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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 05-186

Smithsonian American Art Museum. Office of Design and Production

Exhibition Records, 1994-1999

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Office of Design and Production
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1994-1999
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 05-186
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records consist of materials that document the design, production, and installation of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Among those exhibitions represented include "Edward Hopper: The Watercolors," "Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art," "Silver and Gold: Photographs of the California Gold Rush," "Posters American Style," "Michael Lucero: Sculpture," "American Photographs: The First Century from the Isaacs Collection in the National Museum of American Art," "Ansel Adams, A Legacy: Masterworks from the Friends of Photography," "Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Beauty Reconfigured," "Bard Brothers: Painting America Under Steam and Sail," "Lia Cook: Material Allusions," "Chaim Gross Sculptor," "Contemporary Printmaking: Collaborative Prints and Presses," "White House Collection of American Crafts," "Elihu Vedder's Drawings from the Rubaiyat," "Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection," and "Gilded Age." Materials include drawings, sketches, floor plans, correspondence, memoranda, reports, budget records, production schedules, checklists, notes, scripts, proposals, photographs, and slides. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of materials that document the design, production, and installation of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Among those exhibitions represented include Edward Hopper: The Watercolors; Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art; Silver and Gold: Photographs of the California Gold Rush; Posters American Style; Michael Lucero: Sculpture; American Photographs: The First Century from the Isaacs Collection in the National Museum of American Art; Ansel Adams, A Legacy: Masterworks from the Friends of Photography; Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Beauty Reconfigured; Bard Brothers: Painting America Under Steam and Sail; Lia Cook: Material Allusions; Chaim Gross Sculptor; Contemporary Printmaking: Collaborative Prints and Presses; White House Collection of American Crafts; Elihu Vedder's Drawings from the Rubaiyat; Contemporary Crafts from the Saxe Collection; and Gilded Age. Materials include drawings, sketches, floor plans, correspondence, memoranda, reports, budget records, production schedules, checklists, notes, scripts, proposals, photographs, and slides.

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Name

Subject

Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-186, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Office of Design and Production, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Edward Hopper: The Watercolors (10/22/1999-01/02/2000)

Checklists, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Checklists, Old, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Prospectus, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Banner, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Website in lobby, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Framing, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Image lists, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Hanging requirements, Lighting, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Photo mural, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Miscellaneous

Box 1 of 3

Roby Collection (proposed exhibition)

Roby install, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art (04/23/1999-09/06/1999)

Prospectus, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Checklists, 1997

Box 1 of 3

Text panels, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Research notes, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Guilded Age, "Thayer's," 1997

Box 1 of 3

List of images, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Memos, 1997-1999

Box 1 of 3

Ephemera case, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Replacements

Box 1 of 3

Wood panels

Box 1 of 3

Platforms, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 3

Concealing color, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Miscellaneous, 1999

Box 1 of 3

Silver and Gold: Photographs of the California Gold Rush (10/30/1998-03/07/1999)

Prospectus, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Budget, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Checklists, outlines, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 3

Objects list, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Label copy, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Credit lines, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Cases, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Banner, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Layouts

Box 1 of 3

Oakland, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 3

Press, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Sunday morning in the mines, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Contracts, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 3

Merry's checklist, 1997

Box 1 of 3

Faxes, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Miscellaneous, 1998 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 3

Posters American Style (03/21/1998-08/09/1998)

Prospectus, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 3

Budget, 1995-1998

Box 1 of 3

Information, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 3

Notes on art, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 3

Meetings, etc., 1997

Box 1 of 3

Schedules, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Pieces not yet in, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Checklists, 1997-1998 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 3

Framing, 1997-1999

Box 1 of 3

Framing list, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 3

Rockwell painting

Box 1 of 3

Paint plans, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Rough layout/For space only

Box 1 of 3

Groupings, layout, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 3

Foot candle requirements

Box 1 of 3

Tools, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Photo murals timeline, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Photo murals, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Draft text, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Catalogue groupings, 1997

Box 1 of 3

Website, 1997

Box 1 of 3

Computer specifications

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Michael Lucero: Sculpture (09/12/1997-01/04/1998)

Prospectus, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Binder, 1995-1997

Box 2 of 3

Original texts from the Mint Museum of Art, 1995

Box 2 of 3

Texts, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Mint Museum of Art, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Memoranda/Schedule, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Checklist, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Working checklist, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Objects

Box 2 of 3

Earth images, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Plans and layouts, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Invitation proofing, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Crate list, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Label blocks, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Miscellaneous construction notes, measurements, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Pedestals

Box 2 of 3

Pedestals with vitrines, 1996-1997

Box 2 of 3

Lighting, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Paint, 1997

Box 2 of 3

OPPS, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Miscellaneous, 1997

Box 2 of 3

American Photographs: The First Century from the Isaacs Collection in the National Museum of American Art (11/22/1996-04/20/1997)

Prospectus meeting, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Final prospectus, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Plans, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Paint quotes and colors, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Stereographs, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 3

Daguerreotypes

Box 2 of 3

Photo blow-ups, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Framing notes, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Frame types/costs

Box 2 of 3

Matting, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Non-framed

Box 2 of 3

Checklists, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Checklists, old, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 3

Lighting, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Furniture, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Texts

Box 2 of 3

Grouping, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Groupings, text ideas

Box 2 of 3

Carpet, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Display cases

Box 2 of 3

Scale - Master set

Box 2 of 3

Book thumbnails

Box 2 of 3

Ansel Adams, A Legacy: Masterworks from the Friends of Photography (11/14/1997-03/29/1998)

Exhibition approval form, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Prospectus, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Contracts, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Labels/corrections

Box 2 of 3

Credit line, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Plans and layouts, 1996-1997

Box 2 of 3

Paint plan, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Thomas Wilmer Dewing: Beauty Reconfigured (07/19/1996-10/14/1996)

Memoranda, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 3

Registrar's memorandum, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Budget, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Checklist information, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Checklists, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Checklists, old, 1995-1996

Box 2 of 3

Notes, etc.

