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Bicentennial Bust of George Washington
November 5, 1975 – December 31, 1975

See a Bicentennial gift to the United States from the world-reknowned English firm of Wedgewood.

Portrait Gallery
The Happy Frog
November 1, 1975 – November 1, 1985

Say hello to a 200-pound bronze sculptured frog who welcomes visitors from his pedestle in front of the Reptile House.

National Zoo
William H. Johnson
October 10, 1975 – October 17, 1975

See 15 oils and 10 drawings that reflect Johnson's roots as a rural black South Carolinian, his studies in New York, his travels in France, Scandinavia, and North Africa, and his work for the WPA Federal Art Project in Harlem.

American Art Museum
Thomas Wolfe
October 3, 1975 – December 7, 1975

See a small exhibit of letters and photographs commemorating the 75th anniversary of the American novelist.

Natural History Museum
Sculpture: American Directions, 1945-1975
October 3, 1975 – November 30, 1975

The rich variety of materials and techniques used by American artists during the past 30 years is demonstrated in this major exhibition of 63 pieces by 54 artists.

American Art Museum
Art Treasures from the Imperial Collection
September 30, 1975 – October 5, 1975

See 36 objects, including folding screens, embroidered hangings, paintings, and porcelains from the Imperial Collection.

Smithsonian Castle
Blacks in the Westward Movement
September 14, 1975 – January 4, 1976

View historical and biographical materials that illustrate the role of Blacks as explorers, settlers, wranglers, trail bosses, soldiers, government agents, rustlers, and con men in the western expansion of the U.S.

Anacostia Community Museum
Louis Lozowick (1892-1973)
September 12, 1975 – November 23, 1975

See 60 drawings and lithographs executed between 1923 and 1973. Lozowick's works range from the bold, black constructivist drawings of machine forms of the 1920s to subtle, softly modulated lithographic studies of tabletop still lifes.

American Art Museum
Charles Willson Peale Papers
September 1, 1975 – October 31, 1975

See a self-portrait of Peale, augmented with Peale memorabilia, marking the first meeting of the Advisory Board of the Charles Willson Peale Papers.

Portrait Gallery
The Designs of Raymond Loewy
August 1, 1975 – November 16, 1975

Tour the career of Raymond Loewy, a pioneer of the industrial design profession, through photographs, drawings, models and objects that showcase his work.

Renwick Gallery
Conflict at Dayton: The Scopes Trial, July 1975
July 10, 1975 – September 30, 1975

Visit a small exhibit commemorating the 50th anniversary of the famous trial, re-created through a slide tape with narration, photographs, documents and portraits.

Portrait Gallery
Craft Multiples
July 4, 1975 – February 16, 1976

Visit an exhibition representing the best of American production crafts -- those made in at least 10 of the same design.

Renwick Gallery
Contemporary Stage Design: USA
June 20, 1975 – September 7, 1975

Celebrate the first comprehensive exhibition of American scene and costume design ever assembled, prior to its representing the US in the Third Prague Quadrennial, a worldwide scene design exhibition in January, 1976.

American Art Museum
East Bank Artists
June 15, 1975 – August 24, 1975

See about 100 pieces of a wide variety of art, the work of some 40 artists who live East of the Anacostia River.

Anacostia Community Museum
Academy: The Academic Tradition in American Art
June 6, 1975 – September 1, 1975

Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the National Academy of Design -- founded by professional artists who were committed to the promotion of contemporary American art and to the training of art students -- in this exhibition featuring 180 works by 124 artists.

American Art Museum
24th National Exhibition of Prints
May 23, 1975 – September 7, 1975

Visit a juried competition co-sponsored by the NCFA and the Library of Congress. Out of 895 entries from all over the U.S., 57 prints were chosen for display.

American Art Museum
Art of the Arab World
May 9, 1975 – August 31, 1977

View some 80 objects, exemplifying the themes, styles and techniques employed in the Arabian world between the 8th and 16th centuries.

Freer Gallery
Pennsylvania Academy Moderns, 1910-1940
May 9, 1975 – June 6, 1975

Enjoy 43 paintings by artists who were pioneers in the emergence and acceptance of modern art in and around Philadelphia in the early 20th century.

American Art Museum
The Dye is Now Cast: The Road to American Independence 1774-1776
April 19, 1975 – November 16, 1975

This is the second in a series of three Bicentennial exhibitions, dealing with the period beginning with military engagements at Lexington and Concord and ending with the adoption of the Declaration of Independence by the First Continental Congress.

Portrait Gallery
A Modern Consciousness: D. J. DePree and Florence Knoll
April 11, 1975 – November 9, 1975

Honor two designers of 20th century American furniture who contributed greatly to the success of two major companies, Herman Miller Incorporated and Knoll International. Some 50 pieces of furniture are on display.

Renwick Gallery