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d'Harnoncourt, Anne

Container:
Box 1 of 21
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-295, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. Office of the Director, Records
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Records
Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
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Collection Creator:
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Container:
Box 21, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1978
undated
Scope and Contents note:
Includes letters from the Philadelphia Museum of Art (Anne d'Harnoncourt), Anne and Fairfield Porter, and Eve Propp (a former "helper").
Collection Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Joseph Cornell papers, 1804-1986, bulk 1939-1972. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Joseph Cornell papers
Joseph Cornell papers / Series 10: Joseph Cornell Estate Papers / 10.1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f85f23fe-3e1f-448c-b47e-104b592231eb
EDAN-URL:
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Chronological General Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1910-1998
Scope and Contents note:
This subseries contains both personal and professional correspondence from the early years of Wood's career as an actress and artist until the end of her life. Included in this series are letters to and from friends, family, clients, other artists, gallery owners, museums, and editors. An an avid writer, Wood maintained lifelong relationships through her letters. Correspondents include John Estenza, Anna Bing Arnold, Ruth Maitland, Ruth Dayan, Reginald Pole, Anais Nin, Dorothy Liebes, Rue McClanahan, Elizabeth Reynolds Hapgood, Rupert Pole, Esther Rosencrantz, Michael Weightman-Smith, and Geesche Ninke. Wood also formed many personal and professional relationships with individuals she met during her three trips to India in 1961, 1966, and 1971. Among these correspondents are Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay, N. Suri Ram, P. K. Vyas, Srimali Rukmini Devi, and N. Kumar Das.

Several art museums are represented in this subseries, including DeYoung Memorial Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Pasadena Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum, San Francisco Museum of Art, and Santa Barbara Museum of Art.

See Appendix for a list of correspondents from Series 2.1.
Arrangement note:
Material is arranged chronologically by date. Undated letters can be found at the end of the subseries, arranged by last name of correspondent. Note that Wood's correspondence with the galleries is found in Series 3: Personal Business Records. Additional correspondence with publishers is found in Series 4: Notes and Writings.
Appendix: Correspondents in Series 2.1.:
Agrawal, Satyendra Narayan: 1966

America House: 1943-1944, 1952-1953, 1956-1957, 1962-1967, 1969

Archipenko, Gela: 1938

Armitage, Merle: 1933, 1957-1958

Arnold, Anna Bing: 1973, 1981-1983, 1987-1988

Bleazby, Leah: 1946-1948, 1951-1952

Bailey, Clayton: 1931

Bok, Ecke: 1986-1987, 1989-1990

Bryan, Robert: 1969, 1972, 1978, 1991

Cabaniss, Adelaide: 1947-1951

Case, Francis: 1943

Chattopadhyay, Kamaladevi: 1961-1973, 1975

Clark, Iris: 1988-1990

Clark, Susan: 1991

Colino, Jose: 1986-1989, 1991

Corle, Helen Freeman: 1951, 1955

Cummins, Harry: 1985

d'Harnoncourt, Anne: 1987

Das, N. Kumar: 1966-1968

Dayan, Ruth: 1971, 1976, 1978-1985, 1987, 1992

Devi, Srimali Rukmini: 1961, 1965, 1967-1968, 1977

DeYoung Memorial Museum: 1952-1954

Dillingham, Rich: 1987-1989

Dove, Tom and Marge: 1972-1973, 1977, 1981, 1983-1985, 1987-1988

Duchamp, Teeny: 1968, 1976

Erazo, Victor: 1984-1985

Estenza, John: 1950

Feinberg, Lillian and Len: 1985-1987, 1989

Gandhi, Indira: 1983

Gateff, Elisabeth: 1977, 1980, 1982-1983, 1985-1986, 1988, 1991-1992

Gibson, Marga: 1959

Hall, Denise: 1978

Hammond, Vera: 1945, 1986

Hapgood, Benie: 1976-1977, 1982, 1986-1987, 1992

Hapgood, Elizabeth Reynolds: 1923, 1930-1932, 1935-1942, 1944, 1947-1948, 1950-1973

