Exhibition Records,
1938-2001

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 08-058
Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Curatorial Office
Dates:
1938-2001
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7 cu. ft. (7 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 (SAAM) and the Renwick Gallery. Staff represented include Harry Rand, Curator, Dept. of 20th Century Painting and Sculpture, SAAM; Louise Reeves, Exhibitions Coordinator, SAAM; Jacquelyn Days Serwer, Chief Curator, SAAM; Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, Senior Curatorial Advisor, National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA); and Therese Thau Heyman, Guest Curator, National Museum of American Art (NMAA). Exhibitions covered include "Art of the Gold Rush;" "Eyeing America: Robert Cottingham Prints;" "Daniel Brush: Gold without Boundaries;" "The Stonewares of Charles Fergus Binns: Father of American Studio Ceramics ;" "Colonial Art from Puerto Rico: Selections from the Gift of Teodoro Vidal ;" "The Paintings of Charles Burchfield;" "Graphic Art of Mary Cassatt;" "John Graham (Proposed exhibition);" "Posters American Style;" 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; and from a time when the museum was known at the National Collection of Fine Arts. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, checklists, prospectuses, grant proposals, essays, budget files, permissions and licenses, color photographs, color transparencies, black-and-white photographs, press kits, label text, clippings, notebooks, donor files, brochures, contracts, bibliographies, and label text. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-058, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Curatorial Office, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2017. Boxes 4-5 contain materials restricted indefinitely; Transferring office; 01/08/2007 memorandum, Toda to Earle; Contact reference staff for details.

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Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896- Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Rand, Harry Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Serwer, Jacquelyn Days Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reeves, Louise. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Heyman, Therese Thau Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) 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
Renwick Gallery Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art of the Gold Rush (Exhibition) (1998-1999: 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
Daniel Brush: Gold Without Boundaries (Exhibition) (1998-1999: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Eyeing America: Robert Cottingham Prints (Exhibition) (1998- 1999: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graphic Art of Mary Cassatt (Exhibition) (1967-1968: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
John Graham (Proposed exhibition) (1981-1982) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters American Style (Exhibition) (1998: 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 Stonewares of Charles Fergus Binns: Father of American Studio Ceramics (Exhibition) (1998-1999: 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
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