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University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Contemporary Art

Collection Creator:
Nengudi, Senga, 1943-  Search this
Container:
Box 8, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1993
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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Senga Nengudi papers, 1947, circa 1962-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Senga Nengudi papers
Senga Nengudi papers / Series 3: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-nengseng-ref208

Oral history interview with Audrey Sabol, 1987 June 10

Interviewee:
Sabol, Audrey, 1922-  Search this
Sabol, Audrey, 1922-  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Subject:
Atkinson, Ti-Grace  Search this
Indiana, Robert  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy  Search this
Serra, Richard  Search this
Beautiful Bag Co. (Philadelphia,Pa.)  Search this
University of Pennsylvania. Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
YM/YWHA. Arts Council  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12868
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212162
AAA_collcode_sabol87
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212162

Oral history interview with Ti-Grace Atkinson, 1972 May 7

Interviewee:
Atkinson, Ti-Grace, 1938-  Search this
Atkinson, Ti-Grace, 1938-  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Still, Clyfford  Search this
University of Pennsylvania. Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Museum curators -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12340
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212520
AAA_collcode_atkins72
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212520

Samuel Adams Green exhibition catalog collection, 1964-1969

Creator:
Green, Samuel Adams  Search this
Green, Samuel Adams  Search this
Subject:
University of Pennsylvania. Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Theme:
Publications  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6617
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215927
AAA_collcode_greesamu
Theme:
Publications
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215927

Janet Kardon papers, 1905, circa 1950-1995

Creator:
Kardon, Janet  Search this
Kardon, Janet  Search this
Subject:
Grooms, Red  Search this
Mapplethorpe, Robert  Search this
Philadelphia College of Art  Search this
University of Pennsylvania. Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Topic:
Women museum curators  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11507
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)255754
AAA_collcode_kardjane
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_255754
Online Media:

Oral history interviews with Sam Green, 2007-2009

Creator:
Green, Samuel Adams  Search this
Tippett, Jane Marguerite  Search this
Green, Samuel Adams  Search this
Subject:
Tremaine, Emily Hall  Search this
Tremaine, Burton  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, Sir  Search this
Baekeland, Barbara Daly  Search this
Minnelli, Liza  Search this
Garbo, Greta  Search this
Berlin, Brigid  Search this
Darling, Candy  Search this
Allen, Peter  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design  Search this
Richard Green Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
University of Pennsylvania. Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Place:
Easter Island -- statues
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15965
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)302881
AAA_collcode_greesam
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_302881

ICA Street Sights

Client:
Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
University of Pennsylvania  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Type:
graphic design
Poster
Object Name:
Poster
Distributed in:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Date:
1980
Credit Line:
Gift of Ken Friedman
Accession Number:
1997-19-418
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4f01a7277-b527-42bc-ae65-6e4689fa2b13
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:chndm_1997-19-418

University of Pennsylvania, Institute of Contemporary Art

Collection Creator:
Spero, Nancy, 1926-2009  Search this
Container:
Box 16, Folder 40
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
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:
Nancy Spero papers, 1940s-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Nancy Spero papers
Nancy Spero papers / Series 5: Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-spernanc-ref411

Oral history interviews with Sam Green

Creator:
Green, Samuel Adams  Search this
Interviewer:
Tippett, Jane Marguerite  Search this
Names:
Rhode Island School of Design -- Students  Search this
Richard Green Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
University of Pennsylvania. Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Allen, Peter  Search this
Baekeland, Barbara Daly, 1922-1972  Search this
Beaton, Cecil Walter Hardy, Sir, 1904-  Search this
Berlin, Brigid  Search this
Darling, Candy, 1944-1974  Search this
Garbo, Greta, 1905-1990  Search this
Minnelli, Liza  Search this
Newman, Barnett, 1905-1970  Search this
Tremaine, Burton  Search this
Tremaine, Emily Hall, 1908-1987  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Extent:
0.2 Linear feet
17 Items (Sound recordings: 17 mini cassettes, analog)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Easter Island -- statues
Date:
2007-2009, undated
Scope and Contents:
Two interviews of Sam Green conducted by Jane Tippett and an unknown male, possibly Hugo Vickers.
Green speaks of his childhood in Mass., his family's early New England and New York antecedents, and his education at the Rhode Island School of Design. He reminisces about his early employment at the Green Gallery, which led to his introduction to Burton and Emily Tremaine and his first encounter with Andy Warhol. He further discusses being appointed director of the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia in 1965, where he staged Warhol's first retrospective, and his later appointment as a cultural advisor to New York City by Mayor John V. Lindsay. Green discusses organizing "Sculpture and Environment" exhibition, sponsored by the city, specifically the display of Barnet Newman's, "Broken Obelisk," (1963). Green discusses the installation of a large Eastern Island Moai Head, which he displayed in hopes of raising awareness to the planned conversion of Easter Island into a jet-refueling station. He discusses his real estate investments, specifically his home in Cartagena, Columbia, and an Upper East Side apartment. The remainder of the interview details Green's notable social relations with celebrity figures including Peter Allen and Liza Minnelli, Barbara Baekeland, Brigid Berlin, Cecil Beaton, Candy Darling, Cyrinda Foxe, Greta Garbo, and the Lennon-Ono family. He elaborates specifically on his relationship with Garbo, and his first encounter with Garbo at Cecile de Rothschild's home in the south of France. He also summarizes his work establishing the Landmarks Foundations, designed to preserve "sacred sites" on a global scale.
Biographical / Historical:
Sam Green (1940-2011) was an art dealer who was an early champion of Pop art. Jane Tippett is a biographer writing a book on Green.
Provenance:
Donated 2010 by Jane Tippett.
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.
Identifier:
AAA.greesam
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-greesam

