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Dreams, visions, metaphors : the photographs of Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Author:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Perez, Nissan N  Search this
Jeffrey, Ian  Search this
Muzeʼon Yiśraʼel (Jerusalem)  Search this
Subject:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Physical description:
23 p., 65 leaves of plates : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1983
C1983
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647.A473 M9
TR647.A473 M9
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_194068

René d'Harnoncourt papers

Creator:
D'Harnoncourt, Rene, 1901-1968  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Art in America  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Sarah Lawrence College -- Faculty  Search this
United States. Indian Arts and Crafts Board  Search this
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel, 1902-  Search this
Covarrubias, Miguel, 1904-1957  Search this
Durieux, Caroline, 1896-1989  Search this
Fosado, Víctor  Search this
Klumb, Henry, 1905-1984  Search this
Marriott, Alice  Search this
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys Iola  Search this
d'Harnoncourt, Sarah  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Place:
Mexico -- description and travel
Date:
1921-1983
Summary:
The papers of art curator, lecturer, and museum director, René d'Harnoncourt (1901-1968), document d'Harnoncourt's activities, primarily in the 1930s and 1940s, particularly as they relate to Mexican and Native American art. D'Harnoncourt's career, including his arrival in Mexico in 1925, his curation of the exhibitions, Mexican Art (1930-1932), and Indian Art of the United States (1941), and his work for the Department of the Interior's Indian Arts and Crafts Board from 1937-1944, are documented in small amounts of biographical material and correspondence, published writings, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs of d'Harnoncourt and colleagues, and photographs of works of art. The collection also contains a drawing of d'Harnoncourt, and photocopies of caricatures of d'Harnoncourt and others.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art curator, lecturer, and museum director, René d'Harnoncourt (1901-1968), document d'Harnoncourt's activities, primarily in the 1930s and 1940s, particularly as they relate to Mexican and Native American art. D'Harnoncourt's career, including his arrival in Mexico in 1925, his curation of the exhibitions, Mexican Art (1930-1932), and Indian Art of the United States (1941), and his work for the Department of the Interior's Indian Arts and Crafts Board from 1937-1944, are documented in small amounts of biographical material and correspondence, published writings, printed material, scrapbooks, photographs of d'Harnoncourt and colleagues, and photographs of works of art. The collection also contains a drawing of d'Harnoncourt, and photocopies of caricatures of d'Harnoncourt and others.

Biographical material consists of d'Harnoncourt's official Austrian departure documents for his travel to Mexico in 1925; pages of an appointment book from 1932; and notes on d'Harnoncourt's career that index publications in which he is mentioned amongst other things, prepared by Sarah d'Harnoncourt.

Correspondence and memoranda relate primarily to the Mexican Arts exhibition, (1930-1932) sponsored by the American Federation of Arts; the "Art in America" radio program, organized by the American Federation of Arts with the cooperation of the Museum of Modern Art; d'Harnoncourt's part time teaching position at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville; and his appointment as General Manager of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board. Later correspondence references research on d'Harnoncourt's work for the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, and includes information on d'Harnoncourt, provided in response to inquiries about him.

Writings by d'Harnoncourt include published articles on Mexican and Indian arts and crafts, a 1969 reprint of d'Harnoncourt's and Frederic H. Douglas's expanded version of the catalog for Indian Art of the United States, a foreword, and two seminar/symposium papers. Unpublished writings comprise two typescripts. The series also includes several writings by others.

Printed material includes announcements and exhibition catalogs, documentation of the "Art in America Program," published books belonging to and/or referencing d'Harnoncourt, Department of Interior publications, including some issued by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Museum of Modern art press releases, news clippings relating to d'Harnoncourt and his activities, and miscellaneous printed material.

Additional clippings from a dismantled scrapbook(s) document the Mexican Arts exhibition.

Artwork and artifacts include one original sketch in colored pencil of d'Harnoncourt by Austrian artist, Silverbauer, photocopies of caricatures and doodles by d'Harnoncourt, Miguel Covarrubias, and Caroline Durieux, and two Indian Arts and Crafts Board weaving samples.

