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Summary

The private collector Teodoro Vidal has donated 3,500 objects of his collection of Puerto Rican art to the Smithsonian Institution. Most of the collection will be housed at the National Museum of American History with several dozen being added to the permanent collection at the National Museum of American Art, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Subject

  • Vidal, Teodoro
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • National Museum of American History (U.S.) (NMAH)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Reference File, "The Torch," January 1998, p. 1, 3.

Contact information

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

Date

1997

Topic

  • Art
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Gifts
  • Art--Collectors and collecting
  • Art, Puerto Rican

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