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Nov 7 Hirshhorn Gift

Congress Accepts Hirshhorn's Art Collection

 

Congress Accepts Hirshhorn's Art Collection

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Year: 
1966
Month: 
november
Day: 
7
Date: 
Mon, 1966-11-07
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Congress accepts Joseph H. Hirshhorn's gift, authorizes a site for the construction of the museum, and provides statutory authority for the appropriation of construction and operating funds (P.L. 89-788). The gift includes nearly 5,000 paintings and drawings, more than 1,500 pieces of sculpture, and $1 million for future acquisitions. President Lyndon B. Johnson approves legislation to establish the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.