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The Inedible Renwick Birthday Cakes
January 29, 1982 – April 25, 1982

Commemorate the Renwick's 10th anniversary with the icon of all birthdays--the cake--executed in stuffed fabric, porcelain, crochet cotton, earthenware, steel, neon, and glass.  

Renwick Gallery
The Flying Roosevelts
January 25, 1982 – October 31, 1983

View 23 photographs revealing FDR's association, on a personal and official level, with aircraft between 1918 and 1945.

Air and Space Museum
Mary McLeod Bethune and Roosevelt's "Black Cabinet"
January 24, 1982 – September 30, 1982

See documents, memorabilia, photographs, and a portrait that show the involvement of the black educator and clubwoman Mary McLeod Bethune with Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal administration.

Anacostia Community Museum
City Dwellings and Country Houses: Robert Adam and His Style
January 19, 1982 – April 11, 1982

View more than 100 original drawings, as well as furniture and silver created by Robert Adam, Scottish architect/designer and his circle. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Japanese Prints (Ukiyo-e School)
December 21, 1981 – March 31, 1982

See 18th- and 19th-century works from the Ukiyo-e school that includes landscapes and scenes of everyday life in Tokyo.

Freer Gallery
In Small Stages: Puppets from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection
December 15, 1981 – March 7, 1982

See antique and 20th-century examples of puppets from the East and the West, featuring a group designed and made by Frank and Elizabeth Haines, noted American puppeteers.

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Puppets: Art and Entertainment
December 15, 1981 – February 21, 1982

See more than 230 puppets and related items in an exhibit which spans 800 years of puppetry in North America. 

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Good As Gold: Alternative Materials in American Jewelry
December 3, 1981 – March 28, 1982

View 180 brooches, necklaces, and other body decorations made from glass, plastic, paper, wood, "found objects," and metals -- aluminum, brass, steel, bronze, niobium, and titanium. 

Renwick Gallery
Alternatives to Gold
December 2, 1981 – March 28, 1982

Admire and purchase jewelry created by artists whose work is included in current exhibit, Good as Gold: Alternative Materials in American Jewelry

Renwick Gallery
Elijah Pierce: Messages in Wood
December 1, 1981 – February 28, 1982

Visit 15 carved wood panels, painted in bold colors, depicting religious themes and parables, created by Elijah Pierce, a Columbus, Ohio, barber and Baptist minister.

Renwick Gallery
Pottery by Maria Martinez
December 1, 1981 – January 31, 1982

See 2 bowls by the celebrated American Indian potter, who is associated with a distinctive black pottery. 

Renwick Gallery
A Holiday Cornucopia
December 1, 1981 – December 31, 1981

Admire and purchase handmade holiday ornaments and decorative arts by 17 artists, many of whom have been represented in past Renwick exhibitions. 

Renwick Gallery
Aerial Aircraft Carriers
November 23, 1981 – November 18, 1984

See photographs and a film telling the story of aircraft (mother-ships) that carry other aircraft (parasites)--for example, the Space Shuttle traveling cross-country perched atop a 747.

Air and Space Museum
Life...Afterlife: African Funerary Sculpture
November 19, 1981 – March 1, 1982

See more than 100 pieces of funerary sculpture from all regions of Africa showing how art is used in African funerals to express concepts of life, death, and the continual cycle of existence.

African Art Museum
Immovable Objects: Suburbs
November 10, 1981 – January 24, 1982

View original drawings, building and site plans, brochures and promotional literature, models, and photographs relating to suburbs.  

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum
Space Shuttle Art
November 1, 1981 – January 3, 1982

See 28 works of art documenting the development of the Space Shuttle project, commissioned by NASA to record key events in the U.S. space program.

Air and Space Museum
Autumn's Voices
October 15, 1981 – December 13, 1981

View 21 works of Japanese art--paintings, a piece of calligraphy, ceramics and 2 wooden drums--dating from the early 13th to the early 19th centuries, that show a variety of interpretations of autumnal motifs in Japanese art.

Freer Gallery
Nikola Tesla, Inventor and Electrical Engineer
October 15, 1981 – January 31, 1982

American History Museum
Powers of Ten Theater
October 15, 1981 – Closed

Be amazed by the Charles Eames film Powers of Ten presenting a mythical journey into space  increasing one's distance from Earth 10 times every 10 seconds, and a similar journey returning into the human body at the same rate of speed.

Air and Space Museum
By Sea and By Land: Independence with the Help of France
October 10, 1981 – November 30, 1981

See portraits, paintings, letters, swords, cannon, and other objects commemorating the bicentennial of the Battle of Yorktown, the decisive battle of the Revolutionary War.

Smithsonian Castle