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Nanette Carter papers

Creator:
Carter, Nanette, 1954-  Search this
Names:
Pratt Institute. Art School  Search this
Freeman, Bettye  Search this
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Extent:
4.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972-2009
Summary:
The papers of African American abstract artist and educator Nanette Carter measure 4.9 linear feet and date from 1972 to 2009. The collection documents Carter's education and career through biographical materials, correspondence with artists and others, writings including notebooks documenting Carter's studies, exhibition files for Carter's solo and group exhibitions, files documenting teaching and other professional activities, research material including sound recordings for a book project on Carter's mentors, personal business records, and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American abstract artist and educator Nanette Carter document Carter's education and career through 4.9 linear feet of papers dating from 1972 to 2009.

The collection includes biographical materials consisting of an address book, 11 appointment books, resumes, Carter's student records, and a sound recording of an interview with Carter and Vincent Smith for the radio program "Dialogues with Contemporary Artists." Correspondence is with Joan Digby, Bettye Freeman, Miriam Perlman, and various organizations regarding exhibitions, workshops, and employment. Carter's writings and notes include 13 notebooks documenting her studies and career activities, speech notes, and her student papers from Pratt Institute of Art.

Also found in the collection are exhibition files documenting Carter's solo and group exhibitions, and professional activity files consisting of Carter's teaching files, files regarding fellowships and grants, workshop records, and research material for a book project on female mentors that includes 5 sound recordings of Howardena Pindell and Marcia Lloyd. Carter's personal business records include consignment and sales records, contracts and agreements, and price lists; and printed materials consist of announcements and catalogs for Carter's exhibitions, event programs, posters, press releases, and other material relating to Carter's career as an artist.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1972-1998 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1976-2009 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, OV 7)

Series 3: Writings and Notes, 1975-2002 (0.5 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1976-2008 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 5: Professional Activity Files, 1977-2008 (0.7 linear feet; Box 4, OV 7)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1979-2008 (0.4 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1979-2009 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 5-6, OV 7)
Biographical / Historical:
Nanette Carter (1954- ) is an African American abstract artist and educator in New York, New York.

Carter was born in Columbus, Ohio, to Frances Hill and Matthew G. Carter. In 1960, Carter and her family, including her sister Bettye Carter Freeman, moved from Ohio to Montclair, New Jersey where her father became the city's first African American mayor. After graduating from Montclair High School, Carter attended Oberlin College studying studio art and art history. She spent her junior year abroad studying in Perugia, Italy and traveling through Europe and North Africa. Carter graduated from Oberlin in 1976 and continued her education at the Pratt Institute of Art receiving a Master of Fine Arts in 1978.

In the 1970s, Carter spent time in Sag Harbor where her parents had a house. She became involved with the local art scene through her college job at the Guild Hall Museum where she met artist Al Loving. Loving became a mentor to Carter and later curated one of her earliest group exhibitions, Eastville Artists (1979), featuring African American artists working in eastern Long Island, New York. Carter has continued to exhibit her artwork frequently throughout the United States, as well as overseas. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships and grants including Bob Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop, the Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, and the New York State Council on the Arts residency at Cinque Gallery.

In addition to her career as an artist, Carter has held teaching positions at various institutions including Dwight-Englewood School, Guild Hall Museum, City College of New York, Rhode Island School of Design, and the Pratt Institute of Art where she is a tenured professor.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2019 by Nanette Carter as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.
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 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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Women educators  Search this
African American educators  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Nanette Carter papers, 1972-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.cartnane
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Nanette Carter papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a28f9060-aa59-49a9-b48a-54b6b19866ba
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-cartnane
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Oral history interview with Howardena Pindell, 1972 July 10

Interviewee:
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
African American painters  Search this
African American educators  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11467
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213013
AAA_collcode_pindel72
Theme:
African American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213013

Oral history interview with Howardena Pindell, 2012 Dec. 1-4

Interviewee:
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
African American educators  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16112
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)362291
AAA_collcode_pindel12
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_362291
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Howardena Pindell

