Model of Proposed National Galley of Art

ID: SIA2009-0443

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Model

Date: 1939

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 06-225, Box 55

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Summary

A model of the proposed National Gallery of Art designed by Eero Saarinen. This is the front side of the building. Funding was never secured for the new museum. The building would have housed the collection of what is now the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • Saarinen, Eero 1910-1961
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

The original Neg # 73-13510. See Neg. #SIA2009-0444 for back of the building.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 06-225, Box 55

Contact information

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

Date

1939

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Design
  • Museum buildings
  • Model and modelmaking
  • Architecture
  • Architects
  • Art museums
  • Architecture--Design and plans
  • Architectural design

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Model
  • Photographic print

ID Number

SIA2009-0443

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Model; Medium: Photographic print

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