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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

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
Additional Online Media:

Selections from the Dennis Adrian Collection / Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, January 30-March 14, 1982

Author:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Adrian, Dennis 1937- Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
51 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1982
C1982
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .M79 1982
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_646736

Sight out of mind : essays and criticism on art / by Dennis Adrian

Author:
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
xvii, 225 p. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1985
C1985
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N6535.C5A37 1985X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_269550

Ed Paschke / by Neal Benezra ; with contributions by Dennis Adrian, Carol Schreiber, and John Yau

Author:
Benezra, Neal David 1953-  Search this
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Yau, John 1950-  Search this
Schreiber, Carol  Search this
Subject:
Paschke, Ed Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
155 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Call number:
N40.1.P2698 B4 1990
N40.1.P2698B4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_404302

Leon Golub : the first series / exhibition curator, Rolf Achilles ; catalog text, Dennis Adrian

Author:
Golub, Leon 1922-2004  Search this
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Achilles, Rolf  Search this
Swen Parson Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Golub, Leon 1922-2004  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
[1989]
Call number:
N40.1.G6143 S8 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_434391

Milton Avery : important paintings / [essay by Dennis Adrian]

Author:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Avery, Milton 1885-1965  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1981
[1981.]
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND237.A85 A27 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_643207

Maryan (1927-1977) : personnages, from the Napoleon series : November 14 to December 22, 1990 / text by Dennis Adrian

Author:
Maryan 1927-1977  Search this
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Claude Bernard Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Maryan 1927-1977 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
53 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Call number:
NC248.M385 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_648606

H.C. Westermann : recent work / H.C. Westermann

Author:
Westermann, H. C (Horace Clifford) 1922-  Search this
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Allan Frumkin Gallery (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
Westermann, H. C (Horace Clifford) 1922-  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1959
[1959?]
Call number:
NB237.W44 A4 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_650161

Abrons

Title:
Anne Abrons
Author:
Abrons, Anne  Search this
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Sonia Zaks Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Abrons, Anne  Search this
Physical description:
[20] p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
Call number:
ND237.A245 A4 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_668552

James Ensor, the early work

Author:
Ensor, James 1860-1949  Search this
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Allan Frumkin Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Ensor, James 1860-1949  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1959
[1959?]
Call number:
N40.1.E59 A45 1959
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_707259

Ed Paschke : 22 septembre-5 novembre 1988

Author:
Paschke, Ed  Search this
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Galerie Darthea Speyer (Paris, France)  Search this
Subject:
Paschke, Ed  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : col. ill., port. ; 19 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
[1988]
Call number:
ND237.P2522 A4 1988b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_723187

Chuck Close : [Exhibition] February 5, 1972 - March 19, 1972

Author:
Close, Chuck 1940-  Search this
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
Close, Chuck 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet (6 p.) : ports. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1972
[1972?]
Call number:
ND237.C58 A4 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_798213

Grand allusions : Robert Barnes : late works, 1985-2015 / Michael Rooks ; Introduction by Dennis Adrian ; Catalogue by Nanette Esseck Brewer

Author:
Rooks, Michael  Search this
Author:
Brewer, Nanette Esseck  Search this
Writer of introduction:
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Subject:
Barnes, Robert 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
90 pages ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2015
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1067368

Visions : painting and sculpture : distinguished alumni, 1945 to the present

Author:
Art Institute of Chicago School  Search this
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 212 p. : ill. ; 21 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1976
C1976
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N330 .C55 1976
N6512.C53
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_107769

Robert Barnes 1956-1984 : a survey / Introduction by Dennis Adrian

Author:
Barnes, Robert 1934-  Search this
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Madison Art Center  Search this
Subject:
Barnes, Robert 1934-  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1984
C1984
Call number:
N40.1.B2589 M18
N40.1.B2589M18
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_282476

The art of Seymour Rosofsky / organized by Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. [Exhibition] Krannert Art Museum, August 25 to October 7, 1984 ; Chicago Public Library Cultural Center, February 16 to April 13, 1985

Author:
Rosofsky, Seymour 1924-  Search this
Tannenbaum, Barbara  Search this
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Krannert Art Museum  Search this
Chicago Public Library Cultural Center  Search this
Subject:
Rosofsky, Seymour 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
20 p. : ill., ports. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
Call number:
ND237.R7247.A4 1984
N40.1.R755 K8
N40.1.R755K8
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_300165

The Chicago imagist print : ten artists' works, 1958-1987 : a catalogue raisonneĢ / Dennis Adrian and Richard A. Born

Author:
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Born, Richard A  Search this
David and Alfred Smart Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
216 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1987
20th century
Topic:
Prints, American  Search this
Prints  Search this
Call number:
NE538.C4 A24 1987
NE538.C4A24 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_342964

What they're up to in Chicago. Peinture, heure de Chicago. An exhibition circulated by the Extension Services of the National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, 1972-1973

Author:
National Gallery of Canada Extension Services  Search this
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Physical description:
26 p. illus. 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
1973
1973]
20th century
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Painters  Search this
Call number:
ND235.C4 O89
ND235.C4O89
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_37887

New still life : an exhibition / organized by the Evanston Art Center ; curated by Dennis Adrian

Author:
Adrian, Dennis 1937-  Search this
Evanston Art Center  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. ; 23 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
20th century
Topic:
Still-life painting--Exhibitions  Search this
Still-life painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND1392.6 .N532 1989
ND1392.6.N532 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450673

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