Interviewee:
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch  Search this
Extent:
5 Items (sound files (4 hr., 31 min.), digital, wav)
101 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2012 Dec. 1-4
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Howardena Pindell conducted 2012 Dec. 1-4, by Judith Olch Richards, for the Archives of American Art, at Pindell's home and studio, in New York, N.Y.
Biographical / Historical:
Howardena Pindell (1943- ) is an abstract artist in New York, N.Y. Judith Olch Richards (1947- ) is former director of iCI in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded as 5 sound digital wav files. Duration is 4 hrs., 31 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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
African American artists  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
African American art -- African influences  Search this
African American educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.pindel12
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw91d5b4218-7275-4c63-9677-ca4e13f05de1
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pindel12
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Howardena Pindell

Interviewee:
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Extent:
75 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 July 10
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Howardena Pindell conducted 1972 July 10, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art. Pindell speaks of her childhood, Boston art scene in the 1960's, printmaking, teaching, the Museum of Modern Art, her painting methods, interest in photography, involvement with Women's Movement and her travels.
Biographical / Historical:
Howardena Pindell (1943- ) is a painter and educator from New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 2 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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.
ACCESS RESTRICTED; written permission required.
Occupation:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Women painters  Search this
African American painters  Search this
African American educators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.pindel72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e9c92422-2b85-4a51-8c63-a94e252f9494
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pindel72

Autobiography: In Her Own Image notes

Creator:
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Pindell, Howardena  Search this
Wilson, Judith  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1987
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18704
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Judith Wilson papers, 1966-2010
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18704

Interview with Howardena Pindell

Creator:
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Freeman, Linda, 1941-  Search this
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Type:
Videorecording
Date:
1991 January 14
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)21341
See more items in:
Linda Freeman papers, 1971-2015, bulk 1990-2011
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_21341

Howardena Pindell response to "What is Feminist Art?"

Creator:
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
2019
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)22363
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What is Feminist Art? questionnaire responses, 2019
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_22363

Howardena Pindell scrapbook, 1935-1940

Creator:
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Pindell, Howard D.  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21937
AAA_collcode_pindhowa
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_21937

Howardena Pindell scrapbook

Creator:
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Names:
Pindell, Howard D., 1908-2006  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1935-1940
Summary:
The Howardena Pindell scrapbook measures 0.2 linear feet and dates from 1935 to 1940. The scrapbook, removed from one binder, consists of photocopies of correspondence, memoranda, reports, legal documents, press releases, and newspaper articles related to Howardena Pindell's father, Howard D. Pindell's involvement in the pursuit of salary equity for African American teachers in Maryland.
Scope and Contents:
The Howardena Pindell scrapbook measures 0.2 linear feet and dates from 1935 to 1940. The scrapbook, removed from one binder, consists of photocopies of correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, reports, press releases, and newspaper articles related to Howardena Pindell's father, Howard D. Pindell's involvement in the pursuit of salary equity for African American teachers in Maryland. Correspondence includes letters to and from Thurgood Marshall and Charles H. Houston, special counsel of the NAACP.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection, the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Howardena Pindell (1943- ) is an African American abstract artist in New York, NY. Her work is known for exploring texture, color, and the process of making art. Howard D. Pindell (1908-2006) was Howardena Pindell's father and was a teacher, and later a school principal in Maryland. He worked to start an African American teachers' union in order to address unequal salaries for Black teachers. In 1936 he was involved in a test case for salary equity pursued by Thurgood Marshall and Charles Hamilton Houston.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds an oral history interview with Howardena Pindell conducted 2012 Dec. 1-4 by Judith Olch Richards, and an an oral history interview with Howardena Pindell conducted 1972 July 10 by Paul Cummings.
Provenance:
The scrapbook was donated in 2020 by Howardena Pindell as part of the Archives' African American Collecting Initiative funded by the Henry Luce Foundation.
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.
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 -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
African American educators  Search this
Women painters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Citation:
Howardena Pindell Scrapbook, 1935-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pindhowa
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Howardena Pindell scrapbook
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw947dd0240-1eb2-4bde-971f-6d0c1719818d
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-pindhowa

Howardena Pindell Scrapbook

Collection Creator:
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1935-1940
Scope and Contents:
The scrapbook, removed from one binder, consists of photocopies of correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, reports, press releases, and newspaper articles related to Howardena Pindell's father, Howard D. Pindell's involvement in the pursuit of salary equity for African American teachers in Maryland. Correspondence includes letters to and from Thurgood Marshall and Charles H. Houston, special counsel of the NAACP.
Collection 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.
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:
Howardena Pindell Scrapbook, 1935-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.pindhowa, Series 1
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Howardena Pindell scrapbook
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92c0787b8-f39e-495d-870f-110c2bb20cf4
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pindhowa-ref2

Howardena Pindell scrapbook relating to Howard D. Pindell

Collection Creator:
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 1-2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1935-1940
Collection 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.
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:
Howardena Pindell Scrapbook, 1935-1940. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Howardena Pindell scrapbook
Howardena Pindell scrapbook / Series 1: Howardena Pindell Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b1af3c64-d695-4db3-99ef-4a8d51afdf3a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pindhowa-ref3

April Kingsley and Budd Hopkins papers

Creator:
Hopkins, Budd, 1931-2011  Search this
Kingsley, April  Search this
Names:
Long Point Gallery (Provincetown, Mass.)  Search this
Diebenkorn, Richard, 1922-1993  Search this
Motherwell, Robert  Search this
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Rosenblum, Robert  Search this
Extent:
11 Linear feet
0.209 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
circa 1945-2017
Summary:
The papers of art critic, curator, and educator April Kingsley and painter, sculptor, writer, and educator Budd Hopkins measure 11 feet and 0.209 Gigabytes, and date from circa 1945-2017. Kingsley's papers are comprised primarily of artist files for figures that April had a significant engagement with, project files, interviews with artists, subject file index cards, biographical materials, and miscellaneous correspondence. Hopkins' papers are comprised of biographical material, as well as correspondence with various prominent art world figures including Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Motherwell, Carl Andre, Howardena Pindell, and Robert Rosenblum. Hopkins' personal business records include correspondence and sale and consignment information. Also found are writings, printed material, including exhibition invitations and catalogs and press clippings, and photographic material depicting Hopkins and his artwork.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of art critic, curator, and educator April Kingsley and painter, sculptor, writer, and educator Budd Hopkins measure 11 feet and 0.209 Gigabytes, and date from circa 1945-2017. Kingsley's papers are comprised primarily of artist files for figures that April had a significant engagement with, with contents ranging from correspondence to printed material, including invitations and catalogs and press clippings, as well as notes and manuscript material including reviews. Project files include various topics of interest and research for tentative and actualized exhibitions, as well as writing projects and committee work related to Kingsley's tenure at the American Craft Museum and the Kresge Museum at Michigan State University. Also found are recorded interviews with artists and other figures conducted by April Kingsley between the years of 1988 and 1990, most of which are affiliated with the Abstract Expressionist movement. The subject file index cards are comprised of various sets of notes and citations regarding themes, movements, and artists central to Kingsley's ongoing research throughout her career. Also included are various biographical materials and miscellaneous correspondence that comprise the personal papers subseries.

Hopkins' papers are comprised of biographical material including biographies and a chronology, correspondence with various prominent art world figures including Richard Diebenkorn, Robert Motherwell, Carl Andre, Howardena Pindell, and Robert Rosenblum. Personal business records include correspondence and sale and consignment information related to particular galleries, as well as records regarding the Long Point Gallery co-founded by Hopkins and twelve other artists on Cape Cod in 1977. His writings include manuscript material regarding one of Hopkins' titles on UFO abductions, as well as various typescripts for reviews and essays written by Hopkins, as well as one audio recording for a lecture regarding his essay "Modernism and the Collage Aesthetic." Printed material including exhibition invitations and catalogs and press clippings are also found. Photographic materials include images of Hopkins, exhibition installations, and artwork in various formats, such as photographic prints, negatives, slides, and transparencies.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in two series:

Series 1: April Kingsley papers, circa 1960s-2017 (7.7 Linear Feet; Boxes 1-8, 0.209 Gigabytes; ER01)

Series 2: Budd Hopkins papers, circa 1945-2010 (3.3 Linear Feet; Boxes 7, 9-11)
Biographical / Historical:
April Kingsley (1941- ) is an art historian, critic, and curator living in Harwich, Massachusetts. Budd Hopkins (1931-2011) was an Abstract Expressionist artist and writer of both art criticism and UFO and abduction phenomena accounts, who lived primarily in New York City and Cape Cod.

