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file
Collection ID:
Accession 12-375
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

"History, Context and Materials: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the National Museum of African Art," 1985-1986

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art. Curatorial
Dates:
1981-2011
Size:
17 cu. ft. (17 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 12-375
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession documents closed, denied, and unfinished exhibitions at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). These records contain correspondence, research, notes, checklists, label texts, brochures, floor plans and designs, clippings, loan information, photographs, slides, transparencies, and negatives. Some materials are in electronic ...

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Dates:
1982-87
Level:
file
Collection ID:
AAA.ybartoma
Repository:
Archives of American Art

(course bibliography, University of Washington Continuing Education; TYF's notes on folk art; flyers; lecture announcement; brochures; exhibition announcements; San Antonio Museum Un-School schedule; San Antonio Museum Association Quarterly, Autumn 1986; letter to TYF from David J. de la Torre, Executive Director, The Mexican Museum, San Francisco,...

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Creators:
Anacostia Neighborhood Museum
Dates:
circa 1985
Level:
item
Size:
1 Video recording (open reel, 1 inch)
3 sound recordings (open reel, 1/4 inch)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-024
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Harlem Renaissance Exhibit Tape provides a brief overview of the exhibition, The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties, which presents the evolution and achievements of black creative expression beginning in Harlem and spreading across the United States during th 1920s. Literary, visual, performance, and cinematic achievements are highlighted. In...

Short exhibition film. Part of The Renaissance: Black Arts of the Twenties Audiovisual Records. AV003431: outtakes. AV003439: narration. AV003430: narration outtakes. AV003325 and AV003431: undated. AV003439 and AV003430: dated 19861110.

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Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1985-09 - 1986-12
Size:
10.55 Linear feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-024
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on the history and art of the Harlem Renaissance. The exhibition, held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, ran from September 1985-December 1986. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.

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Anacostia Museum
Octagon (Washington, D.C.)
Dates:
1995
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item
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1 video recording (VHS)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-017
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

To a group of docents, Curator Kym S. Rice explained the context of the exhibition 'Southern City, National Ambition: The Growth of Washington, D.C. 1880-1860' and answered questions at The Octagon Museum.

Lecture. Dated 19950930.

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Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Product Design and Decorative Arts Department
Dates:
circa 1985-2008
Size:
23.85 cu. ft. (21 record storage boxes) (2 document boxes) (2 tall document boxes) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 09-175
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting research, planning, design, execution, and installation of exhibitions during the tenure of David Revere McFadden, Curator, 1978-1993; Deborah Shinn, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-1996, and Assistant Curator, 1997-2002; and Sarah Coffin, Curator, 2004- . Exhibitions documented in this accession include ...

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Creators:
Anacostia Museum
Dates:
circa 1996
Level:
item
Size:
2 sound recordings (audio cassette)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-042
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

During docent training for the exhibition 'Down Through the Years: Stories from the Anacostia Museum's Collection,' docents learned about the major sections of the exhibition as well as specific objects in the museum's collection and context for those objects. Material culture, why people and society needs things, the meaning of treasure seen in ev...

Training. Audio only. Related to exhibition 'Down Through the Years: Stories from the Anacostia Museum's Collection.' AV001103: dated 19980427. AV001097: dated 19960427.

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Creators:
Ottenberg, Simon
Dates:
1959-1960
Level:
item
Size:
1 Slide (col.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2000-007
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

This photograph was taken by Dr. Simon Ottenberg while conducting field research at Afikpo village-group, southeastern Nigeria, from September 1959 to December 1960.

Original caption reads, "Egbiri masquerader, from Ezi Itim compound, Mgbom. He wears a netted string face mask." [Ottenberg field research notes, September 1959-December 1960, Part I].

Publication caption reads, "Egbiri player at an njenji parade."

"One of the net costume at this play is egbiri, or ochinza, as noninitiates to the secret society call it. The egbiri wears an elaborate headpiece which has a number of rectangular or square mirrors placed on it, facing forward, and there are dyed colored feathers, often pink, projecting from its top edges. There are usually only one or two egbiri ...