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Hollenbeck Home, Los Angeles

Artist:
Unidentified  Search this
Publisher:
Detroit Photo Company, active late 19th century  Search this
Medium:
chromolithograph
Dimensions:
9 x 6 3/4 in. (22.9 x 17.1 cm)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1899
Topic:
Landscape\California\Los Angeles  Search this
Architecture Exterior\domestic\house  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mitchell and Nancy Steir
Object number:
2004.29.63
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2004.29.63

Saving Los Angeles’ Batchelder Tile

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:07:00 +0000
Topic:
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_41ada81cef8054c87131e41abe5fe1b3

Los Angeles Art Association records, 1922-1990

Creator:
Los Angeles Art Association  Search this
Subject:
Menches, Arnold  Search this
Burkhardt, Hans Gustav  Search this
Kosa, Emil Jean  Search this
Selz, Peter Howard  Search this
Engel, Jules  Search this
Kuntz, Roger  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Wurdemann, Helen  Search this
Zajac, Jack  Search this
Stendahl Art Galleries  Search this
George Eastman House  Search this
Watts Towers Commission  Search this
Museum Patrons' Association (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Topic:
Photographs  Search this
Visitors' books  Search this
Art  Search this
Scrapbooks  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10215
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213290
AAA_collcode_losangea
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_213290
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Inside Los Angeles's Strangest Museum

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Conversations and talks
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:44:07 +0000
Topic:
Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_1f55b7d0e75eabb22768410920166ea8

Los Angeles Art Association records

Creator:
Los Angeles Art Association  Search this
Names:
George Eastman House  Search this
Stendahl Art Galleries  Search this
Watts Towers Commission  Search this
Burkhardt, Hans Gustav, 1904-1994  Search this
Engel, Jules  Search this
Kosa, Emil Jean, 1903-1968  Search this
Kuntz, Roger, 1926-1975  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton, 1890-1973  Search this
Menches, Arnold  Search this
Selz, Peter Howard, 1919-  Search this
Wurdemann, Helen  Search this
Zajac, Jack, 1929-  Search this
Extent:
12.6 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Visitors' books
Scrapbooks
Date:
1922-1990
Summary:
The Los Angeles Art Association records measure 12.6 linear feet and date from 1922-1990. Almost a third of the collection consists of artists' files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the association's relationship with numerous California and international artists. Also found are ten scrapbooks documenting exhibitions and events over the course of 50 years, administrative files, correspondence, subject files, exhibition files, financial and legal records, printed material, and photographic material depicting artists, events, and artwork. Scattered files of Executive Director Helen Wurdemann's are also found throughout the collection.
Scope and Contents:
The Los Angeles Art Association records measure 12.6 linear feet and date from 1922-1990. Almost a third of the collection consists of artists' files containing a wide variety of materials documenting the association's relationship with numerous California and international artists. Also found are ten scrapbooks documenting exhibitions and events over the course of 50 years, administrative files, correspondence, subject files, exhibition files, financial and legal records, printed material, and photographic material depicting artists, events, and artwork. Scattered files of Executive Director Helen Wurdemann's are also found throughout the collection.

Administrative records include board of trustees' meeting minutes, membership correspondence, materials relating to publicity, visitor and artist registers, founding documents, and files on the history of the organization. Files about or created by Executive Director Helen Wurdemann are also found.

Correspondence, including greeting cards and notes, documents the LAAA's relationship with artists, other associations, museums, and collectors. Hans Burkhardt, Emil J. Kosa Jr., Roger Kuntz, Stanton MacDonald-Wright, Arnold Menches, and Peter Selz are among the correspondents.

Subject files compiled and maintained by the LAAA document special interests, events, and projects. There are files for various arts organizations, Stendhal Gallery, and the Watts Towers Commission.

Exhibition files are found for "Loan Exhibition of International Art" (1937), "Photographs of the George Eastman House Collection 1840-1915" (1968), "Independent Artists of Los Angeles" (1923), and "Top Flight Artists of Southern California" (1941), among others.

Almost a third of the collection consists of artists' files documenting the LAAA's relationship with many California and international artists over the years. Files are varied but often include artists' biographical information, resumes, photographs, price lists, artist statements, and printed materials. Artists include Hans Burkhardt, Jules Engel, and Jack Zajac, among many others.