Following a short-lived career as a nurse while married to her first husband, Kingsley completed a Masters of Fine Arts from New York University, and later a PhD in Art History from the City University Graduate Center. Kingsley studied in depth the Abstract Expressionist art movement, and also focused heavily on women artists and contemporary craft art. Kingsley held curatorial positions at a range of institutions including at The Museum of Modern Art, The American Craft Museum, and at the Pasadena Art Museum. She has written major monographs on numerous artists including Jean Miotte and Alice Dalton Bown, and contributed to the catalogs of more than 75 artists. Among her most notable publications are The Turning Point: The Abstract Expressionists and the Transformation of American Art (1992) and Emotional Impact: American Figurative Expressionism (2013). Kingsley and Hopkins were married from 1973-1991, and had one daughter, Grace Hopkins-Lisle. Kingsley currently resides in Harwich, Massachusetts with her husband Donald Spyke, who she married in 2005.

Born Elliott Budd Hopkins in 1931 in Wheeling West Virginia, Hopkins survived an early battle with polio as a toddler, following which a period of convalescence made an early engagement with drawing possible. He graduated from Oberlin College with an art history degree where he heard a lecture from a future mentor Robert Motherwell. After college Hopkins moved to New York City and became a fixture of the Abstract Expressionist circle, and by 1956 had his first solo show of paintings. In 1976 he earned a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts in 1979. His paintings, which range from gestural Abstract Expressionism to color plane geometric compositions are held in major museum collections ranging from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the British Museum. In the 1980s Hopkins turned to making large scale sculptures evocative of ancient ritualist architecture, an addition to his well-known painting practice. Hopkins also published a number of reviews of the work of other artists which were very well received at the time. As much as his art career perhaps, Budd Hopkins is known for spreading the word about alien abduction in his popular books on the subject, following a UFO sighting he recounts in Cape Cod in 1964. While Hopkins does not claim to have been abducted he regularly held support groups for others to share their stories. He passed in 2011 in his home in New York City.
Provenance:
The bulk of April Kingsley and Budd Hopkins papers was donated in 2018 by Grace Hopkins, their daughter. Portions of the Budd Hopkins papers were donated by Budd Hopkins between 1980 and 1983.
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:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Art critics -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Abstract expressionism  Search this
Women art critics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
April Kingsley and Budd Hopkins Papers, circa 1945-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kingapri
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April Kingsley and Budd Hopkins papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw94156d765-6914-437a-9d3b-e520ab367d30
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kingapri
Online Media:

Linda Freeman papers

Creator:
Freeman, Linda, 1941-  Search this
Names:
L & S Video, Inc.  Search this
Bearden, Romare, 1911-1988  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob, 1917-2000  Search this
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Pippin, Horace, 1888-1946  Search this
Extent:
32.9 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Moving images
Documentary films
Date:
1971-2015
bulk 1990-2011
Summary:
The papers of multimedia artist and filmmaker Linda Freeman measure 32.9 linear feet and date from 1971-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from 1990-2011. The collection primarily consists of the production archives of Freeman's video documentary production company L and S Video, producer of 27 short subject documentaries on contemporary American art and artists. Subjects include Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Charles Burchfield, Elizabeth Catlett, Chuck Close, Robert Colescott, Jimmy and Max Ernst, Red Grooms, Jacob Lawrence, Richard Mayhew, Howardena Pindell, Horace Pippin, Faith Ringgold, and Betye and Alison Saar. Additional documentaries on subjects other than single artists include works on Luba artists of Central Africa, the creative process (on Freeman and five other artists featured in other documentaries in the collection), mixed media artists (on Alvin Loving, Flo Oy Wong, and Alison Saar), self-taught artists (on William Hawkins, Bill Traylor, and Grandma Moses), and a six-part series on art subjects for children called I Can Fly.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of multimedia artist and filmmaker Linda Freeman measure 32.9 linear feet and date from 1971-2015, with the bulk of the material dating from 1990-2011. The collection primarily consists of the production archives of Freeman's video documentary production company L and S Video, producer of 27 short subject documentaries on contemporary American art and artists. Subjects include Emma Amos, Benny Andrews, Romare Bearden, Charles Burchfield, Elizabeth Catlett, Chuck Close, Robert Colescott, Jimmy and Max Ernst, Red Grooms, Jacob Lawrence, Richard Mayhew, Howardena Pindell, Horace Pippin, Faith Ringgold, and Betye and Alison Saar. Additional documentaries on subjects other than single artists include works on Luba artists of Central Africa, the creative process (on Freeman and five other artists featured in other documentaries in the collection), mixed media artists (on Alvin Loving, Flo Oy Wong, and Alison Saar), self-taught artists (on William Hawkins, Bill Traylor, and Grandma Moses), and a six-part series on art subjects for children called I Can Fly.

