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Oral history interview with Dennis Adams, 2009 April 24-May 15

Interviewee:
Adams, Dennis, 1948-  Search this
Adams, Dennis, 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis, 1949-  Search this
Subject:
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15675
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)282725
AAA_collcode_adams09
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_282725

Mary Ann Blake Adams Dennis

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Mary Ann Blake Adams Dennis  Search this
Medium:
Oil on canvas
Dimensions:
61 × 49.5 cm (24 × 19 1/2")
Type:
Painting
Topic:
Mary Ann Blake Adams Dennis: Female  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
Owner: Lucille Adams
Object number:
SSSA0353
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
See more items in:
Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46a629e34-1d6d-4387-8fa5-ce981ff5a0cd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_SSSA0353

Adams, Dennis

Collection Creator:
Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 38
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1989
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:
Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery records, 1972-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery records
Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery records / Series 3 : Artist's Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-richrich-ref86

Artists Talk on Art records

Creator:
Artists Talk on Art  Search this
Names:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
De Niro, Robert, Sr., 1922-1993  Search this
Denes, Agnes  Search this
Goldberg, Michael, 1924-  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, 1935-2009  Search this
Longo, Robert  Search this
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-2018  Search this
Murray, Elizabeth, 1940-  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Wilke, Hannah  Search this
Wojnarowicz, David  Search this
Extent:
64.4 Linear feet
317.43 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Transcripts
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1974-2018
Summary:
The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 317.43 gigabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of events organized by the group featuring artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City. Events began in 1975 and continue to the present; recordings in the collection date from 1977 and 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 317.43 gigabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of events organized by the group featuring artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City. Events began in 1975 and continue to the present; recordings in the collection date from 1977 and 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.

ATOA's recordings chronicle the American art world, covering critical discussions and significant art world issues over five decades. Thousands of artists such as Will Barnet, Louise Bourgeois, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Robert De Niro, Agnes Denes, Michael Goldberg, Robert Longo, Ana Mendieta, Robert Morris, Elizabeth Murray, Alice Neel, Philip Pavia, Howardena Pindell, Larry Rivers, Sylvia Sleigh, Kahinde Wiley, Hannah Wilke, David Wojnarowicz, and others speak about their work. The original recordings exist in a variety of formats, including U-Matic and VHS videotape, MiniDVs, sound cassettes and sound tape reels. ATOA digitized most of the video and sound recordings prior to donating the collection.

The collection also includes printed histories, board and program committee meeting minutes, financial statements, general correspondence files of the president and chair, attendance statistics, grant files, panel participant release forms, sixteen panel transcripts, a complete set of panel flyers (many are annotated) and other printed materials, three dismantled scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panels and panel participants.
Arrangement:
The records are arranged into nine series.

Series 1: Adminstrative Files, 1974-2013 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 2: Director's and Chairman's Correspondence, 1977-2006 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 3: Grant Files, 1977-2009 (1 linear foot, Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Panel Release Forms, 1978-2012 (1 linear foot, Boxes 2-3)

Series 5: Panel Transcripts, 1981, 1986, 1988, 2017-2018 (1 folder, Box 3; 0.002 GB, ER01)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1975-2015 (0.8 linear feet, Boxes 3-4; 0.434 GB, ER02)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1975-1989 (0.2 linear feet, Box 4)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, circa 1975-circa 2000 (1 linear foot, Boxes 4-5)

Series 9: Video and Sound Recordings of Events, 1977-2016 (59 linear feet, Boxes 6-65; 317.43 GB, ER03-ER04)
Biographical / Historical:
Established in 1974 and still active in New York, Artists Talk on Art is the art world's longest running and most prolific aesthetic panel discussion series organized by artists for artists. Founded by Lori Antonacci, Douglas I. Sheer, and Robert Wiegand, the forum has presented 6,000 artists in nearly 1,000 documented panels or dialogues. ATOA held its first panel, "Whatever Happened to Public Art," on January 10, 1975 and it drew a "crowd" of 77 people. In the decades that followed, ATOA presented dozens of panels or dialogues a year, tackling such diverse topics as "What is Happening with Conceptual Art," with Louise Lawler and Lawrence Weiner; "Painting and Photography: Defining the Difference," with Sarah Charlesworth, Jack Goldstein, Joseph Kosuth, Barbara Kruger, and Robert Mapplethorpe; "Organizing Arts Activism," with Lucy Lippard; "The Artist and the Epidemic—an information panel about AIDS"; "Cross-generational Views of Feminism"; and hundreds more.
Provenance:
The Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) records, including digital files of the video and sound recordings, were donated to the Archives in 2016 by Douglas Sheer, Chairman of ATOA.
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:
Art critics  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Artists Talk on Art records, circa 1974-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.artitalk
See more items in:
Artists Talk on Art records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artitalk
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Oral history interview with Dennis Adams

Interviewee:
Adams, Dennis  Search this
Interviewer:
Berman, Avis  Search this
Creator:
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Names:
United States. General Services Administration. Design Excellence and the Arts Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (sound files (5 hr., 26 min.), digital, wav file)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 April 24-May 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Dennis Adams conducted 2009, April 24-May 15, by Avis Berman, for the Archives of American Art's U.S. General Service Administration, Design Excellence and the Arts oral history project, at Adams' home, in New York, New York.
Biographical / Historical:
Dennis Adams (1948- ) is a sculptor and educator in New York, New York. Adams teaches at Cooper Union School of Art in New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 1 data compact disc. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 5 hrs., 26 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:
For information on how to access this transcript contact Reference Services. Access to the recording is restricted. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Topic:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.adams09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adams09

