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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 96-131

National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production

Records, 1967-1996

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production
Title: Records
Dates: 1967-1996
Quantity: 12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 96-131
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records which document planning for exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA). Also included are records pertaining to departmental issues in the museum. Materials consist of general correspondence, memoranda, and notes; correspondence of David B. Keeler, Chief of Design and Production, 1973-1985; exhibition design concepts, schedules, labels, scripts, proposals, floor plans, special events, and installation photographs; accessibility study information; contracts; workshop and acquisition information; records documenting restoration and repair work at NMAA; and meeting minutes. The following exhibitions are documented in this accession: "Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking;" American Crafts; "Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and Their New York, 1896-1917;" "The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life;" "Gilded Age Watercolors and Pastels from the Collection;" James Hampton; Jim Nutt; "Between Home and Heaven: Contemporary American Landscape Photography;" "Capital View: A New Washington Panorama by Mark Klett;" "Mark Lindquist: Revolutions in Wood;" "Marriage in Form: Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stocksdale;" "Navajo Weaving;" "Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection;" "Thomas Cole: Landscape Into History;" "Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy of African American Craft Art;" "The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920;" "William Daley: Ceramic Works and Drawings;" "John McQueen: The Language of Containment;" "Jacob Kainen;" "Pueblo Indian Watercolors;" "Earthly Constellation: Photographs by Linda Connor;" "Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden, 1940-1987;" "Figure and Fantasy: The Miniature World of David Beck;" Wayne Thiebaud; CNG Collection; "American Wicker: Woven Furniture from 1850-1930;" Cass Gilbert; Fred Brown; Frost; Gene Davis; George Caleb Bingham; George Orr; Hemphill; Winslow Homer; "Images of Innocence: The Child in American Art;" "New American Furniture;" "Free Within Ourselves: African American Art from the National Museum of American Art;" Photos of Aaron Siskind; William H. Johnson; "Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy of African American Craft Art;" "Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985;" and "Farm Worker's Altar."

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records which document planning for exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA). Also included are records pertaining to departmental issues in the museum. Materials consist of general correspondence, memoranda, and notes; correspondence of David B. Keeler, Chief of Design and Production, 1973-1985; exhibition design concepts, schedules, labels, scripts, proposals, floor plans, special events, and installation photographs; accessibility study information; contracts; workshop and acquisition information; records documenting restoration and repair work at NMAA; and meeting minutes.

The following exhibitions are documented in this accession: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking; American Crafts; Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and Their New York, 1896-1917; The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life; Gilded Age Watercolors and Pastels from the Collection; James Hampton; Jim Nutt; Between Home and Heaven: Contemporary American Landscape Photography; Capital View: A New Washington Panorama by Mark Klett; Mark Lindquist: Revolutions in Wood; Marriage in Form: Kay Sekimachi and Bob Stocksdale; Navajo Weaving; Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection; Thomas Cole: Landscape Into History; Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy of African American Craft Art; The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920; William Daley: Ceramic Works and Drawings; John McQueen: The Language of Containment; Jacob Kainen; Pueblo Indian Watercolors; Earthly Constellation: Photographs by Linda Connor; Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden, 1940-1987; Figure and Fantasy: The Miniature World of David Beck; Wayne Thiebaud; CNG Collection; American Wicker: Woven Furniture from 1850-1930; Cass Gilbert; Fred Brown; Frost; Gene Davis; George Caleb Bingham; George Orr; Hemphill; Winslow Homer; Images of Innocence: The Child in American Art; New American Furniture; Free Within Ourselves: African American Art from the National Museum of American Art; Photos of Aaron Siskind; William H. Johnson; Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects: The Legacy of African American Craft Art; Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation, 1965-1985; and Farm Worker's Altar.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-131, National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Second Floor Moran Gallery/Miniature Gallery

Box 1 of 12

African American Quilt Making, 1994

Box 1 of 12

American Art Forum

Box 1 of 12

Ashcan Show

Box 1 of 12

California Arts & Crafts Movement

Box 1 of 12

Daguerreotypes Granite

Box 1 of 12

Dillingham/Crow Shows (Renwick Gallery of Art)

