National Museum of African Art under Construction

ID: 86-5103-16 or SIA86-5103-16 or SA-1298

Creator: Tinsley, Jeffrey Wayne 1947-2017

Form/Genre: Aerial

Date: 1986

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

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Summary

The National Museum of African Art is under construction. The photograph, taken from the top of the Smithsonian Institution Building, shows workers adding copper covering on the domes and the pink granite on the sides of the building. The hexagonal patio in the foreground, still under construction, will be the centerpiece of an Islamic garden with a waterfall, central water jet and seating walls shaded by eight hawthorn trees. A portion of the Arts and Industries Building is also visible in photograph.

Subject

  • Arts and Industries Building
  • National Museum of African Art (U.S.)
  • South Yard
  • Smithsonian Institution Quadrangle Complex

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

Featured in TORCH, June 1986

Contained within

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

Contact information

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

Date

1986

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Construction
  • Building materials
  • Pavilions
  • Grounds
  • New Museums
  • Gardens

Place

  • District of Columbia
  • Southwest
  • United States of America
  • Smithsonian National Museum of African Art
  • Washington

Form/Genre

  • Aerial
  • Photographic print

ID Number

86-5103-16 or SIA86-5103-16 or SA-1298

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Aerial; Medium: Photographic print

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