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Discusses the display of non-Western art in two new Smithsonian museums, the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and the National Museum of African Art. Describes collections, exhibits, and the architecture of the museums and outlines their history.


  • Robbins, Warren M
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

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New York Times (Newspaper)

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


September 20, 1987


  • Art, African
  • Museum buildings
  • Art
  • Architecture
  • Art, Oriental
  • History
  • National Collections
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • Art--History
  • Art objects
  • Buildings


Washington (D.C.)

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