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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
1982 Zoo Employee Art Show
March 1, 1982 – March 31, 1982

Enjoy animal-oriented works in a variety of media--from pottery to pencil through photography--submitted by Zoo and FONZ personnel and volunteers.

National Zoo
Winter into Spring: American Landscapes
March 1, 1982 – May 31, 1982

Visit a group of 19 American landscapes by American artists of the late 19th and early 20th centuries that includes oil paintings, watercolors, and pastels by Whistler, Dewing, Thayer, Tryon, Metcalf, and Charles Adams Platt, architect of the Freer.

Freer Gallery
American Bandstand (1952-1982)
March 1, 1982 – May 12, 1982

Props from the set of the long-running TV program, including the original backdrop and podium, supplemented with photographs of featured performers and records from 30 years on the air.

American History Museum
Student Artists and the Space Shuttle
March 1, 1982 – May 30, 1982

See 50 paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works by 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students from Washington, D.C., public schools that depict or relate to the Space Shuttle.

Air and Space Museum
Red Grooms from the Museum's Collection
February 25, 1982 – May 16, 1982

Visit 8 works by the popular American artist, including 5 sculptures, a collage, and 2 paintings of New York scenes. 

Hirshhorn Museum
American Icon: The 18th-Century Image of George Washington in Prints and Illustrations
February 22, 1982 – April 27, 1982

View a variety of portrayals ranging from crude relief cuts to fine mezzotint portraits executed by Washington's contemporaries.

Portrait Gallery
Architectural Fantasy and Reality
February 16, 1982 – May 9, 1982

See 78 prize-winning entries for the annual design competitions of the National Academy of St. Luke in Rome, dating from the late 17th to the mid-18th centuries.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Orchid Paintings by Regina Hughes
February 13, 1982 – April 11, 1982

Enjoy 37 watercolor paintings of orchids from the National Orchid Collection and from private collections.

Natural History Museum
Egypt: Day and Night, Watercolors by Keith Achepohl
February 12, 1982 – May 9, 1982

Regard 35 highly stylized, abstract works by the Iowa artist, who gathered his impressions of Egypt while a visiting artist in 1977 and as a Fulbright lecturer in 1979.

American Art Museum
Recent Trends in Collecting: 20th-Century Painting and Sculpture from NMAA
February 12, 1982 – March 28, 1982

This major exhibition of 130 contemporary works is designed to show the range and breadth of the museum's collection of 20th-century works.

American Art Museum
Jacqueline Cochran: World Record Holder
February 11, 1982 – March 31, 1985

Learn about the career of Jacqueline Cochran, who held more speed, altitude, and distance records than any pilot in history.

Air and Space Museum