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Nordman, Maria

Collection Creator:
Wortz, Melinda  Search this
Container:
Box 12, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1985
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Melinda Wortz 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:
Melinda Wortz papers, 1958-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Melinda Wortz papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-wortmeli-ref288

Maria Nordman [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_30974

De musica : new conjunct city proposals / Maria Nordman

Title:
New conjunct city proposals
Author:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Subject:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Physical description:
150 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Specimens
Artists' books (books)
Smithsonian Libraries artists' books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1993
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_651493

De sculptura : works in the city : some ongoing questions / Maria Nordman

Author:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Subject:
Nordman, Maria Themes, motives  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Environment (Art)--Themes, motives  Search this
Conceptual art--Themes, motives  Search this
Call number:
N6537.N673 A4 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_646812

Environmental Sculpture, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Nordman, Maria 1943-  Search this
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures-Site-specific
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by California State University 9001 Stockdale Highway Bakersfield California 93311
Located California State University Bakersfield California
Date:
Ca. 1980
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Control number:
IAS 74960004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_359923

Maria Nordman, note 1973-1984 : Galleria Pieroni, maggio 1984 / [a cura di Ida Gianelli]

Title:
Note 1973-1984
Author:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Gianelli, Ida  Search this
Subject:
Nordman, Maria Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
C1984
Call number:
N6537.N673 A4 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636183

Jan Butterfield papers, 1950-1997

Creator:
Butterfield, Jan, 1937-2000  Search this
Subject:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer Nelson  Search this
Wortz, E.  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Wortz, Melinda  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Goode, Joe  Search this
Hopkins, Henry T. (Henry Tyler)  Search this
Resnick, Milton  Search this
Harrison, Newton  Search this
Karp, Michael  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Young, R. Joshua  Search this
Orr, Eric  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Callahan, Harry M. (Harry Morey)  Search this
Wheeler, Douglas  Search this
Roche, Jim  Search this
Shaw, Richard Blake  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Hudson, Robert H.  Search this
Turrell, James  Search this
Dugmore, Edward  Search this
Gehry, Frank O.  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Harrison, Helen Mayer  Search this
Greene, George  Search this
Pacific Enterprises  Search this
Lapis Press  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Authors  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6002
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)229789
AAA_collcode_buttjan
Theme:
Women
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_229789
Additional Online Media:

Maria Nordman : Chartres, Musée des beaux-arts

Author:
Musée de Chartres  Search this
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Subject:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Artists' books (books)
Smithsonian Libraries artists' books
Date:
1990
C1990
Call number:
N6537.N673 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_968604

Maria Nordman : Saddleback Mountain, Art Gallery, University of California, Irvine, September 25-October 28, 1973

Author:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Haskell, Barbara  Search this
Glicksman, Hal  Search this
University of California, Irvine Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill., port. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
Call number:
N6537.N675 C15 1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_666673

Maria Nordman : trabajos en la ciudad De Ondas : [exhibition] La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, February 12-March 17, 1985 / text by Ronald J. Onorato

Author:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Onorato, Ronald J  Search this
La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art  Search this
Subject:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Physical description:
[19] p. : ill. ; 23 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1985
1985]
Call number:
N6537.N673 A4 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640434

Maria Nordman : de theatro / Herausgegeben von Gudrun Inboden, mit Texten von Maria Nordman, Stephan von Wiese und einem Gespräch zwischen Maria Nordman und Stefan Heinlein

Title:
De theatro
Author:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Inboden, Gudrun  Search this
Wiese, Stephan von  Search this
Heinlein, Stefan  Search this
Staatsgalerie Stuttgart  Search this
Subject:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Physical description:
87 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
C1996
Call number:
N6537.N673 A4 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_651505

Maria Nordman : de civitate : dessins/plans projets réalisés en Europe et propositions de constructions pour les villes : 1987-82 [sic] / avec un texte de Bruno Corà

Author:
Corà, Bruno  Search this
Musée Saint-Pierre art contemporain (Lyon, France)  Search this
Subject:
Nordman, Maria 19..- Expositions  Search this
Physical description:
167 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1991
Call number:
N6537.N673.A4.1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_638665

Jan Butterfield papers

Creator:
Butterfield, Jan  Search this
Names:
Lapis Press  Search this
Pacific Enterprises  Search this
Bell, Larry, 1939-  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Dugmore, Edward, 1915-  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Gehry, Frank O., 1929-  Search this
Goode, Joe, 1937-  Search this
Greene, George  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Harrison, Helen Mayer, 1929-  Search this
Harrison, Newton, 1932-  Search this
Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009  Search this
Hudson, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Irwin, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Karp, Michael  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Orr, Eric, 1939-1998  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Resnick, Milton, 1917-2004  Search this
Roche, Jim  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Shaw, Richard, 1941 Sept. 12-  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Turrell, James  Search this
Wheeler, Douglas  Search this
Wortz, E.  Search this
Wortz, Melinda  Search this
Young, R. Joshua  Search this
Interviewee:
Cage, John, 1912-1992  Search this
Extent:
15 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Date:
1950-1997
Summary:
The papers of Jan Butterfield measure 15 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 1997. Papers contain hundreds of recorded interviews with and lectures by artists, panel discussions of artists and art historians, as well as extensive writings by Butterfield. Also found are project files, personal business records, printed materials, photographs, and additional sound and video recordings related to art subjects.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Jan Butterfield measure 15 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 1997. Papers contain hundreds of recorded interviews with and lectures by artists, panel discussions of artists and art historians, as well as extensive writings by Butterfield. Also found are project files, personal business records, printed materials, photographs, and additional sound and video recordings related to art subjects.

