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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 07-054

National Portrait Gallery. Department of Design and Production

Exhibition Records, 1981-2002

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Portrait Gallery. Department of Design and Production
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1981-2002
Quantity: 8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 07-054
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of two subseries. Subseries 1 consists of graphics records and documents the work of the department on such aspects of exhibitions as gallery guides, posters, invitations, label text, banners, letterhead, case labels, brochures, murals, and advertisements. Subseries 2 consists of installation records and documents the work of the department in installing exhibitions at the museum. Included in this series are floor plans, architectural drawings, installation schedules, and other related materials. Some of the exhibitions covered include "Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s;" "1846: Portrait of the Nation;" "Louis Armstrong: Cultural Legacy;" "Red, Hot & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals;" "Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio;" "Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection;" "Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places;" "George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace;" "Celebrity Caricature in America;" "Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century;" "Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective;" "Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen;" "George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years;" "Franklin & His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth Century America;" "Hans Namuth: Portraits;" "Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits;" "A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist;" and "Tête á Tête: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson." Materials include correspondence; memoranda; notes; architectural drawings; floor plans; brochures; pamphlets; drawings; black-and-white photographs, negatives, and transparencies; and color photographs, negatives, and transparencies. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of two series. Series 1 consists of graphics records and documents the work of the department on such aspects of exhibitions as gallery guides, posters, invitations, label text, banners, letterhead, case labels, brochures, murals, and advertisements. Series 2 consists of installation records and documents the work of the department in installing exhibitions at the museum. Included in this series are floor plans, architectural drawings, installation schedules, and other related materials.

Some of the exhibitions covered include Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s; 1846: Portrait of the Nation; Louis Armstrong: Cultural Legacy; Red, Hot & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals; Le Tumulte Noir: Paul Colin's Jazz Age Portfolio; Breaking Racial Barriers: African Americans in the Harmon Foundation Collection; Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places; George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace; Celebrity Caricature in America; Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century; Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective; Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen; George and Martha Washington: Portraits from the Presidential Years; Franklin & His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth Century America; Hans Namuth: Portraits; Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits; A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist; and Tête à Tête: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; notes; architectural drawings; floor plans; brochures; pamphlets; drawings; black-and-white photographs, negatives, and transparencies; and color photographs, negatives, and transparencies. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Subject

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-054, National Portrait Gallery. Department of Design and Production, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Series 1

Graphics Records, 1985-1997

Box 1

Women on Time, 8/171985

Box 1 of 8

Frazee 1986

Box 1 of 8

Mathew Brady, 4/25/1986

Box 1 of 8

Clara Sipprell, 5/23/1986

Box 1 of 8

Davy Crockett, 6/14/1986

Box 1 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, 7/19/1986

Box 1 of 8

Modern Era, 11/8/1986

Box 1 of 8

Time: Man of the Year, 1/1/1987

Box 1 of 8

Major & Perlman, 1/24/1987

Box 1 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, February 1987

Box 1 of 8

Henry Inman, 4/3/1987

Box 1 of 8

108 Stage Posters, 5/29/1987

Box 1 of 8

Portraits from American Academy, 5/29/1987

Box 1 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, 8/15/1987

Box 1 of 8

American Colonial Portraits, 10/9/1987

Box 1 of 8

China Show August - December 1987

Box 1 of 8

China Gallery (Complete 11/24/1987)

