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Autobiography in the Shape of Alabama, (sculpture)

Title:
Mammy's Door, (sculpture)
Sculptor:
Brown, Roger 1941-1997  Search this
Medium:
Oil and mixed media on canvas with wood construction
Type:
Sculptures-Door
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Museum of Contemporary Art 237 East Ontario Street Chicago Illinois 60611 Accession Number: 76.41
Date:
1974
Topic:
Allegory--Life  Search this
Allegory--Time--Past  Search this
Allegory--Other--Memory  Search this
Allegory--Place--Alabama  Search this
Dress  Search this
Architecture--Detail--Door  Search this
Landscape--Alabama  Search this
Control number:
IAS 12130006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_296685

Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Davis, Benjamin O., Jr., 1912-  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Collection Citation:
Benjamin O. Davis, Jr. Collection, Acc. 1992.0023, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Collection / Series 2: Military Career / 2.3: Materials Arranged by Posting / 2.3.13: Far East Air Force (FEAF) Headquarters (Tokyo, Japan), Director of Operations and Training
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-1992-0023-ref1918
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World's Tallest Disaster

Artist:
Roger Brown, born Hamilton, AL 1941-died Atlanta, GA 1997  Search this
Medium:
oil and magma on canvas
Dimensions:
72 1/8 x 48 in. (183.1 x 122.0 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1972
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Disaster\fire  Search this
Cityscape\time\night  Search this
Architecture Exterior\commercial\skyscraper  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase
Object number:
1974.91
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
On View:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, 3rd Floor, East Wing
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1974.91

Documentary on Roger Brown for the Artists in America series

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Subject:
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Brown, Roger  Search this
American Film House  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1983
Topic:
Artists at or with their work  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12030
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[Roger Brown, Richard Hunt, John Hegarty] [videorecording] / Archives of American Art, produced by American Film House ; exec. producer, Dennis Barrie ; producers, Linda Abramsky and Ralph Graham ; director, cinematographer, Charles Cirgenski, 1983
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12030

Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986

Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Pozzi, Lucio  Search this
Schulze, Franz  Search this
Jacobi, Peter  Search this
Hafif, Marcia  Search this
Yasuda, Robert  Search this
Lohan, Dirk  Search this
Adrian, Dennis  Search this
Fischl, Eric  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Ryman, Robert  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Close, Chuck  Search this
Danforth, George  Search this
Keister, Steve  Search this
Brown, Roger  Search this
Jacobi, Ritzi  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6840
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208967
AAA_collcode_musecaci
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208967

Sidney Lawrence interviews relating to Roger Brown, 1986

Creator:
Lawrence, Sidney Smith, 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Roger  Search this
Baum, Don  Search this
Yoshida, Ray  Search this
Kind, Phyllis  Search this
Adrian, Dennis  Search this
Topic:
Art historians  Search this
Educators  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10351
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213586
AAA_collcode_lawrsidn
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213586

[Roger Brown, Richard Hunt, John Hegarty] [videorecording] / Archives of American Art, produced by American Film House ; exec. producer, Dennis Barrie ; producers, Linda Abramsky and Ralph Graham ; director, cinematographer, Charles Cirgenski, 1983

Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Subject:
Brown, Roger  Search this
Abramsky, Linda  Search this
Cirgenski, Charles F.  Search this
Barrie, Dennis  Search this
Graham, Ralph  Search this
Hegarty, John  Search this
Hunt, Richard  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
American Film House  Search this
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6443
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215583
AAA_collcode_archamea2
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Lives of American Artists
Audio - Visual
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215583

Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005

Creator:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Subject:
Blackshear, Kathleen  Search this
Kim, Jin Soo  Search this
Nilsson, Gladys  Search this
Berdich, Vera  Search this
Nutt, Jim  Search this
Kapsalis, Thomas Harry  Search this
Rossi, Barbara  Search this
Spears, Ethel  Search this
Brown, Roger  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Ito, Miyoko  Search this
Wirsum, Karl  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago. School  Search this
Phyllis Kind Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Scrapbooks  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Art  Search this
Collagists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Sketches  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Drawings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Sketchbooks  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Prints  Search this
Educators  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Collages  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16081
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)360857
AAA_collcode_yoshray
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_360857
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Oral history interview with William Dawson, 1990 April 11-23

