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Summary

The Alice Pike Barney Memorial Collection is presented by Natalie Clifford Barney and Laura Dreyfus-Barney as the nucleus of a loan collection for the embellishment of Federal buildings, museums, libraries, colleges, and other educational institutions in the United States. The Alice Pike Barney Memorial Fund is established to encourage the appreciation and creation of art, and to maintain the loan collection and to organize and circulate traveling art exhibitions in the United States. The collection is comprised of 224 paintings by Barney (1860-1931), "54 pictures by other artists, and many sculptures and objects of art." The fund was established with $15,000, and in January 1953, will be augmented by an additional $5000.

Subject

  • Barney, Alice Pike 1857-1931
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1951, p. 7
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1953, p. 44
  • Taylor, Joshua C., National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978, p. 32

Contact information

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

Date

1951

Topic

  • Art
  • Gifts
  • Art objects

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