Merle Schipper Papers
The papers of Los Angeles art historian, art critic, and writer Merle Schipper measure 12.1 linear feet and date from circa 1930s to 1999. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writing and research project files, printed material, writings by others, photographs, and artwork.
This accession consists of records that document the design, production, and installation of permanent and temporary exhibitions at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Renwick Gallery. There are also records related to the renovation of the Alice Pike Barney Studio House. Materials include drawings, sketches, floor plans, correspondence, memoranda …
These records consist of exhibition files maintained by the Exhibitions Coordinator. Included in the files are correspondence, staff memoranda, checklists, vouchers, and exhibition photographs. Exhibitions represented include Zoo to Art: Animal Subject by American Sculptors, 1985, and Still Lifes by Henry Lee McFee by Henry Lee McFee, 1986.
Acquisition Records (Declined)
This accession consists of records documenting declined artwork offered by artists, private collectors, dealers, art galleries, foundations, corporations, and through estates and loans to the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Earlier records date back to when the museum was known as the National Museum of American Art and the National Collection …
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 …
Joe Lopez papers and Gallista Gallery records
The Joe Lopez papers and Gallista Gallery records measure 1.7 linear feet and 32.93 GB and date from 1966 to 2016. The collection is comprised of biographical records that include interviews with Lopez, autobiographical writings by Lopez and writings by others, printed and digital materials, artwork, and photographic and moving image materials. Records for the Gallista Gallery include trademark files and legal records pertaining to the lawsuit against Lopez by E and J Gallo Winery over the use of the word "gallo."
This accession consists of the administrative records of the National Museum of American Art, Office of the Registrar, 1920-1994, with the majority dated 1985-1994. The records include Exhibition Files, 1920-1960 and 1986-1991; Photo Requests, 1987-1992; Read Files, 1985-1993; Loan Forms/Photos Ordered, 1989-1993; Permission Forms, numbered 1000-4000; Commission Meetings, 1990-1994; Closed TLs (Temporary Loans), 1987-1989; Rights and Reproduction Correspondence, 1989; General …
This accession consists of records created and maintained by John P. Meehan, Audio-Visual Production Specialist; Jacquie Gales Webb, Producer; Paul B. Johnson, Director; and other Radio Smithsonian staff, documenting the planning, development, and execution of original radio series and programs. Radio productions documented in this accession include "Memphis: Cradle of …
Jack Mitchell Photography of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater Collection
Mitchell, Jack, 1925-2013
Jack Mitchell (1925- 2013) was an acclaimed photographer who began chronicling the work of the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater in 1961. Alvin Ailey (1931- 1989), one of the most influential African American choreographers of modern dance, dedicated himself and his dance company to creating ballets that not only accelerated the careers of young African American dancers, but also stole the attention of national and international audiences in displaying the racial perspective of dance in the African American experience. This collection serves as Mitchell's documentation of the dance company's evolution while capturing the true idiosyncrasies and physicality of movement through still images. Through Alvin Ailey and Jack Mitchell's partnership, they were able to collaborate and produce a unique production of art, fusing the meaning and movements of dance and the techniques of photography.
Outgoing Loan Files
This accession consists of records documenting outgoing loans of objects. Materials include correspondence, requests for loans, loan agreement forms, outgoing loan receipts, bills of lading, certificates of insurance, insurance register transaction forms, images of objects, facilities reports, condition photographs, and related materials.