A New View from the Castle: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, National Museum of African Art, S. Dillon Ripley Center, Enid A. Haupt Garden

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Volume traces design of Quadrangle building to house Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, National Museum of African Art, and S. Dillon Ripley Center. Park describes in the preface that in observing the architect, Jean Paul Carlhian of Shepley, Bulfinch, Richardson and Abbott, and the work in progress, he became "friend and confidante as well as reporter." His exuberant, positive story-telling of the evolution of the Quadrangle is a result of exposure to the infectious magnetism of the architect -- with, Park explains, the book "deviating from third person description to first person narrative, from cool appraisal to warm involvement."


  • Carlhian, Jean-Paul
  • Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • S. Dillon Ripley International Center
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • South Yard
  • Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbot


Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography


With an introduction by Secretary Robert McCormick Adams

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




  • Architecture
  • Horticulture
  • Grounds
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex
  • Buildings
  • Facilities


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

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