Box 2 of 3

Brooklyn's plan

Box 2 of 3

Texts, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Texts final, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Xeroxes of text photos

Box 2 of 3

Label copy, 1995

Box 2 of 3

Photo captions

Box 2 of 3

Frame information, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Reframing, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Wilner frame, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Punch list, 1996

Box 2 of 3

White House piano

Box 2 of 3

Piano, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Settee, by Stanford White, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Plans and layouts, 1996

Box 2 of 3

NMAA pieces, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Slides and transparencies, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Ceilings, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Signature reviews/Invitation, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Construction notes, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Work tickets, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Detroit, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Paint colors

Box 2 of 3

Lighting, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Carpet, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Outside sign, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Benches and fabric, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Miscellaneous exhibition notes, 1995-1996 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 3

Bard Brothers: Painting America Under Steam and Sail (05/30/1997-09/28/1997)

General memos, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Contract, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Budget, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Plans, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Layout, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Black and white copy photos, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Photos, old, 1996

Box 2 of 3

The Mariners' Museum draft text

Box 2 of 3

Checklist, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Old checklists, draft texts, miscellaneous logo ideas, 1996-1997

Box 2 of 3

Images, 1997

Box 2 of 3

American History, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Lynda's notes

Box 2 of 3

Entrance, 1996

Box 2 of 3

Title

Box 2 of 3

Final title, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Logos

Box 2 of 3

Paint, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Colors

Box 2 of 3

Frame

Box 2 of 3

Pedestals, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Outside sign, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Press packet design, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Metro sign, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Metro posters, 1997

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Lia Cook: Material Allusions (03/15/1996-07/07/1996)

Contract, 1995-1996

Box 3 of 3

Schedule, 1996

Box 3 of 3

Checklist, layout, 1995-1996

Box 3 of 3

Texts, 1995-1996

Box 3 of 3

Plans, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Installation #22 layouts, 1996

Box 3 of 3

Conservation, 1996

Box 3 of 3

Renwick piece, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Slides

Box 3 of 3

Notes, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Oakland Museum of California, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Lighting, 1996

Box 3 of 3

Travel, 1996

Box 3 of 3

Credit line, 1996

Box 3 of 3

Vitrines for fans

Box 3 of 3

Office of Plant Services, 1995

Box 3 of 3

20th Century Watercolors (05/16/1997-10/12/1997)

Prospectus, 1996-1997

Box 3 of 3

Checklists, 1996-1997

Box 3 of 3

Memoranda, 1997

Box 3 of 3

Plans and layouts

Box 3 of 3

Paint, trim, etc.

Box 3 of 3

Sports in Art (11/1997)

General

Box 3 of 3

Chaim Gross Sculptor (01/26/1996-05/13/1996)

General

Box 3 of 3

Contemporary Printmaking: Collaborative Prints and Presses (05/10/1995-09/04/1995)

General

Box 3 of 3

White House Collection of American Crafts (04/28/1995-09/04/1995)

Exhibition approval form, 1994

Box 3 of 3

Prospectus, 1994-1995

Box 3 of 3

Schedule, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Checklists, etc., 1995

Box 3 of 3

Memoranda, 1994-1995

Box 3 of 3

Traveling, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Label copy, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Plans and layouts

Box 3 of 3

Images

Box 3 of 3

Notes

Box 3 of 3

Label notebooks, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Corrados', 1995

Box 3 of 3

Horticulture, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Colby College, 1997

Box 3 of 3

Quilts, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Graphics, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Banner, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Press kit, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Lighting, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Pedestals and Vitrines, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Replacement vitrines, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Fabric/Paint, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Elihu Vedder's Drawings from the Rubaiyat (11/10/1995-06/09/1996)

Prospectus, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Texts/Labels, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Plans and layouts, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Photos-using, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Photos and books, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Furniture and vitrines, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Case fabric

Box 3 of 3

Paint, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Contemporary Crafts from the Saxe Collection (10/28/1994-02/05/1995)

Checklist

Box 3 of 3

Memoranda, etc. 1994

Box 3 of 3

Text, 1994-1995

Box 3 of 3

Labels, 1994-1995

Box 3 of 3

Construction plan, 1994

Box 3 of 3

Plans and layouts, 1994-1995

Box 3 of 3

Travel, 1994

Box 3 of 3

Banner

Box 3 of 3

Pedestals, 1993-1994

Box 3 of 3

Paint, 1994

Box 3 of 3

Gilded Age (12/15/1995-05/27/1996)

Prospectus, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Text, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Index cards

Box 3 of 3

Checklists, 1995

Box 3 of 3

John's notes, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Plans, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Title/Sign, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Cases, 1995

Box 3 of 3

Mat board, 1995

Box 3 of 3