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Special Installation: Paul Manship (1885-1966)
August 4, 1983 – June 24, 1984

See a representative selection of the American artist's work from the NMAA permanent collection. Manship (1885-1966) enjoyed greater celebrity than any other American sculptor of his time.

American Art Museum
A Penny Saved: Architecture in Cast Iron Toy Banks
August 2, 1983 – October 23, 1983

Take in nearly 100 examples of toy banks in architectural shapes, most fashioned by American craftsmen between 1870 and 1940.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Works on Paper
August 1, 1983 – September 30, 1983

See works on paper from the HMSG collection. 

Hirshhorn Museum
M*A*S*H: Binding Up the Wounds
July 30, 1983 – February 3, 1985

Sets from the television program known as the Operating Room and "the Swamp." Props and memorabilia from the program are supplemented by fan letters.

American History Museum
Photography and Architecture: 1839-1939
July 26, 1983 – October 16, 1983

View more than 170 photographs that chronicle aspects of the history of architecture through photography, and, conversely, the history of photography as shown in architectural records.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Wethersfield Meteorites
July 22, 1983 – October 30, 1983

View two celebrated meteorites that fell in the same town, Wethersfield, Connecticut, eleven years apart.  

Natural History Museum
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Artist and Patron (1875-1942)
July 8, 1983 – November 27, 1983

See a small exhibition that includes photographs, papers, letters and personal notebooks documenting the art patron's support of American artists-- support which culminated in the creation of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Portrait Gallery
Scandinavian Modern 1880-1980
July 8, 1983 – October 10, 1983

Document the history of Scandinavian design during the last century with more than 330 works--furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, and textiles--from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

Renwick Gallery
Crafts from Maine
July 7, 1983 – October 2, 1983

Admire and purchase jewelry, utilitarian ceramics, and textiles.

Renwick Gallery
Japanese Portraiture
July 2, 1983 – April 1, 1984

Visit a selection of 18 portraits and imaginary portraits by Japanese painters of the 13th to 19th centuries.

Freer Gallery
Japanese Porcelain
July 2, 1983 – March 11, 1984

See 33 examples of white ceramics, reserved for summer use, that were produced at Arita, Japan's great porcelain center from the 17th through the 19th century.

Freer Gallery
The Art of Louis Paul Jonas
July 2, 1983 – August 28, 1983

View 75 wildlife miniatures by Jonas (1894-1971), who was one of the nation's foremost animal sculptors and taxidermists. 

Natural History Museum
Colorful Kite Tales
June 21, 1983 – September 19, 1983

See photographs and drawings that illustrate 15 kite stories.

Air and Space Museum
Friedel Dzubas
June 16, 1983 – August 14, 1983

The first complete Dzubas retrospective comprises 45 works, including his early "calligraphic" work of 1949; all-black canvases; and bold monumental color abstractions of recent years.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Americans in Brittany and Normandy: 1860-1910
June 10, 1983 – August 14, 1983

Understand the "plein air" style of painting the beaches and countryside through 118 paintings that focus on Americans who were attracted to the art colonies at Pont Aven and Giverny.

American Art Museum
Stars
June 9, 1983 – October 1, 1997

Visit a gallery that demonstrates what we have learned about radiant energy from the sun and other stars through the use of space astronomy satellites.

Air and Space Museum
"Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter": Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872)
June 3, 1983 – September 5, 1983

Visit a major exhibition that includes 81 paintings and drawings representative of the major phases of Sully's seven decades as a working artist: a sampling of his early miniatures; masterpieces of his maturity; and paintings after photographs done at the close of his career.

Portrait Gallery
The Courtyard of El Haram, the Great Mosque of Mecca
June 2, 1983 – August 9, 1983

Walk through an audiovisual unit representing the courtyard of the Great Mosque, with animated figures and recorded narration that demonstrate and explain Muslim religious practices from dawn to dusk.

Natural History Museum
Heritage of Islam (Muslim Treasures)
June 2, 1983 – September 5, 1983

Celebrate the 14th centennial of Islam, its history and its legacy to the Western world through 250 objects assembled from museums and private collections of 25 countries.

Natural History Museum
Silk Screen Mandalas by Kamal Boullata
June 2, 1983 – September 5, 1983

View 12 contemporary artworks in the Islamic visual tradition. The artist, Kamal Boullata, uses geometric patterns created by the repetition of certain words to re-create Arabic mandalas (ideograms). 

Natural History Museum