Plea for a National Gallery of Art

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Holmes argues that the nation's capital should build a gallery to house its art collection as soon as possible, with the building reflecting the pride and prosperity of the country to rival major art galleries of the world. Includes photographs of art museums and reproductions of works.


  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Gallery of Art


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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Art and Archaeology (Journal)

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


February 1927


  • Art
  • Architecture
  • History
  • National Collections
  • Art objects
  • Buildings
  • Art--History

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