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Summary

The Harriet Lane Johnston collection is delivered to the Smithsonian Institution as the beginnings of a National Gallery of Art under the Institution's aegis. The collection consists of 31 pieces comprised of several interesting historical objects as well as works of art. The collection forms the basis for what is now the Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Subject

  • Johnston, Harriet Lane 1830-1903
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Gallery of Art of the Smithsonian)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Smithsonian Gallery of Art

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1906. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1907, p. 31-35.

Contact information

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

Date

August 3, 1906

Topic

  • Art
  • Benefactors
  • Gifts
  • History
  • Art--History
  • Art objects

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