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Children's Toys: Renderings from the Index of American Design
December 12, 1980 – March 12, 1981

See 24 watercolors depicting toys in the United States from the Colonial period to the end of the 19th century.

Renwick Gallery
Art for All: American Print Publishing Between the Wars
December 4, 1980 – May 10, 1981

Visit 71 works published in large editions as part of a movement to foster interest in American art.

American Art Museum
"The Rocket" Tourmaline Crystal
December 1, 1980 – January 30, 1995

On public display for the first time is a multimillion dollar rubellite tourmaline.  

Natural History Museum
John Wesley Powell
November 30, 1980 – May 3, 1981

Books, memorabilia, and pictures feature John Wesley Powell's work as an anthropologist. Powell, better known as a geologist, worked to found the U.S. Geological Survey and served as director.

Natural History Museum
Photographs of Guatemalan Weavers and Craftsmen
November 29, 1980 – January 25, 1981

See 50 black-and-white photographs of weavers and craftsmen of Guatemala by Marilyn Anderson,  

Natural History Museum
Jan Matulka, 1890-1972
November 21, 1980 – February 8, 1981

Enjoy 71 paintings, drawings, watercolors, and prints by a major figure in the art world of the Twenties and Thirties.

American Art Museum
The Avant-Garde in Russia, 1910-1930: New Perspectives
November 20, 1980 – February 16, 1981

This is the second and final showing of this unprecedented exhibition including over 450 works by 40 artists, including Chagall, Exter and Malevich. The development of Russian avant-garde art is presented in chronological order.  

Hirshhorn Museum
"Now I Lay Me Down to Eat" A Salute to the Unknown Art of Living
November 18, 1980 – February 22, 1981

See hundreds of objects--furniture, household articles, paintings, drawings and prints, and contemporary products--in an exhibition which examines, in a lively way, eating, sleeping, cleansing, bathing, and sitting.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Art of Mali and Guinea
November 15, 1980 – February 20, 1981

View a new segment of the permanent collection featuring ceremonial masks and figures of the peoples of Mali and Guinea, as well as photo-murals of Dogon villages by Eliot Elisofon.

African Art Museum
A Caravan of Crafts from the Sahel
November 15, 1980 – January 31, 1981

View and purchase Tuareg jewelry, handwoven textiles, Botswana baskets, wooden sculpture, and Boklafani print ties.

African Art Museum
Great Traditions in Chinese Landscape Painting
November 15, 1980 – March 15, 1981

See 27 Chinese paintings that range in time from the Sung to the Ch'ing dynasties. Several of these--although not new acquisitions--have never been exhibited before.

Freer Gallery
Handcrafted Holiday Tree Ornaments
November 13, 1980 – December 20, 1980

Admire and purchase articles created by American craftsmen of metal, glass, porcelain, textiles, and ceramics; some serve a double purpose and may be worn as pendants.

Renwick Gallery
American Porcelain: New Expressions in an Ancient Art
November 7, 1980 – August 16, 1981

View 108 objects selected from work submitted by craftsmen in 40 states, including figurative and abstract sculpture, place settings of dinnerware, and vessels designed as an art form.

Renwick Gallery
Turkish Art
November 1, 1980 – June 30, 1982

Delight in 30 objects on display -- manuscripts, ceramics, metalwork, and jade, mostly from the 16th century, the height of the Ottoman Empire.

Freer Gallery
Jupiter and Its Moons
November 1, 1980 – February 22, 1981

See 75 color and black-and-white photographs from transmissions sent back to Earth from the Voyager spacecraft, Including some of the most beautiful photographs taken from space.

Air and Space Museum
Paintings by Rowland Emett
November 1, 1980 – 1981

See two paintings by Rowland Emett that depict two of his whimsical sculptures: Pussiewillow II and MAUD.

Air and Space Museum
Eisenstaedt: Germany
October 31, 1980 – January 4, 1981

View 93 black-and-white photographs by the German emigre, contrasting Germany of the 1930s with that of today.

American Art Museum
October 28, 1980 – January 18, 1981

View some 80 silver objects representing the work of major silversmiths and goldsmiths from the 17th through 20th centuries, including tea kettles and caddies, salvers, jewelry, and small boxes.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Central Park
October 28, 1980 – January 18, 1981

View some 50 drawings selected from the newly discovered cache of original plans of Central Park, including watercolor renderings, working drawings, and construction details.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The World of David Gilmour Blythe (1815-1865)
October 17, 1980 – January 11, 1981

See 73 paintings, drawings, prints, and sculpture by the 19th-century social and political satirist. Several works by his contemporaries are also included.

American Art Museum