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Parish Gallery records, 1940-2013, bulk 1991-2013

Creator:
Parish Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Gentry, Herbert Alexander  Search this
Parish, Norman  Search this
Ogburn, David  Search this
Horrom, Marilyn  Search this
McNeil, Bruce  Search this
Montgomery, Evangeline J.  Search this
Adenaike, Tayo  Search this
Lewis, Samella S.  Search this
Miller, Sandi Ritchie  Search this
Jarrell, Wadsworth  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17390
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)382963
AAA_collcode_parigall
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_382963
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Parish Gallery records

Creator:
Parish Gallery  Search this
Names:
Adenaike, Tayo  Search this
Gentry, Herbert, 1919-2003  Search this
Horrom, Marilyn  Search this
Jarrell, Wadsworth, 1929-  Search this
Lewis, Samella S.  Search this
McNeil, Bruce  Search this
Miller, Sandi Ritchie  Search this
Montgomery, Evangeline J.  Search this
Ogburn, David, 1942-  Search this
Parish, Norman, 1937-2013  Search this
Extent:
6.4 Linear feet
11.73 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Date:
1940-2013
bulk 1991-2013
Summary:
The records of Parish Gallery, located in Washington, D.C., measure 6.4 linear feet and 11.73 gigabytes and date from 1940 to 2013, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1991 to 2013. This collection consists primarily of exhibition files, but also includes administrative files, as well as some biographical material related to Norman Parish's career before opening the gallery.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Parish Gallery, located in Washington, D.C., measure 6.4 linear feet and 11.73 gigabytes and date from 1940 to 2013, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1991 to 2013. This collection consists primarily of exhibition files, but also includes administrative files, as well as some biographical material related to Norman Parish's career before opening the gallery.

Exhibition files include printed materials, photographic material, correspondence, loan agreements, born digital material, and other materials related to exhibitions held at Parish Gallery. In some cases exhibition files serve as artist files as well, with additional materials related to artists' work. Notable artists included within these files are Wadsworth A. Jarrell, Oggi Ogburn, Evangeline J. (E. J.) Montgomery, Bruce McNeil, Sandi Ritchie Miller, Marilyn Horrom, Samella Lewis, Herbert Gentry, and Tayo Adenaike.

Administrative files include materials related to Galleries 1054, where Parish Gallery was located; as well as a proposal from Black Artists of DC; correspondence; and clippings.

Norman Parish biographical material includes documents related to Norman Parish's art career and honors and awards he received.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in three series.

Series 1: Exhibition Files, 1940-1944, 1971-2013, bulk 1991-2013 (Boxes 1-6, OV 8-9, ER01-ER20; 5.9 linear feet)

Series 2: Administrative Files, 1991-2013 (Box 6; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 3: Norman Parish Biographical Material, 1970-2013 (Box 7, ER21; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Parish Gallery (established 1991-closed 2013) was a gallery in Washington, D.C. Founded by artist Norman Parish (1937-2013), the gallery was known for exhibiting artwork by African American and international artists. Parish's wife Gwen co-managed the gallery from the beginning until it closed its doors. Over the course of its 22 year history, Parish gallery exhibited the works of over 170 artists from Ghana, Nigeria, Morocco, France, Spain, Greece, and many other countries. In articles and interviews, Parish underscored the gallery's dedication to showing the works of underrepresented artists of all backgrounds, though the primary focus was the members of the African diaspora, and help them promote their work.

Norman Parish was born in New Orleans in 1937 and grew up in Chicago. He graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago in 1960 and contributed to the Wall of Respect in 1967. He was a painter and was in several exhibitions. In 1988 Parish moved to Washington, D.C., and he opened Parish Gallery in Georgetown in 1991, making it one of the few galleries owned by an African American at the time. The gallery quickly grew in prominence over the years highlighting the works of major artists such as Wadsworth Jarrell, Herbert Gentry, and E. J. Montgomery, as well as artists from the United States and abroad. The final exhibition at the gallery was entitled Norman Parish: The Artist in 2013. Parish passed away that same year.
Provenance:
The Parish Gallery records were donated in 2016 by Gwen Parish, Norman Parish's widow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of electronic records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Parish Gallery records, 1940-2013. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.parigall
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Parish Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-parigall
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Black artists on art / [edited by] Samella S. Lewis and Ruth G. Waddy

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Author:
Waddy, Ruth G (Ruth Gilliam) 1909-2003  Search this
Physical description:
volumes illustrations (some color), portraits (some color) 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
[1969]-
Topic:
African American art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Call number:
N6538.N5 L67
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_2638