Box 1 of 12

Exhaust Systems (Basement)

Box 1 of 12

Free Within Ourselves

Box 1 of 12

Gilded Age Watercolors

Box 1 of 12

Hampton Thorne and First Floor Re-Installation

Box 1 of 12

Jim Nutt Show

Box 1 of 12

Landscape/Between Home & Heaven

Box 1 of 12

Louis Jimenez Show

Box 1 of 12

Mark Lindquist Show

Box 1 of 12

Marriage in Form

Box 1 of 12

Navajo Weaving

Box 1 of 12

Plans for Lighting and Surge Protection (2 folders)

Box 1 of 12

Renwick Palm Curt

Box 1 of 12

Saxe Show (Renwick Gallery of Art)

Box 1 of 12

Specs for Fire Alarm System, 1994

Box 1 of 12

Sprinkler Systems Contract

Box 1 of 12

Thomas Cole

Box 1 of 12

Uncommon Beauty

Box 1 of 12

West as America Video File

Box 1 of 12

White House Crafts

Box 1 of 12

William Daley

Box 1 of 12

Louise Nevelson

Box 1 of 12

Aluminum Barriers for Paintings

Box 1 of 12

Levitt/Meatyard Shows

Box 1 of 12

John McQueen: Art of Containment

Box 1 of 12

Corridor (Galleries 152-153), 1968-1973

Box 1 of 12

David Keelers trip to South America

Box 1 of 12

E&D Read File, 1980-1982

Box 1 of 12

Box 2

Education/Graphics Workshop, 1981

Box 2 of 12

Explore Gallery, 1971

Box 2 of 12

Granite Gallery Sculpture Exhibition, 1972, 1974

Box 2 of 12

GSA Federal Standard Colors, 1973

Box 2 of 12

Installation Calendars, 1975-1978

Box 2 of 12

John McQueen: The Language of Containment

Box 2 of 12

Photography of Invention

Box 2 of 12

Window Restoration Study (Office of Design and Construction), 1991

Box 2 of 12

G Street Entrance Foyer, 1969-1970

Box 2 of 12

Office of Program Support

Box 2 of 12

American Crafts

Box 2 of 12

Identity Project (2 folders)

Box 2 of 12

Jacob Kainen Exhibition (3 folders)

Box 2 of 12

Jimenez (4 folders)

Box 2 of 12

John McQueen Exhibition

Box 2 of 12

New Mexico Exhibits, 1993

Box 2 of 12

Wicker Furniture (4 folders)

Box 2 of 12

Box 3

Pueblo Watercolors

Box 3 of 12

Coat Room

Box 3 of 12

American Crafts Signage (2 folders)

Box 3 of 12

NMAA Light Box Logo

Box 3 of 12

Chicano Banner

Box 3 of 12

Docent Badges

Box 3 of 12

Video Equipment

Box 3 of 12

Smithson Grant Proposal

Box 3 of 12

Video Contracts

Box 3 of 12

Wayne Thiebaud Exhibition

Box 3 of 12

Ansel Adams: Landscape Photography

Box 3 of 12

The Art of Romare Bearden, 1991-1992 (3 folders)

Box 3 of 12

David Beck

Box 3 of 12

Linda Connor: Sacred Places

Box 3 of 12

Jasper Johns, 10/22/1993

Box 3 of 12

Jacob Kainen

Box 3 of 12

Navajo Weaving, 1994

Box 3 of 12

Albert Pavey, 9/25/1992

Box 3 of 12

Prints by California Artists

Box 3 of 12

Renwick Second Floor, 1993

Box 3 of 12

Victorian Collages

Box 3 of 12

Mary Vaux Walcott

Box 3 of 12

World's Columbian Exposition

Box 3 of 12

Thomas Cole

Box 3 of 12

Changing Western Art Galleries, 1993

Box 3 of 12

Mark Klett, 1993-1994

Box 3 of 12

Box 4

Renwick F. O., 1991

Box 4 of 12

World's Fair Titles, 1993

Box 4 of 12

World's Fair Partitions, 1993

Box 4 of 12

Video Area, 1994

Box 4 of 12

Thomas Cole Exhibition: Scripts and Gallery Installation, 1993-1994

Box 4 of 12

Arvin Gottlieb, 1993

Box 4 of 12

World's Fair Installation, 1992-1993 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 12

