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The Cubist Heritage
January 1, 1980 – January 25, 1980

See 30 works on paper and one wood relief done during the period 1912-1939. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Raphael Soyer: A Birthday Celebration
January 1, 1980 – January 20, 1980

Honor the artist's 80th birthday (Dec. 25) with 28 paintings and watercolors from the permanent collection.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Country Store Post Office
– July 21, 2006

This country store was located in Headsville, West Virginia, from the 1860s to 1971, serving as a post office about half those years.

American History Museum
Ryijy Rugs from Finland: 200 Years of a Textile Art
December 21, 1979 – March 16, 1980

Examine 30 rugs that illustrate stylistic progression in design as well as the changing uses of "ryijy" from bed covering, ceremonial rug, and bench cover to wall decoration.

Renwick Gallery
The Precious Metals: Gold and Platinum
December 19, 1979 – March 1, 1990

Marvel at selection of 78 gold and platinum nuggets and rare crystalline gold from 8 foreign countries and the U.S.  

Natural History Museum
Jacob Kainen, Five Decades As a Painter
December 7, 1979 – January 6, 1980

Mark Kainen's 70th birthday and survey his career as a painter with these 19 oils.

American Art Museum
The Drawings of Morris Louis
December 6, 1979 – February 3, 1980

See 57 drawings, shown for the first time, that represent the earlier output of an artist who became notable as a painter.

American Art Museum
Hugo Robus (1885-1966)
November 30, 1979 – March 2, 1980

Take in a retrospective exhibition of 41 works including sculpture, paintings, drawings, and jewelry. Included are a group of oils, executed before 1920, the year Robus decided to concentrate on sculpture.

American Art Museum
Swedish Rock Carvings
November 17, 1979 – January 13, 1980

See 28 black-and-white photographs by Pehr Hasselrot of Bronze Age figures, including ships, weapons, and others, carved at Gotaland, Sweden, 1800-600 B.C.

Natural History Museum
A Century of Ceramics in the United States, 1878-1978
November 8, 1979 – January 27, 1980

Trace the growth of ceramics as an art form from its traditional art pottery roots to more recent pioneering personal statements in clay with these 231 works.

Renwick Gallery
Sales Exhibition: Not for Children Only: Toys and Other Pastimes
November 8, 1979 – December 15, 1978

Admire and purchase crafts for all ages--wooden and soft sculpture toys, adult games, puppets, dolls for children and doll caricatures for adults.

Renwick Gallery
Imperial Mughal Albums
November 1, 1979 – February 28, 1981

See 20 paintings from the court of India's 17th-century Mughal emperors.

Freer Gallery
Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America
November 1, 1979 – January 6, 1980

See 38 paintings of Americans painted by the English artist in America, 1784-1788.

Portrait Gallery
Sculpture and the Federal Triangle
October 26, 1979 – January 6, 1980

Examine 100 architectural drawings, preliminary drawings and models, and photographs that document the collaboration of architects, builders, sculptors, and craftsmen who designed and executed the decoration of 7 buildings in the Capital's "Federal Triangle."  

American Art Museum
The Great Crash
October 24, 1979 – April 20, 1980

Mark the 50th anniversary of Wall Street's "Black Thursday" in 1929, and focus on the personalities who shaped the times.

Portrait Gallery
After the Crash
October 24, 1979 – January 13, 1980

See 34 paintings and prints drawn largely from NMAA's New Deal collection that illustrate the variety of interpretations of the early years of the economic collapse by significant but little-known artists.

American Art Museum
Children of South Africa
October 15, 1979 – December 31, 1979

View 21 photographs by contemporary photo-journalist Peter Magubane.

Anacostia Community Museum
Eminent Figures from the American Catholic Religious Tradition
October 8, 1979 – November 22, 1979

In conjunction with the Papal visit, see portraits of notable American Catholics.

Smithsonian Castle
Arshile Gorky: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
October 4, 1979 – November 25, 1979

Visit the first public showing of the Hirshhorn Museum's entire collection of 21 paintings and 8 drawings by Gorky (1904-1948), whose work bridged Surrealism and early Abstract Expressionism.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Murals Without Walls: Arshile Gorky's Newark Airport Murals Rediscovered
October 4, 1979 – November 25, 1979

Take in two large panels created for the Neward Airport in 1936-37 as a WPA project. Titled Aviation, the ten-panel series was the subject of considerable controversy and was subsequently painted over and presumed lost. 

Hirshhorn Museum