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The King of Siam Presentation Set and the 1804 Silver Dollar
August 11, 1983 – February 9, 1984

An 1804 silver dollar and an 1804 gold eagle (a $10 denomination), two rarities among many, are in this set of nine U.S. coins on loan from a private collector.

American History Museum
A Permanent Record of India: The Photographs of Bourne & Shepherd
August 5, 1983 – November 30, 1983

See 19 photographs selected from a 19th-century catalog by Bourne and Shepherd Co. that include ethnological and scenic subjects and portray the British influence of the 1860s and 1870s in India as well as Afghanistan, Burma, and Nepal. 

Natural History Museum
Special Installation: Paul Manship (1885-1966)
August 4, 1983 – June 24, 1984

See a representative selection of the American artist's work from the NMAA permanent collection. Manship (1885-1966) enjoyed greater celebrity than any other American sculptor of his time.

American Art Museum
A Penny Saved: Architecture in Cast Iron Toy Banks
August 2, 1983 – October 23, 1983

Take in nearly 100 examples of toy banks in architectural shapes, most fashioned by American craftsmen between 1870 and 1940.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Works on Paper
August 1, 1983 – September 30, 1983

See works on paper from the HMSG collection. 

Hirshhorn Museum
M*A*S*H: Binding Up the Wounds
July 30, 1983 – February 3, 1985

See sets from the television program known as the Operating Room and "the Swamp." Props and memorabilia from the program are supplemented by fan letters.

American History Museum
Photography and Architecture: 1839-1939
July 26, 1983 – October 16, 1983

View more than 170 photographs that chronicle aspects of the history of architecture through photography, and, conversely, the history of photography as shown in architectural records.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Wethersfield Meteorites
July 22, 1983 – October 30, 1983

View two celebrated meteorites that fell in the same town, Wethersfield, Connecticut, eleven years apart.  

Natural History Museum
The Woodworker
July 9, 1983 – September 1, 1983

See 27 tools loaned by members of the Early American Industries Association. 

American History Museum
Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney: Artist and Patron (1875-1942)
July 8, 1983 – November 27, 1983

See a small exhibition that includes photographs, papers, letters and personal notebooks documenting the art patron's support of American artists-- support which culminated in the creation of the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Portrait Gallery
Scandinavian Modern 1880-1980
July 8, 1983 – October 10, 1983

Document the history of Scandinavian design during the last century with more than 330 works--furniture, ceramics, glass, metalwork, and textiles--from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden.

Renwick Gallery
Crafts from Maine
July 7, 1983 – October 2, 1983

Admire and purchase jewelry, utilitarian ceramics, and textiles.

Renwick Gallery
Japanese Portraiture
July 2, 1983 – April 1, 1984

Visit a selection of 18 portraits and imaginary portraits by Japanese painters of the 13th to 19th centuries.

Freer Gallery
Japanese Porcelain
July 2, 1983 – March 11, 1984

See 33 examples of white ceramics, reserved for summer use, that were produced at Arita, Japan's great porcelain center from the 17th through the 19th century.

Freer Gallery
The Art of Louis Paul Jonas
July 2, 1983 – August 28, 1983

View 75 wildlife miniatures by Jonas (1894-1971), who was one of the nation's foremost animal sculptors and taxidermists. 

Natural History Museum
Charles Bremner Hogg Jackson
June 24, 1983 – September 12, 1983

Visit highlights from the diverse and numerous objects in the estate of C. Bremner Hogg Jackson, a leading collector.  

American History Museum
Our Nation's Heritage
June 23, 1983 – September 5, 1983

The 1983 recipients of National Heritage Fellowships include 9 musicians and 7 master craftspeople. 

American History Museum
Colorful Kite Tales
June 21, 1983 – September 19, 1983

See photographs and drawings that illustrate 15 kite stories.

Air and Space Museum
The Fat and the Lean: American Wood Type of the 19th Century
June 17, 1983 – March 31, 1986

View a pictorial history of the evolution of type from old style "lean" letters to a proliferation of "fat" and specialized letters known as "artistic printing." 

American History Museum
Friedel Dzubas
June 16, 1983 – August 14, 1983

The first complete Dzubas retrospective comprises 45 works, including his early "calligraphic" work of 1949; all-black canvases; and bold monumental color abstractions of recent years.  

Hirshhorn Museum