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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 08-051

Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central

Exhibition Records, 1971-2002

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution. Office of Exhibits Central
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1971-2002
Quantity: 8 cu. ft. (8 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 08-051
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions produced by the Office of Exhibits Central for various Smithsonian Institution units. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life;" "Caribbean Visions: Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture;" "In Search of Balance: The Artist Scholar;" "Life on the Road: The Photographs of Milt Hinton;" "Resonant Forms;" "Three Generations of African American Women Sculptors: A Study in Paradox;" "Vision Journal: Harlem and D.C. in the Thirties and Forties;" "Art of Jack Delano;" "Jewels of Lalique;" "Microbes: Invisible Invaders' Amazing Allies;" "Picturing Natural History;" "Seeing Jazz;" "Strong Hearts: Native American Visions and Voices;" "Iznik and China: Porcelain From the Topkapi Saray Museum" (cancelled); "Voyages and Visions: Nineteenth-Century European Images of the Middle East from the Victoria and Albert Museum;" "American Legacies" (cancelled); "Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present;" "Land of Promise: America in the 19th Century;" "Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s;" "Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos;" "This Land is Your Land: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie;" "Beyond the Maine;" "Emergence of Man;" "Feather Focus;" "Galapagos: A Living Laboratory;" "Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People;" "Crossroads Alaska;" "Mysterious Manatees: Photographs by Karen Glaser;" "North American Mammals;" "Seeds of Change;" "Audubon and the Smithsonian;" "Make the Dirt Fly!: Building the Panama Canal;" "Science and the Artist's Book;" "From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution;" "Underwater Web: Cabling the Seas;" "Stories of the People;" "Pathways of Tradition: Indian Insights into Indian Worlds;" and "Who Stole the Tepee?." Some non-exhibition design projects are also documented in this accession, including projects related to the Smithsonian Institution 150th Birthday Party on the National Mall. Materials include scripts, design drawings, label text, budgets, correspondence, memoranda, brochures, images, graphics, clippings, floor plans, product design samples, and related materials.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting exhibitions produced by the Office of Exhibits Central (OEC) for various Smithsonian Institution units. Exhibitions documented in this accession include Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life; Caribbean Visions: Contemporary Paintings and Sculpture; In Search of Balance: The Artist Scholar; Life on the Road: The Photographs of Milt Hinton; Resonant Forms; Three Generations of African American Women Sculptors: A Study in Paradox; Vision Journal: Harlem and D.C. in the Thirties and Forties; Art of Jack Delano; Jewels of Lalique; Microbes: Invisible Invaders' Amazing Allies; Picturing Natural History; Seeing Jazz; Strong Hearts: Native American Visions and Voices; Iznik and China: Porcelain From the Topkapi Saray Museum (cancelled); Voyages and Visions: Nineteenth-Century European Images of the Middle East from the Victoria and Albert Museum; American Legacies (cancelled); Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1820-Present; Land of Promise: America in the 19th Century; Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s; Piano 300: Celebrating Three Centuries of People and Pianos; This Land is Your Land: The Life and Legacy of Woody Guthrie; Beyond the Maine; Emergence of Man; Feather Focus; Galapagos: A Living Laboratory; Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People; Crossroads Alaska; Mysterious Manatees: Photographs by Karen Glaser; North American Mammals; Seeds of Change; Audubon and the Smithsonian; Make the Dirt Fly!: Building the Panama Canal; Science and the Artist's Book; From Smithson to Smithsonian: The Birth of an Institution; Underwater Web: Cabling the Seas; Stories of the People; Pathways of Tradition: Indian Insights into Indian Worlds; and Who Stole the Tepee?. Some non-exhibition design projects are also documented in this accession, including projects related to the Smithsonian Institution 150th Birthday Party on the National Mall. Materials include scripts, design drawings, label text, budgets, correspondence, memoranda, brochures, images, graphics, clippings, floor plans, product design samples, and related materials.

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Subject

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-051, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

150th Anniversary, 1996

150th Celebration - Birthday Guidelines

Box 1 of 8

Folklife/150th Birthday

Box 1 of 8

Corporate Partner Panel

Box 1 of 8

150th Banners

Box 1 of 8

African Art, National Museum of

Miscellaneous, 1979-1987

Box 1 of 8

Anacostia Museum

Miscellaneous, 1967-1988

Box 1 of 8

Speak to My Heart: Communities of Faith and Contemporary African American Life, 1998

Box 1 of 8

Center for African American History and Culture

Caribbean Visions: Contemporary Painting and Sculpture, 1997

Box 1 of 8

In Search of Balance: The Artist Scholar, 1998

Box 1 of 8

Life on the Road: The Photographs of Milt Hinton, 1997

Box 1 of 8

Resonant Forms, 1998 (filed with Three Generations)

Box 1 of 8

Three Generations of African American Women Sculptors: A Study in Paradox, 1998

Box 1 of 8

Visual Journal: Harlem and D.C. in the Thirties and Forties, 1996

Box 1 of 8

Box 2

International Gallery

American Voices: Latino Photographers in the United States, 1997 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Art of Jack Delano, 1998

Box 2 of 8

Jewels of Lalique, 1998

Box 2 of 8

Microbes: Invisible Invaders . . . Amazing Allies, 1999 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Picturing Natural History, 1996

Box 2 of 8

Seeing Jazz installation, 1997 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 8

Strong Hearts: Native American Visions and Voices, 1996

Box 2 of 8

Box 3

Topkapi (Chinese porcelain from the Topkapi Museum) (cancelled), 1995 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 8

