Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
The Jacob Kainen papers date from 1905 to 2003, bulk, 1940-2001, and measure 21.7 linear feet.The collection consists primarily of personal correspondence to and from friends and family members and professional correspondence concerning Kainen's activities as an artist, curator, teacher and art collector. The collection also contains biographical material, writings, diaries, inventories, transcripts, photographs, works of art by other artists, video and audio recordings and printed material
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
The papers of Burt Chernow measure 21.8 linear feet and consist mainly of research materials gathered and produced in the course of writing "Christo and Jeanne-Claude: A Biography," over an extensive period of close contact with the subjects, from the early 1980s until Chernow's death in 1997. Research materials for the biography include photocopies of personal documents of the Christos, hundreds of recorded interviews with Christo, Jeanne-Claude, their family members, and their associates, transcripts of interviews and research on interview subjects, other collected research material compiled chronologically, drafts of the biography written by Chernow, drafts of the biography and its epilogue produced after Chernow's death, and business records related to the book's production, which include significant correspondence with the Christos. Also found are the published German and U.S. editions of the biography, printed materials and photographs related to the book's subject matter, and ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
The papers of Richard Artschwager measure 5.5 linear feet and date from 1959-2013. The collection documents Artschwager's activities as a sculptor and painter through extensive correspondence, talks and a lecture, exhibition files, printed material, and photographs
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
The Murals of Aztlán Film Production Records, 1981, consist of film footage, sound recordings, and notes from the documentary produced during the exhibition "Murals of Aztlán: the Street Painters of East Los Angeles" at the Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles in 1981. Film and sound elements in the collection include original sound recordings, work print, outtakes, and trims. Also found are production notes, museum memorandums concerning the exhibition schedule, and a transcript of a recorded conversation among muralists
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
The papers of painter, printmaker, and collage artist Nancy Spero measure 27 linear feet and are dated 1940s-2009. Biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, writings, subject files, personal business records, printed material, and photographic materials provide an overview of her exhibitions, major projects, and personal life. Also documented is her interest and participation in political and social movements including anti-war, women's rights, animal rights, and raising awareness about repressive regimes, and the treatment of political prisoners
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
The papers of museum director Perry Townsend Rathbone measure 4.3 linear feet and date from 1929 to 1985. The papers document Rathbone's career as museum director of the City Art Museum of St. Louis and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and his later work with Christie's New York office. Found within the papers are biographical materials, correspondence with friends and colleagues, writings, professional and project files, printed materials, and photographs, mostly of exhibitions
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
Biographical material, correspondence, business records, subject files, teaching files, exhibition files, writings, scrapbooks, photographs, works of art, printed material, and audio visual material relating to Margret Craver Withers career as a silversmith
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
The papers of Jan Butterfield measure 15 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 1997. Papers contain hundreds of recorded interviews with and lectures by artists, panel discussions of artists and art historians, as well as extensive writings by Butterfield. Also found are project files, personal business records, printed materials, photographs, and additional sound and video recordings related to art subjects
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
The records of the New York artist-cooperative Park Place, The Gallery of Art Research, Inc. and the Soho contemporary art gallery Paula Cooper Gallery measure 49.8 linear feet and date from 1961 to 2006. The collection documents the founding of the Park Place Gallery and its artists through correspondence, artists' files, photographic materials, financial records, printed materials, and scattered business records. The bulk of the collection is Paula Cooper Gallery records; nearly two-thirds of which are artists' files containing a variety of materials such as correspondence, printed materials, and photographic materials. Also found is additional business correspondence, business records, financial records, and printed materials for Paula Cooper Gallery, as well as a handful of records from Paula Johnson Gallery
Smithsonian Institution - Archives of American Art
A majority of the collection consists of video recordings on VHS and Beta containing raw footage and finished documentaries produced by Linda Freeman on prominent artists such as Bettye and Alison Saar, Red Grooms, Romare Bearden, Robert Colescott, Elizabeth Catlett, Emma Amos, Howardena Pindell, Horace Pippin, Jackie Winsor, Jennifer Bartlett, Benny Andrews, Richard Mayhew, Jacob Lawrence, Chuck Close, Faith Ringgold, Jimmy Ernst and Max Ernst among others. The footage includes studio visits and interviews with the artists. Also included are artists' releases, photographs of artists, transcripts, and artists' files relating to the films