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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
English Majolica
March 23, 1982 – June 13, 1982

See approximately 75 examples of the brightly colored 19th-century English pottery. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
U.S. World Helicopter Championships
March 18, 1982 – February 28, 1983

View trophies and photographs of the United States Helicopter Team, which won the world championship competition in Poland in August 1981.

Air and Space Museum
Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual (Parts I & II)
March 17, 1982 – July 10, 1983

View a 2-part exhibition with some 600 objects used in celebrations among 62 cultural groups around the world. The exhibition draws from the collections of nine Smithsonian museums.

Renwick Gallery
Masks of the World
March 17, 1982 – May 31, 1982

Admire and purchase  masks of New Guinea, Java, Bolivia, Peru, and Native American cultures.

Renwick Gallery
Posters for a Picnic
March 13, 1982 – November 14, 1982

See 12 posters, featuring large-scale details of traditional foods and festivities, designed by Stephen Frykholm for the annual Herman Miller, Inc., picnic celebrations in Zeeland, Michigan. 

Renwick Gallery
Hawaii: The Royal Isles
March 9, 1982 – May 9, 1982

View more than 300 ethnographic and historic artifacts that present the richness and scope of Hawaiian culture.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
"Pink Gesture" (Glass Vessel)
March 5, 1982 – April 25, 1982

Admire collaborating artists Margie Jervis and Susie Krasnican's fused successive layers of colored enamel on their sculptural glass vessel, enhancing the medium's ability to reflect color and light.  

Renwick Gallery
1982 Zoo Employee Art Show
March 1, 1982 – March 31, 1982

Enjoy animal-oriented works in a variety of media--from pottery to pencil through photography--submitted by Zoo and FONZ personnel and volunteers.  

National Zoo
Winter into Spring: American Landscapes
March 1, 1982 – May 31, 1982

Visit a group of 19 American landscapes by American artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that includes oil paintings, watercolors, and pastels by Whistler, Dewing, Thayer, Tryon, Metcalf, and Charles Adams Platt, architect of the Freer.  

Freer Gallery
American Bandstand (1952-1982)
March 1, 1982 – May 12, 1982

Props from the set of the long-running TV program, including the original backdrop and podium, supplemented with photographs of featured performers and records from 30 years on the air.

American History Museum
Student Artists and the Space Shuttle
March 1, 1982 – May 30, 1982

See 50 paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works by 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from Washington, D.C., public schools that depict or relate to the Space Shuttle.

Air and Space Museum
Architectural Fantasy and Reality
February 16, 1982 – May 9, 1982

See 78 prize-winning entries for the annual design competitions of the National Academy of St. Luke in Rome, dating from the late 17th to the mid-18th centuries.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Jacqueline Cochran: World Record Holder
February 11, 1982 – March 31, 1985

Learn about the career of Jacqueline Cochran, who held more speed, altitude, and distance records than any pilot in history.

Air and Space Museum
Use of Radio-Telemetry in Wildlife Biology at Front Royal Conservation and Research Center
February 1, 1982 – December 31, 1982

Learn from a 4-panel exhibition of photographs and graphics illustrating how animals are caught and fitted with miniature radio transmitters so their activities can be monitored by scientists at the Center in Front Royal, Virginia.

National Zoo
Five Enamelists from Tallahassee
February 1, 1982 – March 14, 1982

Admire and purchase  bowls created by Patricia Bergstraesser, Teresa Coates, Edward Deren, Michael Williams, and Mary Kautz. 

Renwick Gallery