Laurence Sickman at Fifth Charles Lang Freer Presentation Ceremony

ID: SIA2011-2822

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Event

Date: September 11, 1973

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 02-007, Box 1, Folder: Freer Medal Sept. 1973-Laurence Sickman

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Summary

Laurence Sickman, a connoisseur and scholar of Chinese art who built one of the world's best collections of Chinese paintings, sculpture and furniture at the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery and Atkins Museum of Fine Arts in Kansas City, Missouri, stands behind a podium at the ceremony at which he receives the fifth Charles Lang Freer Medal. The award honors distinguished career contributions made by scholars in the history of art.

Subject

  • Sickman, L. C. S (Laurence C. S.)
  • Charles Lang Freer Medal

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

  • Laurence Chalfant Stevens Sickman (1907-1988) was an American academic, art historian, sinologist and Director of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • See Neg. #s SIA2011-2823, SIA2011-2824, and SIA2011-2825 for additional photos of the award ceremony for Laurence Sickman.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 02-007, Box 1, Folder: Freer Medal Sept. 1973-Laurence Sickman

Contact information

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

Date

September 11, 1973

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Topic

  • Rites and ceremonies
  • Art
  • Awards
  • Historians
  • Art, Oriental
  • Museums
  • Art historians
  • Medals
  • Art, Asian
  • Missouri
  • Ceremonies
  • Museum directors

Place

Missouri

Form/Genre

  • Event
  • Photographic print
  • Person, candid

ID Number

SIA2011-2822

Physical description

Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 5w x 7h; Type of Image: Person, candid; Event; Medium: Photographic print

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