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The construction of the new museum complex in the South Yard, behind the Smithsonian Institution Building, is approved by Congress in Public Law 97-199. It will house the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, National Museum of African Art, the S. Dillon Ripley International Center and the Enid A. Haupt Garden.


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


Chronology of Smithsonian History


The Smithsonian's Center for African, Near Eastern and Asian Cultures Fact Sheet.

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


June 22, 1982


  • Architecture
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • Buildings


Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)

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