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Prints 1960-1970/Selections from Collection
May 25, 1984 – December 9, 1984

Marvel at 38 works that document a new involvement in printmaking by prominent painters, many of them associated with the "pop" and "Op" movements, as well as a spirit of experimentation that characterized the period.

American Art Museum
Ethiopia: The Art of a Christian Nation
May 23, 1984 – August 5, 1984

See 18 painted wood icons that form the nucleus of an exhibition that illustrates the stylistic evolution of Ethiopian religious art.

African Art Museum
Exposed and Developed: Photography Sponsored by the NEA
May 18, 1984 – October 8, 1984

Visit 126 works by 64 photographers, selected from the 1300 transferred to NMAA by the National Endowment for the Arts in 1981.

American Art Museum
James McNeill Whistler at the Freer Gallery of Art
May 11, 1984 – December 2, 1984

Visit nearly 300 paintings, watercolors, pastels, drawings, and prints by James McNeill Whistler as part of the observance of the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Freer Gallery
Artisans in Metal: New Work from Boston University
May 10, 1984 – July 22, 1984

Admire and purchase approximately 40 objects created by both students and faculty of the school.

Renwick Gallery
President Harry S. Truman Centennial: The Berlin Airlift
May 8, 1984 – March 31, 1986

View photographs and memorabilia from the Berlin airlift, highlighting the role of the Truman Administration.

Air and Space Museum
Visual Space in Music: Drawings by John De Cesare
May 1, 1984 – August 5, 1984

See some 50 pencil drawings, notable for their outstanding draftsmanship and use of vibrant color, that express De Cesare's personal theory of the relationship between art and music.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Australia/Asia Exhibit
May 1, 1984 – October 1, 2006

Visit tree kangaroos, rat kangaroos, echidnas, and Prevost's squirrels, whose native habitat is Australia, New Zealand, and neighboring islands in the South Pacific.

National Zoo
Wood Works: Constructions by Robert Indiana
May 1, 1984 – September 3, 1984

See approximately 31 constructions by the contemporary American pop artist. Created from materials salvaged from New York City demolition debris, the works contain complex references to literary or historical figures, world events, or to his own paintings.

American Art Museum
Roger Tory Peterson: 50th Anniversary of "A Field Guide to the Birds of North America"
April 27, 1984 – September 3, 1984

View some 100 works by the artist/naturalist Roger Tory Peterson, honoring the 50th anniversary of the publication of A Field Guide to the Birds of North America

Natural History Museum
Edward Colonna, American Art Nouveau Designer
April 27, 1984 – August 19, 1984

See approximately 134 examples of furniture, glass, jewelry, textiles, and design drawings, highlighted by pieces he created in the 1890s in Paris.

Renwick Gallery
Circles of the World: Traditional Art of the Plains Indians
April 24, 1984 – July 15, 1984

Investigate the Southwest American Indian belief that the circle is the perfect form--a metaphor for the universe--through domestic, ceremonial, tribal, and spiritual objects organized in four concentric "circles of the world."

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Adire Cloth from Nigeria
April 23, 1984 – July 5, 1984

See examples of the indigo-dyed and patterned textiles produced by the skilled dyers among the Yoruba women of Nigeria.

African Art Museum
Oman--Heritage of a Civilization
April 18, 1984 – April 26, 1984

Discover the history of the Sultanate of Oman, the 2nd largest country in the Arabian Peninsula, from the 3rd millenium B.C. to present times through handicrafts and seafaring traditions.

Smithsonian Castle
Finished in Beauty: Southwest Indian Silver
April 17, 1984 – July 8, 1984

Admire several hundred masterworks in silver--necklaces, bracelets, earrings, concha belts, collar points, and larger items such as horse bridles--mainly Navajo, of different types and from several periods.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Variations: Musicians in Caricature, 1920-1960
April 14, 1984 – September 16, 1984

Original caricature portraits of composers, conductors, and performers show the growth in popularity of modern American music--jazz, musical theater, and popular songs.

Portrait Gallery
Japanese Fans
April 6, 1984 – October 12, 1984

See 19 Japanese fans from the Freer collection in an exhibition planned to complement one of European fans at the Renwick Gallery.

Freer Gallery
Special Installation: Glass
April 6, 1984 – September 3, 1984

See 6 pieces of contemporary glass from the permanent collection

Renwick Gallery
Northrop N-1M Flying Wing
April 5, 1984 – July 30, 1985

See the "flying wing," John K. Northrop's bright-yellow aircraft with its clean, simple design that epitomizes the technological developments that occurred during the "golden age of flight."

Air and Space Museum
Golden Age of Flight: Art Exhibition
April 5, 1984 – September 3, 1984

See thirty art works by young American artists, selected from contest entries.

Air and Space Museum