Photographs are of d'Harnoncourt, Sarah d'Harnoncourt, and friends and colleagues. They include a photograph of d'Harnoncourt by Manuel Alvarez-Bravo; snapshots of others including Fred Davis; Sarah d'Harnoncourt and folk art specialist, Victor Fosado; fellow Indian Arts and Crafts Board members, architect Henry Klumb, Alice Marriot, and anthropologist, author, and tribal council member, Gladys Tantaquidgeon. Also found are three photographs of Mexican Art exhibition installations; fourteen photographs of Native Americans; three photographs showing covers and/or fronts pieces of d'Harnoncourts books Beast, Bird and Fish, Mexicana, The Hole in the Wall, and The Painted Pig; and photographs of artwork included in the Mexican Art exhibition and an exhibition of Australian Aboriginal Cave Paintings (1947).
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1925-circa 1978 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence and Memoranda, 1929-1981 (5 folders; Box 1)

Series 3: Writings, 1928-circa 1970s (0.4 linear feet; Box 1, OV 4)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1921-1979 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, OV 4)

Series 5: Scrapbooks, 1930-1933 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 6: Artwork and Artifacts, circa 1926-circa 1950s (3 folders; Box 3)

Series 7: Photographs, 1930-1983 (0.25 linear feet; Box 3, OV 4)
Biographical / Historical:
Art curator, lecturer, and museum director, René d'Harnoncourt (1901-1968), was an authority on Native American art and Mexican arts and crafts. He curated and toured with a traveling exhibition, Mexican Art, from 1930-1932, guest curated the exhibition, Indian Art of the United States, for the Museum of Modern Art in 1941, served on the Department of the Interior's Indian Arts and Crafts Board from 1937-1944, and was Director of the Museum of Modern Art from 1949-1968.

D'Harnoncourt was born in Vienna, Austria, in 1901. He left Austria for Mexico in 1925, and began working for American, Frederick Davis, who owned a shop that sold Mexican antiquities and folk art in Mexico City. At this time, d'Harnoncourt made many important connections, including meeting American Ambassador to Mexico, Dwight Morrow, and his wife, Elizabeth Morrow. D'Harnoncourt illustrated several books in the early 1930s, including The Painted Pig (1930) and Beast, Bird and Fish (1933), both written by Elizabeth Morrow, and The Hole in the Wall (1931) and Mexicana: A Book of Pictures (1931). According to Sarah d'Harnoncourt, her husband considered himself an amateur in the field of book illustration, which he enjoyed as a means of self-amusement.

In 1929, d'Harnoncourt was asked to curate an extensive exhibition of Mexican art to travel to major cities in the United States, sponsored by the American Federation of Arts. D'Harnoncourt toured with this exhibition, Mexican Art, for two years, beginning at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in October, 1930.

D'Harnoncourt visited Austria briefly in 1932, then returned to the United States in 1933 and married Sarah Carr the same year. He became a naturalized United States citizen in 1939.

Between 1933 and 1944, d'Harnoncourt directed the radio program "Art in America," organized by the American Federation of Arts in cooperation with the Museum of Modern Art. He also taught art history at Sarah Lawrence College from 1934-1937. In 1936 he began working for the Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the Department of the Interior, becoming General Manager in 1937, and the Board's Chairman in 1944. As General Manager he curated an exhibition on Indian art for the San Francisco Golden Gate International Exposition in 1939, and installed an expanded version of the exhibition, Indian Art of the United States, as guest curator for the Museum of Modern Art in 1940-1941.

