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Elyn Zimmerman papers

Creator:
Zimmerman, Elyn, 1945-  Search this
Names:
Dicker, Ruth  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Gund, Agnes  Search this
Teraoka, Masami, 1936-  Search this
Varnedoe, Kirk  Search this
Extent:
35.9 Linear feet
1,710.223 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Interviews
Date:
1967-2019
Summary:
The papers of sculptor and site-specific installation artist Elyn Zimmerman measure 35.9 linear feet and 1710.223 gigabytes, and date from 1967-2019. The collection documents the artist's life and work through correspondence, interviews, writings, project and commission files, exhibition files, teaching files, printed material, and photographic material. Project and commission files comprise the majority of the collection at 19.40 linear feet and comprehensively document dozens of Zimmerman's site-specific sculptural projects and proposals for public and private sites across the United States and internationally. Items include correspondence, contracts, photographs, models, blueprints, and original sketches and drawings. Photographic material documents Zimmerman's work through color and black and white slides, transparencies, contact sheets, negatives, and prints. The papers include a small number of born digital records, including interviews, digital images of projects, construction sites, and floorplans, as well as PowerPoint presentations.

There is a 2.1 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2022 that includes project fies relating to photographic and outdoor projects. Material consists of photographs, plans, announcements and clippings. Materials date from circa 2009-2017.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor and site-specific installation artist Elyn Zimmerman measure 35.9 linear feet and 1710.223 gigabytes, and date from 1967-2019. The collection documents the artist's life and work through correspondence, interviews, writings, project and commission files, exhibition files, teaching files, printed material, and photographic material. Project and commission files comprise the majority of the collection at 19.40 linear feet and comprehensively document dozens of Zimmerman's site-specific sculptural projects and proposals for public and private sites across the United States and internationally. Items include correspondence, contracts, photographs, models, blueprints, and original sketches and drawings. Photographic material documents Zimmerman's work through color and black and white slides, transparencies, contact sheets, negatives, and prints. The papers include a small number of born digital records, including interviews, digital images of projects, construction sites, and floorplans, as well as PowerPoint presentations.

Correspondence is comprised predominately of received letters and fewer drafts and copies of outgoing letters. Notable correspondents include Zimmerman's late husband, curator Kirk Varnedoe, arts advocate Agnes Gund, and artists Ruth Dicker, Richard Diebenkorn, Kady Hoffman, and Masami Teraoka. Interviews include digital video recordings of Elyn Zimmerman discussing various public projects between circa 1991 and 2005. Writings include drafts of journal articles, a book mock-up, project notes, and statements. Agendas and address books are filed with writings. Project and commission files comprise the bulk of the collection and comprehensively document dozens of Zimmerman's site-specific sculptural projects and proposals for public and private sites across the United States and internationally. Items include correspondence, contracts, photographs, models, blueprints, and original sketches and drawings. The files include a small number of born digital records, including digital images of projects, construction sites, and floorplans, as well as PowerPoint presentations. Exhibition files document Zimmerman's site-specific installations and exhibitions in a gallery and museum context. Files include correspondence, photographs, slides, statements, press releases, shipping information, and price lists. Teaching files document the many courses Zimmerman taught in painting, drawing, design, architecture, and landscape architecture. Items include syllabi, assignments, lecture notes, reading lists, and articles. Printed material primarily consists of items cataloging Zimmerman's career including exhibition announcements, catalogs, and press clippings. Subject files were saved and collected by Zimmerman and are arranged at the end of the series. Photographic material document Zimmerman's installations of commissioned works, exhibitions, and other installations through color and black and white slides, negatives, contact sheets, prints, and digital photographs.

There is a 2.1 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2022 that includes project fies relating to photographic and outdoor projects. Material consists of photographs, plans, announcements and clippings. Materials date from circa 1967-2019.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nine series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1978-2011 (3.70 linear feet; Box 1-4)

Series 2: Interviews, circa 1991-2005 (0.20 linear feet; Box 100)

Series 3: Writings, Agendas, and Address Books, 1970-2003 (0.50 linear feet; Box 4-5)

Series 4: Project and Commission Files, 1970-2019 (19.40 linear feet, Box 5-15, 21-22, 100, OV 23-85, 109-116, 120-121, RD 97-98; 0.223 gigabytes, ER01-04)