Box 1 of 8

Cameron Photo Exhibit, 11/25/1987

Box 1 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, February 1988

Box 1 of 8

The Artist's Mother, 3/25/1988

Box 1 of 8

Portraits from Gripsholm, 4/12/88

Box 1 of 8

Time 1988, 7/30/1988

Box 1 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, August 1988

Box 1 of 8

Polaroid Portraits, 8/27/1988

Box 1 of 8

On The Air - General, 1988

Box 1 of 8

On The Air - Labels

Box 1 of 8

On The Air - Copy Photos

Box 1 of 8

On The Air - Murals

Box 1 of 8

Copley Medal Reception, October 1988

Box 1 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, 1/28/1989

Box 1 of 8

First Federal Congress, 3/2/1989

Box 1 of 8

Daguerre Monument, 4/7/1989

Box 1 of 8

Jefferson "Edge Hill," 5/17/1989

Box 1 of 8

The Deaf Way, July 1989

Box 1 of 8

Noguchi, 8/21/1989

Box 1 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, 9/9/1989

Box 1 of 8

Portrait of the Law, 10/13/1989

Box 1 of 8

Winold Reiss, 10/27/1989

Box 1 of 8

Photographic Treasures, 3/30/1990

Box 1 of 8

Irving Penn, 3/30/1990

Box 1 of 8

Box 2

Oliphant, 4/6/1990

Box 2 of 8

Oliphant - Labels

Box 2 of 8

Oliphant - Printing

Box 2 of 8

Patent Models, 5/4/1990

Box 2 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, 5/11/1990

Box 2 of 8

Vickery - Time Cover Artist, May 1990

Box 2 of 8

Five of Hearts, 6/9/1990

Box 2 of 8

Resident Associates, 9/1/1990

Box 2 of 8

Lassie, 10/13/1990

Box 2 of 8

Eisenhower Commemorative, 10/13/1990

Box 2 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, 11/8/1990

Box 2 of 8

Andrew Jackson, 11/9/1990

Box 2 of 8

Andrew Jackson - Printing

Box 2 of 8

Camera Portraits - 150 Years, 12/14/1990

Box 2 of 8

Camera Portraits - Printing

Box 2 of 8

Lincoln & His Contemporaries, 2/1/1991

Box 2 of 8

Marisol, 4/5/1991

Box 2 of 8

Leibovitz, 4/19/1991

Box 2 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, 5/9/1991

Box 2 of 8

Group Portrait: The First American Avant Garde - General, 5/10/1991

Box 2 of 8

Group Portrait - Brochure

Box 2 of 8

Group Portrait - Labels

Box 2 of 8

Ralph Earl, 11/1/1991

Box 2 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, 11/16/1991

Box 2 of 8

Time & World War II, 12/7/1991

Box 2 of 8

Washington Print Club, 12/17/1991

Box 2 of 8

Washington Print Club - Photo Signs

Box 2 of 8

Levy-Franks Family Portraits, 2/1/1992

Box 2 of 8

National Portrait Gallery (NPG) Poster Show, March 1992

Box 2 of 8

Arnold Newman, 4/16/1992 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, July 1992

Box 2 of 8

Hosokawa, 7/22/1992

Box 2 of 8

Spirit of the Party, 9/11/1992

Box 2 of 8

Rembrandt Peale, 11/6/1992

Box 2 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, 12/17/1992

Box 2 of 8

Second Floor Reinstallation, 1992

Box 2 of 8

Box 3

Thomas Jefferson University Labels, 1992

Box 3 of 8

Richard Avedon, 1/22/1993

Box 3 of 8

Portrait Photos from Archives of American Art (AAA), 1/22/1993

Box 3 of 8

NPG 20th C. Self Portraits, 1993

Box 3 of 8

Columbian Expo, 4/16/1993 (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 8

Columbian Expo - Murals

Box 3 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, 6/11/1993

Box 3 of 8

James Goode Collection, 7/30/1993

Box 3 of 8

Marcella Winslow, 1993

Box 3 of 8

Marcella Winslow - Brochure and Invitation

Box 3 of 8

To The President, 1993

Box 3 of 8

Smoking Lounge, 1993

Box 3 of 8

James Van Der Zee Photographs, 10/21/1993

Box 3 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, 1/14/1994

Box 3 of 8

Elizabeth I to Elizabeth II, 2/25/1994

Box 3 of 8

Reporting the War: The Journalistic Coverage of World War II - 4/22/1994

Box 3 of 8

World War II - Copy Photo/Mural Problems

Box 3 of 8

World War II - Labels

Box 3 of 8

World War II - Copy Labels

Box 3 of 8

Pictorialist Portraits: Art and the Camera 1900-1940 - 6/10/1994

Box 3 of 8

Gertrude Kasebier - 7/8/1994

Box 3 of 8

Meserve - 7/22/1994

Box 3 of 8

Multiple Personalities - 11/11/1994

Box 3 of 8

Multiple Personalities - Brochure (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 8

St. Memin - 12/2/1994 (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 8

St. Memin - Brochure and Invitation (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 8

Frederick Douglas - 2/10/1995 (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 8

TIME: Truman to Clinton - 1995

Box 3 of 8

TIME: Truman to Clinton - Brochure

Box 3 of 8

Box 4

Whistler - 4/7/1995 (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 8

Recent Acquisitions - 6/2/1995

Box 4 of 8

Carl Van Vechten: The Passionate Observer - 6/15/1995

Box 4 of 8

Cecilia Beaux - 11/11/1995

Box 4 of 8

Cecilia Beaux - Labels

Box 4 of 8

Recent Acquisitions - 12/8/1995

Box 4 of 8

Recent Acquisitions - 1/5/1996

Box 4 of 8

George Platt Lynnes - January 1996

Box 4 of 8

Rebels: Painters and Poets of the 1950s - 1/26/1996

Box 4 of 8

Rebels: Painters and Poets - Murals

Box 4 of 8

Rebels: Painters and Poets - Brochure (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 8

