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June 14, 1979 – September 3, 1979

See 65 sculptures, paintings, site-oriented projects and video pieces by 18 artists. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Fantastic Illustration and Design in Britain, 1850-1930
June 12, 1979 – September 2, 1979

Delight in objects designed from fairy tales, animal-hero stories, historical romances and legends, and exotic folk tales.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Alvar Aalto
June 12, 1979 – September 2, 1979

Visit a major retrospective exhibition of the work of a master of the Modern Movement in architecture.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Roma Interrota
June 12, 1979 – August 12, 1979

Admire 12 contemporary architects' re-design of a different section of the 18th-century map of Rome drawn by Giambattista Nooli, a document revered by architects and urgan designers.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The First Western States Biennial Exhibition
June 7, 1979 – September 3, 1979

View a juried exhibition of 63 contemporary paintings, and works on paper, sculpture and porcelain created in a variety of styles by 28 artists of 13 western states. 

American Art Museum
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
Art from Chicago: The Koffler Foundation
May 25, 1979 – August 12, 1979

Visit a recent gift of 34 paintings, works on paper, sculpture and collage. The Foundation was founded in 1971 to honor the best artists of Chicago by purchasing their works for exhibition. 

American Art Museum
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
Alfred H. Maurer: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
May 9, 1979 – August 12, 1979

View 16 works by the American modernist (1868-1932) that show the range of the artist's style, from early Whistlerian portraits through the expressive figure studies and cubist abstractions of the 1920s and early 1930s.  

Hirshhorn Museum
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
Prints and Personalities: The American Theater's First Hundred Years
May 4, 1979 – September 9, 1979

View 62 engravings, lithographs and woodcuts that present 18th and 19th century entertainment figures from the legitimate stage, opera, ballet, and musical and acrobatic shows. 

American Art Museum
High School Graphics VI
April 27, 1979 – June 10, 1979

Enjoy 170 works in a juried print exhibition which highlights high school artists in Washington public, private and parochial schools. 

American Art 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