Group Drawing a Spider Monkey at Zoo

ID: SIA2007-0146

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Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: c. 1976

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 326, Box 37, Folder 9: Exhibits. "Animals in Art, Sketch-ins," 1976-1979. Includes photographs

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Summary

As a part in the International Animals in Art program, The National Zoo conducted a series of public drawing workshops called "Sketch-Ins" in 1976, 1977 and 1978. A group of visitors, attending the "Animals in Art, Sketch-ins," are drawing a spider monkey, probably the one named Alice, who is in its cage at the National Zoological Park (NZP).

Subject

National Zoological Park (U.S.)

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Office of Education at the National Zoo sponsored workshops to bring animals to people's attention through art. Sketch materials were furnished and noted local artists volunteered as teachers to both novice and more experienced sketchers. (Washington Post, 12/15/1977)

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 326, Box 37, Folder 9: Exhibits. "Animals in Art, Sketch-ins," 1976-1979. Includes photographs

Contact information

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

Date

c. 1976

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Art in education
  • Animals
  • Spider Monkeys
  • Primates
  • Monkeys
  • Zoo visitors

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid
  • Animal, candid

ID Number

SIA2007-0146

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 9.5w x 6h; Type of Image: Person, candid; animal; Medium: Photographic print

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