Exhibition Records,
1988-2014

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 17-189
Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1988-2014
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), previously known as the National Museum of American Art, 1980-2000, as well as exhibitions displayed in the Renwick Gallery. These materials were primarily created by Chief Curator Eleanor Jones Harvey, with a smaller portion created by Exhibitions Coordinator Marie Elena Amatangelo and Postdoctoral Fellow Elaine Yau.
Exhibitions documented within the accession include "The Great American Hall of Wonders;" "Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Running Fence;" "1934: A New Deal for Artists;" "Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry;" "Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam;" "American ABC: Childhood in 19th Century America;" "Temple of Invention: History of a National Landmark;" "Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination;" "Jean Shin: Common Threads;" "Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities;" "Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg;" "Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow;" "To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America;" "The Honor of Your Company Is Requested: President Lincoln's Inaugural Ball;" "Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan;" "Earl Cunningham's America;" "History in the Making: Renwick Craft Invitational 2011;" "The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946;" "A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection;" "What's It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect;" "Staged Stories: Renwick Craft Invitational 2009;" "The Civil War and American Art;" "Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum;" "John Gossage: The Pond;" "Variations on America: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections;" "Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image;" and the proposed exhibition "Modalities of the Visible: Reflections on the History of the Moving Image."
Materials include correspondence and memoranda; meeting agendas and notes; exhibition proposals; staff resumes; floor plans and architectural drawings; lectures and presentations; reports; grant proposals; budget files; checklists and objects lists; loan agreements; strategic plans; clippings; press releases; and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-189, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office, Exhibition Records
Use Restriction
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2030. Box 7 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Transferring office; 01/08/2007 memorandum, Toda to Earle; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
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Harvey, Eleanor Jones Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Amatangelo, Marie Elena Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Yau, Elaine Y. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Renwick Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Great American Hall of Wonders (Exhibition) (2011-2012: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Running Fence (Exhibition) (2010: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
1934: A New Deal for Artists (Exhibition) (2009-2010: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry (Exhibition) (2006-2007: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Traveling exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American ABC: Childhood in 19th Century America (Exhibition) (2006: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Temple of Invention: History of a National Landmark (Exhibition) (2006-2008: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination (Exhibition) (2006-2007: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jean Shin: Common Threads (Exhibition) (2009: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Georgia O’Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities (Exhibition) (2008-2009: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Telling Stories: Norman Rockwell from the Collections of George Lucas and Steven Spielberg (Exhibition) (2010-2011: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alexis Rockman: A Fable for Tomorrow (Traveling exhibition) (2011-2012) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
To Make a World: George Ault and 1940s America (Traveling exhibition) (2011-2012) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Honor of Your Company Is Requested: President Lincoln's Inaugural Ball (Exhibition) (2008-2010: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Framing the West: The Survey Photographs of Timothy H. O'Sullivan (Exhibition) (2010: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Earl Cunningham's America (Exhibition) (2007: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
History in the Making: Renwick Craft Invitational 2011 (Exhibition) (2011: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from Japanese American Internment Camps, 1942-1946 (Exhibition) (2010-2011: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection (Exhibition) (2010-2011: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
What's It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospect (Exhibition) (2009-2010: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Staged Stories: Renwick Craft Invitational 2009 (Exhibition) (2009-2010: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Civil War and American Art (Exhibition) (2012-2013: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Graphic Masters II: Highlights from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (Exhibition) (2009-2010: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
John Gossage: The Pond (Exhibition) (2010-2011: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image (Exhibition) (2010-2012: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image (Exhibition) (2012-2013: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image (Exhibition) (2013-2015: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image (Exhibition) (2015-2016: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Watch This! New Directions in the Art of the Moving Image (Exhibition) (2016-2017: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Variations on America: Masterworks from American Art Forum Collections (Exhibition) (2007: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Modalities of the Visible: Reflections on the History of the Moving Image (Proposed exhibition) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art museums Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museum curators Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Floor plans Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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