Interviewee:
Dawson, William, 1901-1990  Search this
Interviewer:
Blum, Betty  Search this
Subject:
Kind, Phyllis  Search this
Brown, Roger  Search this
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Self-taught artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Art, American  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Folk artists  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11468
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213037
AAA_collcode_dawson90
Theme:
African American
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213037

Oral history interview with Dennis Adrian, 2015 October 8-9

Interviewee:
Adrian, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silverman, Lanny, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Anderson, Jeremy Radcliffe  Search this
Swinton, Tilda  Search this
Garver, Thomas H.  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Wiles, Bertha Harris  Search this
Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg  Search this
Dubuffet  Search this
Ito, Miyoko  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Barnes, Robert  Search this
Baum, Don  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Botticelli, Sandro  Search this
Florsheim, Lillian H.  Search this
Schulze, Franz  Search this
Wilde, Oscar  Search this
Leaf, June  Search this
Kind, Phyllis  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Hoffman, Rhona  Search this
Nicholson, Natasha  Search this
Petlin, Irving  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford)  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Parker, Dorothy  Search this
Hanson, Philip  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Achilles, Rolf  Search this
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Maxon, John  Search this
Acconci, Vito Hannibal  Search this
Brown, Roger  Search this
Rossi, Barbara  Search this
Artner, Alan G.  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Spero, Nancy  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence  Search this
Carlson, Victor I.  Search this
Coplans, John Rivers  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
New York University  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
University of Chicago  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project  Search this
Akron Art Museum  Search this
Madison Art Center  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Art  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Educators  Search this
Curators  Search this
Art thefts  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17346
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)380479
AAA_collcode_adrian15
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_380479
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Talk Show Addicts, from the portfolio A.G.B. 1 + 10

Artist:
Roger Brown, born Hamilton, AL 1941-died Atlanta, GA 1997  Search this
Publisher:
Andrew Balkin Productions  Search this
Printer:
Andrew Balkin, born Niagara Falls, NY 1947  Search this
A.G.B. Graphics  Search this
Medium:
etching and aquatint on paper
Dimensions:
image: 17 1/2 x 23 1/4 in. (44.5 x 59.1 cm) sheet: 22 1/2 x 30 in. (57.2 x 76.2 cm)
Type:
Graphic Arts-Print
Date:
1993
Topic:
Architecture\domestic\house  Search this
Landscape\phenomenon\light  Search this
Recreation\leisure\TV  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of William L. Blockstein
Object number:
1994.110.2.10
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1993, Andrew G. Balkin
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1994.110.2.10

Natural Bridge

Artist:
Roger Brown, born Hamilton, AL 1941-died Atlanta, GA 1997  Search this
Medium:
oil on canvas
Dimensions:
48 1/4 x 60 in. (122.5 x 152.3 cm.)
Type:
Painting
Date:
1971
Topic:
Figure group  Search this
Landscape\road  Search this
Landscape\tree\palm tree  Search this
Landscape\phenomenon\natural bridge  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Architecture Exterior\science\power lines  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the S. W. and B. M. Koffler Foundation
Object number:
1979.53.5
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1979.53.5

Ray Yoshida papers

Creator:
Yoshida, Ray  Search this
Names:
Art Institute of Chicago. School -- Faculty  Search this
Phyllis Kind Gallery  Search this
Berdich, Vera, 1915-2003  Search this
Blackshear, Kathleen, 1897-1988  Search this
Brown, Roger, 1941-1997  Search this
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983  Search this
Kapsalis, Thomas Harry, 1925-  Search this
Kim, Jin Soo, 1950-  Search this
Nilsson, Gladys, 1940-  Search this
Nutt, Jim, 1938-  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Rossi, Barbara, 1940-  Search this
Spears, Ethel, 1903-1974  Search this
Wirsum, Karl, 1939-  Search this
Extent:
10 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Prints
Sketches
Transcripts
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1895-2010
bulk 1950-2005
Summary:
The papers of Chicago artist and educator Ray Yoshida measure 10 linear feet and date from circa 1895 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 2005. Yoshida's career as a painter and collagist as well as his long tenure as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are documented through biographical material, personal correspondence, notebooks and writings, teaching records, personal business records, printed material, source material, photographs, sketchbooks, artwork by Yoshida and others, and scrapbooks. Items within the collection also document Yoshida's personal interest in collecting folk art and artifacts.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Chicago artist and educator Ray Yoshida measure 10 linear feet and date from circa 1895 to 2010, with the bulk of the material dating from 1950 to 2005. Yoshida's career as a painter and collagist as well as his long tenure as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago are documented through biographical material, personal correspondence, notebooks and writings, teaching records, personal business records, printed material, source material, photographs, sketchbooks, artwork by Yoshida and others, and scrapbooks. Items within the collection also document Yoshida's personal interest in collecting folk art and artifacts.

