This accession consists of records pertaining to the planning and development of nine exhibitions (Blessed Are the Peacemakers; U.S. Grant: The Man and the Image; Portraits by Brady: Imperial Photographs from the Harvard College Library; Noble Heritage: Five Centuries of Portraits from the Hosokawa Family; The Spirit of the Party …
Alfred R. Mitchell letter and response
A letter from Mitchell to the director of the National Gallery of Art seeking information regarding the gallery's policy on copying works of art; and a response informing Mitchell that the gallery does not permit copies to be made of its works.
This accession consists of the files created by the Office of the Registrar in the course of their work on fifteen exhibitions shown between 1982 and 1991, including Peace and Friendship: Indian Peace Medals in the United States, on view from January through July 1985; Charles Willson Peale and His World, November 1982 through …
George Peter Alexander Healy letters
Two letters, 1860-1861, from Healy to Colonel E. G. W. Butler, about Healy's portrait of Mrs. Lewis painted for Butler, and about Healy's travels in the United States.
This record unit documents the administration of William Henry Holmes, first Curator of the National Gallery of Art (NGA), 1907-1920, and Director of the Gallery, 1920-1932. To a lesser extent, it also documents the administration of Ruel P. Tolman, Acting Director of NGA, 1932-1937, and the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), 1937-1946, and …
This accession consists of exhibition records pertaining to The Dye is Now Cast: The Road to American Independence, an exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) from April 19-November 16, 1975. Materials include photographs, loan agreements, correspondence, memoranda, notes, scripts, labels, and reports.
Records in this record unit document the exhibition research and activities of the National Portrait Gallery and its Office of Exhibitions. Particularly well represented are exhibitions mounted between 1974 and 1976, with materials documenting research and publications on numerous artists, paintings, prints, broadsides, books, documents and letters. A large amount of correspondence …
This accession consists of outgoing loans and pertain to accepted, denied, and withdrawn loan requests. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, original loan conservation examination reports with the loan committee's comments, and copies of loan agreements.
Central Administrative Records
This accession consists largely of purchase orders for works of art and other artifacts acquired by the National Portrait Gallery from FY 1983 through FY 1987. It also includes records of other large transactions and purchases of items such as furniture and conservation equipment.
This accession consists of subject files documenting the administration of the National Portrait Gallery during the tenures of directors Charles Nagel (1964-1969), Marvin S. Sadik (1969-1981), Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000), and Marc Pachter (2000- ). Materials include correspondence, memoranda and related information.