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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 514

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Education

Records, 1973-1986

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Education
Title: Records
Dates: 1973-1986
Quantity: 4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Collection: Record Unit 514
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records include a series of audiotapes produced to train the first class of docents for HMSG's opening in 1974, as well as similar tapes prepared in later years. In addition, the records document special programs and projects designed for children. Correspondence dealing with relations with the broader Washington and national arts community is included, as are the correspondence, budget records, and other elements of museum administration. The records include numerous photographs.

Historical Note

The Department of Education of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery (HMSG) was set up to interpret the Museum's collections to a broad and varied public. It produces information on the HMSG's collections designed to appeal to professional artists and art scholars, but also to the general public and to children. In support of its aims, the Department uses a wide variety of media, including a corps of trained volunteer docents, as well as printed materials of all sorts, films, lectures, and concerts. The Department of Education was created in 1973, and Edward Lawson was recruited from New York's Whitney Museum to head it. He held the position throughout the period of these records.

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Descriptive Entry

These records include a series of audiotapes produced to train the first class of docents for HMSG's opening in 1974, as well as similar tapes prepared in later years. In addition, the records document special programs and projects designed for children. Correspondence dealing with relations with the broader Washington and national arts community is included, as are the correspondence, budget records, and other elements of museum administration. The records include numerous photographs.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 514, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Education, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Contains two cartons of audiotapes, as follows:

Carton 1

Lawson, Edward, General Introduction, Docent Training Lecture No. 1

Box 1 of 4

Lawson, Edward, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden, Greenwich, Connecticut, Docent Training Lecture No. 2

Box 1 of 4

Lawson, Edward, Style Factors in Art, Docent Training Lecture No. 3, and Color in Painting, Docent Training Lecture No. 4

Box 1 of 4

McCabe, Cynthia, HMSG Inaugural Exhibition, Docent Training Lecture No. 5

Box 1 of 4

Lawson, Edward, Introduction to the Media of Art, Docent Training Lecture No. 5 [sic]

Box 1 of 4

Lawson, Edward, Courbet to Monet, Docent Training Lecture No. 6

Box 1 of 4

Lawson, Edward, Space in Painting, and Phyllis Rosenzweig, Thomas Eakins and the Painting of Late 19th Century America

Box 1 of 4

Lawson, Edward, Post-Impressionism, Impressionism, Docent Training Lecture No. 8

Box 1 of 4

Lawson, Edward, American Painting to the Armory Show, Docent Training Lecture No. 9

Box 1 of 4

Lawson, Edward, Practical Docentry, Docent Training Lecture No. 10

Box 1 of 4

Tighe, Mary Ann, David Smith, Docent Training Lecture No. 18

Box 1 of 4

Lawson, Edward, Sculpture Gallery Talk

Box 1 of 4

Lawson, Edward, Op Art

Box 1 of 4

Tighe, Mary Ann, The Golden Door: General Introduction (2 tapes)

Box 1 of 4

Lawson, Edward, Introduction to Modern Architecture (2 tapes)