Biographical material about Ray Yoshida includes award certificates, identification records, student records, and interview transcripts. Also found is one video recording of a documentary short about Yoshida's art and object collection at his Chicago home.

Correspondence includes letters, postcards, and greeting cards from friends, colleagues, and artists, including Roger Brown, Jim Nutt, Gladys Nilsson, Christina Ramberg, Karl Wirsum, Miyoko Ito, Jin Soo Kim, Barbara Rossi, Vera Berdich, and Tom Kapsalis.

Notebooks contain notes on art history, art technique, Japanese language, travel, and other subjects. Many of the notebooks include sketches and contain loose items.

Writings by Yoshida consist of college papers, fragments of writings on art and other subjects, and notes. Writings by others include essays by Yoshida's students, exhibition essay drafts, and poetry.

Teaching records primarily document Yoshida's tenure as a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, though a few records of guest professorships at other schools are included. These records include course evaluations, employment records, teaching notes, and letters of recommendation for students. Miscellaneous teaching records include department memos, course summaries, correspondence, and notes.

Personal business records consists of documentation regarding the sale, exhibition, and loan of artwork by Ray Yoshida, including his business dealings with the Phyllis Kind Gallery. Additionally there are several files regarding the estate of artist Roger Brown.

Printed material includes exhibition catalogs, announcements, news clippings, newsletters and press releases documenting Yoshida's career and other subjects.

Source material consists of material that Yoshida gathered and intended to use for his art. Collected printed material includes postcards, comics and comic books, mail order catalogs, magazines, product labels, and advertisements. Also found are many small clippings from comics collected for collages.

Photographs depict Ray Yoshida, friends, students, travel, and artwork. Also found are a few photographs of Karl Wirsum's studio, as well as photographs of various subjects collected by Yoshida. Additionally, there is one photograph album from the early 1910s of an unidentified family.

Sketchbooks include pencil and ink sketches of various subjects.

Artwork by Ray Yoshida includes collages on paper, pencil sketches, and ink drawings. Artworks by others include numerous prints by Kathleen Blackshear, Ethel Spears, and Vivian Mayers, and collages, drawings, and prints given to Yoshida by students and friends. Some work by unidentified artists is included as well. Other artwork, such as handmade picture and alphabet books, appears to have been created by children and collected by Yoshida.

Scrapbooks include volumes that were created by Yoshida as well as books created by others. Three of the scrapbooks containing source images, clippings, and comics appear to have been created by Yoshida. Additional scrapbooks were created by others and collected by Yoshida.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 12 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1950-2005 (0.5 Linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1952-2009 (2 Linear feet; Boxes 1-3, 11, 15)

Series 3: Notebooks, circa 1956-circa 2000 (0.3 Linear feet; Box 3)

Series 4: Writings, circa 1950-2003 (0.3 Linear feet; Box 3)

Series 5: Teaching Records, circa 1960-2003 (0.6 Linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, circa 1960-2010 (0.4 Linear feet; Box 4)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1906-2010 (1.8 Linear feet; Boxes 4-6, 11, OV 14)

Series 8: Source Material, circa 1940-circa 2005 (0.7 Linear Feet; Boxes 6-7, 11)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1910-circa 2005 (0.5 Linear feet; Box 7)

Series 10: Sketchbooks, circa 1960-circa 2000 (1.1 Linear feet; Boxes 7-8, 11-13)

Series 11: Artwork, 1903-2009 (0.7 Linear feet; Boxes 8, 13)

Series 12: Scrapbooks, circa 1895-circa 2005 (1 Linear feet; Boxes 8-10, 13)
Biographical / Historical:
Ray Yoshida (1930-2009) was a painter, collagist, and educator in Chicago, Illinois.

Raymond Kakuo Yoshida was born in Kapaa, Hawaii, in 1930. He attended the University of Hawaii for two years and completed a B.A. in Arts Education at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1953. He also served in the U.S. Army for two years during the Korean War. In 1957 he recieved his M.F.A from Syracuse University and became a faculty member at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1959. He was named Frank Harold Sellers Professor in the Department of Painting and Drawing in 1971, retired as professor emeritus in 1998, and continued to teach until 2003.

