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Selections from the NPG Photography Collection
July 9, 1982 – August 22, 1982

View 61 images selected to reflect the scope, diversity, and quality of NPG's photography collection. I

Portrait Gallery
George Washington's Last Will and Testament
July 9, 1982 – July 9, 1982

For one day only see the actual Last Will and Testament of George Washington, on loan from the Clerk of Court, Fairfax County, Virginia.

American History Museum
Bowl #804
July 3, 1982 – September 26, 1982

See a work by June Schwarcz, a leader in experimental enameling, who uses the electroplating technique to achieve a bold texture.

Renwick Gallery
Twenty-Five Years of Space Exploration
July 1, 1982 – April 3, 1983

Trace developments of the space age placed against the background of social, cultural, and other events of the time through film, artifacts, photographs, and samples of news accounts.

Air and Space Museum
Festival of American Folklife Related Exhibit
June 24, 1982 – September 7, 1982

Learn about the craftspeople and musicians who were honored with 1982 National Heritage Fellowships.  

American History Museum
Button, Button
June 22, 1982 – August 22, 1982

Consider the decorative and functional uses of the button in an exhibit of more than 1,000 examples from around the world.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Sigrid James Bruch: Recent Works
June 19, 1982 – August 15, 1982

Enjoy 34 oil paintings of birds and other animals by former National Zoo staff artist Sigrid Bruch.  

Natural History Museum
Inua: Spirit World of the Bering Sea Eskimo
June 18, 1982 – January 2, 1983

Intricately carved and incised ivories, masks, a kayak, and wood carvings are among the highlights of a major exhibit (some 500 objects) to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the pioneering Alaskan fieldwork of naturalist Edward Nelson (1855-1934).  

Natural History Museum
The Grand Renwick Gallery Souvenir Show
June 11, 1982 – October 11, 1982

See 17 objects that are the work of American craftsmen and were selected by the Renwick to commemorate the gallery's 10th anniversary - chosen in part for their souvenir-like characteristics,

Renwick Gallery
The Column: Structure and Ornament
June 8, 1982 – August 22, 1982

Consider columns as architectural elements and as ornamental forms in this wide-ranging exhibit, covering many periods and cultures.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Basketry: Tradition in New Form
June 8, 1982 – August 22, 1982

See contemporary adaptations of traditional basketry created by 10 artists from various parts of the U.S.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Daniel Webster: The Godlike Black Dan
June 4, 1982 – November 28, 1982

See 12 likenesses of Webster and memorabilia associated with his achievements in a small exhibit to mark the 200th anniversary of his birth.

Portrait Gallery
The Solar Challenger
June 4, 1982 – September 22, 1982

Visit the solar-powered Solar Challenger.

Air and Space Museum
Photographs by Berenice Abbott: The 20s and 30s
June 4, 1982 – August 29, 1982

Follow approximately 100 vintage prints that highlight the most significant work of the renowned photographer, including images from Changing New York, done in the U.S. for the WPA's Federal Arts project.

American Art Museum
Contemporary Crafts from Utah
June 3, 1982 – August 29, 1982

Admire and purchase decorative objects of porcelain, stoneware, fiber, metal, earthenware, and wood created by 12 artists from the western state.

Renwick Gallery
Sensory Garden
June 1, 1982 – May 24, 1988

See plants including Harry Lauder Walking Stick trees (Corylus Contorta) and American Elms and annuals, including fragrant herbs.

Smithsonian Gardens
A Selection of Korean Ceramics, Metalwork and Painting from the Freer
June 1, 1982 – August 31, 1982

See approximately 60 pieces, spanning the 3rd century B.C. through the 19th century.

Freer Gallery
Gifts of Glass, 1885-1920
June 1, 1982 – September 5, 1983

Take in a special exhibit of some 75 pieces of turn-of-the century glass donated to the Smithsonian Institution by manufacturers of that era.

American History Museum
Energy Conservation: Everybody's Concern
June 1, 1982 – July 31, 1982

Contributions of minorities and women are highlighted in the work of four individuals,as part of Energy Awareness Day, June 3, 1982.

American History Museum
Prints and Multiples: 79th Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity
May 26, 1982 – August 22, 1982

Through 100 works on paper by 100 artists, explore the theme of the multiple original.

American Art Museum