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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
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