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Halasz, Piri

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 7
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Box 2 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 8/8/1984 memorandum, Massa to Geoffray; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 98-013, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Halasz, Piri

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Deputy Director  Search this
Container:
Box 23 of 35
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Box 17 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Transferring office; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 96-084, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Deputy Director, Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Halasz, Piri

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Container:
Box 20 of 35
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 469, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Painting and Sculpture, Curatorial Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Halasz, Piri

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-230, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division, Curatorial Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Halasz, Piri

Collection Creator:
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 26
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975-1983
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Some of the collection is ACCESS RESTRICTED: documents relating to the estate of David Smith; some correspondence with Peter Fuller, Nuala O'Faolain, and the Greenberg family; and sale and loan agreements. Contact the reference staff for more information about permission to use this portion of the collection.
Collection Rights:
The Clement Greenberg 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.
Collection Citation:
The Clement Greenberg papers, 1937-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Halasz, Piri

Collection Creator:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1996-2002
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Access of diaries required written permission.
Collection Rights:
The André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich 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.
Collection Citation:
André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers, circa 1929-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Halasz, Piri

Collection Creator:
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Kainen, Ruth Cole.  Search this
Container:
Box 35, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985
Collection 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.
Collection Rights:
The Jacob Kainen 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.
Collection Citation:
Jacob Kainen papers, 1905-2008, bulk 1940-2001. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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David Evison christmas card to Piri Halasz

Creator:
Evison, David  Search this
Halasz, Piri, 1935-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
2002 Dec.
Topic:
Calligraphy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12366
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Piri Halasz papers, circa 1950-2017
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Archives of American Art
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David Evison christmas card to Piri Halasz

Creator:
Evison, David  Search this
Halasz, Piri, 1935-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
between 1987 and 2007
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12367
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Archives of American Art
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Francine Tint christmas card to Piri Halasz

Creator:
Tint, Francine  Search this
Halasz, Piri, 1935-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
2005
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12368
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Archives of American Art
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Francine Tint christmas card to Piri Halasz

Creator:
Tint, Francine  Search this
Halasz, Piri, 1935-  Search this
Type:
Correspondence
Date:
2007 Dec.
Topic:
Holidays  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12369
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Piri Halasz papers, circa 1950-2017
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Archives of American Art
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Piri Halasz papers, circa 1950-2017

Creator:
Halasz, Piri, 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Truitt, Anne Dean  Search this
Olitski, Jules  Search this
Greenberg, Clement  Search this
Tofel, Jennings  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen  Search this
Caro, Anthony  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Lipsky, Pat  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William  Search this
Topic:
Greeting cards  Search this
Authors  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Manuscripts  Search this
Drafts (documents)  Search this
Writings  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Lectures  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Curators  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15820
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)290219
AAA_collcode_halapiri
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Archives of American Art
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A memoir of creativity : abstract painting, politics & the media, 1956-2008 / Piri Halasz

Author:
Halasz, Piri  Search this
Subject:
Halasz, Piri  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 510 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
2009
20th century
Topic:
Art critics  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Women journalists  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Politics and government  Search this
Call number:
N7483.H32 A12 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_943470

Halasz, Piri

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Internships  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2027. These records contain sensitive information and will be redacted by SIA before use by researchers. Boxes 38-54 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 8/19/2013 memorandum, Johnstone to Murphy; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 13-241, Smithsonian Institution, Office of Fellowships and Internships, Program Records
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Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Directions, concerns and critical perceptions of paintings exhibited in New York, 1940-1949 : Abraham Rattner and his contemporaries / Piri Halasz

Author:
Halasz, Piri  Search this
Subject:
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. (720 leaves) : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1982
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.R23 H15
N40.1.R23H15
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
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The expressionist vision : a central theme in New York in the 1940s : Ben-Zion ... [et al.] / guest curator, Piri Halasz

Author:
Hillwood Art Gallery  Search this
Halasz, Piri  Search this
Physical description:
44 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1983
C1983
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Expressionism (Art)  Search this
Call number:
ND212.5.E9 H65
ND212.5.E9H65
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_202588

Piri Halasz papers

Creator:
Halasz, Piri  Search this
Names:
Caro, Anthony, 1924-  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Hayter, Stanley William, 1901-1988  Search this
Lipsky, Pat, 1941-  Search this
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962  Search this
Olitski, Jules, 1922-2007  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Poons, Larry  Search this
Rattner, Abraham  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Tofel, Jennings, 1891-1959  Search this
Truitt, Anne, 1921-2004  Search this
Extent:
1.8 linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drafts (documents)
Lectures
Greeting cards
Manuscripts
Interviews
Photographs
Transcripts
Writings
Date:
1969-2009
Summary:
The papers of Piri Halasz are dated 1966-2009, and measure 1.8 linear feet. The collection consists of correspondence with Clement Greenberg and a number of well-known artists, manuscripts of articles, complete and partial drafts and transcripts of lectures and talks, interview transcripts, exhibition reviews, research, biographical material, photographs and printed material documenting her activities as an art critic, writer and curator. An unprocessed addition donated in 2017 includes biographical material, writings, 19 audio cassette tapes of interviews with various artists, curators, and critics, and two CDs containing images related to her lectures.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Piri Halasz are dated 1966-2009, and measure 1.8 linear feet. Correspondence with Clement Greenberg and a number of well-known artists, manuscripts of articles, drafts and transcripts of lectures and talks, interview transcripts, exhibition reviews, research, biographical material, photographs and printed material documenting her activities as an art critic, writer and curator. An unprocessed addition donated in 2017 includes biographical material, writings, 19 audio cassette tapes of interviews with various artists, curators, and critics, and two CDs containing images related to her lectures.

