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Curatorial Records, 1930-2004

Catalog Data

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office  Search this
Subject:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme 1896-1986  Search this
Foresta, Merry A  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Moser, Joann  Search this
Murray, Richard N. 1942-2006  Search this
Serwer, Jacquelyn Days  Search this
Mecklenburg, Virginia M (Virginia McCord) 1946-  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Prints and Drawings  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Department  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Office  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Date:
1930
1930-2004
Notes:
Electronic List in accession file.
Folder List in accession file.
For a description of the record series of which these materials form a part, refer to the "Forms part of" above.
Organization:
Unarranged
Summary:
This accession consists of the records of the Curatorial Office of the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM). Materials cover projects, lectures, committees, collections acquisitions, research grants, meetings, publications, educational initiatives, and other curator specific activities. Curators represented include Joann Moser, Merry A. Foresta, Jacquelyn Days Serwer, Lynda Roscoe Hartigan, Virginia M. Mecklenburg, Richard N. Murray, Adelyn Dohme Breeskin, and Jacob Kainen. A small amount of material comes from when Richard N. Murray was director of the Archives of American Art from 1983-1987 and from when Adelyn Dohme Breeskin was director of the Baltimore Museum of Art. Some records also date from when the museum was known as the National Museum of American Art (NMAA), the National Collection of Fine Arts (NCFA), and the National Gallery of Art, as well as from when the Curatorial Office was split amongst the Dept. of Painting and Sculpture, the Dept. of Prints and Drawings, and the Dept. of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, proposals, images, contracts, budget records, loan records, videotapes, grant records, and other related materials. Some materials are in electronic format.
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-373
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 12/18/2006 memorandum, Toda to Earle; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1930-2017 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_311614