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Vertical Flight
July 1, 1976 – 1994

Visit helicopters, autogiros, and special vehicles in this gallery.

Air and Space Museum
Rocketry and Space Flight
July 1, 1976 – February 16, 2008

Explore two key technologies that have made spaceflight possible: rockets and space suits.

Air and Space Museum
General Aviation
July 1, 1976 – 1983

Examine private, non-commercial airline and non-military flight used to transport people, products, and services in the United States.

Air and Space Museum
Exhibition Flight
July 1, 1976 – 1980

Explore barnstorming, aerobatics, air racing, and air shows that are used to entertain the public, introduce and popularize flying, and accelerate the technical development of aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
Life in the Universe
July 1, 1976 – 1979

Explore the universe, its makeup, and its possible habitation.

Air and Space Museum
Flight Testing
July 1, 1976 – 1995

Trace the history of flight research, research aircraft, and the test pilot.

Air and Space Museum
Satellites (and Sounding Rockets)
July 1, 1976 – 1985

Explore satellites and sounding rockets used for research, exploration, and service to society in this exhibit.

Air and Space Museum
Benefits from Flight
July 1, 1976 – 1982

Explore the many roles that air and space flight have played in the 7 decades since Kitty Hawk and the social consequences of air and space technology.

Air and Space Museum
Balloons and Airships
July 1, 1976 – 1990

Follow the history of lighter-than-air flight.

Air and Space Museum
Air Transportation
July 1, 1976 – January 9, 2006

Follow the evolution of air transportation of people, mail, and cargo in this exhibit of early aircraft.

Air and Space Museum
The Sources of Country Music
June 29, 1976 – September 6, 1976

See a mural completed by Thomas Hart Benton just before his death in 1975, as well as 27 sketches and studies in pencil, ink and oil made by the artist in conjunction with the mural. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Robert Rauschenberg: Stoned Moon Series
June 29, 1976 – September 6, 1976

In conjunction with the opening of the National Air and Space Museum, see a group of 29 lithographs by the artist. They were created after he watched the launching of Apollo 11 in 1969. The Series' title makes reference to stones used in the lithographic process. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Homage to Joan Prats
June 29, 1976 – September 6, 1976

See 11 prints by 8 artists, including Calder and Miro, in tribute to their friend, Joan Prats, a Barcelona hatmaker whose shop was a gathering place for artists and critics until his death in 1970.

Hirshhorn Museum
Treasures of London
June 26, 1976 – July 18, 1976

See outstanding examples of 500 years of British silver work, including modern jewelry and pieces.

Smithsonian Castle
Keep the Last Bullet for Yourself: The Fight at Little Big Horn
June 25, 1976 – October 21, 1976

Commemorating the 100th anniversary of Custer's Last Stand at Little Big Horn, see his Army Orders--never before exhibited--his buckskin coat and pants, a battle flag, rifles, maps, photographs, an Indian pictograph and 22 drawings by Red Horse, a participant in the battle.

Portrait Gallery
Portrait Miniatures from Private Collections
June 25, 1976 – January 9, 1976

Trace the evolution of the American portrait miniature from Colonial times to that of the Civil War in these 125 works.

American Art Museum
1876: American Art of the Centennial
May 28, 1976 – November 28, 1976

The majority of the 25 paintings and 5 pieces of sculpture in this exhibition were shown in the American gallery at the Philadelphia Centennial of 1876.

American Art Museum
The Golden Door: Artist-Immigrants of America, 1876-1976
May 20, 1976 – October 20, 1976

Visit 204 works by 67 foreign-born painters, sculptors, architects and photographers celebrating the fact that in the past century, the U.S. offered sanctuary to the world's immigrants and refugees, and that, in turn, the artist-immigrants made major contributions to our cultural heritage. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Portrait of Sarah Porter
May 17, 1976 – June 15, 1976

View a portrait of the founder of Miss Porter's School.

Portrait Gallery
The Pelzman Memorial Glockenspiel
May 16, 1976 – December 31, 1980

Delight in a glockenspiel featuring animated animals and music hourly.

National Zoo