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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1970-1990
Size:
7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 93-051
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document the various exhibitions that were shown at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) between 1973 and 1988, such as Return to Albion: Americans in England, 1760-1940, The Art of Henry Inman, The Artist's Mother: Portraits and Homages, Robert Edge Pine: A British Portrait Painter in America, 17...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
2000-2005
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 14-229
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of exhibition records related to George Washington: A National Treasure, a traveling exhibition of the Lansdowne portrait of George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796. The traveling exhibition went to the following venues: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 15-June 16, 2002), Las Vegas Art Museum ...

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Traveling Exhibition Service
Dates:
1983
Size:
0.5 Linear feet (1 box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-002
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

This show featured 36 portraits--27 oil paintings and 9 color photo reproductions--selected from the Harmon Foundation collection, from the National Portrait Gallery, as well as biographical information and memorabilia. Likenesses of blacks who made significant contributions in the fields of civil rights, law, education, medicine, the military, and the arts are on display. Included are Marian Anderson, Joe Lewis, W.E.B. duBois, Thurgood Marshall, George Washington Carver, Charles Drew, William Ayres Campbell, and Richard Barthe. It was exhibited at the Anacostia Neigborhood Museum from April 17, 1983 to August 21, 1983.

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1980-1996
Size:
29 cu. ft. (29 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 97-083
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the work of the Office of Exhibitions on exhibitions that were mounted by the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) from 1980 to 1995. Major exhibitions undertaken by the NPG in this period, and documented in these records, include Benjamin West and His American Students (1980-1981); Charles Wil...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
circa 1977-1990
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 91-030
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that pertain to the Facing the Lights: Historic American Portrait Daguerreotypes exhibition. Materials Include loan agreements with individuals, historical societies, university archives/libraries, and outside museums; lists of incoming loans, which register name of lender and transportation arrangements ...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Department of Exhibitions and Collections Management
Dates:
1986-2004
Size:
15 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-055
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document the work of the Department of Exhibitions and Collections Management in the preparation and development of exhibitions at the National Portrait Gallery, particularly the movement of art objects on loan both to and from the museum. Exhibitions documented include Andy Warhol's Flash - November ...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of Exhibitions
Dates:
1972-1994
Size:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-158
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records that document two exhibitions held at the National Portrait Gallery: In the Minds and Hearts of the People: Prologue to the American Revolution, 1760-1774, on view from June 14 through November 17, 1974; and To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss, which was on view from October 27, 1989 through Apri...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of External Affairs
Dates:
2001-2004
Size:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 07-105
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of publicity records related to the traveling exhibition, George Washington: A National Treasure. At the center of this exhibition was the portrait by Gilbert Stuart of George Washington, which is also known as the Lansdowne portrait. The exhibition traveled through Houston, Texas; Las Vegas, Nevada; Los Angeles, C...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Deputy Director
Dates:
1985-1993
Size:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-156
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists primarily of files dating from 1986 through 1993 that were assembled by Carolyn Kinder Carr, first as Assistant Director for Collections, then as Deputy Director of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG), when she served as co-organizer of the exhibition, Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fai...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1937-1990
Size:
38 cu. ft. (38 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Record Unit 426
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

The first NPG director, Charles Nagel, was appointed in 1964. Most of the records document the director's efforts to initiate programs to fulfil the second mission of the Gallery: to provide a research center for American biography, iconography, and history. To achieve this objective, Charles Nagel established the Catalogue of American Po...

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