Opening of the Adams-Clement Collection

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The ceremonies commemorating the opening of the Adams-Clement Collection are held in the west hall of the Arts and Industries Building. Speeches are given by Dr. Remington Kellogg, director of the United States National Museum; Dr. Alexander Wetmore, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; art historian Katharine McCook Knox; and General Ulysses S. Grant, III, president of the American Planning and Civic Association. The collection was donated by Mary Louisa Adams Clement to the Smithsonian Institution in 1950.


  • Grant, U. S (Ulysses S.) 1881-1968
  • Kellogg, Remington 1893-1969
  • Knox, Katharine McCook
  • Wetmore, Alexander 1886-
  • Arts and Industries Building)
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • Smithsonian American Art 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

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April 18, 1951


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