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Today in Smithsonian History: July 26, 1968

Aerial view of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden under construction, 15 August 1972. The museum building is at about half its height, with the outer wall only half complete. There is a crane in the center of the building, and the sculpture garden can be seen in the background. (Photographer unknown, as featured in the Torch, October 1984)

Aerial view of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden under construction, 15 August 1972. The museum building is at about half its height, with the outer wall only half complete. There is a crane in the center of the building, and the sculpture garden can be seen in the background. (Photographer unknown, as featured in the Torch, October 1984)

July 26, 1968 The United States Congress appropriates $2,000,000 in construction funds and contract authority in the amount of $14,197,000 to construct the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives


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