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Creators:
Zilczer, Judith
Dates:
1992-1998
Size:
0.4 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.zilcjudi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers relating to art commissioned for the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, compiled by Judith Zilczer, measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1992-1998. Papers kept by Zilczer in her capacity as a member of an advisory committee to the General Services Administrations (GSA) Art-in-Architecture Program, charged with recommending works of art to decorate the federal Ronald Reagan Building and International Center. The collection documents the process that resulted in the selection of three works of art: Martin Puryear's Bearing Witness, Stephen Robin's Federal Triangle Flowers, and Keith Sonnier's Route Zenith. The records also document the role of the committee as advocates for the artists when Stop Work Orders for Puryear and Sonnier were issued due to massive construction overruns.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Office
Dates:
1992-1998
Size:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 13-243
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the curatorial records of George Gurney and documents his participation on a selection committee as part of the General Services Administration's Art in Architecture Program to commission artwork for the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Three artists were selected to create artworks for the buil...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of External Affairs
Dates:
1964, 1981, 1994-2012
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-228
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Commission which is responsible for the promotion, development and utilization of the museum and as well as the acquisition of artwork. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, membership lists, commission votes, meeting agendas and minutes, acquisition ...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of External Affairs
Dates:
1992-2010
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-227
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Commission which is responsible for the promotion, development and utilization of the museum and as well as the acquisition of artwork. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, membership lists, commission votes, meeting minutes, acquisition information, ...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
2005-2006, 2010-2017
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-088
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Commission which is responsible for the promotion, development and utilization of the museum and as well as the acquisition of artwork. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, membership lists, commission votes, meeting minutes, acquisition information, ...

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts
Dates:
1908-1974
Size:
59 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (116 document boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 313
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The records pertain to the administration of David W. Scott, director, 1965-1968, Robert Tyler Davis, interim director, 1969, and Joshua C. Taylor, director, 1970- . Some records, most noticeably correspondence with Smithsonian Art Commission members, have been pulled up into the files from previous administrations. Also included are Smithson...

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Creators:
Reisman, Marshall, 1914-2009
Dates:
1959-2010
bulk 1972-1989
Size:
0.2 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.reismars
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Marshall Reisman papers concerning George Nakashima are dated 1959-2010, bulk 1972-1989, and comprise 0.2 linear feet. The papers include letters, correspondence, annotated sketches, photographs, financial records, and printed material related to commissioned works by woodworker and sculptor George Nakashima for art collector Marshall Reisman.

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Creators:
Brown, Henry Kirke, 1814-1886
Dates:
1836-1893
Size:
1 Linear foot
Collection ID:
AAA.browhenr
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of sculptor and portrait painter Henry Kirke Brown measure 1 linear feet and date from 1836 to 1893. The collection includes Brown's correspondence with his wife, Lydia Louise Udall, his nephew, Henry Kirke Bush-Brown, and other family members. Also included are letters from artists George Catlin, George Fuller, Sanford R. Gifford, James Reid Lambdin, Louis Lang, Erastus Dow Palmer, Hiram Powers, Horatio Stone, and others; five news clippings; and miscellaneous notes.

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Creators:
National Collection of Fine Arts. Department of Prints and Drawings
Dates:
1965-1978
Size:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 457
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

These records consist of files documenting the 23rd, 24th, and 25th National Exhibitions of Prints. Also included is a small group of administrative records concerning accessions, publications, the Smithsonian Art Commission, and relations with other museum offices.

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Creators:
Cox, Allyn, 1896-1982
Dates:
1856-1982
Size:
11 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.coxally
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of New York, N.Y., and Washington, D.C. painter and muralist Allyn Cox measure 11 linear feet and date from 1856-1982. The collection documents Cox's personal and professional life through biographical material, family and general correspondence, writings and notes, research material, printed material, sketchbooks and loose sketches, and photographs. Photographs are of Cox at work, the Cox family, including Kenyon and Louise Cox, Cox's friends and colleagues, events, and Cox's artwork.

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