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The article describes the Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex and its various pavilions, discusses the problems involved with the introduction of daylight into the underground galleries and the sealing off of most of the skylights, and refers to the many changes the curators made in the design of exhibition space and their architectural alterations.


  • Haupt, Enid A
  • Carlhian, Jean-Paul
  • Renwick, James 1818-1895
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbot
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)


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Architectural Record (Journal)

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  • Museum buildings
  • Design
  • Architects
  • Architecture
  • Architectural design


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

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Page numbers: 112-121

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