Adams-Clement Collection Donated

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Mary Louisa Adams Clement, descendent of John Adams and John Quincy Adams, presents the Adams-Clement Collection to the Smithsonian Institution for the National Collection of Fine Arts and the United States National Museum. The collection consists of over 600 portraits (including portraits by Gilbert Stuart), costumes, furniture and jewelry belonging to the family. The portraits are given to the NCFA; all else is given to the USNM.


  • Clement, Mary Louisa Adams
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • United States National Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Smithsonian Institution, The Opening of the Adams-Clement Collection, Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution, 1951, p. 3
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1951, p. 6

Contact information

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


June 1, 1950


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  • Museums
  • Gifts
  • Art objects
  • Museum exhibits

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