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Bret Harte
January 22, 1981 – July 12, 1981

Visit portraits of Harte, the humorous chronicler of California's goldmining camps, and of his literary contemporaries, as well as poems, drawings, and first-edition books.

Portrait Gallery
A Feast of Color: Corpus Christi Dance Costumes from Ecuador
January 9, 1981 – July 12, 1981

Delight in 4 complete fiesta costumes of cotton decorated with beads, ribbon, and foil, as well as individual pieces used during Corpus Christi festivities.

Renwick Gallery
New Hampshire Crafts
January 8, 1981 – March 30, 1981

Admire and purchase appliqued wall hangings, wool coverlets, pewter salad sets, silk scarves and mufflers, sterling silver and gold jewelry, and utilitarian and sculptural pottery, from the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen.

Renwick Gallery
St. Dunstan Statue
January 1, 1981 – Permanent

A statue of statesman and reformer St. Dunstan (c. 910-988) peeks through the trees in the Haupt Garden.

Smithsonian Castle
Treasures of Ancient Nigeria: Legacy of 2,000 Years
December 18, 1980 – February 1, 1981

See approximately 100 objects that comprise the first comprehensive exhibition of Nigerian art in the U.S.

African Art Museum
Traditional Art of Angola and Cameroon
December 18, 1980 – May 31, 1981

View selections from the permanent collection.

African Art Museum
The Code Duello in America
December 18, 1980 – April 19, 1981

Explore the controversial practice of resolving personal disputes between gentlemen by dueling in this exhibit.

Portrait Gallery
Children's Toys: Renderings from the Index of American Design
December 12, 1980 – March 12, 1981

See 24 watercolors depicting toys in the United States from the Colonial period to the end of the 19th century.

Renwick Gallery
Art for All: American Print Publishing Between the Wars
December 4, 1980 – May 10, 1981

Visit 71 works published in large editions as part of a movement to foster interest in American art.

American Art Museum
Jan Matulka, 1890-1972
November 21, 1980 – February 8, 1981

Enjoy 71 paintings, drawings, watercolors, and prints by a major figure in the art world of the Twenties and Thirties.

American Art Museum
"Now I Lay Me Down to Eat" A Salute to the Unknown Art of Living
November 18, 1980 – February 22, 1981

See hundreds of objects--furniture, household articles, paintings, drawings and prints, and contemporary products--in an exhibition which examines, in a lively way, eating, sleeping, cleansing, bathing, and sitting.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Art of Mali and Guinea
November 15, 1980 – February 20, 1981

View a new segment of the permanent collection featuring ceremonial masks and figures of the peoples of Mali and Guinea, as well as photo-murals of Dogon villages by Eliot Elisofon.

African Art Museum
A Caravan of Crafts from the Sahel
November 15, 1980 – January 31, 1981

View and purchase Tuareg jewelry, handwoven textiles, Botswana baskets, wooden sculpture, and Boklafani print ties.

African Art Museum
Great Traditions in Chinese Landscape Painting
November 15, 1980 – March 15, 1981

See 27 Chinese paintings that range in time from the Sung to the Ch'ing dynasties. Several of these--although not new acquisitions--have never been exhibited before.

Freer Gallery
Handcrafted Holiday Tree Ornaments
November 13, 1980 – December 20, 1980

Admire and purchase articles created by American craftsmen of metal, glass, porcelain, textiles, and ceramics; some serve a double purpose and may be worn as pendants.

Renwick Gallery
American Porcelain: New Expressions in an Ancient Art
November 7, 1980 – August 16, 1981

View 108 objects selected from work submitted by craftsmen in 40 states, including figurative and abstract sculpture, place settings of dinnerware, and vessels designed as an art form.

Renwick Gallery
Turkish Art
November 1, 1980 – June 30, 1982

Delight in 30 objects on display -- manuscripts, ceramics, metalwork, and jade, mostly from the 16th century, the height of the Ottoman Empire.

Freer Gallery
Jupiter and Its Moons
November 1, 1980 – February 22, 1981

See 75 color and black-and-white photographs from transmissions sent back to Earth from the Voyager spacecraft, Including some of the most beautiful photographs taken from space.

Air and Space Museum
Paintings by Rowland Emett
November 1, 1980 – 1981

See two paintings by Rowland Emett that depict two of his whimsical sculptures: Pussiewillow II and MAUD.

Air and Space Museum
Eisenstaedt: Germany
October 31, 1980 – January 4, 1981

View 93 black-and-white photographs by the German emigre, contrasting Germany of the 1930s with that of today.

American Art Museum