Paintings from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation Collection: A View of the Protean Century

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Summary

Written before a museum was created for the Hirshhorn Foundation Collection. An introduction gives a general description of the works in the Joseph H. Hirshhorn collection and discusses plans for a major gallery of modern art to display the works. Reproductions of works are included along with commentaries on the various styles represented.

Subject

  • Hirshhorn, Joseph H
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

The Joseph H. Hirshhorn collection was later donated to the Smithsonian to found the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Contained within

(Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1962

Topic

  • Art
  • Benefactors
  • Art museums
  • Sculpture
  • Collectors and collecting
  • Gifts
  • History
  • Private collections
  • Hirshhorn Foundation Collection
  • Art, Modern
  • Art--Collectors and collecting
  • Art--History
  • Art--Private collections
  • Art objects

Place

United States

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