Building a National Collection: 150 Years of Print Collecting at the Smithsonian

March 27, 1996 – October 19, 1997

National Museum of American History
1300 Constitution Ave., NW
Washington, DC

3rd Floor, West Wing, Graphic Arts Hall

See on Map Floor Plan

This exhibition focuses on changing ideas of collecting and connoisseurship in prints over the past century and a half. The first section deals with Old Masters in the New World; other sections deal with other aspects of collecting and the rise of interest in American prints. All images are from the museum's collection.