Harlan, Loren Clyde and Hermine (Wood's aunt): 1930, 1938-1947

Hathaway, Michael: 1980, 1988-1989, 1991

Hinkhouse, F. M.: 1957-1960

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: 1977

Hoag, Paul Sterling: 1983

Hoag, Steve: 1944-1948, 1951

Hooper, Peter Lawrence: 1976-1977

Huckaby, Grover: 1945, 1947, 1951

Huglin, Henry: 1964-1965, 1977

Huyler, Steven: 1978-1982, 1985, 1987, 1989-1991

Jesch, Klement: 1985-1992

Jones, Barbara: 1977

Kaplan, Connie: 1989

Kaye, Caren: 1988-1991

Lee Nordness Galleries: 1968-1969, 1972, 1977

Liebes, Dorothy: 1941, 1948, 1953, 1958, 1961-1963, 1971

Logan, Robert and Mabel: 1939, 1952, 1954

Look, Heartie Anne: 1958-1960

Lukens, Glen: 1935-1936, 1938

McClanahan, Rue: 1980, 1985

McCloskey, Helen Hooper: 1979-1985

Maitland, Ruth: 1938, 1945

Martin, Olavee: 1989-1990

Morrow, Margo: 1935, 1937-1939, 1946

Murchie, Guy: 1980-1982, 1984-1986, 1988

Murphy, Bob and Ginny: 1965, 1981-1985, 1991

Natzler, Otto and Gertrude: 1983

Ninke, Geesche: 1985, 1987-1990, 1992

Nin, Anais: 1971, 1974-1975

Noyes, Frank: 1950-1952

Palmer, Herbert: 1973-1974

Padadena Art Museum: 1952, 1957

Patch, Margaret: 1971

Peterson, Susan: 1989

Phoenix Art Museum: 1960, 1967, 1973

Pole, Reginald: 1950, 1952, 1970-1971

Pole, Rupert: 1977

Ragan, Nell: 1971-1972

Rajagopal, D.: 1938, 1951, 1975, 1985

Rajagopal, Roselind: 1936-1937, 1940, 1955, 1972-1974, 1977

Reynolds, Wallace: 1937-1938

Rhodes, Lillyan and Daniel: 1983, 1986, 1989

Rosencranz, Esther: 1935-1948, 1950

San Francisco Museum of Art: 1953, 1956-1958, 1971

Santa Barbara Museum of Art: 1950, 1954, 1958, 1967-1968, 1972

Sasaki, George: 1981, 1983, 1989, 1992-1993

Skiles, Bob: 1951-1952, 1982

Sipprell, Texana: 1947, 1958-1960

Stern Evelyn: 1977, 1992

Story, Ala: 1965, 1967

Takaezu, Toshiko: 1988

Taylor, June: 1949-1951, 1952-1953, 1958

Tibbitt, Laurence: 1926

Tomlin, Lily: 1984, 1987

Vyas, P. K.: 1962-1965, 1967-1968

Wallace, Marlene: 1977, 1989

Warrington, A. P. and Betty: 1929-1930, 1932-1934, 1939

Wash, Connie: 1961

Watson, Steven: 1988-1989

Webb, Aileen: 1947, 1950-1951, 1965, 1967-1968

Webster, Win: 1990, 1992

Weidemann, William: 1945, 1947

Weightman-Smith, Michael (Michael O'Shaughnessy): 1930, 1933-1934, 1936-1948, 1950, 1956, 1982

Wilkie, Margo: 1980, 1986-1986, 1989, 1991-1992

Wood, Carrara R. (Wood's mother): 1930-1936

Wright, Lloyd: 1947, 1969

Zook, Edgar: 1926, 1936-1943, 1947, 1967
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Beatrice Wood papers, 1906-1998, bulk 1930-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.woodbeat, Subseries 2.1
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Beatrice Wood papers
Beatrice Wood papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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d'Harnoncourt, Anne

