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Summary

Division of Performing Arts is created to manage and produce programs for the education and aesthetic enjoyment of museum visitors. In its first year, the division arranges twenty-six productions, attended by 604,500 persons, and includes the first Festival of American Folklife.

Subject

Division of Performing Arts

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1968. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1968, p. 71.
  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 172.

Contact information

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

Date

July 1, 1967

Topic

  • Public relations
  • Public programs
  • New Divisions

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