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Studies in Connoisseurship, 1923-1983
September 23, 1983 – February 29, 1984

Learn how continuing scholarly investigation of works in the collections of Asian and turn-of-the-century American art has changed the understanding of 60 representative objects collected by gallery founder Charles Lang Freer (1856-1919).

Freer Gallery
Botanical Drugs of the Americas in the Old & New Worlds(Case of the Month)
September 23, 1983 – February 29, 1984

See numerous specimens of many botanical drugs used by Native Americans that were readily accepted into the European pharmacopoeia.  

American History Museum
Winston S. Churchill: Painting as a Pastime
September 21, 1983 – November 2, 1983

View 50 paintings by the renowned statesman and honorary American citizen that make up a virtual diary of his private life after 1915, including landscapes from his home and travels and portraits of his family and friends.

Smithsonian Castle
Contemporary Continuous Pattern
September 20, 1983 – January 15, 1984

Admire more than 20 floor-to-ceiling panels of printed and hand-painted fabrics, wallcoverings, and woven fabrics and 21 design drawings in an exhibition of continuous pattern in contemporary styles.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Through Their Eyes: The Art of Lou and Di Stovall
September 18, 1983 – March 4, 1984

See 84 works--silkscreen prints, drawings, and acrylic paintings--by 2 Washington, D.C., artists, showing their progression from posterists to master printmaker and miniaturist, respectively.

Anacostia Community Museum
Clay for Walls: Surface Reliefs by American Artists
September 16, 1983 – June 17, 1984

View 39 works by 20 contemporary artists who create decorative or sculptural ceramic wall reliefs.

Renwick Gallery
Purchases by the Hirshhorn Museum, 1974-83
September 15, 1983 – November 13, 1983

On view are 64 paintings, 52 sculptures, and 31 works on paper in this exhibition of major works acquired through purchase over the past ten years. 

Hirshhorn Museum
Lewis H. Latimer (1848-1928): The Art of Invention
September 15, 1983 – November 30, 1983

See a selection of his patent drawings of inventions, a light bulb and light sockets, which he developed while working for the Edison Company. 

American History Museum
At Home in the Sky: Aviation Art of Frank Wootton
September 15, 1983 – August 26, 1984

See a retrospective including 57 paintings and sketches of civil and military aircraft, landscapes, and equestrian subjects by Frank Wootton, considered the foremost aviation artist today.

Air and Space Museum
Provincetown Printers/A Woodcut Tradition
September 9, 1983 – January 8, 1984

Examine 75 color woodcuts by artists who used a technique developed in the Massachusetts art colony during the early part of the 20th century.

American Art Museum
Blessed Are the Peacemakers
September 3, 1983 – November 27, 1983

Commemorating the bicentennial of the Treaty of Paris, view portraits of the American, British, French, and Spanish "peacemakers" who were involved in the signing of the treaty, which marked the conclusion of the American Revolutionary War.

Portrait Gallery
Frank Lloyd Wright and the Prairie School
August 30, 1983 – December 31, 1983

See how Wright worked and how his style developed during the first 40 years of his long and productive career in these original drawings, related prints, photographs, and objects.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
March on Washington
August 20, 1983 – September 5, 1983

Commerate the twentieth anniversary of the March on Washington, August 28, 1963, through the artifacts in this exhibit.  

American History Museum
The King of Siam Presentation Set and the 1804 Silver Dollar
August 11, 1983 – February 9, 1984

An 1804 silver dollar and an 1804 gold eagle (a $10 denomination), two rarities among many, are in this set of nine U.S. coins on loan from a private collector.

American History Museum
A Permanent Record of India: The Photographs of Bourne & Shepherd
August 5, 1983 – November 30, 1983

See 19 photographs selected from a 19th-century catalog by Bourne and Shepherd Co. that include ethnological and scenic subjects and portray the British influence of the 1860s and 1870s in India as well as Afghanistan, Burma, and Nepal. 

Natural History Museum
Special Installation: Paul Manship (1885-1966)
August 4, 1983 – June 24, 1984

See a representative selection of the American artist's work from the NMAA permanent collection. Manship (1885-1966) enjoyed greater celebrity than any other American sculptor of his time.

American Art Museum
A Penny Saved: Architecture in Cast Iron Toy Banks
August 2, 1983 – October 23, 1983

Take in nearly 100 examples of toy banks in architectural shapes, most fashioned by American craftsmen between 1870 and 1940.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Works on Paper
August 1, 1983 – September 30, 1983

See works on paper from the HMSG collection. 

Hirshhorn Museum
M*A*S*H: Binding Up the Wounds
July 30, 1983 – February 3, 1985

See sets from the television program known as the Operating Room and "the Swamp." Props and memorabilia from the program are supplemented by fan letters.

American History Museum
Photography and Architecture: 1839-1939
July 26, 1983 – October 16, 1983

View more than 170 photographs that chronicle aspects of the history of architecture through photography, and, conversely, the history of photography as shown in architectural records.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

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