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.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-054, National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), Department of Design and Production, Exhibition Records
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