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The Eskimo Narrative
October 1, 1979 – December 31, 1979

See contemporary Inuit art from the Winnipeg Art Gallery of Manitoba, Canada. 

Natural History Museum
David Pawson: Study of Deep Sea Echinoderms
October 1, 1979 – January 30, 1980

This Research in Natural History case features photographs of fauna observed by the curator of Invertebrate Zoology during deep sea dives. 

Natural History Museum
Irena Brynner: Jewelry Since 1950
September 28, 1979 – January 13, 1980

See 79 pieces of handwrought silver and gold jewelry, including chains, head ornaments, rings, necklaces, earrings, brooches, and wedding bands.

Renwick Gallery
The Geological Art of William Henry Holmes
September 15, 1979 – November 11, 1979

See drawings and paintings by W.H. Holmes, geologist, artist, archeologist and administrator (1846-1933), who had an extraordinary career at the U.S. Geological Survey and the Smithsonian Institution.  

Natural History Museum
Two Centuries of Change: The Idea of Downtown Washington
September 14, 1979 – October 11, 1979

Consider the diverse cultural heritages of the DC community through photographs, portrait reproductions and text in this exhibition which shows how downtown Washington has changed as a place to live, work and play.

Portrait Gallery
Prints for the People: Selections from New Deal Graphics Projects
September 14, 1979 – December 2, 1979

See 67 lithographs, etchings, woodcuts and screen prints that focus on the New York print workshop of the Works Projects Administration of the 1930s.  

American Art Museum
Sales Exhibition: Couturier Crafts
September 12, 1979 – October 31, 1979

Admire and purchase wearable art created by craftsmen across the country, including handwoven coats, sweaters, quilted vests, unusual hats and headgear and gold and silver jewelry.

Renwick Gallery
Smithsonian Museum Collections--A Selection
September 11, 1979 – January 6, 1980

View natural and man-made objects selected from Smithsonian collections to illustrate various design themes.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Cooper-Hewitt Collections: Glass
August 28, 1979 – November 25, 1979

View approximately 125 examples that document the art of glassmaking, with emphasis on techniques used to form and decorate glass.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Images of Children
August 7, 1979 – November 4, 1979

Enjoy 32 works that comprise a special installation from the HMSG collection in honor of the International Year of the Child, focusing on images of children by artists of the late 19th and 20th centuries.  

Hirshhorn Museum
The Art of Russia, 1800-1850
August 3, 1979 – November 12, 1979

View 145 Russian paintings and graphics as well as 21 examples of complementary decorative art, most of which have never been shown in the West.

Renwick Gallery
The Working Woman
August 1, 1979 – December 31, 1979

View 20 photographs depicting Native American women weaving rugs, herding sheep, coiling pottery, making baskets and gathering berries. 

Natural History Museum
Beyond the Ocean, Beneath a Leaf
August 1, 1979 – September 23, 1979

See nature photography by Kjell Sandved, MNH Staff Photographer.  

Natural History Museum
David Smith: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
July 25, 1979 – October 28, 1979

See 26 sculptures, 3 paintings and 3 drawings from the HMSG collection, one of the largest in the U.S.  

Hirshhorn Museum
A Shell Game: Reconstructing Designs of Pre-Columbian Shells from Spiro, Oklahoma
July 21, 1979 – September 9, 1979

See pre-historic rubbings and drawings of designs on shells and shell fragments from the Spiro, Oklahoma Indian mound.  

Natural History Museum
Childhood: Children in American Art
July 4, 1979 – September 16, 1979

See 40 paintings, miniatures, prints and sculpture from NCFA collections, focusing on the special qualities of children. 

American Art Museum
Grant Mudford: Photographs
June 28, 1979 – September 9, 1979

View 40 prints made by the California photographer. In a simple, almost stark style, they focus on details of the Los Angeles cityscape.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Immovable Objects III: Urban Open Spaces
June 26, 1979 – September 3, 1979

Visit a city-wide exhibition of 'immovable objects' -- parks, plazas, streets and playgrounds.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Chinese Paintings from the Ch'ing Dynasty
June 15, 1979 – October 22, 1979

See about 20 examples of work by the innovative academic painters that were so influential during the beginning years of the Ch'ing Dynasty (1644-1911),

Freer Gallery
Child's Play
June 15, 1979 – September 9, 1979

Enjoy an exhibition of 14 educational toys, the result of a juried international competition, that celebrate UNESCO'S International Year of the Child.

Renwick Gallery