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Lowery Stokes Sims papers, circa 1981-2017

Creator:
Sims, Lowery Stokes, 1949-  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
African American art museum curators  Search this
Curators  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)21726
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)398599
AAA_collcode_simslowe
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_398599

Jeffrey Gibson : this is the day / curated by Tracy L. Adler, Johnson-Pote Director, Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art

Title:
This is the day
Interviewee:
Gibson, Jeffrey 1972- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n2013019058  Search this
Interviewer:
Adler, Tracy L. http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/nr95040807 http://viaf.org/viaf/71284536  Search this
Author:
Sims, Lowery Stokes http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84228840 http://viaf.org/viaf/7447134  Search this
Panetta, Jane http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/relators/aut http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2011115372 http://viaf.org/viaf/173416627  Search this
Host institution:
Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/no2015161236 http://viaf.org/viaf/158145003292461300032  Search this
Subject:
Gibson, Jeffrey 1972-  Search this
Gibson, Jeffrey 1972-  Search this
Physical description:
214 pages : color illustrations, portraits ; 36 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Interviews
Exhibition catalogs
Essays
Illustrated works
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
21st century
Topic:
Indian art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Fashion and art  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Pottery, American  Search this
Indian artists  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
Call number:
N6537.G444 A4 2018
N40.1.G4483 R98 2018 folio
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107735

Joyce J. Scott : Harriet Tubman and other truths / Lowery Stokes Sims, Patterson Sims, Seph Rodney

Title:
Harriet Tubman and other truths
Interviewee:
Scott, Joyce 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Author:
Sims, Patterson  Search this
Rodney, Seph  Search this
Publisher:
Grounds for Sculpture  Search this
Subject:
Scott, Joyce 1948-  Search this
Scott, Joyce 1948- Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Scott, Joyce 1948- Themes, motives  Search this
Tubman, Harriet 1822-1913  Search this
Physical description:
178 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
In art
Exhibition catalogs
Photobooks
Essays
Interviews
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
20th century
21st century
Topic:
African American sculpture  Search this
Sculpture, Modern  Search this
Textile crafts  Search this
Beads in art  Search this
Quilts in art  Search this
African American women artists  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093502

Oral history interview with Lowery Stokes Sims, 2010 July 15-22

Interviewee:
Sims, Lowery Stokes, 1949-  Search this
Interviewer:
Richards, Judith Olch, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Curators  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15846
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)292616
AAA_collcode_sims10
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_292616
Online Media:

Romare Bearden / by Lowery Stokes Sims

Author:
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Bearden, Romare 1911-1988  Search this
Subject:
Bearden, Romare 1911-1988 Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 36 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
Call number:
N40.1.B367 S6 1993
N40.1.B367S6 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_448144

Beverly Buchanan papers

Creator:
Buchanan, Beverly, 1940-  Search this
Names:
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Scott, Arden  Search this
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Extent:
18.3 Linear feet
1.07 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photograph albums
Motion picture film
Date:
1912-2017
bulk 1970s-1990s
Summary:
The papers of African American sculptor, painter, and land artist Beverly Buchanan measure 18.3 linear feet and 1.07 gigabytes, and date from 1912 to 2017 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 1990s. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence; writings; and exhibition and project files, including audiovisual documentation from Bernice Steinbaum Gallery/Steinbaum Krauss Gallery. Material related to professional activities; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; photographic material, including photograph albums; and artwork are also found in the collection.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American sculptor, painter, and land artist Beverly Buchanan measure 18.3 linear feet and 1.07 gigabytes, and date from 1912 to 2017 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 1990s. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence; writings; and exhibition and project files, including audiovisual documentation from Bernice Steinbaum Gallery/Steinbaum Krauss Gallery. Material related to professional activities; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; photographic material, including photograph albums; and artwork are also found in the collection.

