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Monkey Island
April 1, 1983 – February 1, 2001

Visit Monkey Island - home for a small colony of Barbary macaques (monkeys of Gibraltar and North Africa).

National Zoo
Germans to America: 300 Years of Immigration 1683-1983
March 23, 1983 – April 7, 1983

Examine the history and the reasons behind the immigration of the largest single nationality in the U.S. through some 50 panels of photographs.

Smithsonian Castle
Fashioned in Steel (The Steel Navy)
March 22, 1983 – May 31, 1983

Commemorate the centennial of the Congressional bill authorizing the Navy Dept. to begin construction of steel ships, and trace their early development through some 7 models and several pictures, as well as the comfort (and discomfort) of people who manned the early ships.  

American History Museum
Chinese Flower Paintings
March 18, 1983 – September 18, 1983

Visit some 40 scrolls and album leaves, dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries. Approximately one-half of the paintings are on exhibit for the first time.

Freer Gallery
Jose De Creeft: Sculpture and Drawings
March 18, 1983 – June 19, 1983

See 65 works in a retrospective exhibition that surveys the achievements of the naturalized American who was born in Spain in 1884 and died in 1982 in New York.

American Art Museum
Francis Lee Jaques: Artist-Naturalist
March 12, 1983 – April 24, 1983

Some 54 paintings in a retrospective exhibition document the life and work of Jaques, one of America's most talented wildlife artists and a pioneer in the creation of dioramas.  

Natural History Museum
Directions 1983
March 10, 1983 – May 15, 1983

This group exhibition of contemporary art suggests certain concerns, or "directions," shared by artists using diverse styles or media.

Hirshhorn Museum
Portraits from the New Deal
March 4, 1983 – August 21, 1983

See portraits of prominent personalities involved in Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal that focus on the years 1933 to 1936.

Portrait Gallery
Japanese Screens
March 1, 1983 – March 31, 1983

See 6 pairs of narrative screens, including those depicting The Tale of Genji and The Emperor Hsuan-tsung and His Consort. The screens date from the 17th to the 19th centuries.

Freer Gallery
E.C. Segar's Popeye: American Culture Hero
March 1, 1983 – July 31, 1983

Examine Popeye in relation to other American popular culture heroes, including popular images of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.  

American History Museum
Japanese Ceramics from Past to Present
February 18, 1983 – February 12, 1984

Take in a brief overview of the history of Japanese ceramics with these 50 pieces, ranging from a Neolithic Jomon pot and Yayoi jar of the 1st century B.C. to several 20th-century works. Included are several recent acquisitions on exhibit for the first time.

Freer Gallery
One With the Earth: Native American Indian Art
February 18, 1983 – February 29, 1984

This exhibition examines the many kinds of American Indian art: basketry, painting, sculpture, beadwork, and textile-weaving, with some 130 objects dating from the late 19th century to the present. 

Natural History Museum
Alfred Stieglitz
February 18, 1983 – May 31, 1983

View 5 photogravure prints of New York scenes from the turn of the century. 

American History Museum
D.C. Day Art Contest
February 15, 1983 – May 31, 1983

On view are works by student artists from D.C. city schools, including the winners of honorable mention recipients in this year's contest. The theme was aeronautics. 

Air and Space Museum
Japanese Ceramics Today: Masterworks of the Kikuchi Collection
February 11, 1983 – April 3, 1983

See over 300 masterpieces created by nearly 100 living Japanese ceramists, the largest and most important show of contemporary Japanese ceramics to come to the U.S. 

Natural History Museum
Carnegie Mansion Embellishments
February 8, 1983 – May 1, 1983

View approximately 150 fanciful modifications of a line drawing of the south facade of the Carnegie Mansion, home of the Cooper-Hewitt Museum.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Eight
February 3, 1983 – June 26, 1983

This small exhibition includes paintings, drawings, prints, and photographs of an independent group of early 20th-century American artists known as "The Eight".

Portrait Gallery
Hollywood Portrait Photographers 1921-1941
February 3, 1983 – March 27, 1983

Delight in more than 110 photographs that document the art of the "golden era" of Hollywood portrait photographers.

Portrait Gallery
Charles Lang Freer, the Man and His Gallery
February 1, 1983 – April 1, 1984

Follow the life, travels, and collection of Charles Lang Freer, using photographs and documents from the Freer Archives.

Freer Gallery
Chinese Painting of the Wu and Che Schools
February 1, 1983 – March 15, 1983

View works representative of the mainstream of painting in the Ming dynasty during the 16th century. Both schools strongly influenced subsequent Chinese paintings.

Freer Gallery