, costumes, advertisements, drawings--created by artists, engineers, inventors, film makers, and other visionaries of the last 100 years. 

American History Museum
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

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