Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department
Exhibition Records, 1989-1995
This accession consists of the records of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) curatorial office for the exhibitions The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920 (March 15-July 7, 1991) and Thomas Cole: Landscape into History (March 18-August 7, 1994, at NMAA venue). William Truettner, Senior Curator at NMAA (1990- ) served as curator-in-charge for these exhibitions with Margy Sharpe of the curatorial office staff acting as exhibitions coordinator.
For The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920, records consist of loan correspondence and forms, label text, educational and press packets, and selected press reviews and comments.
For Thomas Cole: Landscape into History, records consist of catalogue production information including texts of essays, correspondence and memoranda, contracts with authors, illustration information, funding information, and marketing/publicity files; loans and tour itinerary information including correspondence with institutional and private lenders, itinerary schedules, and correspondence and contracts with museum venues; and miscellaneous subject files regarding checklists of works of art, publicity and press information, design and production details, exhibition budgets and funding, and object and didactic wall labels.
Box 2 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 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.
- Truettner, William H.
- West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920 (Exhibition). (1991: Washington, D.C.)
- Thomas Cole: Landscape into History (Exhibition). (1994: Washington, D.C.)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-123, National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department, Exhibition Records