NMAA Acquires 378 Folk Art Objects

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Summary

The National Museum of American Art, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, acquires 378 folk art objects of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries, a purchase and a major gift from Herbert Waide Hamphill, Jr., whose holdings are acknowledged to be among the finest in private hands in the United States today.

Subject

  • Hamphill, Herbert Waide Jr
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1987. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1988, p. 12.

Contact information

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

Date

December 30, 1986

Topic

  • Art
  • Gifts
  • Folk art
  • Art objects

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