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Accession 13-079,  Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central,  Exhibition Records, circa 1988-2012

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: circa 1988-2012
Quantity: 11 cu. ft. (11 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 13-079
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records documenting the development of exhibitions for the Arts and Industries Building, the Smithsonian Institution Building, and the International Gallery. The Arts and Industries Building, Office of Exhibitions was formed when Ellen Dorn was appointed as Director of Exhibitions for the Arts and Industries Building in November 1998. Betsy Burstein Robinson joined the office in 1999 and Seth Waite in 2001. The Arts and Industries Building closed to the public in 2004 and, in late 2005, the staff was transferred under the Office of Exhibits Central as the Special Exhibitions Division where they continued to develop and manage exhibitions in both public and office spaces in the Smithsonian Institution Building (otherwise known as the Castle) as well as in the International Gallery. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, agreements, checklists, exhibition drawings, floor plans, scripts, object lists, budgets, reports, publicity materials, press releases, exhibition catalogs, images, clippings, books, videos, audiotapes, brochures, pamphlets, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Materials dated prior to 1998 were created by Dorn while she was project manager for the traveling exhibition, "America's Smithsonian," or by Anne R. Gassett, Associate Director, International Gallery.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records documenting the development of exhibitions for the Arts and Industries Building, the Smithsonian Institution Building, and the International Gallery. The Arts and Industries Building, Office of Exhibitions was formed when Ellen Dorn was appointed as Director of Exhibitions for the Arts and Industries Building in November 1998. Betsy Burstein Robinson joined the office in 1999 and Seth Waite in 2001. The Arts and Industries Building closed to the public in 2004 and, in late 2005, the staff was transferred under the Office of Exhibits Central as the Special Exhibitions Division where they continued to develop and manage exhibitions in both public and office spaces in the Smithsonian Institution Building (otherwise known as the Castle) as well as in the International Gallery.

Materials include correspondence, memoranda, agreements, checklists, exhibition drawings, floor plans, scripts, object lists, budgets, reports, publicity materials, press releases, exhibition catalogs, images, clippings, books, videos, audiotapes, brochures, pamphlets, and related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.

Materials dated prior to 1998 were created by Dorn while she was project manager for the traveling exhibition, "America's Smithsonian," or by Anne R. Gassett, Associate Director, International Gallery.

This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-079, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Exhibits Central, Exhibition Records

Container List

Box 1

"The AIDS Memorial Quilt - The Names Project Foundation," June 27-July 26, 2012

Box 1 of 11

"Amazon Voyage: Vicious Fishes and Other Riches," April 3-August 6, 2006 (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 11

"America's Smithsonian" - Traveling Exhibition, 1995-1998 (3 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 11

"American Heroes of the Olympic Spirit," June 20-October 12, 2008 (2 folders)

Box 1 of 11

American Idol Desk, 2009

Box 1 of 11

"American Sabor: Latinos in United States Popular Music," October 13, 2007-September 7, 2008 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 11

"Artists at Work," June 23-October 2, 2011 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 11

Arts and Industries, Office of Exhibitions Mission Statement

Box 1 of 11

"The Beatles: Backstage and Behind the Scenes," January 16, 2004-January 2, 2005 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 1 of 11

Box 2

"The Brain: The World Inside Your Head," January 14, 2001-January 6, 2002 (4 folders)

Box 2 of 11

"Buffalo Bill's Wild West Warriors: Photographs by Gertrude Kasebier," April 13-June 15, 2011

Box 2 of 11

"Camelot at Dawn: Jacqueline and John Kennedy in Georgetown, May 1954," September 19, 2003- January 4, 2004

Box 2 of 11

"Celebrating Scotland's Crafts," June 20-September 12, 2003 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 11

"Changing the Face of Power: Women in the U.S. Senate," May 22-September 7, 2003 (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 11

"Cherokee Nation: A Portrait of a People," October 26, 2001-April 9, 2002

Box 2 of 11

"Chicano Visions: American Painters on the Verge," May 2-September 3, 2002 (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 11

"Chinese Script from Oracle Bones to Computer Bytes," March 11-May 31, 2004

Box 2 of 11

"Clash of Empires: The British, French and Indian Wars, 1754-1763," December 15, 2006-July 15, 2007 (3 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 2 of 11

Box 3

"Classically Greek: Coins and Bank Notes from Antiquity to Today," April 10-June 15, 2008 (3 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 11

"Close Up in Black: African American Film Posters," May 7-July 28, 2005

Box 3 of 11

"Colombia at the Smithsonian: Colombian Presence in the Collections of the Smithsonian Institution," September 16, 2006-January 17, 2007 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 11

