First Stern Fellows Conduct Research at Freer

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The Howard P. Stern Memorial Fund, created to honor the late director of the Freer Gallery of Art, supports its first research fellows. According to The Smithsonian Torch, the fund was set up "to increase understanding and appreciation of Japanese art." The first Stern fellows are Professor Kōji Nakamura of Nara Women's College in Japan, former curator of painting at the Kyoto National Museum, and Professor Eiichi Taguchi of the Tokyo College of Arts.


  • Stern, Harold P
  • Nakamura, Koji
  • Taguchi, Eiichi 1944-
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • Howard P. Stern Memorial Fund Freer Gallery of Art


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Bliss, Susan. "Freer Gallery: Regents' Fellow is S.I.'s First in Art History Studies." The Smithsonian Torch (October 1980): 2.

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