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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 451

National Museum of American Art. Department of Design and Production

Records, 1964-1991

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American Art. Department of Design and Production
Title: Records
Dates: 1964-1991
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 451
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of correspondence, memoranda, photographs, floor plans, illustrations, and architectural drawings which document the installation of exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art and the Renwick Gallery. Also included are exhibition scripts, catalogues, work orders, and administrative records of the Department of Design and Production.

Historical Note

The Office of Exhibition and Design changed its name to the Department of Design and Production in 1982. David B. Keeler served as Chief from 1973-1985. In 1986 James W. Volkert was appointed Chief and served until 1989. He was succeeded by Val Lewton, who held the position, 1990- .

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Descriptive Entry

These records consist of correspondence, memoranda, photographs, floor plans, illustrations, and architectural drawings which document the installation of exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) and the Renwick Gallery. Also included are exhibition scripts, catalogues, work orders, and administrative records of the Department of Design and Production.

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Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 451, National Museum of American Art. Department of Design and Production, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Across the Nation: Fine Art for Federal Buildings, 6/4/1980-9/14/1980

Box 1 of 5

After the Crash, 10/24/1979-1/13/1980

Box 1 of 5

Alaskan Artists, 6/23/1976-9/17/1976

Box 1 of 5

John W. Alexander (wt), 12/22/1976-7/4/1977

Box 1 of 5

Americas: The Decorative Arts in Latin America in the Era of the Revolution, 10/19/1976-4/3/1977 (Renwick)

Box 1 of 5

American Association of Museums Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., 5/30/1976-6/3/1976

Box 1 of 5

American Color Woodcuts, 11/23/1978-3/4/1979

Box 1 of 5

American Crafts in the White House (White House China), 5/21/1977-7/10/1977 (Renwick)

Box 1 of 5

American Porcelain, 11/7/1980-8/23/1981 (Renwick)

Box 1 of 5

American Theatrical Figures, 5/4/1979-9/9/1979

Box 1 of 5

Animal Images, 3/13/1981-8/30/1981 (Renwick)

Box 1 of 5

Costumes from the Arab World, 5/2/1980-7/27/1980 (Renwick)

Box 1 of 5

Art for All, 12/4/1980-5/10/1981

Box 1 of 5

The Art of Poetry (wt), 11/19/1976-1/23/1977

Box 1 of 5

The Barney Circle: Alice P. Barney and Her Friends, 1/20/1978-5/21/1978

Box 1 of 5

Works by Burt Barnes, 1/21/1977-3/20/1977

Box 1 of 5

French Tradition in Belgium Today: Carnival Costumes from Belgium and Marionettes from Liege, 4/25/1980-7/27/1980 (Renwick)

Box 1 of 5

MHT Lace (Belgium), 5/16/1980-11/11/1980 (Renwick)

Box 1 of 5

Berlin Porcelain, 9/12/1980-11/23/1980 (Renwick)

Box 1 of 5

Selections for the 1979 Bird Art Exhibit, 2/1/1980-6/8/1980

Box 1 of 5

David Gilmour Blythe (1816-1865), 10/17/1980-1/11/1981

Box 1 of 5

Romaine Brooks, 8/29/1980-2/1981

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

CETA Program & Trainees, 1977-1981

Box 2 of 5

Personnel (E&D) Administration, 1973-1983

Box 2 of 5

Print Study Room, 1974-1975

Box 2 of 5

OPlantS Man-hours and Materials, 1982-1984

Box 2 of 5

OPlantS, 1975-1985

Box 2 of 5

Outside Installations, 1973-1984

Box 2 of 5

Office of Personnel Management, 1978-1981

Box 2 of 5

Office of Personnel Services (SI), 1976-1982

Box 2 of 5

Photo Curatorial Office, 1982-1984

Box 2 of 5

National Portrait Gallery, 1964-1984

Box 2 of 5

Museum Shop, 1967-1984

Box 2 of 5

Publication, Office of, 1975-1984

Box 2 of 5

Renwick Gallery, 1968-1985

Box 2 of 5

Registrar's Office, 1974-1985

Box 2 of 5

Renwick - Designer/Project Relationships, 1975-1982

Box 2 of 5

Research Scholars Program, 1976-1985

Box 2 of 5

Research Support, Office of, 1973-1984

Box 2 of 5

Safety and Security, 1971-1985

Box 2 of 5

Box 3

NMAA Treasures [05/07/1987-07/19/1987], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Gene Davis: A Memorial Exhibition [02/27/1987-05/17/1987], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Daniel Dailey Glass [06/26/1987-10/25/1987], Renwick

Box 3 of 5

James Rosenquist Retrospective [10/24/1986-01/11/1987], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Gallery of American Miniatures [08/07/1986-05/01/1987], Renwick

