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Kenneth Snelson papers, 1947-2016

Creator:
Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-2016  Search this
Subject:
Black Mountain College (Black Mountain, N.C.)  Search this
Topic:
Art and science  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Patents  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Artists' studios  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17491
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)389257
AAA_collcode_snelkenn
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_389257

Kenneth Snelson, an exhibition / organized by Douglas G. Schultz ; essay by Howard N. Fox

Author:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-2016  Search this
Schultz, Douglas G. 1947-  Search this
Fox, Howard N  Search this
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Sarah Campbell Blaffer Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-2016  Search this
Physical description:
88 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1981
©1981
Call number:
N40.1.S667 S35
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_144998

Interview with Kenneth Snelson

Creator:
Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-2016  Search this
Roberts, Colette Jacqueline, 1910-1971  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1968
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10836
See more items in:
Colette Roberts papers and interviews with artists, 1918-1971
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10836

Dwan Gallery records

Creator:
Dwan Gallery  Search this
Names:
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Dwan Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Anastasi, William, 1933-  Search this
Andre, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Arakawa, Shusaku, 1936-  Search this
Arman, 1928-2005  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Flavin, Dan, 1933-  Search this
Goodnough, Robert, 1917-  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
Klein, Yves, 1928-1962  Search this
Kline, Franz, 1910-1962  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Mitchell, Joan, 1926-1992  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-  Search this
Oldenburg, Claes, 1929-  Search this
Parker, Raymond, 1922-  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-  Search this
Raysse, Martial, 1936-  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Richenburg, Robert  Search this
Rivers, Larry, 1925-  Search this
Saint-Phalle, Niki de, 1930-  Search this
Scarpitta, Salvatore, 1919-  Search this
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth, 1927-  Search this
Weber, John, 1932-2008  Search this
Extent:
2.3 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Date:
1959-circa 1982
bulk 1959-1971
Summary:
The Dwan Gallery records measure 2.3 linear feet and consist primarily of files of exhibitions curated by Virginia Dwan at Dwan Galleries in Los Angeles (1959-1967) and New York (1965-1971). Found within this nearly comprehensive set of exhibition files may be lists of exhibited works, price lists, photographs, slides or color transparencies of installations, invitations, full-size posters, magazine and newspaper clippings and exhibition catalogs.
Scope and Contents:
The Dwan Gallery records measure 2.3 linear feet and consist primarily of files of exhibitions curated by Virginia Dwan at Dwan Galleries in Los Angeles (1959-1967) and New York (1965-1971). Found within this nearly comprehensive set of exhibition files may be lists of exhibited works, price lists, photographs, slides or color transparencies of installations, invitations, full-size posters, magazine and newspaper clippings and exhibition catalogs.

Artists that held exhibitions at the Dwan Gallery in New York and Los Angeles include: Robert Goodnough, Robert Richenburg, Larry Rivers, Philip Guston, Yves Klein, Salvatore Scarpitta, Arakawa, Martial Raysse, Ad Reinhardt, Arman, Franz Kline, Edward Kienholz, Claes Oldenburg, Niki de Sainte Phalle, Joan Mitchell, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Morris, Dan Flavin, Raymond Parker, Kenneth Snelson, Carl Andre, Sol LeWitt, Robert Smithson, and Anastasi. Also, the exhibition files are nearly comprehensive and include: Language to be Looked at and/or Things to be Read annual series (1967-1970), Boxes (1964), Earth Works (1968), My Country 'tis of Thee (1962) and 10 (1967 and 1968). Many of the multiple artist shows were created and organized by gallery director John Weber and/or Virginia Dwan. Many of these exhibition files include full-sized posters and panoramic photos showing installations.

Also found are records created by a consulting firm hired by the Dwan Gallery to inventory the exhibition files prior to donation to the Archives of American Art. These guides appear at the beginning of each series and outline a chronology of exhibitions held at each branch.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into two series:

Series 1: Los Angeles Exhibition Files, 1959-1967, after 1981 (Box 1-2, 5, OV6, OV8; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 2: New York Exhibition Files, 1965-1971, after 1982 (Box 2-4, OV7; 1.0 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
In 1959, Virginia Dwan opened her first gallery on 1091 Broxton Avenue in the Westwood Village neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. Her independent wealth allowed her to open a gallery without worrying about business and sales. Three years after opening, the Dwan Gallery moved into a new Westwood Village space especially designed to express the gallery's contemporary aesthetic. In 1965, Virginia Dwan moved to New York City and founded an east coast branch of the Dwan Gallery at 29 West 57th Street.