Yoshida was a member of the Chicago Imagists, a loose and informal group of representational artists from the late 1960s to early 1970s who were influenced by Surrealism and connected to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Yoshida's friends and contemporaries among this group include but are not limited to Roger Brown, Ed Paschke, Christina Ramberg, and Barbara Rossi. Yoshida was an inspiring teacher and he mentored many of the later Chicago Imagists such as Gladys Nilsson, Jim Nutt, and Karl Wirsum.

Yoshida's paintings and collages were strongly influenced by comics as well as his own collection of folk and outsider art. He regularly exhibited at Phyllis Kind Gallery in Chicago from 1975 to 1996, and a major retrospective of his work was organized by the Contemporary Museum of Honolulu in 1998. He retired to Hawaii in 2005 where he lived until his death in 2009 due to cancer. The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's Sullivan Galleries held a posthumous retrospective exhibition of Yoshida's work from 2010-2011 and the John Michael Kohler Art Center had an exhibition of Yoshida's personal collection of art and artifacts in 2013.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2012 by Ray Yoshida via Terri Yoho of the Kohler Foundation, representing Yoshida's estate, and in 2013 and 2015-2016 by Jennifer Sabas and Shayle Miller, estate executors.
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 copy requires advance notice. One box of letters from Jim Nutt are ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission.
Rights:
The Ray Yoshida papers 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.
Occupation:
Educators -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Collagists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Folk art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painters -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketchbooks
Scrapbooks
Collages
Drawings
Interviews
Prints
Sketches
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.yoshray
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Ray Yoshida papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-yoshray
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews

Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Names:
Adrian, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Brown, Roger, 1941-1997  Search this
Close, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
Danforth, George  Search this
Fischl, Eric, 1948-  Search this
Hafif, Marcia, 1929-  Search this
Jacobi, Peter, 1935-  Search this
Jacobi, Ritzi, 1941-  Search this
Keister, Steve, 1949-  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Lohan, Dirk  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Pozzi, Lucio, 1935-  Search this
Ryman, Robert, 1930-  Search this
Schulze, Franz, 1927-  Search this
Yasuda, Robert, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
8 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
1979-1986
Summary:
The Museum of Contemporary Art Interviews measure 8 linear feet and contain video interviews with 35 artists, curators, and an art collector, conducted by the staff of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago between 1979 and 1986, on 107 U-Matic videocassettes.
Scope and Contents:
The Museum of Contemporary Art Interviews measure 8 linear feet and contain video interviews with 35 artists, curators, and an art collector, conducted by the staff of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago between 1979 and 1986, on 107 U-Matic videocassettes.

The first set of interviews are with contemporary artists who had solo exhibitions at the museum between 1979 and 1985, including Chuck Close, Roger Brown, Eric Fischl, Peter and Ritzi Jacobi, Steve Keister, Sol Le Witt, and collector Dennis Adrian, whose Chicago art collection was exhibited in 1982. The remainder of the series contains four sets of interviews and other footage relating to exhibitions and programming, including the 1979 exhibition Wall Painting - Ryman, Hafif, Pozzi, Jackson, Yasuda; the 1981 exhibition Kick out the jams: Detroit's Cass Corridor 1963-1977; and the 1983 exhibition and educational program Eleven Chicago Artists, created with Chicago's N.A.M.E. gallery, which traveled to area high schools featuring short video documentaries about each artist that were created from the footage on the tapes in this collection. The last set includes interviews with architects Dirk Lohan and George Danforth and historian Franz Schulze, created for the 1986 program "Mies van der Rohe Remembered," celebrating the centennial of the architect's birth.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged as one series.

Series 1: Interviews with Artists, Collectors, and Curators (Boxes 1-8)
Biographical / Historical:
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago was founded in 1967 with Jan van der Marck as its first Director. The period from 1979 to 1986, represented in the videorecordings in this collection, was a period of physical expansion for the Museum, as well as a period when audiovisual components of artworks and exhibition design were increasingly incorporated into exhibitions and other programming. In 1979, a physical expansion of the museum begun in 1977 was unveiled with the opening of four new galleries, signaling an increased capacity for showing local and emerging contemporary artists and engaging the community.

