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Enrique Riverón papers, 1918-1990s

Creator:
Riverón, Enrique, 1902-1998  Search this
Subject:
Cantinflas  Search this
García Lorca, Federico  Search this
Orozco, JosÔe Clemente  Search this
Kiki  Search this
Cugat, Xavier  Search this
Gómez Sicre, José  Search this
De Diego, Julio  Search this
Lozano Castro, Alfredo  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Bermudez, Secundino  Search this
Prohias, Antonio  Search this
Reed, Alma M.  Search this
Gattorno, Antonio  Search this
Picasso, Pablo  Search this
Baker, Josephine  Search this
Pidgeon, Walter  Search this
Carreño, Mario  Search this
Yunkers, Adja  Search this
Waguermert, Luis Gomez  Search this
Hughes, Langston  Search this
Neruda, Pablo  Search this
Peláez, Amelia  Search this
Sicre, Juan José  Search this
Milland, Ray  Search this
Rebajes, Pauline  Search this
Salinas, Baruj  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Russell, Rosalind  Search this
Wichita State University  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Illustrators  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Magazine illustration  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Cartoonists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5433
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216020
AAA_collcode_riveenri
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216020
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Cundo Bermúdez scrapbook, 1937-1975

Creator:
Bermúdez, Cundo, 1914-2008  Search this
Subject:
Bermudez, Secundino  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Cuban American art  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5421
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216016
AAA_collcode_bermcund
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216016

Oral history interview with Ruben Torres-Llorca, 1998 January 31

Interviewee:
Torres Llorca, Rubén, 1957-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Subject:
Rodríguez Brey, Ricardo  Search this
Bedia, José  Search this
Instituto Superior de Arte (Cuba)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Art, Cuban  Search this
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13547
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216458
AAA_collcode_torres98
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216458
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Giulio V. Blanc papers

Creator:
Blanc, Giulio V.  Search this
Names:
Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Brito, Maria, 1947-  Search this
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Cano, Pablo  Search this
Carreño, Mario  Search this
Carulla, Ramón, 1938-  Search this
Demi, 1955-  Search this
Garcia, Hernan, 1935-  Search this
Gattorno, Antonio  Search this
Gaztelu, A. (Angel)  Search this
Goldman, Shifra M., 1926-2011  Search this
Gómez-Peña, Guillermo  Search this
Lam, Wifredo  Search this
Larraz, Julio  Search this
Libin, Victoria  Search this
Macia, Carlos A., 1951-1994  Search this
Martínez-Cañas, María  Search this
Riverón, Enrique  Search this
Rodríguez, Arturo, 1956-  Search this
Sánchez, Juan, 1954-  Search this
Sí, Juan  Search this
Trasobares, César  Search this
Vater, Regina  Search this
Vázquez Lucio, Oscar E. (Oscar Edgardo), 1932-  Search this
Interviewee:
Cabrera, Lydia  Search this
Gómez Sicre, José  Search this
Extent:
11 Linear feet
0.001 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sound recordings
Date:
1920-1995
Summary:
The dates for the Giulio V. Blanc papers range from 1920-1995. Measuring a total of eleven linear feet and 0.001 GB, the collection provides documentation of the art exhibitions Blanc curated during his career, including original writings and exhibition catalogs. The extensive artists files in the collection provide information on numerous Latin American and Caribbean artists. The collection also provides historical information on the life and culture of Cuba.
Scope and Content Note:
The Giulio V. Blanc papers measure approximately 11 linear feet and 0.001 GB and date from 1920 to 1995. Compiled by Blanc since the beginning of his curatorial, writing, and research career in the 1980s, the papers consist primarily of artist files on Cuban, Cuban-American, and Latin American artists (1920-1995 and undated). Also found is biographical information (1994-1995), interviews by Blanc (1984-1987, 1994) and miscellaneous letters from artists and friends (1983-1995 and undated).

