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