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Aircraft Models
July 29, 1982 – Late 1998

Visit a selection of some 50 finely crafted military and civilian aircraft models of different scale, representing aircraft technology since the early 20th century.

Air and Space Museum
Bowl #804
July 3, 1982 – September 26, 1982

See a work by June Schwarcz, a leader in experimental enameling, who uses the electroplating technique to achieve a bold texture. 

Renwick Gallery
Twenty-Five Years of Space Exploration
July 1, 1982 – April 3, 1983

Trace developments of the space age placed against the background of social, cultural, and other events of the time through film, artifacts, photographs, and samples of news accounts.

Air and Space Museum
Button, Button
June 22, 1982 – August 22, 1982

Consider the decorative and functional uses of the button in an exhibit of more than 1,000 examples from around the world.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
The Grand Renwick Gallery Souvenir Show
June 11, 1982 – October 11, 1982

See 17 objects that are the work of American craftsmen and were selected by the Renwick to commemorate the gallery's 10th anniversary - chosen in part for their souvenir-like characteristics,  

Renwick Gallery
The Column: Structure and Ornament
June 8, 1982 – August 22, 1982

Consider columns as architectural elements and as ornamental forms in this wide-ranging exhibit, covering many periods and cultures. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Basketry: Tradition in New Form
June 8, 1982 – August 22, 1982

See contemporary adaptations of traditional basketry created by 10 artists from various parts of the U.S. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
The Solar Challenger
June 4, 1982 – September 22, 1982

Visit the solar-powered Solar Challenger.

Air and Space Museum
Contemporary Crafts from Utah
June 3, 1982 – August 29, 1982

Admire and purchase decorative objects of porcelain, stoneware, fiber, metal, earthenware, and wood created by 12 artists from the western state. 

Renwick Gallery
Sensory Garden
June 1, 1982 – May 24, 1988

See plants including Harry Lauder Walking Stick trees (Corylus Contorta) and American Elms and annuals, including fragrant herbs.

A&I
A Selection of Korean Ceramics, Metalwork and Painting from the Freer
June 1, 1982 – August 31, 1982

See approximately 60 pieces, spanning the 3rd century B.C. through the 19th century. 

Freer Gallery
The Jacquard Loom: Recent Experiments
May 18, 1982 – August 22, 1982

See a variety of fabrics produced by contemporary fiber artists on the Jacquard loom, a standard industrial machine in use since the early 19th century. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Ascending Bowl #3
May 1, 1982 – June 27, 1982

Visit a bowl, crafted from walnut by Mark Lindquist, whose emphasis on texture gives it a sense of motion.

Renwick Gallery
The American Landscape
April 27, 1982 – July 18, 1982

Enjoy a selection of American landscapes by 19th- and 20th-century artists from the Cooper-Hewitt collection.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Hindu and Buddhist Art of India
April 12, 1982 – December 31, 1983

View approximately 25 paintings and sculpture depicting themes found in the art of India.

Freer Gallery
1982 Friends of the National Zoo Photography Contest
April 1, 1982 – April 30, 1982

See 50 photographs--winners and other entries in the annual competition sponsored by the Friends of the National Zoo.

National Zoo
Chinese Paintings: Recent Accessions
April 1, 1982 – October 15, 1982

See 30 works dating from the 16th through the 19th centuries that include landscapes, bird-and-flower paintings, and figure paintings executed in a range of styles on handscrolls, hanging scrolls, albums, and fans. 

Freer Gallery
Luminous Shadows
April 1, 1982 – June 30, 1982

Visit a selection of ink paintings and ceramics representative of the kinds of objects collected by the Ashikaga Shoguns of the Muromachi period (1334-1573). 

Freer Gallery
The Stranger Among Us
March 24, 1982 – September 6, 1982

View masks, textiles, and sculpture by traditional African artists in this exhibition tracing African encounters with outside influences.

African Art Museum
Thinking With Animals: African Images and Perceptions
March 24, 1982 – September 6, 1982

View portrayals of animals as reminders in African art of man's dependence on the animal world for physical and emotional well-being.

African Art Museum