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Modern American Woodcuts
November 30, 1973 – February 10, 1974

Take in a survey of 20th century American woodcuts, many from the NCFA collection, others from the Library of Congress. Artists include Milton Avery, Carol Summers, Max Weber, and Leonard Baskin.

American Art Museum
Boxes and Bowls: Decorated Containers by 19th Century Haida, Tlingit, Bella Bella and Tsimshian Indian Artists
November 15, 1973 – August 15, 1976

View some 80 containers in the first exhibition in an art museum to single out Northwest Coast Indian work in carving, painting, bone-and-shell inlay of wood containers, and carved boxes and dippers of stone and horn.

Renwick Gallery
Shaker: Furniture and Objects from the Faith and Edward Deming Andrews Collections Commemorating the Bicentenary of the American Shakers*
November 2, 1973 – April 7, 1974

Celebrate the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the Shakers in the U.S. as well as the 50th anniversary of Shaker connoisseurship by teacher and historian Dr. Edward Deming Andrews and his wife Faith.

Renwick Gallery
Robert Loftin Newman (1827-1912)
October 26, 1973 – January 6, 1974

See some 80 printings and 25 drawings on loan from 42 private and public collections. Considered a wonderful colorist, many of his works are on variations of the Mother and Child theme, religious and secular.

American Art Museum
The Spanish Connection: Prints from NCFA Workshops in Madrid and Barcelona
October 19, 1973 – December 2, 1973

See 50 color and black and white creations, the fruits of a print making workshop that traveled to Spain.

American Art Museum
American Glass Now
October 12, 1973 – December 3, 1973

View a nationwide invitational selection of 100 contemporary glass sculptures from more than 60 top glass craftsmen.

Renwick Gallery
President Monroe's Message: An Exhibition Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine
October 2, 1973 – May 26, 1974

See portraits of 21 key figures involved in formulating the Doctrine, including Monroe, John Quincy Adams, and Simon Bolivar.

Portrait Gallery
23rd National Exhibit of Prints
September 21, 1973 – November 25, 1973

Among the artists exhibiting their prints are Sam Gilliam, Wayne Thiebaud, Gabor Peterdi, and Clayton Pond.

American Art Museum
Africa - Three Out of Many - Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria
September 15, 1973 – December 22, 1973

See art objects and other artifacts relating to religion and everyday life in these countries.

Anacostia Community Museum
Sargent on Sargent
September 1, 1973 – September 15, 1973

View some 150 items, mostly letters, written by Dr. Fitzwilliam Sargent, a prominent surgeon who spent most of his life in Europe, to relatives in America about the personal and artistic development of his artist son, John Singer Sargent.

Portrait Gallery
Turkish Art from the Ottoman Period
August 1, 1973 – December 31, 1973

See about 25 objects commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Turkish Republic; mostly 16th century examples of manuscripts, bookbindings, calligraphy, illumniation and miniatures, one jade and some ceramics.

Freer Gallery
Form and Fire: Natzler Ceramics 1939-1972
July 26, 1973 – October 21, 1973

See the Museum's first major exhibition of 20th century ceramics in a retrospective showing of 174 objects created in collaboration by Gertrude and Otto Natzler.

Renwick Gallery
A Measure of Beauty: The Diffusion of Style in Early 19th-Century America
July 6, 1973 – August 5, 1973

Visit about 80 prints, drawings, watercolors, bank notes, bandboxes and pieces of wallpaper by artists of the early 1800s, who emulated the standards of the antique works of Greece and Rome.

American Art Museum
The Black Presence in the Era of the Revolution, 1770-1800
July 4, 1973 – December 25, 1973

View portraits, prints, broadsides, petitions, poems, letters and related objects--about 150 in all--assembled from public and private collections around the country that show the participation of black men and women in the Revolutionary War and the early years of the Republic.

Portrait Gallery
Five Years Later
June 25, 1973 – August 5, 1973

The 5th anniversary of the founding of the Federal City College Art Department is celebrated in a two-room environmental production: paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, ceramics and photos are blended with tape-recorded sounds, real city objects and projected images.

American Art Museum
Lilly Martin Spencer (1822-1902): The Joys of Sentiment
June 15, 1973 – September 3, 1973

See the first exhibition of the works of one of America's formost 19th century woman artists, including some 30 paintings, 28 drawings and 10 prints, all of pretty, sentimental and anecdotal subjects.

American Art Museum
Divergent Representation: Five Contemporary Artists
June 15, 1973 – September 3, 1973

Focus on the very divergent directions of these 5 representational American artists - Joseph Shannon, Robert Gordy, Ralph Goings, Gage Taylor and Darryl Abraham.

American Art Museum
The Arts and Crafts Movement in America, 1876-1916
June 1, 1973 – September 9, 1973

See the first major exhibition to feature the American Arts and Crafts Movement, which developed as a protest against the general decline in craftsmanship that resulted from the machine age.

Renwick Gallery
Three Contemporary Printmakers: Jacob Kainen, Albert Christ-Janer, Tadeusz Lapinski
June 1, 1973 – July 1, 1973

View recent lithographs by 3 American artists showing their highly original personal reaction to images, ideas, and the surrounding world.

American Art Museum
American Coverlets
May 11, 1973 – September 16, 1973

Enjoy the beautiful, utilitarian art form shown by 15 woven American coverlets, and 13 color reproductions and text panels.

Renwick Gallery