Series 5: Exhibition Files, 1969-2018 (4.59 linear feet; Box 15-16, 20-21, 100, 103, OV 86-96,105-108, 120, RD 99)

Series 6: Teaching Files, 1970-1994 (0.40 linear feet; Box 16)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1970-2018 (2.21 linear feet; Box 16-19, 100)

Series 8: Photographic Material, 1967-2018 (2.80 linear feet; Box 100-102, OV 117-119)

Series 9: Unprocessed Addition, circa 2009-2017 (2.1 linear feet, Box 123-127, OV 127)
Biographical / Historical:
Elyn Zimmerman (1945-) is a New York City and Los Angeles based sculptor best known for her large scale site-specific outdoor installations incorporating granite, water features, and landscape architecture.

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Zimmerman moved to California for college, earning both her BFA and MFA from University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA, she studied with Richard Diebenkorn and Robert Irwin, and worked in photography, drawing, and site-specific installation. In 1978 she created Monarch's Trough for Artpark in Lewiston, New York, her first site-specific work using granite. For the next several decades Zimmerman would complete dozens of site-specific installations in public and private spaces across the United States, and submit proposals for dozens more. Working frequently with stone and granite, she developed a decades long relationship with a granite quarry in Cold Spring, Minnesota, which fabricated many of her designs. Zimmerman's clients have included the National Geographic Society, the Birmingham Art Museum, and the New York City Parks Department.

In addition to her site-specific work, Zimmerman has had an extensive exhibition history, and has shown for many years with Gagosian Gallery. In 2016, Zimmerman was the recipient of the Isamu Noguchi Award. She has taught at Mills College, California Institute of the Arts, Harvard University, New York University, and the University of Pennsylvania.

Zimmerman was married to the late curator Kirk Varnedoe from 1978-2002.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2015-2022 by Elyn Zimmerman.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Installation artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Installation artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women sculptors  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Elyn Zimmerman papers, 1967-2019. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.zimmelyn
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Elyn Zimmerman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw907b8edfc-e9ed-4849-99fa-3bc8ec9991a6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-zimmelyn
Online Media:

We Are Here! Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2012: Bonnie Devine

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-05-23T18:49:44.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_i6PGYRVUs7s

We Are Here! Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2012: Anna Tsouhlarakis

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-05-23T19:26:24.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_PaS3ULdFNFI

Ed Atkins get life/love's work edited by Massimiliano Gioni ; contributtion by: Ed Atkins, Erika Balsom, Massimiliano Gioni, Domhnaill Hernon, Mark Leckey, Julie Martin, Madeline Weisburg, Marcus Weldon

Title:
Get life/love's work
Author:
Atkins, Ed  Search this
Contributor:
Gioni, Massimiliano  Search this
Balsom, Erika  Search this
Hernon, Domhnaill  Search this
Leckey, Mark 1964-  Search this
Martin, Julie 1938-  Search this
Weisburg, Madeline  Search this
Weldon, Marcus K  Search this
Author:
New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
291 pages chiefly color illustrations 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogues d'exposition
Date:
2021
21st century
21e siècle
Topic:
Computer art  Search this
Art  Search this
ART--General  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1155901

Oral history interview with Alan Michelson, 2009 Aug. 5-14

Interviewee:
Michelson, Alan, 1953-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Alan Michelson, 2009 Aug. 5-14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Theme:
Native American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15705
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)283569
AAA_collcode_michel09
Theme:
Native American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_283569

We Are Here! Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellowship 2012: Duane Slick

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2012-05-23T19:00:22.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt__n9QZY9_W8g

Dennis Adams : works

Author:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
1 pamphlet : ill. ; 23 x 10 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1990
Topic:
Site-specific art  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6537.A295 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_667835

Dennis Adams à Saint-Denis

Author:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Marí, Bartomeu  Search this
France Direction régionale des affaires culturelles d'Ile-de-France  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
[10] p. : ill. ; 42 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
France
Saint-Denis
Date:
1994
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6537.A295 A4 1994b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_997766

Oral history interview with Alan Michelson

Interviewee:
Michelson, Alan, 1953-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Creator:
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (sound files, digital, wav)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 Aug. 5-14
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Alan Michelson conducted 2009 Aug. 5-14, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's U.S. General Service Administration, Design Excellence and the Arts oral history project, at Adams' home, in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Alan Michelson (1953- ) is an installation artist who lives and works in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound disc. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 20 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.
Restrictions:
This interview is access restricted; written permission is required. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.michel09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b40b7cc8-3f45-4a0e-976e-d6bb6523a727
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-michel09

