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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986

Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Pozzi, Lucio  Search this
Schulze, Franz  Search this
Jacobi, Peter  Search this
Hafif, Marcia  Search this
Yasuda, Robert  Search this
Lohan, Dirk  Search this
Adrian, Dennis  Search this
Fischl, Eric  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Ryman, Robert  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Close, Chuck  Search this
Danforth, George  Search this
Keister, Steve  Search this
Brown, Roger  Search this
Jacobi, Ritzi  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6840
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208967
AAA_collcode_musecaci
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208967

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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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-musecaci

Roots and Wings, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Winslow, Robert  Search this
Architect:
Lohan, Dirk 1938-  Search this
Founder:
Studio Foundry  Search this
Medium:
Cast bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by McDonald's Corporation Corporate Art Center McDonald's Plaza Oak Brook Illinois 60521
Located McDonald's Hamburger University 2715 Jorie Boulevard Partnership Park Oak Brook Illinois 60523
Date:
Cast 1988-1989.; Dedicated 1989
Topic:
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS IL000282
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_312553

Interview with Dirk Lohan about Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Creator:
Lohan, Dirk  Search this
Subject:
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1986 April 7
Topic:
Architects  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12243
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12243

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