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ArtTable, Inc. records, 1980-2013

Creator:
ArtTable, Inc.  Search this
Subject:
Tromble, Meredith  Search this
Albers, Patricia  Search this
Tuchman, Phyllis  Search this
Gregory, Louise  Search this
Weiss, Dorothy  Search this
Stone, Jeremy  Search this
Anglim, Paule  Search this
Braunstein, Ruth  Search this
Topic:
Museum curators  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Arts administrators  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Gallery owners  Search this
Video recordings  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6451
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215603
AAA_collcode_arttabl
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215603

Adelyn Dohme Breeskin papers, 1934-1986

Creator:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme, 1896-1986  Search this
Subject:
Calcagno, Lawrence  Search this
O'Keeffe, Georgia  Search this
Avery, Sally Michel  Search this
Cassatt, Mary  Search this
MacIver, Loren  Search this
Macdonald-Wright, Stanton  Search this
Avery, Milton  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Painters  Search this
Art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8422
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210596
AAA_collcode_breeadel
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210596

Nancy Moure research material on artists, 1978-1991

Creator:
Moure, Nancy Dustin Wall, 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Alvarez, Mabel  Search this
Kramer, Al  Search this
Campbell, Richard  Search this
Blair, Lee Everett  Search this
Bellows, George  Search this
Helder, Zama Vanessa  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Printmakers  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)10096
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212977
AAA_collcode_mournanc
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212977

Melinda Wortz papers, 1958-1992

Creator:
Wortz, Melinda, 1940-2002  Search this
Subject:
Lodato, Peter  Search this
Livkin, Rena  Search this
Zaimo, Stephen  Search this
Valentine, De Wain  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
DeLap, Tony  Search this
Ox, Jack  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Wiener, Nina  Search this
Marchesi, Cork  Search this
Sonneman, Eve  Search this
Baca, Judith Francisca  Search this
Kauffman, Craig  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
Ballatore-Nelson, Sandy  Search this
Todd, Liza  Search this
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Marck, Marc van der  Search this
Taylor, Elizabeth  Search this
Rinke, Klaus  Search this
Tivey, Hap  Search this
Schwartz, Beth Ames  Search this
Turrell, James  Search this
Harding, Bill  Search this
Christo  Search this
McCafferty, Jay David  Search this
Moses, Ed  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Warner, Elsa  Search this
Barber, Daniel  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Small, Rena  Search this
Eversley, Frederick  Search this
University of California, Irvine.Fine Arts Gallery  Search this
University of California, Irvine  Search this
University of California, Irvine.Department of Studo Art  Search this
Topic:
Art teachers  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Travel diaries  Search this
Authors  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Curators  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art galleries, University and college  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6475
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215662
AAA_collcode_wortmeli
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215662
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Mary Fuller McChesney papers, 1949-2011

Creator:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Subject:
Varda, Jean  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Morehouse, William Paul  Search this
Jefferson, Jack  Search this
Bothwell, Dorr Hodgson  Search this
Kelly, James  Search this
Briggs, Ernest  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Weeks, James  Search this
Hultberg, John  Search this
Pollakoff, Leonard  Search this
Goya, Jorge  Search this
Dugmore, Edward  Search this
Parker, Raymond  Search this
Saccaro, John M.  Search this
Remington, Deborah Williams  Search this
Anderson, Jeremy Radcliffe  Search this
Grillo, John  Search this
Martin, Madeline  Search this
Shoemaker, Peter  Search this
Schueler, Jon R.  Search this
MacAgy, Douglas  Search this
Kuhlman, Walter Egel  Search this
Roeber, Phil  Search this
Dixon, James Budd  Search this
Smith, Hassel Wendell  Search this
Corbett, Edward  Search this
Grachis, Dimitri  Search this
Locks, Seymour  Search this
Calcagno, Lawrence  Search this
Spohn, Clay Edgar  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Authors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6528
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)370975
AAA_collcode_mcchmary
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_370975

Oral history interview with Mary Fuller McChesney, 1994 Sept. 28

Interviewee:
McChesney, Mary Fuller, 1922-  Search this
Interviewer:
Landauer, Susan  Search this
Subject:
MacAgy, Douglas  Search this
Martin, Agnes Bernice  Search this
Still, Clyfford E.  Search this
Vicente, Esteban  Search this
Marca-Relli, Conrad  Search this
Spohn, Clay Edgar  Search this
Corbett, Edward  Search this
Smith, Hassel Wendell  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard  Search this
Ribak, Louis  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Mandelman, Beatrice  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Kees, Weldon  Search this
Park, David  Search this
McChesney, Robert  Search this
Women in the Arts in Southern California Oral History Project  Search this
Topic:
Sound recordings  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12498
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215789
AAA_collcode_mcches94
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215789
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Melinda Wortz papers