The Beverly Buchanan papers contain biographical material including address books, calendars, awards and education certificates, identification documents, family history research material, and a recorded interview with Marcia Yerman for Women in Art; correspondence with friends and colleagues including Lucy Lippard and Lowery Stokes Sims, and with galleries and museums such as Bernice Steinbaum Gallery/Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, the Georgia Museum of Art, and the High Museum of Art. Also included are writings such as artist's statements, journals and notebooks, notes, and writings by others about Beverly Buchanan; exhibition and project files including audiovisual documentation from Bernice Steinbaum Gallery and Steinbaum Krauss Gallery of various exhibitions; material related to professional activities including teaching files and grant and fellowship applications; personal business records such as sales and consignment records; printed material including clippings, exhibition and event announcements and catalogs, magazines, posters, a video recording of A World of Art profile, and other published material; and scrapbooks, including one documenting Buchanan's City Walls series, containing primarily photographs and artwork with some printed material. The collection also contains photographic material including photographs, snapshots, negatives, and photograph albums; and artwork including sketchbooks, drawings, folded cardboard artwork, and illustrated cards.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as ten series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1917-2015 (Box 1, Boxes 19-20; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1919-1954, 1967-2017 (Boxes 1-2; 0.9 linear feet; ER01, 0.017 GB)

Series 3: Writings, 1960-circa 2009 (Boxes 2-3; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Exhibition and Project Files, 1974-2001, 2010-2017 (Boxes 3-4, OV 21, FCs 22-23; 1.9 linear feet; ER02, 0.020 GB)

Series 5: Professional Activities, 1962, 1979-2005 (Box 4, Box 19; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1966-2010 (Box 4; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1912, 1923-2014 (Boxes 4-7, Box 19, OV 21; 3.6 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1970-circa 1977 (Box 7, Box 20; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographic Material, circa 1920s-2013 (Boxes 7-13, Boxes 16-18, Box 20; 8.8 linear feet; ER03, 1.03 GB)

Series 10: Artwork, 1956-2013, undated (Boxes 13-15, Box 20; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Beverly Buchanan (1940-2015) was an African American sculptor, painter, and land artist in Macon, Georgia. Born in Fuquay, North Carolina and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Buchanan studied medical technology at Bennett College before going on to earn two master's degrees in parasitology and public health from Columbia University in 1968 and 1969. Her artistic career began in 1971 when she enrolled in a class at the Art Students League in New York City taught by Norman Lewis. She moved to Georgia in 1977.

Buchanan is most well known for her "shack" sculptures and paintings, depictions of houses tied to Southern identity and memory.

Buchanan has been included in exhibitions at institutions such as Cinque Gallery, Truman Gallery, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, GA, the Chrysler Museum, and a traveling retrospective exhibition organized by the Montclair Art Museum. Her work is included in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, High Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Beverly Buchanan has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Anonymous Was a Woman Award, and the Women's Caucus for Art lifetime achievement award, among others. She died in 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Provenance:
The Beverly Buchanan papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by Jane Bridges, Buchanan's friend and executor.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Georgia  Search this
Painters -- Georgia  Search this
Topic:
Environmental art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photograph albums
Motion picture film
Citation:
Beverly Buchanan papers, 1912-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.buchbeve
See more items in:
Beverly Buchanan papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buchbeve

Interview with Lowery Stokes Sims and Mel Edwards

Creator:
Kohen, Helen L.  Search this
Subject:
Edwards, Melvin  Search this
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1994 September 4
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)18517
See more items in:
Helen L. Kohen papers, 1978-1996
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_18517

Patricia Hills papers, circa 1900-2018, bulk 1968-2009

Creator:
Hills, Patricia, 1936-  Search this
Subject:
Neel, Alice  Search this
Sargent, John Singer  Search this
Haacke, Hans  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence  Search this
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Baranik, Rudolf  Search this
Lawrence, Jacob  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Sloan, John French  Search this
Stevens, May  Search this
Kuspit, Donald B. (Donald Burton),  Search this
Women's Caucus for Art  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Boston University  Search this
American Studies Association  Search this
Topic:
Women art historians  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17590
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)396402
AAA_collcode_hillspat
Theme:
Women
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_396402

Writings and paintings of Howardena Pindell

Author:
Pindell, Howardena 1943- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85386780 http://viaf.org/viaf/95807884/ http://dbpedia.org/resource/Howardena_Pindell  Search this
Sims, Lowery Stokes http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n84228840 http://viaf.org/viaf/7447134/  Search this
Subject:
Pindell, Howardena 1943- http://id.loc.gov/authorities/names/n85386780 http://viaf.org/viaf/95807884/ http://dbpedia.org/resource/Howardena_Pindell  Search this
Pindell, Howardena 1943- http://id.worldcat.org/fast/fst00185973 http://viaf.org/viaf/95807884/ http://dbpedia.org/resource/Howardena_Pindell  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

