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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012

Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Subject:
MacKenzie, Warren  Search this
Kovatch, Ron  Search this
Graham, Bill  Search this
Fasanella, Ralph  Search this
Bean, Bennett  Search this
Moran, Mike  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Transparencies
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Visitors' books
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
African American quilts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16184
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)367139
AAA_collcode_musecraf
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_367139
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Fasanella, Ralph

Collection Creator:
Sharrer, Honoré, 1920-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1968-1997
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D. C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Honoré Sharrer papers, circa 1920-2007. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Honoré Sharrer papers
Honoré Sharrer papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Fasanella, Ralph

Collection Creator:
Rosenak, Chuck  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1972-1998
1920
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material, circa 1938-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material
Chuck and Jan Rosenak research material / Series 1: Research Files / 1.1: Museum of American Folk Art Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century American Folk Art and Artists
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-rosechuc-ref86

Fasanella, Ralph

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Container:
Box 24, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
circa 1985-circa 2000
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records / Series 3: Artists' Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref380

Museum of Craft and Folk Art records

Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Names:
Bean, Bennett, 1941-  Search this
Fasanella, Ralph  Search this
Graham, Bill, 1931-  Search this
Kovatch, Ron  Search this
MacKenzie, Warren  Search this
Moran, Mike, 1948-  Search this
Extent:
28.9 Linear feet
12.48 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Transparencies
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Visitors' books
Date:
1970-2012
Summary:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records measure 28.9 linear feet and 12.48 GB and date from 1970 to 2012. The museum was established in 1982 in San Francisco, California and exhibited local and national craft and folk art collections until it closed in 2012. The collection includes administration records, extensive exhibition files, artists' files, museum publications, printed material, video recordings, born digital items, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records measure 28.9 linear feet and 12.48 GB and date from 1970 to 2012. The museum was established in 1982 in San Francisco, California and exhibited local and national craft and folk art collections until it closed in 2012. The collection includes administration records, extensive exhibition files, artists' files, museum publications, printed material, video recordings, born digital items, and photographic material.

Administration records include museum bylaws, lists of early exhibitions, education program evaluations, documents related to public programs, and printed materials.

Exhibition files comprise the largest group of materials in the collection. Notable exhibitions documented include Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988), MetalSpeaks: The Unexpected (1997), and Warren MacKenzie: Legacy of an American Potter (2009). There are also video recordings and born digital content scattered throughout the series. Though most of the material is related to the MOCFA exhibitions, there are a few files on exhibitions at other galleries and museums. The exhibition files contain a wide variety of correspondence, art inventories, price lists, printed and digital materials, guest registers, photographic materials, and video recordings, electronic discs, videodiscs, and floppy discs. Artists' files are found for a handful of artists, including Bennett Bean, Ralph Fasanella, Bill Graham, Ron Kovatch, Mike Moran, and Salvador V. Ricalde. The files contain primarily video recordings of artist performances and interviews, but also include resumes and inquiries.

Museum of Craft and Folk Art publications consist of exhibition catalogs, newsletters, reports, and announcements. There are several video recordings of events, such as fashion shows, that were held at the museum.

Printed materials and commercial video recordings include an oversize scrapbook, binders of exhibition press clippings, and folders of clippings on various topics, as well as documentaries and news coverage of the museum.

Photographic materials consist of slides, negatives, photographs, transparencies, and a photo album. The images are of artwork, exhibition installations, events, artists, and museum offices and staff.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Administration Records, circa 1988-circa 2010 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1, 0.004 GB; ER01-ER02)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1976-2012 (22.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-24, 12.14 GB; ER03-ER50)

Series 3: Artists' Files and Video Recordings, 1983-2007 (0.6 linear feet; Box 24)

Series 4: Museum of Craft and Folk Art Publications, 1977-2012 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 24-25, OV 31-32, 0.003 GB; ER51)

Series 5: Printed Materials and Commercial Video Recordings, 1983-2007 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 26-28, OV 33-35, 0.050 GB; ER52)

Series 6: Photographic Materials, 1970-2011 (2 linear feet; Boxes 28-30, 0.282 GB; ER53)
Biographical / Historical:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art was established in San Francisco, California by painter and sculptor Gertrud Parker in 1982. The museum was originally located in a house on Balboa Street and then moved to the Fort Mason Center where it operated for over twenty years before relocating to Yerba Buena Lane in 2006.

