Skip to main content Smithsonian Institution

Search Results

Collections Search Center
224 documents - page 1 of 12

Segment on medieval art in New York from the Exploring art radio series

Creator:
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
McLanathan, Richard B. K., 1916-1998  Search this
Subject:
Cloisters (Museum)  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1963 April 28
Topic:
Art, Medieval  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14788
See more items in:
Richard McLanathan papers, 1901-1995, bulk 1940s-1990s
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14788

Interview with Michael Ward

Creator:
Ward, Michael  Search this
Gruen, John Jonas, 1926-2016  Search this
Ward, Michael  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1987 March 30
Topic:
Art dealers  Search this
Art, Ancient  Search this
Art, Medieval  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19472
See more items in:
John Jonas Gruen and Jane Wilson papers, 1909-2016
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19472

Carroll F. Wales papers, 1972-1998

Creator:
Wales, Carroll F., 1918-2007  Search this
Wales, Carroll F., 1918-2007  Search this
Subject:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Tsaousis, Constantine  Search this
Place:
Castillo Tamarit Tarragona, Spain -- Photographs
Topic:
Art, Medieval -- Spain -- Conservation and restoration -- Photographs  Search this
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11006
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)214932
AAA_collcode_walecarr
Theme:
Art Materials, Techniques, and Studio Art Education
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_214932

Henry and Dorothy Kraus papers, [ca. 1930-1990]

Creator:
Kraus, Henry, 1905-1995  Search this
Kraus, Dorothy  Search this
Kraus, Henry, 1905-1995  Search this
Topic:
Art, Medieval -- History -- Sources  Search this
Architecture, Medieval -- History -- Sources  Search this
Labor movement -- United States,  Search this
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography  Search this
Architecture & Design  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6614
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215923
AAA_collcode_krauhenr
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Architecture & Design
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215923

George Grey Barnard papers, circa 1860-1969, bulk 1880-1938

Creator:
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Type:
Notebooks
Diaries
Photographs
Sketches
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State)  Search this
Art, Medieval  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State)  Search this
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9735
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212035
AAA_collcode_barngeor
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212035
Online Media:

Good medieval and later works of art, tapestries, pewter and furniture : exhibition ... Nov. 21-26, 1980 ... : public auction ... Nov. 28-29, 1980 / Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc

Title:
European works of art, furniture and tapestries
Author:
Sotheby Parke Bernet Inc  Search this
Physical description:
ca. 192 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Europe
Date:
1980
Topic:
Art, Medieval  Search this
Pewter  Search this
Tapestry  Search this
Furniture--Europe  Search this
Call number:
N5964.E85 S717 1980
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_500157

Byzantium, Eastern Christendom and Islam : art at the crossroads of the medieval Mediterranean / Lucy-Anne Hunt

Title:
Art at the crossroads of the medieval Mediterranean
Author:
Hunt, Lucy-Anne  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes : illustrations ; 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Mediterranean Region
Méditerranée (région)
Date:
1998
2000
Medieval, 500-1500
Moyen âge
Topic:
Art, Medieval  Search this
Architecture, Medieval  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Islamic art  Search this
Art, Byzantine  Search this
Architecture, Byzantine  Search this
Art and religion  Search this
Christian art and symbolism--Medieval  Search this
Byzantijnse kunst  Search this
Christelijke kunst  Search this
Islamitische kunst  Search this
Wisselwerking  Search this
Islamic architecture  Search this
Art chrétien  Search this
Art islamique  Search this
Art byzantin  Search this
Call number:
N5345 .H86 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_891099

La sirène dans la pensée et dans l'art de l'Antiquité et du Moyen Âge : du mythe païen au symbole chrétien / Jacqueline Leclercq-Marx

Author:
Leclercq-Marx, Jacqueline  Search this
Fondation universitaire de Belgique  Search this
Fondation Francqui (Belgium)  Search this
Académie royale des sciences, des lettres et des beaux-arts de Belgique  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 373 p. : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1997
Medieval, 500-1500
Topic:
Sirens (Mythology) in art  Search this
Mermaids in art  Search this
Art, Ancient--Themes, motives  Search this
Art, Medieval--Themes, motives  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Call number:
N7763.S55 L43 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547527

