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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 12-070

Smithsonian American Art Museum. Office of the Deputy Director

Exhibition and Publication Records, 1998-2008

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Office of the Deputy Director
Title: Exhibition and Publication Records
Dates: 1998-2008
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 12-070
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document exhibition planning and production, and curatorial publishing activities at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery during the tenures of Deputy Directors Charles J. Robertson (1986-2001) and Rachel M. Allen (2002- ). Some of the materials date to when the museum was known as the National Museum of American Art. Exhibitions documented include "Going West! Quilts and Community;" "Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke;" "An Impressionist Sensibility: The Halff Collection;" "Jean Shin: Common Threads;" "John Alexander: A Retrospective;" "Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Glass;" "The Renwick Invitational: Five Women in Craft;" "The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft;" "From the Ground Up: Renwick Craft Invitational 2007;" "Staged Stories: Renwick Craft Invitational 2009;" "The Prints of Sean Scully;" "William H. Johnson's World on Paper;" "Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination;" "Saul Steinberg: Illuminations;" "Over the Top: American Posters from World War I;" "Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam;" "Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection;" "Obata's Yosemite;" "The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene;" "Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities;" "Kindred Spirits: Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape;" "Color as Field: American Painting, 1950-1975;" "Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry;" "American ABC: Childhood in 19th Century America;" and "Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, checklists, contracts, schedules, reports, and other related material.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document exhibition planning and production, and curatorial publishing activities at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery during the tenures of Deputy Directors Charles J. Robertson (1986-2001) and Rachel M. Allen (2002- ). Some of the materials date to when the museum was known as the National Museum of American Art. Exhibitions documented include Going West! Quilts and Community; Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke; An Impressionist Sensibility: The Halff Collection; Jean Shin: Common Threads; John Alexander: A Retrospective; Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Glass; The Renwick Invitational: Five Women in Craft; The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft; From the Ground Up: Renwick Craft Invitational 2007; Staged Stories: Renwick Craft Invitational 2009; The Prints of Sean Scully; William H. Johnson's World on Paper; Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination; Saul Steinberg: Illuminations; Over the Top: American Posters from World War I; Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam; Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection; Obata's Yosemite; The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene; Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities; Kindred Spirits: Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape; Color as Field: American Painting, 1950-1975; Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry; American ABC: Childhood in 19th Century America; and Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, checklists, contracts, schedules, reports, and other related material.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2024; Transferring office; 2/23/1988 memorandum, Shaffer to McManus; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 12-070, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Office of the Deputy Director, Exhibition and Publication Records

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Container List

Box 1

Going West! Quilts and Community (Renwick)

Going West - Quilt Show, 2003-2008 (3 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Gohlke

Accommodating Nature: The Photographs of Frank Golke, 2007-2008

Box 1 of 2

An Impressionist Sensibility: The Halff Collection

An Impressionist Sensibility: The Halff Collection, 2005

Box 1 of 2

Jean Shin: Common Threads

Jean Shin: Common Threads, 2008-2009

Box 1 of 2

John Alexander: A Retrospective

John Alexander, 2006-2009

Box 1 of 2

Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Glass (Renwick)

Lino Tagliapietra in Retrospect: A Modern Renaissance in Glass, 2008

Box 1 of 2

The Renwick Invitational: Five Women in Craft (Renwick)

The Renwick Invitational: Five Women in Craft, 1998-2000

Box 1 of 2

The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft (Renwick)

The Renwick Invitational: Four Discoveries in Craft, 2000-2002

Box 1 of 2

From the Ground Up: Renwick Craft Invitational 2007 (Renwick)

Renwick Craft Invitational 2007, 2005-2006

Box 1 of 2

Staged Stories: Renwick Craft Invitational 2009 (Renwick)

Renwick Craft Invitational 2009, 2007-2009

Box 1 of 2

The Prints of Sean Scully

Scully, Sean, 2004-2007

Box 1 of 2

William H. Johnson's World on Paper

William H. Johnson's World on Paper, 2005-2007

Box 1 of 2

Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination

Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination, 2004-2008 (5 folders)

Box 1 of 2

Box 2

Saul Steinberg: Illuminations

Saul Steinberg, 2004-2007

Box 2 of 2

Over the Top: American Posters from World War I

Over the Top, 2007-2008

Box 2 of 2

Elihu Vedder's Drawings for the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam (Traveling exhibition)

Vedder, Rubaiyat, 2005-2007

Box 2 of 2

Ornament as Art: Avant-Garde Jewelry from the Helen Williams Drutt Collection (Renwick)

Ornament as Art, 2007-2010

Box 2 of 2

Obata's Yosemite

Obata in Yosemite, 2005-2009

Box 2 of 2

The Art and Craft of Greene & Greene (Renwick)

Green & Green, 2007-2009

Box 2 of 2

Georgia O'Keeffe and Ansel Adams: Natural Affinities

Georgia O'Keefe and Ansel Adams, 2005-2008

Box 2 of 2

Kindred Spirits: Asher B. Durand and the American Landscape

Durand Exhibition, 2005-2007

Box 2 of 2

Color as Field: American Painting, 1950 1975

Color as Field Painting: American Painting, 1950-1975, 2005-2009

Box 2 of 2

Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry

Christenberry, William (and Folk Art Show), 2004-2008

Box 2 of 2

American ABC: Childhood in 19th Century America

American ABC (FY 2004), 2003-2007

Box 2 of 2

Aaron Douglas: African American Modernist

Aaron Douglas and the Harlem Renaissance, 2006-2008

Box 2 of 2