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A Victorian Horticultural Extravaganza
July 23, 1980 – June 30, 1987

Recapture the feeling of "Horticultural Hall" at the Centennial in Philadelphia with this exhibition of plants--live, pressed and dried--as well as ladies' crafts and technology of the floral industry.

A&I
Two Centuries of Japanese Ceramics, 1550-1750
July 14, 1980 – June 30, 1982

Admire 45 examples of Japanese stoneware and porcelain selected to highlight important regional types developed between 1550-1750.

Freer Gallery
Max Weber: Prints and Color Variations
July 11, 1980 – October 5, 1980

Enjoy 105 small abstract relief prints, including color variations pulled from the same block, as well as hand-colored lithographs.

American Art Museum
Stuart Portraits of George and Martha Washington
July 4, 1980 – May 1, 1983

View unfinished portraits of George and Martha Washington by Gilbert Stuart, the most celebrated American portrait painter of his day

Portrait Gallery
Unsuccessful Candidates for the Presidency, 1912-1976
July 3, 1980 – November 9, 1980

Visit likenesses of Norman Thomas, Henry Wallace, Adlai Stevenson, Barry Goldwater, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford in a small exhibit.

Portrait Gallery
Prints: Recent Acquisitions
July 1, 1980 – January 26, 1981

Included in a selection of recent print acquisitions are six caricatures of Benjamin Butler (by Adalbert Volck); lithographs of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Paul Robeson; and a wood block print of Albert Einstein (by Frasconi).

Portrait Gallery
Puppets and Marionettes
July 1, 1980 – July 31, 1980

Admire and purchase a small selection of puppets and marionettes created by Timothy Evans, fiber artist.

Renwick Gallery
Bonestell Space Art
July 1, 1980 – January 14, 1982

Enjoy twenty "landscapes" by space artist Chesley Bonestell displayed with a photograph of the artist.

Air and Space Museum
Violet Oakley: Art and Decoration
June 27, 1980 – September 14, 1980

Selected from a 1979 retrospective, these 43 works on paper and 6 paintings are by the only American woman to achieve notable success in the mural movement of the early 20th century.

American Art Museum
Selections from the Permanent Collection
June 26, 1980 – August 31, 1981

View 450 objects, including sculpture, masks, jewelry, ceremonial costumes, and textiles.

African Art Museum
Thomas Wilmer Dewing
June 19, 1980 – March 15, 1981

See 28 paintings, pastels, and drawings by the American artist Thomas Wilmer Dewing (1851-1938), selected from the Freer's collection.

Freer Gallery
Newer Than New Glass, Part I
June 13, 1980 – August 3, 1980

Admire and purchase glass pieces created by American craftsmen whose work is included in the current New Glass exhibition; among them are Paula Bartron, William Bernstein, and Robert Levin.

Renwick Gallery
Hair
June 10, 1980 – August 17, 1980

Enjoy an informative and sometimes light-hearted history of hair, its symbolism and significance in many societies, presented in prints, drawings and artifacts.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Resorts of the Catskills
June 10, 1980 – August 17, 1980

Explore Hudson River School paintings, photographs, historical documents, furniture, and video tape presentations that tell the architectural and social history of the mountain resort area of New York State.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Puppets from West Africa: Mali, Nigeria, Guinea
June 6, 1980 – September 21, 1980

Included in the 27 puppets on view is Mali's answer to "Big Bird"--Kono Don, a 5-1/2-ft. costumed figure--as well as green-haired maidens with movable torsos and arms; horse and rider puppets; and elaborately decorated antelope-head puppets.

African Art Museum
Zelda and Scott: The Beautiful and Damned
June 6, 1980 – November 30, 1980

The Fitzgeralds and their circle, the glamorous celebrities who exemplified the Jazz Age, are seen in portraits and photographs, manuscripts and memorabilia.

Portrait Gallery
Across the Nation: Fine Art for Federal Buildings, 1972-79
June 4, 1980 – September 1, 1980

Explore 97 maquettes, preliminary paintings, and drawings that represent artists' conceptions of sculpture, tapestries, murals, and earthworks suitable for public buildings.

American Art Museum
Japanese Puppetry
June 1, 1980 – June 30, 1980

See painted screens and mounted scrolls depicting simple hand puppets as well as full-scale productions of Japan's puppet theater of the Edo Period (1615-1868).

Freer Gallery
Spacelab Pallet
June 1, 1980 – May 15, 1997

See a reusable cargo container designed for use in a joint NASA-ESA (European Space Agency) laboratory project planned for the mid-1980s.

Air and Space Museum
John R. Grabach: Seventy Years an Artist
May 23, 1980 – August 17, 1980

See 22 paintings, drawings, and watercolors that re-introduce the work of an artist almost forgotten since the 1940s. Initially an Impressionist, Grabach became known during the 1920s and 1930s for his Ash-Can style urban landscapes and social protest paintings.

American Art Museum