Exhibition Records,
1981-2002

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 07-054
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Design and Production
Dates:
1981-2002
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of two series. Series 1 consists of graphics records and documents the work of the department on such aspects of exhibitions as gallery guides, posters, invitations, label text, banners, letterhead, case labels, brochures, murals, and advertisements. Series 2 consists of installation records and documents the work of the department in installing exhibitions at the museum. Included in this series are floor plans, architectural drawings, installation schedules, and other related materials.
Some of the exhibitions covered include "Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s;" "1846: Portrait of the Nation;" "Louis Armstrong: Cultural Legacy;" "Red, Hot & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals;" "Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio;" "Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection;" "Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places;" "George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace;" "Celebrity Caricature in America;" "Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century;" "Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective;" "Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen;" "George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years;" "Franklin & His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth Century America;" "Hans Namuth: Portraits;" "Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits;" "A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist;" and "Tete a Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson." Materials include correspondence; memoranda; notes; architectural drawings; floor plans; brochures; pamphlets; drawings; black-and-white photographs, negatives, and transparencies; and color photographs, negatives, and transparencies. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-054, National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Design and Production, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2018; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
1846: Portrait of the Nation (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist (Exhibition) (1999-2000: 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
Celebrity Caricature in America (Exhibition) (1998: 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
Franklin & 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
Hans Namuth: Portraits (Exhibition) (1999: 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
Louis Armstrong: Cultural Legacy (Exhibition) (1996: 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
Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective (Exhibition) (1998-1999: 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
Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals (Exhibition) (1996-1997: 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
Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century (Exhibition) (1998: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Design Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Portraits, American Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Pamphlets Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floppy disks Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Architectural drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Drawings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Floor plans Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white transparencies Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color negatives Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Color transparencies Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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