Evans Gallery Opens in NMNH

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Summary

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

Subject

  • 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)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

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

Contact information

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

Date

July 15, 1981

Topic

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

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