Preliminary preparations for "American Kaleidoscope" began in the spring of 1993. Inevitably, a project of this length has built upon the efforts of many individuals, some within our institution and others associated with organizations outside. At the Smithsonian American Art Museum, I must first express my gratitude to our director, Elizabeth Broun, who from the very beginning demonstrated nothing but enthusiasm and confidence . . .

Jacquelyn Days Serwer
Acting Chief Curator
Smithsonian American Art Museum