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Prints and Multiples: 79th Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity
May 26, 1982 – August 22, 1982

Through 100 works on paper by 100 artists, explore the theme of the multiple original.

American Art Museum
Samuel Murray: The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden Collection
May 20, 1982 – July 18, 1982

The HMSG collection of works by Samuel Murray (1870-1941), realist sculptor of the turn-of-the-century, and a close friend and disciple of Thomas Eakins, is shown for the first time.  

Hirshhorn Museum
The Jacquard Loom: Recent Experiments
May 18, 1982 – August 22, 1982

See a variety of fabrics produced by contemporary fiber artists on the Jacquard loom, a standard industrial machine in use since the early 19th century.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The First Annual Awards in the Visual Arts Exhibition/AVA 1
May 7, 1982 – August 8, 1982

Visit 52 works by 10 artists who are winners of the first annual Awards in the Visual Arts (AVA).

American Art Museum
Ascending Bowl #3
May 1, 1982 – June 27, 1982

Visit a bowl, crafted from walnut by Mark Lindquist, whose emphasis on texture gives it a sense of motion.

Renwick Gallery
The American Landscape
April 27, 1982 – July 18, 1982

Enjoy a selection of American landscapes by 19th- and 20th-century artists from the Cooper-Hewitt collection.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
De Stijl, 1917-1931: Visions of Utopia
April 20, 1982 – June 27, 1982

This is the first major exhibition in nearly three decades of this influential Dutch movement. Identifying itself as "The Style" ("de Stijl" translated), it encompassed art, architecture, and design, and propounded a Utopian viewpoint in a magazine of the same title.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Heirs of De Stijl
April 20, 1982 – June 27, 1982

View 14 works by artists influenced by De Stijl, including works by Bolotowski, Hepworth, and Stella.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
April 16, 1982 – May 1, 1983

Admire 54 drawings--in chalk, pastel, pencil and ink--created by Vedder for an 1884 English-language edition of the Persian's poetry.

American Art Museum
Hindu and Buddhist Art of India
April 12, 1982 – December 31, 1983

View approximately 25 paintings and sculpture depicting themes found in the art of India.

Freer Gallery
Recent Acquisitions: 20th-Century Painting and Sculpture
April 9, 1982 – September 6, 1982

Among the dozen paintings and sculpture on view are works by Leon Berkowitz, Sam Gilliam, Mervin Jules, Sandor Klein, Abraham Rattner, Sandy Walker, and Isaac Witkin.

American Art Museum
1982 Friends of the National Zoo Photography Contest
April 1, 1982 – April 30, 1982

See 50 photographs--winners and other entries in the annual competition sponsored by the Friends of the National Zoo.

National Zoo
Chinese Paintings: Recent Accessions
April 1, 1982 – October 15, 1982

See 30 works dating from the 16th through the 19th centuries that include landscapes, bird-and-flower paintings, and figure paintings executed in a range of styles on handscrolls, hanging scrolls, albums, and fans.

Freer Gallery
Luminous Shadows
April 1, 1982 – June 30, 1982

Visit a selection of ink paintings and ceramics representative of the kinds of objects collected by the Ashikaga Shoguns of the Muromachi period (1334-1573).

Freer Gallery
The Stranger Among Us
March 24, 1982 – September 6, 1982

View masks, textiles, and sculpture by traditional African artists in this exhibition tracing African encounters with outside influences.

African Art Museum
Thinking With Animals: African Images and Perceptions
March 24, 1982 – September 6, 1982

View portrayals of animals as reminders in African art of man's dependence on the animal world for physical and emotional well-being.

African Art Museum
English Majolica
March 23, 1982 – June 13, 1982

See approximately 75 examples of the brightly colored 19th-century English pottery.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
American Portraiture in the Grand Manner: 1720-1920
March 19, 1982 – June 6, 1982

Marvel at 73 monumental portraits by 51 artists selected to illustrate American portraiture in its most developed formal state.

Portrait Gallery
U.S. World Helicopter Championships
March 18, 1982 – February 28, 1983

View trophies and photographs of the United States Helicopter Team, which won the world championship competition in Poland in August 1981.

Air and Space Museum
Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual (Parts I & II)
March 17, 1982 – July 10, 1983

View a 2-part exhibition with some 600 objects used in celebrations among 62 cultural groups around the world. The exhibition draws from the collections of nine Smithsonian museums.

Renwick Gallery