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Assorted tubes of acrylic paint

Artist:
Paik, Nam June (RELATED, Archive)  Search this
Medium:
acrylic paint in plastic and metal tubes
Dimensions:
overall: 6 7/8 x 2 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (17.5 x 6.4 x 4.4 cm)
Type:
Other-Archival Material
Topic:
Paik Archive\Tools  Search this
Paik Archive\Paint Brushes  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift to the Nam June Paik Archive from the Nam June Paik Estate
Object number:
NJP.1.TOOL.108
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk797791ad0-a46b-4975-a025-ee9b062f79b2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_NJP.1.TOOL.108

5 jars of Liquitex acrylic paint

Artist:
Paik, Nam June (RELATED, Archive)  Search this
Medium:
acrylic paint in plastic jars with paper labels
Dimensions:
overall: 2 5/8 x 1 3/4 in. (6.7 x 4.4 cm)
Type:
Other-Archival Material
Topic:
Paik Archive\Tools  Search this
Paik Archive\Paint Brushes  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift to the Nam June Paik Archive from the Nam June Paik Estate
Object number:
NJP.1.TOOL.112
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk794551e95-2ddd-4415-a2c9-896e8a64267e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_NJP.1.TOOL.112

2 tubes of Liquitex acrylic paint

Artist:
Paik, Nam June (RELATED, Archive)  Search this
Medium:
acrylic paint in plastic tube with printed paper label
Dimensions:
overall: 7 1/4 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/2 in. (18.4 x 5.7 x 3.8 cm)
Type:
Other-Archival Material
Topic:
Paik Archive\Tools  Search this
Paik Archive\Paint Brushes  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift to the Nam June Paik Archive from the Nam June Paik Estate
Object number:
NJP.1.TOOL.26
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Artist Archive
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7bac1b792-4ec3-426e-a580-2c1c45e7849a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_NJP.1.TOOL.26

Pouring sculptures like Lynda Benglis - Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-08-10T13:47:49.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_HF38H3ilBnw

Drip paint like Morris Louis - Hirshhorn Museum

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-05-06T14:54:56.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
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hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_iLqe0hoW79M

Valor in Black and White: War Stories of Horace Poolaw

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Conversations and talks
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-11-17T15:43:57.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Npi_Nrw-B9o

Oral history interview with Peter Rodriguez

Interviewee:
Rodriguez, Peter, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Wagner, Nora  Search this
Names:
Galería de la Raza (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Mexican Museum  Search this
Dickey, Terry P.  Search this
Garcia, Rupert, 1941-  Search this
Hernandez, Ester, 1944-  Search this
Reyes Ferreira, Jesus  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Williams, Adriana, 1933-  Search this
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
32 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2004 October 23-24
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Peter Rodriguez conducted 2004 October 23-24, by Nora Wagner, for the Archives of American Art, in San Francisco, Calif.
Rodriguez speaks of his family background, early childhood and elementary art education; travels to Mexico, Alaska, Colorado, and Washington, D.C.; exhibitions he participated in as well as curated; joining Galería de la Raza; the founding of the Mexican Museum in San Francisco, grants received and support from the San Francisco community; artists Jesse Aguirre, Manuel Villamor, and Ester Hernandez; Ann Rockefeller Roberts and the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection of Mexican Folkart, acquired by the Mexican Museum in 1985. Rodriquez also discusses the various art forms he works in, including, sculpture, tapestry, oil painting, acrylic painting, portraits of artists, and pen and ink drawings; a collection of chairs he made; his 1992 Retrospective at the Haggin Museum, in Stockton, Calif.; his creativity and color scheme for exhibitions; appointment as an Art Commissioner for the city of San Francisco, 1977-1986; the Rosa Covarrubias collection; the different locations of the Mexico Museum; current funding for a new building on Mission Street; the exhibition "Lo del Corazon"; and his own hopes for the future of the Mexican Museum. Rodriguez also recalls Rufino Tamayo, Adriana Williams, Lauro Lopez, Chucho Reyes Ferreira, Rupert Garcia, Alfredo Arreguin, Candelario Medrano, Terrey Dickey, Bea Carrillo, and Tomás Ybarra-Frausto.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter Rodriguez (1926- ) is the founder and former director of the Mexican Museum, in San Francisco, Calif. Nora Wagner (1938- ) is a program director at the Blackhawk Museum in Danville, Calif.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 34 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.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.rodrig04
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-rodrig04

