Senators Blast Smithsonian for Political Agenda'

Usage Conditions Apply
The Smithsonian Institution Archives welcomes personal and educational use of its collections unless otherwise noted. For commercial uses, please contact

Narrow Your Results


Filter Your Results

Smithsonian Secretaries Information

Close Browse records and papers of the Smithsonian Secretaries, from 1846 until today. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by individuals who have held that office.

Expeditions Information

Close Browse records and papers documenting scientific and collecting expeditions either affiliated with the Smithsonian, or with which Smithsonian researchers participated. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by geographic regions predominantly represented in expedition records.

Professional Societies Information

Close Browse records of professional societies closely associated with the Smithsonian, that focus on areas of scientific research and museum studies. Pre-set filters help narrow searches by major topics and disciplines.


Concerns the accusations of two Republican senators that the Smithsonian is advancing leftist political views in their projects. Two programs criticized include the National Museum of American Art's exhibit "The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Past" and the television series "The Buried Mirror: Reflections on Spain and the New World by Carlos Fuentes."


  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • United States Congress


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Contained within

The Washington Post (Newspaper)

Contact information

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


May 16, 1991


  • Art
  • Art, American
  • Controversies
  • Ethnology
  • Exhibitions
  • History
  • Art objects
  • Art--History


  • United States
  • North America

Full Record

View Full Record