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Children of South Africa
October 15, 1979 – December 31, 1979

View 21 photographs by contemporary photo-journalist Peter Magubane.

Anacostia Community Museum
Eminent Figures from the American Catholic Religious Tradition
October 8, 1979 – November 22, 1979

In conjunction with the Papal visit, see portraits of notable American Catholics.

Smithsonian Castle
Irena Brynner: Jewelry Since 1950
September 28, 1979 – January 13, 1980

See 79 pieces of handwrought silver and gold jewelry, including chains, head ornaments, rings, necklaces, earrings, brooches, and wedding bands. 

Renwick Gallery
Two Centuries of Change: The Idea of Downtown Washington
September 14, 1979 – October 11, 1979

Consider the diverse cultural heritages of the DC community through photographs, portrait reproductions and text in this exhibition which shows how downtown Washington has changed as a place to live, work and play. 

Portrait Gallery
Sales Exhibition: Couturier Crafts
September 12, 1979 – October 31, 1979

Admire and purchase wearable art created by craftsmen across the country, including handwoven coats, sweaters, quilted vests, unusual hats and headgear and gold and silver jewelry.  

Renwick Gallery
Smithsonian Museum Collections--A Selection
September 11, 1979 – January 6, 1980

View natural and man-made objects selected from Smithsonian collections to illustrate various design themes.  

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: Glass
August 28, 1979 – November 25, 1979

View approximately 125 examples that document the art of glassmaking, with emphasis on techniques used to form and decorate glass. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Art of Russia, 1800-1850
August 3, 1979 – November 12, 1979

View 145 Russian paintings and graphics as well as 21 examples of complementary decorative art, most of which have never been shown in the West.

Renwick Gallery
Immovable Objects III: Urban Open Spaces
June 26, 1979 – September 3, 1979

Visit a city-wide exhibition of 'immovable objects' -- parks, plazas, streets and playgrounds. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Chinese Paintings from the Ch'ing Dynasty
June 15, 1979 – October 22, 1979

See about 20 examples of work by the innovative academic painters that were so influential during the beginning years of the Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911),

Freer Gallery
Child's Play
June 15, 1979 – September 9, 1979

Enjoy an exhibition of 14 educational toys, the result of a juried international competition, that celebrate UNESCO'S International Year of the Child. 

Renwick Gallery
Whiskey Rebels
June 15, 1979 – December 9, 1979

See the instrument used by Federal tax collectors to measure the alcohol content of whiskey in a small exhibit about the Pennsylvania Whiskey Rebellion of 1794.

Portrait Gallery
Fantastic Illustration and Design in Britain, 1850-1930
June 12, 1979 – September 2, 1979

Delight in objects designed from fairy tales, animal-hero stories, historical romances and legends, and exotic folk tales. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Alvar Aalto
June 12, 1979 – September 2, 1979

Visit a major retrospective exhibition of the work of a master of the Modern Movement in architecture.  

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Roma Interrota
June 12, 1979 – August 12, 1979

Admire 12 contemporary architects' re-design of a different section of the 18th-century map of Rome drawn by Giambattista Nooli, a document revered by architects and urgan designers. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Sales Exhibition: Crafts of West Virginia
June 6, 1979 – September 3, 1979

Admire and purchase quilts, woodware, pottery, glassware, leather goods and baskets.

Renwick Gallery
They Have Made a Nation
May 26, 1979 – October 8, 1979

Visit an exhibition that covers the period from the secession of South Carolina through the First Battle of Manassas. 

Portrait Gallery
Translations: Lithographs After Daguerreotypes
May 14, 1979 – July 29, 1979

Compare some 34 portrait daguerreotypes with their lithographic versions 

Portrait Gallery
American Portrait Prints: A Survey
May 11, 1979 – October 31, 1979

 View some 50 portrait prints of famous contemporaries by artists from the 18th-20th centuries.

Portrait Gallery
Our Beautiful Earth: The View from Air & Space
May 5, 1979 – April 15, 1981

View photographs taken from the vantage point of airplane, spacecraft, or satellite.

Air and Space Museum