The first series, Biographical Files, 1994-1995 includes information about Blanc's career. Series 2: Miscellaneous Letters, 1983-1995, undated, consists of letters from artists and friends on various topics. Series 3: Artist Files, 1920-1995, undated, represents the bulk of the collection (approximately 300 artists in all, 6 linear feet), and contain materials either collected by Blanc or received by Blanc from the artists themselves. These consist of biographical material about the artist, usually two or three paragraphs written by Blanc, scattered resumes and copies of fellowship applications. Also found are newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and letters or correspondence between Blanc and the artists. Of special interest in this series are numerous taped interviews with celebrated Cuban artists and art historians such as José Gómez Sícre, founder and first director of the Art Museum of the Americas, Organization of American States. Gómez-Sícre describes his early career and involvement with acquisitions for the museum's permanent collection as well as his working relationship with Alfred H. Barr, first director of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Gómez-Sícre's notable book, Pintura Cubana de Hoy, published in Havana in 1944 is included in the files.

Elena Peláez de Medero, another interviewee, discusses her sister, Cuban painter Amelia Peláez (1896-1968). Blanc interviewed Elena Peláez in Miami for his 1988 exhibition Amelia Peláez: A Retrospective. The Peláez file includes Blanc's correspondence with her as well as copies of rare 1930s and 1940s exhibition catalogs from Amelia Peláez's early career. Among the catalogs is a copy of Modern Cuban Painters from the 1944 exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Also found are rare French, German and Spanish newspaper clippings on Peláez dating back to the 1920s. Of interest is a copy of Amado Blanco's 1937 poetry book, Poema desesperado. Published in Havana, the book is dedicated to the memory of Federico García Lorca and includes illustrations by Peláez.

Another prominent artist whom Blanc interviewed was Enrique Riverón (b. 1901) leader of the Cuban vanguardia. He was a member of El Grupo de Montparnasse, a talented group of painters and writers living in the southern district of Paris in the late 1920s, an area noted for its boisterous after-hour activities. The interview was published in the Journal of Decorative and Propaganda Arts in 1997. Also found in the papers are illustrated letters and greeting cards addressed to Blanc and his parents, Baron Lodovico Blanc and María V. Blanc.

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1977-1995, undated, consists primarily of material Blanc compiled for exhibitions he curated. Found here are letters from museum directors, artists and colleagues, drafts and finished essays for exhibition catalogs, and printed material such as newspaper clippings of art reviews. This series also includes files on exhibitions Blanc did not curate.

Series 5: Subject Files, 1933-1995, undated, are files relating to Cuban art, culture, and society, the Cuban revolution, book projects, Biennials in Havana and São Paulo, the 1988 controversy surrounding the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, FL) and other topics. Found are letters, drafts of writings, notes, printed material such as newspaper clippings and magazine articles, press releases, and exhibition announcements.

Particularly extensive is the documentation about the 1980s conflict at the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture. In April 1988, a fund-raising auction at the 24-year-old 'little Havana' institution resulted in heated disputes that escalated to violence. The works auctioned were by Cuban artists still living on the island. Many in Miami's Cuban community considered these artists to be supporters of the Communist regime and were outraged. One of the disputed works purchased the night of the auction, a drawing by Manuel Mendive, was taken across the street by its successful bidder and burned. In addition, the museum building was damaged by a pipe bomb shortly after the sale. In the National Public Radio news story (available in Blanc's papers on audio cassette) Helen Kohen, critic for the Miami Herald commented, "We're not talking about paintings. We're talking about `my brother's in jail'. That's what we're talking about." The situation intensified quickly; transcending local politics and involving the Treasury and Justice Departments, the American Civil Liberties Union, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Sotheby's and Christie's auction houses. Ramón Cernuda, the museum vice-president who organized the auction also had his personal collection of Cuban art impounded by the FBI. A second bombing took place in 1989 to protest an exhibition of Cuban artists who came to the U. S. during the early 1980s Mariel boatlift.

The seriousness of the conflicts in the Miami museum prompted the Museum of Modern Art in New York to withdraw an offer to lend three paintings to the Cuban museum for the 1988 exhibition Amelia Peláez: A Retrospective scheduled to open later that year. Curated by Giulio Blanc, it was the first U.S. retrospective of this important Cuban artist and the exhibition helped situate her work. The Cuban Museum of Art in Daytona Beach, an institution that helped start the Miami museum, also withdrew an offer to lend "Amelias". The result was an exhibition devoid of works owned by the Museum of Modern Art, important paintings created after 1963, the year President Kennedy imposed economic sanctions on Cuba.