In 1944, d'Harnoncourt joined the Museum of Modern Art as Vice President in charge of Foreign Activities, focusing his work on Latin America, and as Director of the Department of Manual Industries, responsible for the preservation of Native American art and culture. In 1949 he was appointed Director of the Museum of Modern Art, and served in this capacity until his death in an automobile accident in 1968.
Related Materials:
An oral history of René d'Harnoncourt, interviewed by Isabel Grossner in 1968, can be found at Columbia University, Oral History Research Office, 801 Butler Library, 535 West 114 Street, New York, NY 10027.
Separated Materials:
The bulk of René d'Harnoncourt's papers are in the Museum Archives of the Museum of Modern Art. The Museum's 59.25 linear feet document, in particular, d'Harnoncourt's years with the Museum from 1944-1968. That collection also includes papers donated by Sarah d'Harnoncourt which relate to d'Harnoncourt's time in Mexico, from 1925-1932, and his work in the United States from 1933-1944. While these holdings may overlap occasionally with the papers in the Archives of American Art (some items at the Archives of American Art, for instance, may be photocopies of originals at the Museum), the bulk of the Archives' d'Harnoncourt papers appear to be distinct from those at the Museum.

The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels 2919-2931) including papers generated by d'Harnoncourt during his professional affiliation with the Museum of Modern Art, such as, personal files, three appointment notebooks, professional files including Latin American correspondence, exhibition files, files documenting outside affiliations, and departmental and special event files. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
D'Harnoncourt's widow, Sarah d'Harnoncourt, donated the René d'Harnoncourt papers to the Archives of American Art in 1975, 1981, and 1984. An additional eleven linear feet of material was lent by the Museum of Modern Art's for microfilming in 1983.
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.
Rights:
The René d'Harnoncourt 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 museums -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art, Mexican  Search this
Art, Aboriginal Australian  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Indian art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Cave paintings -- Austrailia  Search this
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Hispanic American art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sketches
Scrapbooks
Drawings
Citation:
René d'Harnoncourt papers, 1921-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dharrene
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dharrene
Additional Online Media:

Manuel Alvarez Bravo : fotografías : colección fotográfica de la Fundación Televisa / [coordinación editorial, Ana Laura Delgado]

Title:
Fotografías
Author:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Delgado, Ana Laura  Search this
Casa Lamm Centro de Cultura  Search this
Subject:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Fundación Televisa Photograph collections  Search this
Casa Lamm Centro de Cultura Photograph collections  Search this
Physical description:
54 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Mexico
Date:
2001
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647.A473 C65 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089168

Manuel Álvarez Bravo / Fred R. Parker

Photographer:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Author:
Parker, Fred R  Search this
Pasadena Art Museum  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
George Eastman House  Search this
Subject:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Physical description:
48 pages, 8 unnumbered pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1971
[1971]
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1048174

Manuel Alvarez Bravo : the eyes in his eyes = ojos en los ojos / [essay, Guillermo Sheridan ; editor, Rose Shoshana]

Title:
Eyes in his eyes
Ojos en los ojos
Author:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Sheridan, Guillermo  Search this
Shoshana, Rose  Search this
Bergamot Station Arts Center Rose Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2007
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR654 .A484 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_826894

Manuel Alvarez Bravo / Amanda Hopkinson

Author:
Hopkinson, Amanda 1948-  Search this
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Subject:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Physical description:
125 p. : ill. ; 16 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2002
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_718796

Manuel Alvarez Bravo : photographs from the J. Paul Getty Museum

Author:
J. Paul Getty Museum  Search this
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Subject:
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-  Search this
J. Paul Getty Museum Photograph collections  Search this
Physical description:
143 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Los Angeles
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photograph collections  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_762304

Documentary & anti-graphic : photographs by Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans & Alvarez Bravo

Title:
Documentary and anti-graphic photographs : Manuel Avarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans
Manuel Avarez Bravo, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans : documentary and anti-graphic photographs
Photographs by Cartier-Bresson, Walker Evans & Alvarez Bravo
Author:
Cartier-Bresson, Henri 1908-2004  Search this
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002-  Search this
Sire, Agnès  Search this
Corm, Tamara  Search this
Girardin, Daniel  Search this
Jeffrey, Ian  Search this
Tournier, Michel  Search this
Galassi, Peter  Search this
Rosenheim, Jeff  Search this
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson  Search this
Musée de l'Elysée (Lausanne, Switzerland)  Search this
Subject:
Cartier-Bresson, Henri 1908-2004  Search this
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-  Search this
Julien Levy Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
[2004]
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR654 .D63 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_772232