Collection Creator:
Liberman, Alexander, 1912-1999  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 43
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1967-1970
Collection 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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Alexander Liberman Papers, circa 1912-2003. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Alexander Liberman papers
Alexander Liberman papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Audiovisual materials relating to the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada, 1990-1993

Creator:
Neff, Tom, 1953-  Search this
Subject:
Clark, Garth  Search this
Del Vecchio, Mark  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Anne  Search this
Huglin, Hugh  Search this
Naumann, Francis M.  Search this
Perreault, John  Search this
Pole, Rupert  Search this
Singh, R.P.  Search this
Waisler, Lee  Search this
Watson, Steve  Search this
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Audiovisual materials relating to the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada, 1990-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada -- motion picture  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6397
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215368
AAA_collcode_nefftom
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Mildred Constantine Papers

Creator:
Constantine, Mildred  Search this
Names:
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Getty Conservation Institute  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Employees  Search this
Museum of New Mexico  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
The Ohio State University  Search this
Abakanowicz, Magdalena  Search this
Albers, Anni  Search this
Barr, Alfred Hamilton, 1902-  Search this
Barragán, Luis, 1902-  Search this
Block, Lou, 1895-1969  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010  Search this
Buic, Jagoda, 1930-  Search this
Burle Marx, Roberto, 1909-1994  Search this
Cohen, Elaine Lustig, 1927-  Search this
Coiner, Charles T., 1897-  Search this
Corzo, Miguel Angel  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Anne, 1943-2008  Search this
Danto, Arthur Coleman, 1924-  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy, 1901-1994  Search this
Fitch, James Marston  Search this
Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-  Search this
Hart, Allen M., 1925-  Search this
Hicks, Sheila, 1934-  Search this
Koch, Richard H., d. 2009  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Lionni, Leo, 1910-  Search this
Reeves, Ruth, 1892-1966  Search this
Reuter, Laurel  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor, 1884-1962  Search this
Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969 -- Photographs  Search this
Smith, David, 1906-1965  Search this
Ten Haeff, Ingeborg, 1915-  Search this
Vignelli, Massimo  Search this
Weisman, Donald M.  Search this
Wilder, Elizabeth, 1908-  Search this
Wilke, Ulfert, 1907-1987  Search this
Zeisler, Claire, 1903-1991  Search this
Extent:
5.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Illustrated letters
Transcripts
Video recordings
Interviews
Date:
1945-2008
Summary:
The papers of Mildred Constantine measure 5.3 linear feet and are dated 1945-2009. Subject files, writings, photographs, and a scrapbook provide an overview of her curatorial work in the Architecture and Design department of the Museum of Modern Art, and subsequent activities as an independent curator, and art consultant. Especially well documented is Whole Cloth, a book written with Laurel Reuter that presents an historical overview of how artists have used cloth in their work.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of Mildred Constantine measure 5.3 linear feet and are dated 1945-2008. Subject files, writings, photographs, and a scrapbook provide an overview of her curatorial work in the Architecture and Design department of the Museum of Modern Art, and subsequent activities as an independent curator, and art consultant. Especially well documented is the book Whole Cloth that she wrote with Laurel Reuter.

Correspondence, though mostly business related, often touches on personal matters since many of the artists and art world figures with whom she corresponded were also friends. Correspondents include Miguel Angel Corzo, Arthur C. Danto, Dorothy Dehner, Allen Hart (who sent more than 40 illustrated letters), Elizabeth Wilder and Donald L. Weisman. She also corresponded with many art institutions and organizations, among them the Cleveland Museum of Art, Independent International Design Conference, El Museo del Barrio, Museum of New Mexico, Ohio State University, Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Estate of David Smith.

