S.S. Pussiewillow II by Rowland Emett as it appeared on display circa 1980 in the Flight in the Arts gallery at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. This indescribable kinetic work became a favorite of adults and children alike. The object was taken off display in 1990, but visitors with long memories still ask about it.

Read more about former art exhibits on our blog: http://blog.nasm.si.edu/exhibitions/the-museums-oasis-of-art/