National Collection of Fine Arts is Dedicated

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Summary

The National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is dedicated in its new building. The NCFA moved out of the Natural History Building and into the Old Patent Office Building after it was vacated by the Civil Service Commission. At the dedication, President and Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson are escorted through the galleries by Secretary and Mrs. S. Dillon Ripley. The public opening is on May 6.

Subject

  • Johnson, Lady Bird 1912-
  • Johnson, Lyndon B (Lyndon Baines) 1908-1973
  • Ripley, Mary Moncrieffe Livingston
  • Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum/National Portrait Gallery Library
  • United States Civil Service Commission
  • Fine Arts and Portrait Galleries Building (FA&PG)
  • National Collection of Fine Arts)
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Natural History Building
  • Patent Office Building (POB)
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • United States President

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Taylor, Joshua C. National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1978, p. 31.
  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1968. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution, 1968, p. 5, 191.
  • Oehser, Paul H. The Smithsonian Institution. New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970, p. 138.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 7098, "S. Dillon Ripley Chronology."

Contact information

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

Date

May 3, 1968

Topic

  • Moves
  • Architecture
  • Openings
  • Secretaries
  • Presidents
  • Major Events in Smithsonian History
  • Buildings
  • Presidents' spouses

Place

United States

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