Photographs of Harry Fonseca artwork, circa 1989

Summary
Collection ID:
NAA.PhotoLot.89-25
Creators:
Fonseca, Harry , 1946-2006
Dates:
circa 1989
Languages:
Undetermined
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Physical Description:
15 Copy negatives
429 Copy color slides
Repository:

Scope and Contents note
Scope and Contents note
Images of art pieces by Harry Fonseca, many of which depict his representation of the mythical figure Coyote. Included are copies of the 115 color slides Fonseca used in his lecture at the Smithsonian in 1989. There are also images of his "Stone Poems" series, each Smithsonian-exhibited piece, and views of the exhibit as a whole.

Biographical/Historical note
Biographical/Historical note
Harry Fonseca is a Nisenan Maidu artist who was influenced by basketry designs, his experience as a Maidu dancer, and creation stories and myths. In 1979, he started his Coyote series, which depicts Coyote the trickster in non-traditional settings. Fonseca lectured on his work at the Smithsonian on February 9, 1989 as part of an exhibition of his art in the National Museum of Natural History.

Administration
Author
Sarah Ganderup
Existence and Location of Originals note
Originals retained by Harry Fonseca.
Custodial History note
Original lecture slides loaned for copying by Harry Fonseca, 1989.

Local Call Number(s)
Local Call Number(s)
NAA Photo Lot 89-25

Reproduction Note
Reproduction Note
Copy slides and negatives made by Smithsonian Institution, 1989.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access note
The collection is open for research.
Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Conditions Governing Use note
This copy collection has been obtained for reference purposes only. Contact the repository for terms of use and access.
Preferred Citation note
Photo lot 89-25, Photographs of Harry Fonseca artwork, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution

Addl. KW Subj
Addl. KW Subj
Maidu

Location of Other Archival Materials
Location of Other Archival Materials
The National Museum of the American Indian holds two paintings by Fonseca.

Keywords
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Repository Contact
National Anthropological Archives
Museum Support Center
4210 Silver Hill Road
Suitland 20746
naa@si.edu
http://www.anthropology.si.edu/naa/