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Newton and Helen Harrison performance, lecture, and interview

Creator:
Butterfield, Jan, 1937-2000  Search this
Harrison, Newton, 1932-  Search this
Butterfield, Jan, 1937-2000  Search this
Subject:
Harrison, Helen Mayer  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1977 February 17-18
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14307
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Jan Butterfield papers, 1950-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14307

Jan Butterfield papers, 1950-1997

Creator:
Butterfield, Jan, 1937-2000  Search this
Butterfield, Jan, 1937-2000  Search this
Subject:
Goode, Joe  Search this
Cage, John  Search this
Harrison, Helen Mayer  Search this
Harrison, Newton  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Dugmore, Edward  Search this
Francis, Sam  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Wheeler, Douglas  Search this
Orr, Eric  Search this
Nauman, Bruce  Search this
Shaw, Richard  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer  Search this
Hudson, Robert  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Resnick, Milton  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Greene, George  Search this
Roche, Jim  Search this
Turrell, James  Search this
Hopkins, Henry  Search this
Young, R. Joshua  Search this
Gehry, Frank O.  Search this
Wortz, E.  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Wortz, Melinda  Search this
Karp, Michael  Search this
Pacific Enterprises  Search this
Lapis Press  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Authors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6002
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)229789
AAA_collcode_buttjan
Theme:
Women
Art Theory and Historiography
Lives of American Artists
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_229789
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Art for the record : issues of Documentation and Contemporary Art : Panel discussion

Creator:
Southern California Committee for Contemporary Art Documentation  Search this
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Nodelman, Sheldon, 1935-  Search this
Paul, Stella  Search this
Boshier, Derek  Search this
Brauer, David  Search this
Chipp, Herschel Browning  Search this
Gerlach, Murney  Search this
Harrison, Helen Mayer, 1929-  Search this
Harrison, Newton, 1932-  Search this
Holt, Nancy, 1938-  Search this
Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009  Search this
Collection Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Extent:
Sound recording: sound files (digital, wav file)
Container:
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Item IM100RC.072
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000061867]
Audio [31027000061875]
Audio [31027000061883]
Audio [31027000061800]
Audio [31027000061818]
Audio [31027000061826]
Audio [31027000061834]
Audio [31027000061842]
Audio [31027000061859]
Sound recordings
Date:
1988 March 26
Scope and Contents:
A panel discussion sponsored by the Southern California Committee for Contemporary Art Documentation.
The participants speak of the relationship between documentation and contemporary art.
The participants are: Stella Paul, Sheldon Nodelman, Henry Hopkins, Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison, David Brauer, Herschel Browning Chipp, Murney Gerlach, Derek Boshier, Nancy Holt, and Paul Karlstrom. The event is hosted by the Archives of American Art.
Biographical / Historical:
The Southern California Committee for Contemporary Art Documentation is a consortium representing galleries, museums, libraries and archives throughout Southern California. Established in 1985 to promote an understanding of and interest in documentary records relating to contemporary art activity in the area.
General:
Originally recorded on 9 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 9 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 47 min.
Funding note:
Funding for the digital preservation of this interview was provided by a grant from the Save America's Treasures Program of the National Park Service.
Collection Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Conceptual artists -- California, Southern  Search this
Educators -- California, Southern  Search this
Environmental artists -- California, Southern  Search this
Filmmakers -- California, Southern  Search this
Painters -- California, Southern  Search this
Sculptors -- California, Southern  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- California, Southern  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.archiv57, Item AAA
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Archives of American Art sound recordings
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-archiv57-ref4

Jan Butterfield papers

Creator:
Butterfield, Jan  Search this
Names:
Lapis Press  Search this
Pacific Enterprises  Search this
Bell, Larry, 1939-  Search this
Bischoff, Elmer, 1916-1991  Search this
Dugmore, Edward, 1915-  Search this
Francis, Sam, 1923-1994  Search this
Gehry, Frank O., 1929-  Search this
Goode, Joe, 1937-  Search this
Greene, George  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Harrison, Helen Mayer, 1929-  Search this
Harrison, Newton, 1932-  Search this
Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009  Search this
Hudson, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Irwin, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Karp, Michael  Search this
Kienholz, Edward, 1927-  Search this
Nauman, Bruce, 1941-  Search this
Nordman, Maria  Search this
Orr, Eric, 1939-1998  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert, 1925-2008  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad, 1913-1967  Search this
Resnick, Milton, 1917-2004  Search this
Roche, Jim  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Shaw, Richard, 1941 Sept. 12-  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Turrell, James  Search this
Wheeler, Douglas  Search this
Wortz, E.  Search this
Wortz, Melinda  Search this
Young, R. Joshua  Search this
Interviewee:
Cage, John, 1912-1992  Search this
Extent:
15 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Date:
1950-1997
Summary:
The papers of Jan Butterfield measure 15 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 1997. Papers contain hundreds of recorded interviews with and lectures by artists, panel discussions of artists and art historians, as well as extensive writings by Butterfield. Also found are project files, personal business records, printed materials, photographs, and additional sound and video recordings related to art subjects.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Jan Butterfield measure 15 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 1997. Papers contain hundreds of recorded interviews with and lectures by artists, panel discussions of artists and art historians, as well as extensive writings by Butterfield. Also found are project files, personal business records, printed materials, photographs, and additional sound and video recordings related to art subjects.

