Two Notes: First, the Archives will be closed Wednesday, October 21, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Second, the Archives is moving our biggest photographic collection this fall, so new digitization requests on these collections are unavailable until the move is complete. Please contact if you have any questions.

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Edith Halpert and Mrs. Charles Sheeler at Opening of Sheeler Exhibit, by Unknown, October 9, 1969, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, SIA2011-2387 or 67403-33A or MAH-67403.33A.

October 10, 1969

The largest show ever assembled of the work of artist Charles Sheeler opens to the public at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, on October 10 for six weeks. The retrospective includes 135 paintings and drawings and thirty-five photographs.More

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