Box 1 of 4

Edelman, Ann, Soho

Box 1 of 4

Tighe, Mary Ann, The Golden Door, part 1

Box 1 of 4

Tighe, Mary Ann, Preliminary Statement and Gallery Talk

Box 1 of 4

Tighe, Mary Ann, The Golden Door (to Nadelman), part II

Box 1 of 4

Tighe, Mary Ann, Hans Hoffman - Winslow Homer

Box 1 of 4

Tighe, Mary Ann, Alfred Leslie

Box 1 of 4

Lawson, Edward, Architecture: Gropius, Breuer, Saarinen

Box 1 of 4

Zilczer, Judith, John Covert

Box 1 of 4

Carton 2

1977

Hudson, Andrew, 14 Canadians

Box 1 of 4

Lawson, Edward, Treasures of Tutankhamon

Box 1 of 4

Tighe, Mary Ann, Acquisitions, 1974-1977

Box 1 of 4

Rosenzweig, Phyllis, Thomas Eakins in the HMSG Collection

Box 1 of 4

Beardsley, John, Probing the Earth

Box 1 of 4

1978

McCabe, Cynthia, Europe in the 70's

Box 1 of 4

Coleson, Kelly, Ben Nicholson

Box 1 of 4

1979

Sweet, Linda, Richard Estes: An Introduction

Box 1 of 4

Fox, Howard, Directions

Box 1 of 4

McCabe, Cynthia, Fernando Botero

Box 1 of 4

1980

Lawson, Edward, Tour for the Blind

Box 1 of 4

Millard, Charles, Miro

Box 1 of 4

Lawson, Edward, Russian Avant-garde, Lecture No. 1

Box 1 of 4

Coleson, Kelly, Russian Avant-garde, Lecture Nos. 1-2 (2 tapes)

Box 1 of 4

Lautman, Vivki, Russian Avant-garde, Lecture No. 3

Box 1 of 4

Pronunciation of Artists' Names

Box 1 of 4

1981

McClintic, Miranda, New Directions, 1981

Box 1 of 4

McClintic, Miranda and Howard Fox, How They Made Their Selections for Directions Shows, Docent Monthly Meeting

Box 1 of 4

Shannon, Joe, Exhibits Design

Box 1 of 4

Shannon, Joe, R. B. Kitaj

Box 1 of 4

Fox, Howard, Metaphor

Box 1 of 4

1982

Kirsch, Russell, Computers in Art

Box 1 of 4

Lautman, Vicki, De Stijl

Box 1 of 4

Lautman, Vicki, docent meeting and De Stijl, part II

Box 1 of 4

Getlein, Frank, Art and Politics, Docent Monthly Meeting

Box 1 of 4

Bush, Teresia, Outreach Program, Docent Monthly Meeting

Box 1 of 4

Docents' Meeting Lecture on African Art

Box 1 of 4

Education I, part 3, no designation or date

Box 1 of 4

Docent Training Tapes, 1982-1983

Box 1 of 4

Folders

Acoustiguide (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

Associate Lecture Series

Box 1 of 4

Associates Programs

Box 1 of 4

Smithsonian Associates - HMSG Weekend (2 folders)

Box 1 of 4

HMSG Audiovisual System

Box 1 of 4

Art in Focus

Box 1 of 4

Arts in Education Forum

Box 1 of 4

Associated Councils of the Arts

Box 1 of 4

Interrelated Arts Program

Box 1 of 4

Metro Washington Cultural Alliance

Box 1 of 4

Docent/Volunteer Stats, October 1974-

Box 1 of 4

Docent Training

Box 1 of 4

Memos Sent, July-December 1975

Box 1 of 4

1974-1975 School Stats

Box 1 of 4

Box 2

Pending

Box 2 of 4

Evaluations, January-June 1977 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Evaluation Form - Leaders

Box 2 of 4

Centerbeam Exhibition

Box 2 of 4

Publications - Smithsonian

Box 2 of 4

Tours

Box 2 of 4

Tour Information, Pre-October 1974

Box 2 of 4

Memos Sent/Received, 1974 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Press Releases

Box 2 of 4

Memos Received from Staff, January-March 1975

Box 2 of 4

Memos Sent, January-March 1975

Box 2 of 4

Director's Reports, 1978-1979

Box 2 of 4

Museum Training (2 folders)

Box 2 of 4

National Endowment for the Humanities

Box 2 of 4

Reynolda House

Box 2 of 4

Bicentennial

Box 2 of 4

Concerts - Performing Arts

Box 2 of 4

Conservation

Box 2 of 4

Fellows - Smithsonian

Box 2 of 4

Film and Lecture Program Attendance Stats

Box 2 of 4

Handicapped Visitors - Blind Tour

Box 2 of 4

Handicapped Visitors, Letters

Box 2 of 4

Handicapped Visitors, Memos

Box 2 of 4

Handicapped

Box 2 of 4

Information Desk

Box 2 of 4

Anne Lorimer Lecture, January 12

Box 2 of 4

Smithsonian Learning Center

Box 2 of 4

Let's Go to the Smithsonian

Box 2 of 4

Metric Conversion - Smithsonian

Box 2 of 4

National Gallery (New Wing)

Box 2 of 4

Weekly Report of Accomplishments, 1973-1976 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 4

Monthly Reports, 1977

Box 2 of 4

Smithsonian Division of Performing Arts

Box 2 of 4

Telesonic Maps

Box 2 of 4

Telesonic - In-house Memoranda

Box 2 of 4

Box 3

Telesonic - General, Reports, etc.

