Exhibition Records,
1990-2004

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 19-138
Creators:
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1990-2004
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records documenting the planning, development and production of the exhibition Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, which, prior to 2000, was known as the National Museum of American Art. The exhibition featured daguerreotypes from public and private collections, with a focus on how the medium contributed to American art and culture. Staff represented in these records include curator Mary A. Foresta and curatorial assistant Betsy Anderson. A book prepared for the exhibition was co-authored by Foresta and John Wood, professor of English at McNeese State University. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and notes; exhibition and book proposals; scripts; loan information; object checklists; budget summaries; press releases and articles; brochures; an exhibition catalog; a press kit; public program information; and photographs.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-138, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office, Exhibition Records
Access Restriction
Box 1 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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Foresta, Merry A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anderson, Betsy Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood, John, 1947 January 2- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
McNeese State University Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype (Monograph : 1995) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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