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Canes and Walking Sticks
May 3, 1983 – July 24, 1983

See some 200 canes and sticks that survey the range of design and materials used in fashioning these accessories.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Japanese Masks from the Noh Theater and Kyogen Performances
May 1, 1983 – May 31, 1983

In conjunction with the Performing Arts' World Explorer performance and demonstration, on view are Japanese masks used in the Noh dance theater, and in the Kyogen, satirical interludes during intermissions in the Noh theater. 

Natural History Museum
William Short: First U.S. Career Diplomat
May 1, 1983 – September 30, 1983

See documents, commissions, and memorabilia from the life of G. Washington's first Charge d'Affairs to France.

American History Museum
California Flora: Botanical Watercolors by Mary Foley Benson
April 30, 1983 – June 26, 1983

Approximately 45 works by illustrator Benson represent the flora of California.  

Natural History Museum
Portraits in Black: Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin
April 17, 1983 – August 21, 1983

See 36 portraits, as well as biographical information and memorabilia, of blacks who made significant contributions in the fields of civil rights, law, education, medicine, the military, and the arts.

Anacostia Community Museum
Pre-Islamic Metalwork from the Near East
April 16, 1983 – April 15, 1984

View 24 objects in silver, gold, and bronze, made in Iran and Egypt, from the 4th century B.C. to the 6th century A.D., including Sassanian Iran (224-651) and 9 gold objects from Egypt.

Freer Gallery
Faberge: Jeweler to Royalty
April 15, 1983 – July 10, 1983

See more than 200 works by Peter Carl Faberge, Russian master jeweler, including hardstone carvings of animals; flower studies in gold, enamel, and rock crystal; table top accessories ranging from letter openers to miniature picture frames; and Easter eggs exchanged among members of the Russian royal family.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Charles Hawthorne: The Late Watercolors
April 15, 1983 – September 5, 1983

Verging on the abstract, these 64 watercolors represent an almost unknown aspect of the work of Hawthorne (1872-1930), a portraitist and a landscapist closely associated with the Provincetown (Mass.) artists' colony.

American Art Museum
Portraits on a Page of History: The Career of James B. Longacre (1794-1869)
April 9, 1983 – October 10, 1983

Trace the development of the American artist's multi-faceted career as engraver, portraitist, and illustrator and chief engraver to the U.S. Mint.

Portrait Gallery
The Washington Bowl
April 7, 1983 – July 4, 1983

Admire and purchase bowls created of glass, clay, and turned wood by 10 artists from the Washington metropolitan area.

Renwick Gallery
Washington Irving
April 2, 1983 – September 25, 1983

This small exhibition, commemorating the bicentennial of the author's birth, includes portraits, related paintings, and books.

Portrait Gallery
Recent Acquisitions: Benin Bronzes
April 1, 1983 – October 9, 1983

View 2 outstanding examples of Benin court art.

African Art Museum
G. Arthur Cooper and Richard E. Grant: Mining a Texas Treasure Trove of Fossils
April 1, 1983 – December 2, 1984

This Research in Natural History Case highlights the field work of the two MNH paleobiologists in the Glass Mountains of southwest Texas.  

Natural History Museum
Monkey Island
April 1, 1983 – February 1, 2001

Visit Monkey Island - home for a small colony of Barbary macaques (monkeys of Gibraltar and North Africa).

National Zoo
Germans to America: 300 Years of Immigration 1683-1983
March 23, 1983 – April 7, 1983

Examine the history and the reasons behind the immigration of the largest single nationality in the U.S. through some 50 panels of photographs.

Smithsonian Castle
Fashioned in Steel (The Steel Navy)
March 22, 1983 – May 31, 1983

Commemorate the centennial of the Congressional bill authorizing the Navy Dept. to begin construction of steel ships, and trace their early development through some 7 models and several pictures, as well as the comfort (and discomfort) of people who manned the early ships.  

American History Museum
Chinese Flower Paintings
March 18, 1983 – September 18, 1983

Visit some 40 scrolls and album leaves, dating from the 14th to the 19th centuries. Approximately one-half of the paintings are on exhibit for the first time.

Freer Gallery
Jose De Creeft: Sculpture and Drawings
March 18, 1983 – June 19, 1983

See 65 works in a retrospective exhibition that surveys the achievements of the naturalized American who was born in Spain in 1884 and died in 1982 in New York.

American Art Museum
Francis Lee Jaques: Artist-Naturalist
March 12, 1983 – April 24, 1983

Some 54 paintings in a retrospective exhibition document the life and work of Jaques, one of America's most talented wildlife artists and a pioneer in the creation of dioramas.  

Natural History Museum
Directions 1983
March 10, 1983 – May 15, 1983

This group exhibition of contemporary art suggests certain concerns, or "directions," shared by artists using diverse styles or media.

Hirshhorn Museum

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