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John Stevens & Sons: A Family of Inventors
August 6, 1982 – January 20, 1983

Celebrate the contributions to the development of steam transportation on land and sea by John Stevens and his sons, Robert Livingston and Edwin Augustus.

Portrait Gallery
Raphael Soyer: 65 Years of Printmaking
August 5, 1982 – October 3, 1982

In conjunction with Soyer Since 1960 are 144 works selected from a recent gift to the Museum by the 82-year-old American artist.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Soyer Since 1960
August 5, 1982 – October 3, 1982

On view in conjunction with Raphael Soyer: 65 Years of Printmaking are 17 of the artist's major paintings from the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s, including several works on public view for the first time.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Lace
August 3, 1982 – November 7, 1982

Follow the evolution of lace techniques and patterns from the 16th century to the present with these Western European caps, collars, cuffs, borders, shawls, handkerchiefs, hair ornaments, and trimmings--some made for royal use.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Animal Extinctions
August 1, 1982 – September 13, 1982

Learn from 10 posters that deal with endangered species or extinct species from various sources.

National Zoo
Tropical Images: The Struggle Between Man and Nature
August 1, 1982 – August 22, 1982

Explore the problem of deforestation in tropical areas and its threat to the survival of man and the ecosystem in 32 photographs and accompanying text from Dr. Ken Green, NZP research scientist.

National Zoo
Modern Indian Paintings from the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi
August 1, 1982 – August 29, 1982

View 50 works by 47 Indian artists of the 20th Century, in an exhibition honoring the Washington visit of Indira Gandhi.

Hirshhorn Museum
Aircraft Models
July 29, 1982 – Late 1998

Visit a selection of some 50 finely crafted military and civilian aircraft models of different scale, representing aircraft technology since the early 20th century.

Air and Space Museum
Variations on a Musical Theme: Selections from the Museum's Collection
July 22, 1982 – September 6, 1982

See some 30 works including paintings, sculpture, and works on paper, ranging from still lifes of instruments to abstract works with musical titles. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Selections from the NPG Photography Collection
July 9, 1982 – August 22, 1982

View 61 images selected to reflect the scope, diversity, and quality of NPG's photography collection. I

Portrait Gallery
Bowl #804
July 3, 1982 – September 26, 1982

See a work by June Schwarcz, a leader in experimental enameling, who uses the electroplating technique to achieve a bold texture.

Renwick Gallery
Twenty-Five Years of Space Exploration
July 1, 1982 – April 3, 1983

Trace developments of the space age placed against the background of social, cultural, and other events of the time through film, artifacts, photographs, and samples of news accounts.

Air and Space Museum
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