Barney Studio House Opens to the Public

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The Smithsonian Institution gives first guided visit of Barney Studio. Studio House was created by artist Alice Pike Barney and donated to the Smithsonian by her daughters, Laura and Natalie in 1960. It is administered by the National Museum of American Art, and was renovated to "evoke its original mood and intent as a place of artistic enjoyment."


  • Barney, Alice Pike 1857-1931
  • Barney Studio House (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Barney Studio House brochure, National Museum of American Art, p. Smithsonian Institution, 1983
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1980, p. 349

Contact information

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


November 7, 1979


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