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Oral history interview with Paul J. Smith, 2010 April 19-20

Interviewee:
Smith, Paul J., 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Herman, Lloyd E  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
American Craftsmen's Council  Search this
American Crafts Council. Museum of Contemporary Crafts  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Paul J. Smith, 2010 April 19-20. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15795
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)288890
AAA_collcode_smith10
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_288890
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Oral history interview with Paul J. Smith

Interviewee:
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Interviewer:
Herman, Lloyd E.  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
American Crafts Council. Museum of Contemporary Crafts  Search this
American Craftsmen's Council  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Extent:
61 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 April 19-20
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paul J. Smith conducted 2010 April 19 and 20, by Lloyd E. Herman, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at Smith's home, in New York, N.Y.
Smith recalls his childhood; attending the Art Institute of Buffalo; working in display at the Flint & Kent department store in Buffalo; his interest in "hobby crafts" and greater exploration of jewelry and wood; exhibiting; joining the staff of the American Craftsmen's Council; becoming director of the Museum of Contemporary Crafts; developing the museum's program and international focus; organizing the "Objects: USA" exhibition in 1969; developing the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Crafts (in 1979 renamed the American Craft Museum); the 30th anniversary exhibition, "Craft Today: Poetry of the Physical," in 1986; becoming director emeritus; the "Craft Today USA" tour, 1989-1993; developing a consulting service; serving as guest curator; special projects; interest in photography; the current DIY movement as a continuum of the past.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul J. Smith (1931- ) is Director Emeritus of the American Craft Museum (now the Museum of Arts and Design) in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 6 secure digital memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hr., 17 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:
Arts administrators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.smith10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw961a85139-de2c-4080-b271-6f87aa477bad
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-smith10
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Oral history interview with Tommy Simpson, 2004 May 6-July 2

Interviewee:
Simpson, Tommy, 1939-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cooke, Edward S., 1954-  Search this
Subject:
Castle, Wendell  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy  Search this
McKie, Judy Kensley  Search this
Newman, Richard, (Artist)  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan  Search this
Smith, Paul J.  Search this
Zucca, Edward  Search this
Boston University. Program in Artisanry  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Northern Illinois University  Search this
University of Hartford  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
China -- description and travel
Europe -- description and travel
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Tommy Simpson, 2004 May 6-July 2. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Furniture making -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11632
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)248743
AAA_collcode_simpso04
Theme:
Craft
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_248743
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Oral history interview with Tommy Simpson

Interviewee:
Simpson, Tommy  Search this
Interviewer:
Cooke, Edward S., 1954-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Boston University. Program in Artisanry -- Faculty  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art -- Students  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Northern Illinois University -- Students  Search this
University of Hartford -- Faculty  Search this
Castle, Wendell, 1932-2018  Search this
Maloof, Sam  Search this
Maruyama, Wendy, 1952-  Search this
McKie, Judy Kensley, 1944-  Search this
Newman, Richard, (Artist)  Search this
Sepeshy, Zoltan, 1898-1974  Search this
Smith, Paul J., 1931-  Search this
Zucca, Edward  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (Sound recording: 6 sound files (3 hr., 54 min.), digital, wav)
89 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
China -- Description and Travel
Europe -- description and travel
Date:
2004 May 6-July 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Tommy Simpson conducted 2004 May 6-July 2, by Edward S. Cooke, Jr., for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
Simpson speaks of growing up in rural Illinois; making things as a child; discovering his interest in art at Northern Illinois University; getting an MFA in painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art; using the wood shop at Cranbrook; exhibiting at various galleries in New York City and moving to Connecticut; showing work in the "Fantasy Furniture" exhibit at the Museum of Arts & Design; visiting Europe; the New York studio furniture market in the 1960s; writing the book, "Fantasy Furniture"; exhibiting in "Objects USA;" working as artist in residence at the Fairtree Gallery; teaching at the University of Hartford; his work ethic and productivity; living and working in Greenwich, Connecticut; the constraints of being classified as a furniture maker; teaching briefly at the Program In Artisanry and other schools; the increased public interest in fine woodworking in the 1980s; changes in the craft market; writing the book, "Two Looks to Home"; the influence of events on his work; his current interest in making whole interiors; working on commission; the current public interest in craft; expressing themes in his work; his working process in his studio; the future of fine woodworking; the difficulties of working with galleries; designing rugs; and visiting China. Simpson also recalls Zoltan Sepeshy, Wendell Castle, Paul Smith, Sam Maloof, Edward Zucca, Wendy Maruyama, Richard Newman, Judy McKie, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Tommy Simpson (1939- ) is a furniture maker and sculptor from Washington Depot, Connecticut. Edward S. Cooke, Jr. is a professor from Newtonville, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 6 digital wav files. Duration is 3 hr., 54 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:
Cabinetmakers  Search this
Sculptors -- Connecticut  Search this
Topic:
Decorative arts  Search this
Furniture making -- Study and teaching  Search this
Painting -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.simpso04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw95d21c644-be78-4a66-83ff-e67f648199b8
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-simpso04
Online Media:

Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.) [Folder]

Additional name:
MAD  Search this
American Craft Museum  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Crafts of the American Crafts Council  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_99592

Changing hands : art without reservation. 3, Contemporary Native North American art from the Northeast and Southeast / Ellen Taubman, David Revere McFadden

Title:
Contemporary Native North American art from the Northeast and Southeast
Author:
Taubman, Ellen Napiura  Search this
McFadden, David Revere  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
178 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Biography
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Northeastern States
Southern States
Canada
North America
Date:
2012
©2012
21st century
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Indian artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Canadian  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1059093

Wendell Castle remastered / Glenn Adamson, Ronald T. Labaco, Lowery Stokes Sims, Samantha De Tillio, Amy Cheatle, Steven J. Jackson

Author:
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
Castle, Wendell 1932- Works Selections  Search this
Host institution:
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Castle, Wendell 1932-  Search this
Physical description:
87 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
20th century
Topic:
Studio furniture--History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1057337

Corporal identity : body language : 9th Triennial for Form and Content, USA and Germany : Museum of Arts & Design, New York = Körpersprache : 9. Triennale für Form und Inhalte, USA und Deutschland : Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main, Klingspor Museum, Offenbach am Main / [herausgegeben im Auftrage des/published by Dezernats für Kultur und Freizeit vom Museum für Angewandte Kunst,...

Title:
Körpersprache
Author:
Preu, Nancy  Search this
Runde, Sabine  Search this
Schmidt-Gärtner, Christine  Search this
Frankfurt am Main (Germany) Dezernat Kultur und Freizeit  Search this
MAK Frankfurt  Search this
Klingspor-Museum Offenbach  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Triennale für Form und Inhalte (9th : 2003 : Frankfurt am Main)  Search this
Physical description:
343 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2003
C2003
21st century
Topic:
Human figure in art  Search this
Identity (Psychology) in art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, German  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_722857

Paul Stankard : a floating world : forty years of an American master in glass

Title:
Floating world
Author:
Stankard, Paul 1943-  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Stankard, Paul 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
20th century
Topic:
Glass art--History  Search this
Plants in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_911434

Dual vision : the Simona and Jerome Chazen Collection / with essays by David Revere McFadden ... [et al.]

Title:
Simona and Jerome Chazen Collection
Author:
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.) Simona and Jerome Chazen Collection  Search this
McFadden, David Revere  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Chazen Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.) Simona and Jerome Chazen Collection  Search this
Physical description:
199 p. : chiefly ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
20th century
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Call number:
N620.A65 A6 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_800408

Jack Lenor Larsen : creator and collector / [texts by] David Revere McFadden ... [et al.]