Creator:
Wortz, Melinda  Search this
Names:
University of California, Irvine -- Faculty  Search this
University of California, Irvine. Department of Studo Art  Search this
University of California, Irvine. Fine Arts Gallery  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Baca, Judith Francisca  Search this
Ballatore-Nelson, Sandy  Search this
Barber, Daniel  Search this
Bell, Larry, 1939-  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
DeLap, Tony, 1927-  Search this
Dine, Jim, 1935-  Search this
Eversley, Frederick, 1941-  Search this
Harding, Bill  Search this
Irwin, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Johns, Jasper, 1930-  Search this
Kauffman, Craig, 1932-  Search this
Livkin, Rena  Search this
Lodato, Peter  Search this
Marchesi, Cork  Search this
Marck, Marc van der  Search this
McCafferty, Jay David, 1948-  Search this
Moses, Ed, 1926-  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu, 1904-1988  Search this
Ox, Jack, 1948-  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Rinke, Klaus, 1939-  Search this
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Schwartz, Beth Ames  Search this
Small, Rena  Search this
Sonneman, Eve  Search this
Taylor, Elizabeth, 1932-2011  Search this
Tivey, Hap  Search this
Todd, Liza  Search this
Turrell, James  Search this
Valentine, De Wain, 1936-  Search this
Warner, Elsa  Search this
Wiener, Nina  Search this
Zaimo, Stephen  Search this
Extent:
17.45 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Interviews
Photographs
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Travel diaries
Place:
Paris (France) -- description and travel
Soviet Union -- description and travel
Date:
1958-1992
Summary:
The papers of California art historian, writer, instructor, and curator, Melinda Wortz (1940-2002) date from 1958-1992, and measure 17.45 linear feet. The collection includes documentation of Wortz's tenure at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where she specialized in collecting and presenting the California "light and space" artists during the 1970s and 1980s. Wortz's papers include biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, interview transcripts and sound recordings, professional and student writings and notes, diaries of five trips abroad, UCI administrative, dossier, and teaching files, general subject and artist files, printed material, several pieces of artwork; and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of California art historian, writer, instructor, and curator, Melinda Wortz (1940-2002) date from 1958-1992, and measure 17.45 linear feet. The collection includes documentation of Wortz's tenure at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where she specialized in collecting and presenting the California Light and Space artists during the 1970s and 1980s. Wortz's papers include biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, interview transcripts and sound recordings, professional and student writings and notes, diaries of five trips abroad, UCI administrative, dossier, and teaching files, general subject and artist files, printed material, several pieces of artwork; and photographs.

Wortz's biographical material includes annotated appointment books and calendars, resumes, and some family, financial, and legal records.

Correspondence files document Wortz's activities beyond her work at UCI, including scattered correspondence with artists such as Eleanor Antin, Daniel Barber, Christo, Craig Kauffman, Cork Marchesi, Martha Rosler, Eve Sonneman, Hap Tivey, and Elsa Warner. Correspondence also relates to arrangements for lectures, juries, panels, symposiums, and other professional activities in which Wortz participated.

Interviews include transcripts of four interviews conducted by Wortz with subjects including Peter Lodato and Dewain Valentine, and a sound recording of an interview with Nina Wiener.

Writings and notes include drafts, and some published copies, of articles and essays written for journals, magazines, and exhibition catalogs; Wortz's dissertation and thesis; notes; student essays and class notes; and scattered writings by others. Included in the published works are copies of Artweek containing articles by Wortz, and drafts and published copies of essays on Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Jasper Johns, Jay McCafferty, Isamu Noguchi, Robert Rauschenberg, Klaus Rinke, Beth Ames Schwartz, and James Turrell.

Diaries document five separate overseas trips to locations including Asia in 1977, Paris in 1978, and the U.S.S.R., where Wortz delivered a paper on Robert Irwin, in 1989.

University of California, Irvine, records include Wortz's administrative files documenting her work on various committees, her directorship of the Fine Arts Gallery, including budget and exhibition records, her work as Chair of Studio Art, and her collaborations with other faculty, including Judy Baca, Sandy Ballatore, Tony Delap, Craig Kauffman, and Rena Small. Wortz's dossier files provide a thorough record of her accomplishments from the late 1970s-1990, and her UCI teaching files document the content of core art courses which she taught at UCI in the 1970s and 1980s.

Subject files provide additional documentation of Wortz's interest in particular artists and subjects, and include scattered correspondence with artists, as well as additional correspondence, reports, printed material, index card files, sound cassettes, and photographs, documenting her interests in art and politics, feminism, religion and spirituality, museum management and training, and other subjects.

