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Japanese Fans
April 6, 1984 – October 12, 1984

See 19 Japanese fans from the Freer collection in an exhibition planned to complement one of European fans at the Renwick Gallery. 

Freer Gallery
Special Installation: Glass
April 6, 1984 – September 3, 1984

See 6 pieces of contemporary glass from the permanent collection

Renwick Gallery
Northrop N-1M Flying Wing
April 5, 1984 – July 30, 1985

See the "flying wing," John K. Northrop's bright-yellow aircraft with its clean, simple design that epitomizes the technological developments that occurred during the "golden age of flight."

Air and Space Museum
Golden Age of Flight: Art Exhibition
April 5, 1984 – September 3, 1984

See thirty art works by young American artists, selected from contest entries.

Air and Space Museum
Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation Black Wings: The American Black in Aviation
April 1, 1984 – August 5, 1984

See an expanded version of the exhibition circulated by SITES, including among its additional artifacts photo murals and audio-visual programs, and the flight suit worn by black astronaut Guion Bluford during preparations for his 1983 space shuttle flight.

Anacostia Community Museum
Harvey K. Littleton: Glass Sculptures and Ceramics
March 30, 1984 – September 3, 1984

Trace Littleton's evolution from studio potter to an internationally respected glass artist, recognized as the "father" of the modern studio glass movement, with these 108 objects.

Renwick Gallery
Japanese Drawings
March 16, 1984 – January 31, 1985

View 35 brush-and-ink drawings by 19th-century Japanese artists.

Freer Gallery
Chinese Paintings
March 9, 1984 – July 31, 1984

See approximately 30 paintings spanning the Sung dynasty (960-1279) through the Ch'ing dynasty (1644-1912) and including 2 recently accessioned works by Tao-chi, a 17th-century painter with a wide reputation in the West.

Freer Gallery
The North Carolina Glass Community
March 8, 1984 – May 6, 1984

Admire and purchase works selected by noted glass artist Harvey Littleton, who has a studio in North Carolina. Both one-of- a-kind and production pieces of 12 craftsmen are included.   

Renwick Gallery
1983 Friends of the National Zoo Photography Contest
March 2, 1984 – March 30, 1984

See 34 photos of scenes shot at the Zoo in the FONZ annual competition.  

National Zoo
Embroidered Samplers from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection
February 21, 1984 – May 27, 1984

See nearly 200 examples of 17th-through-19th century embroidered samplers from around the world, from the Cooper-Hewitt collection.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
The Equestrian Image
February 17, 1984 – April 8, 1984

View a brass sculpture that served as a finial on a large iron staff, an emblem of leadership called a "sono" by the peoples of Guinea-Bissau in West Africa.

African Art Museum
Korean Influences in Japanese Ceramics
February 17, 1984 – November 11, 1984

Visit some 25 objects from the Freer's ceramics collection that examine the enduring appeal in Japan of Punch'ong ware--Korean ceramics introduced in the 16th century.

Freer Gallery
Fanfare, Part I
February 14, 1984 – July 8, 1984

See 31 examples from the 18th century, "the Golden Age of Fans," in the first of 3 consecutive installations. 

Renwick Gallery
Wood Carving from Zaire
February 1, 1984 – February 5, 1984

See a sculpture of a woman and child that is the only Yombe maternity figure of its kind in a public museum collection in the U.S.

African Art Museum
Netsuke: Japanese Design in Miniature
January 31, 1984 – April 8, 1984

See some 400 examples of  "netsuke"; miniature Japanese sculptures in ivory, wood, and other materials, worn from the 16th to mid-19th centuries.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Islamic Manuscript Illumination
January 27, 1984 – December 31, 1984

Admire the decoration of religious and secular manuscripts in 19 folios produced in Egypt, Iran, Afghanistan, and Uzbekistan between the 10th and 16th centuries.  

Freer Gallery
Flexible Medium: Art Fabric from the Museum Collection
January 20, 1984 – August 18, 1985

See some 30 works that demonstrate diverse approaches by American artists to the structure and surface embellishment of textiles. 

Renwick Gallery
Etchings by the Tiepolos
January 17, 1984 – April 22, 1984

See some 50 etchings by the Teipolos--Giovannia Battista, Domenico, and Lorenzo--all selected from the Cooper-Hewitt's comprehensive collection of the works of these 18th-century Italian artists. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
American Enterprise: 19th-Century Patent Models
January 17, 1984 – April 1, 1984

Marvel at more than 500 patent models for technological development as well as for the betterment of the quality of daily life--washing machines, heating stoves, and folding furniture, for example. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum