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"Now I Lay Me Down to Eat" A Salute to the Unknown Art of Living
November 18, 1980 – February 22, 1981

See hundreds of objects--furniture, household articles, paintings, drawings and prints, and contemporary products--in an exhibition which examines, in a lively way, eating, sleeping, cleansing, bathing, and sitting.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Art of Mali and Guinea
November 15, 1980 – February 20, 1981

View a new segment of the permanent collection featuring ceremonial masks and figures of the peoples of Mali and Guinea, as well as photo-murals of Dogon villages by Eliot Elisofon.

African Art Museum
A Caravan of Crafts from the Sahel
November 15, 1980 – January 31, 1981

View and purchase Tuareg jewelry, handwoven textiles, Botswana baskets, wooden sculpture, and Boklafani print ties.

African Art Museum
Great Traditions in Chinese Landscape Painting
November 15, 1980 – March 15, 1981

See 27 Chinese paintings that range in time from the Sung to the Ch'ing dynasties. Several of these--although not new acquisitions--have never been exhibited before.

Freer Gallery
Handcrafted Holiday Tree Ornaments
November 13, 1980 – December 20, 1980

Admire and purchase articles created by American craftsmen of metal, glass, porcelain, textiles, and ceramics; some serve a double purpose and may be worn as pendants.

Renwick Gallery
American Porcelain: New Expressions in an Ancient Art
November 7, 1980 – August 16, 1981

View 108 objects selected from work submitted by craftsmen in 40 states, including figurative and abstract sculpture, place settings of dinnerware, and vessels designed as an art form.

Renwick Gallery
Turkish Art
November 1, 1980 – June 30, 1982

Delight in 30 objects on display -- manuscripts, ceramics, metalwork, and jade, mostly from the 16th century, the height of the Ottoman Empire.

Freer Gallery
Jupiter and Its Moons
November 1, 1980 – February 22, 1981

See 75 color and black-and-white photographs from transmissions sent back to Earth from the Voyager spacecraft, Including some of the most beautiful photographs taken from space.

Air and Space Museum
Paintings by Rowland Emett
November 1, 1980 – 1981

See two paintings by Rowland Emett that depict two of his whimsical sculptures: Pussiewillow II and MAUD.

Air and Space Museum
Eisenstaedt: Germany
October 31, 1980 – January 4, 1981

View 93 black-and-white photographs by the German emigre, contrasting Germany of the 1930s with that of today.

American Art Museum
Silver
October 28, 1980 – January 18, 1981

View some 80 silver objects representing the work of major silversmiths and goldsmiths from the 17th through 20th centuries, including tea kettles and caddies, salvers, jewelry, and small boxes.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Central Park
October 28, 1980 – January 18, 1981

View some 50 drawings selected from the newly discovered cache of original plans of Central Park, including watercolor renderings, working drawings, and construction details.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The World of David Gilmour Blythe (1815-1865)
October 17, 1980 – January 11, 1981

See 73 paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture by the 19th-century social and political satirist. Several works by his contemporaries are also included.

American Art Museum
Benjamin West and His American Students
October 16, 1980 – January 4, 1981

View approximately 110 paintings in an exhibition that focuses on West's influence on 3 generations of American artists.

Portrait Gallery
Andre Masson: Prints from the Museum Collection
October 16, 1980 – February 22, 1981

View 34 works by the surrealist French artist, born in 1896. Included are etchings, lithographs, and drypoints from the HMSG Collection, primarily from the 1950s. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Screens of the Rimpa School
October 10, 1980 – January 15, 1982

See 6 screens that typify the elegant and decorative painting of the 17th- and 18th-century Rimpa school of Japan.

Freer Gallery
Webfoots and Bunchgrassers: Folk Art of the Oregon Country
October 3, 1980 – February 1, 1981

See 209 objects that reflect Oregon's ethnic diversity and ranching traditions.

Renwick Gallery
Contemporary Crafts from Oregon
October 2, 1980 – November 9, 1980

Admire and purchase articles of glass, wood, ceramics, textiles, paper, and wood created by members of the Contemporary Crafts Association, Portland.

Renwick Gallery
Official Photographs: Portraits of the Carter Administration
October 1, 1980 – November 30, 1980

See 24 photographic portraits of both former and current members of the Carter Administration.

Portrait Gallery
The Image of the Black in Western Art
September 27, 1980 – November 2, 1980

See a representative selection of reproductions of art and artifacts from Egypt, Nubia, the Greco-Roman world, Byzantium, and medieval Western Europe in 100 framed photographs.

African Art Museum