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Dates:
1934-1995, undated
Level:
series
Size:
2.5 Linear feet (Boxes 1-3)
Collection ID:
AAA.kadireub
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letters found here are from friends and colleagues including Herman Cherry, Philip Guston, Hilaire Hiler, Jules Langsner, Urban Neininger, Charles Pollock, and Jackson Pollock. One letter from the Leonard Stark family contains a small photograph of Georgia O'Keeffe. Some of the folders contain letters from a single correspondent, and some contain a...

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Digitized Content Discusses the design, installation, and opening of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, reminiscences of staff, the board of trustees, artists, and critics; the opening of the museum, and early exhibitions, including: architect Gordon Bunschaft's vision for the Hirshhorn building; the installation of the collection for the opening of the museum; reminiscences of staff Michael Shapiro, Cynthia Jaffee McCabe, and Inez Garson; the plan and reconfiguration of the Sculpture Garden; the role of the Smithsonian in the new museum; the purpose of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Board of Trustees; reflections on the political climate during the 1970s; the initial objections toward the Hirshhorn Museum prior to its opening; hearings on the museum by the U.S. Congress; moving the collection to Washington, D.C.; the Bicentennial of the American Revolution exhibitions; public attendance and response once the museum opened; ideas on the depth of the collections and the role that research plays in a museum; the The Noble Buyer: John Quinn, Patron of the Avant-Garde exhibition; Hirshhorn's collection of Benin art now housed at the National Museum of African Art; the article by Harold Rosenberg on the opening of the museum; John Beardsley and the Probing the Earth: Contemporary Land Projects exhibition; reminiscences of the sculptor Henry Moore; the exhibition interests of Charles W. Millard, III, the first Chief Curator; The Avant Garde in Russia exhibition and the play Victory Over the Sun; reminiscences of artist Larry Rivers; exhibitions curated by Joseph Shannon, such as the R. B. Kitaj exhibition; the obligation to show overseas exhibitions; the installation of the Jesus Raphael Soto retrospective; the Bicentennial exhibition openings; The Sources of Country Music (Thomas Hart Benton's final mural) exhibition; personal recollections of Thomas Hart Benton and American mural painting; the Raphael Soyer exhibitions; the Smithsonian underground complex; the curatorial staff; the Hirshhorn film program; acquisition of Action in Chains (L'Action Enchainee) Monument to Louis-Blanqui by Aristide Maillol; reminiscences of registrars Brian Kavanaugh and Doug Robinson; reminiscences of artists Fernando Botero and Raphael Soyer; foreign dignitaries; the di Suvero dedication ceremony; the Hirshhorn Holiday program; and reminiscences of Steven E. Weil.
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file
Collection ID:
Record Unit 9600
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Creators:
Avery, Milton, 1885-1965
Dates:
1926-1982
bulk 1950-1982
Size:
2.8 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.avermilt
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of abstract painter Milton Avery measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1926 to 1982, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1950 to 1982. Almost the entire collection consists of records of the Milton Avery Trust (2.4 linear feet) maintained by Avery's wife Sally, who served as a trustee. Milton Avery's business and personal correspondence (five folders) contains letters from friends and fellow artists, including a few from George Duthuit, Louis Eilshemius, Marsden Hartley, Wallace Putnam, and Mark Rothko. Also found are scattered writings about Avery, price lists, estate records, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and news clippings.

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Dates:
1976-1994
Level:
series
Size:
1.3 Linear feet (Boxes 1-2)
Collection ID:
AAA.tuckmarc
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This series contains professional and personal correspondence from artists and business colleagues to Marcia Tucker in her role as the Director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Letters from artists ask Tucker to review their work for inclusion in the New Museum's exhibition schedule. Files also include artists' statements and exhibition lists...

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Dates:
1974-1981
Level:
series
Size:
0.3 Linear feet (Box 9)
Collection ID:
AAA.defemari
Repository:
Archives of American Art

This series provides an overview of the exhibitions organized or curated by Gabriella De Ferrari at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in Boston, the Busch-Reisinger Museum and the Fogg Museum. Materials contain mostly fundraising letters, press releases, newsletters, invitations and announcements, clippings, exhibition itineraries, drawings, and p...

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National Museum of American History (U.S.). Division of Costume
Shaver, Dorothy, 1893-1959
Shaver, Elsie
Dates:
circa 1920-1959; undated
bulk 1945-1959
Size:
14 Sound recordings
32 Cassette tapes
1 Electronic discs (CD)
6 Cubic feet (22 boxes)
Collection ID:
NMAH.AC.0631
Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History

This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Dorothy Shaver, one of the best-known female executives in the 1950s; Shaver became the first female president of Lord & Taylor in 1945.

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Dates:
1955-2004, undated
Level:
series
Size:
(box 1; 0.8 linear ft.)
Collection ID:
AAA.kinglbre
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Correspondence in this series relates primarily to exhibitions in which Kington's work was represented. Records include invitations to participate in the exhibitions and Kington's responses, details about artwork selected, general arrangements for the shows, documentation of resulting sales, and occasionally, related printed material such as announ...

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Creators:
Tremaine, Emily Hall, 1908-1987
Dates:
circa 1890-2004
Size:
8.9 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.trememil
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of art collector Emily Hall Tremaine measure 8.9 linear feet, date from circa 1890 to 2004, and document the development of Tremaine's seminal collection of modernist, pop, and contemporary art. The papers comprise biographical material including a sound recording, personal correspondence, art collection files, artist files, exhibition loan files including a video recording, and reproduction request files. Also found are two scrapbooks documenting Tremaine's first marriage to Baron Maximilian von Romberg; and photographs of Tremaine, her family and friends, and works of art from her collection.

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Creators:
Turner, Robert Chapman, 1913-2005
Dates:
circa 1917-2005
Size:
13.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.turnrobe
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of ceramicist Robert Chapman Turner measure 13.3 linear feet and date from circa 1917 to 2005. The papers document Turner's career as an educator and studio potter through biographical material, correspondence, writings, teaching files, professional files including lectures, subject files, printed material, and photographs.

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Creators:
Knight, Gwendolyn
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000
Dates:
1816
1914-2008
bulk 1973-2001
Size:
25.35 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Collection ID:
AAA.lawrjaco
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American painter and educator Jacob Lawrence and his wife, artist Gwendolyn Knight measure 25.35 linear feet and 0.001 GB date from 1914 to 2008, with one item from 1816 and the bulk of the material dating from 1973 to 2001. The collection includes biographical material; correspondence including condolence letters to Gwendolyn Knight after Jacob Lawrence's death; writings by Jacob Lawrence and others; printed and digital material; photographs; personal business records; artwork; records from the Jacob Lawrence Catalogue Raisonné Project; materials related to the Jacob and Gwendolyn Knight Lawrence Foundation; professional files; and material related to awards and honors received by Jacob Lawrence and Gwendolyn Knight.

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