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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
Return to Albion: Americans in England 1760-1940
April 20, 1979 – September 16, 1979

Examine the lives of famous American expatriates who left a mark on England's history by choosing to live there.

Portrait Gallery
Take your Choice: Contemporary Product Design
April 17, 1979 – May 13, 1979

Decide between two contrasting designs for each of ten products. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Japanese Collections in the Cooper-Hewitt Museum
April 10, 1979 – May 20, 1979

Visit a three-part collection of Japanese woodblock prints, sword guards, and textile stencils. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Olaf Skoogfors, 20th Century Goldsmith
April 6, 1979 – August 19, 1979

See pins, pendants, rings, bracelets, necklaces and belt buckles, as well as candlesticks, pill boxes and tea and coffee pots made by Skoogfors, a founding member of the Society of North American Goldsmiths.

Renwick Gallery
MA, Space/Time in Japan
April 3, 1979 – May 27, 1979

Explore the ancient concept of time and space as a single entity with these Japanese objects. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum