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The Washington Bowl
April 7, 1983 – July 4, 1983

Admire and purchase bowls created of glass, clay, and turned wood by 10 artists from the Washington metropolitan area.

Renwick Gallery
Washington Irving
April 2, 1983 – September 25, 1983

This small exhibition, commemorating the bicentennial of the author's birth, includes portraits, related paintings, and books. 

Portrait Gallery
Recent Acquisitions: Benin Bronzes
April 1, 1983 – October 9, 1983

View 2 outstanding examples of Benin court art.

African Art Museum
Monkey Island
April 1, 1983 – February 1, 2001

Visit Monkey Island - home for a small colony of Barbary macaques  (monkeys of Gibraltar and North Africa).

National Zoo
Germans to America: 300 Years of Immigration 1683-1983
March 23, 1983 – April 7, 1983

Examine the history and the reasons behind the immigration of the largest single nationality in the U.S. through some 50 panels of photographs.

Smithsonian Castle
Chinese Flower Paintings
March 18, 1983 – September 18, 1983

Visit some 40 scrolls and album leaves, dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries. Approximately one-half of the paintings are on exhibit for the first time.

Freer Gallery
Jose De Creeft: Sculpture and Drawings
March 18, 1983 – June 19, 1983

See 65 works in a retrospective exhibition that surveys the achievements of the naturalized American who was born in Spain in 1884 and died in 1982 in New York. 

American Art Museum
Directions 1983
March 10, 1983 – May 15, 1983

This group exhibition of contemporary art, the third in the museum's "Directions" series, suggests certain concerns, or "directions," shared by artists using diverse styles or media.

Hirshhorn Museum
Portraits from the New Deal
March 4, 1983 – August 21, 1983

See portraits of prominent personalities involved in Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal that focus on the years 1933 to 1936.  

Portrait Gallery
Japanese Screens .
March 1, 1983 – March 31, 1983

See 6 pairs of narrative screens, including those depicting The Tale of Genji and The Emperor Hsuan-tsung and His Consort. The screens date from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Freer Gallery
Japanese Ceramics from Past to Present
February 18, 1983 – February 12, 1984

Take in a brief overview of the history of Japanese ceramics with these 50 pieces, ranging from a Neolithic Jomon pot and Yayoi jar of the 1st century B.C. to several 20th-century works. Included are several recent acquisitions on exhibit for the first time.

Freer Gallery
D.C. Day Art Contest
February 15, 1983 – May 31, 1983

Air and Space Museum
Carnegie Mansion Embellishments
February 8, 1983 – May 1, 1983

View approximately 150 fanciful modifications of a line drawing of the south facade of the Carnegie Mansion, home of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Eight
February 3, 1983 – June 26, 1983

This small exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs of an independent group of early 20th-century American artists known as "The Eight". 

Portrait Gallery
Hollywood Portrait Photographers 1921-1941
February 3, 1983 – March 27, 1983

Delight in more than 110 photographs that document the art of the "golden era" of Hollywood portrait photographers.  

Portrait Gallery
Charles Lang Freer, the Man and His Gallery
February 1, 1983 – April 1, 1984

Follow the life, travels, and collection of Charles Lang Freer, using photographs and documents from the Freer Archives. 

Freer Gallery
Chinese Painting of the Wu and Che Schools
February 1, 1983 – March 15, 1983

View works representative of the mainstream of painting in the Ming dynasty during the 16th century. Both schools strongly influenced subsequent Chinese paintings. 

Freer Gallery
1983 Zoo Employee Art Show
February 1, 1983 – February 28, 1983

Animal-oriented art in various media is on display in this annual exhibition of works created by Zoo and FONZ employees.  

National Zoo
William Edmondson Sculpture
February 1, 1983 – February 28, 1983

The Featured Acquisition of the Month: Crucifixion, an example of the black folk artist's mature work, is on view. Carved of limestone in the late 1930s, the piece is the gift of Elizabeth Gibbons-Hanson. 

American Art Museum
Sojourner Truth Doll
February 1, 1983 – February 28, 1983

View a porcelain doll, 17 inches long, a finely detailed figure of abolitionist Sojourner Truth made by San Francisco artist Cecilia Rothman.

Anacostia Community Museum