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The Better to See
April 1, 1984 – September 16, 1984

View some 35 spectacles and eye testing charts from the 17th to the 20th century.

American History Museum
Firearms: Artistry in Miniature
April 1, 1984 – January 12, 2004

See some 75 miniature firearms, donated by collector Harry C. Knode. Handmade by craftsmen, they represent firearms from the late 1500s to present. 

American History Museum
Harvey K. Littleton: Glass Sculptures and Ceramics
March 30, 1984 – September 3, 1984

Trace Littleton's evolution from studio potter to an internationally respected glass artist, recognized as the "father" of the modern studio glass movement, with these 108 objects.

Renwick Gallery
Japanese Drawings
March 16, 1984 – January 31, 1985

View 35 brush-and-ink drawings by 19th-century Japanese artists.

Freer Gallery
"Adventurous Pursuits": Americans & the Old China Trade, 1784-1844
March 16, 1984 – September 30, 1984

Celebrating the bicentennial of the opening of Sino-American trade, this exhibition includes portraits of merchants, mariners, and others by American, English, and Chinese artists, complemented by objects brought from Asia--porcelain, silk, lacquerware, carved ivory, silver, and landscape paintings.

Portrait Gallery
Exploring Microspace
March 16, 1984 – July 15, 1984

This exhibition looks at the instruments that scientists have used to explore the microscopic world and what they have found there. 

Natural History Museum
Drawings: 1974-1984
March 15, 1984 – May 13, 1984

This survey exhibition, commemorating the tenth anniversary of the Hirshhorn, includes some 150 works by 15 American and 15 foreign artists. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Chinese Paintings
March 9, 1984 – July 31, 1984

See approximately 30 paintings spanning the Sung dynasty (960-1279) through the Ch'ing dynasty (1644-1912) and including 2 recently accessioned works by Tao-chi, a 17th-century painter with a wide reputation in the West.

Freer Gallery
The North Carolina Glass Community
March 8, 1984 – May 6, 1984

Admire and purchase works selected by noted glass artist Harvey Littleton, who has a studio in North Carolina. Both one-of- a-kind and production pieces of 12 craftsmen are included.

Renwick Gallery
1983 Friends of the National Zoo Photography Contest
March 2, 1984 – March 30, 1984

See 34 photos of scenes shot at the Zoo in the FONZ annual competition.

National Zoo
Valentine's Day Images in Commercial Advertising
March 1, 1984 – March 31, 1984

View some 15 images, most of which are advertising tear sheets using the American "valentine."  

American History Museum
Embroidered Samplers from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection
February 21, 1984 – May 27, 1984

See nearly 200 examples of 17th-through-19th century embroidered samplers from around the world, from the Cooper-Hewitt collection.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Equestrian Image
February 17, 1984 – April 8, 1984

View a brass sculpture that served as a finial on a large iron staff, an emblem of leadership called a "sono" by the peoples of Guinea-Bissau in West Africa.

African Art Museum
Korean Influences in Japanese Ceramics
February 17, 1984 – November 11, 1984

Visit some 25 objects from the Freer's ceramics collection that examine the enduring appeal in Japan of Punch'ong ware--Korean ceramics introduced in the 16th century.

Freer Gallery
Fanfare, Part I
February 14, 1984 – July 8, 1984

See 31 examples from the 18th century, "the Golden Age of Fans," in the first of 3 consecutive installations.

Renwick Gallery
Arnold Genthe: The Celebrity Portraits
February 10, 1984 – March 25, 1984

Admire 60 original photographs of such celebrities as Sarah Bernhardt, Isadora Duncan, and Greta Garbo by turn-of-the-century photographer Arnold Genthe, whose distinctive work was characterized by use of soft focus and a chiaroscuro technique.

Portrait Gallery
Artists by Themselves: Artists' Portraits from National Academy of Design
February 10, 1984 – March 25, 1984

View 72 portraits and self-portraits of major American artists from the collection of the National Academy of Design.

Portrait Gallery
Wood Carving from Zaire
February 1, 1984 – February 5, 1984

See a sculpture of a woman and child that is the only Yombe maternity figure of its kind in a public museum collection in the U.S.

African Art Museum
Art from Italy: A Selection from the Museum's Collection
February 1, 1984 – April 8, 1984

More than 50 works represent a cross-section of Italian painting and sculpture, primarily from the postwar years.  

Hirshhorn Museum
The Art of Cameroon
February 1, 1984 – June 17, 1984

A crossroads for the migrations of many peoples, the diversity of Cameroon's population is reflected in the great variety and richness of art forms. Objects from the steppes and the forest are shown, but the primary focus of the exhibition is the art of the West African kingdoms of the Cameroon grassfields.

Natural History Museum

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