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Jeffrey E. Thompson, a Project Director at the Smithsonian Institution Traveling exhibition Service, died December 31, 2012 after a brief illness at Fairfax Hospital. Mr. Thompson joined the Smithsonian in 1993 from the Ph.D Program in Art and Art History at Yale University. He received an MA in Art History from Williams College and a B.A. from the College of William and Mary. His many academic honors included the Samuel H. Kress Foundation Fellowship, Yale University Fellowship, and NYU's prestigious Frick Symposium Lecture. He taught University Art History at Princeton, Duke, Yale, and the University of Minnesota. During his 20 years at the Smithsonian, he directed more than 37 traveling exhibitions in collaboration with international and national culture organizations including the Vatican Libraries, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the State Museums of Russia, the Mexican Cultural Institute, the National Archives, the AARP, University of Maryland as well as the Smithsonian's many museums.
Beloved son of the late Harry and Susan Thompson; brother of Klysta Armstrong, Kevin R. Thompson and Bruce T. Thompson. Family will receive friends at the Money and King Funeral Home, 171 W. Maple Ave., Vienna, VA on Friday, January 4, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 5, at 11:30 a.m. at Vienna Presbyterian Church, 124 Park Street, NE, Vienna, VA.
Interment to follow at National Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made tlo the Smithsonian Instuition Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), please designate "Jeff Thompson", P.O. Box 37012, MRC 941, Washington, DC 20013-7012 or online at
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Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 4, 2013
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