Financial and legal records consist of daily and exhibition ledgers, art rental and sales files, audit reports and financial statements, billing receipts, bankruptcy legal papers, a prints price list, and miscellaneous financial notes.

Printed material consists of museum and LAAA bulletins, clippings, art school catalogs and brochures, exhibition announcements and catalogs, bulletins and newsletters from other organizations, periodicals, proofs of the "Loan Exhibition of International Art" (1937) exhibition catalog, and a limited edition copy of the book, Paintings by William Merritt Chase signed to the LAAA by B. M. Newhouse.

Photographs, slides, negatives, and copy prints depict LAAA events and gallery openings, artists and people, Executive Director Helen Wurdemann, and works of art by various artists. There are also photographs for publications and a photograph album of artwork by Douglass Parshall.

Ten scrapbooks document LAAA events and exhibitions through clippings, articles, photographs, notes and annotations, announcements, and printed materials.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series. Records are generally arranged by material type and chronologically thereafter.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1925-1989 (Box 1; 0.75 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1933-1990 (Boxes 1-2; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1924-1987 (Box 2; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1923-1982 (Boxes 2-3; 0.45 linear feet)

Series 5: Artists' Files, 1926-1986 (Boxes 3-6; 3.6 linear feet)

Series 6: Financial and Legal Records, 1932-1987 (Boxes 6-8; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1922-1987 (Boxes 8-9; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, 1925-1980 (Boxes 9-10, 13; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 9: Scrapbooks, 1934-1985 (Boxes 10-12, 14; 2.8 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Originally founded as the Museum Patrons Association in 1925, the Los Angeles Art Association (LAAA) supported California artists and played an integral role in developing the Los Angeles art community.

The original intent of the Museum Patrons Association was to purchase works of art for the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science and Art. In 1933, the organization separated from the museum and was renamed the Los Angeles Art Association with a primary goal to connect to the broader Los Angeles art community through exhibitions, limited sales, rentals, events, and education. In 1944, with Helen Wurdemann (1892-1988) as Executive Director, the LAAA began to focus more on contemporary local artists, providing a place for the Southern California "hard-edge" abstractionist movement to flourish. In 1951, California painter Lorser Feitelson curated an exhibition of Hans Burkhardt, the LAAA's first solo exhibition of a local artist. Throughout its existence and continuing today, the LAAA has served as a place for arts education, outreach, and community-from its representation of artists studying under the GI bill between 1953 and 1965, to its participation in Monday night art-walks after its move to "Gallery Row" in 1960.
Provenance:
The Los Angeles Art Association records were donated to the Archives of American in 1990 and 1991 by Richard Campbell of the Los Angeles Art Association.
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 Los Angeles Art Association records 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 -- Societies, etc. -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art -- Exhibitions -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Visitors' books
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Los Angeles Art Association records, 1922-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.losangea
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Los Angeles Art Association records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-losangea

Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, California and New York, New York) records, 1959-circa 1982, bulk 1959-1971

Creator:
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Andre, Carl  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Weber, John  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Richenburg, Robert  Search this
Anastasi, William  Search this
Kline, Franz  Search this
Parker, Raymond  Search this
Saint-Phalle, Niki de  Search this
Rivers, Larry  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Goodnough, Robert  Search this
Arakawa, Shusaku  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Klein, Yves  Search this
Mitchell, Joan  Search this
Flavin, Dan  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Scarpitta, Salvatore  Search this
Raysse, Martial  Search this
Arman  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Topic:
Slides (photographs)  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Earthworks (Art)  Search this
Art  Search this
Artists  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Nouveaux réalistes (Group of artists)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6056
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216037
AAA_collcode_dwangall
Theme:
Art Movements and Schools
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216037
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Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery records

