These records include research, correspondence, and photographs concerning the design and installation of exhibitions; information on national art conferences; Harry Lowe's correspondence as curator of exhibits; correspondence with art galleries, museums, and private collectors who loaned art work to NCFA; exhibition schedules and research on exhibits considered by an exhibits committee; correspondence and memoranda from NCFA staff who represented the Smithsonian on Washington, DC, art projects; and Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service records.
Asterisk denotes photographs and/or brochures on art work are located in the folder.
The Office of Exhibits was established as a separate function within the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) in FY 1964, when Harry Lowe was appointed curator of exhibits. In FY 1970, the title of the office was changed to Exhibition and Design. When Lowe became the NCFA assistant director for operations in FY 1973, David Keeler was appointed chief, Office of Exhibition and Design.
The Office of Exhibition and Design is responsible for the design, preparation, installation, and maintenance of both changing and permanent exhibition galleries, and for the aesthetic development of all other public and nonpublic areas of the NCFA section of the Fine Arts and Portrait Galleries Building.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 314, National Collection of Fine Arts. Office of Exhibition and Design, Exhibition Records
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