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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 08-095

Smithsonian American Art Museum. Registrar's Office

Exhibition Records, 1996-2003

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Registrar's Office
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1996-2003
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 08-095
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records which document the activities of the Registrar's Office in coordinating exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) and the Renwick Gallery. Exhibitions documented include "Stuart Davis;" "Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush;" "Art of the Gold Rush;" "Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory;" "Modern American Realism: Selections from the Sara Roby Foundation Collection;" "Abbot Thayer: The Nature of Art;" "Woodcuts by Hiratsuka;" "Calico and Chintz: Antique Quilts from the Collection of Patricia S. Smith;" "Dominic DiMare: A Retrospective;" and "Shaker: Furnishings for the Simple Life." In addition, this accession includes records from when the office was formerly known as the Office of Registration and Collections Management as well as from after NMAA was renamed the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; checklists; budget records; insurance records; color photographs and negatives; condition reports; prospectuses; loan agreements; conservation information; and black-and-white photographs.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records which document the activities of the Registrar's Office in coordinating exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) and the Renwick Gallery. Exhibitions documented include Stuart Davis; Silver and Gold: Photographs of the Gold Rush; Art of the Gold Rush; Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory; Modern American Realism: Selections from the Sara Roby Foundation Collection; Abbot Thayer: The Nature of Art; Woodcuts by Hiratsuka; Calico and Chintz: Antique Quilts from the Collection of Patricia S. Smith; Dominic DiMare: A Retrospective; and Shaker: Furnishings for the Simple Life. In addition, this accession includes records from when the office was formerly known as the Office of Registration and Collections Management as well as from after NMAA was renamed the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Materials include correspondence; memoranda; checklists; budget records; insurance records; color photographs and negatives; condition reports; prospectuses; loan agreements; conservation information; and black-and-white photographs.

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Access Restriction

Boxes 1-3 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 12/17/1984 memorandum, Bain to Rahe; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-095, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Registrar's Office, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

# 624 Stuart Davis (5/22 - 9/7/1998)

Checklist, Prospectus, Loan agreement, 1996-1998

Box 1 of 3

Loan agreement, Shipping, 1996-1998 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 3

Conservation, Budget, Lenders, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Lenders, Correspondence related to Lenders, Additional loan agreements, Cancelled loans, 1997-1999 [RESTRICTED]

Box 1 of 3

Condition Reports by Lender (3 folders)

Box 1 of 3

Condition reports, Ephemera

Box 1 of 3

# 631 Silver and Gold: Photographs of the California Gold Rush (10/30/1998 - 3/7/1999)

Checklist, Prospectus, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 3

Contract, Budget, 1998

Box 1 of 3

Insurance, Shipping, General correspondence, 1997-1999

Box 1 of 3

# 630 Art of the Gold Rush (10/30/1998 - 3/7/1999)

Checklist, Prospectus, Contract, 1997-1998

Box 1 of 3

Insurance, Shipping, 1997-2000

Box 1 of 3

Budget, General correspondence, 1998-1999

Box 1 of 3

Lenders, 1998-1999 [RESTRICTED]

Box 1 of 3

# 635 Picturing Old New England: Image and Memory (4/2 - 8/22/1999)

Checklist, 1998-1999 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 3

Prospectus, 1996-1997

Box 1 of 3

Lenders, 1997-2003 (Folder 1 of 8) [RESTRICTED]

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Lenders, 1997-2003 (Folders 2-8 of 8) [RESTRICTED]

Box 2 of 3

Tour, Shipping, 1996-1998

Box 2 of 3

Insurance, 1999

Box 2 of 3

Condition Reports, 1999 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 3

Budget, Shipping, 1998-2002

Box 2 of 3

General correspondence, 1996-1999 (2 folders)

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

# 639 Modern American Realism: Selections from the Sara Roby Collection (3/7/1998 - 5/23/1999)

Checklist, Prospectus, 1996-1999

Box 3 of 3

Lenders, 1996-1999 (2 folders) [RESTRICTED]

Box 3 of 3

Offering Letters, 1997

Box 3 of 3

Tour, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Insurance, 1996-1999

Box 3 of 3

Shipping, Conservation, Budget, Text Panel and Label Copy, 1997-1999

Box 3 of 3

General Correspondence, 1995-1999

Box 3 of 3

Condition Reports, 1997-1998 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 3

# 636 Abbott Thayer: The Nature of Art (4/23 - 9/6/1999)

Checklist, Prospectus, Insurance, 1994-1999

Box 3 of 3

Budget, Shipping, Tour, General Correspondence, 1997-1999

Box 3 of 3

Lenders, 1997-2000 (2 folders) [RESTRICTED]

Box 3 of 3

Condition Reports, 1999

Box 3 of 3

# 637 Woodcuts by Hiratsuka (5/14 - 9/12/1999)

Checklist; Prospectus; Lenders; Insurance; Shipping; General Correspondence; 1999-2000 [RESTRICTED]

Box 3 of 3

# 601 Calico and Chintz: Antique Quilts from the Collection of Patricia S. Smith (9/13/1996-1/12/1997)

Checklist, Prospectus, Loan agreements, Tour, 1996, 1999-2000

Box 3 of 3

General Correspondence, Shipping and Insurance, Budget, 1996-1997, 1999-2000

Box 3 of 3

Condition reports

Box 3 of 3

# 633 Dominic Di Mare: A Retrospective (3/19 - 8/25/1999)

Checklist, Prospectus, Contract, General Correspondence, Shipping and Insurance, Budget, Conservation, 1996-1999

Box 3 of 3

# 634 Shaker: Furnishings for the Simple Life (3/19 - 8/25/1999)

Checklist, Prospectus, Loan agreements, General Correspondence, Shipping and Insurance, 1996-1999

Box 3 of 3

Budget, Conservation, Crate list, 1997-1999

Box 3 of 3

Condition Reports, 1999 (2 folders)

Box 3 of 3