Model of Proposed National Gallery 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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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.


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


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

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

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



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


Washington (D.C.)


  • Model
  • Photographic print

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

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