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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Record Unit 516

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Exhibits and Design

Exhibition Records, 1971-1989

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Exhibits and Design
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1971-1989
Quantity: 10.5 cu. ft. (10 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Collection: Record Unit 516
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records include the correspondence of Shannon and Schiesser; minutes of meetings; exhibition proposals; installation floor plans; scripts; conservation planning; budgets; photographs of HMSG, artworks, and artists; and plans to modify the Museum's Sculpture Garden.

Historical Note

The Department of Exhibits and Design, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), is responsible for arranging permanent and temporary HMSG exhibits and monitoring conditions in the Museum's exhibit galleries. From 1971 to 1976 the Department operated under the Director's Office. In 1976 Joseph Shannon was made acting Chief of the Department. He served as Chief from 1977 to 1986. Edward P. Schiesser succeeded Shannon, serving 1986- .

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Descriptive Entry

These records include the correspondence of Shannon and Schiesser; minutes of meetings; exhibition proposals; installation floor plans; scripts; conservation planning; budgets; and photographs of HMSG, art works, and artists; and modifications to the Museum's Sculpture Garden.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 516, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Exhibits and Design, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Acquisitions

Box 1 of 11

Banner Poles, 1977-1978

Box 1 of 11

Budget, 1974

Box 1 of 11

Collections, 1974-1975

Box 1 of 11

Gallery Installations, 1975

Box 1 of 11

Memoranda, 1976 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 11

Exhibits, 1981

Box 1 of 11

American Association of Museums (AAM) Meetings, 1976

Box 1 of 11

Budget, 1977-1980

Box 1 of 11

Building Specifications, 1971-1979

Box 1 of 11

HMSG Carpet, 1977

Box 1 of 11

Conservation, 1971-1980

Box 1 of 11

Correspondence, 1975-1978

Box 1 of 11

Damage Paintings, 1978

Box 1 of 11

Electrical and Lighting, 1978-1980

Box 1 of 11

Exhibition Handouts, 1977-1978

Box 1 of 11

Frame Shop, 1976-1977

Box 1 of 11

Freight Elevator Doors and Cove, 1977-1978

Box 1 of 11

Front Lawn: Posts and Chain, 1976. Includes blueprint.

Box 1 of 11

Future Exhibitions, 1977-1978

Box 1 of 11

Morandi Kulicke and Arikha, 1979

Box 1 of 11

Memoranda, 1975-1979

Box 1 of 11

Garden Installations, 1976-1977, 1980

Box 1 of 11

Garden/Plaza Appointments, 1974, 1978-1979

Box 1 of 11

Installation Procedures, 1973-1974

Box 1 of 11

Interior Cases and Pedestals, 1974

Box 1 of 11

Graphics and Design, 1979-1980

Box 1 of 11

Label Copy for Non-Exhibits, 1978

Box 1 of 11

Label Designs, 1980

Box 1 of 11

Box 2

Landscaping, 1980

Box 2 of 11

Gallery Lighting, 1973-1977

Box 2 of 11

Minutes of Meetings, 1973

Box 2 of 11

Minutes of Meetings, 1977-1980

Box 2 of 11

Museum Visits and Letters of Inquiry, 1974-1976

Box 2 of 11

Non-Gallery Placements, 1975-1978

Box 2 of 11

Painters, 1977

Box 2 of 11

Office of Exhibits Central, 1976-1980

Box 2 of 11

Sculpture Pedestals, 1973-1979. Includes photographs and drawings.

Box 2 of 11

Personnel, 1978

Box 2 of 11

Personnel, 1976, 1980

Box 2 of 11

Realist Criminal Article

Box 2 of 11

Personnel Actions, 1971, 1977

Box 2 of 11

Registrar, 1978

Box 2 of 11

Reports to the Director

Box 2 of 11

Silk-Screening, 1974-1977

Box 2 of 11

Safety Committee, 1980

Box 2 of 11

Exhibition Scheduling, 1978-1979

Box 2 of 11

Exhibition Scripts

Box 2 of 11

Sculpture Garden Plans, 1979. Consists mostly of drawings.

Box 2 of 11

Museum Security Planning, 1976-1981

Box 2 of 11

Signage and General Graphics, 1975-1979

Box 2 of 11

Special Projects, 1975-1979

Box 2 of 11

Storage, 1977

Box 2 of 11

Memoranda, 1975-1977

Box 2 of 11

Facilities Planning, 1979

Box 2 of 11

Urinal Graphics

Box 2 of 11

Homage to Joseph Albers

Box 2 of 11

Ambulatory Reinstallation, 1979. Includes drawings and blueprints.