Adams, Dennis, 1991

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 95-021, F. Raymond Fosberg Papers
See more items in:
F. Raymond Fosberg Papers
F. Raymond Fosberg Papers / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa95-021-refidd1e881

Adams, Dennis, 1968-1982

Collection Creator::
Fosberg, F. Raymond (Francis Raymond), 1908-1993  Search this
Container:
Box 13 of 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 91-178, F. Raymond Fosberg Papers
See more items in:
F. Raymond Fosberg Papers
F. Raymond Fosberg Papers / Box 13
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa91-178-refidd1e10049

Public Discourse : Dennis Adams, Richard Baim, Judith Barry, Ericson/Ziegler, Peter Fend, General Idea, Alfredo Jaar, Krzysztof Wodiczko

Author:
Real Art Ways (Organization)  Search this
Subject:
Fend, Peter Exhibitions  Search this
Jaar, Alfredo Exhibitions  Search this
Wodiczko, Krzysztof Exhibitions  Search this
Adams, Dennis 1948- Exhibitions  Search this
Barry, Judith 1949- Exhibitions  Search this
Bronson, A. A Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1988
[1988]
Topic:
Public art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_812015

[Dennis Adams : miscellaneous uncataloged material]

Author:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries Art and Artist Files Collection DSI  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Type:
Books
Vertical files
Artist files
Call number:
AAF--Adams, Dennis
Restrictions & Rights:
FOLDER(S) DO NOT CIRCUATE. FOLDERS MUST BE CONSULTED ON SITE
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_563522

Dennis Adams, 1948- [Folder]

Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Art & Artist files at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_27426

Port of view / Dennis Adams ; [traduit de l'anglais par Claude Gintz]

Artist:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Interviewer:
Decaux, Jean-Claude  Search this
Translator:
Gintz, Claude  Search this
Publisher:
L'observatoire  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
France
Marseille
Date:
1992
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.A213 D2 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_455842

Dennis Adams : selling history / [Peter Doroshenko, curator]

Author:
Doroshenko, Peter  Search this
Contemporary Arts Museum  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
79 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1994
©1994
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Environment (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.A213 D6 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_494823

Le monde après la photographie / Dennis Adams, Lewis Baltz, Hannah Collins, Pascal Convert ... [et al.]

Author:
Villeneuve-d'Ascq (France) Musée d'art moderne  Search this
Subject:
Convert, Pascal 1957-  Search this
Adams, Dennis  Search this
Baltz, Lewis  Search this
Collins, Hannah  Search this
Physical description:
45 p. : ill ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography--Psychological aspects  Search this
Call number:
TR646.F72 V535 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_829757

Reprises de vues : du 10 juin au 24 août 1988 : Dennis Adams, Ericka Beckman, Alan Belcher ... : TV, for real : Barbara Allen/Carol Clements, Ant Farm/T.R. Uthco, Dara Birnbaum ... / conception, Carol Ann Klonarides

Author:
Klonarides, Carol Ann 1951- TV, for real  Search this
Diserens, Corinne  Search this
Halle Sud Genève  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
[52] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography in art  Search this
Television in art  Search this
Call number:
TR646.S8 G4 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_634741

Dennis Adams, [die Stadt], der Müll, ( ) und der Tod / [Text = text, Maureen P. Sherlock]

Author:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Sherlock, Maureen P  Search this
Portikus (Gallery)  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
[62] p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1993
C1993
Call number:
N6537.A295 A4 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_635919

Kalkhaven NL Dordrecht : 51 4̊8'-04 4̊0' : Dennis Adams, Stephan Balkenhol, Luc Deleu, Marc Ruygrok, Sarkis / [organisatie, Ellen de Bruijne, Nicolette Gast, Gabi Prechtl]

Title:
51 4̊8'-04 4̊0', Kalkhaven NL Dordrecht
Author:
Bruijne, Elle de  Search this
Gast, Nicolette  Search this
Prechtl, Gabi  Search this
Centrum Beeldende Kunst Dordrecht  Search this
Subject:
Balkenhol, Stephan 1957-  Search this
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Netherlands
Dordrecht
Date:
1992
C1993
20th century
Topic:
Art, Dutch  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6494.I56 K35 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636329

The Readymade Boomerang : print portfolio and documentation / the Eighth Biennale of Sydney ; photographs, Heidi Loehr ; essays, Anne Kirker, Joachim Sartorius

Author:
Biennale of Sydney (8th : 1990)  Search this
Kirker, Anne 1947-  Search this
Sartorius, Joachim  Search this
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
112 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
C1992
20th century
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Dadaism--Influence  Search this
Call number:
NE.490.R28.1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_638222

Transactions : Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen : 12 maart-29 mei, 1994 / Dennis Adams ; [texts, Florent Bex, Jan Foncé, Yves Michaud]

Title:
Trans/actions
Author:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Bex, Florent  Search this
Foncé, Jan  Search this
Michaud, Yves  Search this
Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
126 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
[1994]
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Environment (Art)  Search this
Call number:
N6537.A295 A4 1994a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642228

Building against image, 1979-1987

Author:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Alternative Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
Topic:
Installations (Art)  Search this
Call number:
NB237.A27 A4 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_649106

Liberty and justice : February 22-March 22, 1986 / Dennis Adams ... [et al.] ; co-curated by the Alternative Museum and Group Material

Author:
Adams, Dennis 1948-  Search this
Alternative Museum (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Group Material (Firm : New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
C1986
20th century
Topic:
Liberty in art  Search this
Justice in art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N8219.L47 L5 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_654049

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