Index of American Design

October 14, 1984 – February 2, 1985

West Building Ground Floor

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 85 examples were chosen from the 17,000 renderings of American decorative arts, to illustrate the breadth of this federal work project. The exhibition was arranged in 4 geographical areas.

Organization: Laurie Weitzenkorn was the coordinator. This was one of a group of small exhibitions of graphics, Nineteenth-Century America on Paper: Four Exhibitions, opening at the same time.

Image: Lucille Chabot, Gabriel Weather Vane, c. 1939, watercolor on paper, Index of American Design, 1943.8.9505

Attendance: 50,948

Brochure: The Index of American Design, by Nancy E. Allyn. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1984.