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Silver
October 28, 1980 – January 18, 1981

View some 80 silver objects representing the work of major silversmiths and goldsmiths from the 17th through 20th centuries, including tea kettles and caddies, salvers, jewelry, and small boxes.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Central Park
October 28, 1980 – January 18, 1981

View some 50 drawings selected from the newly discovered cache of original plans of Central Park, including watercolor renderings, working drawings, and construction details.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The World of David Gilmour Blythe (1815-1865)
October 17, 1980 – January 11, 1981

See 73 paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture by the 19th-century social and political satirist. Several works by his contemporaries are also included.

American Art Museum
Benjamin West and His American Students
October 16, 1980 – January 4, 1981

View approximately 110 paintings in an exhibition that focuses on West's influence on 3 generations of American artists.

Portrait Gallery
Screens of the Rimpa School
October 10, 1980 – January 15, 1982

See 6 screens that typify the elegant and decorative painting of the 17th- and 18th-century Rimpa school of Japan.

Freer Gallery
Webfoots and Bunchgrassers: Folk Art of the Oregon Country
October 3, 1980 – February 1, 1981

See 209 objects that reflect Oregon's ethnic diversity and ranching traditions.

Renwick Gallery
Contemporary Crafts from Oregon
October 2, 1980 – November 9, 1980

Admire and purchase articles of glass, wood, ceramics, textiles, paper, and wood created by members of the Contemporary Crafts Association, Portland.

Renwick Gallery
Official Photographs: Portraits of the Carter Administration
October 1, 1980 – November 30, 1980

See 24 photographic portraits of both former and current members of the Carter Administration.

Portrait Gallery
The Image of the Black in Western Art
September 27, 1980 – November 2, 1980

See a representative selection of reproductions of art and artifacts from Egypt, Nubia, the Greco-Roman world, Byzantium, and medieval Western Europe in 100 framed photographs.

African Art Museum
Man & Beast: The Washington Print Club 8th Biennial Members' Exhibition
September 18, 1980 – November 30, 1980

Enjoy 64 American and European works on paper, considered by club members to be the choicest in their private collections.

American Art Museum
Berlin Porcelain
September 12, 1980 – November 23, 1980

See 196 objects documenting the work of the State Porcelain Factory, KPM, founded in the 18th century, including pieces created for Frederick the Great in 1868 and Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1903.

Renwick Gallery
Ancient Chinese Jade
September 4, 1980 – March 15, 1981

View more than 130 jade objects, dating from the third millennium B.C. through the 3rd century A.D.

Freer Gallery
Electroworks
September 2, 1980 – November 2, 1980

Explore more than 250 examples of prints, limited-edition books, graphics, animation, textiles, and 3-D pieces produced by artists and designers on office copy machines.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Art of the Arab World
September 1, 1980 – April 30, 1981

View ceramics, glass, and painting, that represent the cultural heritage of the Arabic peoples.

Freer Gallery
Romaine Brooks (1874-1970)
August 29, 1980 – April 12, 1981

Brooks, an expatriate who died in France at the age of 96, was known for her penetrating and unorthodox portraits executed in sober colors--black, white, and gray. See 18 of them in this exhibit.

American Art Museum
Mustard Pots from the Colman Collection
August 26, 1980 – October 19, 1980

Admire more than 150 silver mustard containers made by British silversmiths, ranging in date from 1724 to the present.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Beach, Boardwalk, Boulevard
August 26, 1980 – October 19, 1980

Enjoy about 100 framed color photographs and graphic panels, printed memorabilia and related artifacts such as a wicker boardwalk chair and bathing costume from the turn of the century.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Why Not a Woman (for President)?
August 22, 1980 – January 4, 1981

Meet Belva Ann Lockwood, the first woman candidate for President on the Equal Rights Party ticket in 1884, and the subject of a small exhibit.

Portrait Gallery
Recent Acquisitions (20th-Century Works)
August 16, 1980 – October 26, 1980

See 20th-century works by Alexander Brook, Joseph Cornell, Emilio Cruz, Morris Louis, Herman Maril, Reginald Marsh, Howard Mehring, Milton Resnick, and Mark Rothko.

American Art Museum
Painted Weavings by Lia Cook and Neda Alhilali
August 15, 1980 – March 1, 1981

Examine 14 contemporary works created from industrial materials which have been woven, pressed, hammered, or rolled, and then painted.

Renwick Gallery