Interviews and Lectures include hundreds of interviews conducted by Butterfield between 1971 and 1987 with contemporary artists about whom she was writing at the time. The artists Robert Irwin and Sam Francis are represented particularly well. Also found are slide talks, class discussions, and lectures given by artists, which are assumed to have been recorded by Butterfield in most cases. Also among the recordings are recorded performances by John Cage, Joe Goode, Newton and Helen Harrison, Jim Roche, and George Greene. Panel discussions include two notable recordings involving Milton Resnick, one with the painter Edward Dugmore in 1959, and the other with the painter Ad Reinhardt at The Club in 1961, which was later dubbed "The Attack."

The bulk of the writings relate to Butterfield's published work The Art of Light and Space, represented here in multiple drafts, research, and photographs of works of art by the artists discussed in the work including Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Maria Nordman, Douglas Wheeler, Bruce Nauman, Eric Orr, Larry Bell, DeWain Valentine, Susan Kaiser Vogel, and Hap Tivey. Also found are extensive drafts and research for catalog essays for exhibitions of Larry Bell, Richard Shaw, Robert Hudson, and Elmer Bischoff. Drafts of articles and publicity writing are mainly about artists but also some galleries and other art events. There are a few transcripts of recorded interviews, and it appears that many of the writings are based on Butterfield's interviews.

Project files include records relating to Butterfield's involvement with the production of a catalog for the corporate art collection of Pacific Enterprises. These also include additional artist interviews and artist files containing research and writing, mainly by her associate Michael Karp. Also found are photographs and sound recordings for the Waterfront Project at the San Francisco Art Institute, an interdisciplinary community-centered development project that involved Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Melinda Wortz, Eric Orr, Dr. E. Wortz, Frank Gehry, Newton and Helen Harrison, Josh Young, and students at the Art Institute. And finally, project files include photographs, interviews, and printed material related to publications of Lapis Press, where Butterfield was Executive Director.

Personal business records include correspondence, price lists, financial records, notes, press releases, and career documentation of Butterfield. Printed materials include articles by Butterfield, articles about Butterfield, and articles by Henry Hopkins, most of which are photocopies. There are also clippings, exhibition catalogs, exhibition posters, and publicity. Of note is a disassembled scrapbook pertaining to the controversial Ed Kienholz exhibition at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1966, and a directory of art spaces in Los Angeles from 1978.

Most of the photographs are of works of art by artists about whom Butterfield wrote. Also found are a few files of photographs of artists, some taken by Butterfield, including Philip Guston, Ed Kienholz, Henry Hopkins with Clyfford Still, Robert Irwin, Robert Rauschenberg, and James Turrell. Additional video and sound recordings include artist installations, a documentary on Sam Francis, and an acoustiguide for an Ed Ruscha exhibition.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Interviews and Lectures (Boxes 1-5; 4.2 linear feet)

Series 2: Writings (Boxes 5-7, 16, OV 17; 3.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Project Files (Boxes 8-10, 16; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 4: Personal Business Records (Boxes 10-11, OV 17-19; 1.1 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Materials (Boxes 11-12, 16, OV 17-19; 1.8 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs (Boxes 12-14, 16; 2.2 linear feet)

Series 7: Sound and Video Recordings (Box 15; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Jan Butterfield (1937-2000) was an art writer and critic of contemporary art who spent most of her career in California. She is best known for her writings on late twentieth century installation and craft artists, particularly those who worked in California and the American West.

Butterfield was born Jan Van Alstine in Los Angeles, California in 1937 and attended the Univeristy of California, Los Angeles. She received numerous fellowships and grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as an art critic, and contributed art writing to dozens of exhibition catalogs and art publications including Art International, Images and Issues, Art News, Art in America, and Flash Art. Her most ambitious work of writing was The Art of Light and Space (Abbeville Press: 1993), which profiles the work of contemporary artists Robert Irwin, James Turrell, Maria Nordman, Douglas Wheeler, Bruce Nauman, Eric Orr, Larry Bell, DeWain Valentine, Susan Kaiser Vogel, and Hap Tivey. She was also the author of a 1972 monograph of the Abstract Expressionist painter Sam Francis.

Butterfield held positions in public relations at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art from its opening until 1970, and at the Fort Worth Art Museum from 1970 to 1974. She taught at Northwood Experimental Art Institute in Dallas, Texas, the San Francisco Art Institute, San Jose State University, and Mills College in Oakland, California between 1973 and 1983. At the San Francisco Art Institute, she was Director of the extension program and Coordinator of the visiting artist program and the Waterfront Project between 1976 and 1978. In 1984, Butterfield and the artist Sam Francis co-founded the Lapis Press, where she served as Executive Director from its founding until 1988.

