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The exhibition "Red, Hot & Blue! A Smithsonian Salute to the American Musical" opens at the National Portrait Gallery. The exhibition, jointly organized with the National Museum of American History, contains 450 images, posters, set models, costumes, audio/video clips and other rare memorabilia from American Musicals on Broadway and from Hollywood. The exhibition was curated by Dwight Bowers and Amy Henderson, and will continue through July 6, 1997.


  • Bowers, Dwight Blocker
  • Henderson, Amy
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • National Portrait Gallery (U.S.)
  • Red, Hot and Blue! A Smithsonian Salute to the American Musical (Exhibition) (1996: Washington, D.C.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Smithsonian Institution Archives, Reference File, "The Torch," October 1996, p. 1.

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


October 25, 1996


  • Art museums
  • Costume
  • Music
  • Exhibit openings
  • Exhibitions
  • Posters, American
  • Musicals


  • Broadway (New York, N.Y.)
  • Hollywood (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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