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Installation of Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African American Quiltmaking traveling exhibition at the Chicago Field Museum

Type:
Photographs
Date:
1990
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18663
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, circa 1970-2012
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18663
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Schedule for traveling exhibition Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking

Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1988
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18662
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, circa 1970-2012
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18662

Will the Circle be Unbroken: Four Generations of African-American Quiltmakers (2006)

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
2006
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref320

Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988)

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
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Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref83

Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988)

Collection Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Craft and Folk Art records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-musecraf-ref90

Exhibition photography for "Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking," [photographs]

Type:
Photographs
Negatives (photographic)
Slides (photographs)
Date:
Ca. 1991-1992
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
EXH E0000222
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Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Archives and Special Collections, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_142872

Sarah Mary Taylor working on quilt

Subject:
Taylor, Sarah Mary  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1980-2014
Topic:
African American folk art  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18740
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18740

Photograph of quilt by Sarah Mary Taylor

Subject:
Taylor, Sarah Mary  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
circa 1980-2014
Topic:
African American folk art  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18741
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Jimmy Hedges papers and Rising Fawn Folk Art Gallery records, 1969-2016, bulk 1991-2013
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18741

Museum of Craft and Folk Art records

Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Names:
Bean, Bennett, 1941-  Search this
Fasanella, Ralph  Search this
Graham, Bill, 1931-  Search this
Kovatch, Ron  Search this
MacKenzie, Warren  Search this
Moran, Mike, 1948-  Search this
Extent:
29.9 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Transparencies
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Visitors' books
Date:
1970-2012
Summary:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records measure 29.9 linear feet and date from 1970 to 2012. The museum was established in 1982 in San Francisco, California and exhibited local and national craft and folk art collections until it closed in 2012. The collection includes administration records, extensive exhibition files, artists' files, museum publications, printed material, video recordings, born digital items, and photographic material.
Scope and Contents:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records measure 29.9 linear feet and date from 1970 to 2012. The museum was established in 1982 in San Francisco, California and exhibited local and national craft and folk art collections until it closed in 2012. The collection includes administration records, extensive exhibition files, artists' files, museum publications, printed material, video recordings, born digital items, and photographic material.

Administration records include museum bylaws, lists of early exhibitions, education program evaluations, documents related to public programs, and printed materials.

Exhibition files comprise the largest group of materials in the collection. Notable exhibitions documented include Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988), MetalSpeaks: The Unexpected (1997), and Warren MacKenzie: Legacy of an American Potter (2009). There are also video recordings and born digital content scattered throughout the series. Though most of the material is related to the MOCFA exhibitions, there are a few files on exhibitions at other galleries and museums. The exhibition files contain a wide variety of correspondence, art inventories, price lists, printed materials, guest registers, and photographic materials, video recordings, electronic discs, videodiscs, and floppy discs. Artists' files are found for a handful of artists, including Bennett Bean, Ralph Fasanella, Bill Graham, Ron Kovatch, Mike Moran, and Salvador V. Ricalde. The files contain primarily video recordings of artist performances and interviews, but also include resumes and inquiries.

Museum of Craft and Folk Art publications consist of exhibition catalogs, newsletters, reports, and announcements. There are several video recordings of events, such as fashion shows, that were held at the museum.

Printed materials and commercial video recordings include an oversize scrapbook, binders of exhibition press clippings, and folders of clippings on various topics, as well as documentaries and news coverage of the museum.

Photographic materials consist of slides, negatives, photographs, transparencies, and a photo album. The images are of artwork, exhibition installations, events, artists, and museum offices and staff.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Administration Records, circa 1988-circa 2010 (0.5 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1976-2012 (22.7 linear feet; Boxes 1-24)

Series 3: Artists' Files and Video Recordings, 1983-2007 (0.6 linear feet; Box 24)

Series 4: Museum of Craft and Folk Art Publications, 1977-2012 (1.4 linear feet; Boxes 24-25, OV 31-32)

Series 5: Printed Materials and Commercial Video Recordings, 1983-2007 (2.7 linear feet; Boxes 26-28, OV 33-35)

Series 6: Photographic Materials, 1970-2011 (2 linear feet; Boxes 28-30)
Biographical / Historical:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art was established in San Francisco, California by painter and sculptor Gertrud Parker in 1982. The museum was originally located in a house on Balboa Street and then moved to the Fort Mason Center where it operated for over twenty years before relocating to Yerba Buena Lane in 2006.

Notable exhibitions organized or held at the museum include Innerskins/Outerskins: Gut and Fishskin (1987), Who'd A Thought It: Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking (1987-1988) which was a traveling exhibition, Folk Art of the Soviet Union (1990), MetalSpeaks: The Unexpected (1997), Emblems of Passage: Art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas (2002), The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts From the Japanese Internment Camp 1942-1946 (2006), and Warren MacKenzie: Legacy of an American Potter (2009). The museum also worked with artists on commission and regularly offered public programs, workshops, and educational outreach events for visitors of all ages. They also partnered with the website Etsy on a popular monthly "Craft Bar" series where people could gather, socialize, and create something handmade.

The Museum of Craft and Folk Art closed in December of 2012. The final exhibition was Fiber Futures: Japan's Textile Pioneers.
Provenance:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records were donated by Jennifer McCabe, former executive director of the museum, in 2014.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Museum of Craft and Folk Art records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Folk art  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
African American quilts  Search this
Art museums -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Transparencies
Video recordings
Scrapbooks
Interviews
Visitors' books
Citation:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, 1970-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.musecraf
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Archives of American Art
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Man made: African-American men and quilting traditions exhibition records

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Fry, Gladys-Marie, 1931-  Search this
Extent:
0.83 Linear feet (2 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Color slides
Exhibit scripts
Exhibition records
Correspondence
Transparencies
Photographic prints
Brochures
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1998-01 - 1998-03
Summary:
An exhibition on African American male quilt makers organized by Dr. Gladys-Marie Fry and exhibited at Anacostia Community Museum from January 1998 --March 1998. Quilters included: Elroy Atkins, Paul Buford, Charles Carter, Thomas Covington, Raymond Dobard, David Driskell, Benjamin Jackson, Dennis Jones, Thomas Mack, Jeff Martin, Herbert Munn, Charles Palmer, Joe Washington, and Warren Wise. These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Scope and Contents note:
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, research files, exhibit scripts, administrative records, brochures, press coverage, education packets, loan agreements, floor plans, and catalogues.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
Quiltmakers  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Exhibit scripts
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Correspondence
Transparencies
Photographic prints
Brochures
Citation:
Man made: African-American men and quilting traditions exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-013
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Man made: African-American men and quilting traditions exhibition records
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
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ead_collection:sova-acma-03-013

9/27/1991 - 1/4/1992, Improvision in African-American Quiltmaking

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 5
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 00-013, National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa00-013-refidd1e534

Improvisation in African-American Quiltmaking - "A Stich in Time," October 10, 1991; 3/4" U-matic

Collection Creator::
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 16-172, Renwick Gallery, Audiovisual Records
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Audiovisual Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa16-172-refidd1e381

African American quiltmaking in Michigan / Marsha MacDowell, editor

Author:
MacDowell, Marsha  Search this
Michigan State University Museum  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 162 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Michigan
Date:
1997
Topic:
African American quilts--History  Search this
African American quiltmakers--Biography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_533973

Museum of Craft and Folk Art records, circa 1970-2012

Creator:
Museum of Craft and Folk Art  Search this
Subject:
Moran, Mike  Search this
MacKenzie, Warren  Search this
Kovatch, Ron  Search this
Bean, Bennett  Search this
Hoffmaster, Paul  Search this
Graham, Bill  Search this
Fasanella, Ralph  Search this
Topic:
Visitors' books  Search this
Transparencies  Search this
Handicraft  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art museums  Search this
African American quilts  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16184
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)367139
AAA_collcode_musecraf
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_367139
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Exhibition Records, 1967-1994

Creator:
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Office of Design and Production  Search this
Subject:
Lewton, Val  Search this
Reed, Georgine S  Search this
Masterworks of Louis Comfort Tiffany (Exhibition) (1989-1990: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
West as America: Reinterpreting Images of the Frontier, 1820-1920 (Exhibition) (1991: Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
13 oversize folders
Type:
Architectural drawings
Collection descriptions
Date:
1967
1967-1994
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 96-134
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2010; Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Exhibition Records 1963-2000 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of Design and Production]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_252154

Great feelings : the mother/daughter connection in African-American quiltmaking

Author:
Leon, Eli  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1989
Topic:
African American quilts--West African influences  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Call number:
TT1 .T499
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_539385

Exhibition Records

Creator:
National Museum of American Art, Office of Design and Production  Search this
Extent:
13 oversize folders.
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Architectural drawings
Date:
1967-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of exhibition design and installation drawings of Val Lewton (Chief) and Georgine Reed. Exhibition designs include Tiffany Exhibition, 1989; West As America, 1990; William H. Johnson, 1991; Winslow Homer, 1990; Thomas Cole, 1993; African-American Quiltmaking, 1991; American Craft Collection, 1992; Paul Manship, 1983; Photography of Edward Weston, 1987; Contemporary American Furniture, 1990; Art from New Mexico, 1986; American Watercolors, 1987; Navajo Weaving; White House Crafts, 1994, and Frank Lloyd Wright, 1989.

Also included are drawings for the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) and Portrait Gallery Fire Alarm system and Public Address system, the Museum Shop, and Remodeling Galleries 2D, E, and F at the NMAA.
Topic:
Art museums.  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Genre/Form:
Architectural drawings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-134, National Museum of American Art, Office of Design and Production, Exhibition Records
Identifier:
Accession 96-134
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Exhibition Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa96-134

Who'd a thought it : improvisation in African-American quiltmaking / Eli Leon

Author:
Leon, Eli  Search this
San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
87 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
[1990, c1987]
Topic:
African American quilts  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Quilts  Search this
Call number:
NK9112 .L576 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_561950

Who'd a thought it : improvisation in African-American quiltmaking / Eli Leon

Author:
Leon, Eli  Search this
San Francisco Craft & Folk Art Museum  Search this
Renwick Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
87 p. : col. ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
C1987
Topic:
African American quilts  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
Quilts  Search this
Call number:
NK9112 .L576 1987
NK9112.L576 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_334973

Oral history interview with Peggie L. Hartwell, 2002 June 3 and July 10

Interviewee:
Hartwell, Peggie L., 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
Malarcher, Patricia  Search this
Subject:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Fiber artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Fiberwork  Search this
African American quiltmakers  Search this
African American women artists  Search this
African American quilts  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11503
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)237989
AAA_collcode_hartwe02
Theme:
African American
Craft
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_237989
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