Patent Office Building Exterior, Home of Smithsonian American Art Museum

ID: 94-4416

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: Unknown, perhaps c. 1970s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 5

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Summary

The National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is located on this side of the Old Patent Office Building at 8th and G Streets, N.W. The National Portrait Gallery is located on the opposite side (not shown in photograph). The Old Patent Office building is a Greek Revival structure, built (1836-66) by Robert Mills and became home to the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA) in 1968. In 1980, NCFA was renamed the National Museum of American Art (NMAA), and then in 2000 it became known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM).

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • Patent Office Building (POB)
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum

Category

Historic Images of the Smithsonian

Notes

National Collection of Fine Arts' flag that is flying was designed in 1965, so this image is post-1965. Date of exhibit on posters in front of museum is not legible.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 95, Box 34, Folder: 5

Contact information

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

Date

Unknown, perhaps c. 1970s

Restrictions & Rights

No restrictions

Topic

  • Museum buildings
  • Washington, D.C
  • Architecture
  • Buildings
  • Art museums
  • Buildings--Washington, D.C

Place

Washington (D.C.)

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Exterior

ID Number

94-4416

Physical description

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

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