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Contemporary Australian Ceramics
December 16, 1983 – February 26, 1984

See 78 works by 38 artists that illustrate the diversity of styles prevalent in Australian ceramics today.

Renwick Gallery
Holiday Tree for the Birds
December 12, 1983 – January 2, 1984

A large Norway spruce, bedecked with lights and edible treats for birds and squirrels by Friends of the National Zoo, has become an annual holiday attraction for Zoo visitors, both feathered and non-feathered.

National Zoo
Sawtooths & Other Ranges of Imagination: Contemporary Art of Idaho
December 1, 1983 – February 20, 1984

Documenting the fine arts in Idaho, this exhibition presents 41 works by 28 artists--paintings, sculptures, assemblages, collages, prints, drawings, and paper constructions.

American Art Museum
African Islam
November 30, 1983 – April 22, 1984

See more than 100 works of art that explore the interaction of Islam and traditional African life.

African Art Museum
Masterpieces from Versailles: Three Centuries of Portraiture
November 11, 1983 – January 8, 1984

On loan from France's national portrait collection are 43 paintings dating from the reign of Louis XIII (1610-1643) to the final years of the monarchy under Emperor Napoleon III (1851-1871).

Portrait Gallery
Russel Wright: American Designer
November 4, 1983 – March 4, 1984

Survey the work of one of the first industrial designers to break away from European dominance in design in these 250 examples of furniture, flatware, ceramics, glassware, serving pieces, fabrics, period photographs, and archival material.

Renwick Gallery
The Amsterdam School: Dutch Expressionist Architecture, 1915-1930
November 1, 1983 – February 5, 1984

Visit more than 100 architectural drawings and a small selection of furniture and photographs in an exhibition that marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Michel de Klerk, foremost Dutch architectural draftsman of the 20th century and central figure of the Amsterdam School.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Art of the European Goldsmith: Silver from the Schroder Collection
November 1, 1983 – January 22, 1984

Visit 79 silver and silver-gilt objects from the notable collection of the Schroder family of Great Britain. Most of the pieces are from the Renaissance and Mannerist periods and include ceremonial and display plates (cups, trays, bowls, platters, and ecclesiastical vessels).

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Lafayette Square 1963-83: Architecture, Preservation & the Presidency
October 21, 1983 – January 15, 1984

Trace President John F. Kennedy's intervention to preserve the historic character of the square opposite the White House. The evolution of architect John Carl Warnecke's design is documented as well as the project's influence on architecture that combines old buildings with new construction.

Renwick Gallery
Robert Cornelius: Portraits from the Dawn of Photography
October 20, 1983 – January 22, 1984

See 37 images by Cornelius and his Philadelphia colleagues, the men who introduced many of the technical and mechanical improvements that made America daguerreotypes so superior. I

Portrait Gallery
The Capital Image: Painters in Washington, 1800-1915
October 19, 1983 – January 22, 1984

This major exhibition reveals the early cultural life of the city and documents the history of the capital through approximately 200 paintings, 25 prints, 50 photographs, representative sculpture, and a reconstruction of a late 19th-century artist's studio.

American Art Museum
Selections from the First Annual Washington Craft Show
October 6, 1983 – January 2, 1984

Admire and purchase works created by 18 artists who work in ceramics, fiber, glass, leather, metal, paper, and wood.

Renwick Gallery
German-American Aerospace Heritage
October 6, 1983 – April 12, 1984

View photographs and career highlights about German-Americans such as Werner von Braun, Eddie Rickenbacker, Edward Heinemann, Grover Loening, William Boeing, and Hans von Ohain.

Air and Space Museum
The Ramayana
October 1, 1983 – April 15, 1984

See 24 paintings from a 16th-century Indian manuscript that tell the story of Rama, the Hindu god-man. Accompanying the paintings are 7 sculptural interpretations.

Freer Gallery
Studies in Connoisseurship, 1923-1983
September 23, 1983 – February 29, 1984

Learn how continuing scholarly investigation of works in the collections of Asian and turn-of-the-century American art has changed the understanding of 60 representative objects collected by gallery founder Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919).

Freer Gallery
Winston S. Churchill: Painting as a Pastime
September 21, 1983 – November 2, 1983

View 50 paintings by the renowned statesman and honorary American citizen that make up a virtual diary of his private life after 1915, including landscapes from his home and travels and portraits of his family and friends.

Smithsonian Castle
Contemporary Continuous Pattern
September 20, 1983 – January 15, 1984

Admire more than 20 floor-to-ceiling panels of printed and hand-painted fabrics, wallcoverings, and woven fabrics and 21 design drawings in an exhibition of continuous pattern in contemporary styles.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall
September 18, 1983 – March 4, 1984

See 84 works--silkscreen prints, drawings, and acrylic paintings--by 2 Washington, D.C., artists, showing their progression from posterists to master printmaker and miniaturist, respectively.

Anacostia Community Museum
Clay for Walls: Surface Reliefs by American Artists
September 16, 1983 – June 17, 1984

View 39 works by 20 contemporary artists who create decorative or sculptural ceramic wall reliefs.

Renwick Gallery
At Home in the Sky: Aviation Art of Frank Wootton
September 15, 1983 – August 26, 1984

See a retrospective including 57 paintings and sketches of civil and military aircraft, landscapes, and equestrian subjects by Frank Wootton, considered the foremost aviation artist today.

Air and Space Museum