Box 2 of 11

The Animal in Art, 1977

Box 2 of 11

Art Deco, 1980

Box 2 of 11

Banner Project Blueprint

Box 2 of 11

Bacon Mechanical

Box 2 of 11

1976 Bicentennial Planning

Box 2 of 11

Botero, Fernando

Box 2 of 11

Brancusi Photographs

Box 2 of 11

Business Cards

Box 2 of 11

Box 3

Calder's Universe: Whitney Museum Exhibition, 1978-1979

Box 3 of 11

14 Canadians, 1977

Box 3 of 11

Caries Collection, 1977

Box 3 of 11

Carpeaux, Jean-Baptiste

Box 3 of 11

e. e. Cummings Film, 1976

Box 3 of 11

De Stijl: Visions of Utopia, 1982. Includes brochures, blueprints, drawings, and articles (2 folders)

Box 3 of 11

Directions Project, 1978-1979

Box 3 of 11

Directions II Project, 1981. Includes blueprints and drawings.

Box 3 of 11

Directory Sign, 1980

Box 3 of 11

Di Suvero Exhibition, 1977-1978

Box 3 of 11

Thomas Eakins Exhibition, 1976-1977

Box 3 of 11

Probing the Earth: Contemporary Land Projects, 1977

Box 3 of 11

Louis M. Eilshemius Exhibition, 1979. Includes blueprints and sketches.

Box 3 of 11

Els Quatre Gats: Art in Barcelona around 1900. An exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in 1978.

Box 3 of 11

The Ephemeral is Eternal: Posters, 1982

Box 3 of 11

Escalator Lobby

Box 3 of 11

HMSG Equipment List

Box 3 of 11

Richard Estes: The Urban Landscape, 1979

Box 3 of 11

Inaugural Exhibition; Garden, Plaza Sculpture

Box 3 of 11

George Grosz Exhibition, 1978

Box 3 of 11

Philip Evergood Exhibition, 1978

Box 3 of 11

Exterior Painters, 1974

Box 3 of 11

The Fifties: Aspects of Painting in New York, 1980.

Box 3 of 11

HMSG Floor and Ceiling Plans

Box 3 of 11

Photographs by Lee Friedlander, 1981

Box 3 of 11

Gallery Changes, 1981. Includes blueprints and drawings.

Box 3 of 11

Gallery Notices

Box 3 of 11

Murals Without Walls: Arshile Gorky's Aviation Murals Rediscovered, 1980.

Box 3 of 11

Box 4

Europe in the 1970s: Aspects of Recent Art, 1978

Box 4 of 11

Bregory Gillespie Exhibition, 1978

Box 4 of 11

Heirs of De Stijl, 1982

Box 4 of 11

Barbara Hepworth Exhibition, 1981

Box 4 of 11

Hirshhorn Holiday, 1982

Box 4 of 11

Joseph H. Hirshhorn Memoriam Booklet, 1981

Box 4 of 11

Exhibition Graphics, 1974-1975

Box 4 of 11

Travels with David Hockney, 1979

Box 4 of 11

Hans Hofmann Exhibition, 1976

Box 4 of 11

Ibero-American Art, 1981

Box 4 of 11

Itek Labels

Box 4 of 11

R. B. Kitaj Exhibition, 1981

Box 4 of 11

Landscapes Exhibition, 1981

Box 4 of 11

David Levine Exhibition, 1976

Box 4 of 11

Lighting Fixtures

Box 4 of 11

Maillol L'action Enchain

Box 4 of 11

Didactics, 1980-1981

Box 4 of 11

Alfred H. Maurer Exhibition, 1979

Box 4 of 11

Metaphor Exhibition, 1981-1982

Box 4 of 11

Mexican Art, 1978

Box 4 of 11

Joan Miro Retrospective, 1980

Box 4 of 11

Henry Moore Exhibition, 1978

Box 4 of 11

Mahmoud Moukhtar Sculpture Exhibition, 1981

Box 4 of 11

Elie Nadelman Exhibition, ca. 1974-1975

Box 4 of 11

Jacques Lipchitz Exhibition, 1980

Box 4 of 11

Preliminary Selections for the Lower Level, 1980

Box 4 of 11

Nadelman Exhibition Plans

Box 4 of 11

Reuben Nakian Exhibition, 1980

Box 4 of 11

Robert Natkin Exhibition, 1979

Box 4 of 11

Minoru Niizuma Exhibition, ca. 1976-1977. Includes photographs.

