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Embroidery through the Ages
June 6, 1978 – September 3, 1978

See a two-part exhibition of 14th-20th century embroidered items from Europe.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Sales Exhibition: Dolls
June 6, 1978 – August 31, 1978

Admire and purchase various type of handcrafted dolls and doll houses made by American craftsmen.

Renwick Gallery
Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan Macy
May 15, 1978 – October 8, 1978

During Better Hearing Month, explore the relationship between Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan, through life masks, photographs, books and other memorabilia.

Portrait Gallery
Recent Acquisitions
May 5, 1978 – September 10, 1978

See about 55 prints and drawings selected from those acquired during the past two years.

American Art Museum
In Tribute...Spencer Fullerton Baird (1823-87) Secretary Smithsonian Institution 1878-87
May 4, 1978 – Closed

Learn about the accomplishments of the Smithsonian's second Secretary, Spencer F. Baird, and see some of the natural history specimens he collected.

Smithsonian Castle
The TIME of Our Lives
May 3, 1978 – June 30, 1979

Enjoy a selection of 107 original TIME magazine covers portraying 100 newsworthy persons of the past two decades.

Portrait Gallery
Grover Loening
April 30, 1978 – Closed

See photographs, trophies, medals, and plane models that tell the story of aircraft designer Grover Loening, the first person in the U.S. to receive a degree in aeronautical engineering.

Air and Space Museum
Ronald Pearson: Silver and Gold
April 28, 1978 – October 15, 1978

Take in a selection of Pearson's jewelry as well as a complete place-setting of a newly-designed flatware inspired by pieces from a John Quincy Adams service

Renwick Gallery
Phil Ratner's Washington
April 16, 1978 – August 27, 1978

View 32 sculptures and an equal number of portraits of Anacostians by Ratner, an Anacostia High School art teacher for 18 years. Also on view are tapestries, glass and 25 portrait sketches by Ratner, and a selection of works by Anacostia High School students.

Anacostia Community Museum
Chinese, Japanese and Korean Ceramics
April 10, 1978 – October 1, 1979

See the distinctive styles and techniques of the three Oriental cultures in a major exhibition of about 350 objects from the Freer's collections.

Freer Gallery
Buildings Reborn: New Uses, Old Places
April 6, 1978 – August 19, 1978

Learn about the recycling of 53 buildings in American cities, including the Fine Arts/Portrait Gallery building and the Renwick Gallery, documented through photographs and models.

Renwick Gallery
Sales Exhibition: Tribal Pottery of the Catawba Indians
April 4, 1978 – May 31, 1978

Admire and purchase a selection of bowls and pitchers made in their traditional way by women of the South Carolina Indian tribe.

Renwick Gallery
20th Century Stage and Costume Design
April 1, 1978 – April 30, 1978

See about 1000 original costume and scenic designs for major opera and ballet productions as well as for musical comedies, for sale in the Design Sales Gallery.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Maria Martinez: Five Generations of Potters
March 31, 1978 – August 6, 1978

Maria Martinez of San Ildefonso pueblo, New Mexico, has long been the most famous American Indian potter, known best for her black-on-black pottery.

Renwick Gallery
The Museum of Drawers
March 21, 1978 – May 7, 1978

Examine 20 drawers, each containing 25 compartments, full of the miniature works of 500 architects and artists.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Look Again
March 15, 1978 – May 15, 1978

View a second group of about 500 objects from Cooper-Hewitt collections, including drawings and prints, textiles, wallpaper, furniture, ceramics and glass.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Attillio Salemme: Inhabitant of a Dream
March 3, 1978 – May 7, 1978

See 50 works of Salemme (1911-1955), an American artist whose work is in strong, vivid colors and whose isolated figures suggest both architectural forms and human shapes.

American Art Museum
The Gossamer Condor
February 28, 1978 – December 31, 1982

See the 1st successfully human-powered aircraft, the 70-pound Gossamer Condor.

Air and Space Museum
Mary Cassatt: Pastels and Color Prints
February 24, 1978 – April 20, 1978

The domestic life of women and children is the major theme of the 36 pastels and 16 color prints, dating from 1879 to 1914.

American Art Museum
The Frederick Douglass Years
February 12, 1978 – April 2, 1978

See 42 panels that trace the life and times of Frederick Douglass, the "Sage of Anacostia", as a slave, in the Abolitionist Movement, through the Civil War and Reconstruction, and as an elder statesman.

Anacostia Community Museum