For an administrative history of the Curatorial Department, see Record Unit 460, the records of its predecessor, the Department of Painting and Sculpture, which existed 1984-1989. In 1989 the Departments of Painting and Sculpture and of Graphic Arts were combined to form the Curatorial Department. Virginia H. Mecklenberg became Curator-in-Charge, Painting and Sculpture, in 1987 and Chief Curator in 1990.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 461, National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department, Records
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