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The Artist and the Space Shuttle
December 1, 1982 – September 5, 1983

Witness the artist's take on the development of the Space Shuttle since early tests in 1977 to the first launch in 1981.

Air and Space Museum
Threads: 7 American Artists and Their Miniature Textile Pictures
November 25, 1982 – May 8, 1983

View 26 works conceived on a small scale which use the smallest component of the textile process, the thread, as their principal element.

Renwick Gallery
American Picture Palaces
November 23, 1982 – February 27, 1983

Revisit the grandeur of movie theaters built in the 1920s and 1930s through photos, posters, furnishings, and original artwork illustrating the extravagant architecture and sometimes gaudy designs of such buildings.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Joseph Cornell: An Exploration of Sources
November 19, 1982 – February 27, 1983

View an exhibition that explores the visual and conceptual basis for Cornell's art with 50 boxes, collages, 3-D objects, dossiers, and designs on loan from private and public collections.

American Art Museum
"Here, Look at Mine" (Robinson/Lebby Art Show)
November 14, 1982 – February 28, 1983

See approximately 60 examples of genre art by John N. Robinson and Larry F. Lebby, depicting home and family, and neighbors and neighborhoods in watercolor, oil, acrylic, and other media.

Anacostia Community Museum
Prints and Collages
November 11, 1982 – January 23, 1983

See some 30 examples from the HMSG collection. 

Hirshhorn Museum
The Prints of Louis Lozowick
November 5, 1982 – April 10, 1983

Enjoy 70 lithographs and wood engravings by the 20th-century American artist.

American Art Museum
From the Life of the Artist: A Documentary View of David Smith
November 4, 1982 – January 16, 1983

This exhibition, organized by the Smithsonian Archives of American Art, includes photographs, sketches, and letters from the David Smith Papers of the Archives.

Hirshhorn Museum
David Smith: Painter, Sculptor, Draftsman
November 4, 1982 – January 16, 1983

See 163 works including sculpture, paintings, drawings, etchings, photographs, and ceramics spanning Smith's 35-year career. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Devil Dance Masks of Sri Lanka
November 3, 1982 – September 20, 1984

See approximately 30 masks used in the Devil Dance of Sri Lanka (Ceylon), including three exceptionally large masks. 

Natural History Museum
Contemporary Paintings from Pakistan
November 1, 1982 – January 2, 1983

View 43 paintings, mostly oil on canvas, by 9 women and 14 men, a cross-section of Pakistani art.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Royal Gifts from the Kingdom of Thailand Royal Gifts from the Kingdom of Thailand
November 1, 1982 – July 31, 1983

View 15 exquisitely crafted gifts from Thai monarchs to the United States and to U.S. presidents  from 1856 to the present.

Natural History Museum
Music & Dance of the Silk Route from the People's Republic of China
November 1, 1982 – November 14, 1982

See musical instruments from China, including some which were gifts from China for the U.S. Centennial celebration in 1876. 

Natural History Museum
Rochester Folk Art
November 1, 1982 – January 2, 1983

Admire and purchase objects created by members of the Rochester Folk Art Guild of New York, including musical instruments, turned bowls, toys and games, hats and vests, scarves, porcelain and stoneware teapots and containers, and one-of-a-kind glass bowls, vases, and paperweights.

Renwick Gallery
Charles Willson Peale and His World
October 29, 1982 – January 2, 1983

Celebrate the achievements of this 18th-century Renaissance man, as artist, natural scientist, and inventor through paintings, natural history specimens, and inventions.

Portrait Gallery
African Emblems of Status
October 27, 1982 – April 3, 1983

This exhibition of 205 objects presents the variety of forms, materials and kinds of art objects created to identify, honor, and celebrate individuals of status and achievement.

African Art Museum
From the New World and Other Images (Caroline Thorington)
October 23, 1982 – December 19, 1982

Visit approximately 50 etchings and lithographs by Caroline Thorington of Washington, D.C., including mammals, birds, and plants of the U.S., Panama, and Venezuela, as well as other parts of the world.

Natural History Museum
To Dream of Fair Women
October 1, 1982 – March 1, 1984

Admire 20 paintings of women in the romantically beautiful styles of turn-of-the-century artists Thomas Wilmer Dewing, James McNeill Whistler, and Abbott Handerson Thayer. Also on view are two ceramic vessels from Pewabic Pottery by Mary Chase Stratton in Detroit; their colorful, irridescent glazes echo the rich surfaces of the paintings.

Freer Gallery
Nastaliq Calligraphy
October 1, 1982 – January 22, 1984

See 12 examples of elegant Islamic script, developed at the turn of the 15th century and used for all literary imperial manuscripts. Several pieces are signed by the most celebrated artists of the Islamic world.

Freer Gallery
Japanese and Chinese Lacquer
October 1, 1982 – June 30, 1983

View approximately 60 examples of lacquer containers, utensils, and furniture from China and Japan, incorporating such techniques as monochrome, carved and colored lacquer, and Japanese decoration in silver and gold.

Freer Gallery