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Aug 3 Harriet Lane Johnston Collection, 1906

Aug 3 Harriet Lane Johnston Collection Art Arrives at SI

 

Aug 3 Harriet Lane Johnston Collection Art Arrives at SI

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Year: 
1906
Month: 
august
Day: 
3
Date: 
Fri, 1906-08-03

The Harriet Lane Johnston collection is delivered to the Smithsonian Institution as the beginnings of a National Gallery of Art under the Institution's aegis. The collection consists of 31 pieces comprised of several interesting historical objects as well as works of art.  The collection forms the basis for what is now the Smithsonian American Art Museum.