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Harry Lowe papers, 1938-1982

Creator:
Lowe, Harry, 1922-
Subject:
Archipenko, Alexander
Dahl-Wolfe, Louise
Edmondson, William
Flagg, James Montgomery
Mabry, Thomas D.
Rockefeller, Nelson A. (Nelson Aldrich)
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.4 linear ft. (partially microfilmed on 1 reel)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Letters, photographs, slides, and printed materials on art exhibits and subjects.
REEL 3134: Papers accumulated by Lowe while Director of the Tennessee Fine Arts Center regarding an exhibit on the work of African American sculptor William Edmondson, 1964. Included are 12 letters, 1961-1964, from Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Thomas D. Mabry and others concerning works loaned to the exhibit; a photograph of Edmondson and 12 of his sculpture; an undated exhibition announcement; and 10 clippings.
UNMICROFILMED: Letters and photocopies of letters; files, containing photographs, slides, and negatives relating to a Alexander Archipenko exhibition, Paris, France, 1969, exhibition of Mexican Folk Art from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection, Museum of Primative Art, 1969, and the Art Embassies Program, 1966; photos of Lowe; slides of Cranbrook Academy of Art installations; articles and photocopies of articles, regarding Nelson Rockefeller, and his art collection, James Montgomery Flagg, and others; printed material, including press releases and exhibition catalogs; and miscellany.
Citation:
Harry Lowe papers, 1938-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reel 3134 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Arts administrator and designer; Washington, D.C. Worked at Cranbrook Academy of Art, 1951-1953; was Director of the Tennessee Fine Arts Center, 1959-1964; a curator, Department of Exhibitions & Design, National Collection of Fine Arts, 1964-1972.
Provenance:
Donated 1971 & 1984 by Harry Lowe.
Theme:
African American
Art Theory and Historiography
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
African American sculpture
Art
Arts administrators
Designers
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9173
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211368
AAA_collcode_loweharr
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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