Congress Accepts Mellon Gift of Art

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The United States Congress accepts the Andrew W. Mellon gift of his art collection, which will become the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.


  • Mellon, Andrew W (Andrew William) 1855-1937
  • United States Congress
  • National Gallery of Art (U.S.)


Chronology of Smithsonian History


Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 144.

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


March 24, 1937


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