Oral history interview with Peter Rodriguez, 2004 October 23-24

Interviewee:
Rodriguez, Peter, 1926-  Search this
Interviewer:
Wagner, Nora  Search this
Subject:
Garcia, Rupert  Search this
Hernandez, Ester  Search this
Williams, Adriana  Search this
Reyes Ferreira, Jesus  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Ybarra-Frausto, Tomás  Search this
Dickey, Terry P.  Search this
Galería de la Raza (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Mexican Museum  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13148
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)249267
AAA_collcode_rodrig04
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_249267

Morris Louis and Morris Louis Estate papers

Artist:
Louis, Morris, 1912-1962  Search this
Names:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Robert Pierce/Films, Inc.  Search this
Bocour, Leonard, 1910-1993  Search this
Brenner, Marcella, 1912-2007  Search this
Faatz, Anita J. (Anita Josephine)  Search this
Frankenthaler, Helen, 1928-2011  Search this
Greenberg, Clement, 1909-1994  Search this
Noland, Kenneth, 1924-2010  Search this
Truitt, Anne, 1921-2004  Search this
Extent:
17.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Photographs
Date:
circa 1910s-2007
bulk 1965-2000
Summary:
The Morris Louis and Morris Louis Estate papers measure 17.8 linear feet and date from circa 1912-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1965-2000. The collection documents Morris Louis' career as a Color Field painter and founding participant in the Washington Color School, as well as the subsequent administration of his estate by his wife Marcella Brenner. Found within Morris Louis' papers are biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, scattered financial records, notes, writings, printed materials, and a canvas sample. The Morris Louis Estate papers include records of gallery exhibitions, mostly André Emmerich Gallery; artwork inventories; legal records concerning the lawsuit Bernstein v. Brenner; financial records of the sale of Louis' artwork; printed materials; writings about Louis; photographs of exhibition installations and artwork; and project files which include documentation of film projects by Robert Pierce Productions, a catalog raisonne, documentation of PBS documentaries, video recordings of the exhibition "Morris Louis Now", and numerous sound recordings of interviews with artists discussing Morris Louis conducted by Anita Faatz.
Scope and Contents:
The Morris Louis and Morris Louis Estate papers measure 17.8 linear feet and date from circa 1912-2007, with the bulk of the material dating from 1965-2000. The collection documents Morris Louis' career as a Color Field painter and founding participant in the Washington Color School, as well as the subsequent administration of his estate by his wife Marcella Brenner. Found within Morris Louis' papers are biographical materials, correspondence, photographs, scattered financial records, notes, writings, printed materials, and a canvas sample. The Morris Louis Estate papers include records of gallery exhibitions, mostly André Emmerich Gallery; artwork inventories; legal records concerning the lawsuit Bernstein v. Brenner; financial records of the sale of Louis' artwork; printed materials; writings about Louis; photographs of exhibition installations and artwork; and posthumous project files which include documentation of film projects by Robert Pierce Productions, a catalog raisonne, PBS documentaries, video recordings of the exhibition "Morris Louis Now", and numerous sound recordings of interviews with artists, many with transcripts, discussing Morris Louis and conducted by Anita Faatz.

Within the Morris Louis papers (circa 3 linear feet) are scattered biographical materials for Morris Louis and Marcella Brenner. Correspondence is with family friends, artists, and galleries, the bulk of which consists of photocopies. Of note are letters from Helen Frankenthaler, Clement Greenberg, Leonard Bocour, Kenneth Noland, and Anne Truitt. Business records include lists of artwork, receipts for art supplies, and scattered tax records. Six notebooks belonging to Morris Louis contain miscellaneous notes about students, studio rental payments, addresses, travel expenses, and a short list of paintings. There is one notebook of Marcella Brenner's containing notes about expenses and addresses. Also found are printed materials, one canvas sample, and one embossing stamp. Photographs are of Morris Louis, Marcella Brenner, and the Bernstein family.