Early exhibitions at the Dwan Gallery showed Abstract Expressionist artists and works of art from New York which Dwan consigned from other galleries. After traveling to New York and France, Virginia Dwan's interests and tastes manifested in exhibitions by 1961 with Yves Klein. Through Klein, Dwan made connections to other Nouveaux Réalistes artists that the gallery featured in solo and group shows. Later exhibitions featured Land and Minimilist artists. Dwan recognized that many of her shows were not considered salable but continued to show the avant-garde. She saw the gallery as an opportunity to expose the public to different styles of art.

Virginia Dwan maintained a close and personal relationship with many of her artists. She allowed large stipends to gallery artists and invited them to spend time at her home in Malibu, California. When working with artists concentrating on found objects, Dwan would accompany them on scavenger hunts and shopping trips. In the case of Robert Smithson and other Land Art artists, she traveled to offsite locations to visit works of art in progress. Dwan relied on her longtime gallery director, John Weber to interact with collectors as she preferred to maintain her connection with the artists.

The Dwan Gallery Los Angeles closed in mid-1967 but the New York branch remained open. By 1971, Virginia Dwan felt pressure to support her thirteen artists through a period of economic insecurity. She decided to close the gallery secretly and only informed her artists at the last minute. The final exhibition at Dwan Gallery New York closed in June of 1971.
Related Materials:
Also found within the Archives of American Art is an interview with Virginia Dwan conducted March 21 through June 1, 1984 by Charles Stuckey.
Separated Materials:
Dwan Gallery exhibition catalogs that were donated to the Archives in 1989 were transferred to the Smithsonian Institution American Art and National Portrait Gallery Library.

Bard College's Center for Curatorial Studies and Art in Contemporary Culture holds Dwan Gallery materials related to exhibitions in the Library and Archives.
Provenance:
The Dwan Gallery records were donated in 1996 by Virginia Dwan, the former owner of the gallery.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The Dwan Gallery records 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:
Art -- New York (State) -- New York -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art -- California -- Los Angeles -- Exhibitions  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Earthworks (Art)  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Artists -- United States  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Slides (photographs)
Citation:
Dwan Gallery records, 1959-circa 1982, bulk 1959-1971. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.dwangall
See more items in:
Dwan Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-dwangall
Additional Online Media:

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library audio archive collection, 1969-2004 [sound recording]

