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Correspondence

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Chinese Art  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1985-1988, 1991
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Fu Shen, Curator of Chinese Art, documenting the exhibition "Challenging the Past: The Paintings of Chang Dai-chien," and relations between Thomas Lawton, Director, and non-Smithsonian colleagues. Materials include correspondence, much of which is written in Chinese.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
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Art, Asian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-234, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Chinese Art, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 01-234
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - American Art  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1981-1983
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by David Park Curry, Curator of American Art, documenting interactions with the public, scholars, and colleagues. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and enclosures.
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-247, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - American Art, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 01-247
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Correspondence

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - American Art  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1986-1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Linda Merrill, Curator of American Art, documenting interactions with the public, scholars, and colleagues. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, and enclosures.
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-088, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - American Art, Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 02-088
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Correspondence

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1999-2000
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of materials documenting the professional and curatorial activities of Olga M. Viso, Curator of Contemporary Art. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence and memoranda.
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-084, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department, Curatorial Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 03-084
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Records

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1994-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Judith Zilczer documenting her activities and research as Curator, Painting and Sculpture. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, meeting files, reports, exhibition schedules, manuscripts, and research notes.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2019; Transferring office; 12/14/84 memorandum, Massa to Davis; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-024, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 04-024
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-024

Loan Correspondence

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1999-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Phyllis D. Rosenzweig, Curator, documenting incoming loans for the exhibition, Ed Ruscha. Materials include correspondence, images of objects, and copies of loan agreements.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
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Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-130, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department, Loan Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 04-130
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Correspondence

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1991-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the curatorial correspondence files, filed A-L, of Neal David Benezra, Chief Curator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-068, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division, Curatorial Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 05-068
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Curatorial Correspondence

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (2 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1980-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the correspondence files of Judtih Zilczer, Curator of Paintings, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and covers such areas as exhibitions, donor relationships, budgetary matters, research fellowships, and fund raising.
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-070, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division, Curatorial Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 05-070
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Publicity Records

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of Public Affairs  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Video recordings
Date:
1997-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession documents publicity of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG) in the non-print media and television interviews of HMSG staff. Materials include VHS videotapes.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Publicity  Search this
Museums -- Public relations  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Museums -- Employees  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-103, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of Public Affairs, Publicity Records
Identifier:
Accession 05-103
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-103

General Correspondence

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Extent:
2.5 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1978-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of general correspondence documenting the activities of the Renwick Gallery during the tenures of Lloyd E. Herman, Director, 1971-1986; Michael W. Monroe, Curator-in-Charge, 1986-1995; Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-2003.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museum curators.  Search this
Art museums.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 06-103, Renwick Gallery, General Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 06-103
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General Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa06-103

Curatorial Records

Creator::
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Date:
1986-1995
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of curatorial records created and maintained by Philip L. Ravenhill, Chief Curator, 1987-1997. Exhibitions documented include: "Kalabari Ancestral Screens: Levels of Meaning;" "The African Deset, 1975-1977: Photographs by Bernard Plossu;" and "Yoruba: Nine Centuries of African Art and Thought." Materials include correspondence, memoranda, background materials, lender information, brochures, and proposals.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art, African  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-015, National Museum of African Art, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 09-015
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-015

General Correspondence

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1999-2003
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the general correspondence documenting the activities of the Renwick Gallery during the tenure of Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-2003. Materials include correspondence and memoranda.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2019; Transferring office; 04/26/2010 memorandum, Toda to Robinson; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museum curators.  Search this
Art museums.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-110, Renwick Gallery, General Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 10-110
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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General Correspondence

Creator:
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1983-1984, 1992-1994, 1996-1999
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the general correspondence documenting the activities of the Renwick Gallery during the tenures of Lloyd E. Herman, Director, 1971-1986; Michael W. Monroe, Curator-in-Charge, 1986-1995; and Kenneth R. Trapp, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-2003. Materials include correspondence and memoranda.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2015; Transferring office; 04/26/2010 memorandum, Toda to Robinson; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museum curators.  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Art museums.  Search this
Museums -- Administration.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 10-138, Renwick Gallery, General Correspondence
Identifier:
Accession 10-138
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Records

Creator:
National Museum of American Art, Curatorial Dept  Search this
Extent:
4 cu. ft. (4 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1983-1989
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of the read files from 1983-1989 for the National Museum of American Art, Curatorial Office. The read files contain mostly outgoing letters.
Topic:
Art museums.  Search this
Art museum curators.  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-092, National Museum of American Art, Curatorial Dept, Records
Identifier:
Accession 97-092
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-fa97-092

Judith K. Zilczer Papers

Creator::
Zilczer, Judith  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Drawings
Date:
circa 1974-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of Judith K. Zilczer's personal research correspondence with professional organizations, universities, and individuals in the art world; papers written by Zilczer and presented at symposiums; and subject files on contemporary artists and art history.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art patrons  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-024, Judith K. Zilczer Papers
Identifier:
Accession 98-024
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa98-024