The majority of the collection (circa 15 linear feet) consists of records created and maintained by Marcella Brenner in the course of managing Louis' estate and posthumous exhibitions and projects. There are numerous gallery exhibition records for many posthumous and retrospective exhibitions between 1965 through 2002, including those held at the Andre Emmerich Gallery, the Hirshhorn Museum, and numerous other U.S. and international galleries and museums. Louis' artwork is documented in highly detailed inventory lists and cards. Legal records document the lawsuit brought by the Bernstein family against Marcella Brenner which began in 1964 and ended in 1970 in favor of Brenner. Financial records document sales.

Printed materials include clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and other miscellaneous materials. Writings include essays about Louis and manuscript copies of the book Trustee for the Human Race: Litigation over the Morris Louis Paintings written by Ruth S. Blau under contract for Marcella Brenner. Photographs are primarily of artwork depicted in exhibition installations. Project files are found for several posthumous documentary film projects and a catalog raisonne, and include a series of audio recordings of interviews of 27 artists conducted by Anita Faatz in 1970-1971. Artists interviewed include Clement Greenberg, Leonard Bocour, Andre Emmerich, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, and many others.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 2 series.

Series 1: Morris Louis Papers, circa 1910s-1998 (2.9 linear feet; Boxes 1-3)

Series 2: Morris Louis Estate Papers, 1947-2007 (14.9 linear feet; Boxes 3-19, OV 20)
Biographical / Historical:
Morris Louis (1912-1962) was one of the earliest American Color Field painters, and, along with other Washington, D.C., painters, formed the movement known as the Washington Color School.

Born in Baltimore, M.D., to Russian immigrants Louis Bernstein and Cecelia Luckman, Morris Louis attended the Maryland Institute of Fine and Applied Arts from 1927-1932 and served as president of the Baltimore Artists' Association in 1935. During the Depression, he worked in New York City on the steering committee of the Easel Division of the Federal Arts Projects of the Works Project Administration (WPA). He exhibited Broken Bridge at the WPA Pavilion of the New York World's Fair in 1939.

In 1947, Louis married Marcella (Siegel) Brenner, and moved to Silver Spring, Maryland, a close suburb of Washington, D.C., where he taught private art classes and continued painting, using his apartment bedroom as a studio. In 1948, Louis participated in the Maryland Artists, 16th Annual Exhibition at the Baltimore Museum of Art, and began using Leonard Bocour's Magna acrylic paint, which he would use exclusively for the rest of his painting career.

In 1952, Morris Louis and Marcella Brenner moved to Washington, D.C. and set up a studio in his home where he would complete his most notable canvases. He began teaching at the Washington Workshop Center for the Arts and met artist Kenneth Noland who was also exploring Color Field painting. Through Noland, Louis met art critic Clement Greenberg in 1953, and they visited artist studios in New York City to study abstract expressionist works, including those by Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, and Franz Kline. Louis and Noland were greatly influenced by Frankenthaler's staining technique, and Louis began experimenting with staining methods upon his return to Washington. Clement Greenberg became a life-long advocate for Louis and, in 1954, included Louis in the seminal group exhibition, "Emerging Talent," organized by Greenberg for the Kootz Gallery. In 1960, Andre Emmerich became his dealer in the United States and Lawrence Rubin represented him in Paris.

Using thinned Magna paint and unstretched, unprimed canvases, Louis created his works by rotating the canvas as the paint moved across and soaked in. Between 1958 and 1962 Louis produced three major series of paintings—the Veils, the Unfurleds, and the Stripes. Each series numbered more than one hundred canvases. Louis never documented his exact painting methods and would not allow anyone to watch him work, including his wife. His own worst critic, Louis destroyed many of his paintings that did meet his standards, including a large number of his earliest works and many created between 1954 and 1957. He also designated numerous surviving works for destruction prior to his death.

