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Nakian: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
August 14, 1980 – January 4, 1981

The 83-year-old Armenian, Rueben Nakian, now residing in New York City, is a senior figure in the field of abstract contemporary sculpture. On view are 20 sculptures (two on the plaza) and 6 drawings. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Wallpaper from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection
August 12, 1980 – October 26, 1980

See some 150 Chinese, European, and American wallcoverings dating from the late17th to the early 20th centuries.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Newer Than New Glass, Part 2
August 8, 1980 – September 26, 1980

Admire and purchase glass pieces created by American craftsmen whose work is included in the current New Glass exhibition, featuring William Dexter, John D. Gilmor, Paul Neuman, Steven I. Weinberg, and Howard Ben Tre.

Renwick Gallery
Outdoor Wall Murals of the N'debele
August 1, 1980 – September 30, 1980

As part of an expanded exhibit, an inner court has been painted with geometric color murals in the style of the N'Debele villages of southeast Africa.

African Art Museum
African Sources in Modern Art
August 1, 1980 – September 30, 1980

As part of an expanded permanent exhibit, see a second gallery of examples which show the impact of traditional African sculpture on modern Western art.

African Art Museum
African Sculpture
August 1, 1980 – September 30, 1980

On display are 17 sculptures from Benin, mostly in bronze, dating from 16th-19th centuries. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Clyfford Still: In Memoriam
August 1, 1980 – September 5, 1980

View 4 large oils on canvas by the American abstract expressionist who died June 23 of this year. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Pre-Columbian Art
August 1, 1980 – July 30, 1981

View 7 examples from the permanent collection and fragments from two Mayan Stalae (monoliths) on loan from the National Institute of Anthropology and History, Mexico. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Art Deco Posters from the Collection of the Library of Congress
July 31, 1980 – October 5, 1980

On exhibit are 20 posters created in the 1920s and early 1930s by such artists as Cassandre, Carlu, and E. McKnight Kauffer. The exhibition is augmented by a poster by Cassandre from the Hirshhorn collection. 

Hirshhorn Museum
A Victorian Horticultural Extravaganza
July 23, 1980 – June 30, 1987

Recapture the feeling of "Horticultural Hall" at the Centennial in Philadelphia with this exhibition of plants--live, pressed and dried--as well as ladies' crafts and technology of the floral industry.

A&I
Two Centuries of Japanese Ceramics, 1550-1750
July 14, 1980 – June 30, 1982

Admire 45 examples of Japanese stoneware and porcelain selected to highlight important regional types developed between 1550-1750.

Freer Gallery
Max Weber: Prints and Color Variations
July 11, 1980 – October 5, 1980

Enjoy 105 small abstract relief prints, including color variations pulled from the same block, as well as hand-colored lithographs.

American Art Museum
Stuart Portraits of George and Martha Washington
July 4, 1980 – May 1, 1983

View unfinished portraits of George and Martha Washington by Gilbert Stuart, the most celebrated American portrait painter of his day

Portrait Gallery
Unsuccessful Candidates for the Presidency, 1912-1976
July 3, 1980 – November 9, 1980

Visit likenesses of Norman Thomas, Henry Wallace, Adlai Stevenson, Barry Goldwater, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon, and Gerald Ford in a small exhibit.

Portrait Gallery
Works from the Hirshhorn Collection
July 3, 1980 – January 4, 1981

View about 50 paintings and 9 sculptures from both the 19th and 20th centuries.

Hirshhorn Museum
Prints: Recent Acquisitions
July 1, 1980 – January 26, 1981

Included in a selection of recent print acquisitions are six caricatures of Benjamin Butler (by Adalbert Volck); lithographs of Sergei Rachmaninoff and Paul Robeson; and a wood block print of Albert Einstein (by Frasconi).

Portrait Gallery
Puppets and Marionettes
July 1, 1980 – July 31, 1980

Admire and purchase a small selection of puppets and marionettes created by Timothy Evans, fiber artist.

Renwick Gallery
Bonestell Space Art
July 1, 1980 – January 14, 1982

Enjoy twenty "landscapes" by space artist Chesley Bonestell displayed with a photograph of the artist.

Air and Space Museum
Violet Oakley: Art and Decoration
June 27, 1980 – September 14, 1980

Selected from a 1979 retrospective, these 43 works on paper and 6 paintings are by the only American woman to achieve notable success in the mural movement of the early 20th century.

American Art Museum
Selections from the Permanent Collection
June 26, 1980 – August 31, 1981

View 450 objects, including sculpture, masks, jewelry, ceremonial costumes, and textiles.

African Art Museum