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Topic:
Yesterday's Tomorrows: Visions of the Future on Film (Video recording : 1984)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
Clockwork Universe (Motion picture : 1980)
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Television production)
Folk Art (Video recording : 1990)
From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art (Motion picture : 1987)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
19.42 cu. ft. (15 record storage boxes) (5 tall document boxes) (4 film boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1978-1990
Descriptive Entry:
These records consist of elements used to create film and video productions that accompanied exhibitions and educational programming. "Past Visions of the Future" is an 18-minute compilation of scenes from futuristic, science fiction, and scientific films from 1902-1982. It was used to supplement the National Museum of American History's exhibition titled "Yesterday's Tomorrows: Past Visions of the American Future" (1984). "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art" features the collections and work of the Archives of American Art to document the history of American art and artists (1986-1989). "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" (1981-1982) was produced for television to complement "American Impressionism," a traveling exhibition mounted by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES). "Clockwork Universe" is a film that accompanied the National Museum of American History's exhibition, "The Clockwork Universe," highlighting German clocks and automata. The video "Folk Art" (1990), highlights American folk and folk artists represented in the Smithsonian American Art Museum collections. Materials include the original motion picture footage, video footage, and sound.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Impressionism  Search this
Clocks and watches  Search this
Folk art  Search this
Folk artists  Search this
Museum exhibits  Search this
Documentary television programs  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Motion pictures -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary videos  Search this
Video recordings -- Production and direction  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Genre/Form:
Audiotapes
Motion pictures (visual works)
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-093, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-093
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-093

Productions

Topic:
In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art (Motion picture : 1987)
Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications  Search this
Extent:
0.58 cu. ft. (1 tall document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
circa 1982-1987
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" and "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art." "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" is a 29-minute film finished in 1982 exploring the growth of impressionism in America during the nineteenth century. Featured artists include Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson, and William Merritt Chase. Materials include 1" magnetic tape master and 16 mm final audio mix master, English and remixed versions. "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" was awarded the1982 Bronze Cindy from the Information Film Producers of America and the 1981 Bronze Chris Plaque from the Columbus Film Festival. It premiered in Paris and toured Europe before being marketed as a home video beginning in 1995. "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art" is a 30-minute educational film completed in 1987 chronicling the unique role of archives in documenting the history of American art. The film was used by the Archives of American Art for fundraising activities. Material includes copy of 16 mm final audio mix. "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art" was awarded 2nd place at the 1988 American Film and Video Festival and won the 1989 CINE Golden Eagle Award.
Restrictions:
Restrictions pertaining to the use of these materials may apply (based on contracts/copyright). Access restrictions may also apply if viewing/listening copies are not currently available. Viewing/listening copies can be made for a fee. Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Impressionism  Search this
Motion pictures. -- Production and direction  Search this
Documentary films  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-170, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions
Identifier:
Accession 02-170
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Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-170

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