Medieval masterworks 1200-1520 / [entries by Allison A. Merrill]

Author:
Blumka II Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Merrill, Allison A  Search this
Physical description:
[24] p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Date:
1990
Topic:
Art, Medieval  Search this
Art objects, Medieval  Search this
Call number:
NK700 .B65 1990
NK700.B65 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_428105

Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 7-10
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Includes African art, ancient art, European (old masters), tapestries, European (19th century), Japanese art, medieval art, Nepalese, Paraguay (missionary Baroque), Armenian church sculpture, Scythian art, Soviet art, and other subjects.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Collection Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Collection Citation:
Thomas Hess papers, 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Thomas Hess papers
Thomas Hess papers / Series 4: Artist/Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-hessthom-ref188

Henry and Dorothy Kraus papers

Creator:
Kraus, Henry, 1905-  Search this
Kraus, Dorothy  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1930-1990]
Scope and Contents:
Manuscripts, publications, notes and notebooks, photocopies of articles, outlines, contact sheets, negatives, photographs, newspaper clippings, catalogs, magazines, and miscellany relating to Kraus' work as a labor activist and, with his wife Dorothy, historian of medieval art and architecture.
Biographical / Historical:
Historian, educator, labor organizer; Cleveland, Ohio and Paris, France. Among his books are: The Many and the Few: A Chronicle of the Dynamic Auto Workers; Gold Was the Mortar: the Economics of Cathedral Building; and with co-author Dorothy Kraus, The Gothic Choirstalls of Spain.
Provenance:
Donated 1996 by Dorothy Kraus.
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.
Occupation:
Authors -- France -- Paris  Search this
Topic:
Art, Medieval -- History -- Sources  Search this
Architecture, Medieval -- History -- Sources  Search this
Labor movement -- United States,  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.krauhenr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-krauhenr

Carroll F. Wales papers

Creator:
Wales, Carroll F., 1918-2007  Search this
Names:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Tsaousis, Constantine  Search this
Extent:
0.7 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Place:
Castillo Tamarit Tarragona, Spain -- Photographs
Date:
1972-1998
Scope and Contents:
Illustrated Christmas cards from George and Margaret Stout; photograph album, "Tamarit 1917," of Castillo Tamarit, Tarragona, Spain, where Wales and his partner Constantine Tsaousis worked from 1971-1982 restoring a collection of Spanish medieval art assembled by the Charles Deering family of Chicago; an explanatory letter from J. Deering Danielson, owner of Tamarit; correspondence, 1997-1998; and a memoir, "Some Memories of Mount Sinai" (10 p.), written in 1997 by Wales at the behest of Father Justin of Saint Catherine's monastery, Cairo, Egypt to document Wales' work to preserve the Byzantine mosaics at Saint Catherine's during 1959 and 1960.
Biographical / Historical:
Art restorer; Boston, Mass. Specialized in conservation of Byzantine art. Proprietor of Boston's Oliver Brothers restoration firm. Conserved Roman mosaic at Worcester Art Museum where George Stout was director. Stout became Wales' lifelong mentor and friend.
Provenance:
Donated 1992 and 1998 by Carroll F. Wales.
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.
Occupation:
Conservators  Search this
Restorers  Search this
Art restorers  Search this
Topic:
Art, Medieval -- Spain -- Conservation and restoration -- Photographs  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.walecarr
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-walecarr

George Grey Barnard papers

Creator:
Barnard, George Grey, 1863-1938  Search this
Extent:
12 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Notebooks
Diaries
Photographs
Sketches
Date:
circa 1860-1969
bulk 1880-1938
Summary:
The papers of New York sculptor, collector, and dealer George Grey Barnard measure 12 linear feet and date from 1860 to 1969, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1880-1938. These papers document his life and work as an artist, as well as his activities as a collector and dealer of medieval art, through correspondence, collecting notebooks, diaries and daily journals, ephemera, inventories, business and financial records, exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, reference materials, publications, photographs, and a small number of sketches.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of New York sculptor, collector, and dealer George Grey Barnard measure 12 linear feet and date from 1860 to 1969, with the bulk of the materials dating from 1880-1938. These papers document his life and work as an artist, as well as his activities as a collector and dealer of medieval art, through correspondence, collecting notebooks, diaries and daily journals, ephemera, inventories, business and financial records, exhibition catalogs, newspaper clippings, reference materials, publications, photographs, and a small number of sketches.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 10 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1888-1955 (Boxes 1 and 15; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1896-1965 (Box 1; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries and Daily Journals, 1900-1938 (Boxes 1-2; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, circa 1881-1963 (Boxes 2-4; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 5: Medieval Art and Collections, circa 1905-1958 (Boxes 4, 15 and OV 17; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 6: Business Records, circa 1900-1938 (Boxes 4-5; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 7: Financial Records, circa 1920-1941 (Boxes 5-7; 1.3 linear feet)