Samuel Adams Green exhibition catalog collection

Creator:
Green, Samuel Adams  Search this
Names:
University of Pennsylvania. Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Extent:
10 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1964-1969
Scope and Contents:
An exhibition invitation and nine catalogs primarily from the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylania, containing text by or references to Green. Included among them are an Andy Warhol exhibit, 1965, and a Tony Smith exhibit in 1966 in conjunction with the Wadsworth Atheneum.
Biographical / Historical:
Green was a curator at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1960s.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Samuel Adams Green.
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.
Topic:
Art, American -- Exhibitions  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.greesamu
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-greesamu

Oral history interview with Audrey Sabol

Interviewee:
Sabol, Audrey, 1922-  Search this
Interviewer:
Pacini, Marina  Search this
Names:
Beautiful Bag Co. (Philadelphia,Pa.)  Search this
University of Pennsylvania. Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
YM/YWHA. Arts Council  Search this
Atkinson, Ti-Grace  Search this
Indiana, Robert, 1928-  Search this
Lichtenstein, Roy, 1923-1997  Search this
Serra, Richard, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
48 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1987 June 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Audrey Sabol conducted 1987 June 10, by Marina Pacini, for the Archives of American Art.
Sabol speaks of her education; her assocation with the Arts Council of the Young Men's and Young Women's Hebrew Association; how the council was organized and how it operated. She discusses some of the individual artists involved with the exhibits, including Richard Serra. She continues by discussing her tenure on the board of the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania and Ti-Grace Atkinson, its first director; projects completed by the Beautiful Bag Co. such as Roy Lichtenstein dishes and a Robert Indiana love ring; and an unsuccessful attempt to do an exhibition on billboards for which a Roy Lichtenstein billboard was completed. She concludes by discussing her own collecting, and her observations on the Philadelphia art scene.
Biographical / Historical:
Audrey Sabol (1922- ) is an art administrator from Philadelphia, Pa.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hr., 26 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives' 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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Pop art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.sabol87
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-sabol87

Oral history interview with Ti-Grace Atkinson

Interviewee:
Atkinson, Ti-Grace  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul  Search this
Names:
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
University of Pennsylvania. Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980  Search this
Extent:
57 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1972 May 7
Scope and Contents:
Interview of Ti-Grace Atkinson conducted 1972 May 7, by Paul Cummings, for the Archives of American Art.
Atkinson speaks about attending the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the University of Pennsylvania; founding the Institute of Contemporary Arts at the University of Pennsylvania; organizing a Clyfford Still exhibition and others; the Philadelphia Art scene; writing for "Art News"; and her involvement in the feminist movement.
Biographical / Historical:
Ti-Grace Atkinson (1938-) is a museum curator. She is one of the founders of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 sound tape reel. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 9 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:
ACCESS RESTRICTED; use requires written permission. Contact Archives Reference Services for information.
Use of this interview, with permission, requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives of American Art reading rooms.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Museum curators -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.atkins72
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-atkins72

Janet Kardon papers

Creator:
Kardon, Janet  Search this
Names:
Philadelphia College of Art  Search this
University of Pennsylvania. Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Grooms, Red  Search this
Mapplethorpe, Robert  Search this
Extent:
6.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Date:
1905
circa 1950-1995
Summary:
The Janet Kardon papers measures 6.7 linear feet and date from 1905, and circa 1950-1995, with the bulk of the records dating from 1975-1991. Papers include exhibition files, professional records, legal records, photographs, printed material, and some audiovisual material. The collection primarily documents Kardon's work on various exhibitions during her time at the Philadelphia College of Art (PCA) and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania.
Scope and Contents:
The Janet Kardon papers measures 6.7 linear feet and date from 1905, and circa 1950-1995, with the bulk of the records dating from 1975-1991. Papers include exhibition files, professional records, legal records, photographs, printed material, and some audiovisual material.

The collection primarily documents Kardon's work on various exhibitions during her time at the Philadelphia College of Art (PCA) and the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA), University of Pennsylvania. The files include photographs of artwork, correspondence, audiovisual material, some insurance information, photographs of exhibitions, printed material, and ephemera. Notable people represented include David Salle, Robert Mapplethorpe, Alice Aycock, and Red Grooms.