For each documentary, original, unedited footage shot by Freeman of artist interviews, studio footage, and interviews with subject experts is found, featuring curators, gallerists, collectors, and art historians speaking about the documentary subjects. In almost every case, significant original footage is found that was not used in the finished documentary and therefore unique to this collection, especially in the form of original interviews and studio footage.

Footage obtained from third-parties for use in the documentaries is found for several works including the Red Grooms, Luba, Crown Heights, and Romare Bearden documentaries. Notable among third-party material is a copy of Howardena Pindell's video performance work "Free, White, and 21" (1980). Also found are original footage and master material for "Pit Stop," a short fiction film by Robert Colescott, produced by Linda Freeman.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 25 series, with most series representing the records of a single documentary production. Order of series is alphabetical by subject's last name, followed by titles for non-biographical works.

Media within series are typically grouped into three subseries: one for original, unedited footage and transcripts; one for production material, including media artifacts from intermediate stages of production and paper records of the production such as notes and drafts; and finally one for finished documentaries. Footage obtained from third-party sources is arranged with production material. Smaller series are arranged similarly but without formal subseries.

Audio and video tapes are housed separately from paper and digital records to facilitate access to both types of material. Also note that media are listed as items, which may be comprised of multiple tapes or single tapes, or multiple items on a single tape. As a result, physical folders may contain tapes from more than one item, and items can span multiple folders.

Series 1: Emma Amos: Action Lines (1996), 1991-2005 (1.3 linear feet; boxes 1-2, 28)

Series 2: Benny Andrews: The Visible Man (1996), 1991-2000 (1.2 linear feet; boxes 2, 28)

Series 3: Romare Bearden: Visual Jazz (1995), 1971-2000 (2.3 linear feet; boxes 3-4, 28, FC 34-36)

Series 4: Charles Burchfield's World (2004), 2004-2005 (0.3 linear feet; boxes 4, 28)

Series 5: Elizabeth Catlett: Sculpting the Truth (1998), 1998-2000 (1.3 linear feet; boxes 4-5, 28-29)

Series 6: Chuck Close: Close-up (2003), 2003-2006 (0.8 linear feet; boxes 6, 29)

Series 7: Robert Colescott: The One-Two Punch (1992), 1980-2005 (1.7 linear feet; boxes 6-8, 29, 33)

Series 8: "Pit Stop" by Robert Colescott (1995), 1995-1998 (1.1 linear feet; boxes 8, 29, FC 37-38)

Series 9: Jimmy and Max Ernst: Dada's Son (2005), 2005 (0.2 linear feet; boxes 8, 29)

Series 10: Red Grooms: Sculptopictoramatist (2008), 2008 (1.2 linear feet; boxes 9-10, 29)

Series 11: Jacob Lawrence: The Glory of Expression (1993), 1991-2007 (2.3 linear feet; boxes 10-11, 29, 32-33)

Series 12: Richard Mayhew: Spiritual Landscapes (2000), 1999-2000 (0.8 linear feet; boxes 11-12, 29)

Series 13: Howardena Pindell: Atomizing Art (1998), 1991-2005 (0.9 linear feet; boxes 12-13, 29)

Series 14: Horace Pippin: There Will Be Peace (1997), 1997-2000 (0.9 linear feet; boxes 13-14, 29-30)

Series 15: Faith Ringgold: The Last Story Quilt (1992), 1990-2007 (1.9 linear feet; boxes 14-15, 30, 33)

Series 16: Faith Ringgold Paints Crown Heights (1994), 1994-2005 (2.5 linear feet; boxes 15-17, 30, 33)

