Today in Smithsonian History: November 8, 1931
Central room of the National Gallery of Art, now the Smithsonian American Art Museum, in the new United States National Museum Building (Natural History Building) displaying paintings and other objects from the John Gellatly Collection, June 1933 (as featured in the Torch, July 1978)
November 8, 1931 Art collector John Gellatly dies two years after donating his collection of 1,640 art works to the United States under the care of the Smithsonian Institution. The collection is a major addition to the collections of what is now the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Courtesy of Smithsonian Institution Archives
Posted: 8 November 2017