James A. Jensen photographs of Vladimir Kozak art and artifacts and Chief Joseph lithograph
95 Color slides
The bulk of the collection is comprised of images of paintings by Vladimir Kozak and his artifacts relating to Brazilian tribes, photographed by James A. Jensen at Kozak's home in Curitaba, Brazil, in September 1965. It also includes a watercolor image of body decoration at a ceremony held by the upper …
Adelaide De Menil and Edmund Snow Carpenter collection
Carpenter, Edmund, 1922-2011
Full film record shot in 1969-70 in Papua New Guinea Highlands and Sepik area for a project on the impact of media on traditional cultures. Footage includes a male initiation rite including incising the skin and rubbing dirt for scarification. Supplementary materials include audio tapes of wild sound shot at the …
Photograph of Charles Banks Wilson's "Arkansea Indian (Quapaw) Circa 1700 with Calumets"
A photograph of Charles Banks Wilson's pencil drawing depicting an eighteenth century Quapaw man holding two feathered pipes (calumets) and wearing body paint and a headdress. The drawing was based on research and model Ed Quapaw. The collection also includes two photocopies of drawings showing the bust of the oldest …
This accession consists of records documenting the administration of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden under Olga M. Viso, Deputy Director, 2003-2005. Topics documented in this accession include exhibitions, development, and media relations. Records also document Viso's research on Ana Mendieta and her curatorial work on the exhibitions Ana Mendieta: Earth …
This accession consists of records documenting the exhibition Ana Mendieta: Earth Body Sculpture and Performance, 1972-1985. The exhibition was organized by Olga M. Viso, Curator of Contemporary Art, 2000-2003, and Deputy Director, 2003-2005, and traveled to several venues between 2004 and 2006. This accession also documents Viso's extensive research into the life and work of …
Oral history interview with Carolee Schneemann
Richards, Judith Olch
An interview of Carolee Schneemann, conducted 2009 March 1, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Schneemann's home and studio, in New Paltz, New York.
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 …
Wilhelm Schneider photographs
158 Negatives (photographic) (black & white, 4 x 5 in.)
158 Photographic prints (silver gelatin (2 v.), black & white, 18 x 13 cm. or smaller)
Photographs taken by Wilhelm Schneider (1902-1990) to document his experiences as a missionary for the Swiss Basel Mission in Cameroon, 1937-1940. The photographs document the culture of the Weh people and their neighbors in the Cameroon Grassfields during the 1930s. Activities include a funeral ceremony, hair braiding, house building, bridge crossing, food preparation, drum playing, knife sharpening, cotton spinning, field work, market selling and preaching. Architecture depicted includes chiefs' palaces, compounds, a mission school house, shrines and villages. Portraits include chiefs, kings, members of the secret society, kweifo, with their adornments, and other people showing dress, masks, ornaments and scarification.
Oral history interview with Frank Holliday
136 Pages (Transcript)
An interview with Frank Holliday conducted 2017 January 24 and 26, by Theodore Kerr, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Holliday Studios in New York, New York.
Private memorandum / Thomas Sully
Leatherbound manuscript, "Private Memorandum," including hints to painters interspersed with Sully's memoirs, quotations from letters, and other writings mostly concerning portrait painting techniques, such as preparation of canvas, mediums, varnishes, and the arrangement of colors on a palette. The main body of the volume was written between 1837 and 1839. At the …