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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 08-056

Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office

Exhibition Records, 1988-2006

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1988-2006
Quantity: 5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 08-056
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records which document the research, development, fundraising, publicity, production, and execution of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Staff represented include Virginia M. Mecklenburg, Senior Curator, Painting and Sculpture, SAAM; Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, Renwick Gallery; Louise Reeves, Exhibitions Coordinator, SAAM; Charles J. Robertson, Deputy Director, SAAM; and Joann Moser, Senior Curator, Graphic Arts, SAAM. Exhibitions covered include "Modern American Realism: Selection from the Sara Roby Foundation Collection;" "Glass! Glorious Glass!;" "Woodcuts by Hiratsuka;" "Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art;" "Shaker: Furnishings for the Simple Life;" "Dominic Di Mare: A Retrospective;" "David Beck: L'Opera;" "Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush;" "The American Art Forum: Selected Gifts;" "American Impressionism: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum;" "Visual Poetry: The Drawings of Joseph Stella;" "The Paintings of Charles Burchfield;" "Ansel Adams, A Legacy: Masterworks from the Friends of Photography Collection;" "Colonial Art from Puerto Rico: Selections from the Gift of Teodoro Vidal;" "Nam June Paik's Megatron/Matrix;" "Time Out! Sports in Art;" "Gilded Age - Watercolors and Pastels;" "American Photographs: The First Century from the Isaacs Collection in the National Museum of American Art;" "Elihu Vedder's Drawings from the Rubaiyat;" "Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden 1940-1987;" "The Furniture of Sam Maloof;" "USA Clay;" "Star Spangled Presidents: Portraits by Liza Lou;" "Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary Quilts by African American Artists;" "Amish Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown;" "The Art of John Cederquist: Reality of Illusion;" "Birthday Tribute to Jacob Kainen and Selections from the Washington Color School;" "Edward Hopper: The Watercolors;" "The Renwick Invitational: Five Women in Craft;" "The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft;" "Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946;" "Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory;" and "The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920." These records also cover a period of time when this office was known as the National Museum of American Art, Curatorial Office; as well as the National Museum of American Art, Curatorial Department. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, checklists, grant proposals, loan agreements, press kits, brochures, pamphlets, floor plans, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records which document the research, development, fundraising, publicity, production, and execution of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. Staff represented include Virginia M. Mecklenburg, Senior Curator, Painting and Sculpture, SAAM; Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, Renwick Gallery; Louise Reeves, Exhibitions Coordinator, SAAM; Charles J. Robertson, Deputy Director, SAAM; and Joann Moser, Senior Curator, Graphic Arts, SAAM.

Exhibitions covered include Modern American Realism: Selection from the Sara Roby Foundation Collection; Glass! Glorious Glass!; Woodcuts by Hiratsuka; Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art; Shaker: Furnishings for the Simple Life; Dominic Di Mare: A Retrospective; David Beck: L'Opera; Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush; The American Art Forum: Selected Gifts; American Impressionism: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; Visual Poetry: The Drawings of Joseph Stella; The Paintings of Charles Burchfield; Ansel Adams, A Legacy: Masterworks from the Friends of Photography Collection; Colonial Art from Puerto Rico: Selections from the Gift of Teodoro Vidal; Nam June Paik's Megatron/Matrix; Time Out! Sports in Art; Gilded Age - Watercolors and Pastels; American Photographs: The First Century from the Isaacs Collection in the National Museum of American Art; Elihu Vedder's Drawings from the Rubaiyat; Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden 1940-1987; The Furniture of Sam Maloof; USA Clay; Star Spangled Presidents: Portraits by Liza Lou; Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary Quilts by African American Artists; Amish Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown; The Art of John Cederquist: Reality of Illusion; Birthday Tribute to Jacob Kainen and Selections from the Washington Color School; Edward Hopper: The Watercolors; The Renwick Invitational: Five Women in Craft; The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft; Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946; Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory; and The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920.

These records also cover a period of time when this office was known as the National Museum of American Art, Curatorial Office; as well as the National Museum of American Art, Curatorial Department. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, reports, checklists, grant proposals, loan agreements, press kits, brochures, pamphlets, floor plans, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2022; Transferring office; 01/08/2007 memorandum, Toda to Earle; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-056, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Curatorial Office, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Gallery 1-B - During Hopper exhibition - Roby Foundation Collection, 1999

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Renwick Glassworks - Glass! Glorious Glass!, 1997-1999 (2 folders)

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Woodcuts by Hiratsuka, 1997-1999

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Renwick Gallery Permanent Collection, Rotation June, 1999

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Renwick Reinstallation of Permanent Collection - December, 1999

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Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art, 1997-1999

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Thayer: Checklist(s), 1997

Box 1 of 5

Thayer: Approval Form/Prospectus, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 5

Thayer: SEP Applications, 1994-1996

Box 1 of 5

Thayer: Press kit, 1999

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Shaker: Furnishings for the Simple Life, 1996-1999 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 5

Dominic Di Mare: A Retrospective, 1996-1999

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David Beck: L'Opera, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 5

Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush - Checklist(s), 1996-1998

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Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush, 1996-1998

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Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush - Contract, 1997-1999

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Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush - Budget Spreadsheets

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Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush - Approval Form/Prospectus, 1997-1998

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Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush - Receipts for incoming objects, 1998

