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Tiffany Studios: Metalwork and Other Decorative Arts
January 18, 1983 – April 17, 1983

Admire approximately 75 works produced at the Tiffany Studios, highlighting Tiffany designs in bronze, silver, gold, enamel, copper, and other metals.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Elizabeth Nourse, 1859-1938: A Salon Career
January 14, 1983 – April 17, 1983

A reappraisal of the American expatriate is provided by the 104 works on view--portraits, domestic scenes, landscapes, and drawings.

American Art Museum
"The Eight" and the Independent Tradition in American Art
January 13, 1983 – March 15, 1983

Celebrate the 75th anniversary of the legendary Eight exhibition, America's first organized assault on academic art.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Synthetic Blues
January 7, 1983 – February 27, 1983

See a hand-built, colored porcelain bowl created by Curtis and Suzan Benzle of Cleveland.

Renwick Gallery
Ohio Designer Craftsmen
January 6, 1983 – April 3, 1983

Admire and purchase decorative objects created by 26 artists; included are wood decoys, woven wire beads, enamel bowls and wall sculpture, glass scent bottles and paperweights, ceramic bowls, and gallery trays.

Renwick Gallery
Teabowls for the New Year
January 1, 1983 – January 31, 1983

View 3 examples of Japanese ceramic bowls used at the first tea gathering of the New Year--an occasion of great auspiciousness for which the host chooses teabowls whose design conveys wishes for good fortune and longevity.

Freer Gallery
The Past in Your Future: Changing Perspectives on the 18th Century
January 1, 1983 – August 31, 1983

This 9-minute narrated video program explains Americans' changing perspectives on the presentation of history, and specifically explains changes to the "Hall of Everyday Life in the American Past."

American History Museum
Fighting the White Plague: 75 Years of Christmas Seals
January 1, 1983 – February 28, 1983

Trace the history of the fight against TB in this exhibit. 

American History Museum
Black-tailed Deer: A Life Cycle
December 23, 1982 – February 21, 1983

Follow the black-tailed deer's life cycle through 60 color photographs by Kenneth Herrington, most taken over the last 10 years on Herrington's Napa County, California, ranch. 

Natural History Museum
1982 Trees of Christmas
December 16, 1982 – January 2, 1983

Mark the 6th anniversary of this popular holiday display with 12 trees decorated in various styles.

American History Museum
Holiday Tree for the Birds
December 13, 1982 – January 2, 1983

Enjoy a large evergreen, bedecked with lights, seed ornaments, and other treats for birds by Friends of the National Zoo, that is an annual holiday attraction for Zoo visitors, both feathered and non-feathered.

National Zoo
The Workers' World: The Industrial Village and The Company Town
December 10, 1982 – April 17, 1983

See graphics and some small objects that explain living and working conditions in two 19th-century environments. 

American History Museum
Old Glory
December 10, 1982 – January 12, 2004

See the large American flag presented to merchant Capt. William Driver of Salem, Massachusetts, in 1824 by family and friends. He dubbed the flag "Old Glory," and the name was adopted and used to describe all American flags.

American History Museum
Needlework by Ethel Mohamed
December 3, 1982 – January 2, 1983

Enjoy an elaborately stitched scene by Ethel Mohamed of Belzoni, Mississippi, entitled Me at the Renwick, a reference to the Gallery's 1976 exhibition of her colorful, storytelling needlework pictures.

Renwick Gallery
Saints & Laborers: Folk Figures as American Ideals of Service
December 1, 1982 – March 3, 1983

Folk figures crafted in the 19th and 20th centuries present evidence of the use of figurines as daily reminders to working people of the importance of their own labor to society.  

American History Museum
The Artist and the Space Shuttle
December 1, 1982 – September 5, 1983

Witness the artist's take on the development of the Space Shuttle since early tests in 1977 to the first launch in 1981.

Air and Space Museum
Threads: 7 American Artists and Their Miniature Textile Pictures
November 25, 1982 – May 8, 1983

View 26 works conceived on a small scale which use the smallest component of the textile process, the thread, as their principal element.

Renwick Gallery
American Picture Palaces
November 23, 1982 – February 27, 1983

Revisit the grandeur of movie theaters built in the 1920s and 1930s through photos, posters, furnishings, and original artwork illustrating the extravagant architecture and sometimes gaudy designs of such buildings.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Joseph Cornell: An Exploration of Sources
November 19, 1982 – February 27, 1983

View an exhibition that explores the visual and conceptual basis for Cornell's art with 50 boxes, collages, 3-D objects, dossiers, and designs on loan from private and public collections.

American Art Museum
Presidential Greeting Cards
November 18, 1982 – January 31, 1983

See cards designed between 1953 and 1981 for seven presidents and their families. Although most are holiday greeting cards, other cards are included. 

American History Museum