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IRAS: A Telescope in a Bottle
January 1, 1987 – October 1, 1997

See a full-scale replica of an Infrared Astronomical Satellite (IRAS), a space-based telescope that detects infrared or heat radiation from distant objects in the cosmos.

Air and Space Museum
1986 Trees of Christmas
December 19, 1986 – January 9, 1987

Featured this year are 13 spruce and fir trees, ranging from 6 to 12 feet in height, decorated with handcrafted ornaments made by groups and individuals from around the country. 

American History Museum
North American (Indian) Images, 1870-1910
December 15, 1986 – May 25, 2004

On view are 18 photographs, plus maps, depicting North American Indian life. 

Natural History Museum
Christmas Tree Decorated by Associates in 1986
December 7, 1986 – January 5, 1987

See holiday decorations in the Great Hall including the Christmas tree decorated with handcrafted ornaments made locally, and collected from the U.S. and abroad.

Smithsonian Castle
Recent Acquisition
December 1, 1986 – December 31, 1986

See Opalescent Red Crown by Harvey Littleton.

American Art Museum
Recollections: A Decade of Collecting
November 25, 1986 – March 1, 1987

Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Cooper-Hewitt in the Andrew Carnegie Mansion, by looking back on a decade of activity and exploration since opening its doors as the Smithsonian Institution's national museum of design.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Perspective: The Illusion of Space
November 25, 1986 – March 1, 1987

In an exhibition that relates philosophically to the Cooper-Hewitt's 10th anniversary, consider the ways artists and designers use the rules of perspective to create an illusion of space in a 2-dimensional work.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Engines of Change: American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860
November 21, 1986 – June 12, 2006

With more than 250 original artifacts, this major exhibition brings to life the American Industrial Revolution.

American History Museum
State of the Universe
November 20, 1986 – January 1, 1989

See 6 paintings by contemporary artist Andreas Nottebohm exhibited in conjunction with the Albert Einstein Planetarium show, State of the Universe.

Air and Space Museum
Recent Acquisitions: 1983-1986
November 17, 1986 – March 1, 1987

On view are works--mostly contemporary--in various media acquired by the museum since 1983.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Near Eastern Art
November 15, 1986 – September 5, 1988

See paintings and objects in silver, wood, ivory, jade, brass, steel, ceramic, and glass from North Africa, Egypt, Syria, Iraq, Iran, India, and Turkey.

Freer Gallery
For Love of Nature: Brazilian Flora and Fauna (Demonte Watercolors)
November 14, 1986 – January 4, 1987

See watercolors of the flora and fauna of Brazil by the Demonte family of Rio de Janeiro. 

Natural History Museum
Berlin 1900-1933: Architecture and Design
November 4, 1986 – January 25, 1987

Consider the importance of Berlin as an international cultural center during the first third of the 20th century through over 300 objects, including architectural drawings and models, furniture, technical and industrial products, decorative arts, books, posters, advertisements, and vintage photographs.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
American Painting
November 3, 1986 – September 5, 1988

See 17 paintings by Whistler, Tryon, Dewing, and Sargent.

Freer Gallery
Recent Acquisition
November 2, 1986 – November 30, 1986

Admire Morning Glory, a sculpture by Joel Tanner Hart.

American Art Museum
Northwest Coast Indian Masks
November 1, 1986 – May 25, 2004

Displayed are 16 masks carved by Pacific Northwest Indians, once worn by shamans and other dancers. 

Natural History Museum
South and Southeast Asian Art
November 1, 1986 – September 5, 1988

View 11 sculptures in stone and bronze and 5 paintings representing Buddhist and Hindu gods.

Freer Gallery
Tracking and Data Relay Satellite (TDRS)
November 1, 1986 – May 15, 1997

See a full-scale model of this state-of-the-art tracking satellite, which has provided support to the space shuttle, Spacelab, and Landsat.

Air and Space Museum
Which Side Are You On?: Organized Labor History in America
October 24, 1986 – August 10, 1987

View artifacts highlighting the history of the labor movement in America, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the American Federation of Labor (AFL).

American History Museum
James Rosenquist: Paintings, 1961-1986
October 23, 1986 – January 11, 1987

Rosenquist's works are large in scale and precise in technique, bringing together familiar images removed from their normal contexts to provide a commentary on contemporary American culture. These 45 paintings were executed from 1961 to 1985.

American Art Museum

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