This accession documents closed, denied, and unfinished exhibitions at the National Museum of African Art (NMAfA). These records contain correspondence, research, notes, checklists, label texts, brochures, floor plans and designs, clippings, loan information, photographs, slides, transparencies, and negatives. Some materials are in electronic format. Exhibitions documented in this accession include …
Congopresse study photographs
Photographs taken by Congopresse photographers in the Belgian Congo. Accompanying the images are French and Flemish language captions which include specific information on locations and photographers, though often without dates.
This accession consists of National Museum of African Art (NMAfA) exhibition records created during the tenures of Warren M. Robbins, Director, 1964-1982; John E. Reinhardt, Acting Director, 1982-1983; Sylvia H. Williams, Director, 1983-1996; Roslyn A. Walker, Director, 1997-2002; and Sharon F. Patton, Director, 2003-2008. Exhibitions include: "Traditional Costumery and Jewelry in Africa;" "Traditional Costumes and …
Donald White photographs
This accession consists of records documenting research, planning, design, execution, and installation of exhibitions during the tenure of David Revere McFadden, Curator, 1978-1993; Deborah Shinn, Curator-in-Charge, 1995-1996, and Assistant Curator, 1997-2002; and Sarah Coffin, Curator, 2004- . Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Opulent Eye of Alexander Girard;" "Masterpieces from the Vitra Design Museum: Furnishing …
Anne Eisner Putnam papers
The scattered papers of painter Anne Eisner Putnam consist of 40 items and date from 1936 to 1968. Found is an application for Who's Who of American Women, and two letters concerning her book and artwork. Printed material includes clippings (1936-1965) about exhibitions of her artwork in New York, her experiences in Africa, press releases, and her obituary. Photographs are of Putnam's paintings; of Putnam at "Camp Putnam" in the Ituri Rainforest in the Belgian Congo (now Democratic Republic of the Congo) with members of one of the Congo Pygmy tribes; a snapshot of Putnam; and a portrait of Patrick Tracy Lowell Putnam.
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Susan Yelavich, Assistant Director for Public Programs, documenting the development, funding, and publicity of the following exhibits: Power of maps; Czech Cubism: Architecture and Design; Memorial to Jan Palach; Mechanical Brides: Women and Machines from Home to Office; Angles of Repose …
Flora S. Kaplan papers
31.5 Linear feet (72 boxes)
The Flora S. Kaplan papers document her field work, research, and professional activities from 1951-2012 (bulk 1969-2012) and primarily deal with her work as the director and founder of New York University's Museum Studies program and her field work in Benin and Mexico. The collection consists of correspondence, research files, book files, photographs, sound recordings, ephemera, and writings.
This accession consists of drawings documenting the design of exhibitions at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum. Exhibitions documented in this accession include "Huguenot Legacy: English Silver, 1680-1760;" "Avant-Garde Letterhead;" "Lace;" "What Could Have Been: Unbuilt Architecture of the 80s;" "Solos: Smartwrap;" "Faberge: Jeweler to Royalty;" "Art Nouveau Bing: The Paris Style 1900;" "Mechanical …
Ruth Nickerson papers
The papers of sculptor and WPA artist Ruth Nickerson measure 3 linear feet and date from circa 1924-1997 and 2005, 2009. Included are personal resumes and professional summaries, as well as sculpture awards and honors; letters from artists and art administrators, correspondence with foundries and art organizations, the Treasury Department Section of Painting and Sculpture, and the Section of Fine Arts. Letters from Ruth Nickerson to her mother Kate Mary Nickerson and copies of outgoing letters from Nickerson to other are also includeds; writings, including typescripts of manuscripts and unpublished talks; files regarding Guggenheim Fellowships; Nickerson's cast stone formulas; photographs of works in progress; artwork consisting of watercolor studies for American Oriental Rug Weaving (sculpture panel) for the US Post Office, Leaksville, North Carolina, 1941, and handmade Christmas cards; and printed material including exhibition catalogs and newspaper clippings. Also included is an unpublished memoir The Stone Carver in the House, by Nickerson's daughter Elizabeth R. Knudsen, 2005.