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Cross Currents
September 19, 1978 – November 5, 1978

See 135 Neo-classical prints and drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt collections.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Exhibition '78
September 16, 1978 – November 12, 1978

View works selected from those submitted by members of the D.C. Art Association, including photographs, collages, watercolors, serigraphs, acrylics, oils and sculpture.

Anacostia Community Museum
Washington Print Club: Member's Exhibition
September 15, 1978 – November 19, 1978

Enjoy 58 prints selected from members' collections: woodcuts range from 16th century chiaroscuros to 20th century works by Edward Munch and Carol Summers and monotypes by Edgar Degas and Everett Shinn.

American Art Museum
George Grosz: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
September 13, 1978 – January 14, 1979

View 37 works by the German-born satirist: 16 watercolors, 17 drawings and 4 oils.  This is the first public showing of HMSG's entire Grosz collection. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Sales Exhibition: Appalachian Crafts
September 8, 1978 – October 31, 1978

Admire and purchase quilts, pine needle baskets, cornshuck dolls, brooms, wooden cradles and wooden trains, all made by craftsmen/members of the Southern Highland Handicraft Guild.

Renwick Gallery
New Stained Glass
September 1, 1978 – February 19, 1979

View 35 objects that illustrate the use of new techniques for painting and etching glass to create works designed to be viewed as individual objects rather than windows in an architect's plan.

Renwick Gallery
Adalbert Volck: Fifth Column Artist
August 29, 1978 – May 20, 1979

Contemplate examples of the scathing pictorial denunciations of the Union cause created by the Baltimore dentist under the pseudonym, "V. Blada".

Portrait Gallery
Form Follows Film
August 15, 1978 – October 7, 1978

Visit a photographic exhibit, including stills of movie sets, which shows the movies as arbiter of taste in architecture and interior design.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Philip Evergood (1901-73): Selections from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
August 11, 1978 – October 8, 1978

Visit 42 paintings, drawings and watercolors taken from the HMSG collection of 68 works by the American artist.

Hirshhorn Museum
Henry Moore: The HMSG Collection
July 30, 1978 – September 22, 1978

In celebration of Henry Moore's 80th birthday, HMSG presents a show of his works from its collection. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Jay Gould: Mephistopheles of Wall Street
July 21, 1978 – February 4, 1979

See cartoon commentaries on the post-Civil War activities of the industrialist alongside a portrait by Eastman Johnson.

Portrait Gallery
Looking at L.A., An Exhibition Organized by Environmental Communications
July 18, 1978 – September 17, 1978

Visit a slide and video presentation of Los Angeles' life style.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Printed, Painted and Dyed: The New Fabric Surface
July 4, 1978 – October 15, 1978

Enjoy 42 works by 31 craftsmen concerned with the embellishment of preconstructed fabric surfaces through photo-silkscreen and color xerography as well as batik, fold-dye, ikat, direct and resist dye.

Renwick Gallery
Flying for Fun
June 30, 1978 – Closed

Enjoyment of flight can come in many forms, even without a pilot's license, as the objects in this exhibition illustrate.

Air and Space Museum
Contemporary Art from Alaska
June 23, 1978 – September 17, 1978

Enjoy the first survey of contemporary Alaskan art in the 'lower 48' with 57 paintings, watercolors, prints, drawings and sculpture

American Art Museum
"The Noble Buyer": John Quinn, Patron of the Avant-Garde
June 15, 1978 – September 4, 1978

Through 79 works by 26 artists, this major exhibition recreates the essence of Quinn's art collection, considered the most important assembled in the U.S. prior to the Depression. 

Hirshhorn Museum
The Celebration of Water
June 13, 1978 – August 6, 1978

Take a look at the design of facilities for the use and enjoyment of water: bathrooms, swimming pools, fountains, and water tanks atop buildings.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
William Cullen Bryant
June 12, 1978 – October 27, 1978

Mark the 100th anniversary of Bryant's death with a small exhibition including a silver Tiffany vase commissioned by friends for his 80th birthday; an edition of the New York Evening Post, which he edited for 50 years; a bust by Henry Kirke Brown; and an oil portrait by Daniel Huntington.

Portrait Gallery
Past and Present: A Century and a Half of a National Collection
June 11, 1978 – September 4, 1978

Examine the history of the NCFA and its expanding collection in this major exhibition of more than 200 works.

American Art Museum
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