Voyages and Visions: Nineteenth-Century European Images of the Middle East from the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1995 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 8

Experimental Gallery

Brochure, 1991 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 8

Casitas, 1991

Box 3 of 8

Project Face to Face, 1991

Box 3 of 8

Miscellaneous, 1991 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 8

Facilities Services

Energy logo, 1982

Box 3 of 8

Folklife

Folklife Festival, 1986

Box 3 of 8

OEC at Folklife Festival, 1996 (150th anniversary) (2 folders)

Box 3 of 8

Institutional Studies

Button design, 2000

Box 3 of 8

Membership and Development

James Smithson Society, 1981-1982

Box 3 of 8

Museum Programs, Assistant Secretary for

Correspondence with Paul Perrot, 1973-1984

Box 3 of 8

Museum Studies, Center for

New Millennium Symposium, 1996

Box 3 of 8

Museum Shops

Miscellaneous, 1982-1988

Box 3 of 8

Product logo, 1985

Box 3 of 8

Shopping bag, 1985

Box 3 of 8

Tray liner, 1986

Box 3 of 8

National Portrait Gallery

Miscellaneous, 1986

Box 3 of 8

Office of Plant Services (OPlants)

Ripley Center signage, 1988

Box 3 of 8

Hard hats, 2001

Box 3 of 8

Personnel

Miscellaneous, 1979-81

Box 3 of 8

Service pins, 1983

Box 3 of 8

Protection Services

Miscellaneous, 1974-1985

Box 3 of 8

Box 4

National Museum of American History

Arts & Industries Project, 1986

Box 4 of 8

American Legacies, 1999 (cancelled)

Box 4 of 8

Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A History of American Sweatshops, 1920-Present, 1998 (5 folders)

Box 4 of 8

History Wired (website), 2000-2001

Box 4 of 8

Horatio Greenough (book manuscript review), 2000

Box 4 of 8

Land of Promise, 1995

Box 4 of 8

Paint by Number: Accounting for Taste in the 1950s, 2000

Box 4 of 8

Piano 300, 2000 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 8

Star-Spangled Banner (book manuscript editing), 1999

Box 4 of 8

Woody Guthrie installation, 2000

Box 4 of 8

National Museum of Natural History

Miscellaneous, 1979-1986

Box 4 of 8

Beyond the Maine, 1998

Box 4 of 8

Dilemma labels, 1992

Box 4 of 8

Emergence of Man, 1992

Box 4 of 8

Feather Focus (lobby case), 1996

Box 4 of 8

Galapagos (lobby case), 1999

Box 4 of 8

Insect Zoo, 1992 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 8

Box 5

Looking Both Ways: Heritage and Identity of the Alutiiq People, 2001 (5 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Mini Crossroads (Crossroads Alaska) (small traveling version of Crossroads of Continents), 1993 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Mini Crossroads, in Russian, 1996 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Mysterious Manatees: Photographs by Karen Glaser, 1996

Box 5 of 8

North American Mammals (not dated)

Box 5 of 8

Repatriation Office - Cheyenne Youth, 1997 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Seeds of Change: 500 Years of Encounter and Exchange, 1991 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 8

Box 6

Smithsonian Institution Libraries

Audubon and the Smithsonian, 1997 (15 folders)

Box 6 of 8

Frontier Photographer: Edward S. Curtis, 1998

Box 6 of 8

Make the Dirt Fly!: Building the Panama Canal, 1999 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 8

Science and the Artist's Book, 1995 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 8

Smithson to Smithsonian, 1996 (3 folders)

Box 6 of 8

Underwater Web: Cabling the Seas, 2001 (3 folders)

Box 6 of 8

Box 7

National Museum of the American Indian

Stories of the People (Arts & Industries), 1997 (16 folders)

Box 7 of 8

Box 8

Pathways of Tradition (Heye Center, NYC), 1992 (2 folders)

Box 8 of 8

Who Stole the Tepee? (Heye Center, NYC), 2000

Box 8 of 8

Horticulture

Miscellaneous, 1979-1988

Box 8 of 8

Posy Holders, 1995

Box 8 of 8

Haupt Garden, 1990

Box 8 of 8

Southern Gardens, 2001

Box 8 of 8

Newport Flower Show, 1999

Box 8 of 8

Atlanta Flower Show, 1999

Box 8 of 8

Ohio Gardens (Garden Club of America, Cleveland), 2000

Box 8 of 8

New York Flower Show, 2002

Box 8 of 8

Museum Programs, Office of (OMP)

Miscellaneous, 1973-1986

Box 8 of 8

Audiovisual Loan Program Flyers, 1985

Box 8 of 8

Certificate, 1986

Box 8 of 8

Museum Studies International Flyer, 1985

Box 8 of 8

Native American Museums Program, 1983-1986

Box 8 of 8

Native American Museums Workshop, 1986

Box 8 of 8

On-Site Workshop Brochure, OMP-VAM, 1983-1986

Box 8 of 8

Postcard, 1979-1987

Box 8 of 8

Videotape labels, 1986

Box 8 of 8

Public Affairs

Miscellaneous, 1985-1987

Box 8 of 8

Visitor information desk signs, 1983

Box 8 of 8

Renwick Gallery

Miscellaneous, 1971-1983

Box 8 of 8

Outdoor sign, 1990

Box 8 of 8

Resident Associate Program

Miscellaneous, 1979-1988

Box 8 of 8

Discover Graphics, 1984-1993

Box 8 of 8

Discovery Theater, 1982-1984

Box 8 of 8