Productions,
circa 1982-1987

Summary
Collection ID:
Accession 02-170
Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Dates:
circa 1982-1987
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Descriptive Entry
Descriptive Entry
This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" and "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art." "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" is a 29-minute film finished in 1982 exploring the growth of impressionism in America during the nineteenth century. Featured artists include Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson, and William Merritt Chase. Materials include 1" magnetic tape master and 16 mm final audio mix master, English and remixed versions. "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" was awarded the1982 Bronze Cindy from the Information Film Producers of America and the 1981 Bronze Chris Plaque from the Columbus Film Festival. It premiered in Paris and toured Europe before being marketed as a home video beginning in 1995. "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art" is a 30-minute educational film completed in 1987 chronicling the unique role of archives in documenting the history of American art. The film was used by the Archives of American Art for fundraising activities. Material includes copy of 16 mm final audio mix. "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art" was awarded 2nd place at the 1988 American Film and Video Festival and won the 1989 CINE Golden Eagle Award.

Notes
SI Records

Using the Collection
Prefered Citation
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-170, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Access Restriction
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Robinson, Theodore, 1852-1896 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Archives of American Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art (Motion picture : 1987) Title Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Impressionism Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures. -- Production and direction Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Documentary films Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sound recordings Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Motion pictures (visual works) Genre/Form Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Smithsonian Institution Archives
Washington, D.C.
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