Louis was diagnosed with lung cancer on July 1, 1962 and died a few months later. The Andre Emmerich Gallery held a previously scheduled exhibition as planned, a month following Louis' death, as a memorial exhibition.
Related Materials:
Also found at the Archives of American Art are the Marcella Brenner journals, 1962-2000. The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) also holds papers of Morris Louis and the Morris Louis Estate in their Morris Louis Study Collection.
Provenance:
The Morris Louis and Morris Louis Estate papers were donated by Marcella Brenner in several installments in 1976, 1986, and 1988. Subsequent donations in 2009 and 2012 were donated by Marcella Brenner via Ann M. Garfinkle, Executor. The Anita Faatz interviews were donated in 1976 by Marcella Brenner.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center. Many of the audio recordings and transcripts of interviews with 26 artists conducted by Anita Faatz in 1970-1971 are access restricted and written permission is required from the person interviewed. Please contact reference services for more information. Any use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Morris Louis and Morris Louis Estate 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.
Occupation:
Painters -- United States  Search this
Topic:
Transcripts  Search this
Washington Color School (Group of artists)  Search this
Law and art -- United States  Search this
Color-field painting  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Abstract expressionism -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Genre/Form:
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Photographs
Citation:
Morris Louis and Morris Louis Estate Papers, circa 1910s-2007, bulk 1965-2000. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.louimorr
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-louimorr
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Vantage Point -- Kay WalkingStick, Chief Joseph series (1974-77)

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-08-05T14:25:08.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_mAGkd0m7BAQ

Arty (Centerpiece)

Created by:
Nelson Stevens, American, born 1938  Search this
Subject of:
Arlene Turner Crawford, American  Search this
AfriCOBRA, founded 1968  Search this
Medium:
acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W x D: 50 × 50 × 2 in. (127 × 127 × 5.1 cm)
Type:
acrylic paintings
portraits
Date:
1970
Topic:
African American  Search this
Activism  Search this
Art  Search this
Identity  Search this
Professional organizations  Search this
Religion  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2016.73
Restrictions & Rights:
© Nelson Stevens. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Movement:
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Exhibition:
Visual Art and the American Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd591fce4d5-cf44-40ac-90f9-618341612a89
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2016.73

Landscape with Kwame N'krumah

Created by:
Donald Locke, Guyanese, 1930 - 2010  Search this
Subject of:
Kwame Nkrumah, Ghanaian, 1909 - 1972  Search this
Medium:
acrylic paint on canvas with mixed media, burlap, paper, metal, wood, glass, leather and fur
Dimensions:
H x W x D (Framed): 95 1/2 × 76 × 3 3/4 in. (242.6 × 193 × 9.5 cm)
H x W (Canvas only): 92 1/8 × 72 7/16 in. (234 × 184 cm)
Type:
collages
paintings
Place depicted:
Ghana, West Africa, Africa
Date:
1992
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
African diaspora  Search this
Art  Search this
Decolonization  Search this
Freedom  Search this
Identity  Search this
Resistance  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Estate of Donald Locke
Object number:
2014.113.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Estate of Donald Locke
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Movement:
Pan Africanism
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd54e36d43e-ac54-4a04-b3c5-351f34c750cd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2014.113.1
Online Media:

April 4

Created by:
Sam Gilliam, American, born 1933  Search this
Subject of:
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., American, 1929 - 1968  Search this
Medium:
acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions:
Framed: 73 7/8 x 49 7/8 x 2 5/16 in. (187.6 x 126.7 x 5.9 cm)
H x W: 72 x 78 in. (182.9 x 198.1 cm)
Type:
acrylic paintings
Place made:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1972
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Local and regional  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture
Object number:
2011.37.1
Restrictions & Rights:
© Sam Gilliam. Permission required for use.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Martin Luther King Series
Classification:
Visual Arts
Movement:
Civil Rights Movement
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Exhibition:
Visual Art and the American Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5412469f3-dfca-4eee-be66-2b81f7c653de
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.37.1

Shango's Helper

Created by:
Floyd Coleman, American, 1939 - 2018  Search this
Medium:
acrylic paint on canvas
Dimensions:
H x W: 52 × 64 × 1 1/4 in. (132.1 × 162.6 × 3.2 cm)
Type:
acrylic paintings
Date:
1972
Topic:
African American  Search this
Africa  Search this
Art  Search this
Religion  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kera and Bennie F. Johnson
Object number:
2011.102.2
Restrictions & Rights:
© 1972 Floyd Coleman
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Visual Arts
Movement:
BAM (Black Arts Movement 1965-1976)
Exhibition:
Visual Art and the American Experience
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 052
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd56b5c62d0-850a-4815-a91e-07a3ee37e333
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.102.2
Online Media:

