Don Baum papers
Files on artwork by Baum, exhibition and loan files, photographs of artwork by others, personal correspondence, and an audio recording.
Ray Yoshida papers
The papers of Chicago artist and educator Ray Yoshida measure 10 linear feet and date from circa 1895 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 2005. Yoshida's career as a painter and collagist as well as his long tenure as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are documented through biographical material, personal correspondence, notebooks and writings, teaching records, personal business records, printed material, source material, photographs, sketchbooks, artwork by Yoshida and others, and scrapbooks. Items within the collection also document Yoshida's personal interest in collecting folk art and artifacts.
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; exhibition design concepts …
John F. Turner research material on Howard Finster
The John F. Turner collection of research material on visionary self-taught artist Howard Finster measures 6.9 linear feet and dates from circa 1928 to 2015, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1978 to 1990. John Turner is a California-based curator who compiled this collection in preparation for his book Howard Finster: Man of Visions (1989). Found within the collection are correspondence; numerous interviews with Finster and Finster family members, curators and historians, collectors, and artists; draft manuscripts and research notes; compiled research files on other topics; printed materials and commercial broadcast video recordings; and photographic material, including polaroids annotated by Finster. There is also one series of Howard Finster's papers that include writings by Finster, sound and video recordings of Finster exhibitions and talks by Finster related to those exhibitions, recordings of other speaking engagements, sermons, and other events, a scattering of personal business records that includes a ledger and price list of artwork, and artwork.
Ellen Hulda Johnson papers
The papers of art historian, art critic, author, librarian and educator Ellen Hulda Johnson measure 61.5 linear feet and date from 1872-2018, with the bulk of the material dating from 1921-1992. The papers include biographical materials; personal and family files; personal, professional, and business correspondence; extensive research and writing files; teaching files; subject files; professional and curatorial files; and artists' files. Johnson's papers reflect the full range of her career, interests, and close relationships with many artists. There is a 0.2 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2021 that includes letters to Ellen Johnson from others, letters from Johnson to Carl Gerber, and a sketch by Johnson. Materials date from circa 1956-1991.
Exhibition and Publication Records
This accession consists primarily of records that document the development and production of exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) and the Renwick Gallery from 1984 through 1996. They were maintained by Charles Robertson, who was Assistant Director, Resources, 1983-1984; Assistant Director, Museum Resources, 1985-1986; and Deputy Director, 1986- . Robertson was informed of …
This accession consists of exhibition files. Materials include checklists; condition reports; budget, shipping, and insurance records; lender files; and general correspondence. Exhibitions include: Metropolitan Lives: The Ashcan Artists and their New York, 1896-1917, Thomas Cole: Landscape into History, and The West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920. Records also include …
This accession consists of correspondence maintained by Miranda McClintic, Assistant Curator for Exhibitions, pertaining to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden's tenth anniversary celebration. Much of the correspondence is with artists whose work was considered for exhibition. Also included are visitor comment forms that reflect complaints and (despite folder titles …
This accession consists of materials that document the planning and execution of exhibitions at the National Museum of American Art and the Renwick Gallery. Materials include checklists, loan files, installation photos, press kits, correspondence and memoranda, label text, catalog text, slides and photographs, floor plans, brochures, insurance valuations, and exhibition …
This accession consists of records which document the research, development, fundraising, publicity, production, and execution of exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and the Renwick Gallery. Curators represented include Virginia M. Mecklenburg, Joann Moser, Toby Jurovics, and Merry A. Foresta. Also includes materials from when the museum was …