Curatorial Correspondence,
1938-1956, 1970-1978, 1986-1994, 2000-2002

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 07-160
Creators:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department
Dates:
1938-1956, 1970-1978, 1986-1994, 2000-2002
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4.5 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the affairs of curators at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), particularly their correspondence with the other institutions and the public. Topics include the collection, new and rejected acquisitions, provenance, research, artists, collectors, exhibitions, labels, funding, and signage. Curators and other departmental staff that are particularly well-represented in this accession include John Beardsley, Howard N. Fox, Neal David Benezra, Ned Rifkin, James Demetrion, and Kerry Brougher. Some materials date to the beginnings of HMSG and the transfer or artwork from Joseph H. Hirshhorn to the Smithsonian Institution. Many of the records were created by predecessor offices to the Curatorial Department, including the Dept. of Painting and Sculpture and Dept. of Public Programs/Curatorial Division. The records also include insurance policies and related information that pre-date the Smithsonian Institution's receipt of the artwork. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence, memoranda, notes, label text, images of installations under consideration for exhibition, insurance policies, brochures, fact sheets, fund proposals, press releases, loan information, and related materials.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-160, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department, Curatorial Correspondence

Keywords
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Fox, Howard N. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benezra, Neal David, 1953- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rifkin, Ned Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Demetrion, James Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brougher, Kerry Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Departrment of Painting and Sculpture Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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