"The Capital Image" Opens, NMAA

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"The Capital Image: Painters in Washington, 1800-1915" opens at the National Museum of American Art, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, with 250 paintings, prints, photographs, and sculptures on the early cultural life of the city.


  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Capital Image: Painters in Washington, 1800-1915 (Exhibition) (1983: Washington, D.C.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1984. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985, p. 402.

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


October 19, 1983


  • Graphic arts
  • Art
  • Sculpture
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Art objects
  • Photographs
  • Prints


Washington (D.C.)

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