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April 12, 1996 – August 18, 1996
Museum: Portrait Gallery
Location: Galleries 121A & B
To mark the Smithsonian's 150th anniversary, this 200-object exhibition focuses on 1846, the Institution's founding year. The exhibition features portraits, genre paintings, maps, political cartoons, broadsides, books, costumes, sheet music, and other memorabilia (including a doll belonging to Patty Reed, a survivor of the Donner party expedition).
Catalogue: $24.95 (paper)
See April 1996 Smithsonian magazine, p. 38
Note: This exhibition is in conjunction with the Smithsonian's 150th Anniversary.