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The Object as Poet
December 15, 1976 – June 26, 1977

Examine the relationship of poetry and the poetic image to objects made by artist-craftsmen. It is part of a city-wide festival of poetry and its relation to the visual arts.

Renwick Gallery
Not the Model Boy
December 9, 1976 – March 5, 1977

See an exhibition of Mark Twain portraits, photos, books and documents marking the 100th anniversary of the publication of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

Portrait Gallery
Stitch Pictures by Ethel Mohamed
December 3, 1976 – July 10, 1977

See colorful stitched needlework pictures, many about life in Mississippi, made by Mrs. Mohamed.

Renwick Gallery
e.e. cummings: The Poet as Artist
December 2, 1976 – February 6, 1977

See the HMSG collection of 63 drawings, 5 watercolors and one oil painting by the American poet exhibited as part of Inscapes: Words and Images, a city-wide festival of poetry and its relation to the visual arts.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Peter Plagens: Works on Paper
December 2, 1976 – February 6, 1977

Visit a loan exhibition of about 33 works in mixed media and pastel by the West Coast artist and author of Sunshine Muse: Contemporary Art on the West Coast

Hirshhorn Museum
A Touch of the Poet: Portraits from the Permanent Collection
December 1, 1976 – December 31, 1976

Take a self-guided tour of portraits of American poets, including W.H.Auden, Stephen Vincent Benet, Robert Frost, e.e. cummings, Edna St. Vincent Millay and Marianne Moore.

Portrait Gallery
The Art of Poetry: 1950-1975
November 19, 1976 – January 23, 1977

Visit 53 paintings and graphics presenting a select range of works by American artists based on specific poems, American and foreign.

American Art Museum
Jacob Kainen: Prints, A Retrospective
November 19, 1976 – January 23, 1977

See about 70 works of the Washington painter, ranging from representational to non-objective in style, and created in several processes--woodcut, intaglio, and black and white and color lithography.

American Art Museum
Chac-Mool: A Bicentennial Loan from Mexico
November 19, 1976 – March 5, 1977

On loan from the National Museum of History and Anthropology, Mexico City, is a major piece of Maya-Toltec sculpture (978-1185 A.D.) In addition, 12-15 Meso-American works from the HMSG collection are on view.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Shinto Art
November 11, 1976 – November 1, 1976

See a variety of Japanese religious objects dating from the Tumulus Period (3rd-6th century) to the Edo Period (18th century).

Freer Gallery
Alfred Leslie
November 11, 1976 – January 9, 1977

View an exhibition of monumental figurative works, including 11 large oil paintings and a small selection of drawings assembled especially for HMSG by the show's organizer, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.  

Hirshhorn Museum
A Connoisseur's Vision: Selections from Charles Lang Freer's American Art Collection
November 10, 1976 – September 30, 1977

Enjoy Freer's distinctive taste as show in his choice of paintings, watercolors, pastels and etchings by turn-of-the-century artists.

Freer Gallery
Robert Rauschenberg
October 30, 1976 – January 2, 1977

Witness the variety of the artist's achievements in combine paintings, sculpture, assemblages, drawings, prints, posters, photographs and multiples. About 150 works from the 1940s to the present are included, some well-known and some never before shown publicly.

American Art Museum
Americas: The Decorative Arts in Latin America in the Era of the Revolution
October 19, 1976 – April 3, 1977

Consider the richness of design, crafts and decorative arts of the other countries of the Americas during the late 18th century (the time of our Revolution).

Renwick Gallery
The American Presidency in Political Cartoons
October 15, 1976 – November 28, 1976

Enjoy more than 100 cartoons, which provide a visual and narrative commentary on the Presidency from Washington to Ford.

Portrait Gallery
Hans Hofmann
October 14, 1976 – January 2, 1977

This major loan exhibition re-examines one of this century's most important painters.  View 75 oil paintings, dated 1935-65, spanning Hofmann's career in the United States. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Man Transforms: Aspects of Design
October 7, 1976 – February 6, 1977

Enjoy fresh insight into the causes and effects of design in this inaugural exhibition created by an international team of artists, architects and designers.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Winslow Homer Drawings
October 7, 1976 – December 12, 1976

Visit a selection of works from the Cooper Hewitt National Museum of Design's collections to mark the opening of that museum in New York.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Washington Print Club: Members Show
September 23, 1976 – November 14, 1976

Celebrate the Bicentennial year with works by American artists, selected for display from the private collections of members.

American Art Museum
John Covert, 1882-1960
September 16, 1976 – November 14, 1976

See the first retrospective of the pioneer American modernist. Covert's unique fusion of cubism and dadaism are illustrated by the 27 works on view. 

Hirshhorn Museum