Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department
Records, circa 1978-1994
These records, which are from the office of Valerie J. Fletcher, Curator of Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), primarily document Fletcher's involvement in the planning, research, and installation of the exhibition Dreams and Nightmares: Utopian Visions in Modern Art at HMSG in 1983-1984. During the years Fletcher worked on this exhibition, she was Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture. The records include loan agreements (with correspondence); correspondence and memoranda pertaining to exhibition planning, funding, publicity, educational outreach, and publications; research files; brochures and exhibition catalogue written by Fletcher; and photographs of the exhibition.
The records also include Fletcher's monthly reports, plus additional correspondence and memoranda documenting her various curatorial activities in the Department of Painting and Sculpture and later in the Curatorial Department at HMSG.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Fletcher, Valerie J.
- Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department
- Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture
- Dreams and Nightmares: Utopian Visions in Modern Art (Exhibition) (1983-1984: Washington, D.C.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-072, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department, Records