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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 13-238

Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office

Exhibition Records, 1989-2011

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1989-2011
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 13-238
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 (SAAM) and the Renwick Gallery. Curators represented include George Gurney and guest curator, Claire Perry. Also includes materials from when the museum was known as the National Museum of American Art (NMAA). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, installation plans, checklists, floor plans, images, label scripts, schedules, layouts, meeting notes, permissions, publication records, fundraising records, lectures, symposia records, press releases, loan records, and clippings.

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 (SAAM) and the Renwick Gallery. Curators represented include George Gurney and guest curator, Claire Perry. Also includes materials from when the museum was known as the National Museum of American Art (NMAA). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, installation plans, checklists, floor plans, images, label scripts, schedules, layouts, meeting notes, permissions, publication records, fundraising records, lectures, symposia records, press releases, loan records, and clippings.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2027; Boxes 1-2 and 4 contain materials restricted indefinitely, see finding aid; Transferring office; 01/08/2007 memorandum, Toda to Earle; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-238, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Curatorial Office, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

American Experience (permanent gallery)

Checklists and floor plans, 2004

Box 1 of 6

Meeting notes, 2004-2006

Box 1 of 6

We the People layout, 2005-2006

Box 1 of 6

We the People - Lee Friedlander installation, 2006

Box 1 of 6

Folk Art (permanent gallery)

Folk art, 2005

Box 1 of 6

Script, 2005

Box 1 of 6

Wall layout and labels, 2005

Box 1 of 6

Road Trip (first floor, north gallery)

Road Trip, 2006

Box 1 of 6

Decorative Arts (permanent galleries)

David Hanks, 2004-2005

Box 1 of 6

Meeting notes, 2004-2006

Box 1 of 6

Linda Kaufman, 2004

Box 1 of 6

Charles Robertson, 2004

Box 1 of 6

White House, 2005

Box 1 of 6

Castle Collection, 2004

Box 1 of 6

Cooper-Hewitt, 2004-2005

Box 1 of 6

National Museum of American History (NMAH) - Decorative arts, 2004

Box 1 of 6

NMAH - Ceramics, 2004

Box 1 of 6

Loans - NMAH - Textiles, 2004

Box 1 of 6

Labels, 2005

Box 1 of 6

White House labels, 2005

Box 1 of 6

Kaufman labels, 2005

Box 1 of 6

Revisiting the White City: Art at the 1893 World's Fair (1993)

Proposal

Box 1 of 6

Checklists, 1991

Box 1 of 6

Label text

Box 1 of 6

Lender files (27 folders) [PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED]

Box 1 of 6

Box 2

Lender files (66 folders) [PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED]

Box 2 of 6

Exhibition catalog - Permissions, 1991-1992 (3 folders)

Box 2 of 6

Exhibition catalog - Footnote text

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

Time Out! Sports in Art (1997-1998)

General, 1997

Box 3 of 6

George Catlin and His Indian Gallery (Renwick, 2002-2003)

General, 1997-2001

Box 3 of 6

1997/1998 Moran Gallery layout second floor

Box 3 of 6

2000 Grand Salon layout

Box 3 of 6

2003 layout of Grand Salon and entrance door first floor/Text Grand Salon portraits of 49 tribes

Box 3 of 6

Ephemera images used

Box 3 of 6

Traveling exhibition, 1999

Box 3 of 6

Funding - Grants, 1999-2001

Box 3 of 6

Funding - Smithsonian Institution Women's Committee, 1999-2001

Box 3 of 6

Correspondence - Brian Dippie, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Correspondence - Therese Heyman, 1999-2002

Box 3 of 6

Correspondence - Christopher Mulvey, 1999-2000

Box 3 of 6

Correspondence - Joan Troccoli, 1999

Box 3 of 6

Correspondence - Rick West, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Correspondence - Paul Ruther, 1999-2001

Box 3 of 6

Virtual tour, 2002

Box 3 of 6

Audio guide selections, 2002

Box 3 of 6

Website information, 2001-2002

Box 3 of 6

Website - Focus groups, 2000-2001

Box 3 of 6

Transcripts of interviews by Education for website, 2002

Box 3 of 6

2003 exhibition guide adapted from the 1848 original

Box 3 of 6

Film script, 2002

Box 3 of 6

Panel drafts, 2002

Box 3 of 6

Project meetings and schedule, 2002

Box 3 of 6

Exhibition prep notes, 2001

Box 3 of 6

Captions - Joan Troccoli, 2001-2002

Box 3 of 6

Book meeting notes

Box 3 of 6

Book illustrations, 2000

Box 3 of 6

Book response, 2002

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Budgets and prospectus, 2001-2002