"Contemporary Argentinean Art," October 12, 2010-January 10, 2011(3 folders)

Box 3 of 11

(includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 11

"Corridos sin Fronteras: A New World Ballad Tradition," February 14-April 17, 2002 (includes electronic records)

Box 3 of 11

Box 4

"Cyprus: Crossroads of Civilization," September 29, 2010-May 1, 2011 (8 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 11

Distinguished Lecture Award, 2005

Box 4 of 11

"Dreams and Reality: Korean American Contemporary Art Celebrating 100 Years of Korean Immigration to America," August 15-September 19, 2003 (includes electronic records)

Box 4 of 11

"Driven: A National Juried Exhibit for Young Artists with Disabilities, Age 16-25," September 15-December 31, 2007

Box 4 of 11

"The Egypt Story: Photographs by Fred J. Maroon," April 9-June 13, 1993

Box 4 of 11

"Eight Wonders from the Salvador Dali Museum," April 2-April 20, 2004

Box 4 of 11

"El Rio: Culture and Environment in the Rio Grande/Rio Bravo Basin," February 14-April 30, 2003

Box 4 of 11

"Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon: Vietnamese America since 1975," January 19-April 1, 2007 (2 folders)

Box 4 of 11

Box 5

"Eyes on the World: Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest," July 1, 2008-February 17, 2009

Box 5 of 11

"Fabric of Survival: The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz," November 11, 2011-January 29, 2012 (includes electronic records)

Box 5 of 11

Facility Reports, 1988 and 1998

Box 5 of 11

"Game Face: What Does a Female Athlete Look Like?" June 27, 2001-January 2, 2002 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 11

"Genome: The Secret of How Life Works," April 1-May 14, 2003 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 5 of 11

"Golden Threads: A Tapestry of Sephardic Experience," 1992

Box 5 of 11

Great Monsters of Mexican Folk Art (BANAMEX), September 5, 2007-January 15, 2008 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 5 of 11

Guards Desk

Box 5 of 11

"The Healer Within," May 28-September 2, 2003

Box 5 of 11

"The Healing Power of Art: Works of Art by Haitian Children after the Earthquake," June 17, 2010-February 27, 2011

Box 5 of 11

"Heart and Hands: Musical Instrument Makers of America," March 7-April 24, 2002

Box 5 of 11

Box 6

"History Through Deaf Eyes," May 9-September 22, 2002 (includes electronic records)

Box 6 of 11

"International Joyce," June 9-June 20, 2005

Box 6 of 11

"In the Russian Tradition: A Historic Collection of 20th-Century Russian Paintings," December 15, 2004-April 10, 2005

Box 6 of 11

"In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite," April 27-October 24, 2004 (6 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 6 of 11

"In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," May 15-July 27, 2003

Box 6 of 11

"The Invisible Industry: Journey Down the Upper Mississippi," April 1-May 12, 2003

Box 6 of 11

"Jamestown, Quebec, Santa Fe: Three North American Beginnings," May 18-November 1, 2009 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 11

"Jim Henson's Fantastic World," July 12-October 5, 2008 (3 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 6 of 11

"Journeys of the Spirit," January 15-March 15, 2003

Box 6 of 11

Box 7

"Juke Joint," September 24-December 28, 2003

Box 7 of 11

"Kaho'olawe: Rebirth of a Sacred Hawaiian Island," June 5-September 2, 2002 (includes electronic records)

Box 7 of 11

"Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta," October 19, 2002-January 20, 2003

Box 7 of 11

"Legendary Coins and Currency," December 8, 2005-February 11, 2008

Box 7 of 11

"Let your Motto Be Resistance," 2006

Box 7 of 11

"Lola Alvarez Bravo," September 5-November 12, 2007 (3 folders)

Box 7 of 11

"The Lost World of James Smithson," April 16, 2007-February 6, 2008

Box 7 of 11

"Made in Northern Ireland: A Dynamic of Change," June 15-September 10, 2007 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 7 of 11

"Main Event: The Ali/Foreman Extravaganza Through the Lens of Howard L. Bingham," January 19-March 27, 2002

Box 7 of 11

"MathAlive," March 10-June 3, 2012 (Folders 1-4 of 8)

Box 7 of 11

Box 8

"MathAlive," March 10-June 3, 2012 (Folders 5-8 of 8) (includes electronic records)

Box 8 of 11

Memorial Quilt Honors Victims of September 11, 2001, 2002

Box 8 of 11

"Mexican Treasures of the Smithsonian," September 5, 2007-January 27, 2008 (6 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 8 of 11

