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Catlin, George 1796-1872  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts  Search this
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)  Search this
Catlin Indian Gallery  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
National Collections  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1 ; Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Exhibit; Medium: Photographic print
Photographic print
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Folder 20 has 26 other photos of this event. Folder 2 has 20 slides as well.
In the Natural History Building, entrance is to "George Catlin's Indian Gallery" in the Art Hall, National Collection of Fine Arts, now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The gallery displayed four hundred George Catlin Indian paintings. The original paintings were acquired by the Smithsonian Institution in 1879 and first exhibited in 1883 in the Smithsonian Institution Building, the "Castle." In the 1900s the majority were placed in the Anthropological Collection from which the paintings for this exhibit were loaned. The paintings were cleaned and renovated to be displayed in this new exhibit, "George Catlin's Indian Gallery," which was shown from July 19 to September 19, 1965, and were mounted "in a setting and manner approximating Catlin's own gallery of the mid-19th century."
Contained within:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 314, Box 26, Folder: Catlin Installation Photos (Master Set)
Contact information:
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520,
Art, American  Search this
American Art  Search this
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Art history  Search this
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Indians of North America  Search this
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Standard number:
SIA2011-2402 or 50063
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div