Samella Lewis and the African American experience : February 25 - April 21, 2012

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Muchnic, Suzanne  Search this
Louis Stern Fine Arts  Search this
Pacific Standard Time (Exhibition)  Search this
Subject:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Lewis, Samella S Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
144 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2011
©2011
Call number:
N6537.L4577 A4 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_979191

Reflections on 20 years of IRAAA : a conversation with Samella Lewis / Vanessa Thaxton-Ward, Jeanne Zeidler

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Thaxton-Ward, Vanessa D  Search this
Zeidler, Jeanne  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Type:
Periodicals
Interviews
Date:
2016
1996
Topic:
African American art  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090115

Soul of a nation : art in the age of Black power / edited by Mark Godfrey and Zoé Whitley ; with contributions by Susan E. Cahan, David C. Driskell, Edmund Barry Gaither, Linda Goode Bryant, Jae and Wadsworth Jarrell, Samella Lewis

Editor:
Godfrey, Mark (Mark Benjamin)  Search this
Whitley, Zoé  Search this
Contributor:
Cahan, Susan  Search this
Driskell, David C.  Search this
Gaither, Edmund B.  Search this
Goode-Bryant, Linda  Search this
Jarrell, Jae 1935-  Search this
Jarrell, Wadsworth 1929-  Search this
Lewis, Samella S.  Search this
Host institution:
Tate Modern (Gallery)  Search this
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Physical description:
256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2017
20th century
Topic:
African American art  Search this
African American artists--History  Search this
Art and society--History  Search this
Black power--History  Search this
Black Arts Movement  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1081189

African American art and artists / Samella Lewis ; foreword by Floyd Coleman ; new introduction by Mary Jane Hewitt

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 340 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
Topic:
African American art  Search this
African American artists--Biography--History and criticism  Search this
African Americans in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_718916

Samella Lewis : an art institution in her own right

Author:
Harris, Juliette  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2001
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_749964

Interviews with five Bajan artists

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Gall, David  Search this
Daniel, Joyce  Search this
Stewart, Omowale  Search this
Akyem  Search this
Woodpecker  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Gall, David  Search this
Daniel, Joyce  Search this
Stewart, Omowale  Search this
Akyem  Search this
Woodpecker  Search this
Type:
Articles
Interviews
Place:
Barbados
Date:
1986
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_750129

Beyond traditional boundaries : collecting for black art museums

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1982
Topic:
African Americans--Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
African American art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
AM1 .M691
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_753425

From the collection of Samella Sanders Lewis : magnificent art for her alma mater

Author:
Zeidler, Jeanne  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lewis, Samella S Art collections  Search this
Barthé, Richmond 1901-1989  Search this
Hampton University (Va.) Museum  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
California
Virginia
Hampton
Date:
1999
Topic:
African American art--Collectors and collecting  Search this
African American art  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_678722

Reflections on 20 years of IRAAA, a conversation with Samella Lewis

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Zeidler, Jeanne  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lewis, Samella S Interviews  Search this
Type:
Periodicals
Date:
1996
Topic:
African American art  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_512956

Camille Billops, an interview

Author:
Billops, Camille  Search this
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Billops, Camille Interviews  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1993
Topic:
African American women artists  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_516662

The Jacob Lawrence issue

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Sullivan, Lester  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lawrence, Jacob 1917-2000  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1982
Topic:
African American painters  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_530902

Surinam

Author:
Hewitt, Mary Jane  Search this
Doelwijt, Thea 1938-  Search this
Lewis, Barbara  Search this
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Suriname
Date:
1981
20th century
Topic:
Art, Surinamese  Search this
Theater  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_533875

Interview : Samella Lewis

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Butcher, Joanne  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Lewis, Samella S Interviews  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1990
Call number:
NX506 .A77X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_544748

Printmaking / Samella Lewis & Bob Biddle

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Biddle, Bob  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Nigeria
Date:
1985
Topic:
African American printmakers  Search this
African American prints  Search this
Prints, Nigerian  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_545536

George Smith

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Smith, George 1941 April 21-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1987
Topic:
Art, Dogon--Influence  Search this
African American sculptors  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_545671

David Hammons, art alchemist

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Hammons, David 1943-  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1993
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_546030

Nadine DeLawrence in cosmic form

Author:
Lewis, Samella S  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
DeLawrence, Nadine  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1990
Topic:
African American women artists  Search this
Call number:
NX164.N4 B5X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_546032

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