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Samuel Murray: The Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden Collection
May 20, 1982 – July 18, 1982

The HMSG collection of works by Samuel Murray (1870-1941), realist sculptor of the turn-of-the-century, and a close friend and disciple of Thomas Eakins, is shown for the first time.  

Hirshhorn Museum
The Jacquard Loom: Recent Experiments
May 18, 1982 – August 22, 1982

See a variety of fabrics produced by contemporary fiber artists on the Jacquard loom, a standard industrial machine in use since the early 19th century.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Quest for Peace
May 15, 1982 – August 27, 1982

See medals and prizes given to those who have furthered the cause of world peace.  

American History Museum
Brazilian Feather Art
May 11, 1982 – May 31, 1982

Over 300 masterpieces of feather art, representative of diverse tribes and techniques, are on loan from museums and private collectors in Brazil. 

Natural History Museum
Marble Collections
May 10, 1982 – October 31, 1982

Enjoy 340 glass, natural stone, and ceramic marbles, including porcelain, from the 1800s to present. 

American History Museum
Trade Literature
May 7, 1982 – August 29, 1983

See catalogs from the clothing business and allied industries, the focal point of an exhibition on preservation and conservation of trade literature.   

American History Museum
The First Annual Awards in the Visual Arts Exhibition/AVA 1
May 7, 1982 – August 8, 1982

Visit 52 works by 10 artists who are winners of the first annual Awards in the Visual Arts (AVA).

American Art Museum
Ascending Bowl #3
May 1, 1982 – June 27, 1982

Visit a bowl, crafted from walnut by Mark Lindquist, whose emphasis on texture gives it a sense of motion.

Renwick Gallery
Public Health in New York City
May 1, 1982 – August 31, 1982

Examine 3 areas of the New York City Health Department's history: laboratory research, public health nursing, and the fight for pure milk. 

American History Museum
The American Landscape
April 27, 1982 – July 18, 1982

Enjoy a selection of American landscapes by 19th- and 20th-century artists from the Cooper-Hewitt collection.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
April 22, 1982 – September 16, 1982

Enjoy circus toys and advertisements, surmounted by a large circus poster, coinciding with the Spring Celebration (April 23-25, 1982).  

American History Museum
De Stijl, 1917-1931: Visions of Utopia
April 20, 1982 – June 27, 1982

This is the first major exhibition in nearly three decades of this influential Dutch movement. Identifying itself as "The Style" ("de Stijl" translated), it encompassed art, architecture, and design, and propounded a Utopian viewpoint in a magazine of the same title.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Heirs of De Stijl
April 20, 1982 – June 27, 1982

View 14 works by artists influenced by De Stijl, including works by Bolotowski, Hepworth, and Stella.  

Hirshhorn Museum
The Tarahumara
April 17, 1982 – June 13, 1982

See 23 bronzes and 15 pastels of Mexico's Tarahumara people executed by George Carlson, an artist who spent his career portraying the Indians of western North America. 

Natural History Museum
Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
April 16, 1982 – May 1, 1983

Admire 54 drawings--in chalk, pastel, pencil and ink--created by Vedder for an 1884 English-language edition of the Persian's poetry.

American Art Museum
Hindu and Buddhist Art of India
April 12, 1982 – December 31, 1983

View approximately 25 paintings and sculpture depicting themes found in the art of India.

Freer Gallery
Recent Acquisitions: 20th-Century Painting and Sculpture
April 9, 1982 – September 6, 1982

Among the dozen paintings and sculpture on view are works by Leon Berkowitz, Sam Gilliam, Mervin Jules, Sandor Klein, Abraham Rattner, Sandy Walker, and Isaac Witkin.

American Art Museum
The Fall of Parity
April 3, 1982 – April 12, 1983

See the Wu-Ambler apparatus, which in 1956 enabled physicists to show that, contrary to a previously accepted assumption, mirror symmetry does not hold for all physical processes, and thus, the mirror image of our world is distinguishable from the world itself. 

American History Museum
1982 Friends of the National Zoo Photography Contest
April 1, 1982 – April 30, 1982

See 50 photographs--winners and other entries in the annual competition sponsored by the Friends of the National Zoo.

National Zoo
Chinese Paintings: Recent Accessions
April 1, 1982 – October 15, 1982

See 30 works dating from the 16th through the 19th centuries that include landscapes, bird-and-flower paintings, and figure paintings executed in a range of styles on handscrolls, hanging scrolls, albums, and fans.

Freer Gallery