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New Glory Part II: New Designs for Flags

June 15 – September 5, 1977
National Sculpture Garden site

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: The second part of a two-part exhibition featured 28 contemporary flags chosen from a national competition. The flags were flown on poles encircling the pool at the center of the proposed National Sculpture Garden. Part I of the exhibition, colonial and revolutionary-era flags, was shown from May 30 to September 5, 1976 and again for one day on June 14, 1977, the 200th anniversary of the stars and stripes as the official design for the United States flag.

Organization: The exhibitions were organized by the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. The aluminum poles and general installation in Washington were made possible by a grant from McDonald's Restaurants. Indoor versions of the exhibitions were circulated to museums and galleries by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service.

Catalog: New Glory: A Flag History and Design Project for the American Revolution Bicentennial, Part II: New Designs for Flags. Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1976.