Essay, Sims, Lowery Stokes

Collection Creator:
Donaldson, Jeff, 1932-2004  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1996-1997
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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings and born-digital records with no duplicate access copies requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Jeff Donaldson papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Jeff Donaldson papers, 1918-2005, bulk 1960s-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Jeff Donaldson papers
Jeff Donaldson papers / Series 6: Exhibition Files / 6.1: TransAfrican Art Invitational Exhibition (1997-1998)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-donajeff-ref180

Cotton

Artist:
Romare H. Bearden, American, b. Charlotte, North Carolina, 1912–1988  Search this
Medium:
Photomechanical reproductions, watercolor, gouache and pencil on paperboard
Dimensions:
11 1/8 x 14 in. (28.3 x 35.6 cm)
Type:
Collage
Date:
(1964)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966
Accession Number:
66.409
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
School:
African-American Figuration
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2ae202cfd-ed7b-4c4e-8fe9-7427eec6b7fc
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_66.409

Trees and El, (painting)

Painter:
Davis, Stuart 1892-1964  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
University of Washington Henry Art Gallery Seattle Washington 98195
Date:
1931
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Architecture--Vehicle--Subway  Search this
Architecture exterior--Detail--Fence  Search this
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAP 8A080046
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_417951

Monster Love

Author:
Smith, Paul Chaat  Search this
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2008
Topic:
Native Americans  Search this
American Indians  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_97727

Figuring history : Robert Colescott, Kerry James Marshall, Mickalene Thomas / edited by Catharina Manchanda ; with essays by Jacqueline Francis and Lowery Stokes Sims

Editor:
Manchanda, Catharina  Search this
Writer of added commentary:
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Francis, Jacqueline  Search this
Author:
Colescott, Robert 1925-2009 Paintings Selections  Search this
Marshall, Kerry James 1955- Paintings Selections  Search this
Thomas, Mickalene 1971- Paintings Selections  Search this
Host institution:
Seattle Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Colescott, Robert 1925-2009  Search this
Marshall, Kerry James 1955-  Search this
Thomas, Mickalene 1971-  Search this
Physical description:
95 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 x 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
United States
Date:
2018
20th century
21st century
Topic:
African American painting  Search this
History painting  Search this
African Americans in art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1105066

Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian

Author:
Smith, Paul Chaat  Search this
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Lowe, Truman T.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2011
Topic:
Native Americans  Search this
American Indians  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_109420

Correspondence: Sims, Lowery Stokes

Collection Creator:
Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Council  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-140, Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Council, Administrative Records
See more items in:
Administrative Records
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-140-refd1e240

Something to say : the McNay presents 100 years of African American art / an exhibition organized by René Paul Barilleaux ; essays by Lowery Stokes Sims

Organizer:
Barilleaux, René Paul  Search this
Curator:
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Host institution:
McNay Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
87 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2018
Topic:
African American art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1093383

Romare Bearden : abstraction / Tracy Fitzpatrick with Lowry Sims

Title:
Abstraction
Author:
Fitzpatrick, Tracy 1967-  Search this
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Subject:
Bearden, Romare 1911-1988  Search this
Bearden, Romare 1911-1988  Search this
Physical description:
112 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
2017
Call number:
N40.1.B367 N48a 2017
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1090712

Legacies : contemporary artists reflect on slavery / Lowery Stokes Sims, Kathleen Hulser, Cynthia R. Copeland

Author:
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Hulser, Kathleen  Search this
Copeland, Cynthia R  Search this
New-York Historical Society  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
2006.]
20th century
21st century
Topic:
Slavery in art  Search this
African American art  Search this
Call number:
N8243.S576 S56 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_794220

Hairdresser's Window, (painting)

Painter:
Sloan, John 1871-1951  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Type:
Paintings
Owner/Location:
Wadsworth Atheneum 600 Main Street Hartford Connecticut 06103 Accession Number: 1947.240
Date:
1907
Topic:
Cityscape--New York--New York City  Search this
Cityscape--Street--Sixth Avenue  Search this
Architecture exterior--Commercial--Beauty Parlor  Search this
Architecture exterior--Detail--Window  Search this
Figure group  Search this
Occupation--Service--Beautician  Search this
Control number:
IAP 06910520
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_36207

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