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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1999
Size:
0.9 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-011
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition exploring and examining religious imagery in African American art curated by Deborah Willis. The show was organized by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture and held at the Anacostia Gallery February 14, 1999 through June 15, 1999. This exhibit featured over 60 artists including David C. Driskell, Leslie King-Hammond, Radcliffe Bailey, Chester Higgins, Jr., and Valerie Maynard.

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Creators:
Igoe, Lynn, 1937-2006
Igoe, James
Dates:
1883
1968-1996
Size:
0.2 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.igoelynn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Lynn and James Igoe papers measure 0.2 linear feet and date primarily from 1968 to 1996 with a single receipt dating from 1883. The papers include correspondence primarily related to the Igoes' book 250 Years of Afro-American Art: An Annotated Bibliography, but also related to the Federal Tax Reform Act of 1969 and its effect on artists, as well as correspondence from artists to Norman Pendergraft; artist files; and printed material.

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Creators:
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988
Dates:
1937-1982
Size:
2.1 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bearroma
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of Romare Bearden measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1982. The collection includes biographical information, correspondence, writings by and about Bearden, miscellaneous legal and financial material, photographs, drawings, and printed material. Found are numerous letters referring to African-American arts movements of the 1960s and 1970s, including exhibitions, publications, associations, and scattered letters of a more personal nature.

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Creators:
Smith, Damballah Dolphus
American Red Cross
Dates:
1992
Size:
5 Posters (28 x 24 inches)
Collection ID:
ACMA.10-004.11
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Proverb 1 "He who upsets a thing should know how to rearrange it" (Sierra Leonean) -- Proverb 3 "The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people" (Ghanian) -- Proverb 4 "He who does not cultivate his field will die of hunger" (Guinean)-- Proverb 5 "When spider webs unite they can tie up a lion" (Ethiopian)-- and Proverb 6 "He who conceals hi...

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Creators:
McWillie, Judith
Dates:
circa 1984-1986
Size:
0.4 Linear Feet
Collection ID:
AAA.mcwijudi
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The videos and slides on African American folk artists Dilmus Hall, Mary T. Smith, and J.B. Murry measure 0.4 linear feet and date from circa 1984 to 1986. The collection includes recorded interviews conducted by art historian Judith McWillie with the artists about their lives and work, and color slides of Dilmus Hall and Mary T. Smith with their work.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1982-11-14 - 1983-02-27
Size:
0.9 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-054
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on selected works by John N. Robinson and Larry Lebby. The exhibition, held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, ran from November 14, 1982 --February 27, 1983. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, education packets, floor plans, and catalogues.

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Creators:
Barnett-Aden Gallery
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1974
Size:
1.17 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-010
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on selected works from the Barnett-Aden Gallery, which closed in 1969. The show was organized by the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum and exhibited there from January 20 through May 6, 1974. Afterwards, the show went on display at the Corcoran Gallery of Art from January 10 to February 9, 1975. 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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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production
Dates:
1966-1995
Size:
125 oversize drawings.
Collection ID:
Accession 96-132
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of design plans for exhibits at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA). Exhibits include: Free Within Ourselves: African American Art from the National Museum of American Art, 1994-1995; The Arts and Crafts Movement in California: Living the Good Life, 1993-1994; American Wicker: Woven Furniture from 1850-1930,...

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Creators:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004
Dates:
1918-2005
bulk 1960s-2005
Size:
12.5 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.donajeff
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of African American artist and educator Jeff Donaldson measure 12.5 linear feet and date from 1918 to 2005, with the bulk of the records dating from the 1960s to 2005. The collection documents Donaldson's work as a professional artist, his academic career at Howard University, and his leadership role in the Black Arts Movement through biographical material, a small amount of professional and personal correspondence, personal business records, writings by Donaldson and others, research files, artist files, sound recordings of interviews Donaldson conducted with over 40 artists, teaching files, exhibition files, printed material, and photographs. Also found are detailed records of his professional activities and leadership roles in AfriCOBRA, CONFABA, FESTAC, and the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC), including documentation on the Wall of Respect mural.

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Creators:
National Museum of American Art. Office of Design and Production
Dates:
1967-1996
Size:
12 cu. ft. (12 record storage boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 96-131
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records which document planning for exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA). Also included are records pertaining to departmental issues in the museum. Materials consist of general correspondence, memoranda, and notes; correspondence of David B. Keeler, Chief of Design and Production, 1973-1985; exh...

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