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The Amsterdam School: Dutch Expressionist Architecture, 1915-1930
November 1, 1983 – February 5, 1984

Visit more than 100 architectural drawings and a small selection of furniture and photographs in an exhibition that marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Michel de Klerk, foremost Dutch architectural draftsman of the 20th century and central figure of the Amsterdam School.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Art of the European Goldsmith: Silver from the Schroder Collection
November 1, 1983 – January 22, 1984

Visit 79 silver and silver-gilt objects from the notable collection of the Schroder family of Great Britain. Most of the pieces are from the Renaissance and Mannerist periods and include ceremonial and display plates (cups, trays, bowls, platters, and ecclesiastical vessels). 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Lafayette Square 1963-83: Architecture, Preservation & the Presidency
October 21, 1983 – January 15, 1984

Trace President John F. Kennedy's intervention to preserve the historic character of the square opposite the White House. The evolution of architect John Carl Warnecke's design is documented as well as the project's influence on architecture that combines old buildings with new construction. 

Renwick Gallery
Selections from the First Annual Washington Craft Show
October 6, 1983 – January 2, 1984

Admire and purchase works created by 18 artists who work in ceramics, fiber, glass, leather, metal, paper, and wood. 

Renwick Gallery
German-American Aerospace Heritage
October 6, 1983 – April 12, 1984

View photographs and career highlights about German-Americans such as Werner von Braun, Eddie Rickenbacker, Edward Heinemann, Grover Loening, William Boeing, and Hans von Ohain.

Air and Space Museum
The Ramayana
October 1, 1983 – April 15, 1984

See 24 paintings from a 16th-century Indian manuscript that tell the story of Rama, the Hindu god-man. Accompanying the paintings are 7 sculptural interpretations.  

Freer Gallery
Studies in Connoisseurship, 1923-1983
September 23, 1983 – February 29, 1984

Learn how continuing scholarly investigation of works in the collections of Asian and turn-of-the-century American art has changed the understanding of 60 representative objects collected by gallery founder Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919). 

Freer Gallery
Winston S. Churchill: Painting as a Pastime
September 21, 1983 – November 2, 1983

View 50 paintings by the renowned statesman and honorary American citizen that make up a virtual diary of his private life after 1915, including landscapes from his home and travels and portraits of his family and friends.

Smithsonian Castle
Contemporary Continuous Pattern
September 20, 1983 – January 15, 1984

Admire more than 20 floor-to-ceiling panels of printed and hand-painted fabrics, wallcoverings, and woven fabrics and 21 design drawings in an exhibition of continuous pattern in contemporary styles. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall
September 18, 1983 – March 4, 1984

See 84 works--silkscreen prints, drawings, and acrylic paintings--by 2 Washington, D.C., artists, showing their progression from posterists to master printmaker and miniaturist, respectively.

Anacostia Community Museum
Clay for Walls: Surface Reliefs by American Artists
September 16, 1983 – June 17, 1984

View 39 works by 20 contemporary artists who create decorative or sculptural ceramic wall reliefs.  

Renwick Gallery
At Home in the Sky: Aviation Art of Frank Wootton
September 15, 1983 – August 26, 1984

See a retrospective including 57 paintings and sketches of civil and military aircraft, landscapes, and equestrian subjects by Frank Wootton, considered the foremost aviation artist today.

Air and Space Museum
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School
August 30, 1983 – December 31, 1983

See how Wright worked and how his style developed during the first 40 years of his long and productive career in these original drawings, related prints, photographs, and objects. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
A Penny Saved: Architecture in Cast Iron Toy Banks
August 2, 1983 – October 23, 1983

Take in nearly 100 examples of toy banks in architectural shapes, most fashioned by American craftsmen between 1870 and 1940. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
M*A*S*H: Binding Up the Wounds
July 30, 1983 – February 3, 1985

Sets from the television program known as the Operating Room and "the Swamp." Props and memorabilia from the program are supplemented by fan letters.

American History Museum
Photography and Architecture: 1839-1939
July 26, 1983 – October 16, 1983

View more than 170 photographs that chronicle aspects of the history of architecture through photography, and, conversely, the history of photography as shown in architectural records.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Scandinavian Modern 1880-1980
July 8, 1983 – October 10, 1983

Document the history of Scandinavian design during the last century with more than 330 works--furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, and textiles--from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

Renwick Gallery
Crafts from Maine
July 7, 1983 – October 2, 1983

Admire and purchase jewelry, utilitarian ceramics, and textiles. 

Renwick Gallery
Japanese Portraiture
July 2, 1983 – April 1, 1984

Visit a selection of 18 portraits and imaginary portraits by Japanese painters of the 13th to 19th centuries. 

Freer Gallery
Japanese Porcelain
July 2, 1983 – March 11, 1984

See 33 examples of white ceramics, reserved for summer use, that were produced at Arita, Japan's great porcelain center from the 17th through the 19th century.

Freer Gallery