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Nota Bene (Annotated Books for the Dibner Library 10th Anniversary)
October 1, 1986 – December 31, 1986

This exhibition takes it's name from the annotator's practice of writing "NB" or "nota bene" (Latin for "note well") in the margins of books.

American History Museum
Milestones: 50 Years of Goods and Services
September 23, 1986 – January 4, 1987

Investigate 50 important categories of consumer products and services introduced during the past half century, selected to indicate their impact on society, including items for health and medication, leisure and entertainment, fashion and personal care, and others.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Lunda Hoyle Gill: Oil Paintings of the People of China
September 19, 1986 – November 9, 1986

See 50 portraits and sketches of ethnic minorities in the People's Republic of China, by the California-born artist.  

Natural History Museum
100th Anniversary of Count Gianni Caproni
September 12, 1986 – August 10, 1987

Commemorate the birth of this leader in Italian aviation, who designed Italy's 1st successful aircraft, and see his 1911 wood-and-fabric monoplane, the Caproni CA-9, used in Italy for passenger and military transport.

Air and Space Museum
Unknown Territory: Photography by Ray Metzker
September 12, 1986 – November 23, 1986

View 190 photographs in a retrospective exhibition that chronicles Metzker's art over the past 25 years.

American Art Museum
Ariane and Arianespace: International Launch Resources
September 8, 1986 – May 15, 1997

See a model of the European Space Agency's Ariane rocket, an expendable launch vehicle that has placed into orbit satellites for weather, observation, communications, and space science.

Air and Space Museum
Hollywood: Legend and Reality
September 5, 1986 – October 12, 1986

Explore the development of the motion picture industry in Hollywood and the impact of movies on American culture represented by props, costumes, and artifacts from well-known movies, artists and photographers.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Still Lifes by Henry Lee McFee
September 5, 1986 – December 7, 1986

See approximately 28 paintings and one drawing by Henry Lee McFee (1886-1953)

American Art Museum
The Consumer Movement in America: Citizen Action in the Marketplace
September 5, 1986 – August 16, 1987

This exhibit focuses on consumer protests and the development of consumer unions. 

American History Museum
September 1, 1986 – July 1, 1987

Discover the reasons so many animals are endangered in this 6-part interactive exhibition located at different places throughout the Zoo.

National Zoo
Naval Aviation Art
August 29, 1986 – Closed

Observe 16 works commemorating the 75-year history of naval aviation.

Organized by the U.S. Naval Institute, Annapolis, Maryland.

Air and Space Museum
All in a Day's Work
August 23, 1986 – October 1, 1986

View photographs depicting the daily work of postal inspectors. 

American History Museum
A Century of Museum Collecting
August 23, 1986 – October 1, 1986

The centennial of the Smithsonian's National Philatelic Collection is commemorated in a small exhibit including some of its earliest collected artifacts. 

American History Museum
A Century of Organized Philately
August 23, 1986 – October 1, 1986

This small exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the American Philatelic Society, America's largest and oldest philatelic organization.

American History Museum
August 23, 1986 – October 1, 1986

View artifacts of evidence used to solve "mail crimes" by the postal inspection service. 

American History Museum
The Year in Photographs: As Seen from the National Museum of American History
August 20, 1986 – February 16, 1987

View a selection of photographs of events in and around Washington from April 1985 to March 1986.

American History Museum
Newcomb Pottery: An Enterprise for Southern Women
August 19, 1986 – October 19, 1986

See ceramic objects produced at Newcomb College, Tulane University, one of the important centers of the Arts and Crafts Movement in the U.S. and the only major pottery center in the South.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
New and Different: Home Interiors in 18th-Century America
August 19, 1986 – August 31, 1987

See some 60 objects including tables, chairs, desks, and other pieces of furniture, silver, ceramics, textiles, wallpaper, and other examples of decorative arts. 

American History Museum
Antarctic Summer: Watercolors by Lucia de Leiris
August 8, 1986 – November 30, 1986

View 38 watercolors by Lucia de Leiris, who recently spent four months at the continent's Palmer Scientific Station in order to illustrate a book on the natural history of the Antarctic peninsula. 

Natural History Museum
Doris M. Magowan Gallery of Portrait Miniatures
August 8, 1986 – February 28, 1987

Be charmed by 100 examples of miniatures, first popular during the Renaissance, which were created as a symbol of a personal bond between the subject of the painting and its owner.

American Art Museum

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