George Gustav Heye Center Opens in New York

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Summary

The George Gustav Heye Center of the National Museum of the American Indian, located in the Alexander Hamilton Customs House in New York City opened with three inaugural exhibitions. "Creation's Journey: Masterworks of Native American Identity and Beliefs," "All Roads are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture," "And This Path We Travel: Celebrations of Contemporary Native American Creativity." The 1907 Customs House is a Beaux Art building designed by architect Cass Gilbert.

Subject

  • Gilbert, Cass 1859-1934
  • Alexander Hamilton Customs House
  • And This Path We Travel: Celebrations of Contemporary Native American Creativity (Exhibition) (1994: New York, N.Y.)
  • Creation's Journey: Masterworks of Native American Identity and Beliefs (Exhibition)
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.).) George Gustav Heye Center
  • National Museum of the American Indian (U.S.)
  • All Roads are Good: Native Voices on Life and Culture (Exhibition) (1994-1995 : New York, N.Y.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Year 1995. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1996, pg. 52.

Contact information

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

Date

October 30, 1994

Topic

  • Architecture
  • Openings
  • Historians
  • New Museums
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Museums
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America--Museums

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