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Accession 01-092,  National Portrait Gallery, Office of the Deputy Director,  Exhibition Records, 1985-2000

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Portrait Gallery, Office of the Deputy Director
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1985-2000
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 01-092
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of materials that document the exhibition research, planning and execution activities of the Deputy Director of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). They also document the Deputy Director's interaction within and among the offices under her direction, as well as outside contacts and dealings. These records were created and maintained by Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director, 1991-. Among other duties, the Deputy Director serves as the Gallery's chief art historian and it is in this capacity that she curates exhibitions. Carr came from the Akron Art Institute to the National Portrait Gallery in 1984 as the Assistant Director for Collections. When the Assistant Director for History and Public Programs left the Gallery (c.1991), reorganization of the Gallery's upper administration took place. At that time, Carr was named Deputy Director and absorbed two programmatic responsibilities of the former Assistant Director for History and Public Programs. The service responsibilities (publications and the library) of the, now defunct, office were absorbed by the Assistant Director for Administration, later renamed the Associate Director for Administration (c. 1992). In her capacity as Deputy Director, Carr has direct responsibility for all the Curatorial Departments (Painting and Sculpture, Prints and Drawings, and Photographs); the Department of History; Office of the Registrar; the Center for Electronic Research and Outreach; the Conservation Department; and, the Department of Education. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, slides, photographs, reports, research reference files, obituaries, press packets, typescripts of catalogs, scripts, and related material. Four exhibition subjects mentioned in the files are noted as "canceled" and not listed in the official list of NPG exhibitions, they are: the Daguillard Collection, Oak Hill Cemetery, Uriah Levy, and Court Portraiture in the Reign of Phillip II. There is also a large group of files devoted to a proposed exhibition that was never produced, it was: "Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham."

Descriptive Entry

These records document the exhibition research, planning, and execution activities of the Deputy Director of the National Portrait Gallery (NPG). Records also document the Deputy Director's interaction within and among the offices under her direction, as well as outside contacts and dealings. These records were created and maintained by Carolyn Kinder Carr, Deputy Director, 1991- . Among other duties, the Deputy Director serves as the Gallery's chief art historian. It is in this capacity that she curates exhibitions.

Carr came from the Akron Art Institute to the National Portrait Gallery in 1984 as the Assistant Director for Collections. When the Assistant Director for History and Public Programs left the Gallery (c. 1991), reorganization of the Gallery's upper administration took place. At that time, Carr was named Deputy Director and absorbed two programmatic responsibilities of the former Assistant Director for History and Public Programs. The service responsibilities (publications and the library) of the, now defunct, office were absorbed by the Assistant Director for Administration, later renamed the Associate Director for Administration (c. 1992).

In her capacity as Deputy Director, Carr has direct responsibility for all the Curatorial Departments (Painting and Sculpture, Prints and Drawings, and Photographs); the Department of History; Office of the Registrar; the Center for Electronic Research and Outreach; the Conservation Department; and the Department of Education.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, slides, photographs, reports, research reference files, obituaries, press packets, typescripts of catalogs, scripts, and related material.

Four exhibition subjects mentioned in the files are noted as "canceled" and not listed in the official list of NPG exhibitions, they are: the Daguillard Collection, Oak Hill Cemetery, Uriah Levy, and Court Portraiture in the Reign of Phillip II. There is also a large group of files devoted to a proposed exhibition that was never produced, it was: "Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham."

Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2016; Transferring office; 2/28/1992 memorandum, Kirby to Bosier-Lyle; Contact reference staff for details.