Box 3 of 5

Miniature Gallery (2nd installation) [05/01/1987], Renwick

Box 3 of 5

The Art of Turned Wood Bowls [04/17/1986-09/28/1986], Renwick

Box 3 of 5

Still Lifes: Henry Lee McFee [09/05/1986-12/07/1986], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Ray Metzker: 1957-1983 [09/12/1986-11/23/1986], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Sara Roby Collection [01/30/1987-08/14/1987], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Peter A. Juley Collection [11/22/1985-05/04/1986], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Masterpieces of Time: Wendell Castle [12/24/1985-05/04/1986], Renwick

Box 3 of 5

Patrick Ireland: Drawings, 1965-1985 [04/04/1986-08/17/1986], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Clay Revisions: Plate, Cup, & Dish [04/22/1988-09/05/1988], Renwick

Box 3 of 5

Symbols & Ceremonies: Pueblo Indian [04/11/1986-08/17/1986], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Frank Lloyd Wright Show [04/26/1986-09/01/1986], Renwick

Box 3 of 5

Art, Design & The Modern Corporation [10/18/1985-01/12/1986], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Container Corporation Exhibitions

Box 3 of 5

Art of New Mexico: 1900-1945 [03/07/1986-06/15/1986], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Close Focus [09/04/1987-02/1988], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

American Art Deco [04/15/1987-04/26/1987], Renwick

Box 3 of 5

Wanderluster [04/08/1988-07/05/1988], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Watercolors [09/17/1987-12/22/1987], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Lucas Samaras [08/12/1988-10/16/1988], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Supreme Instants: The Photography of Edward Weston [12/01/1987-01/31/1988], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Post Office Mural Studies [01/15/1988-08/14/1988], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Bruce Davidson Photographs [03/04/1988-06/15/1988], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Drawings from the Collection [02/26/1988-09/11/1988], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Portraits from Studio House [12/02/1984-06/30/1986], Barney Studio House

Box 3 of 5

John La Farge Stained Glass Windows [N/A], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Alice Pike Barney: Paris Years

Box 3 of 5

New Acquisitions in Graphic Art [10/14/1987-01/16/1988], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Cynthia Shira: New Works [11/13/1988-02/14/1988], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Slave Quilts [10/06/1989-01/01/1990], NMAA

Box 3 of 5

Quilts From the Indiana Amish [N/A], Renwick

Box 3 of 5

American Art Pottery [N/A], Renwick

Box 3 of 5

Stephen DeStaebler: The Figure [10/21/1988-02/12/1989], Renwick

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Man Ray Retrospective [12/02/1988-02/20/1989], NMAA

Box 4 of 5

John La Farge Reteo [07/10/1987-10/12/1987], NMAA

Box 4 of 5

Lost and Found Traditions [10/04/1988-03/06/1988], Renwick

Box 4 of 5

Frost Collection [09/08/1989-02/11/1990], NMAA

Box 4 of 5

Cooper-Hewitt Drawings [12/03/1989-02/11/1990], CHM

Box 4 of 5

Billy Budd, Sailor: Bound to Vary [04/07/1989-08/13/1989], Renwick

Box 4 of 5

Abstract Prints [08/04/1989-11/19/1989], NMAA

Box 4 of 5

Benton Paintings and Drawings [04/01/1989-04/30/1989], NMAA

Box 4 of 5

Paul Manship [02/17/1989-07/23/1989], NMAA

Box 4 of 5

Rockefeller Folk Art Show [11/22/1990-02/18/1990], NMAA

Box 4 of 5

John Scott Temporary Installation

Box 4 of 5

Photography of Invention: Evaluation

Box 4 of 5

Photography of Invention [04/28/1989-08/13/1989], NMAA

Box 4 of 5

Box 5

William H. Johnson: Scandinavian Years [09/17/1982-10/31/1982], NMAA

Box 5 of 5

Metropolitan Miniatures

Box 5 of 5

Tokens of Affection: Portrait Miniatures in America [03/29/1991-06/16/1991], NMAA (2 folders)

Box 5 of 5

Irving Penn Photographs [03/30/1990-08/19/1990], NMAA (5 folders)

Box 5 of 5

Aaron Siskind: Harlem Photographs [11/22/1990-03/17/1991], NMAA (2 folders)

Box 5 of 5

Eadweard Muybridge and Contemporary American Photography [06/28/1991-09/08/1991], NMAA

Box 5 of 5

Four Calligraphers [05/04/1990-10/28/1990], Renwick

Box 5 of 5

Lenore Tawney Retrospective [04/12/1991-07/21/1991], Renwick (4 folders)

Box 5 of 5

Albert Paley Jewelry [05/17/1991-10/06/1991], Renwick (2 folders)

Box 5 of 5

George Bingham Drawings [06/08/1990-08/19/1990], NMAA

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