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Faberge: Jeweler to Royalty
April 15, 1983 – July 10, 1983

See more than 200 works by Peter Carl Faberge, Russian master jeweler, including hardstone carvings of animals; flower studies in gold, enamel, and rock crystal; table top accessories ranging from letter openers to miniature picture frames; and Easter eggs exchanged among members of the Russian royal family.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Charles Hawthorne: The Late Watercolors
April 15, 1983 – September 5, 1983

Verging on the abstract, these 64 watercolors represent an almost unknown aspect of the work of Hawthorne (1872-1930), a portraitist and a landscapist closely associated with the Provincetown (Mass.) artists' colony.

American Art Museum
Portraits on a Page of History: The Career of James B. Longacre (1794-1869)
April 9, 1983 – October 10, 1983

Trace the development of the American artist's multi-faceted career as engraver, portraitist, and illustrator and chief engraver to the U.S. Mint.

Portrait Gallery
The Washington Bowl
April 7, 1983 – July 4, 1983

Admire and purchase bowls created of glass, clay, and turned wood by 10 artists from the Washington metropolitan area.

Renwick Gallery
Washington Irving
April 2, 1983 – September 25, 1983

This small exhibition, commemorating the bicentennial of the author's birth, includes portraits, related paintings, and books.

Portrait Gallery
Recent Acquisitions: Benin Bronzes
April 1, 1983 – October 9, 1983

View 2 outstanding examples of Benin court art.

African Art Museum
G. Arthur Cooper and Richard E. Grant: Mining a Texas Treasure Trove of Fossils
April 1, 1983 – December 2, 1984

This Research in Natural History Case highlights the field work of the two MNH paleobiologists in the Glass Mountains of southwest Texas.  

Natural History Museum
Monkey Island
April 1, 1983 – February 1, 2001

Visit Monkey Island - home for a small colony of Barbary macaques (monkeys of Gibraltar and North Africa).

National Zoo
Germans to America: 300 Years of Immigration 1683-1983
March 23, 1983 – April 7, 1983

Examine the history and the reasons behind the immigration of the largest single nationality in the U.S. through some 50 panels of photographs.

Smithsonian Castle
Chinese Flower Paintings
March 18, 1983 – September 18, 1983

Visit some 40 scrolls and album leaves, dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries. Approximately one-half of the paintings are on exhibit for the first time.

Freer Gallery
Jose De Creeft: Sculpture and Drawings
March 18, 1983 – June 19, 1983

See 65 works in a retrospective exhibition that surveys the achievements of the naturalized American who was born in Spain in 1884 and died in 1982 in New York.

American Art Museum
Francis Lee Jaques: Artist-Naturalist
March 12, 1983 – April 24, 1983

Some 54 paintings in a retrospective exhibition document the life and work of Jaques, one of America's most talented wildlife artists and a pioneer in the creation of dioramas.  

Natural History Museum
Directions 1983
March 10, 1983 – May 15, 1983

This group exhibition of contemporary art suggests certain concerns, or "directions," shared by artists using diverse styles or media.

Hirshhorn Museum
Portraits from the New Deal
March 4, 1983 – August 21, 1983

See portraits of prominent personalities involved in Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal that focus on the years 1933 to 1936.

Portrait Gallery
Japanese Screens .
March 1, 1983 – March 31, 1983

See 6 pairs of narrative screens, including those depicting The Tale of Genji and The Emperor Hsuan-tsung and His Consort. The screens date from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Freer Gallery
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
One With the Earth: Native American Indian Art
February 18, 1983 – February 29, 1984

This exhibition examines the many kinds of American Indian art: basketry, painting, sculpture, beadwork, and textile-weaving, with some 130 objects dating from the late 19th century to the present. 

Natural History Museum
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
Japanese Ceramics Today: Masterworks of the Kikuchi Collection
February 11, 1983 – April 3, 1983

See over 300 masterpieces created by nearly 100 living Japanese ceramists, the largest and most important show of contemporary Japanese ceramics to come to the U.S. 

Natural History 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