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, Accession 01-092, National Portrait Gallery, Office of the Deputy Director, Exhibition Records

Container List

Box 1

Gaston Lachaise: Portrait Sculpture, 11/22/1985-02/16/1986

Box 1 of 5

Gaston Lachaise Catalogue

Box 1 of 5

William Edward West Catalogue

Box 1 of 5

American Colonial Portraits, 1700-1776, 10/09/1987-10/10/1988

Box 1 of 5

Masterpieces from the Gripsholm Castle, 04/12/1988-07/10/1988

Box 1 of 5

Champions of TIME

Box 1 of 5

On the Air: Pioneers of American Broadcasting, 10/7/1988-01/02/1989

Box 1 of 5

Portraits of the American Law, 10/13/1989-01/15/1990

Box 1 of 5

To Color America: Portraits by Winold Reiss, 10/27/1989-04/01/1990

Box 1 of 5

Irving Penn: Master Images, 03/30/1990-08/19/1990

Box 1 of 5

Irving Penn: Master Images Catalogue

Box 1 of 5

Photographic Treasures from NPG, 03/30/1990-08/19/1990

Box 1 of 5

Oliphant's Presidents: 25 Years of Caricature, 04/06/1990-11/25/1991

Box 1 of 5

Icons of Inventions: American Patent Models, 05/04/1990-06/03/1990

Box 1 of 5

The Five Hearts: A Washington Friendship, 06/09/1990-11/04/1990

Box 1 of 5

Working for TIME: The Covers of Robert Vickrey, 06/09/1990-?

Box 1 of 5

Old Hickory: A Life Sketch of Andrew Jackson, 11/9/1990-1/13/1991

Box 1 of 5

Camera Portraits, 1839-1989, 12/14/1990-2/18/1991

Box 1 of 5

Magical Mixtures: Marisol Portrait Sculpture, 04/05/1991-08/11/1991

Box 1 of 5

Annie Leibovitz Photographs, 1970-1990, 04/19/1991-08/11/1991

Box 1 of 5

Group Portraits: The First American Avant-Garde, 05/10/1991-10/27/1991

Box 1 of 5

Lincoln's Contemporaries: Photographs by Mathew Brady, 02/01/1992-07/12/1992

Box 1 of 5

Ralph Earl: The Face of the Young Republic, 11/01/1991-01/08/1992

Box 1 of 5

Time Covers the War: Personalities from World War II, 12/07/1991-05/17/1992

Box 1 of 5

Collecting Portrait Prints: The Washington Print Club Biennial, 12/17/1991-05/17/1992

Box 1 of 5

The Levy-Franks Family Colonial Portraits, 02/01/1992-05/31/1992

Box 1 of 5

Portrait Posters, 03/27/1992-08/16/1992

Box 1 of 5

Arnold Newman's Americans, 04/15/1992-8/16/1992

Box 1 of 5

Arnold Newman's Americans Catalogue

Box 1 of 5

Notable Heritage: Five Centuries of Portrait from the Hosokawa Family, 07/24/1992-11/29/1992

Box 1 of 5

Noble Heritage Catalogue

Box 1 of 5

The Spirit of Party: Hamilton and Jefferson at Odds, 9/11/1992-2/15/1993

Box 1 of 5

The Spirit of the Party Catalogue

Box 1 of 5

In Pursuit of Fame: Rembrandt Peale, 1778-1860, 11/06/1992-2/15/1993

Box 1 of 5

The Telling Image: Portrait Photographs from AAA, 1/22/1993-6/6/1993

Box 1 of 5

The Family 1976: Richard Avedon's Portraits for Rolling Stone, 1/22/1993-6/6/1993

Box 1 of 5

Contemporary Self-Portraits from the James Goode Collection, 7/30/1993-12/5/1993

Box 1 of 5

Brushes with the Literary: Marcella Comes Winslow, 8/13/1993-12/5/1993

Box 1 of 5

20th Century Self-Portraits from the NPG Collection, 10/22/1993-2/13/1994

Box 1 of 5

Vanderzee, Photographer (1886-1983), 10/22/1993-2/13/1994

Box 1 of 5

John Vanderzee Symposium

Box 1 of 5

John Vanderzee Photographer Catalogue

Box 1 of 5

To the President: Folk Portraits by the People, 12/10/1993-09/05/1994

Box 1 of 5

To the President: Folk Portraits by the People Catalogue

Box 1 of 5

Recent Acquisitions, 1/1994-5/1994

Box 1 of 5

From Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II: Master Drawings from NPG London, 2/25/1994-4/24/1994

