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The collection began in 1846. Congress declared that there should be "a gallery of art" as part of the Smithsonian Institution. By 1968 the collection was moved to the current location. It is in the building that was built in the early 1800s. It is called the Old Patent Office Building. SAAM is located in the same building as the National Portrait Gallery.
References[change | change source]
- "Museum History". Smithsonian Institution. Archived from the original on 20 August 2014. Retrieved 11 May 2014.
- Calos, Katherine. "Heads will turn". Times-Dispatch.
- Smithsonian Institution News Desk, consulted July 22, 2023
- William H. Holmes (1922). Catalogue of Collections. Smithsonian Institution National Gallery of Art. p. 3.
- Mark Stuart (May 6, 1968). "National art gets a new home". The Morning Call. Paterson, NJ – via Newspapers.com.
- "National Historic Landmarks Program: Old Patent Office". National Park Service. 2010-01-24. Archived from the original on 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2023-08-26.
- "Renwick Gallery joins Smithsonian". Asbury Park Press. January 31, 1972 – via Newspapers.com.
Other websites[change | change source]
- Media related to Smithsonian American Art Museum at Wikimedia Commons