Subject files reflect Constantine's activities and interests. A large portion of this series concerns Whole Cloth, a book written with Laurel Reuter that presents an historical look at how artists have used cloth in their work. Correspondence between the two authors, with artists, institutions, and others concerns researching and writing the volume. Also documented are the successes and failures of Constantine's decade long pursuit to publish the book. Other substantive files relate to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Getty Conservation Institute, Sheila Hicks, Jack Lenor Larsen, Rhode Island School of Design, and Soviet Film Posters. Files concerning the University of the Arts' 2003 Commencement include a videocassette.

Writings by Constantine are lecture material and notes. Also found are transcripts of interviews with Constantine and writings by others. Printed material includes newspaper and magazine articles about Constantine and her career. A scrapbook of printed material and photographs documents an exhibition of Latin American posters at the Library of Congress organized by Constantine.

Photographs of people include Mildred Constantine with family, friends, artists and others at public and private events around the world. Notable photographs include: Magdalena Abakanowicz, Anni Albers, Alfred Barr, Luis Barragan, Lou Block, Louise Bourgeois, Jagoda Buic, Elaine Lustig Cohen, Charles Coiner, James Marston Fitch, Mathias Goeritz, Ingeborg Ten Haeff, Ann d'Harnoncourt, Sheila Hicks, Richard Koch, Nancy Koenigsberg, Jack Lenor Larsen, Leo Lionni, Roberto Burle Marx, Ruth Reeves, Laurel Reuter, Eleanor Roosevelt, Ben Shahn, Massimo Vignelli, Ulfert Wilke, and Claire Zeisler. Also, there are photographs of artwork by a wide range of artists.
Arrangement:
The Mildred Constantine papers are organized into 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1947-1997 (Boxes 1, 6; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1964-2008 (Boxes 1, 6; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1964-2008 (Boxes 2-5; 3.3 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, 1991-2008 (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1961-2006 (Box 5; 0.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, 1993 (Box 5; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork, 1945 (Box 5; 1 folder)

Series 8: Scrapbook, circa 1940s (Box 6; 0.1 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Curator and writer Mildred Constantine (1913-2008) was associated with the Museum of Modern Art's Department of Architecture and Design from 1943 to 1971. She then became an art consultant and independent curator, and wrote on fiber and textiles, decorative arts, photography, caricature and cartoons.

Mildred Constantine (known as "Connie") began her career at College Art Association. Hired as a stenographer in 1930, she soon was promoted to editorial assistant for Parnassus, the forerunner of Art Journal.

Constantine left the College Art Association in 1937 to study at New York University and earned BA and MA degrees. She then continued her education at the National Autonomous University of Mexico. In 1940, Constantine worked in the Office of Inter-American Affairs at the Library of Congress; it was there that she met René d'Harnoncourt.

Influenced by her 1936 travels in Mexico, Constantine's first curatorial effort was an exhibition of Latin American posters. Drawn from the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, the exhibition was held at the Library of Congress.

At the urging of René d'Harnoncourt, The Museum of Modern Art's Architecture and Design Department hired Constantine in 1943. The majority of her 28 year tenure at the museum was spent working with the department's founder, architect Philip Johnson. As a curator during the 1950s and 1960s, Constantine's innovative exhibitions brought lesser known portions of the museum's collection to public attention. Among her exhibtions were: "Words and Images," that focused on graphic design and posters; "Polio Posters," the first Museum of Modern Art show dedicated to social issues; "Olivetti: Design in Industry;" "Signs in the Street;" and "Lettering by Hand." She also published books on Art Nouveau, contemporary package design, and other subjects.