Box 3 of 4

Telesonic - Correspondence

Box 3 of 4

Telesonic Tape System

Box 3 of 4

Two W project

Box 3 of 4

TV series

Box 3 of 4

Correspondence, A-G, 1973-1976

Box 3 of 4

Correspondence, H-L, 1973-1976

Box 3 of 4

Evaluations, October 1974-March 1975, May 1975 (7 folders)

Box 3 of 4

TAG (in-class) Presentations, Letters

Box 3 of 4

WETA-TV

Box 3 of 4

Lectures Given by Robert Rosenblum, 1975

Box 3 of 4

Hirshhorn Holiday

Box 3 of 4

Hirshhorn Holiday Programs

Box 3 of 4

Hirshhorn Holiday

Box 3 of 4

Evaluations, April 1975

Box 3 of 4

Surveys

Box 3 of 4

HMSG, 1978

Box 3 of 4

Internship Programs, 1977-1979

Box 3 of 4

Touch for the Blind, 1977-1979

Box 3 of 4

Exhibits and Lectures

Box 3 of 4

Ambulatory Lists: Installation Orders

Box 3 of 4

Docent Workshops Committee

Box 3 of 4

Docent Training Programs

Box 3 of 4

Tours

Box 3 of 4

Training Materials

Box 3 of 4

April, May, June Evaluations

Box 3 of 4

NASM - Sculpture

Box 3 of 4

In-house Memos, General Information, 1973-1977

Box 3 of 4

In-house Memos, General information, 1978-1980

Box 3 of 4

OESE Cafritz Art and Math

Box 3 of 4

Hirshhorn Holiday, 1976

Box 3 of 4

Hirshhorn Holiday, 1977

Box 3 of 4

Hirshhorn Holiday, 1978

Box 3 of 4

Hirshhorn Holiday, 1980

Box 3 of 4

Hirshhorn Holiday, 1981

Box 3 of 4

Hirshhorn Holiday, 1982

Box 3 of 4

Education Department Reports, 1973-1976

Box 3 of 4

Docent Program Letters, 1973-1979

Box 3 of 4

Box 4

Correspondence M-Z, 1973-1976

Box 4 of 4

Correspondence, 1977-1978 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 4

Docent Bulletins and Calendars 1978

Box 4 of 4

Handicapped

Box 4 of 4

Form Letters

Box 4 of 4

Tour Development, 1976-1977

Box 4 of 4

Tours for the Blind

Box 4 of 4

Bibliography

Box 4 of 4

Exhibition Proposals

Box 4 of 4

Smithsonian Sampler

Box 4 of 4

Museum Programs

Box 4 of 4

HMSG Weekend

Box 4 of 4

Associates Tours/Classes

Box 4 of 4

Self-Guided Tour Material

Box 4 of 4

Education Department Planning

Box 4 of 4

American Association of Museums (AAM), 1986

Box 4 of 4

Advisory Council Meeting Minutes, 1986

Box 4 of 4

In-house Memos, 1986

Box 4 of 4

Orientation Program for Retarded Adults, 1981

Box 4 of 4

Outreach Program for High School Students, 1983

Box 4 of 4

Career Awareness Program

Box 4 of 4

Committee for a Wider Audience, 1986

Box 4 of 4

Children's Museums

Box 4 of 4

White House Conference on the Aging

Box 4 of 4

Twentieth Century Consort

Box 4 of 4

VIP Visitors

Box 4 of 4

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1980-1981

Box 4 of 4

Director's Reports, 1980-1981

Box 4 of 4

Yvonne Lawson, The Challenge of the New Art, July 8, 1983

Box 4 of 4

Career Awareness Program

Box 4 of 4

Outreach Programs 1980-1983 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 4

TAG Program, 1980-1981

Box 4 of 4

Pre-school Early Childhood Education

Box 4 of 4