Rebels: Painters and Poets - Painters Labels

Box 4 of 8

Rebels: Painters and Poets - Poets Labels

Box 4 of 8

Rebels: Painters and Poets - Miscellaneous Labels

Box 4 of 8

Recent Acquisitions - 7/12/1996

Box 4 of 8

1846: Portrait Of A Nation - 4/12/1996 (include electronic records)

Box 4 of 8

1846: Portrait Of A Nation - Murals

Box 4 of 8

1846: Portrait Of A Nation - Labels

Box 4 of 8

Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy, 7/26/1996 (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 8

Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy - Flyer (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 8

Louis Armstrong: A Cultural Legacy - Labels

Box 4 of 8

Miriam Troop, 8/22/1996

Box 4 of 8

Images of the Photograph: Photographs by George Tames, 8/30/1996

Box 4 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - 10/18/1996 (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Invitation/Sticker

Box 4 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Yellow Brick Road - Cancelled

Box 4 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Letterhead

Box 4 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Poster

Box 4 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Brochure

Box 4 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Murals

Box 4 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Folder

Box 4 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Cut Outs and Hung Color Show Titles

Box 4 of 8

Box 5

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Banners

Box 5 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Copy Photos

Box 5 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - 8" Labels

Box 5 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - 7" Labels

Box 5 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Wall Mounts, Cases and Platforms, Small Screening

Box 5 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Posters

Box 5 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Design Binder - 1996-1997 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Attendance Numbers - 1996-1997

Box 5 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, 11/1/1996

Box 5 of 8

Harmon Collection, 1/31/1997

Box 5 of 8

Tumulte Noir, 1/31/1997

Box 5 of 8

Recent Acquisitions, 7/11/1997

Box 5 of 8

Series 2

Installation Records, 1981-2002

Box 5

Installation - 1846 - 1995-1996 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Installation - Lansdowne/Las Vegas - 1997-1998

Box 5 of 8

Installation - Mathew Brady - 1997-1998 (3 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Box 6

Installation - Harmon Collection - 1996-1997

Box 6 of 8

Indian Peace Medals - 2000

Box 6 of 8

Installation - Recent Acquisitions, November 1996

Box 6 of 8

Installation - Red, Hot, & Blue - 1995-1997 (3 folders)

Box 6 of 8

Installation - Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - A/V - 1996-1997

Box 6 of 8

Installation - Red, Hot, & Blue: A Salute to American Musicals - Lighting - 1996-1997

Box 6 of 8

Installation - See More About It - 1994-1996

Box 6 of 8

Installation - Tames - 1995-1996

Box 6 of 8

Installation - Tumulte Noir - 1996-1997

Box 6 of 8

Installation - Edith Wharton - 1996-1997 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 8

Exhibits Schedule - 1997-2002

Box 6 of 8

Installation - Making a TIME Cover - 1998

Box 6 of 8

Installation - Faces of TIME - 1997-1998

Box 6 of 8

Installation - Andy Warhol - 1998

Box 6 of 8

Box 7

Installation - Paul Robeson: Artist & Citizen 1898-1976 - 1998-1999

Box 7 of 8

Installation - Presidential Portraits of George Washington - 1998

Box 7 of 8

Installation - George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace - 1996-1997

Box 7 of 8

Installation - Recent Acquisitions, July 1997

Box 7 of 8

Installation - Celebrity Caricatures in America - 1997-1998 (3 folders)

Box 7 of 8

Various Show Drawings (4 folders)

Box 7 of 8

Installation - Franklin & His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth Century America - 1997-1999

Box 7 of 8

Installation - Recent Acquisitions, January 1999

Box 7 of 8

Installation - Hans Namuth Portraits - 1998-1999

Box 7 of 8

Installation - Recent Acquisitions, May 1999

Box 7 of 8

Installation - Papa: The Life and Times of Ernest Hemingway - 1998-1999

Box 7 of 8

Box 8

Installation - Teddy Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century - 1997-1998 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective - 1997-1998

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits - 1998-1999

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Tête à Tête: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson - 1998-1999

Box 8 of 8

Tentative In-House Show - 1998

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Recent Acquisitions, July 1999

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Hall of Presidents - 1989-1990

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Lobby Renovation - 1990-1994

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Augustus Washington - 1998-1999

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Exhibition Arts & Industries - 1999

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Presidents on Time - 1999

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Baseball & Sports - 1999-2000

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Portraits of Women - 1999-2000

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Presidential Portraits - 1999-2000

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Hans Namuth - 1999-2000

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Notable Americans - 1999-2000

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Virginians - 1999-2000

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Women of Our Time - 1999-2000

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Portrait Drawings - 1999-2000

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Peace Medals - 2000

Box 8 of 8

Installation - The Civil War - 2001

Box 8 of 8

Installation - Champions at MCI - 2001

Box 8 of 8