The exhibition “Hugo Robus (1885-1964) opens at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum.National Museum of American Art, “Hugo Robus (1885- 1964),’ opens. Born in Ohio, Robus later studied in New York City and Paris. Primarily a Cubist painter until 1920, he became a sculptor whose lyrical, expressive style reflected… Continue reading November 30, 1979
“Modern American Art” opens at the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The special installation contains some 50 contemporary paintings and sculptures, including part of the S. C. Johnson collection.
President George Bush signs legislation to establish the National Museum of the American Indian, to be located on the National Mall between the National Air and Space Museum and the United States Capitol. The museum is scheduled to open in the mid- to late 1990s. The legislation also describes Smithsonian policy on the repatriation of… Continue reading November 28, 1989
More than 100 Associates from 26 states participate in the Smithsonian National Associate Program’s “Update: Eastern Europe and the U.S.S.R.” Journalists Hedrick Smith and Peter Jennings, Assistant Secretary for Research Robert Hoffmann, and Kennan Institute staff and visiting scholars provide background and varied opinions on the dramatic changes taking place in these nations.
“The Collection Reviewed: Modern Art” opens at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, inaugurating a series of reinstallations of the permanent collection. Other exhibitions during the year focus on contemporary art, Alexander Calder, and contemporary works on paper.
The first in a series of television specials produced by the David L. Wolper Organization in association with the Smithsonian is broadcast by CBS. “MONSTERS! Mysteries or Myth” debuts at 8 p.m., and covers the Abominable Snowman, the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot. It is narrated by “The Twilight Zone’s” Rod Serling. The program draws… Continue reading November 25, 1974
“Contemporary Paintings from Pakistan” opens at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. The exhibition features 43 works by 23 20th-century Pakistani artists.
The Hall of the World of Mammals opens at the National Museum of Natural History, illustrating “biological principles.” Henry W. Setzer is the curator in charge of the hall, Rolland Hower supervises the exhibits staff of the Natural History Laboratory and Thomas Baker is the designer. The taxidermy work was supervised by Watson M. Perrygo,… Continue reading November 23, 1959
The updated “Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery” features new research, more artifacts and a range of special activities. Continue reading “Pioneers of Flight” at the Air and Space Museum
For almost a century, the Bradley and Hubbard Manufacturing Company produced everything from inkwells to elevator grills that were both functional and decorative. A sample of the company’s output is now on display. Continue reading Masters of metalwork