Masterful Placemaking Beside the Mall

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Discusses the new "quadrangle", including the National Museum of African Art, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Enid A. Haupt garden, and an underground complex. Describes former Secretary S. Dillon Ripley's ideas for the complex and the actual designs of architect Jean-Paul Carlhian. Includes photographs and drawings of the buildings and the garden.


  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Sackler, Arthur M
  • Carlhian, Jean-Paul
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Architecture Vol. vol. 76, no. 11 (Journal)

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


November 1987


  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Gifts
  • History
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • Art objects
  • Art--History
  • Buildings


Enid A. Haupt Garden (Washington, D.C.)

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pp. 43-48

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