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Creators:
Renaissance Guild Sculptor Documentary Project
Dates:
c1995
Size:
1 Item (videocassette (VHS) (56 min), sd., col., 1/2 in.)
Collection ID:
AAA.renaguil
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The Renaissance Guild Sculptor Documentary Project's video documentary of eight Berkshire sculptors along with supporting material pertaining to the artists. Sculptors include Andrew DeVries, Otello Guarducci, Frederick Hund, Alexander Stoller, John Stritch, Gregory Stone, Elbert Weinberg, and Carolyn Wirth.

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Creators:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1985-09 - 1986-12
Size:
10.55 Linear feet (16 boxes)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-024
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition on the history and art of the Harlem Renaissance. The exhibition, held at the Anacostia Neighborhood Museum, ran from September 1985-December 1986. 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:
Booth, John L. (John Lord)
Dates:
ca. 1940?
Size:
7 Items (photographic prints, b&w, images 8 x 10 cm.)
Collection ID:
AAA.bootjohn
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Photographs depict interiors of a well-appointed home, decorated with paintings and sculptures. Handwritten notes on backs of photos identify some of the artworks (mostly Renaissance paintings and classical sculpture) and indicate which institutions Booth donated those works to (primarily the Detroit Institute of Arts). Photographer unknown.

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Creators:
Gardner, Isabella Stewart, 1840-1924
Dates:
1760-1956
Size:
40 Microfilm reels
Collection ID:
AAA.gardisab
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letters, business records, diary, and photographs.

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Creators:
Fagg, William B., 1914-1992
Dates:
between 1949-1959
Size:
2,452 Photographic Prints ((21 boxes), black and white, 8 x 10 in.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1986-014
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The photographs document William Fagg's extensive survey work in Nigeria and his trips to Benin, Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Zaire. The photographs illustrate African cultures and works of art, especially those of the Yoruba in Nigeria. Nigerian artisans portrayed include a blacksmith in the town of Jebba, a craftsman casting brass at Ijebu-Ode, and a potter at work in Nok. Celebrations and ceremonies documented include the igue oba and itue ceremonies and the festival of leaves in Benin. There are also images of dances of the Bargesh in northern Nigeria and a masked dance at Nok. Architecture documented includes altars and shrines in Benin and in Oyo, Nigeria; a Birom settlement; Brazilian-style houses in Porto Novo, Republic of Benin; an emir's house in Nigeria; a Jarawa village in Nigeria; the mosque in Keffi, Nigeria; and palaces of Yoruba kings. Most of the photographs show sculpture including Benin bronze plaques and hip masks; Esie stone sculpture; Ifa divination boards, drums, and figures; a Kuba ndop (royal statue) in the Kinshasa Museum; Nok terra-cotta and wooden figures; and Tada bronze figures. There also are images of epa (masquerade) masks; gelede (men's society) masks; a head of Olokun (a male Yoruba divinity) from Ibadan, Nigeria; and Yoruba edan ogboni (bronze staffs) and ibeji (twin figures) from Nigeria. Images of objects by identifiable artists include a palace pillar, post and sculpture by Agbonbiofe; a door and epa mask by Areogun; and a house post and lidded bowl by Olowe of Ise.

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Creators:
Samson, Hugh
Dates:
1989
Size:
3 Items
Collection ID:
AAA.samshugh
Repository:
Archives of American Art

Letters from Hugh Samson to Clyde Hart regarding sculptor Augusta Savage, written in response to Hart's query in the New York Times for information for a proposed biography on Savage (never realized). Samson recalls his friendship with Savage in New York in the late 1930s; her experiences as a Black woman artist and the racism she encountered; her ...

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Creators:
Taylor, Prentiss, 1907-1991
Dates:
1885-1991
Size:
20.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.taylpren
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The collection measures 20.4 linear feet, dates from 1885 to 1991 (bulk dates 1908-1986) and documents the career of Harlem Renaissance lithographer, teacher, and painter Prentiss Taylor. The collection consists primarily of subject/correspondence files (circa 16 ft.), reflecting Prentiss' career as a lithographer and painter, his association with figures prominent in the Harlem Renaissance, notably Carl Van Vechten and Langston Hughes, his activities as president of the Society of Washington Printmakers and other art organizations, his work in art therapy treating mental illness, and his teaching position at American University. The subject files contain mostly correspondence, but many include photographs and printed material. Also included are biographical, financial, legal and printed material; several hundred photographs; notes and writings; sketchbooks, drawings and a few prints by Taylor; and scrapbooks dating from 1885-1956.

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Creators:
Rothman, Jerry, 1933-2014
Riedel, Mija, 1958-
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America
Dates:
2010 August 30-31
Size:
109 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.rothma10
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview of Jerry Rothman conducted 2010 August 30 and 31, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Rothman's home and studio, in San Miguel del Allende, Mexico. Jerry Rothman and Mija Riedel discuss the artist's relocation to Mexico in 2004, the inf...

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Creators:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H
Dates:
1973-1974, 1976
Size:
12.76 cu. ft. (4 12x17 boxes) (16 16x20 boxes)
Collection ID:
Accession 95-112
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of 16mm film elements used in the making of "The Collection That Became a Museum" (1974) and "Joseph Hirshhorn: A Portrait" (1976). The films, which Olga Hirshhorn originally gave to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, were commissioned by Joseph H. Hirshhorn and produced by Ron Cavalier of Renaissance Foundry. ...

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Creators:
Halkin, Theodore, 1924-
Silverman, Lanny
Dates:
2015 July 29- August 17
Size:
3 Items (sound files (3 hr., 36 min.), digital, wav)
114 Pages (Transcript)
Collection ID:
AAA.halkin15
Repository:
Archives of American Art

An interview with Ted Halkin conducted 2015 July 29- August 17, by Lanny Silverman, for the Archives of American Art's Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project, at Halkin's home in Evanston, Illinois.

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