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Oral history interview with Marc Moldawer, Kathryn Swenson, and Robert Wilson

Interviewee:
Moldawer, Marc, 1922-2007  Search this
Swenson, Kathryn  Search this
Wilson, Robert  Search this
Interviewer:
Levy, Sandra Curtis  Search this
Names:
Bess, Forrest, 1911-1977  Search this
MacAgy, Jermayne, 1914-1964  Search this
Menil, Dominique de  Search this
Extent:
62 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1984 Aug. 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Marc Moldawer, Kathryn Swenson, and Robert Wilson conducted 1984 Aug. 15, by Sandra Curtis Levy, for the Archives of American Art.
Moldawer, Swenson, and Wilson speak of the art scene in Houston in the 1950s and how each came to be involved in it; the development of the New Arts Gallery; artists whose work was shown in the early days of the gallery; problems in collecting; the closing of the New Arts Gallery; the relationship between art and architecture; Houston as an arts community; ethnic exhibits; definitions of art. They recall Jermayne MacAgy, Forrest Bess, and Dominique de Menil.
Biographical / Historical:
Marc Moldawer (1922-2007), Kathry Swennson, and Robert Wilson are art dealers from Houston, Tex.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 38 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 others.
Restrictions:
Use requires an appointment.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.moldaw84
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f4f89446-bd75-43a9-8661-0560386162f7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-moldaw84
Online Media:

California Palace of the Legion of Honor records

Creator:
California Palace of the Legion of Honor  Search this
Names:
Barsanti, Alfredo  Search this
Hahn, Lida J.  Search this
Heil, Walter, 1890-1973  Search this
Howe, Thomas Carr, 1904-1994  Search this
Kronberg, Louis, 1872-1965  Search this
MacAgy, Jermayne, 1914-1964  Search this
Rodin, Auguste, 1840-1917  Search this
Rollins, Lloyd LaPage  Search this
Spreckels, Alma de Bretteville, 1881-1968  Search this
Extent:
2 Reels (ca. 500 items (on 2 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Reels
Scrapbooks
Date:
1910-1945
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence of the museum's founder Alma de Bretteville Spreckels, with her family, artists, sellers, dealers, museum directors, and others, including Alfredo Barsanti, Lida J. Hahn, Walter Heil, Thomas Carr Howe, Louis Kronberg, Jermayne MacAgy, Lloyd LaPage Rollins, Ralph Stackpole, and others; a scrapbook, 1923-1924; an auction catalog for the Claus A. Spreckels collection; a postcard album; transcript of a speech about the Legion of Honor; 215 photographs of Spreckels, her family, friends, and works of art, the National Sculpture Society exhibition, 1929, and Rodin sculpture in the Spreckels collections; registrarial receipts, 1924-1931; and miscellany.
Biographical / Historical:
Art museum; San Francisco, California.
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1982 by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Museum directors -- United States  Search this
Art patrons -- California  Search this
Function:
Art museums -- California
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
California Palace of the Legion of Honor records. Owned by the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco. Microfilmed by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.calipala
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9f0102cf9-c9c2-4d77-af42-652da76ce7fc
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-calipala

Jermayne MacAgy exhibition files

Creator:
MacAgy, Jermayne, 1914-1964  Search this
Names:
Contemporary Arts Museum  Search this
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston  Search this
University of St. Thomas  Search this
Extent:
7,000 Items ((on 8 microfilm reels))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1955-1964
Scope and Contents:
Exhibition files containing correspondence, lender's forms, receipts, catalogs, invitations, photographs of art work, and installation photographs, for exhibitions MacAgy directed at the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, the University of St. Thomas, Houston and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Also included are four albums of installation photographs.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director; Houston, Tex. Director Contemporary Arts Museum, 1934-1959; head of art department, University of St. Thomas,
Provenance:
Lent for microfilming 1979 by the Menil Foundation.
Restrictions:
The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
Occupation:
Educators  Search this
Museum directors -- Texas -- Houston  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Exhibitions  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.macajeef
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e2bab1af-8eec-4f25-b56a-022e1f8e6965
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-macajeef

Jermayne MacAgy papers

Creator:
MacAgy, Jermayne, 1914-1964  Search this
Names:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Extent:
8 Items ((on partial microfilm reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1952-1959
Scope and Contents:
Six director's statements and a report to the board of the Contemporary Arts Association by MacAgy, 1952-1959 and a preface, table of contents, and a list of illustrations for MacAgy's dissertation, THE FOLK ART OF THE WESTERN RESERVE, Western Reserve University, 1939.
Provenance:
Donated 1979 by Louise Ferrari.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Educators -- Texas  Search this
Museum directors -- Texas  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.macajerm
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw985b599c7-89e6-4139-b69d-b65d40f50fb1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-macajerm

A life illustrated by an exhibition, November 1968-January 1969

Author:
University of St. Thomas (Houston, Tex.)  Search this
Subject:
MacAgy, Jermayne 1914-1964  Search this
Physical description:
153 pages illustrations (some color), portraits 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1968
[©1968]
Call number:
N576.H75 A6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_655

Civilization and style : California Palace of the Legion of Honor [exhibition catalog]

Author:
MacAgy, Jermayne 1914-1964  Search this
California Palace of the Legion of Honor  Search this
Physical description:
[14] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Northwest, Pacific
Date:
1952
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
N7380.5 .C58 1952
N7380.5.C58 1952
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_451705

The Trojan horse; the art of the machine. [Exhibition] September 25-November 9, 1958 [at the] Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas

Author:
Contemporary Arts Museum  Search this
MacAgy, Jermayne 1914-1964  Search this
Physical description:
1v. (unpaged) illus. 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1958
1958]
Topic:
Machinery  Search this
Industries in art  Search this
Call number:
N8218 .C76
N8218.C76
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_47086

Out of this world; an exhibition of fantastic landscapes from the Renaissance to the present, March 20 [to] April 30, 1964, Fine Arts Gallery, University of St. Thomas, Houston, Tex

Author:
MacAgy, Jermayne 1914-1964  Search this
University of St. Thomas Fine Arts Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
[38] p. illus. 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1964
[1964?]
Topic:
Landscape painting  Search this
Fantasy in art  Search this
Call number:
ND1349 .M113
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_51809

La rencontre humaine : African art in the Menil Collection

Author:
Van Dyke, Kristina  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Menil, Dominique de Art collections  Search this
Menil, John Art collections  Search this
MacAgy, Jermayne 1914-1964  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
Texas
Houston
Date:
2008
Topic:
Art, African  Search this
Art, African--Collector and collecting  Search this
African art collections  Search this
Call number:
N576.H68 A534 2008
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_935984

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