To publicize the Peláez exhibition and boost attendance, the museum placed a public invitation in the Spanish section of the Miami Herald. The half page ad, also found in the Blanc papers, lists more than 100 intellectuals and professionals who supported the exhibition. Blanc stated in a letter to the Miami Herald, "It is horrifying to think there are those in Miami who would burn a painting for the sake of politics. This was the same reasoning utilized by Joseph Goebbels when he made bonfires of books and paintings by anti-Nazi and `degenerate' artists and writers in 1930s Germany... One can only pity the ignorance of those who play into the hands of the Castro regime by resorting to uncivilized tactics that can only hurt the image of the Cuban-exile community and of Miami in general."

The files concerning the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture contain exhibition announcements, copies of court orders, press releases and correspondence between Blanc and the Museum of Modern Art in New York regarding the museum and the Peláez exhibition. Also included are a great number of newspaper articles printed in two of Miami's major newspapers, the Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald which covered the story until it was resolved in the early 1990s. Offering additional information on the controversy are a number of letters addressed to either Blanc or his parents from artists and friends expressing either discontent with the museum's state of affairs or gratitude for the Blanc's financial support during the museum's reconstruction. These provide remarkable insight into a relatively heterogeneous Cuban community.

Series 6: Sound Recordings, 1992, 1994 consists of two untranscribed audio cassette tapes. One is of the 1992 College Art Association's session: Artistic Voices of Latin America: The Aesthetics of Anti-Colonialism held in Chicago, Illinois in which Giulio V. Blanc was a panelist. The other is a rare 1994 interview conducted by Blanc with poet-priest Monseñor Angel Gaztelu, a friend of many Cuban writers and artists, and who presided over Peláez's funeral service in 1968.

The last series, Series 7: Photographs, 1981-1993, undated, includes black and whiteportraits of artists, group shots of Blanc with "Miami Generation" artists María Brito, Pablo Cano, María Martínez-Cañas, Carlos Macía, Arturo Rodríguez, and César Trasobares, and photos of other artists.
Arrangement:
The Giulio V. Blanc papers are arranged into seven series primarily according to type of material. Within each series, materials are arranged chronologically, except for Artist Files and Subject Files which are arranged alphabetically by either name or subject.

Series 1: Biographical Files, 1994-1995, undated (box 1; 3 folders)

Series 2: Miscellaneous Letters, 1983-1995, undated (box 1; 3 folders)

Series 3: Artist Files, 1920-1995, undated (boxes 1-8, ER01; 6 linear ft., 0.001 GB)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1977-1995, undated (box 8; 1 linear foot)

Series 5: Subject Files, 1933-1995, undated (boxes 8-12; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 6: Untranscribed Sound Recordings, 1992-1994 (box 12; 2 folders)

Series 7: Photographs, 1981, 1993, undated (box 12; 2 folders)
Biographical Note:
Independent curator, critic, art historian and consultant Giulio V. Blanc (1955-1995) specialized in Cuban and Latin American art history and in his lifetime collected a wealth of material on the subject. Through his numerous exhibitions and keen articles appearing in national and international art journals, Blanc became a leading authority on Latin American art and successfully established himself as a link between Cuban and Cuban-American artists and US galleries and museums. The Miami Generation (1983) and Amelia Peláez: A Retrospective (1988) are two significant exhibitions Blanc curated for Miami's Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in addition to the celebrated Wifredo Lam and His Contemporaries, 1938-1952 (1992) for New York's Studio Museum in Harlem. Giulio V. Blanc was among the key figures that catapulted Latin American art onto the mainstream in the early 1980s.

Giulio V. Blanc was born in Havana in 1955 to Baron Lodovico Blanc and María V. Blanc. The Blanc name hails from Italy and the title of Baron was awarded to Alberto Blanc, Lodovico Blanc's grandfather, while he was Secretary of State in 1873 under Victor Emmanuel II of Italy. As young advocates of Cuban culture, the Blanc's collected a number of paintings by Cuban artists but were forced to leave behind the works of Cuban masters such as Carlos Enríquez, Victor Manuel, René Portocarrero, Fidelio Ponce and others to facilitate an uncomplicated exodus from the country during the revolution. Lodovico and María were in their thirties and Giulio was five years old when the family settled in Miami.

