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Holiday Tree for the Birds
December 13, 1982 – January 2, 1983

Enjoy a large evergreen, bedecked with lights, seed ornaments, and other treats for birds by Friends of the National Zoo, that is an annual holiday attraction for Zoo visitors, both feathered and non-feathered.   

National Zoo
Needlework by Ethel Mohamed
December 3, 1982 – January 2, 1983

Enjoy an elaborately stitched scene by Ethel Mohamed of Belzoni, Mississippi, entitled Me at the Renwick, a reference to the Gallery's 1976 exhibition of her colorful, storytelling needlework pictures. 

Renwick Gallery
The Artist and the Space Shuttle
December 1, 1982 – September 5, 1983

Witness the artist's take on the development of the Space Shuttle since early tests in 1977 to the first launch in 1981.

Air and Space Museum
Threads: 7 American Artists and Their Miniature Textile Pictures
November 25, 1982 – May 8, 1983

View 26 works conceived on a small scale which use the smallest component of the textile process, the thread, as their principal element. 

Renwick Gallery
American Picture Palaces
November 23, 1982 – February 27, 1983

Revisit the grandeur of movie theaters built in the 1920s and 1930s through photos, posters, furnishings, and original artwork illustrating the extravagant architecture and sometimes gaudy designs of such buildings. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Joseph Cornell: An Exploration of Sources
November 19, 1982 – February 27, 1983

On view in an exhibition which explores the visual and conceptual basis for Cornell's art are 50 boxes, collages, 3-D objects, dossiers, and designs on loan from private and public collections. 

American Art Museum
"Here, Look at Mine" (Robinson/Lebby Art Show)
November 14, 1982 – February 28, 1983

See approximately 60 examples of genre art by John N. Robinson and Larry F. Lebby, depicting home and family, and neighbors and neighborhoods in watercolor, oil, acrylic, and other media.

Anacostia Community Museum
Royal Gifts from the Kingdom of Thailand Royal Gifts from the Kingdom of Thailand
November 1, 1982 – July 31, 1983

On view are 15 exquisitely crafted gifts from Thai monarchs to the United States and to U.S. presidents.

Natural History Museum
Rochester Folk Art
November 1, 1982 – January 2, 1983

Admire and purchase objects created by members of the Rochester Folk Art Guild of New York, including musical instruments, turned bowls, toys and games, hats and vests, scarves, porcelain and stoneware teapots and containers, and one-of-a-kind glass bowls, vases, and paperweights.

Renwick Gallery
African Emblems of Status
October 27, 1982 – April 3, 1983

This exhibition of 205 objects presents the variety of forms, materials and kinds of art objects created to identify, honor, and celebrate individuals of status and achievement.

African Art Museum
To Dream of Fair Women
October 1, 1982 – March 1, 1984

Admire 20 paintings of women in the romantically beautiful styles of turn-of-the-century artists Thomas Wilmer Dewing, James McNeill Whistler, and Abbott Handerson Thayer. Also on view are two ceramic vessels from Pewabic Pottery by Mary Chase Stratton in Detroit; their colorful, irridescent glazes echo the rich surfaces of the paintings. 

Freer Gallery
Nastaliq Calligraphy
October 1, 1982 – January 22, 1984

See 12 examples of elegant Islamic script, developed at the turn of the 15th century and used for all literary imperial manuscripts. Several pieces are signed by the most celebrated artists of the Islamic world. 

Freer Gallery
Japanese and Chinese Lacquer
October 1, 1982 – June 30, 1983

View approximately 60 examples of lacquer containers, utensils, and furniture from China and Japan, incorporating such techniques as monochrome, carved and colored lacquer, and Japanese decoration in silver and gold. 

Freer Gallery
Chinese Art of the Warring States Period: Change and Continuity, 480-222 B.C.
October 1, 1982 – February 15, 1983

See 151 examples of jade ornaments, lacquerware, bronze vessels and fittings, and other metalwork inlaid with gold and silver designs. Many of the objects have been re-dated, re-evaluated, or can be understood more fully because of new knowledge resulting from recent archaeological findings in the People's Republic of China. 

Freer Gallery
Boxed In: Japanese Ceramics and Their Storage Boxes
October 1, 1982 – February 14, 1983

View 27 works from the Edo period (1616-1686), including teaware and other ceramic objects as well as the lacquer and wooden containers specially created for their safekeeping. 

Freer Gallery
"Windows"
October 1, 1982 – November 28, 1982

See a small smoked glass sculpture created in 1969 by Robert Fritz of San Jose State College in California. Dr. Fritz has made important contributions to the techniques of glass blowing.

Renwick Gallery
We the People: Winning the Vote, Getting the Vote
October 1, 1982 – August 30, 1996

This exhibition explores the development of the American political process under the guiding principles of the U.S. Constitution and examines both the formal and informal political processes that have emerged over the past 200 years.

American History Museum
Paintings of Frederic Clay Bartlett and Evelyn Fortune Bartlett
September 17, 1982 – November 8, 1982

View paintings executed in the 1920s and 1930s by Frederic Clay Bartlett and Evelyn Forture Bartlett, along with supplementary photographs.

Smithsonian Castle
Mammal House Models
September 16, 1982 – September 30, 1982

See 10 models, the work of teenage Friends of the National Zoo Program Aides. Each model represents the creator's vision of an ideal Mammal House.  

National Zoo
Scandinavian Modern 1880-1980
September 14, 1982 – January 2, 1983

Discover more than 350 works--furniture, ceramics, glass, metal work, and textiles--from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden that present a retrospective view of the history of Scandinavian design during the last century.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum