Bill for Bureau of Fine Arts Introduced

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Summary

A bill, S. 1935, is introduced to the United States Senate calling for the creation of a Bureau of the Fine Arts in connection with the Smithsonian Institution. The matter is referred to the Committee on the Library. It is reintroduced on December 10, 1885, as S. 450, and again referred to the Committee on the Library. The purpose of the Bureau would be to aid in the development of the fine arts in the United States by the reproduction of objects used in giving instruction in art. No action is taken on this bill.

Subject

  • Bureau of the Fine Arts
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • United States Congress

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

Rhees, William Jones. The Smithsonian Institution: Documents Relative to Its Origin and History: 1835-1899, Vol. 1, 1835-1887. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1901, p. 949, 981-982.

Contact information

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

Date

March 26, 1884

Topic

  • Art
  • Law
  • Education
  • Art objects
  • Legislation

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