This accession consists of records documenting the Director's involvement in many aspects of exhibition development at the National Portrait Gallery during the tenure of Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000). Exhibitions documented include "Drawings by Hugo Gellert;" "Tete a ?Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson;" "A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist;" "Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits;" "Ernest Hemingway: A Writer in His Time;" "Hans Namuth: Portraits;" "Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America;" "George and Martha Washington Portraits from the Presidential Years;" "Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen;" "Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century;" "Andy Warhol's Flash - November 22, 1963;" "Faces of Time: Seventy-Five Years of Time Magazine Cover Portraits;" "George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace;" "Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places;" "Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio;" and "Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection." Materials include loan requests, correspondence, memoranda, agreements, and newspaper clippings.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-105, National Portrait Gallery, Office of the Director, Exhibition Records
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 4/20/2001 memorandum, Alers to Kurfehs; Contact reference staff for details.
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