Campaign Close-up: Photographs by Tipper Gore, 1993

Box 4 of 12

Contributed Books

Box 4 of 12

Permanent Collection Texts

Box 4 of 12

Text Approval, 1992

Box 4 of 12

Service Bureau, 1992

Box 4 of 12

Commissioners, 1992

Box 4 of 12

Robyn Kennedy, 1991-1992 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 12

Albert Pinkham Ryder: Grand Themes

Box 4 of 12

Albert Pinkham Ryder: Forgery, 1990

Box 4 of 12

Albert Pinkham Ryder: Label Samples

Box 4 of 12

Albert Pinkham Ryder: Translations

Box 4 of 12

Albert Pinkham Ryder: Photographs

Box 4 of 12

Albert Pinkham Ryder: National Gallery Samples

Box 4 of 12

Albert Pinkham Ryder: Meeting Minutes, 1990

Box 4 of 12

Albert Pinkham Ryder: Exhibition Slides

Box 4 of 12

American Art Forum: Labels, 1992-1993 (5 folders)

Box 4 of 12

CNG Collection, 1992 (3 folders)

Box 4 of 12

Jim Nutt Exhibit, 1994-1995

Box 4 of 12

Box 5

Saxe Collection (general), 1994 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 12

Saxe Collection: Cab Shop, 1994

Box 5 of 12

Saxe Collection: Exhibition Slides

Box 5 of 12

Saxe Collection: Contracts, 1994

Box 5 of 12

Saxe Collection: Texts

Box 5 of 12

Saxe Collection: Construction

Box 5 of 12

Saxe Collection: Credit

Box 5 of 12

Saxe Collection: Prospectus and Schedules, 1994

Box 5 of 12

Permanent Collection Building Graphics, 1990

Box 5 of 12

Schedules, FY 1990

Box 5 of 12

New York Labels, 1990

Box 5 of 12

George Orr Exhibition, 1989-1990

Box 5 of 12

Gilbert and the Architectural Etches, 1989

Box 5 of 12

Irving Penn Master Images, 1990

Box 5 of 12

New American Furniture, 1990

Box 5 of 12

Drawings of George Caleb Bingham, 1989-1990

Box 5 of 12

Winslow Homer in the 1890s: Prout's Neck Observed, 1990

Box 5 of 12

Winslow Homer: Contract, 1990

Box 5 of 12

Joseph Stella Exhibition, 1990

Box 5 of 12

Hemphill Folk Art Collection, 1990

Box 5 of 12

Tokens of Affection, 1990

Box 5 of 12

Cuba-U.S.A. Exhibition, 1991

Box 5 of 12

Gene Davis, 1991-1992

Box 5 of 12

Frederick Brown Selected Works, 1991

Box 5 of 12

African American Quilts, 1991

Box 5 of 12

William H. Johnson

Box 5 of 12

Jones Installation

Box 5 of 12

First Floor Re-Installation, 1990

Box 5 of 12

Images of Innocence, 1990

Box 5 of 12

Childe Hassam Exhibition, 1989-1990

Box 5 of 12

American Wicker, 1992

Box 5 of 12

Renwick Permanent Collection, 1992

Box 5 of 12

Works on Paper by Craft Artists, 1992-1993

Box 5 of 12

Folk Art Labels, 1993

Box 5 of 12

Copley Painting, 1992

Box 5 of 12

Recent Acquisitions, 1991 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 12

Traveling Exhibitions (general), 1989

Box 5 of 12

Post Office Murals, 1987

Box 5 of 12

Lobby Renovation, 1992-1993

Box 5 of 12

Box 6

Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists, 1995 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 12

Graphic Arts Renovation, 1992

Box 6 of 12

Thomas Cole Exhibition, 1992-1994

Box 6 of 12

Free Within Ourselves, 1994 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 12