Firemaker

Culture/People:
San Carlos Apache  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Reverend Immanuel P. Trujillo (Mana Pardeahtan/Immanuel Pardeahtan Trujillo/Hi-yo-ka), San Carlos Apache, 1928-2010  Search this
Previous owner:
Reverend Immanuel P. Trujillo (Mana Pardeahtan/Immanuel Pardeahtan Trujillo/Hi-yo-ka), San Carlos Apache, 1928-2010  Search this
Donor:
Reverend Immanuel P. Trujillo (Mana Pardeahtan/Immanuel Pardeahtan Trujillo/Hi-yo-ka), San Carlos Apache, 1928-2010  Search this
Title:
Firemaker
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, oil paint, acrylic paint
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
30.4 x 30.4 x 22.8 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Willcox; Cochise County; Arizona; USA
Date created:
1984
Catalog Number:
25/3675
Barcode:
253675.000
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San Carlos Apache
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6935d60c1-8a0e-4b2e-ad6a-c35a52b9cee7
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_269282
Online Media:

Still Life with Spirit and Xitle

Artist:
Jimmie Durham, American, b. Washington, Arkansas, 1940  Search this
Medium:
Basalt stone, 1992 Chrysler Spirit, and acrylic paint
Dimensions:
82 × 175 1/2 × 96 in. (208.3 × 445.8 × 243.8 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
2007
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2016. Dedicated in honor of Stéphane Aquin’s tenure as Chief Curator, 2015-2020
Accession Number:
16.8
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2448c5234-976a-4947-bcb7-ab4feafe6bb3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_16.8

Wallace Berman

Creator:
Berman, Wallace, 1926-1976  Search this
Names:
Bengston, Billy Al  Search this
DeFeo, Jay, 1929-1989  Search this
Di Prima, Diane  Search this
Duncan, Robert Edward, 1919-  Search this
Fonda, Peter, 1940-  Search this
Ginsberg, Allen, 1926-  Search this
Heinecken, Robert, 1931-  Search this
Herms, George, 1935-  Search this
Hirschman, Jack, 1933-  Search this
Hopper, Dennis, 1936-  Search this
Jess, 1923-  Search this
Johnson, Ray, 1927-  Search this
Jordan, Patricia M., 1937-1989  Search this
Lamantia, Philip, 1927-  Search this
McClure, Michael  Search this
Meltzer, David  Search this
Miller, Henry, 1891-  Search this
Patchen, Kenneth, 1911-1972  Search this
Perkoff, Stuart Z.  Search this
Ruscha, Edward  Search this
Sherman, Donald  Search this
Wieners, John, 1934-  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Drawings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Date:
1907-1979
bulk 1955-1979
Summary:
The Wallace Berman papers date from 1907 to 1979 (bulk 1955-1979). The collection measures 5 linear feet and presents a cursory overview of Berman's career as an assemblage artist and poet. The collection contains business correspondence, letters from other artists and writers of the Beat movement, writings by others, scattered artwork by Berman, photographs by Robert F. Heinecken, and sound recordings of poetry readings.
Scope and Content Note:
The Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979 (bulk 1955-1979), measure 5 linear feet and present a cursory overview of Berman's career as an assemblage artist and poet. The collection is valuable not only for its documentation of the work of Wallace Berman, but for its documentation of the California beat movement of the late 1950s through the early 1970s.

Found are numerous letters, writings, poems, and other published material which portray the thoughts, attitudes, and trends popular in a prominent underground culture which eventually led to radical changes in America and American art. The collection contains business correspondence, letters from other artists and writers of the beat movement, writings by others, scattered artwork by Berman, and photographs by Robert F. Heinecken. In addition, the collection contains files for Berman's mail art publications Semina and S.M.S. Also of note is the large volume of printed material (2.7 feet), much of it in the form of books and other published material. Sound recordings include poets Michael McClure, Kenneth Patchen, David Melzer, and another unidentified writer performing their work.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into nine series which generally reflect material type.