Author:
Smithsonian Institution Libraries  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library  Search this
Subject:
Nevelson, Louise 1899-1988  Search this
Picasso, Pablo 1881-1973  Search this
Kiesler, Frederick  Search this
Rothko, Mark 1903-1970  Search this
Arakawa, Shūsaku 1936-2010  Search this
Neutra, Dion  Search this
Schindler, R. M (Rudolph M.) 1887-1953  Search this
Sommer, Frederick 1905-1999  Search this
Soleri, Paolo 1919-2013  Search this
Bolotowsky, Ilya 1907-1981  Search this
De Looper, Willem  Search this
Lozowick, Louis 1892-1973  Search this
Levine, David 1926-2009  Search this
Sert, José Luis 1902-1983  Search this
Soyer, Raphael 1899-1987  Search this
Eakins, Thomas 1844-1916  Search this
Benton, Thomas Hart 1889-1975  Search this
Nadelman, Elie 1882-1946  Search this
Gillespie, Gregory  Search this
Noland, Kenneth 1924-2010  Search this
Louis, Morris 1912-1962  Search this
Richter, Hans 1888-1976  Search this
Appel, Karel 1921-2006  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Orozco, José Clemente 1883-1949  Search this
Rivera, Diego 1886-1957  Search this
Warhol, Andy 1928-1987  Search this
Cavallon, Giorgio 1904-1989  Search this
Di Suvero, Mark 1933-  Search this
Moore, Henry 1898-1986  Search this
Steinberg, Saul  Search this
Estes, Richard 1932-  Search this
Botero, Fernando 1932-  Search this
Canaday, John 1907-1985  Search this
Calder, Alexander 1898-1976  Search this
Maurer, Alfred Henry 1868-1932  Search this
Rickey, George  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
González, Julio 1876-1942  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-2016-  Search this
Rivers, Larry 1925-2002  Search this
Hirshhorn, Joseph H  Search this
Harrison, Newton 1932-  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram 1913-2003  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Burliuk, David 1882-1967  Search this
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Bunshaft, Gordon 1909-1990  Search this
Dzubas, Friedel 1915-1994  Search this
Clemente, Francesco 1952-  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Acconci, Vito 1940-  Search this
Haring, Keith  Search this
Holzer, Jenny 1950-  Search this
Salle, David 1952-  Search this
Neel, Alice 1900-1984  Search this
Nakian, Reuben 1897-1986  Search this
Bacon, Francis 1909-1992  Search this
Freud, Lucian  Search this
Giacometti, Alberto 1901-1966  Search this
Abrams, Dennis 1960-  Search this
Nasgaard, Roald  Search this
Buren, Daniel  Search this
Chin, Mel 1951-  Search this
Sonnier, Keith 1941-  Search this
Conwill, Houston 1947-  Search this
Kabakov, Ilʹia Iosifovich 1933-  Search this
Ireland, David 1930-2009  Search this
Oliveira, Nathan 1928-2010  Search this
Marclay, Christian  Search this
Baldessari, John 1931-  Search this
Weiner, Lawrence  Search this
Piper, Adrian 1948-  Search this
Polke, Sigmar  Search this
Puryear, Martin 1941-  Search this
Struth, Thomas 1954-  Search this
Torres-García, Joaquín 1874-1949  Search this
Lam, Wifredo  Search this
Matta 1912-2002  Search this
Kosuth, Joseph  Search this
Leirner, Jac 1961-  Search this
Saar, Alison  Search this
Rothenberg, Susan 1945-  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean 1901-1985  Search this
Hill, Gary 1951-  Search this
Murray, Elizabeth 1940-2007  Search this
Gilbert & George  Search this
Physical description:
306 audio files : digital
Type:
Sound recordings
Sources
Interviews
Broadcasts
Lectures
Symposia
Ceremonies
Date:
1969
1969-2004
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Art, Modern--History  Search this
Painting, Modern--History  Search this
Sculpture, Modern--History  Search this
Architecture, Modern--History  Search this
Artists  Search this
Emigration and immigration in art  Search this
Caricatures and cartoons  Search this
Country music  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Earthworks (Art)  Search this
Visual perception  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Call number:
N6447 .H584
Restrictions & Rights:
Full access copies are available through the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library, Smithsonian Institution Libraries. Information on who to contact for full access is available on the Hirshhorm Museum and Sculpture Gardern Library Audio Archive website.
Copyright restrictions may apply.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_956845

Du merveilleux caché dans le quotidien : la physique de l'élégance / Étienne Guyon, José Bico, Étienne Reyssat, Benoît Roman ; illustrations de Naïs Coq

Author:
Guyon, Etienne  Search this
Bico, José  Search this
Reyssat, Étienne  Search this
Roman, Benoît  Search this
Illustrator:
Coq, Naïs  Search this
Author:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-2016 Needle tower  Search this
Physical description:
319 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
Type:
Popular works
Date:
2018
Topic:
Physical sciences  Search this
Call number:
Q162 .G89 2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095619

Abram Lerner & Joseph H. Hirshhorn in a Sculpture Exhibit

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Hirshhorn, Joseph H  Search this
Lerner, Abram  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Black and white; Size: 10.0w x 6.63h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
June 1981
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Openings  Search this
Smithsonian Institution--Employees  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art--American  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Art--Exhibitions  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2010-0384 and 81-6664.14A
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11662