In 1971, Constantine left the Museum of Modern Art to become an independent curator and art consultant. Exhibitions included "Frontiers in Fiber: The Americans," and "Small Works in Fiber" with Jack Lenor Larsen. Tina Modotti: A Fragile Life, Constantine's book on the photographer, actress, model, and political activist, appeared in 1974. That same year, she and Alan Fern produced Revolutionary Soviet Film Posters that focused on works from the 1920s. Her last published work, Whole Cloth, was written with Laurel Reuter and published in 1997. Constantine continued to research and write, and at the time of her death was working on a large, international survey of the study of thread.

Mildred Constantine and Ralph W. Bettelheim (1909-1993) were married for 50 years. They had two daughters, Judith and Vicki.

Mildred Constantine died from heart failure on December 10, 2008, at home in Nyack, New York.
Related Material:
Oral history interviews with Mildred Constantine were conducted for the Archives of American Art by Harlan Phillips, 1965 October 15, and by Paul Cummings, 1976 May 3-1976 August 26.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives in 2009 by Mildred Constantine's daughters, Judith Bettelheim and Vicki McDaniel.
Restrictions:
Use of origininal material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Curators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art consultants -- New York -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Textile fabrics in art  Search this
Film posters, Russian  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Illustrated letters
Transcripts
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Mildred Constantine papers, 1945-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.consmild
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-consmild
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Oral history interview with Anne Rorimer

Interviewee:
Rorimer, Anne  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Names:
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago -- Faculty  Search this
Bryn Mawr College -- Students  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.) -- Employees  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Acconci, Vito, 1940-  Search this
Asher, Michael  Search this
Broodthaers, Marcel  Search this
Buchloh, B. H. D.  Search this
Buren, Daniel  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Anne, 1943-2008  Search this
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Graham, Dan, 1942-  Search this
Hale, Robert Beverly, 1901-1985  Search this
Hesse, Eva, 1936-1970  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Lowry, Bates, 1923-  Search this
Maxon, John, 1916-  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-2018  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg  Search this
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph), 1905-1966  Search this
Smith, Tony, 1912-1980  Search this
Speyer, A. James  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros, 1922-1997  Search this
Tucker, Marcia  Search this
Wegman, William  Search this
Weiner, Lawrence  Search this
Extent:
147 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 November 15-16
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Anne Rorimer conducted 2010 November 15-16, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, at Rorimer's home, in Chicago, Illinois.
Rorimer speaks of her family background; her early life and education in New York City; her father, James Rorimer, and his influence as director of the Metropolitan Museum of Art; college life at Bryn Mawr; how she became interested in modern art; her internship at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London after college; her master's degree thesis on Tony Smith; her job as a curator at the Albright-Knox Gallery and then at the Art Institute of Chicago; memorable exhibitions at the AIC throughout the 1970s and early 1980s, including the annual "American Exhibition," "Europe in the Seventies: Aspects of Recent Art," (1977), and "Idea and Image in Recent Art" (1974); her close relationship with Anne D'Harnoncourt; how she left the AIC in 1984 to write, "New Art in the '60s and 70s: Redefining Reality," (2001); her role in acquisitions of contemporary art at the AIC; her thoughts on art education; her work with collectors; the process of getting her book published and reactions to it; her curatorial projects in the 1980s and early 1990s that focused on conceptual art; her relationship with artists like Michael Asher and Daniel Buren; her extensive book collection; her thoughts on being a freelance curator and writer. She recalls Whitney Stoddard, Robert Beverly Hale, Theodoros Stamos, Leo Castelli, Henry Geldzahler, Anne D'Harnoncourt, Renee Marcuse, Bates Lowry, Tony Smith, Marcia Tucker, A. James Speyer, Bruce Nauman, Lawrence Weiner, Vito Acconci, William Wegman, Robert Morris, Lucy R. Lippard, Katharine Kuh, Sol Lewitt, John Maxon, Eva Hesse, Muriel Newman, Judith Kirschner, Dan Graham, Benjamin Buchloh, and Marcel Broodthaers.
Biographical / Historical:
Anne Rorimer (1944-) is a curator and art historian in Chicago, Illinois. Judith Olch Richards (1947-) is a former executive director of iCI in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 36 min.
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 historians -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Authors -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rorime10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9377eddf5-b420-452e-8171-3b181c505e3d
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-rorime10
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Mildred Constantine Papers, 1945-2008