Gilded Age, 1994-1995

Box 6 of 12

American Wicker Exhibition, 1992

Box 6 of 12

White House Crafts, 1995

Box 6 of 12

Betsy Broun's Office, 1993-1994

Box 6 of 12

Library Reconfiguration, 1996

Box 6 of 12

David Beck, 1993

Box 6 of 12

First Floor Folk Art, 1991-1992

Box 6 of 12

Nancy Crow Quilts, 1995

Box 6 of 12

Marriage in Form, 1994-1995

Box 6 of 12

Mark Lindquist, 1994-1996

Box 6 of 12

Box 7

Miniatures Exhibition (Second Floor), 1992

Box 7 of 12

Chicano Art, 1990-1992

Box 7 of 12

Peat Marwick Exhibition, 1993-1994

Box 7 of 12

American Art Forum, 1993

Box 7 of 12

Navajo Weaving, 1993-1994 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 12

Barney Studio House: Publications, 1991-1992

Box 7 of 12

Wayne Thiebaud

Box 7 of 12

Elizabeth Layton Drawings, 1992

Box 7 of 12

Chicano Show, 1991-1992

Box 7 of 12

Romare Bearden Exhibition, 1992

Box 7 of 12

American Crafts (Renwick Gallery of Art), 1992

Box 7 of 12

Jacob Kainen Gallery, 1993

Box 7 of 12

American Wicker Exhibition: Installation, 1992

Box 7 of 12

Linda Connor Show, 1993

Box 7 of 12

Arvin Gottlieb (New Mexico and Pueblo), 1993

Box 7 of 12

Coat Room Modification (First Floor Lobby), 1991

Box 7 of 12

West as America, 1990 (2 folders)

Box 7 of 12

Second Floor Plan

Box 7 of 12

Welded Aluminum Barriers (Third Floor Installation), 1990

Box 7 of 12

Glass Works (Phase II), 1990

Box 7 of 12

Tokens of Affection

Box 7 of 12

Photographs of Aaron Siskind: Planning Schedule

Box 7 of 12

Lenore Tawney Retrospective, 1991

Box 7 of 12

William H. Johnson, 1991-1992

Box 7 of 12

Box 8

Recent Acquisitions, 1991

Box 8 of 12

Winslow Homer Exhibition, 1990-1991

Box 8 of 12

Eadweard Muybridge Exhibition, 1991

Box 8 of 12

Contemporary African Quilts, 1991-1992

Box 8 of 12

Albert Paley Exhibition: Sculptural Adornment, 1991

Box 8 of 12

Notebook Plans for 601 Indiana Avenue, 1995-1996 (3 folders)

Box 8 of 12

Helen Levitt Exhibition, 1991-1992

Box 8 of 12

Ralph Eugene Meatyard: An American Visionary, 1990-1992

Box 8 of 12

Elizabeth Layton: Drawing a Life, 1991-1992

Box 8 of 12

John McQueen Exhibition, 1991-1992

Box 8 of 12

Albert Paley: Sculptural Adornment

Box 8 of 12

Arts and Crafts in California, 1992-1993 (3 folders)

Box 8 of 12

Thomas Cole: Landscape into History, 1993-1994 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 12

Box 9

Thomas Moran Landscapes

Box 9 of 12

Folk Art across America, 1991-1992

Box 9 of 12

James Hampton's Throne

Box 9 of 12

Hemphill Graphics

Box 9 of 12

Water Pipe Replacement and Exhaust System Modification, 1992 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 12

NMAA Renovation and Repairs, 1991-1992 (7 folders)

Box 9 of 12

Accessibility Study, 1992

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: Rick Dillingham

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: Gene Davis

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: Nancy Crow

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: American Daguerreotype

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: Presidential Scholars

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: Koffler Collection

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: Recent Acquisition

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: African American Craft Art

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: Marriage in Form

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: Full Deck: Art Quilts

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: The Color of Abstraction

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: Will Barnet

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: Nevelson Sculpture

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: Jim Nutt

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: Chicago Artists: Koffler

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: Recent Acquisition: Dionisio Installation

