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Oral history interview with Dennis Adrian, 2015 October 8-9

Interviewee:
Adrian, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Adrian, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silverman, Lanny, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Acconci, Vito  Search this
Achilles, Rolf  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence  Search this
Anderson, Jeremy  Search this
Artner, Alan G.  Search this
Barnes, Robert  Search this
Baum, Don  Search this
Botticelli, Sandro  Search this
Brown, Roger  Search this
Carlson, Victor I.  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Coplans, John  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Dubuffet  Search this
Florsheim, Lillian H.  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Garver, Thomas H.  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Hanson, Philip  Search this
Hoffman, Rhona  Search this
Ito, Miyoko  Search this
Kind, Phyllis  Search this
Leaf, June  Search this
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Maxon, John  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg  Search this
Nicholson, Natasha  Search this
Parker, Dorothy  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip  Search this
Petlin, Irving  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Rossi, Barbara  Search this
Schulze, Franz  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Spero, Nancy  Search this
Swinton, Tilda  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford)  Search this
Wilde, Oscar  Search this
Wiles, Bertha Harris  Search this
Akron Art Museum  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project  Search this
Madison Art Center  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
New York University  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
University of Chicago  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art, American -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art thefts -- Europe  Search this
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17346
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)380479
AAA_collcode_adrian15
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_380479
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Dennis Adrian

Interviewee:
Adrian, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silverman, Lanny  Search this
Names:
Akron Art Museum  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Madison Art Center  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
New York University  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
University of Chicago -- Students  Search this
Acconci, Vito, 1940-  Search this
Achilles, Rolf  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-1990  Search this
Anderson, Jeremy, 1921-1982  Search this
Artner, Alan G.  Search this
Barnes, Robert, 1934-  Search this
Baum, Don, 1922-  Search this
Botticelli, Sandro, 1444 or 1445-1510  Search this
Brown, Roger, 1941-1997  Search this
Carlson, Victor I.  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Coplans, John  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Dubuffet  Search this
Florsheim, Lillian H.  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Garver, Thomas H.  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hanson, Philip, 1943-  Search this
Hoffman, Rhona, 1934-  Search this
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983  Search this
Kind, Phyllis, 1933-2018  Search this
Leaf, June, 1929-  Search this
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Maxon, John, 1916-  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969  Search this
Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg  Search this
Nicholson, Natasha, 1945-  Search this
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Petlin, Irving, 1934-2018  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Rossi, Barbara, 1940-  Search this
Schulze, Franz, 1927-2019  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Spero, Nancy, 1926-2009  Search this
Swinton, Tilda  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-  Search this
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900  Search this
Wiles, Bertha Harris, 1896-  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (4 hr., 18 min.), digital, wav)
173 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2015 October 8-9
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Dennis Adrian conducted 2015 October 8-9, by Lanny Silverman, for the Archives of American Art's Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project, at Adrian's home in Seaside, Oregon.
Adrian speaks of growing up in Astoria; traveling to Chicago and New York; Cannon Beach; aging and getting older; his origins; curators and curating; visual sensibilities; the Portland Public Library; opera; his parents, grandparents, and family; Finnish sensibility and humor; Portland Art Museum and classes for children; curator as voyeur; credit and accomplishments; hands on experiences; Artforum; art history; attending University of Chicago; homosexuality and coming out; looted European masterworks; Botticelli; exposure to real art; connoisseurship; collectors and collecting; a Robert Louis Stevenson letter; violin making; growing into yourself; Chicago; war; New York University; Frumkin Gallery; New York; the art world; Madison Art Center; Akron Art Museum; friendship and role models; Art Institute of Chicago; meeting Mies van der Rohe; meeting idols; education; Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Monster Roster; traveling; Chicago art politics; writing and critics; Eurocentric curators; Chicago as an undervalued city; Dog Day Afternoon; discovering art; New York sightings; and experiences running into artists. Adrian also recalls Roger Brown, Ruth Horwich, Gilda Buchbinder, Don Baum, Sherman Lee, Victor Carlson, Peter Voulkos, Lawrence Alloway, Rhona Hoffman, Allan Frumkin, June Leaf, Leon Golub, Jeremy Anderson, Robert Barnes, Tom Garver, Bruce Conner, Natasha Nicholson, H. C. Westermann, Franz Schulze, Bertha Harris Wiles, Muriel Newman, Aaron James Spire, Lillian Florsheim, John Maxon, Greg Knight, P.B. Maryan, Philip Pearlstein, Sylvia Sleigh, Nancy Spero, Irving Petlin, John Coplans, Alan Artner, Alice Shaddle, Phyllis Kind, Andy Warhol, Joseph Cornell, Tilda Swinton, Leo Castelli, Philip Guston, Dubuffet, Pussy Pepke, Bumpy Rogers, Barbara Rossi, Christina Ramberg, Philip Hanson, Miyoko Ito, Mark Jackson, Rolf Achilles, and Vito Acconci.
Biographical / Historical:
Dennis Adrian (1937- ) is an art critic, educator, and curator in Chicago, Illinois. Lanny Silverman (1947- ) is a curator at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art thefts -- Europe  Search this
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.adrian15
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adrian15

2,000 years of calligraphy : a three-part exhibition organized by the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Peabody Institute Library, the Walters Art Gallery, June 6-July 18, 1965, : a comprehensive catalog / [compiled by Dorothy E. Miner, Victor I. Carlson, P.W. Filby]

Author:
Carlson, Victor I  Search this
Filby, P. William - (Percy William) 1911-2002  Search this
Filby, P. William 1911-2002  Search this
Miner, Dorothy Eugenia  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Johns Hopkins University Peabody Institute Library  Search this
Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)  Search this
Walters Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
201 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1965
Topic:
Calligraphy  Search this
Illumination of books and manuscripts  Search this
Writing--History  Search this
Call number:
Z43.A2 B19
741 .B1
Z43.A2B19
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_32516

Visions of antiquity : neoclassical figure drawings / Richard J. Campbell and Victor Carlson ; with contributions by Sylvain Bellenger ... [et al.]

Author:
Campbell, Richard J (Richard James) 1948-  Search this
Carlson, Victor I  Search this
Bellenger, Sylvain  Search this
Los Angeles County Museum of Art  Search this
Minneapolis Institute of Arts  Search this
Physical description:
344 p. : ill. ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
C1993
18th century
19th century
Topic:
Human figure in art  Search this
Neoclassicism (Art)  Search this
Drawing  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_452394

Regency to empire : French printmaking, 1715-1814 / organized by Victor I. Carlson, John W. Ittmann ; contributing authors, David Becker ... [et al.]

Author:
Carlson, Victor I  Search this
Ittmann, John W  Search this
Becker, David  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  Search this
Minneapolis Institute of Arts  Search this
Physical description:
371 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
France
Date:
1984
C1984
18th century
19th century
Topic:
Prints, French  Search this
Prints  Search this
Call number:
NE647.2.R44 1984X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_276847

Italian, French, English, and Spanish drawings and watercolors : sixteenth through eighteenth centuries / introduction by Ellen Sharp ; essays by Victor Carlson ... [et al.]

Author:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Carlson, Victor I  Search this
Subject:
Detroit Institute of Arts Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
367 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 32 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Europe
Michigan
Detroit
Date:
1992
C1992
16th century
17th century
18th century
Topic:
Drawing, European  Search this
Drawing--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
NC225.D48 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_438736

Hubert Robert : drawings & watercolors / Victor Carlson

Author:
Robert, Hubert 1733-1808  Search this
Carlson, Victor I  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Robert, Hubert 1733-1808  Search this
Physical description:
159 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1978
Call number:
N40.1.R643 C2
N6853.R6 A4 1978X
N40.1.R643C2
N6853.R6A4 1978X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_115874

2,000 years of calligraphy; a three-part exhibition. Organized by the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Peabody Institute Library [and] the Walters Art Gallery, June 6 - July 18, 1965. A comprehensive catalog. [Compiled by Dorothy E. Miner, Victor I. Carlson and P. W. Filby]

Author:
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Miner, Dorothy Eugenia  Search this
Carlson, Victor I  Search this
Filby, P. William (Percy William) 1911-2002  Search this
Johns Hopkins University Peabody Institute Library  Search this
Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)  Search this
Physical description:
201 p. illus., facsims. 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1972
[1972, c1965]
Topic:
Calligraphy  Search this
Call number:
Z43.A2 B19 1972
Z43.A2B19 1972
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_17970

Matisse as a draughtsman. Introd. and commentary by Victor I. Carlson

Author:
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Carlson, Victor I  Search this
California Palace of the Legion of Honor  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Subject:
Matisse, Henri 1869-1954  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. illus., ports. 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1971
[1971]
Call number:
N40.1.M43x B2
NC248.M4 C32X
N40.1.M43xB2
NC248.M4C32X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_6779

Prints and drawings by Gabriel de Saint-Aubin, 1724-1780, Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, March 7-April 13, 1975, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, April 25-June 8, 1975

Author:
Saint-Aubin, Gabriel Jacques de 1724-1780  Search this
Carlson, Victor I  Search this
D'Oench, Ellen  Search this
Field, Richard S  Search this
Davison Art Center  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Saint-Aubin, Gabriel Jacques de 1724-1780  Search this
Physical description:
116 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1975
[1975?]
Call number:
NE2049.5.S24 C37X
N40.1.S123 C2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_92422

Picasso : drawings and watercolors, 1899-1907 / by Victor I. Carlson

Author:
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Carlson, Victor I  Search this
Subject:
Picasso, Pablo 1881-1973  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 111 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1976
C1976
Call number:
NC248.P5B27 1976X N40.1.P58B15
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_97591

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