Creator:
Constantine, Mildred, 1913-2008  Search this
Subject:
Weisman, Donald M.  Search this
Wilder, Elizabeth  Search this
Wilke, Ulfert  Search this
Zeisler, Claire  Search this
Dehner, Dorothy  Search this
Smith, David  Search this
Ten Haeff, Ingeborg  Search this
Vignelli, Massimo  Search this
Reuter, Laurel  Search this
Reeves, Ruth  Search this
Koch, Richard H.  Search this
Shahn, Ben  Search this
Hicks, Sheila  Search this
Lionni, Leo  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Fitch, James Marston  Search this
Hart, Allen M.  Search this
Goeritz, Mathias  Search this
Danto, Arthur Coleman  Search this
Corzo, Miguel Angel  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Anne  Search this
Coiner, Charles T.  Search this
Cohen, Elaine Lustig  Search this
Buic, Jagoda  Search this
Burle Marx, Roberto  Search this
Block, Lou  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise  Search this
Barr, Alfred Hamilton  Search this
Barragán, Luis  Search this
Abakanowicz, Magdalena  Search this
Albers, Anni  Search this
Roosevelt, Eleanor  Search this
Cleveland Museum of Art  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of New Mexico  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
The Ohio State University  Search this
Getty Conservation Institute  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Illustrated letters
Transcripts
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Mildred Constantine Papers, 1945-2008. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Textile fabrics in art  Search this
Film posters, Russian  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15687
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282795
AAA_collcode_consmild
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_282795
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Anne Rorimer, 2010 November 15-16

Interviewee:
Rorimer, Anne, 1944-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Acconci, Vito  Search this
Asher, Michael  Search this
Broodthaers, Marcel  Search this
Buchloh, B. H. D.  Search this
Buren, Daniel  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Anne  Search this
Geldzahler, Henry  Search this
Graham, Dan  Search this
Hesse, Eva  Search this
Hale, Robert Beverly  Search this
Kuh, Katharine  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Lowry, Bates  Search this
Maxon, John  Search this
Morris, Robert  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg  Search this
Rorimer, James J. (James Joseph)  Search this
Smith, Tony  Search this
Speyer, A. James  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Tucker, Marcia  Search this
Wegman, William  Search this
Weiner, Lawrence  Search this
Albright-Knox Art Gallery  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Bryn Mawr College  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Anne Rorimer, 2010 November 15-16. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15880
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295421
AAA_collcode_rorime10
Theme:
Women
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295421
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Audiovisual materials relating to the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada

Creator:
Neff, Tom, 1953-  Search this
Names:
Clark, Garth, 1947-  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Anne, 1943-2008  Search this
Del Vecchio, Mark  Search this
Huglin, Hugh, 1915-  Search this
Naumann, Francis M.  Search this
Perreault, John, 1937-2015  Search this
Pole, Rupert  Search this
Singh, R.P.  Search this
Waisler, Lee, 1938-  Search this
Watson, Steve  Search this
Wood, Beatrice  Search this
Extent:
11 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Video recordings
Date:
1990-1993
Summary:
Audiovisual materials relating to the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada measure 11 linear feet and date from 1990 to 1993. Records include sound recordings, motion picture film outtakes, transcripts, production notes, lab records of the film production, and video recordings of the completed documentary.
Scope and Contents:
Audiovisual materials relating to the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada measure 11 linear feet and date from 1990 to 1993. Records include sound recordings, motion picture film outtakes, transcripts, production notes, lab records, and video recordings of the completed documentary.

