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Traditional Art from Upper Volta
January 1, 1980 – May 31, 1980

View more than 115 masks, figures, jewelry, and utilitarian items from the Bwa, Bobo, Lobi, Mossi, and Gurunis peoples of Upper Volta.

African Art Museum
The Useful Arts of Kenya
January 1, 1980 – May 15, 1980

See a comprehensive display of Kenyan arts and crafts, plus other utilitarian objects.

African Art Museum
The Sculptor's Eye: Chaim Gross Collection
January 1, 1980 – March 31, 1980

View 150 figures, masks and other objects, as well as 250 Ashanti goldweights from Chaim Gross's collection.

African Art Museum
Harvest Ceremonies and Celebrations--African Art, Kwanzaa
January 1, 1980 – January 31, 1980

View a headdress and mask, a wall mural, a sculpture, and Kwanzaa materials.

African Art Museum
Animals in African Art
January 1, 1980 – July 31, 1980

See some 50 objects from the permanent collection that show how animals are depicted in the art of a number of African peoples.

African Art Museum
Tribute to Africa--Eliot Elisofon Photographs
January 1, 1980 – July 31, 1980

See an audio-visual presentation of the outstanding color photography of Eliot Elisofon, renowned TIME/LIFE photographer.

African Art Museum
African Influences in Modern Art
January 1, 1980 – July 31, 1980

See an exhibition illustrating the similarities in form and artistic concept between traditional African sculpture and works of modern Western art.

African Art Museum
The Cooper-Hewitt Collection: Furniture
January 1, 1980 – February 3, 1980

View 20 examples of 17th-century English furniture, 18th-century French and Italian forms, and 19th- and 20th-century American designs.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Smithsonian
January 1, 1980 – February 3, 1980

View objects from 10 museums selected for their beauty, rarity, or historical value as being representative of the 75 million items in the Smithsonian collections.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Art of the Court of Shah Tahmasp
January 1, 1980 – August 15, 1980

Enjoy 47 manuscripts, illuminations, drawings and book bindings executed during the reign of Shah Tahmasp (1524-1576), one of the most brilliant periods of Islamic art.

Freer Gallery
A Decade of Discovery: Selected Acquisitions, 1970-1980
January 1, 1980 – April 30, 1980

View 114 works that represent a variety of Asian cultures, including secular paintings, religious images and ritual objects, personal ornaments and household furnishings ranging in time from 3,000 B.C. to the 19th century.

Freer Gallery
Japanese Lacquer
January 1, 1980 – March 1, 1980

See approximately 60 lacquer objects--including writing boxes, cabinets, seal cases, and containers--that illustrate 11 centuries of lacquer-making techniques.

Freer Gallery
Armenian Manuscripts
January 1, 1980 – January 31, 1980

View early Christian manuscripts from the Freer's collection, including 6 Gospels, a hymnal, and a Psalter.

Freer Gallery
Dynamics of Evolution
January 1, 1980 – March 1, 1990

In this hall is an impressive array of preserved specimens, skeletons, skins, and shells -- all from the museum's collections and all examples of the great diversity of life that has come about through evolution.  

Natural History Museum
Chinese Children's Art
January 1, 1980 – February 29, 1980

See some 40 drawings, paintings, and calligraphies collected in the People's Republic of China in 1978 by Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Pribuss, San Mateo, CA, as part of their program of "paintbrush diplomacy."  

Natural History Museum
Recent Gifts: Portraits (of Alexander Hamilton and Fisher Ames)
January 1, 1980 – May 1, 1983

Enjoy 2 portraits presented by former Ambassador Henry Cabot Lodge and his son, Harvard professor George C. Lodge: Alexander Hamilton by John Trumbull and Fisher Ames by Gilbert Stuart.

Portrait Gallery
Time: Arts and Entertainment (Part II)
January 1, 1980 – February 29, 1980

Contemplate 49 likenesses from the Time magazine cover collection of 900 original paintings, drawings, photos, and sculptures acquired in 1978.

Portrait Gallery
Josef Albers: The HMSG Collection
January 1, 1980 – March 23, 1980

View 36 works by Josef Albers (1888-1976), influential painter, teacher and color theorist.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Oscar Bluemner: The HMSG Collection
January 1, 1980 – March 2, 1980

See 58 landscapes (3 paintings, 55 drawings and watercolors) that show the stylistic development of this American Modernist. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Fernando Botero: A Retrospective Exhibition
January 1, 1980 – February 10, 1980

Visit  66 works, often parodies of "official" art, in the first American retrospective to honor Botero, a 47-year-old Colombian artist currently living in Paris.  

Hirshhorn Museum