Agency history, 1971-

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  • Schiesser, Edward P
  • Shannon, Joe


Agency History


  • This is an agency history. It does not describe actual records. The Smithsonian Institution Archives uses these histories as brief accounts of the origin, development, and functions of an office or administrative unit to set that unit in its historical context. To find information on record holdings, please double-click the highlighted field "Creator/Author", which will open on a brief view of relevant records.
  • Guide to the Smithsonian Archives, 1996
  •, 03/08/00
  • The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden's (HMSG) Department of Exhibits and Design is responsible for arranging permanent and temporary HMSG exhibits and monitoring conditions in the Museum's exhibition galleries.
  • From 1971 to 1976, the Department operated under the Director's Office. In 1976 Joe Shannon was made Acting Chief of the Department. He served as Chief from 1977 to 1986. Edward P. Schiesser succeeded Shannon, serving 1986- .
  • For a history of the larger creating unit, refer to "Forms part of" above.

Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1971
  • 1971-


  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Exhibitions
  • Art, Modern


Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00176

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