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The Drawings of Morris Louis
January 1, 1980 – February 3, 1980

See 57 drawings, shown for the first time, that represent the earlier output of an artist who became notable as a painter.

American Art Museum
Country Store Post Office
– July 21, 2006

This country store was located in Headsville, West Virginia, from the 1860s to 1971, serving as a post office about half those years.

American History Museum
Ryijy Rugs from Finland: 200 Years of a Textile Art
December 21, 1979 – March 16, 1980

Examine 30 rugs that illustrate stylistic progression in design as well as the changing uses of "ryijy" from bed covering, ceremonial rug, and bench cover to wall decoration.

Renwick Gallery
A Century of Ceramics in the United States, 1878-1978
November 8, 1979 – January 27, 1980

Trace the growth of ceramics as an art form from its traditional art pottery roots to more recent pioneering personal statements in clay with these 231 works.

Renwick Gallery
Sales Exhibition: Not for Children Only: Toys and Other Pastimes
November 8, 1979 – December 15, 1978

Admire and purchase crafts for all ages--wooden and soft sculpture toys, adult games, puppets, dolls for children and doll caricatures for adults.

Renwick Gallery
Imperial Mughal Albums
November 1, 1979 – February 28, 1981

See 20 paintings from the court of India's 17th-century Mughal emperors.

Freer Gallery
Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America
November 1, 1979 – January 6, 1980

See 38 paintings of Americans painted by the English artist in America, 1784-1788.

Portrait Gallery
The Great Crash
October 24, 1979 – April 20, 1980

Mark the 50th anniversary of Wall Street's "Black Thursday" in 1929, and focus on the personalities who shaped the times.

Portrait Gallery
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