Exhibit of Art Work from "Animals in Art, Sketch-ins"

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At the National Zoo, an exhibit of artwork by sketchers, who participated in the "Animals in Art, Sketch-ins", is being viewed by two visitors. On the wall to the left are sketches of the pandas at the zoo at that time.


National Zoological Park (U.S.)


Historic Images of the Smithsonian


Office of Education at the National Zoo sponsored workshops to bring animals to man'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



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  • Art in education
  • Zoos
  • Education
  • Pandas
  • Museums
  • Zoo visitors
  • Museums--Educational aspects


Washington (D.C.)

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Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 9.5w 6.5h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Art work; Medium: Photographic print

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