Smithsonian Affiliation

Councilman Allan Meagher, Harold Closter (Smithsonian Affiliations), Richard Huff (Irving Arts Center), Gus Tramp and Aaron Glavas (Smithsonian Affiliations) recognize the Irving Arts Center during the 2007 Transportation Summit.

Councilman Allan Meagher, Harold Closter (Smithsonian Affiliations), Richard Huff (Irving Arts Center), Gus Tramp and Aaron Glavas (Smithsonian Affiliations) recognize the Irving Arts Center during the 2007 Transportation Summit.

The Smithsonian Affiliations program recognized the Irving Art Center’s ongoing commitment to excellence by including the institution in its program in 2007. This partnership gives the Arts Center the ability to borrow from the Smithsonian’s extensive collection of artifacts – incorporating selections from the 136-million object collection into future exhibitions. Other benefits include access to the Smithsonian’s educational resources and expertise in the fields of conservation, collections care and exhibition development. The Arts Center also offers a dual membership for patrons with Smithsonian Affiliations through the Art Connection program.

About Smithsonian Affiliations

Smithsonian Affiliations offers museums, non-profit cultural institutions and educational organizations across the country the opportunity to work in collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution and to have greater access to Smithsonian collections and resources.

The program has established partnerships with 160 museums and educational and cultural organizations in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Panama and Puerto Rico since it was first established in 1996.

In addition, the program provides outreach opportunities including curriculum development, lectures, traveling exhibitions, workshops, study tours and more.

Associations
City of Irving
Irving Community Television Network
Irving Chamber of Commerce
Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau
Irving Hotels
Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau
Smithsonian Institution
Smithsonian Affiliations
Americans for the Arts
Association of Performing Arts Presenters
Dallas Art Dealers Association
Dance Council of North Texas
Dallas Fort Worth Area Tourism Council
International Association of Venue Managers
North Texas Business Council for the Arts
Southwest Presenters Association
Texans for the Arts
Texas Association of Museums
American Alliance of Museums