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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 14-229

National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director

Exhibition Records, 2000-2005

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 2000-2005
Quantity: 2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 14-229
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of exhibition records related to "George Washington: A National Treasure," a traveling exhibition of the Lansdowne portrait of George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796. The traveling exhibition went to the following venues: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 15-June 16, 2002), Las Vegas Art Museum (June 28-October 27, 2002), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (November 7, 2002-March 9, 2003), Seattle Art Museum (March 21-July 20, 2003), The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (August 1-November 30, 2003), Oklahoma City Museum of Art (December 12, 2003-April 11, 2004), Arkansas Art Center (April 23-August 22, 2004), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Fall 2004). Also documented are the exhibitions, "A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery" and "Portraits of the Presidents from the National Portrait Gallery." Also documented in the 50-State George Washington Educational Initiative meant to help inform educators about the life and George Washington and the contributions he made to the history and culture of the United States. People represented in the collection include Marc Pachter, Director and Pie Friendly, Head, External Affairs. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, contracts, images, brochures, press releases, video and audio recordings, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of exhibition records related to George Washington: A National Treasure, a traveling exhibition of the Lansdowne portrait of George Washington painted by Gilbert Stuart in 1796. The traveling exhibition went to the following venues: The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (February 15-June 16, 2002), Las Vegas Art Museum (June 28-October 27, 2002), Los Angeles County Museum of Art (November 7, 2002-March 9, 2003), Seattle Art Museum (March 21-July 20, 2003), The Minneapolis Institute of Arts (August 1-November 30, 2003), Oklahoma City Museum of Art (December 12, 2003-April 11, 2004), Arkansas Art Center (April 23-August 22, 2004), and The Metropolitan Museum of Art (Fall 2004). Also documented are the exhibitions, A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery and Portraits of the Presidents from the National Portrait Gallery.

Also documented in the 50-State George Washington Educational Initiative meant to help inform educators about the life and George Washington and the contributions he made to the history and culture of the United States. People represented in the collection include Marc Pachter, Director and Pie Friendly, Head, External Affairs. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, contracts, images, brochures, press releases, video and audio recordings, and clippings. Some materials are in electronic format.

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Use Restriction

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 4/20/2001 memorandum, Alers to Kurfehs; Contact reference staff for details.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 14-229, National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Donald W. Reynolds Foundation - Lansdowne portrait, 2001-2005 (2 folders)

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Correspondence - Senator Harry Reid, 2004

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The Patriot Papers publication - Design and production, 2002-2003

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Lansdowne education, 2003-2004

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Lansdowne acquisition, 2000-2001

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Lansdowne video proposals, 2001

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Hillman and Carr - Video and computer interactives, 2002 (2 folders)

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Royal Oak Communications - Video - "George Washington: Journey of an Icon," 2001-2003 (2 folders)

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Lansdowne - Oklahoma City Museum of Art - Publicity, 2003

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Lansdowne - Seattle Art Museum - Publicity 2003

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Lansdowne - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Publicity, 2003

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Lansdowne - The Minneapolis Institute of Arts - Publicity, 2003

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Lansdowne - Las Vegas Art Museum - Publicity, 2002

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Lansdowne - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Publicity, 2002

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50-State George Washington Educational Initiative, 2002

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50-State George Washington Educational Initiative - Tennessee, 2002

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50-State George Washington Educational Initiative - Kansas City, 2002

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50-State George Washington Educational Initiative - Carson City, Nevada, 2002

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50-State George Washington Educational Initiative - South Carolina, 2002

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Lansdowne - Arkansas Art Center - Teacher workshop, 2004

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Lansdowne website proposals, 2001

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Lansdowne website, 2001

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Student fund raising - Pasadena, Texas, 2001

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Marketing plan, 2001-2004

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Marketing - Tour report, 2005

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Box 2

Images and Video

Lansdowne cartoon by Richard Thompson from Art News - Photographs

Box 2 of 2

Washington Post cover with Marc Pachter and Lansdowne portrait - Photographs and transparencies, March 14, 2001

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Lansdowne press conference - Photographs, March 2001

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Lansdowne - Las Vegas Art Museum - Photographs, 2002

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Lansdowne - The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston - Press conference and reception - Images, 2002 (electronic records)

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Lansdowne - Los Angeles County Museum of Art - Event, 2002 (electronic records)

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NPG dinners, June 28-29, 2002

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Face to Face: A Portrait of George Washington - Ford Free Sunday Family Day, Minneapolis Institute of Art, October 12, 2003 (electronic records)

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Tennessee - George Washington Education Day - West Elementary School, December 17, 2002 (electronic records)

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Nevada - George Washington Education Day, October 21, 2002 (electronic records)

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The George Washington Living History Tour - Washington, March 21-23, 2003 (electronic records)

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Kiosk and website screenshots, 2002 (electronic records)

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Lansdowne portrait of George Washington - Audio tour, 2002 (electronic records)

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Marc Pachter and Margaret Thatcher images

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"Portraits of the Presidents from the National Portrait Gallery" - Opening at George Bush Presidential Library - Images, 2000

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"A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery" - Audio recording, November 19, 2003 (audiocassette)

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"George Washington: A National Treasure" - Media Highlights Reel, TRT - 57:00, VHS, February 15, 2002 to August 22, 2004

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"George Washington: Journey of an Icon," TRT - 18:30, VHS, September 2003

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Lansdowne compilation tape - B-Roll, TRT - 26:24, BetacamSP, February 8, 2002

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