"Miracles Under the Waves: Photographic Art of Akiyoshi Ito," March 2-May 1, 2005

Box 8 of 11

"Momentum: A National Juried Exhibition for Emerging Artists with Disabilities, Ages 16-25," September 7, 2011-January 22, 2012

Box 8 of 11

My Smithsonian Visitor Guide

Box 8 of 11

"My Story . . . Gordon Snidow Retrospective Exhibition," February 7-May 11, 2003 (includes electronic records)

Box 8 of 11

"Myth, Mortals, and Immortality: Works from Museo Soumaya de Mexico," September 13-November 2, 2006 (Folders 1-2 of 4)

Box 8 of 11

Box 9

"Myth, Mortals, and Immortality: Works from Museo Soumaya de Mexico," September 13-November 2, 2006 (Folders 3-4 of 4) (includes electronic records)

Box 9 of 11

"New York, September 11 by Magnum Photographers," May 3-June 30, 2002 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 9 of 11

"Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian," May 4-October 1, 2009 (2 folders)

Box 9 of 11

"On Gold Mountain: A Chinese American Experience," May 18-September 30, 2001

Box 9 of 11

"Our Priceless Heritage: Snapshots in Time from America's Public Lands," September 1-November 30, 2006

Box 9 of 11

"Panamanian Passages," October 14, 2009-May 31, 2010 (3 folders)

Box 9 of 11

"The Patents and Trademarks of Steve Jobs: Art and Technology that Changed the World," May 11-July 8, 2012

Box 9 of 11

"Photo du Jour: David Hume Kennerly's Picture-a-Day Journey Through the First Year of the Millennium," October 1-December 29, 2002

Box 9 of 11

"Porcelains from the Collections of the Correale Museum of Sorento, Italy," April 27, 2004-January 31, 2005

Box 9 of 11

"Posters from the Division of Community Education (DIVEDCO) of Puerto Rico, 1949-1989," September 17, 2008-January 23, 2009 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 9 of 11

Puglia Regione Exhibition, 2006

Box 9 of 11

Box 10

"Read My Pins: The Madeline Albright Collection," June 18-October 17, 2010 (4 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 10 of 11

"Revealing Culture," June 8-August 29, 2010 (3 folders)

Box 10 of 11

"Retratos: 2000 Years of Latin Americans Portraits," October 21, 2005-January 8, 2006 (includes electronic records)

Box 10 of 11

"Road to Freedom: Photographs of the Civil Rights Movement, 1956-1968," November 8, 2008-March 9, 2009 (2 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 10 of 11

"Santos: Substance and Soul," September 17, 2000-March 31, 2001

Box 10 of 11

"The Silk Road Ensemble: Portraits and Places," June 19-July 11, 2002

Box 10 of 11

"Singgalot: Ties that Bind - From Colonial Subjects and 'National' to Citizens, A Century of Filipino," May 18-August 20, 2006

Box 10 of 11

Smithsonian Children's Room Surface Project, 2010

Box 10 of 11

"Southern Identity: Contemporary Argentine Art," October 11, 2010-January 23, 2011

Box 10 of 11

"Spiritual Visions: The Religious Images of Boriken, Puerto Rico" - Proposed exhibition, 2008

Box 10 of 11

"Stamps of Approval," August 12-September 25, 2011

Box 10 of 11

Box 11

"Theatre in Revolution: Russian Avant-Garde Stage Design, 1913-1935" - Proposed Exhibition, 1992

Box 11 of 11

"The Third Worldwide Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature of the World Federation of Miniatures," June 19-July 12, 2004

Box 11 of 11

"Time Magazine: Person of the Year at 75," July 3-September 5, 2002 (includes electronic records)

Box 11 of 11

Various Events

Box 11 of 11

Various VSA Arts Programs: Accelerate, Green Light, Destination Anywhere, Expressing Freedom, and Driving Force (includes electronic records)

Box 11 of 11

"Walter Inglis Anderson: Everything I See is New and Strange," September 25, 2003-January 11, 2004

Box 11 of 11

"The Welsh Table," June 22-September 21, 2009

Box 11 of 11

"Women and Spirit: Catholic Sisters in America," January 15-April 25, 2010 (4 folders) (includes electronic records)

Box 11 of 11

"Within the Emperor's Garden, the Ten Thousand Springs Pavilion," April 18-June 3, 2007 (3 folders)

Box 11 of 11

"Worthy of the Nation: Planning America's Capital," October 10, 2007-February 14, 2008

Box 11 of 11