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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
Selections from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest
August 7, 1986 – November 16, 1986

See some 80 paintings and sculptures of the most important works selected from the approximately 5,300 works bequeathed in 1981 by the museum's founding donor. 

Hirshhorn Museum
25 Years of National Poison Prevention Week
August 5, 1986 – August 18, 1986

See 25 posters originally prepared for the annual campaigns of National Poison Prevention Week.  

American History Museum
August 1, 1986 – October 5, 1986

Admire and purchase a range of objects from functional to sculptural, including boxes with inlaid stones, mirrors, paperweights, candlesticks, vases, and cups.

Renwick Gallery
Chinese and Korean Ceramics
August 1, 1986 – March 15, 1987

See 18 works ranging from the late 13th to early the 12th centuries B.C. to the late 15th to the early 16th centuries A.D.

Freer Gallery
Recent Acquisitions
August 1, 1986 – September 30, 1986

View Dabrowsky V by Jacob Kainen and Black and White Tipped Flower by James Surls, two works presented in July to NMAA in honor of Mrs. Adelyn Breeskin's 90th birthday.

American Art Museum
Recent Acquisitions
August 1, 1986 – September 1, 1986

See 9 collages and box constructions by Joseph Cornell selected from 119 of his works recently given to the Joseph Cornell Study Center at NMAA.

American Art Museum
Indian Shawls in America
August 1, 1986 – May 31, 1988

Trace the popular history of shawls--from its beginning in India to its fashion success in America in the 18th century. 

American History Museum
Beguiling the Babies: Photographing Children in the 19th Century
July 31, 1986 – August 1, 1987

This exhibition shows the evolution of photographic portraits of children from the early days of photography to the turn of the century. 

American History Museum
From Concept to Context: Approaches to Asian and Islamic Calligraphy
July 29, 1986 – January 31, 1987

View 55 works from the Freer collection that examine calligraphy in the art objects of 3 cultures.

Freer Gallery
Recent Acquisitions (1986-87)
July 19, 1986 – February 1, 1987

Admire a selection of portraits acquired by NPG during 1985 and 1986, including a bronze likeness of Princess Grace by sculptor Kees Verkade.

Portrait Gallery
The Hospital in Service of the City
July 18, 1986 – October 31, 1986

See photos and documents commemorating the people, service, and facilities of New York's Bellevue Hospital, in continuous operation for over 250 years.  

American History Museum

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