August 23, 1980 - October 26, 1980
The Philadelphia Museum of Art has assembled over 80 Japanese Buddhist woodblock prints for display in Footprints of Buddha, the first exhibition in this country devoted exclusively to this religious art form. The selected prints, on loan from American and Japanese collections, trace the development of Buddhist art in Japan from the 12th to the 20th century.
July 12, 1980 - October 26, 1980
The New Vision: Forty Years of Photography at the Institute of Design is an exhibition of over 100 photographs by former students and teachers of the Institute of Design in Chicago. Among the 32 photographers represented in the exhibition are the school's famous mentors and several younger artists whose work matured during the sixties and seventies.
May 3, 1980 - September 14, 1980
Wedgwood and His Contemporaries is an exhibition of 97 objects installed in the Decorative Arts Gallery.
July 19, 1980 - August 27, 1980
Crosscurrents: French and Italian Neoclassical Drawings and Prints from the Cooper-Hewitt Museum is an exhibition of 135 prints and drawings installed in the Print Gallery. The exhibition is circulated by Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and installed in Philadelphia by Ann Percy, Associate Curator for Drawings.
June 7, 1980 - August 24, 1980
Mexican Art from the Collections is an exhibition of 176 paintings, sculptures, prints, and decorative arts installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
June 25, 1980 - August 17, 1980
Ars Medica: Selected Works and New Acquisitions is an exhibition of 150 prints, drawings, and photographs installed in the Special Exhibition Gallery.
March 8, 1980 - August 3, 1980
The Eighties: The Daring Decades is an exhibition of 26 costumes and 24 accessories and textiles installed in the Costume and Textiles Gallery.
April 12, 1980 - July 6, 1980
Carl Zigrosser: The Curator as Collector is an exhibition of 190 prints and objects installed in the Print Gallery.
April 19, 1980 - June 15, 1980
Copley from Boston is an exhibition of 42 paintings, furniture, and decorative arts installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
March 1, 1980 - May 25, 1980
August Sander: Photographs of an Epoch is an exhibition of 248 photographs installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
March 22, 1980 - May 18, 1980
Brancusi as Photographer is an exhibition of 73 photographs from the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, installed in the Stieglitz Center Gallery and the small Arensberg Gallery.
February 8, 1980 - April 20, 1980
Far Eastern Art Department: Recent Acquisitions is an exhibition of 217 paintings and objects installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
December 15, 1979 - March 23, 1980
On the Move: The Art of Transportation is an exhibition of 105 prints installed in the Print Gallery.
November 17, 1979 - March 2, 1980
Ansel Adams: 100 Photographs is an exhibition of 96 photographs installed in the Stieglitz Center Gallery.
February 3, 1980 - March 2, 1980
Recognizing that comprehensiveness is not possible in an exhibition of this scale, Sports in Art features a sampling of Olympic sports and related athletic activities. Just as certain sports have had great popular appeal without finding wide representation in art, others have captured artists' imaginations while failing to win a large following in the sporting world. Clearly artists have had their own criteria for representation. Nonetheless their legacy is an eloquent testament to the beauty and achievement of the athlete.
September 29, 1979 - February 10, 1980
Delights of Fine Fashion is an exhibition of 48 costumes and 74 accessories installed in the Costume and Textile Gallery (inaugural exhibition), supported by the installation of 49 costumes and 45 samplers throughout the Museum.
October 20, 1979 - January 6, 1980
Noguchi's Imaginary Landscapes is an exhibition of 80 sculptures, 119 photo panels, and 33 charts installed in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. The Walker Art Center has published an accompanying catalogue.