Giulio Blanc completed his undergraduate education at Harvard and proceeded to Brown University and the Institute of Fine Arts in New York for graduate work (1979-1980). During his career, he served as an independent curator and consultant to The Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami), The Metropolitan Museum (Miami), and The Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (New York) among others. He also lectured on Latin American art history at the Art Museum of the Americas, OAS (Organization of American States), Washington, DC, The University of Miami, and El Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz, Bolivia. In addition, he worked as a consultant in the Latin American Paintings Department at Sotheby's auction house in New York and served on the editorial board of the magazine Art Nexus. Blanc was pursuing a doctoral degree in art history at the City University of New York before his premature death in 1995 at the age of thirty-nine.

1955 -- Born November 1 in Havana, Cuba to Baron Lodovico and Baroness María V. Blanc, young collectors of Cuban art. The title of Baron was awarded to Alberto Blanc, Lodovico Blanc's grandfather, in 1873 while Alberto was Secretary of State under Victor Emmanuel II of Italy.

1960 -- The Blanc family migrates to the United States because of the escalating revolution. Lodovico and Maria V. Blanc are in their thirties when they flee the island. The works of Cuban painters such as Carlos Enríquez, Victor Manuel, René Portocarrero, Fidelio Ponce and others were left behind to facilitate an uncomplicated exodus.

1976 -- Giulio V. Blanc serves as research assistant for one year at the Tozzer Library, Peabody Museum, Harvard University.

1977 -- Graduates cum laude from Harvard College with a B.A. in Archeology.

1979 -- Graduates from Brown University with a M.A. in Archeology. Was a research assistant until 1980 at the Gallery of the Center for Inter-American Relations, New York city.

1980 -- Receives a certificate in Museum Studies from the Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University. Curates Emilio Sánchez: Lithographs which opens at the Pagoda, Ransom-Everglades School, Coconut Grove, Florida. Co-curates Cuba in the Nineteenth Century for Miami's Miami-Dade Public Library.

1981 -- Joins the Latin American Paintings Department, Sotheby's Auction House, New York and serves for two years.

1982 -- Co-curates Young Hispanics, USA which opens at the Lehigh University Museum, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and curates Ten Out of Cuba for INTAR Latin American Gallery in New York.

1983 -- Curates Cuban Fantasies at the Kouros Gallery in New York and Pablo Cano en Paris for the 4 Place de Saussaies in Paris, France. Also curates The Miami Generation: Nine Cuban-American Artists for the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in Miami and the Meridian House in Washington, DC.

1984 -- Serves as independent curator and consultant to Miami's Metropolitan Museum and Art Center and The Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture; The Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art in New York and other institutions. Lectures at the Art Museum of the Americas (Organization of American States) in Washington, DC; The University of Miami; The Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami); The Center for the Fine Arts (Miami); Rockland Center for the Arts (West Nyack, NY); and the National Museum of Art, La Paz, Bolivia. Curates Young Collector's of Latin American Art which opened at Miami's Metropolitan Museum and Art Center.

1985 -- Curates Dancing Faces: An Exhibition of Mexican Masks for the Metropolitan Museum and Art Center in Miami and Nuevas Vistas: Latin American Paintings which opens at the Wistariahurst, Holyoke, Massachusetts. Curates Architecture in Cuban Painting, for the Miami Dade Public Library.

1986 -- Receives and M.A. in Art History at New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. Curates Carlos Enríquez for the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Miami, Florida and Into the Mainstream: Ten Latin American Artists Working in New York for the Jersey City Museum in Jersey City, New Jersey.

1987 -- The exhibition Aurelia Muñoz: Selections, curated by Blanc, opens at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Miami, Florida. Serves as juror for Expresiones Hispanas: Coors National Hispanic Art Exhibition, Denver, Colorado. Curates Visions of Self: The American Latin Artist for the Miami-Dade Community College gallery.

1988 -- Receives a grant from the NY State Council on the Arts for research on Cuban artist Wifredo Lam for the exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York. Enrolls in the art history Ph.D. program at the City University Graduate Center, New York city. First bombing of the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture in Miami takes place. Blanc's Amelia Peláez: A Retrospective successfully opens at the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture despite much controversy.