Box 1 of 5

Reporting the War: Journalistic Coverage of Wold War II, 4/22/1994-9/5/1994

Box 1 of 5

Recent Acquisitions, 5/1994-12/1994

Box 1 of 5

Art and the Camera, 1900-1940: Pictorialist Photographs from the NPG, 6/10/1994-12/11/1994

Box 1 of 5

Gertrude Kasebier: Photographer, 7/8/1994-10/2/1994

Box 1 of 5

Points of View Single Subject/Multiple Artists, 10/14/1994-2/20/1995

Box 1 of 5

Recent Acquisitions, 12/1994-6/1995

Box 1 of 5

Federal Portraits: Saint-Memin in America, 12/2/1994-5/29/1995

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Saint Memin in America, 1793-1814, Catalogue

Box 1 of 5

Majestic in his Wrath: The Life of Frederick Douglass, 2/2/1995-11/11/1995

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Majestic in his Wrath: The Life of Frederick Douglass Catalogue

Box 1 of 5

From Truman to Clinton: Presidents on Time, 2/24/1995-12/3/1995

Box 1 of 5

An Era that Formed the Modern Age Loan to Suntory Museum, 3/15/1995-5/7/1995

Box 1 of 5

In Pursuit of the Butterfly: Portraits of James McNeill Whistler, 3/31/1995-8/13/1995

Box 1 of 5

Passionate Observer: Photographs by Carl Van Vechten, 6/19/1995-9/04/1995

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The Daguillard Collection (Canceled )

Box 1 of 5

The Black Presence in the United States: Constitution to Emancipation (Canceled)

Box 1 of 5

Oak Hill Cemetery Exhibition (Canceled)

Box 1 of 5

Uriah Levy Exhibition (Canceled)

Box 1 of 5

Box 2

Court Portraiture in the Reign of Phillip II (Canceled)

Box 2 of 5

Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950's Symposium Film (Peter Kirby)

Box 2 of 5

Rebels Voices Speak Again! Symposium & Poetry Reading, 4/27/1996

Box 2 of 5

Rebels Voices Speak Again! Symposium Travel

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1983 World's Fair, SEF 1988

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair, SEF 1989

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair, SEF 1990

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair, SEF 1991

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair, SEF 1992

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair, April 16-August 15, 1993

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair, April 16-August 15, 1993

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair Brochure

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair Catalogue

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair Catalogue

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair Catalogue

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair Catalogue

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair Symposium

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair Symposium

Box 2 of 5

Revisiting the White City: American Art at the 1893 World's Fair (Slides/Proofs/Transparencies)

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Box 3

Department: Registrar General, FY 1990-FY 1994

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Department: Registrar Loan Study Fee

Box 3 of 5

Department: Registrar Procurement of Art Objects Audit, FY 1994

Box 3 of 5

Department: Registrar Storage, FY 1990-FY 1994

Box 3 of 5

Department: Safety 5-Year Accessibility Plan, FY 1990-FY 1994

Box 3 of 5

Department: Safety General, FY 1990-FY 1994

Box 3 of 5

Department: Security General, FY 1990-FY 1994

Box 3 of 5

Cecilia Beaux and the Art of Portraiture, 10/6/1995-1/28/1996

Box 3 of 5

Cecilia Beaux Catalogue

Box 3 of 5

1846: Portrait of the Nation, 4/12/1996-8/18/1996

Box 3 of 5

1846: Portrait of the Nation Catalogue

Box 3 of 5

Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy, 7/26/1996-10/27/1996

Box 3 of 5

Image of the Presidency: Photographs by George Tames, 1944-1974, 8/30/1996-9/1/1997

