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May 3 Patent Office Building Exterior, Home of Smithsonian American Art Museum

May 3 Art Collections Move to Patent Office Building

 

May 3 Art Collections Move to Patent Office Building

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Year: 
1968
Month: 
may
Day: 
3
Date: 
Fri, 1968-05-03

The National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, is dedicated, having moved out of the Natural History Building and into the Old Patent Office Building which 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 was on May 6.