Exhibition Records, 1981-1999, 2002-2015

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Consists of records documenting exhibition planning and production at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery during the tenures of Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987; Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001; and Julian Raby, Director, 2002-2017. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, invoices, budgets, catalogues and photocopies of catalogues, lists of catalogue entries, press releases, notes, agreements, slides of artwork, photocopies of photographs of objects, floor plans, label copy, proposals, research files, educational kits, object installation schedules, invitation lists, protocols, article texts, clippings, floor plans, planning documents, lender information, audio brochures, publications, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.


  • Lawton, Thomas 1931-
  • Beach, Milo Cleveland
  • Raby, Julian
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Freer Gallery of Art


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By exhibition and unarranged

Repository Loc.

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


  • 1981
  • 1981-2015
  • 1981-1999, 2002-2015

Restrictions & Rights

Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details


  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Museums--Administration
  • Art, Asian
  • Art museum directors


  • Exhibition catalogs
  • Architectural drawings
  • Manuscripts
  • Floor plans
  • Color transparencies
  • Clippings
  • Compact discs
  • Brochures
  • Electronic records
  • Digital versatile discs

Local number

SIA RS00985

Physical description

14.77 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings

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