Series 17: Betye and Alison Saar: Conjure Women of the Arts (1994), 1990-2005 (2.3 linear feet; boxes 17-19, 30, 33)

Series 18: African Art, Women, History: The Luba People of Central Africa (1998), 1990-2000 (1.0 linear feet; boxes 19-20, 30)

Series 19: The Creative Process: Artists At Work (2011), 2006-2011 (0.3 linear feet; boxes 20, 30)

Series 20: I Can Fly Series, 1999-2011 (3.8 linear feet; boxes 20-23, 31)

Series 21: Mixed Media Masters (2008), 1991-2008 (1.0 linear feet; boxes 24, 31)

Series 22: School's Out: Self-Taught Artists (2001), 1995-2001 (1.1 linear feet; boxes 24-25, 31)

Series 23: Women in Their Studios: Jennifer Bartlett and Jackie Winsor (2006), 2005-2006 (0.6 linear feet; boxes 25-26, 31)

Series 24: Other Projects, 1988-2015 (1.6 linear feet; boxes 26-27, 31-32)

Series 25: L and S Video Records, 1990-2008 (0.5 linear feet; boxes 27, 32)
Biographical / Historical:
Linda Freeman(1941- ) is a multimedia artist and filmmaker in New York, New York. Freeman manages L and S Video (established 1987), a company that creates, produces, and distributes documentaries about American Artists.

In a lecture by Freeman at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in October 2000, she describes how she received training in filmmaking at New York University, and set out to create documentaries about contemporary artists who were both widely recognized as important artists and had not yet been the subjects of documentaries. Her first subject was Faith Ringgold, who she approached in 1990 for what would become Faith Ringgold: The Last Story Quilt. Freeman went on to produce 28 documentaries with director and writer David Irving featuring primarily living African American artists, but also women artists, self-taught artists, and mixed-media artists. The documentaries are based on extended interviews with the artists, studio footage of the artists working, and interviews with notable curators, dealers, critics, art historians, and other artists with expertise in the work and career of the subject at hand. Freeman included herself in the documentary The Creative Process: Artists at Work along with footage of other artists from her previous productions that had not been used in her finished works to date.

As an artist, Freeman has shown work in multiple traveling group exhibitions including "Women Call for Peace: Global Vistas," "Our Ancestors Quilt Project," "Women Only! In Their Studios," "Voices in Cloth: Story Quilts," and has had solo exhibitions at the Henry Gallery at Penn State Great Valley and SOHO20 gallery.
Provenance:
The collection was donated in 2015 by Linda Freeman, L and S Video.
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 donor has retained all intellectual property rights, including copyright, that she may own.
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:
Multimedia artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Filmmakers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women filmmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Moving images
Documentary films
Unedited footage
Citation:
Linda Freeman papers, 1971-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.freelind
See more items in:
Linda Freeman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c7fb8df0-ed52-4180-bcff-6da23941a3c0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freelind

Marcia Tucker papers

Creator:
Tucker, Marcia  Search this
Names:
New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Allen, Richard, 1945-  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010  Search this
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990  Search this
Johnson, James W.  Search this
Melamid, Bruce  Search this
Pindell, Howardena, 1943-  Search this
Ratz, Markus  Search this
Snyder, Joan, 1940-  Search this
Staley, Earl, 1938-  Search this
Staley, Suzanne  Search this
Weber, Idelle, 1932-  Search this
Extent:
2.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Date:
1973-1994
Summary:
The papers of curator and museum director Marcia Tucker measure 2.4 linear feet and date from 1973-1994. The collection documents Tucker's tenure as the Director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York through artists' files, correspondence, project files, printed material, and photographs. The papers also reflect Tucker's activities as an advocate for women in the arts.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of curator and museum director Marcia Tucker measure 2.4 linear feet and date from 1973-1994. The collection documents Tucker's tenure as the Director of the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York through artists' files, correspondence, project files, printed material, and photographs. The papers also reflect Tucker's activities as an advocate for women in the arts.

Artists' files include correspondence, artists' statements, exhibition lists, press releases, printed material, and photographs of artwork. There is extensive correspondence with Richard M. Allen, James W. Johnson, Bruce Melamid, and Earl and Suzanne Staley.

