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Carnegie's Libraries: A Sesquicentennial Celebration
June 11, 1985 – September 5, 1985

Focus on the architectural impact of one of Andrew Carnegie's most significant philanthropies, the funding and construction of more than 2,500 free public libraries throughout the world,

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisitions (1985-86)
June 8, 1985 – February 24, 1986

See a sampling of the portraiture of influential Americans past and present recently acquired by NPG for the permanent collection.

Portrait Gallery
Panorama of India
June 7, 1985 – September 30, 1985

See books and a manuscript documenting early European voyages and travels to India, accounts of British officials who served in India, and the influence of Indian art motifs on British designs and tastes.  

American History Museum
Representation Abroad
June 5, 1985 – September 2, 1985

Representational art outside of, or not strictly related to, the current Neo-Expressionist movement is featured in this exhibition of 147 works including paintings, drawings, and sculptures by 16 artists working in Europe. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Wine: Celebration and Ceremony
June 4, 1985 – October 13, 1985

See more than 350 objects in a major exhibition that documents the impact of wine on the history of design.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Images of India: Photographs by Raja Lala Deen Dayal
June 4, 1985 – October 31, 1985

Visit some 20 late-19th-century photographs of the British Raj by the Indian photographer Lala Deen Dayal, portraying architecture and people of the period. 

Natural History Museum
Rosalind Solomon: India
June 4, 1985 – September 2, 1985

See some 40 photographs taken primarily at festivals in India by American photographer Rosalind Solomon from 1981 to 1984 while a Senior Research Fellow with the American Institute of Indian Studies. 

Natural History Museum
Aditi: A Celebration of Life
June 4, 1985 – July 28, 1985

This exhibition features more than 1,500 objects is complemented by some 40 performing artists, craftspeople and performers. 

Natural History Museum
Animals Native to India
June 1, 1985 – August 31, 1985

See animals from India throughout the zoo: Indian sarus, Indian elephant, Bengal tigers, leopards, Indian spot-bill duck, red (lesser) pandas, bintarong, sloth bears, lion-tailed macaque, Eld's deer, and hoopoe bird.

National Zoo
The Riza-i Abbasi Album (Masterpieces of Iranian Drawing)
June 1, 1985 – September 2, 1985

View 27 drawings, many of them signed and dated by or attributable to Riza-i Abbasi (also known as Aga Riza), acknowledged by art historians to have been among the greatest artists of Iran's Safavid empire (1502-1736).

Freer Gallery
1985 Discover Graphics
June 1, 1985 – July 30, 1985

See some 45 etchings in a juried exhibition of works by promising young art students who have participated in the 1985 Discover Graphics training program. 

American History Museum
Fossil Mammals: Mammals in the Limelight
May 30, 1985 – April 27, 2014

This exhibition focuses on the spectacular evolution of mammals as the dominant class of vertebrates following the extinction of the dinosaurs some 65 million years ago.

Natural History Museum
Preview of Permanent Invertebrate Exhibition
May 23, 1985 – October 30, 1985

Visit 7 displays, each featuring a different type of creature.

National Zoo
Timeless Sources: Rare Books in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum
May 21, 1985 – October 6, 1985

View selected volumes of illustrated rare books on design, chosen from the Cooper-Hewitt collection of more than 3,000 volumes dating from the 16th through the 20th centuries.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Chicago Furniture: Art, Craft and Industry, 1833-1983
May 21, 1985 – August 25, 1985

Examine 165 pieces of furniture and decorative objects in a survey of the major trends and innovations of furniture design and manufacture in Chicago.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Recent Acquisitions: Prints, Drawings and Watercolors
May 17, 1985 – December 8, 1985

Discover 49 works on paper that illustrate the range and depth of recent additions to the NMAA collection.

American Art Museum
Celestial Images: Astronomical Charts, 1500-1900
May 16, 1985 – August 23, 1985

See some 30 objects, including the planispheres of Albrecht Durer, an Islamic celestial globe, and constellation figures from five of the finest celestial atlases.  

American History Museum
The Arts of South Asia
May 15, 1985 – December 1, 1985

See some 70 objects, ranging in date from the 2nd century B.C. through the 18th century, that offer a complete survey of the Freer's painting, sculpture, and decorative art from the Indian subcontinent.

Freer Gallery
Duala Cameroon Boat
May 10, 1985 – June 20, 1985

See a dugout canoe model made by the Duala people of the Cameroon's coastal forests used for sea fishing.

African Art Museum
China Decorating in America
May 10, 1985 – July 30, 1985

This exhibition highlights women china painters and the emergence of china decorating as a hobby and a business.  

American History Museum

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