Professional records consist of papers related to Kardon's administrative duties while at ICA, PCA, and the American Craft Museum, as well as a few panels and review boards that Kardon served on. The records consist of correspondence, printed material, a resume, audiovisual material, and some artist files.

Printed Material consists of clippings and periodicals, artist books, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and event pamphlets.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 3 series.

Series 1: Exhibition Files, circa 1950-circa 1995

Series 2: Professional Files, 1970-1993

Series 3: Printed Material, 1905, 1967-1991
Biographical / Historical:
Art museum director and curator Janet Kardon, curated multiple exhibitions at the Philadelphia College of Art and then served as director of the Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania, before her appointment as director of the American Craft Museum in New York City.

Kardon received her B.S. in education from Temple University in 1955, and her M.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania in 1966. In 1984 she received an honorary Doctor of Humanities from Moore College of Art.

Kardon was a lecturer at Gwynedd Mercy College (1967) and the Philadelphia College of Art (PCA), from 1968 to 1975, and was hired by the PCA in 1975 as director of exhibitions. While at PCA, Kardon curated fifteen exhibitions including Labryinth (1975) Time (1977), Projects for PCA (1976-1978), and Artists' Sets and Costumes (1977). In 1979 Kardon accepted a position at the Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania (ICA).

During her decade-long career at ICA, Kardon curated twenty-three exhibitions including Urban Encounters: Art Architecture Audience (1980), Machineworks: Vito Acconci, Alice Aycock, Dennis Oppenheim (1981), Red Grooms' Philadelphia Cornucopia and Other Sculptopictoramas (1982), Siah Armajani (1985), David Salle (1986), and Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Moment (1988). Kardon's traveling Mapplethorpe exhibition made national headlines in 1990 when Ohio prosecutors charged ICA Director Dennis Barre with obscenity due to the graphic nature of Mapplethorpe's photographs. Kardon was brought into court as an expert on the topic of photographic art and curation. The charges were ultimately dropped.

In 1989 Kardon became the director of the American Craft Museum.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Janet Kardon in 2005.
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 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:
Art museum curators -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art museum directors -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Topic:
Women museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Citation:
Janet Kardon papers, 1905, circa 1950-1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.kardjane
See more items in:
Janet Kardon papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kardjane

Street sights : ICA street sights, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, May 1-18, 1980 / windows, Colette ... [et al.] ; performances, Tina Girouard, Pat Oleszko ; ICA in transit, Julie Jensen ... [et al.]

Author:
Marincola, Paula  Search this
University of Pennsylvania Institute of Contemporary Art  Search this
Physical description:
25 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Pennsylvania
Philadelphia
Date:
1980
C1980
20th century
Topic:
Performance art  Search this
Show windows--Exhibitions  Search this
Street art--Exhibitions  Search this
Arts, Modern--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NX511.P35 S8X
NX511.P35S8X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_142519

First Bridge, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Armajani, Siah 1939-2020  Search this
Medium:
Stained balsa wood
Type:
Sculptures-Model
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Max Protech Gallery New York New York
Date:
1968
Topic:
Architecture--Bridge  Search this
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87610001
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293488

Dawn to Dusk Bridge, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Armajani, Siah 1939-2020  Search this
Medium:
Balsa wood and enamel paint
Type:
Sculptures-Model
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Max Protech Gallery New York New York
Date:
1969
Topic:
Architecture--Bridge  Search this
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Allegory--Time--Dawn  Search this
Allegory--Time--Twilight  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87610002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293489

Night Bridge, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Armajani, Siah 1939-2020  Search this
Medium:
Stained balsa wood
Type:
Sculptures-Model
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Max Protech Gallery New York New York
Date:
1969
Topic:
Architecture--Bridge  Search this
Allegory--Time--Night  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87610003
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293490

Bridge for Venturi, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Armajani, Siah 1939-2020  Search this
Medium:
Stained balsa wood
Type:
Sculptures-Model
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Walker Art Center Vineland Place Minneapolis Minnesota 55403
Date:
1970
Topic:
Architecture--Bridge  Search this
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Homage--Venturi, Robert  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87610004
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293491

Bridge over a Tree, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Armajani, Siah 1939-2020  Search this
Medium:
Balsa wood, enamel paint, model tree, sandpaper
Type:
Sculptures-Model
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Max Protech Gallery New York New York
Date:
1970
Topic:
Architecture--Bridge  Search this
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Landscape--Tree  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87610005
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293492

Limit Bridge 1, (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Armajani, Siah 1939-2020  Search this
Medium:
Basswood, brass, stained balsa wood
Type:
Sculptures-Model
Sculptures
Date:
1973
Topic:
Architecture--Bridge  Search this
Abstract--Geometric  Search this
Control number:
IAS 87610006
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_293493

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