Warhol on Warhol : 22.11.2007, 20.01.2008 : 2002-2007 : 5 years of La Casa Encendida / exhibition curated by Estrella de Diego ; [texts, José Luis Blondet ... [et al.] ; translation of texts by E. de Diego and A. Pauls, Nicholas Caistor ; Spanish copy editor, Antonia Castaño; English copy editor, Nigel Williams]

Author:
Diego, Estrella de  Search this
Blondet, José Luis  Search this
Castaño, Antonia  Search this
Williams, Nigel  Search this
Casa Encendida (Madrid, Spain)  Search this
Subject:
Warhol, Andy 1928-1987 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
346, [22] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 33 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2007
[c2007]
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
N6537.W28 A4 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_910509

Oral history interview with Amalia Mesa-Bains

Interviewee:
Mesa-Bains, Amalia  Search this
Interviewer:
Zavala, Adriana, 1964-  Search this
Extent:
9 Items (sound files (5 hrs., 6 min.) Audio, digital, wav)
101 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2019 Nov. 3 and 4
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Amalia Mesa-Bains conducted 2019 Nov. 3 and 4, by Adriana Zavala, for the Archives of American Art, at Mesa-Bains's studio in San Juan Bautista, Calif.
Biographical / Historical:
Interviewee Amalia Mesa-Bains (1943- ) is is a visual artist and educator in San Jan Bautista, Calif. Interviewer Adriana Zavala (1964- ) is is an Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and Architecture at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts.
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.
Restrictions:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Installation artists -- California -- San Juan Bautista  Search this
Topic:
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Chicano artists  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Political activists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.mesa19
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f0bdf0b5-7b78-47bc-b1a9-738d6d2625fa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-mesa19
Online Media:

Transactions : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen : 12 maart-29 mei, 1994 / Dennis Adams ; [texts, Florent Bex, Jan Foncé, Yves Michaud]

Title:
Trans/actions
Author:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Bex, Florent  Search this
Foncé, Jan  Search this
Michaud, Yves  Search this
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
126 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
[1994]
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Environment (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6537.A295 A4 1994a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642228

Colour in contextual play Joseph Kosuth, Cornelia Lauf ; exhibition curated by Cornelia Lauf ; book conceived and designed by Joseph Kosuth ; texts by Mira Dimitrova, Joseph Kosuth, Cornelia Lauf, Davide Mazzoleni, Luigi Mazzoleni ; edited and produced by Mira Dimitrova ; Italian translation by Aurelia Di Meo

Title:
Color in contextual play
Artist:
Kosuth, Joseph  Search this
Editor:
Dimitrova, Mira  Search this
Organizer:
Lauf, Cornelia  Search this
Writer of preface:
Mazzoleni, Davide  Search this
Mazzoleni, Luigi  Search this
Translator:
Di Meo, Aurelia  Search this
Author:
Lauf, Cornelia Living colour  Search this
Host institution:
Mazzoleni Art (London, England)  Search this
Physical description:
72 pages, 1 folded leaf of plates color illustrations 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Interviews
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
England
London
Angleterre
Londres
Date:
2017
20th century
20e siècle
Topic:
Color in art  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Art, Modern--Themes, motives  Search this
Couleur dans l'art  Search this
Art--Thèmes, motifs  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1155841

Sculptures 2001-2015

Editor:
Aitken, Doug 1968-  Search this
Bovier, Lionel  Search this
Writer of added text:
Erickson, Steve  Search this
Physical description:
121 pages, 46 unnumbered pages chiefly illustrations (chiefly color) 29 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogues raisonnés
Date:
2015
Topic:
Multimedia (Art)  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Œuvres multimédias (Art)  Search this
multimedia works  Search this
installations (visual works)  Search this
Art and Design  Search this
Installation  Search this
Objektkunst  Search this
Plastik  Search this
Buchstabe  Search this
Alphabet  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1158870

