List of FDR Exhibits Planned for Centennial

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Exhibits for 100th anniversary of Franklin D. Roosevelt's birth, January 30, 1882, include: (1) "Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The Intimate Presidency," installed at National Museum of American History. (2) "FDR: The Early Years" opens January 28, National Portrait Gallery. (3) "Five Distinguished Alumni: The WPA Federal Art Project" opens January 21 at the Hirshhorn, includes the works of Willem de Kooning, Ibram Lassaw, Alice Neel, James Brooks, and Ilya Bolotowsky. (4) "Roosevelt's America: New Deal Paintings from the National Museum of American Art" opens January 9. (5) "The Flying Roosevelts" (January 25- July 1) opens at the National Air and Space Museum. (6) "Mary McLeod Bethune and Roosevelt's Black Cabinet" opens at Anacostia on January 24.


  • Bethune, Mary McLeod 1875-1955
  • Bolotowsky, Ilya 1907-
  • Brooks, James 1906-
  • De Kooning, Willem 1904-
  • Lassaw, Ibram 1913-
  • Neel, Alice 1900-
  • Roosevelt, Franklin D (Franklin Delano) 1882-1945
  • Anacostia Community Museum
  • Federal Art Project
  • Flying Roosevelts, The (Exhibition) (1882: Washington, D.C.)
  • Franklin Delano Roosevelt: The Intimate Presidency (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden)
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • Roosevelt's America: New Deal Paintings from the National Museum of American Art (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)
  • Works Progress Administration (WPA)
  • United States President
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • FDR: The Early Years (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)
  • Five Distinguished Alumni: The W.P.A. Federal Art Project (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)
  • Mary McLeod Bethune and Roosevelt's Black Cabinet (Exhibition) (1982: Washington, D.C.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 4, "The Torch," January 1982, p. 1.

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January, 1982


  • Anniversaries
  • Art museums
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • New Deal, 1933-1939

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