Joseph Henry Becomes Corcoran Gallery of Art Trustee

ID:

Creator:

Form/Genre:

Date: April 24, 1873

Citation:

Close
Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact photos@si.edu.
Download IIIF Manifest Request permissions Download image Print

Narrow Your Results

Reset

Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.
 

Summary

Smithsonian Secretary Joseph Henry is elected to the Board of Trustees of the newly established Corcoran Gallery of Art. He would serve on a committee charged with developing the roles of the museum's director and curator. He would also be asked to help acquire art and the means for transporting works to the museum. The museum would open on January 19, 1874.

Subject

  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Painting of the Corcoran Gallery, by Frederic Schuler Briggs, c. 1870. Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number SIA2011-143.
  • Rothenberg, Marc, et al, eds. The Papers of Joseph Henry, Volume 11, January 1866-December 1878: The Smithsonian Years. Washington, D.C.: Science History Publications, 2007, pp. 471, 473, 474.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1874, p. 44 (http://biodiversitylibrary.org/page/7913096).

Contact information

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

Date

April 24, 1873

Topic

  • Art
  • Openings
  • Secretaries
  • History
  • Art--History

Full Record

View Full Record