Exhibition Records,
1985-2000

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 01-092
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1985-2000
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records document the exhibition research, planning, and execution activities of the Deputy Director of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Records also document the Deputy Director's interaction within and among the offices under her direction, as well as outside contacts and dealings. These records were created and maintained by Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director, 1991- . Among other duties, the Deputy Director serves as the Gallery's chief art historian. It is in this capacity that she curates exhibitions.
Carr came from the Akron Art Institute to the National Portrait Gallery in 1984 as the Assistant Director for Collections. When the Assistant Director for History and Public Programs left the Gallery (c. 1991), reorganization of the Gallery's upper administration took place. At that time, Carr was named Deputy Director and absorbed two programmatic responsibilities of the former Assistant Director for History and Public Programs. The service responsibilities (publications and the library) of the, now defunct, office were absorbed by the Assistant Director for Administration, later renamed the Associate Director for Administration (c. 1992).
In her capacity as Deputy Director, Carr has direct responsibility for all the Curatorial Departments (Painting and Sculpture, Prints and Drawings, and Photographs); the Department of History; Office of the Registrar; the Center for Electronic Research and Outreach; the Conservation Department; and the Department of Education.
Materials include correspondence, memoranda, slides, photographs, reports, research reference files, obituaries, press packets, typescripts of catalogs, scripts, and related material.
Four exhibition subjects mentioned in the files are noted as "canceled" and not listed in the official list of NPG exhibitions, they are: the Daguillard Collection, Oak Hill Cemetery, Uriah Levy, and Court Portraiture in the Reign of Phillip II. There is also a large group of files devoted to a proposed exhibition that was never produced, it was: "Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham."

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-092, National Portrait Gallery, Office of the Deputy Director, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 2/28/1992 memorandum, Kirby to Bosier-Lyle; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Brady, Mathew B., 1823 (ca.)-1896 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carr, Carolyn Kinder Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cassatt, Mary, 1844-1926 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elizabeth II, Queen of Great Britain, 1926- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graham, Martha Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peale, Rembrandt, 1778-1860 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Penn, Irving Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reiss, Winold, 1886-1953 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Der Zee, James, 1886- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington, George, 1732-1799 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whistler, James McNeill, 1834-1903 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hallowell, Sara Tyson Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Zorn, Anders. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Time, inc. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington Print Club Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Portrait Gallery (U.S.). Office of the Registrar. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
1846: Portrait of the Nation (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Colonial Portraits: 1700-1776 (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Annie Liebovitz Photographs 1970-1990 (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arnold Newman's Americans (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art and the Camera, 1900-1940: Pictorialist Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black Presence in the Era of the American Revolution 1770-1800 (Exhibition) (1973: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brushes with the Literary: Portraits by Washington Artist Marcella Comes Winslow (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Camera Portraits: Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery, London 1839-1989 (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cecilia Beaux and the Art of Portraiture (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Champions on Time (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Contemporary Self-Portraits from the James Goode Collection (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Faces of Time: Seventy-Five Years of Time Magazine Cover Portraits (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Federal Profiles: Saint-Memin in America, 1793-1814 (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Five of Hearts: Henry Adams and His Washington Circle (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth Century America (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
From Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II: Master Drawings from the National Portrait Gallery, London (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
From Truman to Clinton: Presidents on Time (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gaston Lachaise: Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Group Portrait: The First American Avant-Garde (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Icons of Invention: American Patent Models (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Image of the Presidency: Photographs by George Tames, 1944-1974 (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
In Pursuit of Fame: Rembrandt Peale, 1778-1860 (Exhibition) (1992-1993: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
In Pursuit of the Butterfly: Portraits of James McNeill Whistler (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Irving Penn Master Images (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lincoln and His Contemporaries: Photographs by Mathew Brady from the NPG's F.H. Meserve Collection (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Magical Mixtures: Marisol Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Majestic in His Wrath: The Life of Frederick Douglass (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle: The Swedish National Portrait Collection (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mathew Brady's Portraits: Images as History, Photography as Art (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Noble Heritage: Five Centuries of Portraiture from the Hosokawa Family (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Oliphant's Presidents: Twenty-five Years of Caricature (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Passionate Observer: Photography by Carl Van Vechten (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographic Treasures from the National Portrait Gallery Collection (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Points of View: Single Subject/Multiple Artists (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portrait Posters (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits of the American Law (Exhibition) (1989-1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ralph Earl: The Face of the Young Republic (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Recent Acquisitions (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Recent Acquisitions (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Recent Acquisitions (Exhibition) (August 1998: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals (Exhibition) (1996- 1997: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spirit of the Party: Hamilton and Jefferson at Odds (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Telling Image: Portrait Photographs from the Archives of American Art (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Tete a Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
"The Family 1976": Richard Avedon's Photographs for Rolling Stone (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Levy-Franks Family Colonial Portraits (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Time Covers the War: Personalities from World War II (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
To the President: Folk Portraits by the People (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Twentieth Century Self-Protraits from the National Portrait Gallery Collection (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
VanDerZee, Photographer (1886-1983) (Exhibition) (1993-1994: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Working for Time: The Covers of Robert Vickrey (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cemeteries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jazz Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mural painting and decoration Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Musicals Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Obituaries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photography Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War correspondents Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum loans Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibition catalogs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color transparencies Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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