Art Objects Transferred to the Smithsonian

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Date: 1858

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Summary

Part of the art collection of the National Institute is transferred to the Smithsonian Institution Building or "Castle" for exhibition in its galleries.

Subject

  • Smithsonian Institution Building (Washington, D.C.)
  • National Institute
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Engraving of the Picture Gallery in the Smithsonian Institution Building, c. 1857. Smithsonian Institution Archives, negative number 93-9501.
  • Kloss, William. Treasures from the National Museum of American Art. Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985., p. 11.

Contact information

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

Date

1858

Topic

  • Art
  • New Museums
  • Museums
  • History
  • Art--History
  • Art objects
  • Museum exhibits

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