Box 9 of 12

Exhibition Approval/Contracts Schedules, 1995: Allan West

Box 9 of 12

West as America, 1991

Box 9 of 12

Beads in Contemporary American Art, 1990

Box 9 of 12

George Ohr, 1989-1990

Box 9 of 12

Box 10

Chide Hassam, 1990

Box 10 of 12

Exhibition Records

Abbot Thayer, 1995-1996

Box 10 of 12

African American Craft Objects, 1993-1995

Box 10 of 12

Allan West Meets East, 1994

Box 10 of 12

Ashcan: Metropolitan Lives, 1995

Box 10 of 12

Bard Marinime, 1995

Box 10 of 12

Chaim Gross, 1995

Box 10 of 12

Chicago Artists: Koffler, 1994

Box 10 of 12

Chicano Art, 1990-1992

Box 10 of 12

Child in American Art, 1987-1991

Box 10 of 12

CNG Photographs, 1990-1992

Box 10 of 12

Color of Abstraction, 1994

Box 10 of 12

Contemporary African-American Quilts, 1989-1991

Box 10 of 12

Daguerreotype, 1992-1994

Box 10 of 12

Dillingham Retrospective, 1995

Box 10 of 12

Drawings by Craft Artists, 1992-1993

Box 10 of 12

Elizabeth Layton, 1991

Box 10 of 12

Farm Worker's Alter, 1995

Box 10 of 12

Free Within Ourselves, 1994

Box 10 of 12

Full Deck Art Quilt, 1994-1995

Box 10 of 12

Gene Davis, 1994

Box 10 of 12

Gottlieb: Pueblo Watercolors, 1993

Box 10 of 12

Hemphill Folk Art, 1990-1991

Box 10 of 12

Homecoming: William H. Johnson, 1991-1992

Box 10 of 12

Homer Expedition, 1989-1990

Box 10 of 12

Jesse Trevino, 1994

Box 10 of 12

Jim Nutt Retrospective, 1994

Box 10 of 12

Joseph Stella, 1989-1990

Box 10 of 12

Luis Jimenez, 1993

Box 10 of 12

Mark Klett, 1993

Box 10 of 12

Marriage in Form, 1994-1995

Box 10 of 12

Mary Vaux Walcott: North American Wildflowers, 1993-1994

Box 10 of 12

McQueen, 1991-1992

Box 10 of 12

Nancy Crow Quilts, 1994-1996

Box 10 of 12

Navajo Weaving, 1993-1994

Box 10 of 12

New American Furniture, 1989-1990

Box 10 of 12

Presidential Scholars, 1992

Box 10 of 12

Prints by California Artists, 1992

Box 10 of 12

Box 11

Ralph Eugene Meatyard, 1992

Box 11 of 12

Richard Hass Mural, 1995

Box 11 of 12

Saxe Contemporary Crafts, 1993-1994

Box 11 of 12

Thomas Cole, 1991-1994

Box 11 of 12

Arron Siskind, 1990

Box 11 of 12

Chicano Art, 1991-1992 (4 folders)

Box 11 of 12

Lenore Tawney Exhibition, 1990

Box 11 of 12

Eadweard Muybridge Exhibition, 1990-1991 (3 folders)

Box 11 of 12

West as America, 1990-1991 (3 folders)

Box 11 of 12

William H. Johnson, 1990-1991 (2 folders)

Box 11 of 12

Farm Worker's Alter

Box 11 of 12

Box 12

Uncommon Beauty in Common Objects, 1994-1995 (3 folders)

Box 12 of 12

American Craft Labels, 1992-1995 (2 folders)

Box 12 of 12

Rick Dillingham, 1992-1993

Box 12 of 12

Recent Acquisitions, 1995

Box 12 of 12

Mary Vaux Walcott, 1994

Box 12 of 12

New Mexico Signage, 1993

Box 12 of 12

John McQueen: The Language of Contentment, 1992

Box 12 of 12

William Daley: History and Progress, 1994

Box 12 of 12

Jacob Kainen Labels, 1993

Box 12 of 12

William H. Johnson Exhibition: Time Line, 1991 (2 folders)

Box 12 of 12