This accession consists of records documenting the Director's involvement in many aspects of exhibition development at the National Portrait Gallery during the tenures of Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000) and Marc Pachter (2000-2007). Exhibitions documented include Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs; A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery; Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawings; American Women: A Selection from the National Portrait Gallery; Women of Our Time: Twentieth-Century Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery; Gilbert Stuart; Portraits in Jazz: Thirty Musicians Who Made a Difference; Celebrity Caricature in America; Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective; Portraits of the Presidents; Portraiture Now; America's Presidents; and One Life: Walt Whitman, a kosmos. Materials include loan requests, correspondence, memoranda, agreements, scripts, catalog manuscripts, brochures, and newspaper clippings.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-099, National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution), Office of the Director, Exhibition Records
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