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National Gallery of Art (U.S.)



  • Existence: 1937

Biographical / Historical

The National Gallery of Art was established 1937 through the gift of Andrew W. Mellon, to the United States, of a collection of paintings and of a fund for housing and maintenance thereof.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

James Wilder Green papers

Call Number: MS 1891
Scope and Contents: The James Wilder Green papers document Green's architectural commissions from 1950-2003. While Green never worked full-time as an architect, he was trained at Yale by Louis Kahn and apprenticed with Philip Johnson in New York and Paul Rudolph in Florida. His services as a residential and furniture designer were in demand by friends and family, and he also redesigned several galleries and museum exhibition spaces.
Dates: 1950-2003, bulk 1958-1976

Indigenous Art of the Americas, 1947

 Part of Collection — Box: 7
Call Number: ART 8, Series I

Meyers Family Copy of National Geographic Magazine Issue on the National Gallery of Art

Call Number: S017
Scope and Contents: This collection consists of a special edition reprint of National Geographic magazine from March 1967 with the headline “The National Gallery after a Quarter Century by John Walker, Director, National Gallery of Art.” It is 38 pages in length and includes color photographs. Paul Mellon and the Mellon family feature prominently within the magazine’s articles.
Dates: March 1, 1967

Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation records

Call Number: YCAL MSS 342
Overview: The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation Records document the activities of the foundation during its nearly two-decade existence, including the administration and distribution of Georgia O'Keeffe's physical and financial assets, the management of her intellectual property rights, and the publication of a catalogue raisonné of her work, among other accomplishments. The records cover the foundation's relationships with a variety of museums, galleries, collectors, publishers, and exhibition organizers,...
Dates: circa 1950-2006, bulk 1986-2006