Agency history, 1974-1996

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Subject

  • Henderson, Mary S
  • Dean, James 1931- Fall River, Massachusetts
  • National Air and Space Museum (U.S.) Art Department

Category

Agency History

Notes

  • 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.
  • Who's Who in American Art, 1995-1996
  • Accesson 97-104
  • Smithsonian Annals, 1993-1996
  • The National Air and Space Museum accumulated various pieces of art related to aviation, wartime events, and space flight. It had a Curator responsible for its art holdings in 1974, and apparently the Department of Art was created in 1976. It was responsible for collections management, operation of the Flights and Arts Gallery, and curating exhibitions. It reported to the Director. The Department was renamed the Department of Art and Culture in 1993 and abolished in 1996.
  • James Dean was Curator, 1974-1980, and was succeeded as head by Mary S. Henderson, who served from 1980 to 1996.
  • 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

Date

  • 1974
  • 1974-1996

Topic

  • Art
  • Aeronautics
  • Museums
  • Aviation--Art
  • Aeronautical museums

Form/Genre

Mixed archival materials

Local number

SIA AH00338

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