Quadrangle Groundbreaking

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Ground is broken for the new Center for African, Near Eastern, and Asian Cultures, also known as the Quadrangle, which will house a new museum of Asian art (the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery), the National Museum of African Art, and the International Center.


  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • S. Dillon Ripley International Center) International Gallery
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • S. Dillon Ripley International Center


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "S. Dillon Ripley Chronology."

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


June 21, 1983


  • Architecture
  • Groundbreaking
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • Buildings
  • Building

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