Exhibition Records, 1978-2013

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This accession consists of the exhibition records of Elizabeth Broun, Director, Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), 1989-2016. Museum exhibits took place at both SAAM and the Renwick Gallery. Particularly well documented is the exhibit, "Albert Pinkham Ryder." Some materials date to when Broun was the Chief Curator and Assistant Director, as well as from when the museum was known as the National Museum of American Art and the National Collection of Fine Arts. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, exhibit schedules, exhibit guidelines, floor plans, brochures, images, educational guides, symposium records, proposals, press kits, brochures, clippings, and other related records.


  • Broun, Elizabeth
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of the Director
  • National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Office of the Director
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of the Deputy Director
  • Renwick Gallery
  • Albert Pinkham Ryder (Exhibition) (1990: Washington, D.C.)
  • James Hampton: The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nation's Millennium General Assembly (Exhibition) (1976: Washington, D.C.)
  • The Engravings of Marcantonio Raimondi (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)
  • The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920 (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)
  • Made with Passion: The Hemphill Folk Art Collection of the National Museum of American Art (Exhibition) (1990-1991: Washington, D.C.)
  • Homecoming: William H. Johnson and Afro-America, 1938-1946 (Exhibition) (1991-1992: Washington, D.C.)
  • Between Home and Heaven: Contemporary American Landscape Photography (Exhibition) (1992: Washington, D.C.)
  • Memory and Metaphor: The Art of Romare Bearden, 1940-1987 (Exhibition) (1992-1993: Washington, D.C.)
  • Thomas Cole: Landscape into History (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)
  • Free Within Ourselves: African American Art from the National Museum of American Art (Exhibition) (1994-1995: Washington, D.C.)
  • KPMG Peat Marwick Collection of American Craft: A Gift to the Renwick Gallery (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)
  • Contemporary Crafts and the Saxe Collection (Exhibition) (1994: Washington, D.C.)
  • Inventing a Better Mousetrap: Patent Models from the Rothschild Collection (Exhibition) (2011-2013: Washington, D.C.)
  • The Great American Hall of Wonders (Exhibition) (2011-2012: Washington, D.C.)
  • Thomas Day: Master Craftsman and Free Man of Color (Exhibition) (2013: Washington, D.C,)


  • Electronic List in accession file.
  • Folder List in accession file.
  • For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.



Repository Loc.

Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520


  • 1978
  • 1978-2013

Restrictions & Rights

Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2029; Transferring office; 1/14/2009 memorandum, Toda to Howard; Contact reference staff for details


  • Art museums
  • Education
  • Museums
  • Women museum directors
  • Museums--Educational aspects
  • Museum exhibits
  • Art museum directors
  • Art museum curators


  • Manuscripts
  • Collection descriptions
  • Clippings
  • Brochures
  • Floor plans
  • Color photographs

Local number

SIA Acc. 23-010

Physical description

1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)

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