Marilyn Zeitlin research material

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.zeitmari
Creators:
Zeitlin, Marilyn
Dates:
1985 Mar. 25 - 1991 Mar. 9
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
(6 sound cassettes + printed material)
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Interviews conducted by Marilyn Zeitlin of John Ahearn, his assistant Rigoberto Torres, his model Raymond Garcia, and his dealers Brooke and Carolyn Alexander; an interview of Miles Carpenter conducted by Chris Gregson; related printed material.
Scope and Contents
Tapes related to Ahearn reflect research done by Zeitlin in preparation for a catalog essay on Ahearn and Torres for an exhibition of their work at the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston entitled "South Bronx Hall of Fame". Interviews focus on Ahearn and his interaction with the residents of the South Bronx, who are his models and principal audience. A catalog of the exhibition is included.
Scope and Contents
Carpenter discusses his early carvings, his dealer Jeffrey T. Camp and selling his carvings locally; the development of his work and his use of tree limbs, roots, fur, enamel paint and other materials; life size constructions and subjects such as monkeys, kangaroos, devils, snakes and Indians; and his exhibitions and performances. Also included is a brochure from his exhibition, "The Wood Carver from Waverly" at the Anderson Gallery at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia which includes an essay by Zeitlin.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Art administrator, curator, gallery director. Zeitlin is the director of the Washington Project for the Arts, former director of the Anderson Gallery in Richmond, Virginia and former curator of the Contemporary Arts Museum in Houston, Texas.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated 1991 by Marilyn Zeitlin.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Untranscribed interviews and unfilmed printed material; use requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. office.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Group work in art Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- New York (State) -- New York Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood-carving -- Virginia Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Plaster casts Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art dealers -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Artists' models -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Folk artists -- Virginia -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood-carvers -- Virginia -- Interviews Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Interviews Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Camp, Jeffrey Thomas, 1944- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hall, Michael D., 1941- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Torres, Rigoberto Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Ahearn, John, 1951- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alexander, Brooke Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Alexander, Carolyn Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Carpenter, Miles B. (Miles Burkholder), 1889- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Garcia, Raymond Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gregson, Chris Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Dallas Museum for Contemporary Arts Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Anderson Gallery Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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