Author:
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
McFadden, David Revere  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Allentown Art Museum  Search this
Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal  Search this
Subject:
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Physical description:
191 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), ports. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2004
Topic:
Male weavers  Search this
Textile designers  Search this
Call number:
NK8998.L37 A4 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_771030

Nature transformed : wood art from the Bohlen Collection / Sean M. Ulmer, editor ; Janice Blackburn, Terry Martin, David McFadden [authors]

Author:
Ulmer, Sean M  Search this
Blackburn, Janice  Search this
Martin, Terry 1947-  Search this
McFadden, David Revere  Search this
University of Michigan Museum of Art  Search this
Mobile Museum of Art  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Bohlen, Robert Art collections  Search this
Bohlen, Lillian Montalto Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
175 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Wood sculpture  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Wood-carving--History  Search this
Turning (Lathe work)  Search this
Call number:
NB1250 .N375 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829928

The Eames lounge chair : an icon of modern design / Martin Eidelberg ... [et al.]

Author:
Eidelberg, Martin P  Search this
Grand Rapids Art Museum  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Henry Ford Museum and Greenfield Village  Search this
Subject:
Eames, Charles Exhibitions  Search this
Eames, Ray Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
189 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2006
Topic:
Eames lounge chair and ottoman--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NK2715 .E34 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_796855

Liu da zhou pin bu yi shu : Meiguo yi shu yu she ji mei shu guan shou cang zhan = Six continents of quilts : the Museum of Arts & Design collection

Title:
六大洲拼布藝術 : 美國藝術與設計美術館收藏展 = Six continents of quilts : the Museum of Arts & Design collection
Six continents of quilts : the Museum of Arts & Design collection
Author:
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Gaoxiong Shi li mei shu guan  Search this
Guo li Taiwan bo wu guan  Search this
Guo li li shi bo wu guan (China)  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
173, [1] p. : col. ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2005
Topic:
Quilts  Search this
Call number:
NK9102.N4 M87 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_820851

Fiberart international 2004 : eighteenth biennial exhibition / presented by the Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh

Author:
Fiberart International (18th : 2004 : Pittsburgh, Pa.)  Search this
Fiberarts Guild of Pittsburgh  Search this
Pittsburgh Center for the Arts  Search this
Society for Contemporary Crafts (Pittsburgh, Pa.)  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
88 p. : col. ill. ; 16 x 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Fiberwork  Search this
Call number:
N6494.F47 F55 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_831572

Changing hands : art without reservation. 2, Contemporary Native North American art from the West, Northwest & Pacific / David Revere McFadden, Ellen Napiura Taubman

Author:
McFadden, David Revere  Search this
Taubman, Ellen Napiura  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
American Craft Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
261 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Biography
Place:
United States
Canada
North America
Date:
2005
20th century
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Indian artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art, Canadian  Search this
Call number:
N6538.A4 C532 2005
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_817750

Radical lace & subversive knitting David Revere McFadden ; with Jennifer Scanlan, Jennifer Steifle Edwards

Title:
Radical lace and subversive knitting
Author:
McFadden, David Revere  Search this
Scanlan, Jennifer associate curator)  Search this
Edwards, Jennifer Steifle  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
156 pages color illustrations 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2007
Topic:
Lace and lace making  Search this
Knitting  Search this
Call number:
NK9401.N5 M87 2007
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_822078

Out of hand : materializing the postdigital / edited by Ronald T. Labaco

Author:
Labaco, Ronald T  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
304 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2013
Topic:
Digital art  Search this
Three-dimensional printing  Search this
Computer graphics  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1020531

Space, light, structure : the jewelry of Margaret De Patta / Ursula Ilse-Neuman, Julie M. Muñiz

Title:
Jewelry of Margaret De Patta
Author:
Ilse-Neuman, Ursula  Search this
Muñiz, Julie M  Search this
Adamson, Glenn  Search this
De Patta, Margaret 1903-1964  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Oakland Museum of California  Search this
Subject:
De Patta, Margaret 1903-1964  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
2012
20th century
Topic:
Jewelry--History  Search this
Modernism (Aesthetics)--History  Search this
Call number:
NK7398.D32 A4 2012
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1010996

Against the grain : wood in contemporary art, craft and design / [edited by Martina D'Alton ; forward by Holly Hotchner]

Author:
D'Alton, Martina  Search this
Hotchner, Holly  Search this
Mint Museum (Charlotte, N.C.)  Search this
Museum of Arts and Design (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
160 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2012
©2012
Topic:
Wood-carving  Search this
Postmodernism  Search this
Nature craft  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1030550

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