The Smithsonian Institution, A Picture Story of its Buildings, Exhibits, and Activities

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Summary

This popular volume on the Smithsonian Institution briefly traces its history and provides a photographic tour of the collections and exhibits of the Arts and Industries Building, Freer Gallery of Art, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian American Art Museum (formerly the National Collection of Fine Arts), National Gallery of Art, National Museum of American History (formerly the National Museum of History and Technology), National Museum of Natural History, and National Zoological Park. Includes behind-the-scenes looks at research and exhibits preparation at the National Museum of Natural History.

Subject

  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Arts and Industries Building
  • Freer Gallery of Art
  • National Air and Space Museum
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian
  • National Museum of History and Technology (U.S.)
  • National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
  • National Zoological Park (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Natural History Building

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

Preface by S. Dillon Ripley

Contained within

(Book)

Contact information

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

Date

1964

Topic

  • Natural history museums
  • History of science collections
  • Architecture
  • Art museums
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Exhibitions
  • Grounds
  • Buildings
  • Facilities
  • Research
  • Art Museums

Place

  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)

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