The museum's education department began using video to create a rich record of solo and group exhibitions mounted at the museum, and created short video programs to reach out to new audiences. For their 1979 Wall Paintings exhibition, artists were interviewed while making their work in the museum, creating a visual record of the ephemeral works on display and the process of their creation. Video interviews with Detroit artists were created in preparation for a 1981 exhibition showing contemporary artists in the Cass Corridor community of that city. In 1983, Museum staff collaborated with Chicago's N.A.M.E. gallery to create the traveling exhibition Eleven Chicago Artists, which combined artwork with video documentaries showing artists at work and talking about their creative process. The exhibition traveled to city and suburban schools around Chicago. And on the centenary of the birth of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1986, interviews were conducted with Mies' grandson, Dirk Lohan, also an architect, as well as architectural historians George Danforth and Franz Schulze.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Museum of Contemporary Art interviews are for study purposes only. Duplication requires prior written permission from the Museum of Contemporary Art, 237 East Ontario Street, Chicago, Ill, 60611. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Occupation:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Citation:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.musecaci
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-musecaci

Roger Brown, 1941-1997 [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Art & Artist files at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_28119

Roger Brown Basketball Card

Depicted:
Brown, Roger  Search this
Publisher:
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Maker:
NBA Properties, Inc.  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 3 1/2 in x 2 1/2 in; 8.89 cm x 6.35 cm
Object Name:
card, basketball
Date made:
1973
Copyright date:
1970
1971
Subject:
Basketball  Search this
Professional  Search this
Sports  Search this
ID Number:
1982.0568.007
Accession number:
1982.0568
Catalog number:
1982.0568.007
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Cultural and Community Life: Sport and Leisure
Basketball Cards
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_665131
Additional Online Media:

Playbill for Pippin

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Imperial Theatre, American, founded 1923  Search this
Subject of:
Eric Berry, British, 1913 - 1993  Search this
Betty Buckley, American, born 1947  Search this
Priscilla Lopez, American, born 1948  Search this
Dorothy Stickney, American, 1896 - 1998  Search this
Ben Vereen, American, born 1946  Search this
John Rubinstein, American, born 1946  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1974
Topic:
African American  Search this
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Broadway Theatre  Search this
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Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.78
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.78
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THE GRAND GENERATION WORKSHOP STG: Alex Kellam, Ernest Kitching & Lester Lee; Vincent Palumbo, Patrick Plunkett, Jerry Brown & Roger Morigi

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1984 July 6
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1984 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1984, Item FP-1984-7RR-0376
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Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1984 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1984-ref1356

THE GRAND GENERATION WORKSHOP STG: Vincent Palumbo, Patrick Plunkett, Jerry Brown & Roger Morigi; Frances Kitching, Gunrun Berg, Barbara Swenson & Doris Kirshenblatt

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Extent:
1 sound recording (sound tape reel, 7 inch reel, 1/4 inch tape)
Type:
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Date:
1984 July 6
Collection Restrictions:
Access by appointment only. Where a listening copy or viewing copy has been created, this is indicated in the respective inventory; additional materials may be accessible with sufficient advance notice and, in some cases, payment of a processing fee. Older papers are housed at a remote location and may require a minimum of three weeks' advance notice and payment of a retrieval fee. Certain formats such as multi-track audio recordings and EIAJ-1 videoreels (1/2 inch) may not be accessible. Contact the Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections at 202-633-7322 or rinzlerarchives@si.edu for additional information.
Collection Rights:
Copyright and other restrictions may apply. Generally, materials created during a Festival are covered by a release signed by each participant permitting their use for personal and educational purposes; materials created as part of the fieldwork leading to a Festival may be more restricted. We permit and encourage such personal and educational use of those materials provided digitally here, without special permissions. Use of any materials for publication, commercial use, or distribution requires a license from the Archives. Licensing fees may apply in addition to any processing fees.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1984 Festival of American Folklife, Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
CFCH.SFF.1984, Item FP-1984-7RR-0377
See more items in:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1984 Festival of American Folklife
Archival Repository:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-cfch-sff-1984-ref1357

L.2007-44, Brown, Roger (98.8), loan canceled for American University for 2/2008-3/2008

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Registrar  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2032; Transferring office; 6/9/1990 email, Wyant to Johnsen; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-356, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Registrar, Outgoing Loan Files
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Outgoing Loan Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-356-refidd1e622

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