Evans Gallery Opens in NMNH

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The Thomas M. Evans Gallery, designed to display special Smithsonian exhibits and important traveling loan exhibitions, opens in the National Museum of Natural History. The formal designation is made at a dinner held July 14, 1981, immediately prior to the opening of the gallery's first exhibit, "5,000 Years of Korean Art." The Gallery is named for a New York philanthropist whose contribution made the construction possible


  • Evans, Thomas E
  • 5,000 Years of Korean Art (Exhibition) (1981: Washington, D.C.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • Thomas M. Evans Gallery (NHB)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," July 1981, p. 1.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "S. Dillon Ripley Chronology."

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July 15, 1981


  • Art
  • Openings
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Art, Korean

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