Lucy R. Lippard papers

Creator:
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Names:
Addison Gallery of American Art  Search this
Alliance for Cultural Democracy  Search this
Art Workers Coalition  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Political Art Documentation/Distribution (Organization)  Search this
Printed Matter, Inc.  Search this
Studio International (Firm)  Search this
University of Colorado -- Faculty  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Andre, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Chicago, Judy, 1939-  Search this
Darboven, Hanne  Search this
Edelson, Mary Beth  Search this
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Henes, Donna  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Judd, Donald, 1928-  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Pearson, Henry, 1914-2006  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Extent:
70.5 Linear feet
0.454 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sound recordings
Interviews
Photographs
Date:
1930s-2010
bulk 1960-1990
Summary:
The papers of New York and New Mexico writer, art critic, and curator, Lucy R. Lippard, measure 70.5 linear feet and 0.454 GB and date from the 1930s to 2007, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1960s to the 1990s. Over half of the collection consists of correspondence files documenting Lippard's professional relationships with artists, writers, galleries, art institutions, and political organizations, and her interest in conceptual and minimalist art, feminism and political activism. Also found are Lippard's notes and writings including sound recordings and interviews, teaching and exhibition files, printed and digital material, several works of art, and photographs of artwork and artists. Scattered throughout the collection are a small number of records concerning Lippard's personal life. An addition of 3.0 linear feet donated 2015 includes subject files on feminist and conceptual art as well as land use, development, and local politics and history in New Mexico.

There is a 17.0 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2015 and 2021 that incudes research files (press clippings, notes, correspondence, ephemera) related to the publications 'Lure of the Local' and 'Undermining' are a significant portion. In addition there are approximetley 50 notebooks ranging from 1965-1996, containing notes and daily tasks. Printed material and ephemera includes promotional materials for talks and public engagements, as well as press clippings of reviews and other news items featuring Lippard. Another significant portion of the addition is labeled "miscellaneous professional correspondence."Materials date from circa 1965-2010.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York and New Mexico writer, art critic, and curator, Lucy R. Lippard, measure 70.5 linear feet and 0.454 GB and date from the 1930s to 2007, with the bulk of the material dating from the 1960s to the 1990s. Over half of the collection consists of correspondence files documenting Lippard's professional relationships with artists, writers, galleries, art institutions, and political organizations, and her interest in conceptual and minimalist art, feminism and political activism. Also found are Lippard's notes and writings including sound recordings and interviews, teaching and exhibition files, printed and digital material, several works of art, and photographs of artwork and artists. Scattered throughout the collection are a small number of records concerning Lippard's personal life. An addition of 3.0 linear feet donated 2015 includes subject files on feminist and conceptual art as well as land use, development, and local politics and history in New Mexico.

A small amount of biographical material comprises resumes and an address book.

Correspondence files document all aspects of Lippard's professional life including her relationships with artists such as Carl Andre, Judy Chicago, Hanne Darboven, Ray Johnson, Sol LeWitt, and Henry Pearson; feminist artists including Mary Beth Edelson, Harmony Hammond, Donna Henes, and May Stevens; political and art-related activist groups such as Alliance for Cultural Democracy, Art Workers Coalition, Political Art Documentation/Distribution, Printed Matter, and Women's Caucus for Art; galleries and museums including Addison Gallery of American Art and the Museum of Modern Art, and publishers including Art International and Art Forum. The series also traces the development of Lippard's involvement in activist causes including censorship and the rights of artists, Central America and the impact of U.S. policy on the region, and equality and reproductive rights for women, as well as her interest in conceptual and minimalist art. The series includes scattered artwork and photographs of artists.

Writings are primarily by Lippard and include correspondence, manuscript drafts, extensive notes, and publication records for some of her best-known books such as The Graphic Work of Philip Evergood (1966), Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object (1973), Eva Hesse (1976), Ad Reinhardt (1985), and Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America (1990), as well as essays for publications such as Art Forum and Studio International and contributions to exhibition catalogs. Also found are edited transcripts from conferences, symposia and interviews conducted by and of Lippard, some audio recordings of interviews and symposia, including an interview with Donald Judd, and notes and typescripts for lectures and speeches.

A small number of files document Lippard's teaching work during the 1970s and 1980s, primarily at the University of Colorado, Boulder where she taught several courses and seminars.

Exhibition files document Lippard's involvement with exhibitions she helped to organize or curate such as A Different War: Vietnam in Art (1989-1991) 557,087 and 955,000 (1969, 1970), 2,972, 453 (1971) c.7,500 (1973-1974) and those for which she wrote catalog contributions.