Box 4 of 11

New Acquisitions Show, 1974-1976

Box 4 of 11

New York: The Artists View, 1980

Box 4 of 11

Box 5

Ben Nicholson: Fifty Years of His Art, 1979

Box 5 of 11

Kenneth Noland: A Retrospective of Early Works, 1977

Box 5 of 11

Orozco, Rivera, Siqueiros: A Selection from Mexican National Collections, 1978.

Box 5 of 11

Inaugural Exhibition, Painting and Sculpture

Box 5 of 11

Directions Exhibition, 1982-1983 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 11

David Smith: Steel into Sculpture, 1983. Includes blueprints and drawings. (5 folders)

Box 5 of 11

Educational Brochures

Box 5 of 11

Gallery Changes, 1982

Box 5 of 11

Revisions to the Sculpture Garden, 1979. Includes review submission, photographs, and blueprints.

Box 5 of 11

HMSG Portal Bollards, 1980

Box 5 of 11

The Noble Buyer: John Quinn, Patron of the Avant-Garde, 1978.

Box 5 of 11

Red Grooms from the Museum's Collection, 1982

Box 5 of 11

Hans Richter's Stalingrad (Victory in the East), 1977

Box 5 of 11

Larry Rivers Exhibition, 1981

Box 5 of 11

Russian Avante-Garde Exhibition, 1981

Box 5 of 11

Samuel Murray Exhibition

Box 5 of 11

Small Paintings, 1980

Box 5 of 11

Mayan Stelae Exhibition

Box 5 of 11

Belgium Show, 1979

Box 5 of 11

Alexandra Exter: Marionettes and Theatrical Designs, 1980.

Box 5 of 11

Josef Albers Collection

Box 5 of 11

Raphael Soyer Collection, 1980

Box 5 of 11

Oscar Bluemner Collection, 1980

Box 5 of 11

Box 6

David Smith: Exhibition Installation, 1979

Box 6 of 11

Kenneth Snelson Exhibition, 1981

Box 6 of 11

SOTO: A Retrospective Exhibition, 1975-1976

Box 6 of 11

Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal for Artists, 1982

Box 6 of 11

Raphael Soyer: Sixty-Five Years of Printmaking, 1982

Box 6 of 11

Small Exhibitions, 1976

Box 6 of 11

Small Exhibitions, 1977

Box 6 of 11

European Abstraction, 1982

Box 6 of 11

Staff Art Show, 1981

Box 6 of 11

Saul Steinberg Exhibition, 1978

Box 6 of 11

Joseph Cornell: The Cubist Heritage, 1978

Box 6 of 11

Small Exhibitions, 1978

Box 6 of 11

Thomas Eakins Exhibition, 1977

Box 6 of 11

HMSG Reinstallation, Second Floor

Box 6 of 11

Work Requests, 1975-1978 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 11

Sculpture Pedestals: Measurements

Box 6 of 11

Third Floor Painting and Sculpture, 1973-1975

Box 6 of 11

Exterior Sculpture Pedestals, 1974-1975

Box 6 of 11

Styrofoam Mock-up Project, 1974-1975

Box 6 of 11

Variations on Musical Theme, 1982

Box 6 of 11

Stanchions, 1976

Box 6 of 11

Plexiglas Vitrine, 1973-1975 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 11

Sculpture Running List

Box 6 of 11

Box 7

Kircher & Associates, 1976 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 11

Allegories and Fantasies, 1985

Box 7 of 11

Armory Show, 1987-1988

Box 7 of 11

Arnold Newman Exhibition, 1987

Box 7 of 11

Art from Italy, 1983

Box 7 of 11

Bequests, 1987 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 11

Bridging the Century, 1987

Box 7 of 11

Castle Graphics I-11, 1986

Box 7 of 11

Conservation, 1985

Box 7 of 11

Houston Conwill Works, 1989

Box 7 of 11

Jim Dine: Five Themes, 1984-1985

Box 7 of 11

David Levine, 1987

Box 7 of 11

Directions Project: Correspondence and Blueprints, 1986 (3 folders)

Box 7 of 11

Direct Carving Exhibition, 1985

Box 7 of 11

Directions Project: Robert Cummings, Intuitive Inventions, 1988.

