Unloading Part of Hirshhorn Bequest

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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden staffers unloading Alan Feltus' "Three Women" (1973), one of the large number of paintings, drawings and sculpture from the Joseph Hirshhorn bequest that arrived from the New York City warehouse where they were kept previously. This bequest added about 5,500 additional works to the collection. Photograph shows painting being unloaded at the garage at the side (7th and Independence) of the Museum.


  • Hirshhorn, Joseph H
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden


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Featured in TORCH, February 1986

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 5, Folder: February 1986

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



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  • Trucks
  • Moving of artifacts
  • Art
  • Art museums
  • Feltus, Alan
  • Bequest
  • Painting
  • Art objects
  • Event


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Color: Black and White; Size: 7 1/2w x 7 1/2h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print

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