Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for AMSG & NMAfA

ID: 87-13539-34 or 87-13539.34

Creator: Tinsley, Jeffrey Wayne 1947-2017

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1987

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 410, Box 3, Folder: Sept. 28 Event

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Summary

Ribbon cutting ceremony for the inauguration of the Smithsonian Institution's two new museums: The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Asian Art) on the left with pyramided roof, and the National Museum of African Art with domed roof on the right. Hundreds of people crowded the Enid A. Haupt Garden which sits atop the underground museums. This photo was at about 12:25 p.m. as 2,500 blue and yellow balloons filled the sky over the National Mall in Washington, D.C., September 28, 1987. Visible to the left behind the Sackler is the copper-domed kiosk which is the public entrance to the S. Dillon Ripley International Center located on the third and deepest level of the complex, the Quadrangle. In the center is the Enid A. Haupt Garden with the Smithsonian Institution Building behind.

Author

Tinsley, Jeffrey Wayne 1947-2017

Subject

  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • South Yard
  • S. Dillon Ripley International Center

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 410, Box 3, Folder: Sept. 28 Event

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1987

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Openings
  • New Museums
  • Kiosk
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • Event

Place

  • Mall, The (Washington, D.C.)
  • Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Event

ID Number

87-13539-34 or 87-13539.34

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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