Documents relating to the Andy Warhol estate
Photocopies of documents, including various appraisals and testimony, sent to Stephen Weil, Deputy Director of the Hishhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, by attorneys for the Estate of Andy Warhol, to be used by Weil in preparing for testimony as an expert witness on art valuation to the Surrogate's Court.
These records were created between 1974 and 1995 by Stephen E. Weil during his tenure as Deputy Director, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG). The records consist of correspondence with other international and national museums and art institutions; correspondence concerning policies and legal questions raised by the public and other concerned public …
This accession consists of program files created and maintained by Stephen E. Weil. Weil served as Emeritus Senior Scholar in the Smithsonian's Center for Education and Museum Studies following his 1995 retirement from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden until his death in August 2005. Materials include files on speaking engagements (which …
This accession consists of records that document the activities of Neal David Benezra, Assistant Director for Art and Public Programs (1995-2000). Materials dated prior to 1995 were created and maintained by the Benezra during his tenure as the Chief Curator (1995). Please note that a small portion of the records was created and …
This accession consists of records that document activities of the Office of the Director in the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG). Materials include the correspondence and memoranda of Abram Lerner, Director, 1967-1984; James Demetrion, Director, 1985-present; Stephen E. Weil, Deputy Director, 1974-present; Nancy F. Kirkpatrick, Administrative Officer, 1977-1979, Executive Officer, 1980-1990, and …
This accession consists of records documenting publicity for exhibitions, lectures, films, public programs, and other activities. Exhibitions documented in this accession include Clyfford Still: Paintings, 1944-1960; Edward Ruscha; Regarding Beauty: A View of the Late Twentieth Century; William Kentridge; Alberto Giacometti, 1901-1966; DIRECTIONS: Alison Saar; DIRECTIONS: Juan Munoz; DIRECTIONS: Robert Cummings: Intuitive …
Martin Birnbaum papers
The papers of New York art dealer, critic, and author Martin Birnbaum measure 3.2 linear feet and date from 1862-1967, with the bulk of the material dating from 1920-1967. The papers document Birnbaum's association with the firm of Scott & Fowles, the lives and activities of his friends and colleagues, and his literary work, through biographical material, correspondence, writings and notes, business records, printed material, a scrapbook, scattered artwork, and photographs of Birnbaum, friends and colleagues, and artwork.
The bulk of this collection was processed by Jane Livermore, a devoted and tireless volunteer in the Smithsonian Institution Archives between 1995 and 2004. Livermore is a former Science Service employee. She worked in the organization's library, oversaw the educational project "THINGS of Science," and served as Assistant to the Director. The …
This accession consists of information pertaining to former Smithsonian Institution employees. Materials include newspaper clippings, press releases, notes, curricula vitae, journal articles, Smithsonian announcements, photographs, and contact sheets.
Catherine Viviano Gallery records
The records of the Catherine Viviano Gallery measure 11.6 linear feet and date from 1930-1990, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1949-1978. Established in New York City in 1949, the gallery specialized in contemporary painting and sculpture primarily by American and European artists. The collection consists of artists' files; correspondence with artists, collectors, dealers, museum directors, curators, and publishers; business records; printed material; and photographs of artwork and artists. Also included are records relating to Catherine Viviano's activities as a private dealer and consultant after she closed the gallery in 1970.