1989 -- Curates Urgent Dream: New Work by Mario Bencomo at the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (MoCHA), New York. Second bombing of the Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture, Miami FL.

1990 -- New York correspondent for Arte en Colombia, Bogota. Serves as adjunct lecturer at Queens College (CUNY) for the Fall semester. Curates the exhibition, The Post-Miami Generation for the Inter-American Gallery in Miami, Florida. Co-curates Figurative Perspectives: Six Artists of Latin American Background for the Rockland Center for the Arts, West Nyack, NY.

1991 -- Visiting scholar at University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Writes a small play, Tía Carmela: A Cuban Tragicomedy, illustrated by Cuban artist and friend Pablo Cano.

1995 -- Dies at the age of forty of AIDS related complications.
Provenance:
Margherite Blanc, sister of Giulio V. Blanc, donated her brother's papers in 1998 to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. This collection, along with numerous other Latino collections, was acquired through the 1996 Latino Art Documentation Project in South Florida. Initiated to chronicle the thriving art scene so apparent in the city's galleries, museums, and private collections, the project resulted in numerous acquisitions described in the revised edition of the Papers of Latino and Latin American Artists. Both the project and the publication were made possible, in part, with funding provided by the Smithsonian Institution's Center for Latino Initiatives.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Rights:
The Giulio V. Blanc 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.
Topic:
Cuban American art -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Art historians -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Citation:
Giulio V. Blanc papers, 1920-1995. Smithsonian Institution. Archives of American Art.
Identifier:
AAA.blangiul
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Archives of American Art
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Minna Wright Citron papers, 1930-1980

Creator:
Citron, Minna Wright, 1896-1991  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Works of art
Topic:
Women painters  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
Art, Abstract  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7438
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209596
AAA_collcode_citrminn
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209596

Alice Neel papers, 1933-1983

Creator:
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Portrait painting  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Portrait painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7576
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209737
AAA_collcode_neelalic
Theme:
Women
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209737
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Carlos and Rhoda LeBlanc Lopez papers, 1932-1973

Creator:
Lopez, Carlos, 1908-1953  Search this
Lopez, Rhoda LaBlanc, 1912-1993  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Ceramicists  Search this
Ceramics  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5493
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211358
AAA_collcode_lopecarp
Theme:
Diaries
Sketches & Sketchbooks
Lives of American Artists
Latino and Latin American
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211358

Carlos A. Macía papers, circa 1960-1996

Creator:
Macia, Carlos A., 1951-1994  Search this
Type:
Drawings
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Cuban American artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5497
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216019
AAA_collcode_macicarl
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216019
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Scull family scrapbook, 1953-1996

Creator:
Scull family  Search this
Subject:
Scull, Michael  Search this
Scull, Sahara  Search this
Scull, Haydee  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Works of art
Photographs
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Cuban Americans  Search this
Painters  Search this
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Assemblage (Art)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5545
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216209
AAA_collcode_sculfami
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216209

Margarita Cano papers, 1983-1985

Creator:
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Subject:
Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Miami-Dade Public Library  Search this
Type:
Slides (photographs)
Photographs
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Art, Cuban  Search this
Hispanic American art  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5445
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216322
AAA_collcode_canomarg
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216322
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Hernán García papers, 1981-1996

Creator:
García, Hernán, 1935-  Search this
Subject:
Llinás, Guido  Search this
Ardavin, Anthony A.  Search this
Eiriz Vazquez, Antonia T.  Search this
Nodal, Adolfo V.  Search this
Eschevarria, Agustín  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Topic:
Cuban American artists  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5417
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216449
AAA_collcode_garchern
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216449
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Oral history interview with José Maria Mijares, 1998 Jan. 17

Interviewee:
Mijares Fernández, José María, 1921-2004  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Subject:
PelÔaez, Amelia  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13560
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216453
AAA_collcode_mijare98
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216453
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Oral history interview with Enrique Guy Garcia, 1998 Mar. 18

Interviewee:
Garcia, Enrique Guy, 1928-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13567
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216454
AAA_collcode_garcia98
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216454
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Oral history interview with José Bedia, 1998 February 13

Interviewee:
Bedia, José, 1959-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Expatriate artists  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5419
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216459
AAA_collcode_bedia98
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216459
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Oral history interview with Margarita Cano, 1998 April 22

