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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
The Washington Bowl
April 7, 1983 – July 4, 1983

Admire and purchase bowls created of glass, clay, and turned wood by 10 artists from the Washington metropolitan area.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Acquisitions: Benin Bronzes
April 1, 1983 – October 9, 1983

View 2 outstanding examples of Benin court art.

African Art Museum
Monkey Island
April 1, 1983 – February 1, 2001

Visit Monkey Island - home for a small colony of Barbary macaques  (monkeys of Gibraltar and North Africa).

National Zoo
Germans to America: 300 Years of Immigration 1683-1983
March 23, 1983 – April 7, 1983

Examine the history and the reasons behind the immigration of the largest single nationality in the U.S. through some 50 panels of photographs.

Smithsonian Castle
Chinese Flower Paintings
March 18, 1983 – September 18, 1983

Visit some 40 scrolls and album leaves, dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries. Approximately one-half of the paintings are on exhibit for the first time.

Freer Gallery
Directions 1983
March 10, 1983 – May 15, 1983

This group exhibition of contemporary art, the third in the museum's "Directions" series, suggests certain concerns, or "directions," shared by artists using diverse styles or media.

Hirshhorn Museum
Japanese Screens .
March 1, 1983 – March 31, 1983

See 6 pairs of narrative screens, including those depicting The Tale of Genji and The Emperor Hsuan-tsung and His Consort. The screens date from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Freer Gallery
Japanese Ceramics from Past to Present
February 18, 1983 – February 12, 1984

Take in a brief overview of the history of Japanese ceramics with these 50 pieces, ranging from a Neolithic Jomon pot and Yayoi jar of the 1st century B.C. to several 20th-century works. Included are several recent acquisitions on exhibit for the first time.

Freer Gallery
D.C. Day Art Contest
February 15, 1983 – May 31, 1983

Air and Space Museum
Carnegie Mansion Embellishments
February 8, 1983 – May 1, 1983

View approximately 150 fanciful modifications of a line drawing of the south facade of the Carnegie Mansion, home of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Charles Lang Freer, the Man and His Gallery
February 1, 1983 – April 1, 1984

Follow the life, travels, and collection of Charles Lang Freer, using photographs and documents from the Freer Archives. 

Freer Gallery
Chinese Painting of the Wu and Che Schools
February 1, 1983 – March 15, 1983

View works representative of the mainstream of painting in the Ming dynasty during the 16th century. Both schools strongly influenced subsequent Chinese paintings. 

Freer Gallery
1983 Zoo Employee Art Show
February 1, 1983 – February 28, 1983

Animal-oriented art in various media is on display in this annual exhibition of works created by Zoo and FONZ employees.  

National Zoo
Sojourner Truth Doll
February 1, 1983 – February 28, 1983

View a porcelain doll, 17 inches long, a finely detailed figure of abolitionist Sojourner Truth made by San Francisco artist Cecilia Rothman.

Anacostia Community Museum
Designed for Theater
January 24, 1983 – August 7, 1983

Visit a theatre exhibition featuring stage designs, costumes, and theater architecture and decoration. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Tiffany Studios: Metalwork and Other Decorative Arts
January 18, 1983 – April 17, 1983

Admire approximately 75 works produced at the Tiffany Studios, highlighting Tiffany designs in bronze, silver, gold, enamel, copper, and other metals. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Synthetic Blues
January 7, 1983 – February 27, 1983

See a hand-built, colored porcelain bowl created by Curtis and Suzan Benzle of Cleveland. 

Renwick Gallery
Ohio Designer Craftsmen
January 6, 1983 – April 3, 1983

Admire and purchase decorative objects created by 26 artists; included are wood decoys, woven wire beads, enamel bowls and wall sculpture, glass scent bottles and paperweights, ceramic bowls, and gallery trays. 

Renwick Gallery
Teabowls for the New Year
January 1, 1983 – January 31, 1983

View 3 examples of Japanese ceramic bowls used at the first tea gathering of the New Year--an occasion of great auspiciousness for which the host chooses teabowls whose design conveys wishes for good fortune and longevity.

Freer Gallery