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The Lazzaroni
December 27, 1972 – May 6, 1973

See 19 portraits, assembled from throughout the country, of a small group of intelligentsia--mostly scientists--who dominated the American scientific community in the mid-19th century and whose efforts resulted in the establishment of the National Academy of Science.

Portrait Gallery
Brazilian Baroque--Decorative and Religious Objects from the 17th and 18th Centuries
December 22, 1972 – February 25, 1973

See some 100 objects from the Museo de Arte Sacra, Sao Paulo, including silver and gold candlesticks, goblets, crowns and inlaid furniture from Brazil's colonial period.

Renwick Gallery
Early Christian Manuscripts
December 1, 1972 – April 30, 1972

See illuminated leaves and ancient Biblical manuscripts from the Freer collection

Freer Gallery
Recent Accessions in Japanese Art
December 1, 1972 – April 30, 1972

View about 20 works of art, including paintings, metalwork and ceramics purchased by the Freer Gallery during the past 10 years.

Freer Gallery
National Collection of Fine Arts Collection (Contemporary)
November 29, 1972 – January 28, 1973

Visit a special installation of some 50 contemporary paintings and sculptures, including part of the S.C. Johnson collection.

American Art Museum
Wonder Productions Vol. I: The Evolution of a Book by Ellen Lanyon
November 26, 1972 – January 10, 1973

Chicago artist Ellen Lanyon's sketches, working drawings, dummy pages, trial proofs, handcolored prints and finished book of lithographs trace the evolution and development of an idea into a finished book.

American Art Museum
Recent Accessions (Prints)
November 17, 1972 – January 14, 1973

See a selection of graphic works acquired by the National Collection of Fine Arts* during the last two years.

American Art Museum
Giant Panda House - Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing
April 16, 1972 – November 28, 1999

Meet Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing (pronounced shing-shing), gifts to the United States from the People's Republic of China.

National Zoo
Permanent Collection Permanent Collection
January 28, 1972 – December 8, 2013

Visit the permanent collection of the Renwick Gallery, featuring contemporary American crafts in glass, ceramics, metal, wood, and fiber.

Renwick Gallery
Octagon Room Octagon Room
January 28, 1972 – October 1, 2013

Visit the Octagon Room, furnished with paintings from SAAM's collection, including impressionism and the Gilded Age period.

Renwick Gallery
Pueblo Pottery: Zuni and Acoma Designs from the Smithsonian Collection
January 28, 1972 – December 31, 1972

See Zuni and Acoma pueblo-designed pottery from the Smithsonian collections.

Renwick Gallery
Selections from the Index of American Design
January 28, 1972 – January 31, 1972

See selections from the Index of American Design.

Renwick Gallery
The Glass of Frederick Carder
January 28, 1972 – May 12, 1974

See a retrospective exhibition of glass craftmanship by Steuben Glass Works' founder.

Renwick Gallery
James Renwick in Washington
January 28, 1972 – January 31, 1974

See photos and architectural renderings that detail the architect's buildings in Washington.

Renwick Gallery
Design is...
January 28, 1972 – February 2, 1975

Diverse objects from a heart pacemaker to a sleek modern fireplug show elements of design, both old and new, in the objects and systems we encounter in daily life.

Renwick Gallery
American Pieced Quilts
January 28, 1972 – January 7, 1973

See 45 pieced quilts, most from the 18th century, showing the artistry and beauty of this again-popular folk craft.

Renwick Gallery
Evolution of a Community
January 1, 1972 – December 31, 1972

Witness the history of Anacostia from post-World War II through the present via photos, text, drawings, video tape programs and a slide/tape show.

Anacostia Community Museum
Agriculture Hall
January 23, 1964 – September 4, 2006

Hand and horse-drawn tools to present-day mechanized equipment illustrate the changes in rural America since the 18th century.

American History Museum
Western Cultures Hall: Origins of Western Culture Western Cultures Hall: Origins of Western Culture
– September 26, 2010

This hall explores some examples from various cultures in the western world including northern Iraq, ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome.

Natural History Museum
Musical Instruments Gallery Musical Instruments Gallery
– October 21, 2012

The Musical Instruments Gallery presents samples of instruments and music relating to the history, performance styles and techniques of European and American music and the development of musical instruments dating from the 17th century.

American History Museum