Printed material includes announcements, catalogs, journals, newsletters, and material specifically documenting Wortz's activities.

Artwork includes a piece of floor covering from a Jim Dine exhibition, a booklet by Daniel Barber, Flams by Rena Livkin, and several pieces of unidentified artwork.

Photographs include photos of Wortz with her family and with UCI faculty including Tony DeLap, Craig Kauffman, and Ed Moses; photos of events with friends and family, including Hap Tivey's wedding to Liza Todd with Elizabeth Taylor in attendance; photos of artists including Frederick Eversley, Bill Harding, Jack Ox, and Stephen Zaimo; and photos of artwork by artists including Tony DeLap, Barbara Smith, Marc Van Der Marck, and others.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as ten series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1966-1988 (0.25 linear feet; Boxes 1, 19)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1967-1992 (1.25 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, 18)

Series 3: Interviews, 1971-circa 1980s (6 folders; Boxes 2, 18)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1958-circa 1990 (4.25 linear feet; Boxes 2-6, 19)

Series 5: Diaries, 1977-1989 (6 folders; Box 6)

Series 6: University of California, Irvine, 1960-1991 (4.8 linear feet; Boxes 6-11, OV 20)

Series 7: Subject Files, circa 1960-1990 (4.25 linear feet; Boxes 11-15, 18)

Series 8: Printed Material, 1960s-1980s (1.8 linear feet; Boxes 15-16, 19)

Series 9: Artwork, circa 1960s-circa 1980s (3 folders; Boxes 17, 19)

Series 10: Photographs, 1960s-1980s (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 17, 19)
Biographical / Historical:
California art historian, writer, instructor, and curator, Melinda Wortz (1940-2002), taught at the University of California, Irvine, from 1975, serving as Director of UCI's Fine Arts Gallery and Chair of the Department of Studio Art. Wortz's special area of interest was the work of the California "light and space" artists emerging in Los Angeles in the 1970s.

After attending Stanford University and graduating from Radcliffe College with a bachelors degree in art history, Wortz received her masters degree in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles, and her doctorate in theology and the arts from the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. Wortz taught at California State University and the University of California Extension in the early 1970s. At UCI her colleagues included Judy Baca, Sandy Ballatore, Tony Delap, Craig Kauffman, and Rena Small.

Wortz married Edward C. Wortz in the early 1970s, following her divorce from her first husband, Thomas G. Terbell, Jr. Edward Wortz's first career was as a research scientist working on NASA contracts in the air research industry in Colorado and California. Later he was involved in the arts and participated in collaborations with artists including Robert Irwin, Coy Howard, and James Turrell. He worked with Melinda Wortz to develop their personal collection of contemporary art.

Melinda Wortz was a prolific writer who wrote extensively for national art periodicals, including Arts Magazine, and Art News. She also wrote, and served as editor, for the California periodical Artweek from the 1960s to 1990s. She wrote numerous catalogs for artists including Larry Bell, Cork Marchesi, Doug Moran, Beth Ames Schwartz, and James Turrell; and published articles on Dan Flavin, Robert Irwin, Roy Lichtenstein, Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Frank Stella, and others. She lectured at Brown University, the Center for Art, Salt Lake City, Contemporary Art Museum, La Jolla, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the San Diego Museum, Wellesley College, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and many other institutions. In 1989 she traveled to the U.S.S.R. to deliver a paper on Robert Irwin at the International Art Critics Association annual meeting.

In addition to her curatorial work at the UCI Fine Arts Gallery, where she organized exhibitions for artists including Alice Aycock, Jonathan Borofsky, Audrey Flack, Jack Ox, and Dennis Oppenheim, Wortz curated exhibitions for University of California sister colleges, Pasadena Art Museum, and others.

Wortz received UCI and National Endowment for the Arts grants in support of her writing, and served on advisory boards of the Contemporary Arts Forum, Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, Santa Barbara, Robert Rauschenberg's foundation, Advisory Board of Change, Inc., the Pasadena Art Museum, and others.

Wortz was diagnosed with Alzheimers disease at the age of 50 and died in 2002.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Edward C. Wortz, Melinda Wortz's husband, in 1994.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Melinda Wortz 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.
Occupation:
Women art historians -- California  Search this
Authors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Gallery directors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art historians -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art, American -- California  Search this
Art galleries, University and college -- California -- Irvine  Search this
Curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art critics -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art teachers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Photographs
Transcripts
Sound recordings
Travel diaries
Citation:
Melinda Wortz papers, 1958-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.wortmeli
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-wortmeli
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