Photographs taken by Sara Wendell Smith in 1991 of textiles by Nigerian artists. The works include Adire fabric, which is made in a resist dyeing technique, quilts and appliquÃ©s. The artists include Nike Davies, Adeyemo Kasali Onireke, Ayanniyi Akeem, Florence, Lola Yemisi, Waheed O. Saka, Rotimi Togbe, Gbenga Emmanual Togbe, Bayo Gbelekale, Lamidi Fakeye and Suzanne Wenger. Also included among the slides are scenes from Oshogbo, Nigeria.
The records of the New York City SoHo Artists Association measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1968 to 1978. They document the Association's lobbying efforts to change New York City zoning laws to allow artists to live and work in SoHo lofts. Found within the collection are correspondence, reports, founding documents, notes, publicity and printed material, photographs, and a sound recording of the first meeting of the Association in 1970.
This poster collection contains the 26 posters that made up the U.S. Department of State's traveling exhibition Visual Power: 21st Century Native American Artists/Intellectuals. The posters feature the work of 12 Native American artists and includes samples of the artists works and seperate posters for the artist's statements. The following Native...
The records of the Artist Tenants Association measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1959 to 1978. They document the Association's efforts to alter New York City building codes to permit artists to live in lofts, initiating the development of SoHo as an art center. Records include business correspondence, founding documents, memoranda and press releases, member lists, financial records, clippings, and a scrapbook of clippings pertaining to the organization.
An exhibition on contemporary African American women artists curated by Robert L. Hall and exhibited at the Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian Institution from November 1990 to April 1991. Artists included are: Erlena Chisolm Bland, Lilian Thomas Burwell, Yvonne Pickering Carter, Margo Humphrey, Martha Jackson-Jarvis, Viola Burley Leak, Winnie Owens-Hart, Stephanie E. Pogue, Malkia Roberts, Gail Shaw-Clemons, Sylvia Snowden, Renée Stout, Denise Ward-Brown, Joyce E. Wellman, and Adell Westbrook.
The Ann W. Heymann interviews with artists measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1974 to 1985. Heymann conducted interviews with 47 artists from the San Francisco Bay Area, Miami area, Arkansas, and New Orleans. The interviews were done in preparation for articles and writings published in or submitted to Art Voices/South and other publications; the Miami interviews were live radio broadcasts. Most of the interviews contain biographical information, artists' statements, and political and social attitudes.
55 Mercer Artists, Inc. records, 1939-2007, bulk 1970-2007, measure 5.1 linear feet. The records, which are incomplete with sizeable gaps, consist of administrative records, exhibition files, artists' files, financial records, scrapbooks, guest books, and printed material that document one of the most successful and long lived artist run cooperative galleries in SoHo. The only item pre-dating 55 Mercer Artists, Inc. is a 1939 newspaper clipping in the artists' files.
The papers and photographs of photographer Ramón Guerrero measure 0.6 linear feet and date from 1978 to 1998. The collection is comprised of biographical material, correspondence, artist files, printed materials, and photographs by Guerrero that include portraits of Cuban American artists and several photographs relating to the Cuba-USA: The Next Generation exhibition in Chicago.
The papers of multi-media artist Elaine Sturtevant date from circa 1960-2014, with the bulk of material dating from the period of the artist's resurgence, 1990-2014. The collection measures 5.2 linear feet and 0.003 GB. The papers document Sturtevant's career and artistic process through correspondence with artists and curators, writings and illustrated notes, exhibition and catalog files, project files, and printed material. Sturtevant's voice and artistic mission emerge through the many items of correspondence, essays, and project notes in the collection. The collection also contains a few born-digital files of scans of exhibition photographs dating from the 1960s.
The records of the Associated American Artists measure 55 linear feet and date from circa 1934 through 1983. The organization was founded in 1934 to stimulate interest in prints throughout the United States by promoting the sale of prints through department stores and other venues. Later, other genres of works of art were added and the department store abandoned in favor of a New York headquarters. The records contain voluminous files on artists; dealers, galleries, and museums; and clients. Also found is business correspondence, financial records, sales and exhibition catalogs, thirteen dismantled scrapbooks, and posters.