Interviewee:
Cano, Margarita, 1932-  Search this
Interviewer:
Martínez, Juan A.  Search this
Subject:
Cano, Pablo  Search this
Cuban Museum of Arts and Culture (Miami, Fla.)  Search this
Miami-Dade Public Library  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Curators  Search this
Artists  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Hispanic American art  Search this
Expatriate artists  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5446
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216461
AAA_collcode_cano98
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_216461
Additional Online Media:

Christopher Columbus Dying

Graphic artist:
Ferris, Jean Leon Gerome  Search this
Physical Description:
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements:
image: 14.5 cm x 11 cm; 5 11/16 in x 4 5/16 in
overall: 15 cm x 13.5 cm; 5 7/8 in x 5 5/16 in
support: 28 cm x 21.5 cm; 11 in x 8 7/16 in
Object Name:
print
Place Made:
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Date made:
1879
Credit Line:
Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
ID Number:
GA.14450
Accession number:
94830
Catalog number:
14450
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Work and Industry: Graphic Arts
Communications
Art
Ferris Collection
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1001844

Mirage

Title:
Ana Mendieta
Artist:
Ana Mendieta, 18 Nov 1948 - 08 Sep 1985  Search this
Sitter:
Ana Mendieta, 18 Nov 1948 - 08 Sep 1985  Search this
Medium:
Original format super 8mm Single-channel (silent) digital remastering of color super 8mm Transfer to H.264/.mov file, color, silent
Dimensions:
Duration: 3 min 58 sec
Aspect ratio: 16:8 (pillar box)
Size: 1.04924 GB
Type:
Time-Based Media
Place:
United States\Iowa
Date:
Oct 1974
Topic:
Exterior  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant  Search this
Home Furnishings\Mirror  Search this
Nature & Environment\Feather  Search this
Ana Mendieta: Female  Search this
Ana Mendieta: Visual Arts\Artist\Sculptor  Search this
Ana Mendieta: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Ana Mendieta: Guggenheim Award  Search this
Ana Mendieta: Visual Arts\Artist\Video artist  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; acquisition made possible through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.
Object number:
NPG.2016.101
Restrictions & Rights:
© The Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, LLC Courtesy Galerie Lelong, New York
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2016.101

José Gómez-Sicre and José Clemente Orozco

Artist:
José Gómez-Sicre, 6 Jul 1916 - 22 July 1991  Search this
Sitter:
José Gómez-Sicre, 6 Jul 1916 - 22 July 1991  Search this
José Clemente Orozco, 23 Nov 1883 - 7 Sep 1949  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 11.5 × 16.8 cm (4 1/2 × 6 5/8")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
México\Jalisco\Guadalajara
Date:
1941
Topic:
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Artwork\Painting  Search this
Artist's Effects  Search this
Interior\Studio  Search this
Artist's Effects\Easel  Search this
José Clemente Orozco: Visual Arts\Artist  Search this
José Clemente Orozco: Male  Search this
José Clemente Orozco: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter\Muralist  Search this
José Gómez-Sicre: Male  Search this
José Gómez-Sicre: Law and Law Enforcement\Lawyer  Search this
José Gómez-Sicre: Humanities and Social Sciences\Critic\Art  Search this
José Gómez-Sicre: Literature\Writer\Art  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Dr. Alejandro Anreus and Debra Blehart in memory of Juan. J. Mathé
Object number:
NPG.2014.51
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2014.51

Scull family scrapbook

Creator:
Scull family  Search this
Names:
Scull, Haydée  Search this
Scull, Michael, 1953-  Search this
Scull, Sahara  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (1 volume, circa 300 items on 1 microfilm reel.)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Volumes
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Date:
1953-1996
Summary:
The Scull family scrapbook dates from 1953-1996 and comprises approximately 300 items including photographs, newspaper and magazine clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and other printed material regarding the artwork and public appearances of Haydée, Sahara, and Michael Scull.
Scope and Content Note:
This small collection provides scattered documentation regarding the art and public appearances of Haydée, Sahara, and Michael Scull. The collection comprises a scrapbook, and a small amount of related unbound material, including photographs, news clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, and other printed material.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as two series:

Series 1: Scrapbook, circa 1983-1996

Series 2: Unbound Materials, 1953-1996, undated
Biographical Note:
Twin sisters Haydée and Sahara Scull were born in Havana, Cuba, and studied painting and sculpture at the Escuela de Bellas Artes de San Alejandro in Havana. They are best known for their humorous three-dimensional paintings and sculptures of Old Havana and trendy South Beach. Haydée's son Michael, born in 1953, collaborated with his mother and aunt as a teenager. He left Cuba in 1967 to study art in Canada, and subsequently settled in Miami. In 1969 Haydée and her daughter Elizabeth (born 1957) joined Michael in Miami and in 1973 Sahara left Cuba for Miami. They established their permanent residence and studio in the art deco district of Miami Beach. Most of their work is commissioned for private collections.
Provenance:
The collection was loaned to the Archives of American Art for microfilming in 1997 by Haydée and Sahara Scull and returned to them after filming.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy.
Rights:
The Scull family scrapbook was loaned to the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, for microfilming. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Painters -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Assemblage (Art)  Search this
Cuban Americans -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Scull family scrapbook, 1953-1996. Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.sculfami
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Scull family scrapbook
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sculfami

Tomás Oliva papers

Creator:
Oliva, Tomás, 1930-1996  Search this
Names:
Díaz Peláez, José Antonio  Search this
Levy-Angulo, Cyndee  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
circa 1969-1996
Summary:
This small collection of papers of Cuban born sculptor and painter Tomás Oliva measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1969-1996. Found among the papers are a chronology; life documents; exhibition catalogs, including one from the 1993 exhibition of three of the original Los Once Cuban artist's group forty years after their first exhibition in Havana; one letter from Cyndee Levy-Angulo; notes and poetry; a photograph of Oliva with José Antonio Díaz Peláez; photographs of sculpture, two sketchbooks; and loose sketches and doodles.
Scope and Contents:
This small collection of papers of Cuban born sculptor and painter Tomás Oliva measure 0.2 linear feet and date from circa 1969-1996. Found among the papers are a chronology; life documents; exhibition catalogs, including one from the 1993 exhibition of three of the original Los Once Cuban artist's group forty years after their first exhibition in Havana; one letter from Cyndee Levy-Angulo; notes and poetry; a photograph of Oliva with José Antonio Díaz Peláez; photographs of sculpture, two sketchbooks; and loose sketches and doodles.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 1 series.

Series 1: Tomás Oliva Papers, circa 1969-1996 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Tomás Oliva (1930-1996) was a Cuban born sculptor, painter, and printmaker who worked in Havana up to the mid or late 1970s before relocating to Miami, Florida.

Born in 1930 in Havana, Cuba, Oliva graduated from the San Alejandro Academy in Havana in 1952 with a dual degree in painting and sculpture. He also attended the Royal School of Ceramic La Moncloa in Spain and Ecole du Mosaic de Ravene et Ceramique de Faienze in Paris France. He also studied art and film animation with Ivan Zeiler and stage design with Ladislav Vihodil while living in Havana.

Oliva was one of the founding members of the Cuban artists' group Los Once (The Eleven), active in Havana between 1953 and 1955. Los Once consisted of 11 painters and sculptors-Pancho Antigua, René Avila, José Ignacio Bermudez, Agustin Cárdenas, Hugo Consuegra, Viredo Espinosa, Guido Llinás, Fayad Jamís, Tomás Oliva, José Antonio Díaz Peláez, and Antonio Vidal.

In the mid to late 1970s, Oliva relocated to Miami, Florida and regularly exhibited there and across the United States, Canada, Brazil, Mexico, Spain, Europe, and Japan.
Provenance:
The Tomás Oliva papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Xiomara Almaguer-Levy in 1998.
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 Tomás Oliva 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.
Topic:
Painters -- Cuba -- Havana  Search this
Hispanic American artists  Search this
Sculptors -- Cuba -- Havana  Search this
Sculptors -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American art  Search this
Artists -- Cuba  Search this
Expatriate artists -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Cuban American artists  Search this
Painters -- Florida -- Miami  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
Tomás Oliva papers, circa 1969-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.olivtoma
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Tomás Oliva papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-olivtoma

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