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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, Smithsonian 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, Smithsonian 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, Smithsonian Design Museum
Daniel Webster: The Godlike Black Dan
June 4, 1982 – November 28, 1982

See 12 likenesses of Webster and memorabilia associated with his achievements in a small exhibit to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth. 

Portrait Gallery
The Solar Challenger
June 4, 1982 – September 22, 1982

Visit the solar-powered Solar Challenger.

Air and Space Museum
Photographs by Berenice Abbott: The 20s and 30s
June 4, 1982 – August 29, 1982

Follow approximately 100 vintage prints that highlight the most significant work of the renowned photographer, including images from Changing New York, done in the U.S. for the WPA's Federal Arts project. 

American Art 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
Prints and Multiples: 79th Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity
May 26, 1982 – August 22, 1982

Through 100 works on paper by 100 artists, explore the theme of the multiple original. 

American Art Museum
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, Smithsonian Design Museum
The First Annual Awards in the Visual Arts Exhibition/AVA 1
May 7, 1982 – August 8, 1982

Visit 52 works by 10 artists who are winners of the first annual Awards in the Visual Arts (AVA).  

American Art 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, Smithsonian Design Museum
Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
April 16, 1982 – May 1, 1983

Admire 54 drawings--in chalk, pastel, pencil and ink--created by Vedder for an 1884 English-language edition of the Persian's poetry.  

American Art 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
Recent Acquisitions: 20th-Century Painting and Sculpture
April 9, 1982 – September 6, 1982

Among the dozen paintings and sculpture on view are works by Leon Berkowitz, Sam Gilliam, Mervin Jules, Sandor Klein, Abraham Rattner, Sandy Walker, and Isaac Witkin. 

American Art Museum
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