Notable exhibitions organized or held at the museum include Innerskins/Outerskins: Gut and Fishskin (1987), Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988) which was a traveling exhibition, Folk Art of the Soviet Union (1990), MetalSpeaks: The Unexpected (1997), Emblems of Passage: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (2002), The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts From the Japanese Internment Camp 1942-1946 (2006), and Warren MacKenzie: Legacy of an American Potter (2009). The museum also worked with artists on commission and regularly offered public programs, workshops, and educational outreach events for visitors of all ages. They also partnered with the website Etsy on a popular monthly "Craft Bar" series where people could gather, socialize, and create something handmade.

The Museum of Craft and Folk Art closed in December of 2012. The final exhibition was Fiber Futures: Japan's Textile Pioneers.
Provenance:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records were donated by Jennifer McCabe, former executive director of the museum, in 2014.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
African American quilts  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- California -- San Francisco
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Transparencies
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Visitors' books
Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.musecraf
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Archives of American Art
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Fasanella, Ralph, 1914-1997

Collection Creator:
Rosenblum, Walter, 1919-2006  Search this
Extent:
5 Photographs
Container:
Binder 17
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
Researcher may use study prints on file in the Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Advance appointments are required. Original negatives are stored off-site in cold storage and are not accessible to the public.
Collection Rights:
Copyright to photographs from the Walter Rosenblum Collection is held by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Requests for permission to reproduce photographs from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Photograph Archives. Certain works of art, as well as photographs of those works of art, may be protected by copyright, trademark, privacy or publicity rights, or other interests not owned by the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is the applicant's responsibility to ascertain whether any such rights exist, and to obtain any other permission necessary to reproduce and publish the image.
Collection Citation:
Walter Rosenblum Collection, Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
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Walter Rosenblum photographs
Walter Rosenblum photographs / Series 1: Photographs of artists' works
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Research and Scholars Center
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-saam-photo-ros-ref202

Fasanella, Ralph, 2014

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 12
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2033. Records may contain personally identifiable information (PII) that is permanently restricted. Transferring office; 3/22/2019 memorandum, Johnstone to Laura Augustin; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-136, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office, Acquisition Records (Declined)
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Acquisition Records (Declined)
Acquisition Records (Declined) / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-136-refidd1e11648

Fasanella, Ralph - District 1199 Cultural Center

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Registrar  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 515, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Registrar, Loan and Exhibition Records
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Loan and Exhibition Records
Loan and Exhibition Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0515-refidd1e2215

Iceman Crucified #4

Artist:
Ralph Fasanella, born New York City 1914-died Yonkers, NY 1997  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
36 x 25 in. (91.4 x 63.5 cm)
Type:
Painting
Folk Art
Date:
1958
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Figure male  Search this
Ethnic\Italian  Search this
Occupation\service  Search this
Religion\New Testament\Crucifixion  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the estate of Ralph Fasanella
Copyright:
© 1958, Estate of Ralph Fasanella
Object number:
2013.69
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 1st Floor, West Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7307d2363-968a-4cbb-a31d-b009f36278b4
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2013.69

The Corner Butcher

Artist:
Ralph Fasanella, born New York City 1914-died Yonkers, NY 1997  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
16 × 32 in. (40.6 × 81.3 cm)
Type:
Painting
Folk Art
Date:
1968
Topic:
Figure male\full length  Search this
Occupation\vendor\butcher  Search this
Architecture Interior\commercial\grocery  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Labor Heritage Foundation's Fasanella Public Domain Project in memory of David W. Gelios
Copyright:
© 1968, Estate of Ralph Fasanella
Object number:
2015.9
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor, 24A
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Luce Foundation Center, 3rd Floor
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk79018655f-d3a0-42a7-8373-e17c2d28886e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2015.9