Polaroids / Manuel Alvarez Bravo ; [text, Colette Alvarez Urbajtel ; translation, Gregory Dechant]

Author:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Alvarez Urbajtel, Colette  Search this
Physical description:
93 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2005
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .A48 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_799066

Manuel Alvarez Bravo / Susan Kismaric

Author:
Kismaric, Susan  Search this
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-  Search this
Physical description:
240 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .A48 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_654581

Variaciones, 1995-1997 / Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Author:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Centro de la Imagen (Mexico)  Search this
Subject:
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-  Search this
Physical description:
105 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1997
C1997
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647.A473 b A48 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_525537

Manuel Alvarez Bravo / with an essay by A.D. Coleman

Author:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Coleman, A. D  Search this
Subject:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Physical description:
93 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
C1987
Call number:
TR647.A473 C6 1987
TR647.A473C6 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_407510

Revelaciones : the art of Manuel Alvarez Bravo

Author:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Perez, Nissan  Search this
Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-  Search this
Physical description:
134 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
1990
Call number:
TR647.A473 M9r 1992
TR647.A473M9r 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_435637

M. Alvarez Bravo / by Jane Livingston ; with an essay by Alex Castro ; and documentation by Frances Fralin

Author:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Livingston, Jane  Search this
Castro, Alex  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Tucson Museum of Art  Search this
Toledo Museum of Art  Search this
Center for Inter-American Relations  Search this
Subject:
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-  Search this
Physical description:
xlv p., [41] leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1978
C1978
Call number:
TR647.A473 L7 1978
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_119604

Manuel Álvarez Bravo : Jeu de Paume, Paris, October 16, 2012-January 20, 2013 : Fundación Mapfre, Madrid, February 11-May 19, 2013 / [exhibition and catalogue produced by the Jeu de Paume, Paris, and Fundación Mapfre, Madrid ; exhibition curators, Laura González Flores, Gerardo Mosquera ; catalogue editorial director, Muriel Rausch ; catalogue coordination, Mónica Fuentes Santos]

Title:
Manuel Álvarez Bravo
Author:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
González Flores, Laura 1962-  Search this
Mosquera, Gerardo  Search this
Rausch, Muriel  Search this
Fuentes Santos, Mónica  Search this
Jeu de paume (Gallery : France)  Search this
Fundación Mapfre  Search this
Subject:
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Physical description:
285 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Mexico
Date:
2012
C2012
20th century
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .A48 2012x
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1002126

Double Elephant : Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Walker Evans, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand / editor: Thomas Zander

Author:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Winogrand, Garry 1928-1984  Search this
Friedlander, Lee  Search this
Zander, Thomas  Search this
Subject:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Evans, Walker 1903-1975  Search this
Winogrand, Garry 1928-1984  Search this
Friedlander, Lee  Search this
Double Elephant Press  Search this
Physical description:
4 volumes (approximately 224 pages) : illustrations, portraits ; 35 cm + 1 supplement (19 pages)
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
2015
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1067391

Manuel Álvarez Bravo : vintage

Title:
Vintage
Author:
Solano Roa, Juanita  Search this
Photographer:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Host institution:
Throckmorton Fine Art, Inc.  Search this
Subject:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Physical description:
41 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2014
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1067759

Photographs by Manuel Álvarez Bravo : Williams College Museum of Art March 13-May 23, 1983

Author:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Hill, Claudia  Search this
Subject:
Alvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] p.) : ill ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1993
[1993]
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Call number:
TR654 .A484 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_927074

Manuel Alvarez Bravo : Museum of Modern Art, New York, February 20-May 18, 1997 / [M. Darsie Alexander]

Author:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Alexander, M. Darsie  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Álvarez Bravo, Manuel 1902-2002  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([8] pages : illustrations ; 22 x 53 cm folded to 28 x 14 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1997
©1997
Call number:
TR647.A473 A44 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_927086

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