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Homage to Josef Albers: Selections from the MHSG Collection
August 1, 1977 – October 9, 1977

Visit a selection of 19 works by the influential artist/teacher, including 2 major paintings of 1973, on public view for the first time. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Arthur Wesley Dow (1857-1922)
July 29, 1977 – January 8, 1978

Focus on Dow as a painter and printmaker rather than on his better-known role as an art educator in this retrospective exhibition of 55 works--drawings, prints, watercolors, oils, and photographs.

American Art Museum
Summer Sculpture '77: Jules Olitski
July 20, 1977 – October 4, 1977

Visit HMSG's first outdoor loan exhibition of contemporary sculpture, consisting of 6 large works employing curved or corrugated sheets of oiled steel in horizontal or vertical layers, extending as much as 10 feet in height or width. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Wrought Iron: Rendering from the Index of American Design
July 14, 1977 – October 24, 1977

See 16 watercolors of utilitarian wrought iron objects from the Index of American Design. The Index, a 1930s Federal project, is a collection of realistically executed drawings and watercolors of crafts and folk arts.

Renwick Gallery
Palaces for the People
July 12, 1977 – September 18, 1977

Capture the qualities of flamboyance, fantastic spaces and extraordinary use of materials used in American resort and motel architecture through photographs, drawings, postcards, slides and models.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Roots and Visions (Raices y Visiones)
July 9, 1977 – October 2, 1977

See 48 paintings, prints and sculptures that are works of artists of American hispanic communities--Chicano, Puerto Rican, Latino and Hispano--and concentrate on themes from the artists' Latin American backgrounds.

American Art Museum
Andy Warhol by Jamie Wyeth
July 1, 1977 – November 20, 1977

See a recent gift to the Gallery, a gouache painting of Andy Warhol by Jamie Wyeth.

Portrait Gallery
22 Polish Textile Artists
June 24, 1977 – September 5, 1977

See 30 works illustrating textile trends in Poland between 1960 and 1976.

Renwick Gallery
The Photography of Leland Rice
June 16, 1977 – September 5, 1977

See the first exhibit of exclusively photographic works at HMSG, consisting of 35 photographs, in black and white and color.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Kin and Communities
June 14, 1977 – July 27, 1977

In conjunction with a SI symposium, view family-related paintings and sculptures selected from the HMSG collection.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Civil War Artists
June 13, 1977 – September 5, 1977

Witness 30 illustrations of battle areas, camp sites and forts by Conrad Wise Chapman and Winslow Homer.

Portrait Gallery
Iron, Solid Wrought/USA
June 10, 1977 – October 24, 1977

Follow the blacksmith as an artist and craftsman from 1776 to 1976 through about 100 objects, including a butcher's block, toaster, spinning wheel, fireplace screen, weathervane, miner's candlestick, bicycle and Conestoga wagon jack.

Renwick Gallery
Recent Works in Metal by Albert Paley
June 10, 1977 – October 24, 1977

View gold and silver jewelry and 10 iron objects created in the past two years by Paley, considered to be one of this country's leading metalsmiths.

Renwick Gallery
Palladio
June 7, 1977 – October 5, 1977

See 16 large wooden models, constructed in Italy, of villas and churches designed by Andrea Palladio (1508-1580).

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
200 Years of American Architectural Drawing
June 7, 1977 – July 17, 1977

Focus on architectural drawings for their aesthetic value in this exhibition of 200 drawings by more than 80 architects.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Carnegie Mansion
June 7, 1977 – July 3, 1977

Follow the Mansion's 75-year history, including two major renovations, through drawings and photographs.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Harold P. Stern Memorial Exhibit
June 1, 1977 – August 31, 1977

Visit a selection of Japanese art is presented as a memorial to Dr. Harold P. Stern, who served as director for the Freer from 1971 until his death on April 3, 1977.

Freer Gallery
Charles Lindbergh
June 1, 1977 – June 19, 1977

Commemorate the 50th anniversary of the aviator's solo flight to Paris in this small exhibition.

Portrait Gallery
25th National Exhibition of Prints
May 27, 1977 – September 18, 1977

Visit a mixture of realistic and abstract prints, including etchings, serigraphs, lithographs, intaglios, mezzotints and collographs.

American Art Museum
The Thomas Eakins Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
May 24, 1977 – September 5, 1977

HMSG's Eakins collection is one of the largest in the U.S.; several works are on display for the first time. View 135 items, including the museum's 52 Eakins paintings, letters, scrapbooks, studio memorabilia, and studies for many major works, in photography, sculpture, and oil.  

Hirshhorn Museum