Box 4 of 6

Funding proposals, 2001-2002

Box 4 of 6

Geremy Butler Photography, 2000-2001

Box 4 of 6

Non-art objects list

Box 4 of 6

National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI), 2002-2003

Box 4 of 6

Lender files (25 files) [PERMANENTLY RESTRICTED]

Box 4 of 6

Tribal affiliations, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Accession number changes, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Name/Title changes, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Names, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Labels, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Panel text, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Gallery talk, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Paintings by tribes with ratings

Box 4 of 6

Old layout checklists, 2001

Box 4 of 6

Paintings by location, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Grand Salon, 2001-2002

Box 4 of 6

Layout and design - Tipi, 2001

Box 4 of 6

Handheld devices, 2001

Box 4 of 6

Niche photos, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Niche photos - From book essays

Box 4 of 6

Niche layout - Catlin, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Permissions - Archives of American Art, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Permissions - National Anthropological Archives (NAA), 2002

Box 4 of 6

Permissions - Smithsonian Institution Archives, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Permissions - PAFA, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Permissions - SIL, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Permissions - Westminster City Council, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Miniatures in the show - Washington, D.C., 2002

Box 4 of 6

Nez Perce, 2001

Box 4 of 6

Current checklist - Tour, 2001-2002

Box 4 of 6

Tour - Venue letters

Box 4 of 6

Symposium, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Tours, 2002-2003

Box 4 of 6

Acknowledgments, 2002-2003

Box 4 of 6

Audio, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Banners, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Book, 2001-2003

Box 4 of 6

Book images, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Brochure

Box 4 of 6

President Bush - Patron

Box 4 of 6

Business Ventures, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Catlinite, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Credit line, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Docent talk, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Film, 2002

Box 4 of 6

Box 5

Checklists, 2001-2002

Box 5 of 6

Christian Feest, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Fundraising, 2001

Box 5 of 6

Grand Salon, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Grand Salon text, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Catlin actor, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Installation, 2001

Box 5 of 6

Interactive jigsaw puzzle, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Map, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Miniatures, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Christopher Mulvey, 1999

Box 5 of 6

Presentation

Box 5 of 6

Press, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Programs, 2001

Box 5 of 6

Palm Court, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Renwick furniture, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Special Exhibition Fund (SEF), 2002

Box 5 of 6

Sketchbook, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Tipi, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Timeline, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Indian timeline, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Tombstones, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Voices, 2002

Box 5 of 6

Wow room, 2001-2002

Box 5 of 6

Weekly notes, 2002

Box 5 of 6

1965 at NMNH

Box 5 of 6

Other collections considered and ideas, 1998-2000 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry (2006-2007)

Script drafts, 2004-2007

Box 5 of 6

Correspondence, 2005-2006

Box 5 of 6

Wall layout and labels, 2005 (2 folders)

Box 5 of 6

1934: A New Deal for Artists (2009-2010)

Installation plans, 2008

Box 5 of 6

General, 2009

Box 5 of 6

Checklists, 2008

Box 5 of 6

Press, 2008-2010

Box 5 of 6

Label entries, 2008

Box 5 of 6

Publication, 2008

Box 5 of 6

Tour letter, 2008

Box 5 of 6

Tour packet, 2008

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Christo and Jeanne-Claude: Remembering the Running Fence (2010)

Correspondence, 2006-2008

Box 6 of 6

Exhibition proposal and budget, 2008

Box 6 of 6

Publication, 2008-2010

Box 6 of 6

Publication - Photographs and copyright, 2009-2010

Box 6 of 6

Publication - Authors, 2008-2009

Box 6 of 6

Fundraising, 2008-2009

Box 6 of 6

Production meetings, 2009

Box 6 of 6

Exhibition design, 2008-2010

Box 6 of 6

Exhibition plans, 2009

Box 6 of 6

Exhibition kiosks, 2009

Box 6 of 6

Maps of how long the fence would stretch in Washington, D.C. and New York

Box 6 of 6

Press release, 2009

Box 6 of 6

Exhibition reviews and media, 2010

Box 6 of 6

Wolfram Hissen film, 2008-2010

Box 6 of 6

Maysles film, 2008

Box 6 of 6

Opening events, 2009-2010

Box 6 of 6

Tour, 2010

Box 6 of 6

The Great American Hall of Wonders (2011-2012)

General, 2008-2010

Box 6 of 6

Checklists, 2008-2011 (2 folders)

Box 6 of 6

Loans, 2010

Box 6 of 6

Labels, 2011

Box 6 of 6

Publicity images, 2011

Box 6 of 6

Docent training materials, 2011

Box 6 of 6

Made in Chicago: The Koffler Collection (2011-2012)

General, 2010-2011

Box 6 of 6