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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
David Hockney: Travels with Pen, Pencil and Ink
March 29, 1979 – June 10, 1979

View the first comprehensive exhibition of the British artist's work in the US. The show includes 150 prints and drawings -- portraits, interiors, still-lifes and view of California, Europe, Japan and North America.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Seymour Lipton: Aspects of Sculpture
March 16, 1979 – May 6, 1979

View 13 sculptures as well as 47 drawings and 25 maquettes (small working models) by one of the surviving giants of abstract expressionism. 

American Art Museum
Calder's Universe
March 15, 1979 – May 13, 1979

See over 125 works -- mobiles, stabiles and other sculpture: paintings, drawings, gouaches, tapestries, toys and jewelry. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Sales Exhibition: Crafts for the Tabletop
March 13, 1979 – May 31, 1979

Admire and purchase glass goblets and decanters, woven place mats and table scarves, silver and wrought iron flatware and napkin rings, pottery bowls, and plates and mugs, all the work of craftsmen from around the country.

Renwick Gallery
Gabor Peterdi: Forty-five Years of Printmaking
March 9, 1979 – April 29, 1979

See 42 etchings and engraving, emphasizing those created since 196. Peterdi's contributions to printmaking, particularly in color intaglio prints, are widely recognized.

American Art Museum
Out of Africa: From West African Kingdoms to Colonization
February 28, 1979 – June 30, 1980

Learn about early African civilizations, the slave trade, the abolitionist movement and the founding of the first African republic, Liberia, in this exhibition. Music, artifacts, accounts, documents and photographs depict the many ancient kingdoms of Africa.

Anacostia Community Museum