With the exception of the letters in Series 1, each series is arranged chronologically. The original arrangement of the letters has been maintained, with a chronological arrangement of miscellaneous business letters and an alphabetical arrangement of the letters from Berman's more prominent colleagues.

Series 1: Letters, 1957-1979, undated (box 1, 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Notes from Interview, 1967 (box 1, 1 folder)

Series 3: Writings by Others, 1972, undated (box 1, 6 folders)

Series 4: Artwork, 1956-1976 (box 1, 4 folders)

Series 5: Semina, 1955-1967 (boxes 1-2, 26 folders)

Series 6: S. M. S., 1968 (box 2, 1 folders)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1907-1976 (boxes 2-5, 2.7 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1956-1976 (box 5, 6 folders)

Series 9: Sound Recordings, 1962-1965 (box 5, 6 folders)
Biographical Note:
Wallace Berman was born in 1926 in Staten Island, New York. In the 1930s, his family moved to the Jewish district in Los Angeles. After being expelled from high school for gambling in the early 1940s, Berman immersed himself in the growing West Coast jazz scene. During this period, he briefly attended the Jepson Art School and Chouinard Art School, but departed when he found the training too academic for his needs.

In 1949, while working in a factory finishing antique furniture, he began to make sculptures from unused scraps and reject materials. By the early 1950s, Berman had become a full-time artist and an active figure in the beat community in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Many art historians consider him to be the "father" of the California assemblage movement. Moving between the two cities, Berman devoted himself to his mail art publication Semina, which contained a sampling of beat poetry and images selected by Berman.

In 1963, permanently settled in Topanga Canyon in the Los Angeles area, Berman began work on verifax collages (printed images, often from magazines and newspapers, mounted in collage fashion onto a flat surface, sometimes with solid bright areas of acrylic paint). He continued creating these works, as well as rock assemblages, until his death in 1976.
Provenance:
The Wallace Berman papers were donated by Tosh Berman, Wallace Berman's son, in 1992.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Wallace Berman 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.
Topic:
Works of art  Search this
Poets  Search this
Collage  Search this
Art -- California -- San Francisco Bay Area  Search this
Assemblage (Art)  Search this
Assemblage artists  Search this
Beat generation -- California  Search this
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Sound recordings
Photographs
Citation:
Wallace Berman papers, 1907-1979 (bulk 1955-1979). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.bermwall
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Wallace Berman
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bermwall
Online Media:

Bringing It Home - Gerald Cournoyer

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-05-14T14:38:55.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
See more by:
SmithsonianNMAI
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_OwlRLAoDNLk

Increase Risk with Emotional Faith

Created by:
Kevin E. Cole, American, born 1960  Search this
Medium:
mixed media on wood
Dimensions:
H x W: 56 3/4 x 66 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (144.1 x 168.9 x 26.7 cm)
Storage: 55.9 x 170.2 x 200.7 cm, 136.1 kg (22 x 67 x 79 in., 300 lb.)
Type:
sculpture
Date:
2008
Topic:
African American  Search this
Art  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Race discrimination  Search this
Violence  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Greg and Yolanda Head
Object number:
2009.12
Restrictions & Rights:
© Kevin Cole
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Portfolio/Series:
Fragment of Frozen Sound Series
Classification:
Visual Arts
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd557c34d5a-3965-4030-9db0-a8de35ec08b1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2009.12

Hand-painted banner for Obama presidential campaign

Created by:
Elizabeth Hess, American  Search this
Subject of:
President Barack Obama, American, born 1961  Search this
Medium:
cotton (fiber) and acrylic paint
Dimensions:
H x W: 58 x 108 1/2 in. (147.3 x 275.6 cm)
Type:
banners
Place made:
New Haven, Connecticut, United States, North and Central America
Date:
2008
Topic:
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Politics (Practical)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Elizabeth Hess
Object number:
2010.33
Restrictions & Rights:
Unknown - Restrictions Possible
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Textiles
Memorabilia and Ephemera-Political and Activist Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5e600db5b-9c4d-443a-98b7-6800555bb30d
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2010.33

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