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Tiles
January 29, 1980 – March 30, 1980

Admire tile designs of the East and West from the 13th to the 20th centuries from the Cooper-Hewitt collection, supplemented by items on loan.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Japanese Prints ("Surimono" Genre)
January 25, 1980 – April 15, 1980

See 10 "Surimono," miniature genre prints and poems that are the focal point of 24 works.

Freer Gallery
The Ocean Liner: Speed, Style, Symbols
January 22, 1980 – April 6, 1980

See models, drawings, posters, and other related objects that feature ocean liners as symbols of 20th-century technology and artistry.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Howard Chandler Christy
January 11, 1980 – August 3, 1980

See the American portrait painter's early work as an illustrator, including his WWI Christy Girl posters.

Portrait Gallery
Ten Tennessee Potters
January 9, 1980 – March 14, 1980

Admire and purchase utilitarian production pottery pieces--bowls, plates, mugs, covered dishes, etc.

Renwick Gallery
Fossils Galore: A Grand Opening Fossils Galore: A Grand Opening
– April 27, 2014

Soft-bodied and hard-shelled animals, tall sponges, and algae offer a rare glimpse into the earliest explosion of animal life more than 500 million years ago, including the famous Burgess Shale.

Natural History Museum
Frederick Douglass Gallery
January 1, 1980 – June 16, 1986

See the black leader's first Washington home with furniture, photographs, books, newspapers and other memorabilia that reflect his life and times.

African Art Museum
Traditional Art from Upper Volta
January 1, 1980 – May 31, 1980

View more than 115 masks, figures, jewelry, and utilitarian items from the Bwa, Bobo, Lobi, Mossi, and Gurunis peoples of Upper Volta.

African Art Museum
The Useful Arts of Kenya
January 1, 1980 – May 15, 1980

See a comprehensive display of Kenyan arts and crafts, plus other utilitarian objects.

African Art Museum
The Sculptor's Eye: Chaim Gross Collection
January 1, 1980 – March 31, 1980

View 150 figures, masks and other objects, as well as 250 Ashanti goldweights from Chaim Gross's collection.

African Art Museum
Harvest Ceremonies and Celebrations--African Art, Kwanzaa
January 1, 1980 – January 31, 1980

View a headdress and mask, a wall mural, a sculpture, and Kwanzaa materials.

African Art Museum
Animals in African Art
January 1, 1980 – July 31, 1980

See some 50 objects from the permanent collection that show how animals are depicted in the art of a number of African peoples.

African Art Museum
Tribute to Africa--Eliot Elisofon Photographs
January 1, 1980 – July 31, 1980

See an audio-visual presentation of the outstanding color photography of Eliot Elisofon, renowned TIME/LIFE photographer.

African Art Museum
African Influences in Modern Art
January 1, 1980 – July 31, 1980

See an exhibition illustrating the similarities in form and artistic concept between traditional African sculpture and works of modern Western art.

African Art Museum
The Cooper-Hewitt Collection: Furniture
January 1, 1980 – February 3, 1980

View 20 examples of 17th-century English furniture, 18th-century French and Italian forms, and 19th- and 20th-century American designs.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Smithsonian
January 1, 1980 – February 3, 1980

View objects from 10 museums selected for their beauty, rarity, or historical value as being representative of the 75 million items in the Smithsonian collections.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Art of the Court of Shah Tahmasp
January 1, 1980 – August 15, 1980

Enjoy 47 manuscripts, illuminations, drawings and book bindings executed during the reign of Shah Tahmasp (1524-1576), one of the most brilliant periods of Islamic art.

Freer Gallery
A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions, 1970-1980
January 1, 1980 – April 30, 1980

View 114 works that represent a variety of Asian cultures, including secular paintings, religious images and ritual objects, personal ornaments and household furnishings ranging in time from 3,000 B.C. to the 19th century.

Freer Gallery
Japanese Lacquer
January 1, 1980 – March 1, 1980

See approximately 60 lacquer objects--including writing boxes, cabinets, seal cases, and containers--that illustrate 11 centuries of lacquer-making techniques.

Freer Gallery
Armenian Manuscripts
January 1, 1980 – January 31, 1980

View early Christian manuscripts from the Freer's collection, including 6 Gospels, a hymnal, and a Psalter.

Freer Gallery