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Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Lowe, Harry 1922-  Search this
Robertson, Charles (Charles J.)  Search this
National Gallery of Art Commission  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Commission  Search this
Smithsonian Gallery of Art Commission  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Commission  Search this
Smithsonian American Art Museum Commission  Search this
Physical description:
1.5 cu. ft. processed holdings
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The National Gallery of Art (NGA) Advisory Committee, consisting of several artists and art representatives, was formed in 1908 to assist the Gallery with management and acquisition decisions. When the NGA became a separate bureau of the Smithsonian Institution in 1920, the Committee changed its name to the National Gallery of Art Commission; and when it became the National Collection of Fine Arts, the group became known as the Smithsonian Gallery of Art Commission. More recently it has been known as the National Museum of American Art Commission and the Smithsonian American Art Museum Commission. Materials include agendas, minutes, biographical information on Commissioners, and reports of Commission meetings. Deputy Directors' tenures represented in these materials include Harry Lowe, 1983; and Charles J. Robertson, Associate Administrator, 1978-1983, Assistant Director, Resources, and Assistant Director, Museum Resources, 1983-1985, and Deputy Director, 1986- .
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Capital Gallery, Suite 3000, MRC 507; 600 Maryland Avenue, SW; Washington, DC 20024-2520
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Local number:
SIA RS00834
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Commission Records 1983-1991 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Deputy Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives