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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 10-114

National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director

Exhibition Records, 1978-2008

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1978-2008
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 10-114
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of exhibition records created during the tenures of Warren M. Robbins, Director, 1979-1983; Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996; and Sharon F. Patton, Director, 2003-2008. Exhibitions documented include "African Masterpieces from the Musee de l'Homme;" "The Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World;" "Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art;" "Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa;" "The Nsukka Group: Tradition, Innovation and Experimentation in Nigerian Modern Art;" "Patterns of Life: West African Strip-Weaving Traditions;" "The Past in the Present: Seven Nigerian Contemporary Artists;" "Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments;" "Textures: Word and Symbol in Contemporary African Art;" "Treasures;" and "Arts and Cultures of the Islamic World." Materials include correspondence, reports, proposals, budgets, and clippings.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of exhibition records created during the tenures of Warren M. Robbins, Director, 1979-1983; Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996; and Sharon F. Patton, Director, 2003-2008. Exhibitions documented include "African Masterpieces from the Musee de l'Homme;" "The Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World;" "Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art;" "Icons: Ideals and Power in the Art of Africa;" "The Nsukka Group: Tradition, Innovation and Experimentation in Nigerian Modern Art;" "Patterns of Life: West African Strip-Weaving Traditions;" "The Past in the Present: Seven Nigerian Contemporary Artists;" "Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments;" "Textures: Word and Symbol in Contemporary African Art;" "Treasures;" and "Arts and Cultures of the Islamic World." Materials include correspondence, reports, proposals, budgets, and clippings.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 1/5/1994 memorandum, Johnstone to Fiske; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-114, National Museum of African Art. Office of the Director, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

"African Masterpieces from the Musee de l'Homme"

Box 1 of 2

"Art of Being Tuareg: Sahara Nomads in a Modern World"

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition List

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition Proposals

Box 1 of 2

"Great Beautiful Black Women"

Box 1 of 2

"Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art," May 9-August 26, 2007

Box 1 of 2

Special Exhibition Fund (SEF) - Elmina Castle, 1990

Box 1 of 2

SEF - Extension of Sokari Douglas Camp Exhibition, 1988

Box 1 of 2

SEF - "Icons," 1988

Box 1 of 2

SEF - "The Nsukka Group: Tradition, Innovation and Experimentation in Nigerian Modern Art"

Box 1 of 2

SEF - OM 833: Special Exhibition Fund, 1984

Box 1 of 2

SEF - "Patterns of Life: West African Strip-Weaving Traditions," 1987-1988

Box 1 of 2

SEF - Application for "Powers and Resonances" (MacGaffey Exhibition), 1991

Box 1 of 2

SEF - "Arts and Cultures of the Islamic World," 1993

Box 1 of 2

SEF - "The Past in the Present: Seven Nigerian Contemporary Artists" (Ottenberg Exhibition), 1995

Box 1 of 2

Sexton, George - Icons

Box 1 of 2

"Sounding Forms: African Musical Instruments" - 1.1 Exhibition Chron, 1986

Box 1 of 2

"Sounding Forms" - 2.1 Proposal, 1986

Box 1 of 2

"Sounding Forms" - 3.1 Objects, 1986 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

"Sounding Forms" - 5.1 Publications/Didactic Materials, 1986

Box 1 of 2

"Textures: Word and Symbol in Contemporary African Art," 2005

Box 1 of 2

"Treasures," November 15, 2004-August 15, 2005

Box 1 of 2

Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) - "The Arts and Cultures of the Islamic World" (ACOTIW)

Planning Grant, Administrative Matters

Box 1 of 2

Project Administration - The Arts and Cultures of the Islamic World: An Educational Project

Box 1 of 2

Personnel, Assignment of Responsibilities

Box 1 of 2

Budget

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition Proposal (General Statement), Summary of Proposal

Box 1 of 2

Meeting Notes

Box 1 of 2

Steering Committee Meeting, February 3-4, 1992

Box 1 of 2

Meetings Notes (Steering Committee)

Box 1 of 2

Consultants' Reports

Box 1 of 2

Exhibition, Objects and Scheduling

Box 1 of 2

Proposal, March 1992

Box 1 of 2

General Correspondence

Box 1 of 2

Grants

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Grant Agreement

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AKTC General (6 folders)

Box 2 of 2

Hasan-Uddin Khan

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AKTC, July 29, 1993

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December 8 - Milo Beach, Tom Lentz

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Dr. Jeffrey K. Smith to DC, April 19, 1993

Box 2 of 2

Aga Khan (2 folders)

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Islam - Miscellaneous Correspondence

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Islam - Budget

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Islam - AT&T Proposal, April 1994

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Islam - Ford Foundation

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Islam - Rockefeller Foundation

Box 2 of 2

Islam - Internal Responsibilities

Box 2 of 2

ACOTIW - re: "Bundling," Tom Lentz, July 7, 1993

Box 2 of 2

Islam - Mobil Proposal

Box 2 of 2

Aga Khan Binder (2 folders)

Box 2 of 2

Aga Khan Consultants' Reports (2 folders)

Box 2 of 2