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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 07-099

National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director

Exhibition Records, 1983, 1992-2006

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1983, 1992-2006
Quantity: 1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Collection: Accession 07-099
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the Director's involvement in many aspects of exhibition development at the National Portrait Gallery during the tenures of Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000) and Marc Pachter (2000- ). Exhibitions documented include "Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs," "A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery," "Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawings," "American Women: A Selection from the National Portrait Gallery," "Women of Our Time: Twentieth-Century Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery," "Gilbert Stuart," "Portraits in Jazz: Thirty Musicians Who Made a Difference," "Celebrity Caricature in America," "Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective," "Portraits of the Presidents from the National Portrait Gallery," "Portraiture Now," "America's Presidents," and "One Life: Walt Whitman, a kosmos." Materials include loan requests, correspondence, memoranda, agreements, scripts, catalog manuscripts, brochures, and newspaper clippings.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the Director's involvement in many aspects of exhibition development at the National Portrait Gallery during the tenures of Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000) and Marc Pachter (2000-2007). Exhibitions documented include Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs; A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery; Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawings; American Women: A Selection from the National Portrait Gallery; Women of Our Time: Twentieth-Century Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery; Gilbert Stuart; Portraits in Jazz: Thirty Musicians Who Made a Difference; Celebrity Caricature in America; Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective; Portraits of the Presidents; Portraiture Now; America's Presidents; and One Life: Walt Whitman, a kosmos. Materials include loan requests, correspondence, memoranda, agreements, scripts, catalog manuscripts, brochures, and newspaper clippings.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 4/20/2001 memorandum, Alers to Kurfehs; Contact reference staff for details.

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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 07-099, National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

English National Portrait Gallery Treasures Exhibition, 2005-2006

Box 1 of 2

A Century of ARTnews Photographs, 2001-2004

Box 1 of 2

A Brush with History, 1997-2004

Box 1 of 2

Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawings, 1992, 1999-2003

Box 1 of 2

American Women: A Selection from the National Portrait Gallery, 2002

Box 1 of 2

Americans: Paintings & Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery, 2000-2003

Box 1 of 2

Women of Our Time, 1999-2003

Box 1 of 2

Gilbert Stuart, 2002-2005

Box 1 of 2

Portraits in Jazz, 2000-2003

Box 1 of 2

Latino Portraiture, 1997, 1999, 2002-2005

Box 1 of 2

Great American Portraits, 2003-2004

Box 1 of 2

Celebrity Caricature in America, 1994-2001 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective, 1997-1999

Box 1 of 2

Portraits of the Presidents, 1997-2001

Box 1 of 2

Touring Exhibitions During Patent Office Building (POB) Renovation, 1997-1999

Box 1 of 2

OSCARS!, 2000-2003 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Monument to our National Ideals: The POB, 2000-2004

Box 1 of 2

Portraiture Now, 2003-2005

Box 1 of 2

Josephine Baker, 2006

Box 1 of 2

American Presidents, 2003-2004 (Folders 1-4 of 7)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

American Presidents, 2003-2004 (Folders 5-7 of 7)

Box 2 of 2

Americans Then, 2004

Box 2 of 2

Faces of Many Nations, 2005

Box 2 of 2

Treasures, 2005

Box 2 of 2

One Life: Walt Whitman, a kosmos, 2004

Box 2 of 2

Exhibitions - Reinstallation Scripts, 2004-2005

Box 2 of 2

Exhibitions: Portrait Competition, 2005

Box 2 of 2

Registrar - Collections Management Policy (Smithsonian Directive 600), 1983, 2000-2001

Box 2 of 2

Registrar - Damage Reports, 2002

Box 2 of 2

Registrar - General, 2002, 2004

Box 2 of 2

Registrar - Victor Building Print Storage Room, 2002

Box 2 of 2

Registrar - Holocaust assets in the United States, 1998, 2000-2001

Box 2 of 2