Exhibition Records,
1947-1983

Summary
Collection ID:
Record Unit 452
Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Exhibition and Design
Dates:
1947-1983
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
4.93 cu. ft. (2 16x20 boxes) (37 oversize folders)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This record unit consists of approximately 800 posters, which primarily document exhibitions, programming, and collections at the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) and later, the National Museum of American Art (NMAA). Several posters serve as advertisements for the museum, incorporating imagery from artists' works within the collection. This collection of posters represents a vast range of topics and highlights local, regional, and renowned artists whose works were on exhibition at NCFA, NMAA, and elsewhere. The majority of the materials range in date from the early 1960s to the early 1980s. Of the 800 posters, 144 posters document contemporary exhibitions at or are individual prints from non-Smithsonian Institution museums and organizations. All exhibition posters in this collection were collected by Harry Lowe during his tenure as curator for NCFA.

Administration
Oversize
This collection contains oversize material.
Author
Finding aid prepared by Smithsonian Institution Archives

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 452, National Museum of American Art. Office of Exhibition and Design, Exhibition Records
Access Restriction
Non-Smithsonian posters may be copyrighted, Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Lowe, Harry, 1922- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Museum exhibits Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art museums Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Illustrations Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Posters Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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