Interviews and Lectures include hundreds of interviews conducted by Butterfield between 1971 and 1987 with contemporary artists about whom she was writing at the time. The artists Robert Irwin and Sam Francis are represented particularly well. Also found are slide talks, class discussions, and lectures given by artists, which are assumed to have been recorded by Butterfield in most cases. Also among the recordings are recorded performances by John Cage, Joe Goode, Newton and Helen Harrison, Jim Roche, and George Greene. Panel discussions include two notable recordings involving Milton Resnick, one with the painter Edward Dugmore in 1959, and the other with the painter Ad Reinhardt at The Club in 1961, which was later dubbed "The Attack."

The bulk of the writings relate to Butterfield's published work The Art of Light and Space, represented here in multiple drafts, research, and photographs of works of art by the artists discussed in the work including Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Maria Nordman, Douglas Wheeler, Bruce Nauman, Eric Orr, Larry Bell, DeWain Valentine, Susan Kaiser Vogel, and Hap Tivey. Also found are extensive drafts and research for catalog essays for exhibitions of Larry Bell, Richard Shaw, Robert Hudson, and Elmer Bischoff. Drafts of articles and publicity writing are mainly about artists but also some galleries and other art events. There are a few transcripts of recorded interviews, and it appears that many of the writings are based on Butterfield's interviews.

Project files include records relating to Butterfield's involvement with the production of a catalog for the corporate art collection of Pacific Enterprises. These also include additional artist interviews and artist files containing research and writing, mainly by her associate Michael Karp. Also found are photographs and sound recordings for the Waterfront Project at the San Francisco Art Institute, an interdisciplinary community-centered development project that involved Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Melinda Wortz, Eric Orr, Dr. E. Wortz, Frank Gehry, Newton and Helen Harrison, Josh Young, and students at the Art Institute. And finally, project files include photographs, interviews, and printed material related to publications of Lapis Press, where Butterfield was Executive Director.

Personal business records include correspondence, price lists, financial records, notes, press releases, and career documentation of Butterfield. Printed materials include articles by Butterfield, articles about Butterfield, and articles by Henry Hopkins, most of which are photocopies. There are also clippings, exhibition catalogs, exhibition posters, and publicity. Of note is a disassembled scrapbook pertaining to the controversial Ed Kienholz exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1966, and a directory of art spaces in Los Angeles from 1978.

Most of the photographs are of works of art by artists about whom Butterfield wrote. Also found are a few files of photographs of artists, some taken by Butterfield, including Philip Guston, Ed Kienholz, Henry Hopkins with Clyfford Still, Robert Irwin, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Turrell. Additional video and sound recordings include artist installations, a documentary on Sam Francis, and an acoustiguide for an Ed Ruscha exhibition.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Interviews and Lectures (Boxes 1-5; 4.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings (Boxes 5-7, 16, OV 17; 3.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Project Files (Boxes 8-10, 16; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records (Boxes 10-11, OV 17-19; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Materials (Boxes 11-12, 16, OV 17-19; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs (Boxes 12-14, 16; 2.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Sound and Video Recordings (Box 15; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Jan Butterfield (1937-2000) was an art writer and critic of contemporary art who spent most of her career in California. She is best known for her writings on late twentieth century installation and craft artists, particularly those who worked in California and the American West.

Butterfield was born Jan Van Alstine in Los Angeles, California in 1937 and attended the Univeristy of California, Los Angeles. She received numerous fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as an art critic, and contributed art writing to dozens of exhibition catalogs and art publications including Art International, Images and Issues, Art News, Art in America, and Flash Art. Her most ambitious work of writing was The Art of Light and Space (Abbeville Press: 1993), which profiles the work of contemporary artists Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Maria Nordman, Douglas Wheeler, Bruce Nauman, Eric Orr, Larry Bell, DeWain Valentine, Susan Kaiser Vogel, and Hap Tivey. She was also the author of a 1972 monograph of the Abstract Expressionist painter Sam Francis.

Butterfield held positions in public relations at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from its opening until 1970, and at the Fort Worth Art Museum from 1970 to 1974. She taught at Northwood Experimental Art Institute in Dallas, Texas, the San Francisco Art Institute, San Jose State University, and Mills College in Oakland, California between 1973 and 1983. At the San Francisco Art Institute, she was Director of the extension program and Coordinator of the visiting artist program and the Waterfront Project between 1976 and 1978. In 1984, Butterfield and the artist Sam Francis co-founded the Lapis Press, where she served as Executive Director from its founding until 1988.

