This accession consists of records relating to the Intertoys Multiexpo (the first international multiple museum exhibition of toys, play materials, and learning aids) of 1971, compiled by William W. Warner, Assistant Secretary for Public Service. It was a joint venture between the Smithsonian Institution, the Art Gallery of Ontario, UNICEF, UNESCO …
Letter from Erle Loran to Richard J. Wattenmaker
Letter from Erle Loran, Berkeley, Calif., to "Mr. Wattenmaker," Toronto, thanking him for sending "the magnificent catalogue of your Puvis de Chavannes exhibition. I realize how much we have forgotten about Puvis and how far reaching his influence on modern french painting was." He mentions Puvis' influence on Seurat and …
Alan R. Solomon papers
The papers of New York art historian, museum director, curator, writer, and educator, Alan R. Solomon, measure 9.9 linear feet and date from 1907-1970, with the bulk of the material dating from 1944-1970. Through biographical material, correspondence, interview transcripts, writings and notes, teaching and study files, subject files, exhibition files, business records, printed material, and photographs, the collection documents Solomon's education, his early teaching appointments at Cornell University, and his subsequent direction of many diverse curatorial and research projects relating to contemporary American art, particularly the transition from Abstract Expressionism to later modern movements, and the thriving New York City art scene.
Jeff Thomas photographs
The photographs include an image of Jack Moore, a Pima dancer, with the American flag painted on his face; a portrait of the dancer Kevin Haywahe (Assiniboine) wearing a wolf-hide and feather headdress with beaded sun wheel medallion and beaded appendage, elaborate face painting, pipe bead necklace and elaborately beaded breast ornament; an outdoor view of a young boy posed beside grafitti that reads "Cultural Revolution"; a young man standing in front of a grain elevator and wearing a t-shirt with an image of Christopher Columbus and the caption "Founder of the New World"; and a triptych documenting the urban Onondaga Iroquois experience in Ottawa, Ontario.
Marion Greenstone papers
The papers of painter and educator Marion Greenstone measure 4.6 linear feet, and date from 1929-2014. The collection documents Greenstone's career through biographical materials, mixed professional and personal correspondence, writings and notebooks, exhibition and gallery files, teaching files, personal business records, printed material, sketches and sketchbooks, and photographs. The papers also include three motion picture films comprised of homemade footage created by Greenstone.
E. Middleton Manigault correspondence and account book
Correspondence; and account book, 1906-1919, listing Manigault's works, prices, and buyers, and catalogs. Includes Mrs. Manigault's correspondence with Kenneth Hayes Miller and Lloyd Goodrich.
Dorothy Shepherd Photographs
Images of Near Eastern art objects, world sites, and architectural sites. The slide collection contains irreplaceable images of textiles, art objects and architectural sites from the Middle East and Iran. Highlights of the collection are the textile, Sasanian metal works and Middle Eastern and Iranian architectural sites.
A.W. Bahr Papers
Abel William Bahr was a coal merchant and general importer born in China who became an important collector of Chinese art. Several books and catalogues have been published about his collection. His papers include numerous drafts and notes about his memoirs as a collector, correspondence with other collectors and photographs of Chinese art objects, from jade to pottery to paintings.
Dr. Marcus Jacobson Papers of 20th Century Contemporary Artist Gu Wenda
1 Item (manuscript, hand written)
1 Exhibition catalog (includes essays and photographs)
1 Item (exhibition post card, black and white, 11 x 35 cm)
2 Photographs (color, 20 x 25 cm)
This collection was created and collected by the late Dr. Marcus Jacobson. It consists of materials relating to contemporary Chinese artist Gu Wenda, whom Dr. Jacobson supported in Gu's early days (mid-1980s) by purchasing works and trying to interest fellow US and Canadian academics (Dr. Jacobson was a well-known neuroscientist …
Kit Schwartz interviews with artists
A compendium of interviews for a project created by Kit Schwartz consisting of responses by 45 artists to the statement "People who live in glass houses should not throw stones" and responses from 90 artists to the question "Describe yourself as a person." Materials include sound recordings and corresponding transcripts of each …