Box 3 of 5

Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals, 10/25/1996-7/6/1997

Box 3 of 5

Red, Hot, and Blue: A Salute to American Musicals Catalogue

Box 3 of 5

Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection, 1/31/1997

Box 3 of 5

Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio, 1/31/1997-1/4/1998

Box 3 of 5

Recent Acquisitions, 7/11/1997-2/12/1998

Box 3 of 5

Mathew Brady's Portraits: Images as History, Photography as Art, 9/26/1997-1/4/1998

Box 3 of 5

Mathew Brady and the Image of History Catalogue

Box 3 of 5

Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places, 9/27/1997-1/25/1998

Box 3 of 5

George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace, 11/7/1998-7/12/1998

Box 3 of 5

George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace Catalogue

Box 3 of 5

Faces of Time: 75 Years of Time Magazine Cover Portraits, 3/20/1998-8/2/1998

Box 3 of 5

Faces of Time: 75 Years of Time Magazine Catalogue

Box 3 of 5

Recent Acquisitions, 8/7/1998-5/3/1999

Box 3 of 5

Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen, 1/29/1999-4/18/1999

Box 3 of 5

George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years, 2/19/1999-8/8/1999

Box 3 of 5

George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years Catalogue

Box 3 of 5

Franklin and his Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in 18th Century America

Box 3 of 5

Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits, 7/2/1999-1/2/2000

Box 3 of 5

Tete A Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson, 10/29/1999-1/9/2000

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham (Proposed Exhibition)

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Cris Alexander

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Edward Biberman

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Biographical Writings

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Miguel Covarrubias

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Imogen Cunningham

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Carlos Dyer

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Aline Fruhauf

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, General

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Philippe Halsman

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Alonzo Hauser

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Al Hirschfeld

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Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Milton Johnson

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Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Marion Kinsella

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Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Escobar Marisol

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Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Paul Meltsner

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Barbara Morgan

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Nickolas Muray

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Isamu Noguchi

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Cesare Stea

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Soichi Sunami

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Martha Swope

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Mark Tobey

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Charlotte Trowbridge

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Carl Van Vechten

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Abraham Walkowitz

Box 3 of 5

Four Muses of Movement: Martha Graham, Andy Warhol

Box 3 of 5

Box 4

Colleagues - External/Ann Feldman

Box 4 of 5

Colleagues - External/Thomas Fingar

Box 4 of 5

Colleagues - External/Glenda E. Gill

Box 4 of 5

Colleagues - External/Miscellaneous

Box 4 of 5

Colleagues - External/Percy North

Box 4 of 5

Colleagues - External/Claire Tieder

Box 4 of 5

Correspondence Miscellaneous, FY 1995-FY 1999

Box 4 of 5

Correspondence Miscellaneous, FY 1990-FY 1994

Box 4 of 5

Correspondence: Personal, FY 1990-FY 1994

Box 4 of 5

Carolyn K. Carr Lectures: Korea/Japan, 1997

Box 4 of 5

Carolyn K. Carr Lectures: Museum Careers Seminar, 1997

Box 4 of 5

Publications: A Friendship and a Photograph: Sophia Williams, Talcott Williams and Walt Whitman

Box 4 of 5

Publications: Catalogue Entries (Miscellaneous)

Box 4 of 5

Publications: Dictionary of Art

Box 4 of 5

Publications: Historical Encyclopedia of Chicago Women (Sara Tyson Hallowell)

Box 4 of 5

Publications: Mary Cassatt and Mary Fairchild Macmonnies: The Search for their 1893 Murals

Box 4 of 5

Publications: Prejudice and Pride: Presenting American Art at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition

Box 4 of 5

References: Invitation Lists

Box 4 of 5

References: Obituaries

Box 4 of 5

Obituaries A through L

Box 4 of 5

Obituaries M through R

Box 4 of 5

Obituaries S through Z

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Box 5

Director's Office: Participation in 150th Scholars Abroad Program

Box 5 of 5

Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s, 02/26/1996-6/2/1996 (1)

Box 5 of 5

Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s, 02/26/1996-6/2/1996 (2) (Slides and photographs)

Box 5 of 5

Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s, Opening Reception, 4/26/1996

Box 5 of 5