Exhibition Records,
1980-1996

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 97-083
Creators:
National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1980-1996
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
29 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of records which document the work of the Office of Exhibitions on exhibitions that were mounted by the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) from 1980 to 1995. Major exhibitions undertaken by the NPG in this period, and documented in these records, include "Benjamin West and His American Students" (1980-1981); "Charles Willson Peale and His World" (1982-1983); "American Colonial Portraits: 1700-1776" (1987-1988); "On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting" (1988-1989); and "Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson" (1990-1991).
The exhibition records consist largely of lender files, which contain correspondence with lenders, loan agreements, and object photographs. Other exhibition files include scripts, label copy, travel schedules, shipping and insurance information, object conservation information, and catalog and brochure information.
The records also include a series of files on outgoing loans from the NPG permanent collection, dating from 1992 to 1996.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Preferred Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-083, National Portrait Gallery, Office of Exhibitions, Exhibition Records
Access Restriction
Boxes 1-29 restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2012; Box 29 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 5/2/1985 and 3/3/1999 memoranda; Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
West, Benjamin, 1738-1820 Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Smithsonian Resident Associate Program. Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Washington Print Club Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Colonial Portraits: 1700-1776 (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
American Colonial Portraits: 1700-1776 (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.) 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
Arnold Newman's Americans (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists by Themselves (Exhibition) (1984: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Benjamin West and His American Students (Exhibition) (1980: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Camera Portraits: Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery, London 1839-1989 (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Charles Willson Peale and His World (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Court Portraiture in Habsburg Spain: From Catholic Kings to Philip IV (Proposed exhibition) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dwight D. Eisenhower Centennial (Exhibition) (1990: 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
Eric Knight and Lassie (Exhibition) (1990: 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
Hollywood Portrait Photographers, 1921-1941 (Exhibition) (1983: 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
Instant Likeness: Polaroid Portraits (Exhibition) (1988: 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
Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and Their New York, 1896- 1917 (Exhibition) (1995: 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
Oliphant's Presidents: Twenty-five Years of Caricature (Exhibition) (1990: 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 of the American Law (Exhibition). (1989-1990: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Private Lives of Public Figures: The Nineteenth-Century Family Portrait (Exhibition) (1985: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ralph Earl: The Face of the Young Republic (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robert Cornelius: Portraits from the Dawn of Photography (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Studies from Life: Portrait Photogrphs by Julia Margaret Cameron from the J. Paul Getty Museum (Exhibition) (1987: Washington, D.C.) Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
The Levy-Franks Family Colonial Portraits (Exhibition) (1992: 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
White House Families: Portraits from Life (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
Art museums. Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Exhibitions Topic 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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