Original sound recordings and transcripts include two recorded public appearances by Wood, as well as multiple interviews with Beatrice Wood and with others about Wood; interviewed are Francis Nauman, John Perrault, Garth Clark, Mark Del Vecchio, Anne D'Harnoncourt, Steve Watson, Rupert Pole, R.P. Singh, Henry Huglin, and Lee Waisler. Partial transcripts are found for most recordings. Records created by the sound recordist, referred to in this finding aid as sound roll logs, are found with several of the sound reels and document general content and the camera roll numbers of corresponding film footage.

Production notes and lab records include script notes, shot lists, editing notes, detailed editing logs, camera reports, and lab records including work orders for dailies, effects such as titles and superimpositions, and documentation of the final print. Many of the sound recordings were shot synchronously with the motion picture film found in the collection, and while the documentation does not always make the link between picture and soundtrack explicit, the link can be investigated via sound roll logs, camera reports, negative logs, and shot lists.

Moving images include three video copies of the finished documentary and 153 rolls of 16mm motion picture film negative, which are outtakes from 166 original camera negative rolls. The content of outtakes consists of three general types: film shot during several of the interviews and one of Wood's public appearances found in Series 1; silent footage of locations and Wood working in her studio; and footage of historical photographs and artworks. All of the film found in the collection consists of outtakes; footage that was used in the documentary was not donated, although complete sound recordings exist in series 1.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as three series:

Series 1: Original Sound Recordings and Transcripts, 1990-1991 (1.6 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 2: Production Notes and Lab Reports, 1990-1992 (0.3 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 3: Moving Images, 1990-1993 (12.1 linear feet; Box 2, FC 3-122)
Biographical / Historical:
Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada was written and directed by Tom Neff and released by Wild Wolf Productions in 1993 to correspond with Wood's 100th birthday. Tom Neff is a filmmaker, producer, and television executive who was born in 1953 in Chicago, Illinois and received his MFA from the University of Southern California in 1981. Neff founded the production company Wild Wolf Productions with Diandra Douglas in the early 1990s, and Mama of Dada was the company's first production and was written and directed by Neff, and produced by Neff, Diandra Douglas, and Amie Knox.

Neff has produced, written, and directed over a dozen documentaries on historical and cultural subjects since the mid-1980s. In addition to his work on Wood, Neff's filmography includes several documentaries about American artists, including Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Frederic Remington, and Red Grooms. His short documentary Red Grooms: Sunflower in a Hot House earned him an Oscar with Madeline Bell in 1987. He currently teaches at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art holds multiple oral histories and collections of archival material related to Beatrice Wood, including the Beatrice Wood papers, the Beatrice Wood letters to Elizabeth Stein, and the Belle M. Deitch papers concerning Beatrice Wood.

Oral histories include two interviews with Wood conducted by Paul Karlstrom, one on August 26, 1976, and another on March 2, 1992.

The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona holds a collection of material collected and created by Tom Neff for his 1999 documentary "Louise Dahl-Wolfe, Painting with Light."
Provenance:
Donated 1992 by Wild Wolf Productions via writer, director, and producer Tom Neff.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Rights:
Outtakes, reels and transcripts: Authorization to quote or reproduce for purposes of publication requires written permission from WILD WOLF PRODUCTIONS via Tom Neff, producer. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Ceramicists -- California  Search this
Topic:
Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada -- motion picture  Search this
Dadaism  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Women ceramicists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Audiovisual materials relating to the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada, 1990-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.nefftom
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Audiovisual materials relating to the documentary Beatrice Wood: Mama of Dada
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91900685d-5fd0-47ee-915f-0b7e0340c484
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nefftom

