Exhibition Records,
1968-1993, with related records from 1956

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 481
Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
1968-1993, with related records from 1956
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
66 cu. ft. (66 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document the planning, development, and installation of exhibitions by the Department of Painting and Sculpture, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG). Included are biographical and bibliographical research files on artists; correspondence with museums, galleries, and artists concerning loan of artwork; loan reports; shipment records; installation notes and photographs; budget and fundraising files; checklists, photographs, slides, and transparencies of artwork; and label copy and handouts for exhibitions. These records also contain catalogue production files, including draft and final versions of catalogue text, as well as galley proofs. Openings of exhibitions are documented with press releases and other publicity, photographs, invitations to openings, and reviews of exhibitions in newspapers and magazines. Files concerning lectures and seminars related to exhibitions are also included.
Major exhibitions represented by these records include: Inaugural Exhibition; Jesus Raphael Soto: A Retrospective Exhibition; The Sculpture and Drawings of Elie Nadelman; The Golden Door: Artist-Immigrants of America, 1876-1976; 14 Canadians: A Critic's Choice; The Noble Buyer: John Quinn, Patron of the Avant-Garde; Miro: Selected Paintings; Fernando Botero: A Retrospective Exhibition; Different Drummers; Alberto Giacometti 1901-1966; Artistic Collaboration in the Twentieth Century; and Francis Bacon: An Exhibition.
A small amount of general administrative files of the Department of Painting and Sculpture are also included, as is some correspondence of Inez Garson, Assistant Curator, 1971-1974, Curator for Archives, 1978-1981; and Phyllis Rosenzweig, Curatorial Assistant, 1974-1977, Associate Curator, 1978- . Records dating from before the 1974 opening of the Museum were created by members of the Department of Painting and Sculpture office in New York and mostly concern the selection of artwork for the Inaugural Exhibition.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 481, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture, Exhibition Records
Access Restriction
Box 66 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Contact reference staff for details.

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Garson, Inez Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rosenzweig, Phyllis D. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Inaugural Exhibition Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jesus Raphael Soto: A Retrospective Exhibition (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Sculpture and Drawings of Elie Nadelman (Exhibition) (1975-1976: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Golden Door: Artist-Immigrants of America, 1876-1976 (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
14 Canadians: A Critic's Choice (Exhibition) (1977: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Noble Buyer: John Quinn, Patron of the Avant-Garde (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Miro: Selected Paintings (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Fernando Botero: A Retrospective Exhibition (Exhibition) (1979-1980: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Different Drummers (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alberto Giacometti, 1901-1966 (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artistic Collaboration in the Twentieth Century (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Francis Bacon (Exhibition) (1989-1990: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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