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Summary

The Smithsonian's underground museum, research, and education complex opens. It consists of two major museums -- the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (a museum of Asian art) and the National Museum of African Art -- as well as the S. Dillon Ripley Center, home to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, the International Center, and the National and Resident Associate Programs. Washington, D.C., Mayor Marion Barry proclaims September 28, "Smithsonian Institution Day." The innovative structure was designed by architect Jean Paul Carlhian of Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbot is located primarily below the Enid A. Haupt Garden in the South Yard of the Smithsonian Institution Building.

Subject

  • Barry, Marion 1936-
  • Carlhian, Jean-Paul
  • South Yard
  • Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbot
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Smithsonian Associates, The
  • Resident Associates Program )
  • National Associates
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • S. Dillon Ripley International Center
  • Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," January 1987, p. 1.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," September 1987, supplement, p. S1-S8.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, "The Torch," October 1987, p. 1.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "Robert McC. Adams Chronology."

Contact information

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

Date

September 28, 1987

Topic

  • Art
  • Openings
  • Museum buildings
  • Art muesums
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • Art, African
  • Buildings
  • New Museums
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • New Museums
  • Art museums
  • Art, Asian
  • Art, African
  • Buildings
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • Museum buildings
  • Openings

Place

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

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