Board of Regents Appoints Secretarial Search Committee

Subject:
d'Harnoncourt, Anne 9/7/1943 - 6/1/2008  Search this
Leahy, Patrick Joseph  Search this
Massey, Walter Eugene  Search this
Becerra, Xavier 1958-  Search this
Sant, Roger W  Search this
Spoon, Alan G  Search this
Minear, Jeffrey P  Search this
Caldwell, L. Hardwick "Hacker"  Search this
Samper, Cristián  Search this
Roberts, John G 1955-  Search this
Shapiro, Irwin I  Search this
Singer, Maxine  Search this
West, W. Richard  Search this
Board of Regents Ad hoc committees  Search this
Date:
May 8, 2007
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11729

d'Harnoncourt, Anne (9/7/1943 - 6/1/2008)

Subject:
d'Harnoncourt, Anne 9/7/1943 - 6/1/2008  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Citizen Regent  Search this
Board of Regents Ad hoc committees  Search this
Type:
Biographies
Date:
Regent Tenure: 12/28/1995-2007
Topic:
Pennsylvania  Search this
Regents  Search this
Women--History  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_11152

Joint Resolution Providing for the appointment of Anne D'Harnoncourt as a citizen regent of the Board of regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Author:
104th Congress, Sess. 1, 1995  Search this
Subject:
d'Harnoncourt, Anne 9/7/1943 - 6/1/2008  Search this
Johnson, Samuel Curtis 1928-  Search this
Board of Regents  Search this
Physical description:
Number of pages: 1; Page Numbers: 797
Type:
Public Law
Date:
1996
12/28/1995
Topic:
Museum trustees  Search this
Publisher:
Washington, D.C.: US Government Printing Office
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_4762

d'Harnoncourt, Anne

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-141, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director, Board of Trustees Files
See more items in:
Board of Trustees Files
Board of Trustees Files / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa04-141-refidd1e2003

Etant donnés : lo la chute d'eau, 2o le gas d'éclairage : reflections on a new work by Marcel Duchamp / by Anne d'Harnoncourt and Walter Hopps

Author:
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel 1887-1968  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Anne 1943-2008  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Subject:
Duchamp, Marcel 1887-1968  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
Call number:
N6853.D8.P485.1973
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_638928

Etant donnés, 1. la chute d'eau, 2. le gaz d'éclairage : reflections on a new work by Marcel Duchamp / by Anne d'Harnoncourt and Walter Hopps

Author:
D'Harnoncourt, Anne 1943-2008  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Duchamp, Marcel 1887-1968  Search this
Physical description:
63, [5] p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
1969
Call number:
N6853.D8 D5a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642163

Marcel Duchamp. Edited by Anne d'Harnoncourt and Kynaston McShine

Author:
D'Harnoncourt, Anne 1943-2008  Search this
McShine, Kynaston  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Duchamp, Marcel 1887-1968  Search this
Physical description:
345 p. illus. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1973
[c1973]
Call number:
N40.1.D83 D5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_650430

Introduction to the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Author:
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Anne 1943-2008-  Search this
Subject:
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
1985
C1985]
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
N685.A85 P54 1985
N685.A85P54 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_318226

Manual of instructions for Marcel Duchamp Etant donnés : 1 l̊a chute d'eau, 2 l̊e gaz d'éclairage

Author:
Duchamp, Marcel 1887-1968  Search this
Duchamp, Marcel 1887-1968  Search this
D'Harnoncourt, Anne 1943-2008  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Duchamp, Marcel 1887-1968  Search this
Physical description:
[56] p. : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1987
Call number:
N40.1.D83 D5et 1987
N40.1.D83D5et 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_379727

Futurism and the international avant-garde : essays / by Anne d'Harnoncourt and Germano Celant ; October 26, 1980 to January 4, 1981, Philadelphia Museum of Art

Author:
D'Harnoncourt, Anne 1943-2008  Search this
Celant, Germano  Search this
Philadelphia Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
47 p., 49 leaves of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1980
C1980
20th century
Topic:
Futurism (Art)  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Avant-garde (Aesthetics)  Search this
Call number:
N6494.F8 F86X
N6494.F8F86X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_135438

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