Pope Becomes Director of FGA

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Summary

John Alexander Pope (b. 8/4/1906- d. 9/18/1982) becomes director of the Freer Gallery of Art. He retires as director in August 1971, but remains with the Gallery as director emeritus and specialist in Far Eastern ceramics. He dies in September 1982.

Subject

  • Pope, John Alexander 1906-
  • Freer Gallery of Art

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, "The Torch," November 1982, p. 2.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1982. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1983, p. 182-3.

Contact information

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

Date

1962

Topic

  • Art museums
  • Deaths
  • Retirement
  • Art museum directors

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