Gellatly Collection's Formal Opening

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Summary

The collection, donated by John Gellatly in 1929, is formally opened to the public. The National Gallery of Art (later renamed the National Collection of Fine Arts and now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum) presents the exhibition in the Natural History Building of the United States National Museum.

Subject

  • Gellatly, John 1853-1931
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian)
  • United States National Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Natural History Building

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution, Catalog of American and European Paintings in the Gellatly Collection (4th Edition), Baltimore, MD. The Lord Baltimore Press, 1954, p. 5

Contact information

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

Date

June 22, 1933

Topic

  • Art
  • Benefactors
  • Openings
  • Museums
  • Gifts
  • History
  • Art--History
  • Art objects
  • Museum exhibits

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