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Summary

The National Museum of American Art, now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, begins selling 79 works from its collection (55 American and 24 non-American) at a series of public auctions at Christie, Manson & Woods, New York. Funds from the sale of the deaccessioned works are to be used for the purchase of other, more relevant works.

Subject

  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, "The Torch," November 1985, p. 2.

Contact information

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

Date

September 1985

Topic

  • Art
  • Deaccessions
  • Art museums
  • Art auctions
  • Art objects

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