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Young America: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum - Treasures to Go - Reference and Graphics Manual (includes electronic records)

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Box 2

W. H. Johnson images, 2003 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

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William T. Wiley, 2003-2006 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

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The American Art Forum: Selected Gifts; April 26-May 31, 1996; 1996

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American Art Forum: Exhibition Folder, 1992-1993

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American Art Forum: Publication, 1991-1992

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American Art Forum: Loan Letter and Permission Form, 1992

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American Impressionism: Treasures from the Smithsonian American Art Museum; June 17, 2000- April 20, 2003 - Research (2 folders)

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California State University, Long Beach - University Art Museum loan, 1996-2000 (3 folders)

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Exhibition: Joseph Stella September 7, 1990 - November 12, 1990

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The Paintings of Charles Burchfield - Funding, 1995-1997

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The Paintings of Charles Burchfield - Exhibition Checklist, 1997

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The Paintings of Charles Burchfield, 1996-1998

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The Paintings of Charles Burchfield - Opening events, 1997

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The Paintings of Charles Burchfield - Exhibition agreements, 1995-1997

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The Paintings of Charles Burchfield - Exhibition catalogue information, 1995-1996

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The Paintings of Charles Burchfield - Loan and gift information, 1995-1996

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The Paintings of Charles Burchfield - Publicity and public programs, 1997-1998

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The Paintings of Charles Burchfield - General information and correspondence, 1995-1997 (includes electronic records)

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Ansel Adams, A Legacy: Masterworks from the Friends of Photography Collection, 1996-1998

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Ansel Adams - Approval Form, Prospectus, 1996-1997

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Ansel Adams - Contract, 1997

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Ansel Adams - Checklist, 1997

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Colonial Art from Puerto Rico: Selections from the Gift of Teodoro Vidal, 1996-1997

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Nam June Paik's Megatron/Matrix, 1997

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Time Out! Sports in Art, 1996-1998

Box 2 of 5

Gilded Age - Watercolors & Pastels, 1995-1996

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Box 3

Reinstallation of Second Floor, 1994-1995

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American Photographs: The First Century from the Isaacs Collection in the National Museum of American Art - Approval Form, Prospectus, 1995-1996

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American Photographs: The First Century - Checklists

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American Photographs: The First Century - Budget, 1997

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American Photographs: The First Century, 1995-1996

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Elihu Vedder's Drawings from the Rubaiyat, 1995-1996

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Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden 1940-1987, 1992

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Renwick Exhibitions

The Furniture of Sam Maloof - Prospectus, 2001

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The Furniture of Sam Maloof - Press Packet

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USA Clay - Correspondence, 2000-2001

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USA Clay - Prospectus and Approval Form, 2000

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USA Clay - Checklist, 2000

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Star Spangled Presidents: Portraits by Liza Lou, 2000-2001

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Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary Quilts by African American Artists - Brochure, etc., 2000

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Spirits of the Cloth - Checklist, 1999-2000

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Spirits of the Cloth - Publicity, 2000

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Spirits of the Cloth - Prospectus and Approval Form, 1999-2000

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Spirits of the Cloth - Contract, 1999-2000

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Spirits of the Cloth: Contemporary Quilts by African- American Artists Renwick, 1999-2000

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Amish Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown, 1999-2000

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The Art of John Cederquist: Reality of Illusion, 1997-2000

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Reinstallation of Renwick Grand Salon, 2000

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Birthday Tribute to Jacob Kainen and Selections from the Washington Color School, 1999

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Edward Hopper: The Watercolors, 1996-2000 (2 folders)

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Edward Hopper - Approval Form, Prospectus, 1997-1999

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Edward Hopper - Contract, 1997-1999

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Edward Hopper - SEP Application, 1992

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Edward Hopper - Checklists,

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Renwick Invitational, 2000

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Box 4

The Renwick Invitational: Five Women in Craft, 1998-2000 (2 folders)

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The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft, 1999-2002

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The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft - Prospectus, 2001-2002

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Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946

W. H. Johnson Homecoming - Exhibition checklist, 1990-1992

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W. H. Johnson Homecoming - Curator's note, text panels, 1991-1992

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W. H. Johnson Homecoming - Press Release/Opening, 1991

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W. H. Johnson Homecoming - Press articles, 1991-1992

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W. H. Johnson Homecoming - Budget, 1988-1993

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W. H. Johnson Homecoming - WETA/NEH Proposal, 1990-1995

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W. H. Johnson Homecoming - Fundraising, 1991

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W. H. Johnson Homecoming - SEF Proposal, 1988-1989

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W. H. Johnson Homecoming - Loan agreements, 1991-1996 (2 folders)

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W. H. Johnson Homecoming - Correspondence, 1990-1995

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W. H. Johnson Homecoming - Folkway recording, 1991

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W. H. Johnson Homecoming - Reading room, 1991 (2 folders)

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Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory

New England - Budget/Exhibitions, 1996-1999 (2 folders)

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New England - Photo Permission Forms, 1998-1999

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New England - Approval Forms/ Prospectus, 1996-1999

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New England - Final checklist, 1997

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Box 5

New England - PPMs A-L, 1998-1999 (3 folders)

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New England - PPMs M-Z, 1998-1999 (3 folders)

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The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920

West as America - Publicity/Public Affairs/Clippings, 1991 (5 folders)

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West as America - Press kit, 1991

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