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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
FONZ Photo Contest Winners
April 1, 1979 – April 30, 1979

See about 50 photographs, including winning prints in a Friends of the National Zoo contest. Zoo subjects are shown in black and white as well as in color.  

National Zoo
Sales Exhibition: Crafts for the Tabletop
March 13, 1979 – May 31, 1979

Admire and purchase glass goblets and decanters, woven place mats and table scarves, silver and wrought iron flatware and napkin rings, pottery bowls, and plates and mugs, all the work of craftsmen from around the country. 

Renwick Gallery
Out of Africa: From West African Kingdoms to Colonization
February 28, 1979 – June 30, 1980

Learn about early African civilizations, the slave trade, the abolitionist movement and the founding of the first African republic, Liberia, in this exhibition.  Music, artifacts, accounts, documents and photographs depict the many ancient kingdoms of Africa.

Anacostia Community Museum
Indelible Images: Contemporary Advertising Design
February 6, 1979 – March 25, 1979

Consider 100 examples in an exhibition which explores the content and style of a number of advertising campaigns. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Four Guardian Kings from Kamakura Period
February 1, 1979 – November 1, 1979

View a rare set of 4 polychromed wood statues representing the guardians of the four cardinal directions from a Buddhist shrine.

Freer Gallery
The Dream King--Ludwig of Bavaria
January 23, 1979 – March 25, 1979

See designs for interiors, objects and the famous castles commissioned by Ludwig.

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Sales Exhibition: Rivercane Baskets
January 16, 1979 – February 28, 1979

View 25 doubleweave contemporary baskets made by Eva Wolfe, a noted Cherokee basketweaver.   

Renwick Gallery
Bo'jou Neejee--Profiles of Canadian Indian Art
December 19, 1978 – June 17, 1979

Admire Canadian Indian ingenuity and creativity as expressed in 191 objects made of skins, bone, wood, bark and quills.  

Renwick Gallery
Miniature Zoo
December 15, 1978 – March 30, 1978

Be charmed by a collection of 19th century animal figures, toy zoos, Noah's arks and other miniature fauna.

National Zoo
Black Hawk and Keokuk:Prairie Rivals
December 15, 1978 – June 3, 1979

Explore the effects of the rivalry between the leaders of the Confederated Tribes of Sauk and Fox during the settlement of Illinois in the early 1880s.

Portrait Gallery
Victorian Christmas Tree
December 12, 1978 – December 31, 1978

Visit a 12-foot spruce tree decorated by the Renwick's volunteer docents with cornucopias, angels, candles, small presents, recycled Christmas cards, natural and painted evergreen pods and pine cones. 

Renwick Gallery
The Shopping Bag: Portable Graphic Art
December 9, 1978 – January 27, 1979

Admire 100 20th-century shopping bags as well as rare examples of their 19th-century precursor, the bandbox. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Chinese Paintings from the Ming Dynasty
December 1, 1978 – June 10, 1979

 View 17 examples of Chinese paintings from the period 1368-1644.

Freer Gallery
Vienna Moderne: An Exhibition of the Arts of the Vienna Workshops
November 21, 1978 – February 4, 1979

Visit all types of decorative arts, paintings, graphics and architectural drawings, created by the "Vienna Secession", members of the Austrian turn-of-the-century art nouveau movement who questioned the validity of ornamentation. 

Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Baskets and Cylinders: Recent Glass by Dale Chihuly
November 17, 1978 – June 3, 1979

See 56 designs inspired by American Indian containers or highlighted by thin linear patterns in subtle color variations. 

Renwick Gallery