Exhibition Records,
1974-1999

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 01-102
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1974-1999
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
29.5 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records of general exhibition (show) files documenting the planning and execution of exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery. Materials include proposals, budgets, label copy, scripts, production schedules, drawings, floor plans, memoranda, correspondence, catalogs, publicity materials, bibliographies, financial records, checklists, research materials, permissions, installation information, lender files, pamphlets, and brochures. This collection also includes three oversize folders of exhibition posters (179 posters - two of each poster except where noted on list). See the end of the finding aid for a listing of oversized materials.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-102, National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; boxes 2-4, 6-8, 10, 12-15, 17, 19-23, 25, 27 and 30 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 3/3/1999 memorandum, Lee to Cox; 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
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895 -- Exhibitions. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Franklin, Benjamin, 1706-1790 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kasebier, Gertrude, 1852-1934 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Newman, Arnold, 1918-2006 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peale, Charles Willson, 1741-1827 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
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wharton, Edith, 1862-1937 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pinkerton's National Detective Agency Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Time, inc. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Associates. James Smithson Society. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Time: Art and Entertainment (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
1846: Portrait of the Nation (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Abroad in America: Visitors to the New Nation 1776-1914 (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Adventurous Pursuits: Americans and the China Trade, 1784-1844 (Exhibition) (1984: 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
American Icon: The Eighteenth Century Image of George Washington in Prints and Illustrations (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Portrait Drawings (Exhibition) (1980: 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 Genthe: The Celebrity Portraits (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arnold Newman's Americans (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists and Models (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists by Themselves (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Auguste Edouart Silhouettes (1840's Lounge Installation) (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Augustus Saint-Gaudens: The Portrait Reliefs (Exhibition) (1969: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benjamin West and His American Students (Exhibition) (1980: 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
Brushes with the Literary: Portraits by Washington Artist Marcella Comes Winslow (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charles Willson Peale and His World (Exhibition) (1982: 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
Facing the Light: Historic American Portrait Daguerreotypes (Exhibition) (1978: 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
Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth Century America (Exhibition) (1999: 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
Godlike Black Dan: Daniel Webster (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Great Crash (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hollywood Portrait Photographers, 1921-1941 (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
If Elected . . . Unsuccessful Candidates for the Presidency 1797-1968 (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Instant Likeness: Polaroid Portraits (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Isamu Noguchi Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jo Davidson Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1978: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
John Muir (Exhibition) (1970: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Joseph Wright, American Artist, 1756-1793 (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lazzaroni: Science and Scientists in Mid-19th Century America (Exhibition). (1972: 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
Masterpieces from Versailles: Three Centuries of French Portraiture (Exhibition) (1983: 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
Miguel Covarrubias Caricatures (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Mr. Sully, Portrait Painter: The Works of Thomas Sully (1783-1872) (Exhibition) (1983: 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
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
Peace and Friendship: Indian Peace Medals in the United States (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits from The Americans: The Democratic Experience (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits from the New Deal (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Private Lives of Public Figures: The Nineteenth-Century Family Portrait (Exhibition) (1985: 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 series) (1992-1999: 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
Return to Albion: Americans in England 1776-1940 (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America (Exhibition) (1979: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Saint-Memin (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Selections from the Frederick Hill Meserve Collection (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spirit of the Fact: The Daguerreotypes of Southworth and Hawes, 1843- 1862 (Exhibition) (1976: 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
The Dye is Now Cast: The Road to the American Independence (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Elephant in Politcal Cartoons (Exhibition) (1972: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Time of Our Lives (Exhibition) (1978: 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
Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image (Exhibition) (1985: 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
Variations: Musicians in Caricature, 1920-1960 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
We Never Sleep: The First Fifty Years of the Pinkertons (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wedgewood Portraits of the American Revolution (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
White House Families: Portraits from Life (Exhibition) (1985: 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
Zelda and Scott: The Beautiful and the Damned (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Museums -- Collection management. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Posters Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floor plans Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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