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Coastal Archeology
December 31, 1980 – January 31, 1981

See tools and other artifacts of the Maritime Archaic Indian cultures of the Labrador Coast.   

Natural History Museum
Treasures of Ancient Nigeria: Legacy of 2,000 Years
December 18, 1980 – February 1, 1981

See approximately 100 objects that comprise the first comprehensive exhibition of Nigerian art in the U.S.

African Art Museum
Traditional Art of Angola and Cameroon
December 18, 1980 – May 31, 1981

View selections from the permanent collection.

African Art Museum
The Code Duello in America
December 18, 1980 – April 19, 1981

Explore the controversial practice of resolving personal disputes between gentlemen by dueling in this exhibit.

Portrait Gallery
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