Peter B. Jones (Peter Bauman Jones), Onondaga/Seneca, b. 1947
Pottery, wood, commercially tanned leather, glaze
Modeled, glazed, carved
13.5 x 15.1 x 22.5 cm
Collins, Cattaraugus Reservation; Erie County; New York; USA
Purchased from the artist in 1985 by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Collins, Cattaraugus Reservation; Erie County; New York; USA
Acquired by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives from an unknown source at an unknown date; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Ella Sheppard Moore: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer
Ella Sheppard Moore: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist
Ella Sheppard Moore: Education\Educator\Teacher\Music
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
In 1871, in an effort to raise funds for the Fisk University, a newly founded African American school in Nashville, Tennessee, a student singing group was formed, soon to be called the Fisk Jubilee Singers. The group, composed mostly of former slaves, became instantly popular, and their concert tours were soon raising substantial amounts of money. They appeared at the White House before President Ulysses S. Grant; toured the British Isles, where they performed before for Queen Victoria; and raised enough money to finance Fisk's first permanent building, Jubilee Hall.
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John Singer Sargent (1856-1925) was a portrait painter from London, England. He was born in Florence and educated in Europe. Portrayed members of high society and aristocracy and became one of the most sought after portraitists of his day
The John Singer Sargent letters consist of 104 letters dating from 1887 to 1922. The letters provide limited insight into Sargent's later career through letters to commissioned patrons, sitters, and friends and colleagues, and relate to works in progress, replies to social invitations, and other general social news. Many of the letters are written to Mrs. Charles Hunter, an English friend and patron who sat for several portraits. Also found are letters from Sargent to friend Edith Blaney, whose husband was landscape artist Dwight Blaney. Additional scattered letters were written to Henry Mills Alden, Lawrence Barrett, Mrs. Baxter, a Mr. Griffith, Sir George Hunter, Mrs. Jackson, Louisa P. Loring, Henry Gurdon Marquand, Mrs. Pick, Mr. Spizer, and unidentified/illegible recipients. There are two photographs of Sargent
John Singer Sargent letters, 1887-1922. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
The Sandy Spring Melody Singers [November 6, 1945] [cellulose acetate photonegative]
Scurlock Studio (Washington, D.C.)
Sandy Spring Melody Singers
Silver gelatin on cellulose acetate film sheet
1 item, [8" x 10"]
African Americans Washington (D.C.)
New Coccine (or Crocein Scarlet) dye
November 6, 1945
African American singers
African American men
AC0618.004.0001462.tif (scan number)
No Scurlock number
Posed group of men in two rows. They wear matching pinstripe suits with carnation buttonholes. Ink on negative: caption and "L Rev. W. E. Bishop 7 groups - 1 glossy". "5 ANSCO SAFETY FILM" edge imprint. Retouching on edges with New Coccine
Scurlock Studio Records, ca. 1905-1994, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
A distinguished biochemist, Maxine Singer earned the National Medal of Science in 1992 and led the Carnegie Institution from 1988 to 2002. Her groundbreaking research on DNA has improved our understanding of the development and structure of such genetic diseases as hemophilia. Singer notes that such experimentation, for which she helped devise ethical guidelines, "bring[s] closer the day when the ability to manipulate genetic material can be used for improving the lives of all humans."
Jon Friedman's study for a portrait commissioned by the Carnegie Institution reflects Singer's wide-ranging interests, from DNA to astronomy. Her influential Genes and Genomes (1990, with Paul Berg) appears beside a model of the Carnegie's Giant Magellan Telescope. Her family is pictured in the lower left, while Singer encourages two youngsters in the image directly below her book, illustratingher commitment to science education and public service.
Purchased from the artist in 1970 by Indian Arts and Crafts Board representatives; part of the IACB Headquarters collection (Department of the Interior, Washington, DC) until 2000 when it was transferred to NMAI.
Robert Henri, American, b. Cincinnati, Ohio, 1865–1929
Oil on canvas
33 1/4 X 41 1/4 IN. (84.4 X 104.6 CM.)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 1966
Estate of the artist
Violet Organ, New York
Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York, to 2 June 1959
Joseph H. Hirshhorn, New York, 2 June 1959 to 17 May 1966
Gift of the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation, 17 May 1966
JESUP GALLERY, Westport Public Library, Connecticut. "Music in Art," 25 March-13 April 1963 (sponsored by the Westport Community Association).
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Inaugural Exhibition," 4 October 1974-15 September 1975.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "Variations on a Musical Theme: Selections from the Museum Collection," 22 July-5 September 1982.
HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. "'The Eight' and the Independent Tradition in American Art," 13 January-15 May 1983, no. 4. TOUR: TERRA MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART, Evanston, IL, retitled Early Rebels in American Art (The Eight), 1 April-8 May 1983, no. 4.
HENRI, ROBERT. Unpublished Record Book, p. 83. Courtesy of Mrs. John C. LeClair, Glen Gardner, NJ.
JACOBS, JAY. "Collector: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," Art in America 57 (July-August 1969) ill. p. 59.
FORGEY, BENJAMIN. "A Hirshhorn Art Survey: Striking and Surprising," Washington (D.C.) Evening Star (23 February 1971) sec. B ill. p. 7.
JACOBS, JAY. "Quality as Well as Quantity: Joseph H. Hirshhorn," in Lipman, Jean ed. The Collector in America (New York: Viking, 1971) ill. p. 89.
LERNER, ABRAM et al. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 1974) p. 701, ill. no. 185.
UNSIGNED. "Acquisitions of Modern Art by Museums," Supplement to the Burlington Magazine CXVI/860 (November 1974) no. 119.
Reading Literature: Orange Level (Evanston, IL: McDougal, Littell & Company, 1985) ill. p. 245.
PERLMAN, BENNARD B. Robert Henri: His Life and Art (New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1991) p. 150, no. 9.