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From the Earth: African Ceramic Art
May 18, 1983 – October 9, 1983

View 84 objects made from clay, representing the ceramic art styles of 28 cultures from 19 African nations.

African Art Museum
Joseph Stella: The HMSG Collection
May 12, 1983 – July 17, 1983

Trace the full range of Stella's stylistic evolution through 34 works, from his early realistic manner through the colorful dynamic Futurism for which he is best known to his late symbolism.  

Hirshhorn Museum
Urban Documents: 20th-Century American Prints
May 10, 1983 – September 4, 1983

See 75 architectural prints by 35 artists that represent a range of perception and scope.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
The Silk Route and the Diamond Path (Buddhist Art)
May 6, 1983 – June 30, 1983

Buddhist bronze, stone, and terra cotta sculptures; paintings; and ritual objects dating from the 7th century to the present comprise this exhibition of over 130 rare works. 

Natural History Museum
American Artists and their Craft
May 6, 1983 – October 30, 1983

Admire a changing exhibition of the work of American artists and craftmen.

Renwick Gallery
Building Brooklyn Bridge: The Design & Construction, 1867-1883
May 4, 1983 – September 14, 1983

See more than 300 objects, including original drawings of design and construction, models, artifacts, photographs, and representations of the bridge. 

American History Museum
Canes and Walking Sticks
May 3, 1983 – July 24, 1983

See some 200 canes and sticks that survey the range of design and materials used in fashioning these accessories.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Japanese Masks from the Noh Theater and Kyogen Performances
May 1, 1983 – May 31, 1983

In conjunction with the Performing Arts' World Explorer performance and demonstration, on view are Japanese masks used in the Noh dance theater, and in the Kyogen, satirical interludes during intermissions in the Noh theater. 

Natural History Museum
William Short: First U.S. Career Diplomat
May 1, 1983 – September 30, 1983

See documents, commissions, and memorabilia from the life of G. Washington's first Charge d'Affairs to France.

American History Museum
California Flora: Botanical Watercolors by Mary Foley Benson
April 30, 1983 – June 26, 1983

Approximately 45 works by illustrator Benson represent the flora of California.  

Natural History Museum
Portraits in Black: Outstanding Americans of Negro Origin
April 17, 1983 – August 21, 1983

See 36 portraits, as well as biographical information and memorabilia, of blacks who made significant contributions in the fields of civil rights, law, education, medicine, the military, and the arts.

Anacostia Community Museum
Pre-Islamic Metalwork from the Near East
April 16, 1983 – April 15, 1984

View 24 objects in silver, gold, and bronze, made in Iran and Egypt, from the 4th century B.C. to the 6th century A.D., including Sassanian Iran (224-651) and 9 gold objects from Egypt.

Freer Gallery
Faberge: Jeweler to Royalty
April 15, 1983 – July 10, 1983

See more than 200 works by Peter Carl Faberge, Russian master jeweler, including hardstone carvings of animals; flower studies in gold, enamel, and rock crystal; table top accessories ranging from letter openers to miniature picture frames; and Easter eggs exchanged among members of the Russian royal family.

Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Charles Hawthorne: The Late Watercolors
April 15, 1983 – September 5, 1983

Verging on the abstract, these 64 watercolors represent an almost unknown aspect of the work of Hawthorne (1872-1930), a portraitist and a landscapist closely associated with the Provincetown (Mass.) artists' colony.

American Art Museum
Portraits on a Page of History: The Career of James B. Longacre (1794-1869)
April 9, 1983 – October 10, 1983

Trace the development of the American artist's multi-faceted career as engraver, portraitist, and illustrator and chief engraver to the U.S. Mint.

Portrait Gallery
The Washington Bowl
April 7, 1983 – July 4, 1983

Admire and purchase bowls created of glass, clay, and turned wood by 10 artists from the Washington metropolitan area.

Renwick Gallery
Washington Irving
April 2, 1983 – September 25, 1983

This small exhibition, commemorating the bicentennial of the author's birth, includes portraits, related paintings, and books.

Portrait Gallery
Recent Acquisitions: Benin Bronzes
April 1, 1983 – October 9, 1983

View 2 outstanding examples of Benin court art.

African Art Museum
G. Arthur Cooper and Richard E. Grant: Mining a Texas Treasure Trove of Fossils
April 1, 1983 – December 2, 1984

This Research in Natural History Case highlights the field work of the two MNH paleobiologists in the Glass Mountains of southwest Texas.  

Natural History Museum
Monkey Island
April 1, 1983 – February 1, 2001

Visit Monkey Island - home for a small colony of Barbary macaques (monkeys of Gibraltar and North Africa).

National Zoo

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