Butterfield was married twice, the second time to Henry Hopkins, Museum Director at LACMA, the Museum of Fine Art of Houston, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She died in 2000 after an extended illness.
Related Materials:
Also found among the collections of the Archives of American Art is a 1981 panel discussion on Bay area art criticism sponsored by the National Women's Caucus for Art, in which Butterfield participated, as well as an oral history interview Butterfield conducted with Helen Lundeberg for the Archives' Oral History Program in 1980.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming on reel 1042 including two volumes of scrapbooks. Loaned materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
Jan Butterfield lent material in 1975 for microfilming. She donated the Robert Irwin material in 1980 of and most of the interviews and audio tapes in 1989. An additional 12 feet of papers, including some material previously loaned and microfilmed, along with two additional audio tapes, were donated by Butterfield's brother, and Trustee of the Jan Butterfield Trust, Derek Van Alstine in 2002.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Art historians -- California  Search this
Art critics -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Authors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Transcripts
Interviews
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Jan Butterfield papers, 1959-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.buttjan
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Jan Butterfield papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buttjan

Harrison, Helen Mayer/Newton

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Exhibits and Design  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-006, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Exhibits and Design, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa99-006-refidd1e486

Péninsule Europe : les terres hautes / par Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison

Author:
Harrison, Helen Mayer 1927-  Search this
Harrison, Newton 1932-  Search this
Subject:
Harrison, Helen Mayer 1927-  Search this
Harrison, Newton 1932-  Search this
Physical description:
[72] leaves on continuous fold sheet : illustrations, maps (chiefly color) ; 33 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
In art
Place:
Europe
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Ecology in art  Search this
Human ecology in art  Search this
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.H362 A4 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1022565

Arroyo Seco release : a serpentine for Pasadena ; a work / by Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison

Author:
Harrison, Helen Mayer 1927-  Search this
Harrison, Newton 1932-  Search this
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Pasadena Art Alliance  Search this
Subject:
Harrison, Helen Mayer 1927-  Search this
Harison, Newton 1932-  Search this
Physical description:
27 pages : illustrations (some color) maps ; 21 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Pasadena
Date:
1985
C1985
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Arroyos in art  Search this
Flood control  Search this
Conservationists  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H3162 B3
N40.1.H3162B3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_337472

Newton Harrison, Helen Mayer Harrison : predah za reko Savo : seštevek njene zgodovine, začetek nove zgodovine / [uvodni tekst: Jure Mikuž]

Author:
Harrison, Helen Mayer 1927-  Search this
Harrison, Newton 1932-  Search this
Mikuž, Jure  Search this
Neuer Berliner Kunstverein  Search this
Moderna galerija (Ljubljana, Slovenia)  Search this
Subject:
Harrison, Newton 1932-  Search this
Harrison, Helen Mayer 1927-  Search this
Physical description:
[82] pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Place:
Sava River
Date:
1990
Topic:
Landscape photography  Search this
Photography, Panoramic  Search this
Call number:
N6537.H362 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_637433

The serpentine lattice : a conceptual design and installation / by Helen Mayer Harrison and Newton Harrison

Author:
Harrison, Helen Mayer 1927-  Search this
Harrison, Newton 1932-  Search this
Douglas F. Cooley Memorial Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Harrison, Helen Mayer 1927- Serpentine lattice  Search this
Harrison, Helen Mayer 1927-  Search this
Harrison, Newton 1932-  Search this
Physical description:
28 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Human ecology in art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.H362 A4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_640060

The lagoon cycle : March 23 through June 2, 1985, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York / Helen Mayer Harrison, Newton Harrison

Author:
Harrison, Helen Mayer 1927-  Search this
Harrison, Newton 1932-  Search this
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Harrison, Helen Mayer 1927-  Search this
Harrison, Newton 1932-  Search this
Physical description:
110 pages: illustrations (some color) ; 24 x 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
[c1985]
Topic:
Conceptual art  Search this
Performance art  Search this
Lagoons in art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.H362 A4 1985
N40.1.H3162 H5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_654057

Tracing cultures : art history, criticism, critical fiction

Author:
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art Independent Study Program  Search this
Subject:
Smithson, Robert  Search this
Graham, Dan 1942-  Search this
Kounellis, Jannis 1936-  Search this
Trockel, Rosemarie 1952-  Search this
Mann, Sally 1951-  Search this
DeCarava, Roy  Search this
Harrison, Newton 1932-  Search this
Harrison, Helen Mayer 1929-  Search this
Physical description:
175 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Art criticism  Search this
Aesthetics  Search this
Call number:
N7475 .T75 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_486063

From the lagoon cycle : from the meditations / Newton Harrison, Helen Mayer Harrison

Author:
Harrison, Newton 1932-  Search this
Harrison, Helen Mayer 1929-  Search this
San Francisco Art Institute  Search this
Subject:
Harrison, Newton 1932-  Search this
Harrison, Helen Mayer 1929-  Search this
Physical description:
1 portfolio (12 sheets) : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1977
C1977
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Lagoons in art--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.H3162 S19
N40.1.H3162S19
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_354944

Helen Mayer Harrison, 1929- [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_29511

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