Kenneth Snelson : sculpture

Title:
Snelson
Author:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Cohen, Mark Daniel 1951-  Search this
Marlborough Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
31 p. : col. ill. ; 25 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
C2003
Call number:
NB237.S575 A4 2003
N40.1.S667 M37 2003
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_717857

Kenneth Snelson : panoramic photographs

Author:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
DeCordova and Dana Museum and Park  Search this
Taft Museum  Search this
Subject:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
Topic:
Photography, Panoramic  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .S6671 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_732821

Kenneth Snelson : sculptures and drawings 1968-1998

Title:
Sculptures and drawings 1968-1998
Author:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Marlborough Chelsea (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([4] p.) : [4] ill. ([3] col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
[1999]
Call number:
N6537.S6198 A4 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_732822

Kenneth Snelson, sculptures

Author:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Maxwell Davidson Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 22 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
Call number:
NB237.S575 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641689

Kenneth Snelson : [exhibition] October 30-December 1, 1979

Author:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Zabriskie Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
[12] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1979
[1979]
Call number:
NB237.S575 A4 1979
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_650476

Portrait of an atom : an exhibition : artist-sculptor Kenneth Snelson's visualization of the atom's electronic structure / Kenneth Snelson

Author:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Subject:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
27 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1981
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Atoms in art  Search this
Call number:
NB237.S575 A4 1981b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_652155

Kenneth Snelson : the nature of structure / Joelle Burrows, curator

Author:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Burrows, Joelle  Search this
New York Academy of Sciences  Search this
California Museum of Science and Industry  Search this
National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth 1927- Interviews  Search this
Physical description:
60 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
Art and science  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.S667 B8 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_457719

Full circle : panoramas / by Kenneth Snelson ; essay by Laurance Wieder ; afterword by Kenneth Snelson

Author:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Wieder, Laurance 1946-  Search this
Aperture Foundation  Search this
Subject:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 25 x 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Photography, Panoramic  Search this
Call number:
TR647.S667 W6 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_496043

Sculpture in the park : Mark di Suvero, Michael Hall, John Henry, Richard Hunt, Kenneth Snelson : Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, August- November 1974 : an exhibition / organized by the Auxiliary Board of the Art Institute of Chicago

Author:
Kozloff, Max  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago Auxiliary Board  Search this
Subject:
Di Suvero, Mark 1933-  Search this
Hall, Michael D. 1941-  Search this
Henry, John 1943-  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Hunt, Richard 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : chiefly ill., ports. ; 26 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1974
1974?]
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NB212 .S437 1974
NB212.S437 1974
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_396690

Kenneth Snelson : Skulpturen : Nationalgalerie Berlin, Staatliche Museen Preussischer Kulturbesitz in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Neuen Berliner Kunstverein und mit Unterstützung des Berliner Künstlerprogramms des DAAD, 31. März bis 8. Mai 1977, Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum der Stadt Duisburg, 29. Juli bis 4. September 1977 / [Katalog und Ausstellung, Angela Schneider, Kenneth Snelson ; Übersetzung, Angela Schneider]

Author:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Schneider, Angela  Search this
Nationalgalerie (Germany : West)  Search this
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein  Search this
Wilhelm-Lehmbruck-Museum der Stadt Duisburg  Search this
Subject:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
60 p. : chiefly ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
C1977
Call number:
N40.1.S667S3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_101064

Kenneth Snelson. [Ausstellung] 13. März bis 18. April 1971. [Katalogbearbeitung: Bernd Carow]

Author:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Carow, Bernd  Search this
Kunstverein Hannover  Search this
Physical description:
107 p. illus. (part col.) 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
Call number:
NB237.S575 C3X
N40.1.S667 C2
N40.1.S667C2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_24429

Kenneth Snelson and the science of sculpture in 1960s America / Amy Sande-Friedman

Author:
Sande-Friedman, Amy  Search this
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Subject:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 378 p. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
2012
20th century
Topic:
Art and science  Search this
Scientific illustration  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1011577

Kenneth Snelson : stress structures

Author:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Rijksmuseum Kröller-Müller  Search this
Subject:
Snelson, Kenneth 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
[18] p. : ill. ; cm. ; 29 cm. ;
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1969
1969]
Call number:
NB237.S575 .A4 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_901021

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