Exhibition Records,
1988-2006

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 08-056
Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1988-2006
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records which document the research, development, fundraising, publicity, production, and execution of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Staff represented include Virginia M. Mecklenburg, Senior Curator, Painting and Sculpture, SAAM; Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, Renwick Gallery; Louise Reeves, Exhibitions Coordinator, SAAM; Charles J. Robertson, Deputy Director, SAAM; and Joann Moser, Senior Curator, Graphic Arts, SAAM.
Exhibitions covered include Modern American Realism: Selection from the Sara Roby Foundation Collection; Glass! Glorious Glass!; Woodcuts by Hiratsuka; Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art; Shaker: Furnishings for the Simple Life; Dominic Di Mare: A Retrospective; David Beck: L'Opera; Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush; The American Art Forum: Selected Gifts; American Impressionism: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Visual Poetry: The Drawings of Joseph Stella; The Paintings of Charles Burchfield; Ansel Adams, A Legacy: Masterworks from the Friends of Photography Collection; Colonial Art from Puerto Rico: Selections from the Gift of Teodoro Vidal; Nam June Paik's Megatron/Matrix; Time Out! Sports in Art; Gilded Age - Watercolors and Pastels; American Photographs: The First Century from the Isaacs Collection in the National Museum of American Art; Elihu Vedder's Drawings from the Rubaiyat; Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden 1940-1987; The Furniture of Sam Maloof; USA Clay; Star Spangled Presidents: Portraits by Liza Lou; Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary Quilts by African American Artists; Amish Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown; The Art of John Cederquist: Reality of Illusion; Birthday Tribute to Jacob Kainen and Selections from the Washington Color School; Edward Hopper: The Watercolors; The Renwick Invitational: Five Women in Craft; The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft; Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946; Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory; and The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920.
These records also cover a period of time when this office was known as the National Museum of American Art, Curatorial Office; as well as the National Museum of American Art, Curatorial Department. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, checklists, grant proposals, loan agreements, press kits, brochures, pamphlets, floor plans, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-056, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Curatorial Office, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 01/08/2007 memorandum, Toda to Earle; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Mecklenburg, Virginia M. (Virginia McCord), 1946- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Trapp, Kenneth R. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reeves, Louise Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robertson, Charles (Charles J.) Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moser, Joann Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Curatorial Office Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American Art (U.S.). Curatorial Department Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Renwick Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Modern American Realism: Selections from the Sara Roby Foundation Collection (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Glass! Glorious Glass! (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodcuts by Hiratsuka (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shaker: Furnishings for the Simple Life (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dominic Di Mare: A Retrospective (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
David Beck: L'Opera (Exhibition) (1998-1999: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush (Exhibition) (1998-1999: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The American Art Forum: Selected Gifts (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Impressionism: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Traveling exhibition) (1999-2002) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Visual Poetry: The Drawings of Joseph Stella (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Paintings of Charles Burchfield (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ansel Adams, A Legacy: Masterworks from the Friends of Photography Collection (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Colonial Art from Puerto Rico: Selections from the Gift of Teodoro Vidal (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nam June Paik’s Megatron/Matrix (Exhibition) (1997: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Time Out! Sports in Art (Exhibition) (1997-1998: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gilded Age Watercolors and Pastels from the Collection (Exhibition) (1995-1996: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Photographs: The First Century from the Isaacs Collection in the National Museum of American Art (Exhibition) (1996-1997: Washington, D.C.)from the Isaacs Collection in the National Museum of American Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elihu Vedder’s Drawings from the Rubaiyat (Exhibition) (1995-1996: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden 1940-1987 (Exhibition) (1992-1993: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Furniture of Sam Maloof (Exhibitions) (2001-2002: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
USA Clay (Exhibition) (2001: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Star Spangled Presidents: Portraits by Liza Lou (Exhibition) (2000-2001: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary Quilts by African American Artists (Exhibition) (2000-2001: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Amish Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown (Exhibitions) (2000-2001: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Art of John Cederquist: Reality of Illusion (Exhibition) (2000: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Birthday Tribute to Jacob Kainen and Selections from the Washington Color School (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Edward Hopper: The Watercolors (Exhibition) (1999-2000: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Renwick Invitational: Five Women in Craft (Exhibition) (2000: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft (Exhibition) (2002: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946 (Exhibition) (1991-1992: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory (Exhibition) (1999: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920 (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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