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Art of the Arab World
September 1, 1980 – April 30, 1981

View ceramics, glass, and painting, that represent the cultural heritage of the Arabic peoples.

Freer Gallery
On the Beach
September 1, 1980 – April 30, 1981

This Research in Natural History case features the work of Dr. James Mead, particularly his research on beached whales and dolphins. 

Natural History Museum
Old Woman Meteorite
September 1, 1980 – September 15, 1980

See the second largest meteorite ever found in the United States, discovered in 1975 in the Old Woman Mountains in San Bernardino County, southern California.  

Natural History Museum
Romaine Brooks (1874-1970)
August 29, 1980 – April 12, 1981

Brooks, an expatriate who died in France at the age of 96, was known for her penetrating and unorthodox portraits executed in sober colors--black, white, and gray. See 18 of them in this exhibit.

American Art Museum
Mustard Pots from the Colman Collection
August 26, 1980 – October 19, 1980

Admire more than 150 silver mustard containers made by British silversmiths, ranging in date from 1724 to the present.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Beach, Boardwalk, Boulevard
August 26, 1980 – October 19, 1980

Enjoy about 100 framed color photographs and graphic panels, printed memorabilia and related artifacts such as a wicker boardwalk chair and bathing costume from the turn of the century.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Why Not a Woman (for President)?
August 22, 1980 – January 4, 1981

Meet Belva Ann Lockwood, the first woman candidate for President on the Equal Rights Party ticket in 1884, and the subject of a small exhibit.

Portrait Gallery
New York: The Artist's View
August 21, 1980 – January 4, 1981

See 32 paintings, 7 drawings, and 2 sculptures by 33 artists from the HMSG collection. They range from late 19th century to the present and vary in style from realism to abstract.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Recent Acquisitions (20th-Century Works)
August 16, 1980 – October 26, 1980

See 20th-century works by Alexander Brook, Joseph Cornell, Emilio Cruz, Morris Louis, Herman Maril, Reginald Marsh, Howard Mehring, Milton Resnick, and Mark Rothko.

American Art Museum
Painted Weavings by Lia Cook and Neda Alhilali
August 15, 1980 – March 1, 1981

Examine 14 contemporary works created from industrial materials which have been woven, pressed, hammered, or rolled, and then painted.

Renwick Gallery
An Interior Decorated: Joyce Kozloff
August 15, 1980 – March 1, 1981

Inspired by exotic and intricate motifs of Egyptian, Islamic and American Indian cultures, the New York artist transforms one of the Renwick's galleries into a striking array of color and pattern.

Renwick Gallery
Nakian: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
August 14, 1980 – January 4, 1981

The 83-year-old Armenian, Rueben Nakian, now residing in New York City, is a senior figure in the field of abstract contemporary sculpture. On view are 20 sculptures (two on the plaza) and 6 drawings. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Wallpaper from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection
August 12, 1980 – October 26, 1980

See some 150 Chinese, European, and American wallcoverings dating from the late17th to the early 20th centuries.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Newer Than New Glass, Part 2
August 8, 1980 – September 26, 1980

Admire and purchase glass pieces created by American craftsmen whose work is included in the current New Glass exhibition, featuring William Dexter, John D. Gilmor, Paul Neuman, Steven I. Weinberg, and Howard Ben Tre.

Renwick Gallery
Outdoor Wall Murals of the N'debele
August 1, 1980 – September 30, 1980

As part of an expanded exhibit, an inner court has been painted with geometric color murals in the style of the N'Debele villages of southeast Africa.

African Art Museum
African Sources in Modern Art
August 1, 1980 – September 30, 1980

As part of an expanded permanent exhibit, see a second gallery of examples which show the impact of traditional African sculpture on modern Western art.

African Art Museum
African Sculpture
August 1, 1980 – September 30, 1980

On display are 17 sculptures from Benin, mostly in bronze, dating from 16th-19th centuries. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Clyfford Still: In Memoriam
August 1, 1980 – September 5, 1980

View 4 large oils on canvas by the American abstract expressionist who died June 23 of this year. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Pre-Columbian Art
August 1, 1980 – July 30, 1981

View 7 examples from the permanent collection and fragments from two Mayan Stalae (monoliths) on loan from the National Institute of Anthropology and History, Mexico. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Art Deco Posters from the Collection of the Library of Congress
July 31, 1980 – October 5, 1980

On exhibit are 20 posters created in the 1920s and early 1930s by such artists as Cassandre, Carlu, and E. McKnight Kauffer. The exhibition is augmented by a poster by Cassandre from the Hirshhorn collection. 

Hirshhorn Museum