Creator:
Los Angeles Museum of Art  Search this
Names:
Los Angeles Museum of Art  Search this
Roger Wong Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Bozzi, Julie  Search this
Burden, Chris, 1946-  Search this
Gale, Bill  Search this
Lightbody, Joyce, 1954-  Search this
Neher, Marilyn  Search this
Patterson, Pat  Search this
Stoecks, Volker  Search this
Van Kirkhoven, Annie Mie  Search this
Wong, Roger  Search this
Wood, Gary  Search this
Extent:
4 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1966-1988
Summary:
The Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery records measure 4 linear feet and date from 1966 to 1988. Owned by Roger Wong, the gallery was located in Los Angeles, California and primarily exhibited avant-garde art. Biographical materials, correspondence, artists' files, administration records, financial and legal records, printed materials, and photographs document the gallery's operations.
Scope and Contents:
The Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery records measure 4 linear feet and date from 1966 to 1988. Owned by Roger Wong, the gallery was located in Los Angeles, California and primarily exhibited avant-garde art. Biographical materials, correspondence, artists' files, administration records, financial and legal records, printed materials, and photographs document the gallery's operations.

Biographical materials include a few miscellaneous documents such as a passport and estate papers.

Correspondence is with family, gallery owners, art collectors, friends, and artists such as Chris Burden, Pat Patterson, and Gary Wood regarding personal and professional matters.

Administration records consist of mailing lists, membership information, publicity materials, and assorted forms.

Artists' files include resumes, correspondence, photographs, price lists, announcements, and other material. Notable artists are Julie Bozzi, Bill Gale, Joyce Lightbody, Marilyn Neher, Volker Stoecks, Annie-Mie Van Kerkhoven, and others.

Financial and legal records consist of agreements and contracts with artists as well as documents related to the business of running the gallery such as leases, invoices, expenses, receipts, and utility bills.

Printed materials include reviews and clippings about the gallery and some miscellaneous newsletters and articles.

Photographs is a small series with images of Roger Wong, the entrance of the gallery, an unidentified art performance, and other subjects.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1966-1985 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1969-1988 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 3: Administrative Records, 1975-1982 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 4: Artists' Files, 1974-1982 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 5: Financial and Legal Records, 1973-1986 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1977-1988 (0.2 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 7: Photographs, 1974-1984 (0.1 linear feet; Box 4)
Biographical / Historical:
The Los Angles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery specialized in avant-garde art and operated from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s.

Roger Wong (1945-1994) opened his eponymous gallery at 3808 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, California around 1974. The Roger Wong Gallery often featured local artists and art installations. The gallery name was changed to the Los Angeles Museum of Art around 1978 and closed in 1982-1983.
Provenance:
The Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery records were donated in 1994 by John Chase, an art collector who was the recipient of all Roger Wong's art work.
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 Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery records 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 galleries, Commercial -- Economic aspects  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Arts -- Experimental methods  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery records, 1966-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.rogewong
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Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rogewong

California Arts Council (CAC) Application, "Eyes of Art: Video Artists View Women Artists,"

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1989
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1197

California Arts Council (CAC) Application, Artists-in-Communities (Suzanne Lacy)

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1983-1984
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1178

California Arts Council (CAC) Application, Artists-in-Communities (Cheri Gaulke)

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 3
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1985-1986
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1180

California Arts Council (CAC) Application, Artists-in-Communities (Anne Finger)

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 4
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986-1987
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1181

California Arts Council (CAC) Application, Artists-in-Communities (Anne Finger)

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 5
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987-1988
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1182

California Arts Council (CAC) Application, Artists-in-Communities (Karen Holden)

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1987-1988
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1183

California Arts Council (CAC) Application, Artists-in-Communities (Anne Finger)

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1988-1989
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1185

California Arts Council (CAC) Application, Artists-in-Communities (Gloria Alvarez)

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989-1990
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1186

California Arts Council (CAC) Application, Artists-in-Communities (Cheri Gaulke)

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989-1990
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1187

California Arts Council (CAC) Application, Artists-in-Communities (Anne Finger)

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1990
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1189

California Arts Council (CAC) Application, Artists-in-Communities (Gloria Alvarez)

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991-1992
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1190

California Arts Council (CAC) Application, Artists-in-Residence (Holly Prado)

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 14
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1975
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1191

California Arts Council (CAC) Application, "A Tribute to Women Artists,"

Collection Creator:
Woman's Building (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Container:
Box 26, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Collection Citation:
Woman's Building records, 1970-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Woman's Building records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-womabuil-ref1209

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