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Creators:
Zilczer, Judith
Dates:
1910-1995
bulk 1973-1995
Size:
0.4 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.zilcjudt
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of curator, art historian, and author Judith Zilczer measure 0.4 linear feet and date from 1910-1995, with the bulk of material dated 1973-1995. The papers contain project files and related correspondence, unpublished manuscripts, photographs, and printed material documenting her research as an independent art historian.

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Creators:
Davis, Robert Tyler
Dates:
1924-1960, 1979
Size:
0.94 cu. ft. (1 half document box) (1 16x20 box)
Collection ID:
Accession 18-085
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

Robert Tyler Davis (1904-1978) was born in Los Angeles, California. He was a museum administrator and an educator in art and art history, specializing in Pacific Northwest Native American art, and decorative arts, particularly tapestries. He graduated from Franklin High School, Los Angeles, and studied art history, drawing, and painting at the...

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1994-95
Size:
1 Linear foot (1 box)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-015
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

An exhibition based on an oral history project of the Potomac Gardens Sernior Resident Council and sponsored by the D. C. Communtity Humanities Council City Lights program. The exhibition was held at the Anacostia Museum from December 4, 1994 to January 15, 1995 and explored how both senior citizens and public housing residents are perceived as mak...

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Creators:
National Portrait Gallery. Office of the Director
Dates:
1993-2000
Size:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection ID:
Accession 08-105
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of records documenting the Director's involvement in many aspects of exhibition development at the National Portrait Gallery during the tenure of Alan Maxwell Fern (1982-2000). Exhibitions documented include Drawings by Hugo Gellert; Tête à Tête: Portraits by Henri Cartier-Bresson; A Durable Memento: Portraits by A...

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Creators:
Anacostia Community Museum
Dates:
1994
Size:
0.2 Linear feet (1 folder)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-083
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

Curated by César Piñeiro, Art-Caribe featured works of Puerto Rican born artist, Dennis Mario Rivera. The exhibition was organized by the Anacostia Museum and held there September 18, 1994 through November 06, 1994. Rivera uses his art to tell stories of his homeland and the Caribbean. Many of his works is this exhibit focused on the region's African heritage.

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Creators:
Benn, Ben, 1884-
Dates:
1905-1993
Size:
6.3 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.bennben
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of modernist painter Ben Benn measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1906 through 1977, with the bulk of the papers dating from circa 1920 - circa 1970. The collection includes correspondence between Benn and his wife Velida Benn and letters from Oscar Bluemner, Max Weber, Joseph Stella, and other artists. Also found are sketches, sketchbooks, diaries, scrapbooks, personal business records, clippings, photographs, exhibition catalogs, art journals, and auction catalogs. Some of the printed material is quite rare.

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Creators:
Swift, Mary
Dates:
1973-2004
Size:
8.2 Linear feet
Collection ID:
AAA.swiftmar
Repository:
Archives of American Art

The papers of photographer and curator Mary Swift measure 8.2 linear feet and date from 1973-2004. The bulk of the collection contains photographs that Swift took while working for the Washington Review. The images consist of photographs, contact sheets, and negatives of artists and art events in Washington, D.C. Also included are some personal papers; two video recordings of art events in Washington, D.C.; research material and a manuscript from Swift's M.A. thesis "Howard William Mehring, 1931-1978: Washington Color Painter" from George Washington University; and approximately 130 sound recordings of interviews conducted by Swift and panel discussions.

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Creators:
Pringle, Robert, 1936-
Dates:
circa 1980-1989
Size:
2,136 slides (photographs) (color , 35mm.)
829 negatives (photographic) (color , 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.2006-006
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The collection contains 2136 color 35mm slides and 829 color 35mm negatives taken by Robert Pringle, former Ambassador to Mali, between 1980-1989. The images were taken in Mali, Burkina Faso and Kenya, and depict masquerades, vernacular architecture (including Dogon doors and granaries), mosques, marketplace scenes, pottery, masks (including plank and leaf masks), weaving, art in situ, animals and landscapes. Culture groups represented in the collection include the Tuareg, Lobi, Maasai, Mossi, Dogon, Fula and Bobo (Bwa) peoples. Ambassador Pringle traveled with photographer Christopher Roy and some of Pringle's images depict Roy at work with his own camera.

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Creators:
National Museum of African Art
Dates:
2014
Collection ID:
Accession 15-107
Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives

This accession consists of the "Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue from the Collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art and Camille O. and William H. Cosby Jr." website as it existed on November 21, 2014. The website accompanies a physical exhibition titled "Conversations: African and African ...

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Creators:
Karp, Ivan
Dates:
circa 1945-2012
bulk 1969-2012
Size:
16.24 Linear Feet (43 boxes and 2 sets of rolled maps)
0.21 Gigabytes
19 sound recordings
Collection ID:
NAA.2013-30
Repository:
National Anthropological Archives

Ivan Karp (1943-2011) was a curator of African Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) from 1984 to 1993. He was also a professor at Emory University from 1993 to 2011. He conducted fieldwork among the Iteso (Teso) of Kenya and made significant contributions to the areas of African systems of thought, social theory, museum studies, and public scholarship. His collection contains his research on the Iteso of Kenya; his work at Emory University and the Smithsonian Institution; his reviews of manuscripts and books; recommendations that he wrote for his colleagues and students; his published articles and papers presented at conferences; and his project files on various topics including museum studies, African philosophy, public scholarship, agency and personhood, and the history of social anthropology.

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