Printed material includes a collection of articles written by Lippard and a small amount of material concerning events, such as speaking engagements, in which Lippard was involved. Other printed material reflects Lippard's wide range of artistic, political and activist interests and documents exhibitions and performances and the activities of art-related and political groups. Material includes many exhibition catalogs, announcements, invitations, printed posters, news clippings, journal articles, brochures, pamphlets and other publications.

Artwork includes sixteen items by unidentified artists, including two by children. Photographs consist primarily of photographs of works of art in addition to a small number of photos of exhibition installations.

There is a 17.0 linear foot unprocessed addition to this collection donated in 2015 and 2021 that incudes research files (press clippings, notes, correspondence, ephemera) related to the publications 'Lure of the Local' and 'Undermining' are a significant portion. In addition there are approximetley 50 notebooks ranging from 1965-1996, containing notes and daily tasks. Printed material and ephemera includes promotional materials for talks and public engagements, as well as press clippings of reviews and other news items featuring Lippard. Another significant portion of the addition is labeled "miscellaneous professional correspondence."Materials date from circa 1965-2010.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as nine series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1960s-circa 1980s (Box 1; 2 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1950s-2006 (Boxes 1-28, 51, OVs 54-63; 28.8 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1930s-1990s (Boxes 28-41, 51-52, OVs 64-66; 13.24 linear feet, ER01; 0.454 GB)

Series 4: Teaching Files, 1966-1993 (Boxes 41, 52; 0.76 linear feet)

Series 5: Exhibitions, 1960s-1990s (Boxes 42-45, 52, OVs 67-68; 4.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1940s-2007 (Boxes 45-49, 52, OVs 69-77; 5.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Artwork and Ephemera, circa 1960s-circa 1990s (Boxes 50, 53; 4 folders)

Series 8: Photographs, 1950s-circa 1990s (Boxes 50, 53, OV 71; 1.0 linear foot)

Series 9: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1965-2010, (Boxes 78-94; 17.0 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
New York and New Mexico writer and art critic, Lucy R. Lippard, is the curator of numerous exhibitions and the author of over twenty-four books and other writings that trace the emergence of minimalist and conceptual art and document Lippard's commitment to feminism and political activism.

Born in New York City in 1937, Lippard earned a B.A. from Smith College in 1958 and an M.A. in 1962 from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts. In the 1960s she began writing art criticism for the journals Art International and Artforum. In 1966 she curated the landmark exhibition Eccentric Abstraction at the Fischbach Gallery in New York City. Lippard then curated the first of four defining conceptual art exhibitions that became known as her "numbers" shows, each titled after the populations of the cities in which they took place, with catalogs in the form of a set of 10 x 15 cm index cards. Opening at the Seattle Art Museum in 1969, 557,087 was followed by 955,000 in Vancouver, Canada, a few months later. 2,972,453 was held at the Centro de Arte y Comunicacíon in Buenos Aires in 1971 and c.7500 opened in Valencia, California, in 1973-1974 before traveling to several other venues in the United States and Europe.

Lippard's first book, The Graphic Work of Philip Evergood was published in 1966, followed by Pop Art the same year, and a collection of her early essays, Changing, in 1971. Six Years: The Dematerialization of the Art Object (1973) and From the Center: Feminist Essays on Women's Art (1976) documented the emergence of conceptual art and the early years of feminist art respectively. In 1976 Lippard published her seminal book on the life and work of Eva Hesse.

Between 1977 and 1978 Lippard lived on a farm in Devon, England, and worked on a novel, The First Stone, about the role of politics in the lives of three generations of women. During her walks across the English countryside she became interested in landscape art and conceived of her book Overlay: Contemporary Art and the Art of Prehistory which was subsequently published in 1983. Other books include Get the Message?: A Decade Of Art For Social Change (1984), Ad Reinhardt (1985), and Mixed Blessings: New Art in a Multicultural America (1990). Lippard has also written regular columns on art and politics for the Village Voice, In These Times and Z Magazine, and has been a contributing editor of Art in America.