The series titled "Greenbergiana" contains various materials related to Greenberg, including an interview Halasz conducted with Greenberg in 1991, a questionnaire filled out by artist Pat Lipsky Sutton concerning Greenberg's ideas about her work, and items concerning his death and memorial services.

Correspondence contains letters from Anthony Caro, Helen Frankenthaler, Clement Greenberg, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, Anne Truitt, and others. There is a folder of greeting cards, some with original artwork, from artists of her acquaintance. Also found is correspondence with publishers about articles she submitted. Photographs are of Halasz and colleagues.

Writings include drafts of published and unpublished articles about Pablo Picasso, Ad Reinhardt, Abraham Rattner, Jennings Tofel, Larry Poons, Stanley William Hayter, Morris Louis, Manhattan museums, Randy Bloom and other subjects. There are transcripts of lectures and talks given by Halasz, and transcripts of interviews she conducted with Stanley William Hayter and Randy Bloom.

"A Year in the Life of Present Modernism," an exhibition curated by Halasz, was held in 1997-1998 at the Tribes Gallery, New York City. Documentation includes printed material, photographs, and biographical information about Halasz and participating artists.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 4 series:

Series 1: "Greenbergiana," 1989-1996(Box 1; 1 folder)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1969-2007 (Box 1; 0.2 linear ft.)

Series 3: Writings and Related Materials, 1980-2009 (Boxes 1-2; 0.6 linear ft.)

Series 4: "A Year in the Life of Present Modernism," 1996-1998 (Box 2; 1 folder)

Series 5: Unprocessed Addition, 1966-2005 (Box 3)
Biographical Note:
Piri Halasz (b. 1935) is an art critic, writer, lecturer, teacher, curator and blogger who focuses on the New York art scene and politics from the 1940s to the present. She corresponded with a number of well-known artists; her long-standing association with Clement Greenberg is represented in her correspondence, articles and interviews.

Halasz, a native New Yorker, attended Barnard College where she majored in English literature. After her graduation in 1956, Halasz worked at Time magazine for six years as a researcher, primarily in business news, before being promoted to writer. For the next six years, she wrote articles covering a range of subjects including obituaries, celebrities, books, current trends and world affairs. Her 1966 cover story for Time , "Swinging London," was a cultural snapshot of mid-1960s London that resulted in an invitation to write A Swinger's Guide to London. Published by Coward McCann in 1967, it is scheduled for republication in 2010 as part of the Authors Guild "Back in Print" program.

In 1967 Halasz was assigned to write the art page of Time. Her 1969 article about Helen Frankenthaler attracted the attention of Clement Greenberg and they became close friends. Greenberg encouraged her to leave Time, which she did in 1969.

She returned to Columbia in 1974 to pursue graduate studies in art history and obtained her PhD in 1982; a substantial section of Halasz's dissertation was devoted to Greenberg's philosophy. Halasz has since pursued a career as an art critic, writer, lecturer, teacher, curator and blogger. In 1996 she launched "From the Mayor's Doorstep," an online column of art criticism and politics which became a blog in 2010.

Halasz has taught at Columbia University, Hunter College, C. W. Post Center Long Island University, Molloy College, and Bethany College. She has published articles, primarily on art, in The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Arts Magazine, Art in America, ARTnews and NYArts.

Her self-published book, A Memoir of Creativity: Abstract Painting, Politics and the Media, 1958-2008 (iUniverse, 2009), is an insider's view of the publishing industry, the New York art scene and an explication of her theory of "multi-referential imagery. This theory posits that abstract painting refers to imagery that is unconsciously significant to the artist which then triggers recognition in the viewer.

Ms. Halasz lives and works in New York City.
Provenance:
Donated 2010 and 2017 by Piri Halasz.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Piri Halasz papers 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.
Topic:
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drafts (documents)
Lectures
Greeting cards
Manuscripts
Interviews
Photographs
Transcripts
Writings
Citation:
Piri Halasz papers, 1969-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.halapiri
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Archives of American Art
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Articles, Published

Collection Creator:
Halasz, Piri  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Piri Halasz papers 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.
Collection Citation:
Piri Halasz papers, 1969-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Articles, Unpublished

Collection Creator:
Halasz, Piri  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Piri Halasz papers 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.
Collection Citation:
Piri Halasz papers, 1969-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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Talks

Collection Creator:
Halasz, Piri  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Piri Halasz papers 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.
Collection Citation:
Piri Halasz papers, 1969-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art
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