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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

On view are works by student artists from D.C. city schools, including the winners of honorable mention recipients in this year's contest. The theme was aeronautics. 

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
Portraits
February 1, 1983 – July 31, 1983

View works on paper from the HMSG collection.

Hirshhorn Museum
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
Speaking a New Classicism: American Architecture Now
January 28, 1983 – March 27, 1983

Learn through drawings, reproductions of drawings, photographs, models, and mock-ups how leading American architects are making use of decorative motifs from classical architecture.

American Art Museum
Designed for Theater
January 24, 1983 – August 7, 1983

Visit a theatre exhibition featuring stage designs, costumes, and theater architecture and decoration.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Tiffany Studios: Metalwork and Other Decorative Arts
January 18, 1983 – April 17, 1983

Admire approximately 75 works produced at the Tiffany Studios, highlighting Tiffany designs in bronze, silver, gold, enamel, copper, and other metals.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Elizabeth Nourse, 1859-1938: A Salon Career
January 14, 1983 – April 17, 1983

A reappraisal of the American expatriate is provided by the 104 works on view--portraits, domestic scenes, landscapes, and drawings.

American Art Museum
"The Eight" and the Independent Tradition in American Art
January 13, 1983 – March 15, 1983

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the legendary Eight exhibition, America's first organized assault on academic art.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Synthetic Blues
January 7, 1983 – February 27, 1983

See a hand-built, colored porcelain bowl created by Curtis and Suzan Benzle of Cleveland.

Renwick Gallery
Ohio Designer Craftsmen
January 6, 1983 – April 3, 1983

Admire and purchase decorative objects created by 26 artists; included are wood decoys, woven wire beads, enamel bowls and wall sculpture, glass scent bottles and paperweights, ceramic bowls, and gallery trays.

Renwick Gallery
Teabowls for the New Year
January 1, 1983 – January 31, 1983

View 3 examples of Japanese ceramic bowls used at the first tea gathering of the New Year--an occasion of great auspiciousness for which the host chooses teabowls whose design conveys wishes for good fortune and longevity.

Freer Gallery
Holiday Tree for the Birds
December 13, 1982 – January 2, 1983

Enjoy a large evergreen, bedecked with lights, seed ornaments, and other treats for birds by Friends of the National Zoo, that is an annual holiday attraction for Zoo visitors, both feathered and non-feathered.

National Zoo