Correspondence consists of a mix of professional and personal letters between Tucker and artists, business colleagues, and friends. Correspondence relating to the founding of the New Museum includes draft versions of the mission statement. Among the notable correspondents are: Louise Bourgeois, Joan Brown, Howardena Pindell, Markus Raetz, Joan Snyder, and Idelle Weber. Project files reflect Marcia Tucker's activities as an educator, writer, and advocate for women's role in the arts.

Photographs include an inscribed photograph to Marcia Tucker from Raymond Lark.
Arrangement note:
The collection is organized into 5 series. The papers are arranged by material type and chronologically thereafter.

Missing Title

Series 1: Artists' Files, 1976-1994 (Boxes 1-2; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1976-1994 (Box 2; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 3: Project Files, 1973-1990 (Boxes 2-3; 0.15 linear feet)

Series 4: Printed Material, 1984-1994 (Box 3; 0.15 linear feet)

Series 5: Photographs, 1985-1994 (Box 3: 0.2 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Curator and museum director Marcia Tucker (1940-2006) lived and worked in New York.

In 1961, Marcia Tucker received her Bachelor of Arts from Connecticut College. She then went on to earn a Masters of Art from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts in 1965. In 1969, Tucker became curator of Painting and Sculpture at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Influenced by the political ferment of the 1960s, Marcia Tucker directed her curatorial efforts to organizing exhibitions that reflected the political and social currents of the day. An early exhibit that she co-curated with James Monte, "Anti-Illusion: Procedures/Materials," was one of the first major exhibitions dedicated to Process Art or Post Minimalism. She curated major surveys for the work of Lee Krasner, Joan Mitchell, Bruce Nauman, Richard Tuttle, and Jack Tworkov. Some of Marcia Tucker's curatorial choices were critically received by colleagues and others in the artistic community. In 1977, she left the Whitney Museum to take on the role of founding director at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York. At the time, the New Museum was one of the few experimental centers for contemporary and emerging artists working in graphic arts, video, and film, serving as a venue for artists outside the mainstream, gay artists, and members of radical Hispanic and feminist groups. During her tenure at the New Museum, Tucker directed a number of major exhibitions, such as "Bad Girls," 1994; "A Labor of Love," 1996; "The Times of Our Lives," 1999, among others.

Marcia Tucker's interests extended to writing and teaching. She was the series editor for the New Museum's Documentary Sources in Contemporary Art. Tucker was also a freelance art critic; her criticism appeared in such publications as Art in America, Artforum, and ArtNews. Tucker also taught and lectured at academic institutions and art schools, including the School of Visual Arts, Bard Center for Curatorial Studies, Cornell University, and Colgate University.

In 1999, Marcia Tucker left her post as Director of the New Museum, though she continued to be engaged in the contemporary art scene. In recognition of her innovative practices as a curator, Tucker received a number of awards, including the Skowhegan Governors Award for Lifetime Services to the Arts, 1988; Bard College Award for Curatorial Achievement and the Art Table Award for Distinguished Service to the Visual Arts, 2000. She was also the recipient of three Yaddo fellowships from 2003-2005.

In 2006, Tucker died in Santa Barbara, California. She is survived by her husband, Dean McNeill, an artist and their daughter, Ruby Tucker.
Related Archival Materials note:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Marcia Tucker conducted by Paul Cummings, August 11-September 8, 1978.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Marcia Tucker to the Archives of American Art in 2000.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
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.
Topic:
Museum directors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Authors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women educators  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Citation:
Marcia Tucker papers, 1973-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tuckmarc
See more items in:
Marcia Tucker papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw921ac0b35-ea2b-417a-b063-0e12bb7fa068
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tuckmarc
Online Media:

Howardena Pindell: artist file, [photographs]

Artist:
Pindell, Howardena 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
1 folder
Type:
Photograph
Artist files
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Image number:
VFM VF002311
See more items in:
Photograph Archives
Data Source:
Photograph Archives, Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_jul_140950

The heart of the question the writings and paintings of Howardena Pindell introduction by Lowery Stokes Sims

Title:
Writings and paintings of Howardena Pindell
Author:
Pindell, Howardena 1943-  Search this
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Physical description:
139 pages illustrations, portraits 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Biographies
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
Topic:
African American women artists  Search this
Artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Minority artists  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.P6434 H43 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_675618