Butterfield was married twice, the second time to Henry Hopkins, Museum Director at LACMA, the Museum of Fine Art of Houston, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She died in 2000 after an extended illness.
Related Materials:
Also found among the collections of the Archives of American Art is a 1981 panel discussion on Bay area art criticism sponsored by the National Women's Caucus for Art, in which Butterfield participated, as well as an oral history interview Butterfield conducted with Helen Lundeberg for the Archives' Oral History Program in 1980.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel 1042 including two volumes of scrapbooks. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Jan Butterfield lent material in 1975 for microfilming. She donated the Robert Irwin material in 1980 of and most of the interviews and audio tapes in 1989. An additional 12 feet of papers, including some material previously loaned and microfilmed, along with two additional audio tapes, were donated by Butterfield's brother, and Trustee of the Jan Butterfield Trust, Derek Van Alstine in 2002.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Jan Butterfield 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 historians -- California  Search this
Authors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art critics -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Jan Butterfield papers, 1959-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.buttjan
See more items in:
Jan Butterfield papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buttjan

Andre, Buren, Irwin, Nordman : space as support : exhibition and catalogue / by Mark Rosenthal ; with contribution by Germano Celant

Author:
Rosenthal, Mark D  Search this
Celant, Germano  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Andre, Carl 1935-  Search this
Buren, Daniel  Search this
Irwin, Robert 1928-  Search this
Nordman, Maria Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
57 p. : ill. ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1980
C1980
20th century
Topic:
Spatialism (Art)  Search this
Art, Amercian  Search this
Call number:
N6512.5.S6 A5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_134810

Interview with Maria Nordman

Creator:
Nordman, Maria, 1943-  Search this
Butterfield, Jan, 1937-2000  Search this
Subject:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1978 April
Topic:
Experimental films  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14858
See more items in:
Jan Butterfield papers, 1950-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14858

Interview with Maria Nordman

Creator:
Nordman, Maria, 1943-  Search this
Butterfield, Jan, 1937-2000  Search this
Subject:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1979 June 11
Topic:
Experimental films  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14859
See more items in:
Jan Butterfield papers, 1950-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14859

Interview with Maria Nordman

Creator:
Nordman, Maria, 1943-  Search this
Butterfield, Jan, 1937-2000  Search this
Subject:
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1979 June
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14860
See more items in:
Jan Butterfield papers, 1950-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14860

Seihitsu = Tranquility / shashin satsuei Uchida Yoshitaka, Handa Shigeo ; henshū Chiba-shi Bijutsukan

Title:
静謐 = Tranquility / 写真撮映内田芳孝, 半田滋男 ; 編集千葉市美術館]
Tranquility
Author:
Toroni, Niele 1937-  Search this
Verjux, Michel 1956-  Search this
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Sugimoto, Hiroshi 1948-  Search this
Miyajima, Tatsuo 1957-  Search this
Uchida, François Yoshitaka  Search this
Handa, Shigeo  Search this
Chiba-shi Bijutsukan  Search this
JAC Project  Search this
Subject:
Toroni, Niele 1937-  Search this
Verjux, Michel 1956-  Search this
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Sugimoto, Hiroshi 1948-  Search this
Miyajima, Tatsuo 1957-  Search this
Physical description:
6 v. : chiefly col. ill. ; 18 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
C1996
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6490 .S38 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_847132

Rosamund Felsen gallery records, 1978-2014

Creator:
Rosamund Felsen Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Sonnier, Keith  Search this
Cooper, Ron  Search this
Rothenberg, Erika  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Owens, Laura  Search this
Cointet, Guy de  Search this
Kidon, Heidi  Search this
Cranston, Meg  Search this
Wegman, William  Search this
Vallance, Jeffrey  Search this
Miller, John  Search this
Rogers, Steve  Search this
Hayward, James  Search this
Smith, Alexis  Search this
Boskovich, John  Search this
Bush, Stephen  Search this
Dill, Guy  Search this
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Gambrill, Jeff  Search this
Jiménez, Cisco  Search this
Burkhart, Dan  Search this
Dowell, Roy  Search this
Pittman, Lari  Search this
Beach, Alicia  Search this
Lodato, Peter  Search this
Kelley, Mike  Search this
Kaino, Glenn (Glenn Akira),  Search this
Andrews, Oliver  Search this
Pettibon, Raymond  Search this
Weber, Marnie  Search this
McCarthy, Paul  Search this
Ackerman, Robert E.  Search this
Oshiro, Kaz  Search this
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
James, Mac  Search this
Kabakov, IlºiÙaý Iosifovich  Search this
Knechtel, Tom  Search this
Burden, Chris  Search this
Ruppersberg, Allen  Search this
Syrop, Mitchell  Search this
Craft, Ann Thorny  Search this
Sklar, Keith  Search this
Jackson, Richard  Search this
Newkirk, Kori  Search this
Shaw, Jim  Search this
Brown, Greg  Search this
Rice, Leland  Search this
Acerol, Ali  Search this
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16203
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)368159
AAA_collcode_rosafelg
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_368159

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