Oral history interview with Philip Rhys Adams

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.adams76
Creators:
Adams, Philip Rhys, 1908-1993
Bruner, Louise Katherine, 1910-
Dates:
1976 September 29
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
80 Pages
Transcript
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
An interview of Philip Rhys Adams conducted 1976 September 29, by Louise Bruner, for the Archives of American Art.
Scope and Contents
Adams discusses the development of the Cincinnati Art Museum and the arrangement of its collections; gifts to the Museum from John Josiah Emery, Mary Emery, Herbert Greer French, Mary Hanna and Mary Johnston; Cincinnati artists including Jim Dine, Frank Duveneck, Henry Francis, Tom Wesselman, and Worthington Whittredge; the expense of a loan exhibition versus museum purchases; and the Contemporary Arts Center and other educational programs. Adams also summarizes his educational background and career.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Philip Rhys Adams (1908-1993) was the museum director of Cincinnati Art Museum.

Administration
Existence and Location of Copies
Transcript available by request and through interlibrary loan. Audio may be available by request pending review and approval by the Archives.
Author
Sponsor
Funding for this interview was provided by Matilda Wilson. Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and others.

General
General
Originally recorded on 3 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hrs., 39 min.

Keywords
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Museum directors -- Ohio -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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Art museums -- Ohio -- Cincinnati Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dine, Jim, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Duveneck, Frank, 1848-1919 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Francis, Henry Sayles, 1902-1994 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wesselmann, Tom, 1931-2004 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Cincinnati Art Museum Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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