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Susan Cummins Gallery records

Creator:
Susan Cummins Gallery  Search this
Names:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Cummins, Susan  Search this
Ebendorf, Robert, 1938-  Search this
Hu, Mary Lee, 1943-  Search this
Metcalf, Bruce, 1949-  Search this
Scott, Joyce J., 1948-  Search this
Extent:
6.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1984-2002
Summary:
The Susan Cummins Gallery records measure 6.4 linear feet and date from 1984 to 2002, with the bulk of the records dating from 1990 to 2001. The collection sheds light on the California gallery's artists and operations through administrative records, artists' files, printed materials, photographic materials, audiovisual recordings, correspondence, and more. Also included are two files relating to art panels and lectures given by Susan Cummins.
Scope and Contents:
The Susan Cummins Gallery records measure 6.4 linear feet and date from 1984 to 2002, with the bulk of the records dating from 1990 to 2001. The collection sheds light on the California gallery's artists and operations through administrative records and artists' files. Administrative records include group show exhibition files, gallery exhibition announcements, newspaper and magazine clippings, casette tapes, and papers from panels and lectures given by Cummins. Artists' files mainly consist of correspondence, resumes, exhibition announcements, articles about the artist, show reviews, and photographic materials. Some of the files include exhibition materials such as price lists, correspondence with other galleries and institutions, photos, and some sales records. Artists featured include Joyce Scott, June Schwarcz, Bruce Metcalf, Jamie Bennett, Dominic Di Mare, Thomas Mann, Keith Lewis, Bob Ebendorf, and Sandra Enterline.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as two series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1984-2001 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Artists' Files, 1984-2002 (Box 2-7; 5.9 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Susan Cummins Gallery was a contemporary art gallery established in 1984 in Mill Valley, California. The gallery was most well-known for its exhibition of American jewelry and other studio craft objects. In the 1990s, the gallery moved into a larger space and began exhibiting paintings and drawings as well. Most exhibitions held at the gallery were solo shows rotated monthly. Over the years, major artists shown at Cummins Gallery include Joyce Scott, June Schwarcz, Bruce Metcalf, Jamie Bennett, Dominic Di Mare, and Bob Ebendorf. The gallery closed in 2002. Group shows include Faceted Glass (1984)--the gallery's first show, Outcasts: Jewelry from Junk (1992), The Weight of Gold: Invitational Group Show (1993), and Jewelry as an Object of Installation (2001).

Susan Cummins was born December 27, 1946, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Growing up, her family moved around to several states but mostly settled in the west coast. After high school, Cummins went on an American Field Service trip to Europe, and it was during her trip that she decided to study art in college. She attended Scripps College, studied under Arthur Stevens, and wrote her thesis on Rodin's relationship to dance. After college, Cummins moved to Washington, D.C. and struggled to find work in her field. She briefly volunteered at the National Museum of American Art and had worked for the Black Man's Development Center and a government lab before moving back to the west coast. She moved to Mill Valley and began running The Fireworks, a ceramics shop owned by a former college friend, Beth Changstrom. In 1983, Cummins and Changstrom took over the Horizon Gallery's space in Mill Valley and founded Beth Changstrom Ceramics and Susan Cummins Gallery. Throughout her tenure running the gallery, Cummins was close friends with some of her artists, especially Bruce Metcalf, Dominic Di Mare, and Bob Ebendorf. Cummins helped found Art Jewelry Forum in 1997 to promote and educate the collecting public about jewelry. She has served on the boards of the American Craft Council (2018 Honorary Fellow) and the Headlands Center for the Arts; she is the current director of the Rotasa Foundation.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Susan Cummins conducted by Jo Lauria, October 22, 2009
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2003 by Susan Cummins, gallery founder and owner, as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
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.
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:
Painters -- California  Search this
Topic:
Jewelry -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
American studio craft movement  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- California
Citation:
Susan Cummins Gallery records, 1984-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.susacumg
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91bb6e89f-be98-45cd-8323-cf3cb8e2c819
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-susacumg

Fuller, Betsy, "Jewelry Stories"

Collection Creator:
Susan Cummins Gallery  Search this
Extent:
1 Cassette tape
Container:
Box 2, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Audio [31027000940524]
Cassette tapes
Date:
undated
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.
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:
Susan Cummins Gallery records, 1984-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Susan Cummins Gallery records / Series 2: Artists' Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9df9cbd44-0997-4af0-8ec4-c119ecebade1
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-susacumg-ref41

Mann, Thomas, "Techno-Romantic Jewelry Objects"; Installation, Slide Lecture, and Studio Tour

Collection Creator:
Susan Cummins Gallery  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Container:
Box 4, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images [31027000940516]
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
undated
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.
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:
Susan Cummins Gallery records, 1984-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Susan Cummins Gallery records
Susan Cummins Gallery records / Series 2: Artists' Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9cd197814-2e70-47ef-ad69-ae93ade45d2d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-susacumg-ref63

Administrative Records

Collection Creator:
Susan Cummins Gallery  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Linear feet (Box 1)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1984-2001
Scope and Contents:
Printed materials consist of clippings about Susan Cummins Gallery, the gallery's exhibits, artists, and other art-related topics, mostly concerning jewelry; and one catalog from the exhibition, Beyond the Obvious: Rethinking Jewelry (2000), held at the San Francisco Craft and Folk Art Museum and curated by Cummins. Group show exhibition files include two cassette tapes from Why Painting? (1992), and from The Weight of Gold (1993), artist statements, exhibition labels, correspondence, and price lists. Cummins's professional papers include lecture notes, transcripts, writings, and press releases. Susan Cummins' Panel and lecture files include transcripts, notes, reference material, and scant correspondence.
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.
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:
Susan Cummins Gallery records, 1984-2002. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.susacumg, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw90310fc51-f5f8-488b-b495-314466a6b3e4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-susacumg-ref9

“Renwick Invitational 2020” Virtual Workshop with Timothy Horn

Creator:
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Type:
YouTube Videos
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2021-07-08T21:55:23.000Z
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Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
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Contemporary Art Jewelry in Perspective

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Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2013-11-12T20:06:30.000Z
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Learning About Computer Coding Using Jewelry

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National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2018-05-01T18:21:34.000Z
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Aeronautics;Flight;Space Sciences  Search this
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National Air and Space Museum
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This Is the Jewelry Worn by Vintage Hollywood Movie Stars

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Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2015-03-06T05:00:00.000Z
YouTube Category:
Entertainment  Search this
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Legendary: Yma Sumac's Flamboyant Fashion

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Smithsonian Channel  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2015-03-29T04:00:00.000Z
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Dr. Maya Angelou In Conversation with Dr. Johnnetta B. Cole - National Portrait Gallery

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National Portrait Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2014-05-30T20:24:07.000Z
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Education  Search this
Topic:
Portraits  Search this
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National Portrait Gallery
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National Museum of Natural History  Search this
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YouTube Videos
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2022-09-19T16:36:33.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Natural History  Search this
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National Museum of Natural History
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Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2021-04-22T21:01:45.000Z
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Music  Search this
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
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2010-10-16T14:03:04.000Z
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Kinematic Jewelry Demo

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2015-01-02T16:55:39.000Z
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2021-04-15T19:13:29.000Z
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Jewelry of Ideas: Gifts from the Susan Grant Lewin Collection | Ted Noten

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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2017-11-15T17:22:01.000Z
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Type:
Interviews
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2011-02-15T18:39:33.000Z
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Creator:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
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2017-10-03T00:31:47.000Z
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