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Jefferson Davis Portrait
April 18, 1980 – June 30, 1980

View a recently acquired portrait, a gift of Davis' great- grandchildren.

Portrait Gallery
Fossil Plants and Animals: The Conquest of Land Fossil Plants and Animals: The Conquest of Land
April 17, 1980 – April 27, 2014

Focus on the earliest plants and animals that evolved the complex adaptations needed to live on land through this exhibition.

Natural History Museum
Alexandra Exter: Marionettes
April 17, 1980 – July 6, 1980

On view are approximately 15 marionettes and about 15 stage and costume designs (gouaches and hand-colored prints) by the Constructivist artist.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Appliqued Textiles of the Dahomey Kingdom
April 15, 1980 – December 14, 1980

View 18 colorful textile hangings, traditional symbols of power in the royal courts of the Fon people of the Republic of Benin (formerly Dahomey). A Fon royal palace courtyard is re-created in the exhibition gallery.

African Art Museum
Belgian Artists in the Museum's Collection
April 10, 1980 – May 26, 1980

View 16 works--6 paintings and 10 sculptures--by 7 artists, among them: Margritte, Alechensky, and Pol Bury. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Spectacular Spaces: Drawings from the Cooper-Hewitt Collection
April 8, 1980 – June 1, 1980

View unusual, unconventional, and sometimes fanciful architectural drawings of exterior and interior spaces by designers from the 16th-20th centuries.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Walter Quirt: Early Works
April 4, 1980 – May 25, 1980

View 50 paintings, drawings, and political cartoons by the Midwestern surrealist

American Art Museum
Recent Gift Acquisitions (African Art)
April 1, 1980 – May 15, 1980

View figures, masks, and musical instruments from the Senufo, Babara, Baga, Dan, Yoruba, and Luba peoples of West and Central Africa.

African Art Museum
The Year of the Monkey
April 1, 1980 – February 1, 1981

Enjoy different representations of the monkey as seen in 13 Japanese and Chinese screens, scrolls, and lacquerware from the 16th and 19th centuries.

Freer Gallery
African Insights
March 22, 1980 – May 18, 1980

View color photographs of flora, fauna, and landscapes shot in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya by Mignon Davis, MNH Dept. of Entomology.

Natural History Museum
New Glass
March 21, 1980 – August 24, 1980

See 272 contemporary objects including goblets, neon sculpture, vases, a baptismal font, bowls, glass sculpture, and stained glass, selected for their aesthetic qualities by an international panel of judges.

Renwick Gallery
Three Glass Masters and Students
March 21, 1980 – June 8, 1980

Admire and purchase glass objects created by Dominick Labino, Marvin Lipofsky and Harvey K. Littleton and their students, American craftsmen whose work is included in the current New Glass exhibition at the Renwick.

Renwick Gallery
Miro: Selected Paintings
March 20, 1980 – June 8, 1980

Honoring Joan Miro in his 87th year, the show includes approximately 45 of his major paintings. The works date from 1914 to 1974 and are drawn from nearly 30 private and public collections in the U.S.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Masterworks of Korean Art
March 19, 1980 – October 3, 1980

View 48 pieces of ceramics with celadon and other glazes, metalwork, and a small group of paintings from the 3rd and 1st centuries B.C. to the 15th century.

Freer Gallery
Japanese Dolls Today
March 3, 1980 – May 16, 1980

Brought back by popular demand, this exhibit features 125 contemporary dolls donated by Nippon Harp Promotion Society. 

Natural History Museum
Waiting for the Hour: The Emancipation Proclamation
March 3, 1980 – February 8, 1981

This small exhibition takes its name from a painting on loan from the White House, Watch Meeting--December 31, 1862--Waiting for the Hour. The oil by William Tolman Carlton portrays slaves waiting for the appointed hour of their liberation on New Year's Eve.

Portrait Gallery
The S.S. (Space Ship) Pussiewillow II
March 1, 1980 – 1990

Enjoy a whimsical machine by inventor-sculptor Rowland Emett, who is known worldwide for his intricate machines that whirr, spin, flash, sway, and quiver, going nowhere, doing nothing, poking fun at technology.

Air and Space Museum
Georg Jensen Silversmithy: 77 Artists, 75 Years
February 29, 1980 – July 6, 1980

View 150 pieces of flatware, jewelry, hollowware, and decorative accessories designed for the Danish firm since 1904. Objects range from clocks and candelabara to pipe tampers and cane handles.

Renwick Gallery
A Century of Ceramics in the United States, 1878-1978
February 26, 1980 – May 25, 1980

Visit a variety of ceramics styles, philosophies, and techniques illustrated by some 200 examples of the work of major potters, designers, and craftsmen.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Time: Arts and Entertainment (Part III)
February 22, 1980 – January 4, 1981

See the 3rd exhibition of selections from the Time Magazine Cover collection, focusing on portraits of persons in the arts and entertainment, as did the second show.

Portrait Gallery