Box 7 of 11

Directions Project: Joel Shapiro, 1987-1988 Directions Project: Sherrie Levine, 1988

Box 7 of 11

Box 8

Directions: Keith Sonnier, 1989

Box 8 of 11

Different Drummers, 1988

Box 8 of 11

Friedel Dzubas Exhibition, 1982-1983

Box 8 of 11

"The Eight" Exhibition: New Art Realism, 1982-1983

Box 8 of 11

Elements of Art: Color, 1983

Box 8 of 11

European Modernism, 1984-1985. Includes blueprints.

Box 8 of 11

Expressive: Central European Art Since 1960

Box 8 of 11

Sculpture Garden, 1977-1982 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 11

German Expressionist Sculpture, 1983-1984. Includes slides. (3 folders)

Box 8 of 11

Nancy Graves: A Sculpture Retrospective, 1987

Box 8 of 11

Giacomo / Manzu Exhibition

Box 8 of 11

Joseph Stella Exhibition, 1983

Box 8 of 11

Lucian Freud: Paintings, 1987 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 11

Box 9

Lucian Freud Retrospective Show, 1987 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 11

Manzu Show, 1983

Box 9 of 11

Morris Louis Exhibition, 1987 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 11

Artwork Purchases, 1983

Box 9 of 11

Pakistan Exhibition, 1982

Box 9 of 11

Patterned Images, 1987

Box 9 of 11

Recent Acquisitions, 1986 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 11

Recent British Sculpture, 1986-1987 (3 folders)

Box 9 of 11

Relief Sculpture, 1985-1986

Box 9 of 11

Representation Abroad: Special Events Correspondence, 1985. (2 folders)

Box 9 of 11

Ring Collection, 1985

Box 9 of 11

Robert Arneson Retrospective Show, 1986

Box 9 of 11

Roger Brown Exhibition, 1987

Box 9 of 11

Russian and Soviet Paintings 1900-1930: Selections from the State Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, and the State Russian Museum of Leningrad, 1988.

Box 9 of 11

Sea & Shore, 1987

Box 9 of 11

Sixteen Artists from Italy, 1985-1986

Box 9 of 11

Box 10

Tenth Anniversary: Labels and Didactics, 1984

Box 10 of 11

Tenth Anniversary: Plans and Forms, 1984

Box 10 of 11

Tenth Anniversary: Memoranda and Checklist, 1984

Box 10 of 11

Tenth Anniversary: Graphics

Box 10 of 11

Thomas Eakins Photographs, 1989

Box 10 of 11

Vernon Fisher Exhibition, 1988

Box 10 of 11

Krzysztof Wodiczko, 1988

Box 10 of 11

Kate Ericson and Mel Ziegler, 1988. Includes photographs of the Hirshhorn Museum.

Box 10 of 11

Sol LeWitt, 1987-1988

Box 10 of 11

Sculpture Garden and Plaza: Modifications for the Handicapped, 1981. Includes drawings.

Box 10 of 11

Paul Gauguin Installation, 1981

Box 10 of 11

Videotaping Lectures, 1981

Box 10 of 11

Modern Indian Paintings, 1982

Box 10 of 11

Gaston Lachaise, 1988

Box 10 of 11

Henri Matisse, 1981

Box 10 of 11

Hirshhorn Museum Plaza, 1981

Box 10 of 11

Exhibition Labels

Box 10 of 11

Joseph Stella, 1982

Box 10 of 11

Tenth Anniversary: Installation Budget, 1982

Box 10 of 11

Hirshhorn Museum Restaurant, 1979

Box 10 of 11

Utility Door Project, 1980

Box 10 of 11

Hirshhorn Museum Bookstore Renovation, 1987

Box 10 of 11

Correspondence, 1982

Box 10 of 11

Cubist Sculpture Brochure, 1987

Box 10 of 11

Gallery Changes, 1987

Box 10 of 11

Gallery Changes, 1986

Box 10 of 11

Box 11

Gallery Changes, 1986 (3 folders)

Box 11 of 11

Gallery Changes, 1985

Box 11 of 11

Memoranda, 1985

Box 11 of 11

Minutes of Meetings, 1985

Box 11 of 11

Memoranda, 1984

Box 11 of 11

Memoranda, 1983

Box 11 of 11

Memoranda, 1982

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German Expressionist Sculpture, 1987

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