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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
Silver
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
Benjamin West and His American Students
October 16, 1980 – January 4, 1981

View approximately 110 paintings in an exhibition that focuses on West's influence on 3 generations of American artists.

Portrait Gallery
Andre Masson: Prints from the Museum Collection
October 16, 1980 – February 22, 1981

View 34 works by the surrealist French artist, born in 1896. Included are etchings, lithographs, and drypoints from the HMSG Collection, primarily from the 1950s. 

Hirshhorn Museum
The Coral Reef: Researching a Living System
October 15, 1980 – October 3, 1999

Both an exhibit and a working research facility, the coral reef exhibit enables visitors to watch the behavior of hundreds of living sea plants and animals in a complex natural community. 

Natural History Museum
Screens of the Rimpa School
October 10, 1980 – January 15, 1982

See 6 screens that typify the elegant and decorative painting of the 17th- and 18th-century Rimpa school of Japan.

Freer Gallery
Postage Stamp: Chilkat Indian Mask
October 3, 1980 – April 30, 1981

Displayed is a Chilkat Tlingit Indian mask from Smithsonian collections, which is featured in a new set of stamps in the American Folk Art series. 

Natural History Museum
Webfoots and Bunchgrassers: Folk Art of the Oregon Country
October 3, 1980 – February 1, 1981

See 209 objects that reflect Oregon's ethnic diversity and ranching traditions.

Renwick Gallery
Contemporary Crafts from Oregon
October 2, 1980 – November 9, 1980

Admire and purchase articles of glass, wood, ceramics, textiles, paper, and wood created by members of the Contemporary Crafts Association, Portland.

Renwick Gallery
Submarine "Alvin"
October 1, 1980 – January 1, 1991

See a 3/4-scale model of "Alvin," a 25-foot long, 3-man submarine capable of exploring and collecting specimens to depths of 12,000 feet. 

Natural History Museum
New in the Naturalist Center
October 1, 1980 – March 2, 1996

On loan indefinitely from the Audubon Naturalist Society are eleven cases displaying 180 species of birds from eastern North America. 

Natural History Museum
Year of the Coast
October 1, 1980 – April 1, 1996

See specimens from the nearby seashore. Various coastal features and life forms are highlighted.  

Natural History Museum
Official Photographs: Portraits of the Carter Administration
October 1, 1980 – November 30, 1980

See 24 photographic portraits of both former and current members of the Carter Administration.

Portrait Gallery
The Image of the Black in Western Art
September 27, 1980 – November 2, 1980

See a representative selection of reproductions of art and artifacts from Egypt, Nubia, the Greco-Roman world, Byzantium, and medieval Western Europe in 100 framed photographs.

African Art Museum