Lippard was radicalized during a trip to Argentina in 1968 when she was invited to be a juror at the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes in Buenos Aires. On her return to the United States she became heavily involved in anti-war activities and the Art Workers Coalition. She is a co-founder of several feminist and artist organizations including the feminist collective Heresies, which produced Heresies: A Feminist Journal on Art and Politics from 1977-1992, Ad Hoc Women Artists, Alliance for Cultural Democracy, Artists Call Against U.S. Intervention in Central America, Women's Action Coalition, and Women's Art Registry. In 1976 she was a founder of Printed Matter, a New York nonprofit dedicated to producing artists' publications. She also worked closely with Franklin Furnace, an artist-run space devoted to the promotion of artists' books, installation art, and video and performance art, and served on the organization's International Committee.

Lippard has been a visiting professor at the School of Visual Arts, the University of Colorado, Boulder, and the University of Queensland, Australia, and was Eminent Artist in Residence at the University of Wyoming Department of Art in 2015. She has received honorary doctorates in fine arts from Maine College of Art, the Massachusetts College of Art, Moore College of Art, San Francisco Art Institute, and others, and awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship, two National Endowment for the Arts grants in criticism, the Smith College Medal, the ArtTable Award for Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts, and the Bard College Center for Curatorial Studies Award for Excellence.

Lippard has lived in New Mexico since 1992 and works as a freelance writer and speaker.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Lucy Lippard conducted in 2011 March 15, by Sue Heinemann, for the Archives of American Art's Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project, funded by a grant from the A G Foundation.
Provenance:
Lucy R. Lippard donated her papers in several increments between 1972-1995, 2006, 2015 and 2021.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Artists -- Political activity  Search this
Art criticism  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Minimal art  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Photographs
Citation:
Lucy R. Lippard papers, 1930s-2007, bulk 1960s-1990s. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.lipplucy
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Lucy R. Lippard papers
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Archives of American Art
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https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9101c6a69-dde9-42ed-94cc-d03650c249ed
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ead_collection:sova-aaa-lipplucy
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Gerda Meyer Bernstein papers, 1973-2015

Creator:
Meyer-Bernstein, Gerda, 1924-  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Citation:
Gerda Meyer Bernstein papers, 1973-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16279
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)373235
AAA_collcode_meyegerd
Theme:
Women
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_373235

Gerda Meyer Bernstein papers

Creator:
Meyer-Bernstein, Gerda  Search this
Extent:
1.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Date:
1973-2015
Summary:
The papers of installation artist Gerda Meyer-Bernstein measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1973 to 2015. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, ten notebooks, scattered general project files, printed material, digital recordings of interviews, and a video recording concerning Meyer-Bernstein's installation Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of installation artist Gerda Meyer-Bernstein measure 1.2 linear feet and date from 1973 to 2015. Included are biographical materials, correspondence, ten notebooks, scattered general project files, printed material, digital recordings of interviews, and a video recording concerning Meyer-Bernstein's installation Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Gerda Meyer-Bernstein (1923-) is a Chicago, Illinois installation artist whose works comment on global issues and crises and include a number of installations dedicated to Holocaust remembrance. She uses non-traditional materials including discarded objects.

Born in Westphalia, Meyer-Bernstein escaped Nazi Germany on one of the last Kindertransports of 1940. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the early 1950s and worked there as a teaching assistant before graduating with an M.F.A. in 1978. Meyer-Bernstein is a founding member of the Artists in Residence Gallery and her work has been shown in the Art Institute's Chicago & Vicinity annual exhibition three times.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2015 by Gerda Meyer-Bernstein.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Installation artists -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Citation:
Gerda Meyer-Bernstein papers, 1973-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.meyegerd
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Gerda Meyer Bernstein papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9436cf6df-b154-4fff-b3a0-33ebc0a93a93
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-meyegerd

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Artist:
María Magdalena Campos-Pons, born La Vega, Province of Matanzas, Cuba 1959  Search this
Medium:
marble, wood, glass, soil, and color prints of black and white film transferred to canvas
Dimensions:
dimensions variable
Type:
Installation Art
Date:
1991
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase in part through the Smithsonian Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center
Copyright:
© 2022, María Magdalena Campos-Pons
Object number:
2022.62A-N
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk70db98094-7b93-4f44-909d-07a579ee02a1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_2022.62A-N

