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The Tarahumara
April 17, 1982 – June 13, 1982

See 23 bronzes and 15 pastels of Mexico's Tarahumara people executed by George Carlson, an artist who spent his career portraying the Indians of western North America. 

Natural History Museum
Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
April 16, 1982 – May 1, 1983

Admire 54 drawings--in chalk, pastel, pencil and ink--created by Vedder for an 1884 English-language edition of the Persian's poetry.

American Art Museum
Hindu and Buddhist Art of India
April 12, 1982 – December 31, 1983

View approximately 25 paintings and sculpture depicting themes found in the art of India.

Freer Gallery
Recent Acquisitions: 20th-Century Painting and Sculpture
April 9, 1982 – September 6, 1982

Among the dozen paintings and sculpture on view are works by Leon Berkowitz, Sam Gilliam, Mervin Jules, Sandor Klein, Abraham Rattner, Sandy Walker, and Isaac Witkin.

American Art Museum
1982 Friends of the National Zoo Photography Contest
April 1, 1982 – April 30, 1982

See 50 photographs--winners and other entries in the annual competition sponsored by the Friends of the National Zoo.

National Zoo
Chinese Paintings: Recent Accessions
April 1, 1982 – October 15, 1982

See 30 works dating from the 16th through the 19th centuries that include landscapes, bird-and-flower paintings, and figure paintings executed in a range of styles on handscrolls, hanging scrolls, albums, and fans.

Freer Gallery
Luminous Shadows
April 1, 1982 – June 30, 1982

Visit a selection of ink paintings and ceramics representative of the kinds of objects collected by the Ashikaga Shoguns of the Muromachi period (1334-1573).

Freer Gallery
In Search of Missing Links: A Race Against Time
April 1, 1982 – August 16, 1982

The work of Dr. Donald Davis on the classification of Microlepidoptera is highlighted in the Research in Natural History case.  

Natural History Museum
The Stranger Among Us
March 24, 1982 – September 6, 1982

View masks, textiles, and sculpture by traditional African artists in this exhibition tracing African encounters with outside influences.

African Art Museum
Thinking With Animals: African Images and Perceptions
March 24, 1982 – September 6, 1982

View portrayals of animals as reminders in African art of man's dependence on the animal world for physical and emotional well-being.

African Art Museum
English Majolica
March 23, 1982 – June 13, 1982

See approximately 75 examples of the brightly colored 19th-century English pottery.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
American Portraiture in the Grand Manner: 1720-1920
March 19, 1982 – June 6, 1982

Marvel at 73 monumental portraits by 51 artists selected to illustrate American portraiture in its most developed formal state.

Portrait Gallery
U.S. World Helicopter Championships
March 18, 1982 – February 28, 1983

View trophies and photographs of the United States Helicopter Team, which won the world championship competition in Poland in August 1981.

Air and Space Museum
Celebration: A World of Art and Ritual (Parts I & II)
March 17, 1982 – July 10, 1983

View a 2-part exhibition with some 600 objects used in celebrations among 62 cultural groups around the world. The exhibition draws from the collections of nine Smithsonian museums.

Renwick Gallery
Masks of the World
March 17, 1982 – May 31, 1982

Admire and purchase masks of New Guinea, Java, Bolivia, Peru, and Native American cultures.

Renwick Gallery
Contemporary North American Indian Art
March 13, 1982 – January 3, 1983

View some 100 paintings and sculptures by leading contemporary American Indian artists. The works are largely Indian in theme but Euro-American in style. 

Natural History Museum
Posters for a Picnic
March 13, 1982 – November 14, 1982

See 12 posters, featuring large-scale details of traditional foods and festivities, designed by Stephen Frykholm for the annual Herman Miller, Inc., picnic celebrations in Zeeland, Michigan.

Renwick Gallery
Hawaii: The Royal Isles
March 9, 1982 – May 9, 1982

View more than 300 ethnographic and historic artifacts that present the richness and scope of Hawaiian culture.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
"Pink Gesture" (Glass Vessel)
March 5, 1982 – April 25, 1982

Admire collaborating artists Margie Jervis and Susie Krasnican's fused successive layers of colored enamel on their sculptural glass vessel, enhancing the medium's ability to reflect color and light.

Renwick Gallery
Vanishing Race and Other Illusions: A New Look at the Work of Edward Curtis
March 4, 1982 – April 15, 1982

Edward Curtis has long been considered the leading documentary photographer of the North American Indian. While acknowledging his contribution to art photography, this exhibition offers new evidence that Curtis presented a highly romanticized view of the American Indian in the early 20th century. 

Natural History Museum