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Autumn's Voices
October 15, 1981 – December 13, 1981

View 21 works of Japanese art--paintings, a piece of calligraphy, ceramics and 2 wooden drums--dating from the early 13th to the early 19th centuries, that show a variety of interpretations of autumnal motifs in Japanese art.

Freer Gallery
Nikola Tesla, Inventor and Electrical Engineer
October 15, 1981 – January 31, 1982

American History Museum
Powers of Ten Theater
October 15, 1981 – Closed

Be amazed by the Charles Eames film Powers of Ten presenting a mythical journey into space increasing one's distance from Earth 10 times every 10 seconds, and a similar journey returning into the human body at the same rate of speed.

Air and Space Museum
Revelations of Nature
October 10, 1981 – December 6, 1981

Using close-up lenses, Greenwell reveals seldom observed and little known details in wildflowers, insects, birds, and mammals of the Washington area. 

Natural History Museum
By Sea and By Land: Independence with the Help of France
October 10, 1981 – November 30, 1981

See portraits, paintings, letters, swords, cannon, and other objects commemorating the bicentennial of the Battle of Yorktown, the decisive battle of the Revolutionary War.

Smithsonian Castle
China's Inner Frontier
October 8, 1981 – November 5, 1981

View prints from over 100 photographs taken by F.R. Wulsin's 1923 expedition to northwest China. The photographs, taken on one of the few Western expeditions to this region, portray the people and their way of life as well as panoramic landscapes. 

Natural History Museum
The Print in the U.S. from the 18th Century to the Present
October 2, 1981 – January 17, 1982

Trace the development of American printmaking from small engraved works of the 18th century to the large prints of the past 25 years in this exhibition of 90 prints from several Smithsonian museums.

American Art Museum
Sculpture at the Hirshhorn: Photographs by Lee Friedlander
October 1, 1981 – January 3, 1982

In conjunction with the reopening of the museum's sculpture garden, 52 black-and-white photographs of the original outdoor display are on view. 

Hirshhorn Museum
The Imperial Image: Painting for the Mughal Court
September 25, 1981 – January 31, 1982

See 74 works from 1560-1640, considered the most important period of Islamic art in India.

Freer Gallery
Cast and Recast: The Sculpture of Frederic Remington
September 18, 1981 – January 3, 1982

View 20 casts of Remington's best-known works, including early, late and posthumous casts, recasts from original bronzes, and replicas modeled by other artists. Also learn about French sand and lost wax casting through models, molds, tools, works in process, and photographs.

American Art Museum
Out of the Ordinary: Domestic and Ritual Furnishings from Africa
September 17, 1981 – October 31, 1981

View an exhibit of domestic furnishings that illustrates the aesthetic and spiritual qualities they have in common with ritual objects.

African Art Museum
R.B. Kitaj
September 17, 1981 – November 15, 1981

This exhibition, the first comprehensive retrospective of this American's works, includes 102 paintings and pastels. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Writing and Reading
September 15, 1981 – January 3, 1982

Learn from a range of objects from various periods and cultures that provide a survey of the basic skills of writing and reading.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Starfishes of the Atlantic Ocean
September 15, 1981 – March 31, 1982

Take in the first comprehensive study of starfish found in the Atlantic Ocean with starfish, photographs, maps, and related publications.

Natural History Museum
Americans in Glass
August 25, 1981 – November 15, 1981

View blown, cast, fabricated, and engraved pieces of contemporary studio glass by 20 invited artists and 55 selected by jury.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Magazine Covers: Art for the People
August 25, 1981 – November 1, 1981

Enjoy more than 100 magazine covers and original art by artists, illustrators, and photographers--primarily European and American--from the mid-19th century to the present.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Venini Glass
August 21, 1981 – March 21, 1982

See a retrospective exhibition of 150 glass works, supplemented by color photographs, a set of glassblower's tools and bench, and panels illustrating processes made famous by Paolo Venini, founder of the glass manufactory on the island of Murano.

Renwick Gallery
Peace Corps Photography Contest Winners
August 11, 1981 – September 27, 1981

See 12 winning photographs and approximately 15 that received honorable mention, all taken by current or former Peace Corps volunteers. 

Natural History Museum
Two Contemporary Bird Painters in Oregon Territory
August 8, 1981 – October 4, 1981

Oregon birds in their natural habitats from the coast, mountain, and desert are the subject of 40 oils and watercolors by professional bird painters, L.B. McQueen and Jon Janosik. 

Natural History Museum
California Condor Sculptures
August 1, 1981 – August 28, 1981

See 3 life-size figures of the endangered California Condor, created by Erwin Hauer.

National Zoo