Resonant Forms: Contemporary African American Women Sculptors exhibition records

Creator:
Anacostia Community Museum  Search this
Names:
Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture  Search this
Willis, Deborah, 1948-  Search this
Extent:
1.25 Linear feet (3 boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photocopies
Exhibition records
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Exhibit scripts
Correspondence
Brochures
Date:
1998
Summary:
An exhibition of sculpture and installation art featuring eight women artists, the show sought to decode the social imagery of black women's representation and experiences. Curated by Deborah Willis, the exhibit was organized by the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture and held at the Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building, South Gallery from April 13, 1998 to September 30, 1998. Artist featured included: Denise Ward Brown, Beverly Buchanan, Carole Byard, Rashida Ferndinand, Kira Lynn Harris, Valerie Maynard, and Renée Stout, and Eve Sandler.
Scope and Contents note:
These records document the planning, organizing, execution, and promotion of the exhibition. Materials include correspondence, exhibit scripts, research files, artist lists, administrative records, exhibit layouts and brochures.
Restrictions:
Use of the materials requires an appointment. Please contact the archivist to make an appointment: ACMarchives@si.edu.
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
African American women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photocopies
Exhibition records -- 1990-2004
Photographic prints
Slides (photographs)
Exhibit scripts
Correspondence
Brochures
Citation:
Resonant Forms: Contemporary African American Women Sculptors exhibition records, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
ACMA.03-006
Archival Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/qa79d94d675-c764-4927-ad6e-a0100f70cff9
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-acma-03-006

Oral history interview with Nayland Blake

Interviewee:
Blake, Nayland, 1960-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Names:
ACT UP San Francisco (Organization)  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
59 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2016 November 25-26
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Nayland Blake, conducted 2016 November 25-26, by Alex Fialho, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Blake's home in Brooklyn, New York.
Blake speaks of growing up in a bi-racial family in New York City; visiting museums, art exhibits and shows, and going to the theatre with their parents; attending Charlotte Moorman's Avant Garde Festivals as a teenager; relating their emerging sexuality to the television shows Batman, The Addams Family, and Star Trek; the decision to attend Bard College; the influence of Times Square Show; co-organizing Bard's first gay and lesbian alliance; attending California Institute of the Arts and the different culture they experienced there; their struggle to make explicitly gay work without it being beefcake; not feeling connected to a gay community in Los Angeles but feeling camaraderie with other artists; their decision to move to San Francisco; first hearing about HIV/AIDS while at CalArts and experiencing the first loss of a friend in San Francisco; the undercurrent of more and more men testing positive in their community; the long two-week wait to receive test results; the generational split within the gay community and how that was squashed by the epidemic; the subjects of mortality and mourning in gay art and how that changed the reception of gay artists; the gay and lesbian shows Extended Sensibilities and Against Nature; the organization of ACT UP San Francisco and subsequent split into ACT UP SF, ACT UP Golden Gate, and ACT UP San Francisco; the "imperiled and heightened physicality" Blake began using in their work; participating in Art Against Aids on the Road; directly addressing the frequency of AIDS deaths in their piece Every 12 Minutes; the social network of caregivers that rallied to support those dying from AIDS through home care and food delivery; curating In A Different Life; the pleasure in curating shows; The Shreber Suite installation pieces; purchasing Wayland Flowers' puppet Madame at auction; being a child of the '60s and believing sex is an expression of one's cultural identity; feeling attacked by the dismissive and oppressive Republican government in the 1980s; the extensive symbolism and meaning in their bunny themed work; the technology boom's affect on the Bay Area and their return to New York City; the show Double Fantasy about their relationship with their partner Philip Horvitz; teaching at International Center for Photography and their work in the kink community; the distance their students have to the HIV/AIDS epidemic; and their identification as an American artist. Blake also recalls Jeff Preiss, Cliff Preiss, William Hohauser, Debra Pierson, Nancy Mitchnick, Jake Grossberg, Robert Kelly, Kathy Acker, Gerry Pearlberg, Kathe Burkhart, Judie Bamber, Catherine Opie, Nancy Barton, Julie Ault, William Olander, Robert Glueck, Kevin Killian, Dodie Bellamy, D-L Alvarez, Stephen Evans, Michael Jenkins, Richard Hawkins, Ann Philbin, Rick Jacobsen, Amy Sholder, David Wojnarowicz, Rudy Lemcke, A.A. Bronson, Philip Horvitz, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Nayland Blake (1960-) is a performance artist and installation artist in New York, New York. Alex Fialho (1989-) is a curator and arts writer who is the Programs Director for Visual AIDS in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded as 4 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 49 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.
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.blake16
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw97a70d548-59b6-40ed-83e3-54d0fb340c9c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blake16
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