Getty Research Institute
The Soby papers document his nearly 45-year career in 20th-century art scholarship and criticism. Materials date from about 1929 when he became a third partner in Edwin Valentine Mitchell, Inc., booksellers and publishers, to his retirement from the board of trustees at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in 1975. The bulk of the material is from 1935-1955, when Soby was most active, and primarily consists of correspondence from 20th-century artists and photographers, MOMA personnel, curators, critics, friends and family members -- The collection has very few copies of Soby's own letters, but it does contain some manuscripts and notes for his publications. The correspondence files also include many original drawings and photographs and handmade cards from artists. Filed in separate series are a substantial quantity of letters and drawings from the Russian-born American painter and set designer Eugene Berman, and letters, manuscripts and other material from and about American painter Peter ... Read More
Library of Congress - National Union Catalog of Manuscript Collections
Topics include personal background; and the Walters Art Gallery, including its expansion, finances, visitors, changes after he became director, strengths and weaknesses of the collection, and the relationship of the gallery, its trustees, and the Baltimore municipal government
Harvard University Art Museums Archives
These papers of Fogg Art Museum Director Edward Waldo Forbes document his administration of the museum and a wide range of personal and professional activities and interests. The bulk of the collection dates from 1909 to 1944. The papers consist primarily of correspondence, including a series of correspondence with art dealers, and also include photographs, reports, expedition field notes and journals, printed material, newspaper clippings, blueprints, meeting minutes, letters of recommendation, insurance records, invoices, page proofs, telegrams, rubbings, sketches, visiting cards, shipping documents and press releases
Baltimore Museum of Art - Archives and Manuscripts Collections
The Director⁰́₉s Office records reflect the activities of the Department located within The Baltimore Museum of Art. The Department⁰́₉s records total 84.2 linear feet and date from 1927 to 2012 with the bulk of materials dating from 1962 to 2012. The records consist of a variety of materials including correspondence, ephemera, essay drafts, notes, photographs, reports, and research material. The majority of materials are located within the Subject Files series. The records were created by Museum Directors: Florence N. Levy, Meyric C. Rogers, Roland J. McKinney, Leslie Cheek, Jr., Adelyn D. Breeskin, Charles Parkhurst, William Voss Elder III (Acting Director), Tom L. Freudenheim, Arnold L. Lehman, and Doreen Bolger. Files were maintained in the original order that they were received. Files within the Alphabetical Correspondence, Subject Files, and Renovations and Reinstallations series were kept by multiple directors over the years and one folder on a particular subject may ... Read More
University of Oregon
The Gertrude Bass Warner Papers, which span the years 1879-1954, consist of papers, business records, photographs, and an unpublished manuscript all relating to her interest in Asian culture and her work promoting international understanding through art. The collection documents her family history, her involvement with organizations devoted to improving international relations with Asia, her major accomplishments, and her work at the University of Oregon
Museum of Modern Art
Research collection amassed in the 1960s-1980s documenting the life and work of Edward Steichen (1879-1973): painter, designer, photographer, museum curator, exhibition organizer, filmmaker
Museum of Modern Art
The Alfred H. Barr, Jr. Papers are composed of files kept during Barr's tenure at the Museum of Modern Art, including personal and professional correspondence with museum officials, curators, writers, historians, critics, art associations, foundations, magazines, artists, and collectors such as John Canaday, Stanton Catlin, Camilla Gray, René d'Harnoncourt, John Hightower, Roland Penrose, and James Thrall Soby. Office files cover staff, exhibitions, publications and collections of MoMA, and abstract art, cubism and futurism (some related to Barr's book Cubism and Abstract Art, 1936.) There are files present on the Foundation for Arts, Religion and Culture (ARC), Barr's travels, lectures, speeches, exhibitions, publications, political controversies, and artists and collections in the U.S.S.R.; writings, including travel notebooks regarding his trip to Russia, 1959, visits with Pablo Picasso, 1956, and Henri Matisse, 1952; exhibition catalogs, clippings and printed material; and ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of correspondence created or maintained by Johnnetta B. Cole, Director 2009- . The records consist of correspondence with museums, educational institutions, professional societies, corporations, foundations, and individuals in the field of African art and related studies. Materials also include clippings, brochures, photographs, negatives, slides, and audiovisual materials. Some materials are in electronic format. Records dating before Cole's tenure were created by previous museum directors Warren M. Robbins, 1979-1983; Sylvia H. Williams, 1983-1996; Roslyn A. Walker, 1997-2002; and Sharon F. Patton, 2003-2008.
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records documenting the Director's involvement in many aspects of exhibition development at the National Portrait Gallery during the tenure of Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000). Exhibitions documented include "Drawings by Hugo Gellert;" "Tete a ?Tete: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson;" "A Durable Memento: Portraits by Augustus Washington, African American Daguerreotypist;" "Edward Sorel: Unauthorized Portraits;" "Ernest Hemingway: A Writer in His Time;" "Hans Namuth: Portraits;" "Franklin and His Friends: Portraying the Man of Science in Eighteenth-Century America;" "George and Martha Washington Portraits from the Presidential Years;" "Paul Robeson: Artist and Citizen;" "Theodore Roosevelt: Icon of the American Century;" "Andy Warhol's Flash - November 22, 1963;" "Faces of Time: Seventy-Five Years of Time Magazine Cover Portraits;" "George C. Marshall: Soldier of Peace;" "Edith Wharton's World: Portraits of People and Places;" "Le Tumulte ... Read More
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Descriptive Entry This accession consists of records documenting the Director's involvement in many aspects of exhibition development at the National Portrait Gallery during the tenures of Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000) and Marc Pachter (2000-2007). Exhibitions documented include "Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs;" "A Brush with History: Paintings from the National Portrait Gallery;" "Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawings;" "American Women: A Selection from the National Portrait Gallery;" "Women of Our Time: Twentieth-Century Photographs from the National Portrait Gallery;" "Gilbert Stuart;" "Portraits in Jazz: Thirty Musicians Who Made a Difference;" "Celebrity Caricature in America;" "Philippe Halsman: A Retrospective;" "Portraits of the Presidents;" "Portraiture Now;" "America's Presidents;" and "One Life: Walt Whitman, a kosmos." Materials include loan requests, correspondence, memoranda, agreements, scripts, catalog manuscripts, brochures, and ... Read More


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