Records

Creator::
Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Drawings and Prints  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1968-1978
Descriptive Entry:
The papers document the administration of Elaine Evans Dee, Curator, 1968- , and Xenia Cage, Museum Technician, 1968-1980. They include general correspondence, mostly inquiries regarding the collections, photograph orders, and job applications; and materials concerning exhibitions and The American Federation of Arts committee meetings, 1972-1978.
Historical Note:
The Department of Drawings and Prints was established in 1946. It is responsible for the care, storage, cataloging, and study of its holdings. It also provides information on drawing and print collections.
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
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Museum exhibits  Search this
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 283, Cooper-Hewitt Museum. Department of Drawings and Prints, Records
Identifier:
Record Unit 283
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Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0283

Correspondence

Creator::
Cooper-Hewitt Museum  Search this
Extent:
4.5 cu. ft. (9 document boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1968-1975
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of copies of outgoing administrative and curatorial correspondence and internal memoranda dating from July 1968, the month in which the Cooper-Hewitt Museum was transferred to the Smithsonian Institution, through 1975.
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 597, Cooper-Hewitt Museum, Correspondence
Identifier:
Record Unit 597
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Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0597

Philip Brookman papers

Creator:
Brookman, Philip  Search this
Names:
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery  Search this
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Avalos, David  Search this
Hock, Louis  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
1977-1993
Summary:
The papers of curator Philip Brookman measure 3.5 linear feet and date from 1977 to 1993. The collection documents Brookman's exhibition, writing, and filmmaking projects in the form of artist files, exhibition files, professional files, and subject and research files. Much of the material concerns the production and distribution of Brookman's 1988 video documentary about Chicano art in California, Mi Otro Yo (My Other Self), that grew out of the exhibition and conference "Califas: An Exhibition of Chicano Art and Culture in California," held at University of California, Santa Cruz in 1981 and 1982.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of curator Philip Brookman measure 3.5 linear feet and date from 1977 to 1993. The collection documents Brookman's exhibition, writing, and filmmaking projects in the form of artist files, exhibition files, professional files, and subject and research files. Much of the material concerns the production and distribution of Brookman's 1988 video documentary about Chicano art in California, Mi Otro Yo (My Other Self), that grew out of the exhibition and conference "Califas: An Exhibition of Chicano Art and Culture in California," held at University of California, Santa Cruz in 1981 and 1982.

Artist files are for David Avalos, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Louis Hock, Elizabeth Sisco, and others. Exhibition files include correspondence, notes, loan agreements, and printed material concerning Made in Aztlán, Photographing Ourselves: Contemporary Native American Photography, Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation/CARA among others. Professional files provide documentation on "El Centro Cultural de la Raza - Fifteen Years," Culture Wars: Documents from the Recent Controversies in the Arts, and various projects at Washington Project for the Arts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Artist Files, 1981-1991 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1982-1992 (Boxes 1-2; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Professional Files, 1982-1991 (Boxes 2-3, OV 5; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject and Research Files, 1977-1993 (Box 3; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 5: Califas Documentation, 1981-1993 (Boxes 3-4, OV 5; 0.8 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Philip Brookman is a curator in California and Washington, D.C. He was director of the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at the University of California at Santa Cruz from 1974 to 1983, a curator at El Centro Cultural de la Raza in San Diego from 1985 to 1986, and a curator at the Washington Project for the Arts from 1987 to 1997. Brookman was also Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and is a consulting curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Amy Brookman, co-directed the documentary Mi Otro Yo (My Other Self) about Chicano art in California which grew out of the Califas conference held at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 1982.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by Philip Brookman in 1999.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art museum curators -- California  Search this
Topic:
Mexican American art  Search this
Citation:
Philip Brookman papers, 1977-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.broophil
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-broophil

Curatorial Records

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division  Search this
Extent:
1.5 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Books
Manuscripts
Date:
1974-1997
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records that document the curatorial activities of Frank Gettings, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, loan agreements, research notes, and exhibition catalogues. For related materials see Accession 03-043.
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Books
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 05-055, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division, Curatorial Records
Identifier:
Accession 05-055
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Curatorial Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa05-055
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(Judith K. Zilczer) Records

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Extent:
5.5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes) (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Date:
circa 1979-1995
Descriptive Entry:
These records include exhibition research files of Judith K. Zilczer, Curator of the Department of Painting and Sculpture, 1990- , as well as records from her tenure as Historian and Associate Curator at the Hirshhorn, 1976-1987, and Associate Curator of Painting, 1987-1990. The records primarily document planning of the exhibition, Willem de Kooning: From the Hirshhorn Museum Collection, unit exhibitions (smaller exhibits which consist of HMSG collections), and loan exhibitions. Materials include memoranda and correspondence pertaining to catalog production; contracts and grants; exhibition installation, opening events, and tours; education and public programming; and budgetary information. In addition there is correspondence with artists, subject files on loan exhibitions, and photographs of Willem de Kooning and his artwork.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Black-and-white photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-089, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture, (Judith K. Zilczer) Records
Identifier:
Accession 96-089
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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