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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
Colorful Kite Tales
June 21, 1983 – September 19, 1983

See photographs and drawings that illustrate 15 kite stories.

Air and Space Museum
Stars
June 9, 1983 – October 1, 1997

Visit a gallery that demonstrates what we have learned about radiant energy from the sun and other stars through the use of space astronomy satellites.

Air and Space Museum
African Art in Color
May 18, 1983 – October 16, 1983

See 67 objects that explore polychromy in traditional African art.

African Art Museum
From the Earth: African Ceramic Art
May 18, 1983 – October 9, 1983

View 84 objects made from clay, representing the ceramic art styles of 28 cultures from 19 African nations.

African Art Museum
Urban Documents: 20th-Century American Prints
May 10, 1983 – September 4, 1983

See 75 architectural prints by 35 artists that represent a range of perception and scope.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
American Artists and their Craft
May 6, 1983 – October 30, 1983

Admire a changing exhibition of the work of American artists and craftmen. 

Renwick Gallery
Canes and Walking Sticks
May 3, 1983 – July 24, 1983

See some 200 canes and sticks that survey the range of design and materials used in fashioning these accessories.  

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Portraits in Black: Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin
April 17, 1983 – August 21, 1983

See 36 portraits, as well as biographical information and memorabilia, of blacks who made significant contributions in the fields of civil rights, law, education, medicine, the military, and the arts.

Anacostia Community Museum
Pre-Islamic Metalwork from the Near East
April 16, 1983 – April 15, 1984

View 24 objects in silver, gold, and bronze, made in Iran and Egypt, from the 4th century B.C. to the 6th century A.D., including Sassanian Iran (224-651) and 9 gold objects from Egypt. 

Freer Gallery
Faberge: Jeweler to Royalty
April 15, 1983 – July 10, 1983

See more than 200 works by Peter Carl Faberge, Russian master jeweler, including hardstone carvings of animals; flower studies in gold, enamel, and rock crystal; table top accessories ranging from letter openers to miniature picture frames; and Easter eggs exchanged among members of the Russian royal family.  

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum