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Printed Material

Collection Creator:
Kasuba, Aleksandra, 1923-2019  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (Boxes 5, 15)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950-2016
Scope and Contents:
Printed material contains some news and magazine clippings, brochures, announcements, an invitation and a monograph. Exhibition catalogs feature Kasuba's installations and include a rare copy of A Report on the Art and Technology Program of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1967-1971. Many of the later tiles in this series are self-published.
Arrangement:
Files are arranged by document type.
Collection Restrictions:
Subseries 4.2 (Journals) is access restricted; written permission is required.

This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Aleksandra Kasuba 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.
Collection Citation:
Aleksandra Kasuba papers, circa 1900-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kasualek, Series 6
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Aleksandra Kasuba papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kasualek-ref18

Senses of Time: Video and Film-based Works of Africa

Creator:
National Museum of African Art  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2016-03-14T19:40:15.000Z
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianAfricanAr
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianAfricanAr
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_aIckvkkJAws

Conserving and Exhibiting the Works of Nam June Paik: John Hirx

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2013-07-10T16:23:26.000Z
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Youtube Category:
Science & Technology  Search this
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americanartmuseum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_YlXYHAgzxcc

Linda Nochlin Consider the Difference: American Women Artists

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution  Search this
Type:
Youtube videos
Uploaded:
2009-11-19T07:01:26.000Z
Youtube Category:
Education  Search this
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SmithsonianVideos
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianVideos
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_PYRnH-DmO7E

Earthenware Bowl

Donor Name:
National Geographic Society  Search this
Site Name:
Pueblo Bonito  Search this
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Bowl
Place:
Chaco Canyon, San Juan County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1927
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
096004
USNM Number:
A336260-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8092234
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Earthenware Ladle

Donor Name:
National Geographic Society  Search this
Site Name:
Pueblo Bonito  Search this
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Ladle
Place:
Chaco Canyon, San Juan County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1927
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
096004
USNM Number:
A336396-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8092372
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Bone Scraper, Inlaid

Donor Name:
National Geographic Society  Search this
Site Name:
Pueblo Bonito  Search this
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Scraper
Place:
Chaco Canyon, San Juan County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1927
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
096004
USNM Number:
A335156-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8091029
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Bone Scraper, Inlaid

Donor Name:
National Geographic Society  Search this
Site Name:
Pueblo Bonito  Search this
Culture:
Prehistoric  Search this
Object Type:
Scraper
Place:
Chaco Canyon, San Juan County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1927
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
096004
USNM Number:
A335158-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8091031
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Bowl, part, Macaw image

Collector:
Dr. Jesse W. Fewkes  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Culture:
Mimbres  Search this
Object Type:
Bowl
Place:
Mimbres Valley, Luna County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1 Aug 1923
Collection Date:
1923
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
070367
USNM Number:
A326309-1
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8086306
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Jar - Polychrome

Collector:
Edward Ledwidge  Search this
Donor Name:
Archaeological Society Of Washington  Search this
Height:
20.3 cm
Diameter:
19 cm
Culture:
Casas Grandes  Search this
Object Type:
Jar
Place:
Chihuahua, Mexico, North America
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
067785
USNM Number:
A323868-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8084557
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Ceremonial Bowl

Collector:
Matilda C. Stevenson  Search this
Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Culture:
Zuni (A:shiwi)  Search this
Object Type:
Pot
Place:
Zuni, Zuni Reservation / Mckinley County, New Mexico, United States, North America
Accession Date:
27 Jan 1905
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
043829
USNM Number:
E234580-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8367918
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Earthen Bowl.

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Site Name:
Sikyatki  Search this
Object Type:
Bowl
Place:
Navajo County, Arizona, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1895
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
029889
USNM Number:
A155468-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8027089
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Earthen Bowl.

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Object Type:
Bowl
Place:
Unknown County, Arizona, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1895
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
029889
USNM Number:
A155498-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8027129
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Earthen Bowl.

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Object Type:
Bowl
Place:
Unknown County, Arizona, United States, North America
Accession Date:
1895
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
029889
USNM Number:
A155503-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8027136
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Earthen Bowl.

Donor Name:
Bureau Of American Ethnology  Search this
Object Type:
Bowl
Place:
Unknown County, Arizona, United States, North America
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Accession Number:
029889
USNM Number:
A155608-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8027259
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Evolving Cosmos

Maker:
Tayo Adenaike, born 1954, Nigeria  Search this
Medium:
Watercolor on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 60.9 x 45.9 cm (24 x 18 1/16 in.)
Type:
Painting
Geography:
Nigeria
Date:
1996
Topic:
sun  Search this
Credit Line:
Sylvia H. Williams Memorial Fund for Acquisitions
Object number:
96-16-1
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National Museum of African Art Collection
Exhibition:
Visionary: Viewpoints on Africa's Arts
On View:
NMAfA, Second Level Gallery (2193)
Data Source:
National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmafa_96-16-1

George Lucas' New Museum Acquires Major Archive of African American Film History

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 16 Jan 2020 17:11:40 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
See more posts:
Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_50b1c480e5e31cf0d3eee540d99487a7

Ruth Bowman papers

Creator:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Names:
American Association of Museums  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Brooklyn Museum  Search this
Canadian Museums Association  Search this
Craft and Folk Art Museum  Search this
KUSC (Radio station : Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Long Beach Museum of Art  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Massachusetts Institute of Technology  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York University  Search this
Newark Museum  Search this
WNYC (Radio station : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Anshutz, Thomas Pollock, 1851-1912  Search this
Bengelsdorf, Rosalind, 1916-1979  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya, 1907-1981  Search this
Burkhardt, Hans Gustav, 1904-1994  Search this
Cézanne, Paul, 1839-1906  Search this
Diller, Burgoyne, 1906-1965  Search this
Eakins, Thomas, 1844-1916  Search this
Ferren, John, 1905-1970  Search this
Holty, Carl, 1900-1973  Search this
Holtzman, Harry  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram, 1913-2003  Search this
Levine, Les, 1935-  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
MacDonald, Duncan (Broadcaster)  Search this
Mason, Alice Trumbull, 1904-1971  Search this
McNeil, George, 1908-1995  Search this
Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Picasso, Pablo, 1881-1973  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Sloan, Helen Farr, 1911-2005  Search this
Wilfred, Thomas, 1889-1968  Search this
Extent:
26.7 Linear feet
21.99 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scripts (documents)
Date:
1936-2006
bulk 1963-1999
Summary:
The papers of art historian and museum educator Ruth Bowman are dated 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999, and measure 26.7 linear feet and 21.99 GB. Professional correspondence and subject files document Bowman's relationships with colleagues and reflect her interests, activities including curatorial work, and accomplishments as a museum educator. Writings and related research materials include her thesis,"Thomas Pollock Anshutz, 1851-1912" (M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1971), and unfinished projects. Also found are interviews conducted by Bowman with a wide range of individuals for a variety of purposes.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art historian and museum educator Ruth Bowman are dated 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999, and measure 26.7 linear feet and 21.99 GB. Professional correspondence and subject files document Bowman's relationships with colleagues and reflect her interests, activities including curatorial work, and accomplishments as a museum educator. Writing and related research materials include her thesis, "Thomas Pollock Anshutz, 1851-1912" (M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1971), and unfinished projects. Also found are interviews conducted by Bowman with a wide range of individuals for a variety of purposes.

Biographical materials consist of certificates, resumes, and a few photographs of Ruth Bowman. Correspondence concerns Bowman's professional activities and interests. Among the most frequent correspondents are: American Association of Museums, Craft and Folk Art Museum (Los Angeles), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Museum of Modern Art.

Writings by Ruth Bowman, published and unpublished, include a thesis and articles about Thomas Pollock Anshutz, catalogs for American Federation of Arts and The Newark Museum exhibitions, lectures, as well as articles about museum education and visual arts programs. Research relates to her writings about Anshutz, and to unrealized projects concerning Anshutz, Cézanne, Eakins, Picasso, and other subjects. Also found are two brief writings about Bowman.

Subject files--general subjects, artists' files, Ruth Bowman activities, and "Sunrise Semester"--contain the majority of Bowman's professional correspondence along with printed material, writings, photographs, and sound recordings. Among the most thoroughly documented general subjects are: The Brooklyn Museum's Trustees Retreat, Canadian Museums Association, a 1981 Craft Symposium, International Network for the Arts, Long Beach Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, "Museum Directors' Forum", New York University Art Collection, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology Council for the Arts. Artists' files are comprised mainly of printed material with a small amount of correspondence and some photographs. The Les Levine file consists of the first issue of Art-Rite featuring a brief article about Levine on its cover; Thomas Wilfred's file includes information about Lumia. Ruth Bowman activities include lectures, radio and television appearances, and participation in professional events. "Sunrise Semester," a collaboration between CBS television and New York University, offered early morning courses for college credit. Ruth Bowman was the instructor for "20th Century American Art," which is documented by general information, scripts, and sound recordings of all 46 classes.

Interviews conducted by Bowman are with English museum administrators and educators; people knowledgeable about a controversial proposal for an Annenberg Fine Arts Center at The Metropolitan Museum of Art; guests on KUSC radio shows "Sounds of Seeing" and "Live from Trump's"; and guests on the WNYC radio program "Views on Art." Interviews with miscellaneous individuals include Josef Albers, Hans Burkhardt, Carl Holty, Isamu Noguchi, and Helen Farr Sloan. Bowman interviewed a dozen American abstract artists, including Ilya Bolotowsky, Rosalind Bengelsdorf Browne, Burgoyne Diller, John Ferren, Carl Holty, Harry Holtzman, Ibram Lassaw, Jacques Lipchitz, Alice Mason, George McNeil, George L. K. Morris, and Ad Reinhardt for a thesis on the subject, but eventually wrote on a different topic. Two interviews with Bowman were conducted by Duncan MacDonald and an unidentified interviewer.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 5 series:

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1964-1984 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1963-1996 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings and Related Research, 1942-1999 (Boxes 1-3; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject Files, 1936-2006 (Boxes 3-12, 26; 9.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Interviews, 1963-1989 (Boxes 12-25; 9.2 linear feet, ER01-ER70; 21.99 GB)
Biographical / Historical:
Ruth Bowman (b. 1923) is an art historian and museum educator who worked in New York City and Los Angeles. She is known for her interest in using new communications technology for museum education, discovering Arshile Gorky's long forgotten murals at Newark Airport, and expertise in the work of Thomas Anshutz.

A graduate of Bryn Mawr College (B.A. 1944), where she had studied art history and classical archaeology, Ruth Bowman began a museum career in New York as an assistant curator at the Jewish Museum in the early 1960s. From 1963-1974 Ruth Bowman served as curator of the York University Art Collection and was involved in its transition to the Grey Art Gallery and Study Center. Bowman wrote her master's thesis on Philadelphia artist Thomas Pollock Anshutz and received a degree from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University in 1971. During this same period, she was a staff lecturer at The Museum of Modern Art and taught art history in divisions of New York University. She was the instructor for a "Sunrise Semester" 20th century American art course broadcast nationally on CBS.

In 1974 Bowman and her family moved to California and she began an association with the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as Director of Education. She attended summer courses in arts administration at Harvard University (1975) and similar training provided by the British Arts Council (1976). She taught at University of California Santa Barbara, as well as at California State University at Fullerton and Long Beach. Bowman was active in the Council of the American Association of Museums (vice president), the Craft and Folk Art Museum in Los Angeles (vice president), and has served as a consultant to several museums and a corporate collection.

Ruth Bowman with her friend Harry Kahn (1916-1999) developed a collection of self-portraits by 20th century American artists, which she donated to the National Portrait Gallery in 2002. Mrs. Bowman is the widow of R. Wallace Bowman and currently resides in New York City.
Provenance:
Donated by Ruth Bowman in 2004.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Ruth Bowman papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. They may be used for research, study, and scholarship. Authorization to quote, publish or reproduce her unpublished writings and related research materials requires written permission from Ruth Bowman, 200 East 66th Street, Apt. B-2101, New York, New York 10021.
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art, American -- 20th century  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Scripts (documents)
Citation:
Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bowmruth2
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Ruth Bowman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bowmruth2
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Interviews

Collection Creator:
Bowman, Ruth, 1923-  Search this
Extent:
9.2 Linear feet (Boxes 12-25)
21.99 Gigabytes (ER01-ER70)
Type:
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Date:
1963-1989
Scope and Contents:
With two exceptions, the interviews were conducted by Ruth Bowman. She is the subject of two interviews, and one KUSC "Live from Trump's" radio program was hosted by Myra Livingston.

In 1976, while attending an arts administration program offered by the British Arts Council, Bowman inteviewed museum administrators and educators in England (6 sounds cassettes).

Serving as an advisor to Metroplitan Museum of Art Director Thomas Hoving, Bowman interviewed more than a dozen people in 1976 concerning the benefits, drawbacks, and ramifications of the Annenberg Fine Arts Center proposed for The Metropolitan Museum of Art (12 sound cassettes). The controversial plan aroused much concern and Annenberg eventually withdrew his offer.

Among the interviews with miscellaneous individuals (4 sound reels, 6 sound cassettes, and 2 transcripts) , of particular interest is an interview with Noguchi concerning a possible commission for a sculpture at Bryn Mawr College, his mother's alma mater. A 1974 interview with Bowman concerns her work at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Bowman was the host of "Sounds of Seeing," a radio show produced by KUSC radio in Los Angeles, 1979-1983. With funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, "Sounds of Seeing" aired Bowman's interviews with artists, art historians, museum curators and directors, conservators, local politicians, and others on a wide range of art related topics (7 sound reels and 69 sound cassettes). On "Live from Trump's," a KUSC radio program broadcast from Trump's Restaurant, Bowman conversed with guests about local exhibitions and other arts events.

Interviews with 12 American abstract artists were conducted by Ruth Bowman (Ruth Gurin at the time) as background research for her intended thesis on the subject. Plans changed, and the thesis she eventually wrote was "Thomas Pollock Anshutz, 1851-1912" (M.A., Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1971).

"Views on Art," her weekly radio show on WNYC, 1967-1973, featured interviews with artists, museum directors and curators, gallery owners and others who discussed their work and current exhibitions. Other topics covered include: art forgeries, underground movie making, museum management, art publishing, business and the arts, art and public relations, computers and the humanities, new art technologies, and trends in art education. (72 sound reels, 3 sound cassettes, and 1 transcript; 70 digital recordings).
Arrangement:
Interviews concerning the Annenberg Fine Arts Center, interviews of miscellaneous individuals, and WNYC "Views on Art" radio programs are alphabetized by interviewee. Those with museum administrators and educators are arraned chronologically, as are the interviews for KUSC radio shows "Sounds of Seeing" and "Live From Trump's." "Sounds of Seeing" interviews are housed in 1 folder and 4 smaller boxes within Box 14. Additional interviews recorded for other purposes are scattered among the subject files (series 4).
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Ruth Bowman papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. They may be used for research, study, and scholarship. Authorization to quote, publish or reproduce her unpublished writings and related research materials requires written permission from Ruth Bowman, 200 East 66th Street, Apt. B-2101, New York, New York 10021.
Collection Citation:
Ruth Bowman papers, 1936-2006, bulk 1963-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bowmruth2, Series 5
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Ruth Bowman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-bowmruth2-ref13

Four-Piece Tea Set

Designer:
Josef Hoffmann, Austrian, 1870 - 1956  Search this
Manufacturer:
Wiener Werkstätte, Vienna, Austria, 1903–1932  Search this
Medium:
Silver, ivory
Type:
metalwork
Exhibitions
Four-Piece Tea Set
Made in:
Vienna, Austria
Date:
Designed 1922, completed 1923
Credit Line:
Lent by Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Gift of the 2007 Collectors Committee, M.2007.52.1-.4
Accession Number:
36.2016.1a/d
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Exhibitions Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_36.2016.1a_d

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