Modern Times

Artist:
Ralph Fasanella, born New York City 1914-died Yonkers, NY 1997  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
49 3/4 x 104 in. (126.4 x 264.1 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1966
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Cityscape\imaginary  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Maurice and Margo Cohen, Birmingham, MI
Copyright:
© 1966, Estate of Ralph Fasanella
Object number:
2002.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk799e6199d-fd65-4743-b66c-f8eb63b5aeda
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2002.10

Night Game (Practice Time)

Artist:
Mr. Ralph Fasanella  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
105.4 x 128.3 x 2.5cm (41 1/2 x 50 1/2 x 1")
Type:
Painting
Date:
1979
Topic:
Exterior\Sports arena\Baseball stadium  Search this
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Baseball Equipment  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Mr. Ralph Fasanella
Object number:
EXH.1315
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4116a2c04-4918-4f5d-b8ce-8adb92542e71
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_EXH.1315

Mill Worker (Night Shift)

Artist:
Ralph Fasanella, American, b. New York City, 1914–1997  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
45 X 66 1/4 IN. (114.1 X 168.1 CM.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1976
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1977
Accession Number:
77.24
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py23858dfa4-b366-47d4-86ed-2bb57a138a9e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_77.24

(Untitled - Still-Life)

Artist:
Ralph Fasanella, American, b. New York City, 1914–1997  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
20 3/8 x 15 1/8 in. (51.7 x 38.6 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1975
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1805
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2c98d9c98-6005-42aa-a2b6-396071f6f7a7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1805

(Untitled - Cityscape)

Artist:
Ralph Fasanella, American, b. New York City, 1914–1997  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
14 3/8 x 21 5/8 in. irreg. (36.5 x 55.6 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1976
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1806
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2eba52787-ebd3-4412-b931-256ca4de9010
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1806

(Untitled - Cityscape with Bridge)

Artist:
Ralph Fasanella, American, b. New York City, 1914–1997  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor, conte crayon, and pencil on paper
Dimensions:
14 11/16 x 20 3/4 in. (37.2 x 52.8 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1976
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1807
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py28d7f1f19-5818-4e39-a229-e55b8f56ba4f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1807

(Untitled - Landscape with Trees)

Artist:
Ralph Fasanella, American, b. New York City, 1914–1997  Search this
Medium:
Ink, oil pastel, and charcoal on paper
Dimensions:
23 7/8 x 18 13/16 in. (60.6 x 47.8 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1975
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1808
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py28298b7e9-7e81-4b8d-9a3f-0929a21a6a91
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1808

(Untitled - Landscape with Trees)

Artist:
Ralph Fasanella, American, b. New York City, 1914–1997  Search this
Medium:
Ink on paper
Dimensions:
23 13/16 x 18 13/16 in. (60.5 x 47.7 cm)
Type:
Drawing
Date:
1975
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1809
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2b2704bc9-a3ce-4754-b7f7-79ccc3a7dccc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1809

Dobbs Ferry Diner

Artist:
Ralph Fasanella, American, b. New York City, 1914–1997  Search this
Medium:
Oil on linen
Dimensions:
24 X 40 1/8 in. (61.0 x 120.0 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1976
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1810
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py23c640182-df88-4f46-a7df-e5a2741f583e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1810

Inspection Dept.

Artist:
Ralph Fasanella, American, b. New York City, 1914–1997  Search this
Medium:
Oil on linen
Dimensions:
18 1/4 x 42 in. (46.4 x 106.7 cm)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1976
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1811
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py29366a58c-78b0-44cf-af46-b9369620590a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1811

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