The Quadrangle: Reaching for Unseen Heights

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Explains the development of the Quadrangle, including a discussion of Ripley's ideas for the new museums and the actual design of the complex.


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


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September 27, 1987


  • Art
  • Architecture
  • New Museums
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • Buildings
  • Art objects


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

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