Exhibition Records,
1980-2008

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 09-011
Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Dates:
1980-2008
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) exhibition records created during the tenures of Warren M. Robbins, Director, 1964-1982; John E. Reinhardt, Acting Director, 1982-1983; Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996; Roslyn A. Walker, Director, 1997-2002; and Sharon F. Patton, Director, 2003-2008. Exhibitions include: "Traditional Costumery and Jewelry in Africa;" "Traditional Costumes and Jewelry of Egypt;" "African Art in Color;" "African Art in the Cycle of Life;" "The African Desert, 1975-1977: Photographs by Bernard Plossu;" "African Emblems of Status;" "African Gold: Selections from the Glassell Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston;" "African Islam;" "African Mankala;" "African Masterpieces from the Musee de l'Homme;" "African Masterpieces from the News Orleans Museum of Art;" "The Art of the Personal Object;" "Astonishment and Power: Kongo Minkisi and the Art of Renee Stout;" "BIG/small;" "Body of Evidence;" "Echoes of the Kalabari: Sculpture by Sokari Douglas Camp;" "Elimina: Art and Trade on the West African Coast;" "The Essential Gourd;" "Ethiopia: The Christian Art of an African Nation;" "Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora;" "From the Earth: African Ceramic Art;" "Go Well, My Child: Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee;" "Gold of Africa: Jewelry and Heredity Treasures of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal;" "A Human Ideal in African Art: Bamana Figurative Sculpture;" "Igbo Arts: Community and Cosmos;" "Images of Power and Identity;" "In and Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa, 1885-1960;" "Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art;" "Insights;" "Life...Afterlife: African Funerary Sculpture;" "Objects of Use;" "Patterns of Life: West African Strip-Weaving Traditions;" "Praise Poems: The Katherine White Collection;" "The Rising of a New Moon: A Century of Tabwa Art;" "Shoowa Design: Raffia Textiles from Zaire;" "The Stranger Among Us;" "Thinking with Animals: African Images and Perceptions;" "Treasures from the Smithsonian Institution;" "Treasures of Ancient Nigeria: Legacy of 2000 Years;" "West African Images;" and "Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art." Materials include newspaper clippings, brochures, correspondence, memoranda, loan information, and news releases.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-011, National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 1/5/1994 memorandum, Johnstone to Fiske; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Robbins, Warren M. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Williams, Sylvia H. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Walker, Roslyn A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reinhardt, John E. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patton, Sharon F. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum of African Art (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Traditional Costumery and Jewelry in Africa (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Traditional Costumes and Jewelry of Egypt (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Art in Color (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Art in the Cycle of Life (Exhibition) (1987-1988: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The African Desert, 1975-1977: Photographs by Bernard Plossu (Exhibition) (1989-1990: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Emblems of Status (Exhibition) (1982-1983: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Gold: Selections from the Glassell Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Exhibition) (2006: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Islam (Exhibition) (1983-1984: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Mankala (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Masterpieces from the Musee de l'Homme (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
African Masterpieces from the News Orleans Museum of Art (Exhibition) (2006-2007: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Art of the Personal Object (Exhibition) (1991-2007: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Astonishment and Power: Kongo Minkisi and the Art of Renee Stout (Exhibition) (1993-1994: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
BIG/small (Exhibition) (2006: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Body of Evidence (Exhibition) (2006-2008: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Echoes of the Kalabari: Sculpture by Sokari Douglas Camp (Exhibition) (1988-1989: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elimina: Art and Trade on the West African Coast (Exhibition) (1992-1993: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Essential Gourd (Exhibition) (1989-1990: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ethiopia: The Christian Art of an African Nation (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora (Exhibition) (2003: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
From the Earth: African Ceramic Art (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Go Well, My Child: Photographs by Constance Stuart Larrabee (Exhibition) (1985-1986: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gold of Africa: Jewelry and Heredity Treasures of Ghana, Ivory Coast, Mali and Senegal (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Human Ideal in African Art: Bamana Figurative Sculpture (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Igbo Arts: Community and Cosmos (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Images of Power and Identity (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
In and Out of Focus: Images from Central Africa, 1885-1960 (Exhibition) (2002-2003: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art (Exhibition) (2007: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Insights (Exhibition) (2004: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Life . . . Afterlife: African Funerary Sculpture (Exhibition) (1981-1982: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Objects of Use (Exhibition) (1987-1988: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patterns of Life: West African Strip-Weaving Traditions (Exhibition) (1987-1988: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Praise Poems: The Katherine White Collection (Exhibition) (1984-1985: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Rising of a New Moon: A Century of Tabwa Art (Exhibition) (1986: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Shoowa Design: Raffia Textiles from Zaire (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Stranger Among Us (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Thinking with Animals: African Images and Perceptions (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Treasures from the Smithsonian Institution (Exhibition) (1984: Edinburgh, Scotland) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Treasures of Ancient Nigeria: Legacy of 2000 Years (Exhibition) (1980-1981: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
West African Images (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art (Exhibition) (2005: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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