Howardena Pindell : what remains to be seen / edited by Naomi Beckwith and Valerie Cassel Oliver

Editor:
Beckwith, Naomi  Search this
Cassel Oliver, Valerie  Search this
Host institution:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
Pindell, Howardena 1943-  Search this
Physical description:
270 pages : color illustrations ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2018
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095294

Art : a woman's sensibility / [Miriam Schapiro, editor]

Issuing body:
California Institute of the Arts Feminist Art Program  Search this
Editor:
Schapiro, Miriam 1923-2015  Search this
Author of introduction:
Metzger, Deena  Search this
Artist:
Adams, Pat 1928-  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Asher, Elise 1914-  Search this
Baber, Alice  Search this
Benglis, Lynda 1941-  Search this
Bernstein, Judith 1942-  Search this
Blaine, Nell 1922-1996  Search this
Brenner, Susan  Search this
Brody, Sherry 1932-  Search this
Brown, Joan 1938-1990  Search this
Burko, Diane 1945-  Search this
Campbell, Gretna 1922-1987  Search this
Caparn, Rhys 1909-1997  Search this
Caroompas, Carole  Search this
Carson, Karen 1943-  Search this
Danielli, Edie  Search this
Edelheit, Martha  Search this
Fine, Perle 1905-1988  Search this
Flack, Audrey  Search this
Freed, Hermine  Search this
Freilicher, Jane 1924-2014  Search this
Getchoff, Sonia  Search this
Graves, Nancy 1940-1995  Search this
Grigoriadis, Mary  Search this
Haerer, Carol 1933-2002  Search this
Hall, Susan  Search this
Hammond, Harmony  Search this
Harris, Pamela  Search this
Hartigan, Grace  Search this
Hirsch, Gilah Yelin  Search this
Horowitz, Ida  Search this
Jacobs, Jessica  Search this
Katzen, Lila  Search this
Knowles, Alison 1933-  Search this
Korman, Harriet  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Krasner, Lee 1908-1984  Search this
Lansner, Fay  Search this
Lanyon, Ellen  Search this
Leaf, June 1929-  Search this
Leonard, Joanne  Search this
Levi, Linda  Search this
Mainardi, Patricia  Search this
Mangold, Sylvia Plimack 1938-  Search this
Marcus, Marcia 1928-  Search this
Morgan, Barbara Brooks 1900-1992  Search this
Maas Mosen, Nancy  Search this
Neel, Alice 1900-1984  Search this
Newburger, Babette  Search this
Palfi, Marion 1907-1978  Search this
Picard, Lil  Search this
Pindell, Howardena 1943-  Search this
Piper, Adrian 1948-  Search this
Rachel, Vaughan  Search this
Remington, Deborah  Search this
Reynal, Jeanne 1903-  Search this
Saar, Betye  Search this
Savage, Naomi 1927-  Search this
Schneemann, Carolee 1939-  Search this
Semmel, Joan 1932-  Search this
Slavin, Arlene  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Smith, Barbara Turner 1931-  Search this
Snyder, Joan 1940-  Search this
Spero, Nancy 1926-2009  Search this
Speyer, Nora  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Strider, Marjorie  Search this
Stuart, Michelle 1933-  Search this
Tavenner, Patricia  Search this
Van Fleet, Ellen 1942 or 1944-  Search this
Wayne, June 1918-2011  Search this
Wilke, Hannah  Search this
Zehr, Connie  Search this
Zucker, Barbara M. 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
82 pages : illustrations ; 18 x 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1975
20th century
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Painters  Search this
Call number:
N43 .C35 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095826

Howardena Pindell : paintings and drawings

Title:
Paintings and drawings
Howardena Pindell : paintings and drawings : a retrospective exhibition, 1972-1992
Paintings and drawings : a retrospective exhibition, 1972-1992
Howardena Pindell : paintings and drawings, 1972-1992
Paintings and drawings, 1972-1992
Author:
Pindell, Howardena 1943-  Search this
ExhibitsUSA (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Pindell, Howardena 1943- Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
C1992
Topic:
African American artists  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.P6434 E9 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_566664

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