Curatorial Records,
1966-1995

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 97-046
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Painting and Sculpture
Dates:
1966-1995
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
These records were transferred from the Department of Painting and Sculpture at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). They were mostly created by Robert G. Stewart, Associate Curator, 1964, Curator, 1965, Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1979-1994, and Senior Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1994. A small volume of records was also created by Monroe Fabian, Assistant Curator, 1969-1971, Associate Curator, 1972-1978, and Associate Curator of Painting and Sculpture, 1979-1986. Fabian died in July 1988.
The records consist mostly of files created by Stewart, Fabian, and others for exhibits that were proposed by museum staff for internal development, or external traveling exhibits that were considered for mounting at NPG. The files include staff evaluations and comments on proposed exhibits, exhibit scripts, documentation of brochure and catalog development, and memoranda between NPG staff as well as correspondence with potential exhibit donors. Some files also document NPG contributions to special traveling exhibits, and staff participation in symposia and seminars.
The records include a small amount of administrative material, plus correspondence files of secretarial staff which consist mostly of replies to public inquiries. The records also include documentation of the book "On Stage" written by Monroe Fabian, and published in the spring of 1980. These files consist of correspondence regarding the use of quotations and images for "On Stage," photographs, a manuscript, and an unbound copy of the published volume.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-046, National Portrait Gallery, Dept. of Painting and Sculpture, Curatorial Records

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Fabian, Monroe H. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hamilton, Alexander, 1757-1804 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reiss, Winold, 1886-1953 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stewart, Robert G. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wright, Joseph, 1756-1793 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Douglass, Frederick, 1817?-1895 -- Exhibitions. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Portraiture in the Grand Manner: 1720-1920 (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Annie Liebovitz Photographs 1970-1990 (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art of Henry Inman (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brushes with the Literary: Portraits by Washington Artist Marcella Comes Winslow (Exhibition) (1993: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Erastus Salisbury Field, 1805-1900 (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
First Federal Congress, 1789-1791 (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Five of Hearts: Henry Adams and His Washington Circle (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Group Portrait: The First American Avant-Garde (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Icons of Invention: American Patent Models (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Isamu Noguchi Portrait Sculpture (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Joseph Wright, American Artist, 1756-1793 (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Majestic in His Wrath: The Life of Frederick Douglass (Exhibition) (1995: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masterpieces from Gripsholm Castle: The Swedish National Portrait Collection (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Masterpieces from Versailles: Three Centuries of French Portraiture (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting (Exhibition) (1988: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Peace and Friendship: Indian Peace Medals in the United States (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Portraits from The Americans: The Democratic Experience (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Reporting the War: The Journalistic Coverage of World War II (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Spirit of the Party: Hamilton and Jefferson at Odds (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Dye is Now Cast: The Road to the American Independence (Exhibition) (1975: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss (Exhibition) (1989: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Truthful Likeness: Chester Harding and His Portraits (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
William Edward West, 1788-1857: Kentucky Painter (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
On stage: 200 years of great theatrical personalities (Monograph) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
War correspondents Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
World War, 1914-1918 Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Books Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Brochures Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clippings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manuscripts Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Black-and-white photographs Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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