Plea for a National Gallery of Art

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Summary

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.

Author

Holmes, William Henry 1846-1933

Subject

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

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

Art and Archaeology (Journal)

Contact information

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

Date

February 1927

Topic

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

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