Series 8: Printed Materials, circa 1890-1969 (Boxes 7-8, 15-16 and BVs 25-26; 1.5 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographs, circa 1860-1963 (Boxes 8-13, 15, and OV 17-24; 4.5 linear feet)

Series 10: Artwork, circa 1880-1938 (Boxes 11, 14, 16 and OV 17; 0.5 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
George Grey Barnard (1863-1938) was an American sculptor, collector, and dealer, whose collection of medieval art formed the nucleus of the Cloisters, the branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art of the middle ages. Barnard was born to a Presbyterian minister and his wife in Bellefonte, Pennsylvania in 1863. While he was still a young boy, the family left Pennsylvania for the Midwest, eventually settling in Muscatine, Iowa. He married Edna Monroe in 1895 and had three children: Monroe, Vivia, and Barbara.

Barnard began studying sculpture in his late teens, first with Leonard Volk, then at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he studied from 1882 until he left for Paris the following year. In Paris he received training from Pierre-Jules Cavelier at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In 1900 he earned a gold medal at the Salon of the Champs de Mars in Paris.

While in France, Bernard began scavenging the countryside for discarded medieval antiques. He was in debt most of his life, and sold these pieces to support his family and fund his work. He retained the best finds which eventually formed his two medieval collections. The first was the Cloisters, which he sold to John D. Rockefeller Jr. in 1925. The second was the Abbaye, which he completed in 1937. This collection was sold by his estate to the Philadelphia Museum of Art in 1945.

Returning to America, he completed both public and private commissions. In 1902, he was commissioned to create sculptures for the new state capitol building in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. In 1915, he was commissioned by Charles P. Taft to create an Abraham Lincoln statue for Cincinnati. The statue was erected in 1917 and portrayed Lincoln as gangly, frail, and emotional. A second casting was to be given to Westminster Abbey, but controversy over this representation eventually led to its transfer to Manchester.

George Grey Barnard was deeply affected by the devastation of World War I. He devoted the rest of his life to building a memorial to peace, called the Rainbow Arch. It would have been dedicated to the Mothers of America and paid for solely from his own funds and coins contributed by children. Although he spent all his resources on the arch, he only completed a plaster model before his death. George Grey Barnard died of a heart attack in 1938.
Related Archival Materials note:
Additional George Grey Barnard papers are available at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Separated Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reels 3658-3664) including correspondence, exhibition files, and sketches. Originals of microfilmed items can be found at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This material has not been described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
The bulk of the George Grey Barnard papers were transferred from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (formerly the National Collection of Fine Arts) in 1975 and 2003, where the artist's son, Monroe Barnard, had given it in 1970. In 1971, Monroe donated the Archives of American Art additional papers, the Pennsylvania State University Archives gave more material in 1976, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art loaned 4.0 linear feet of material for microfilming in 1985.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The George Grey Barnard 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:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- New York (State)  Search this
Art, Medieval  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State)  Search this
Sculpture, American  Search this
Art dealers -- New York (State)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Notebooks
Diaries
Photographs
Sketches
Citation:
George Grey Barnard papers, circa 1860-1969, bulk 1880-1938. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.barngeor
See more items in:
George Grey Barnard papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barngeor
Online Media:

L'art médiéval yougoslave; moulages et copies exécutés par des artistes yougoslaves et français. [Exposition sous les auspices de l'Association française d'action artistique]

Author:
Association française d'action artistique  Search this
Musée national des monuments français (Paris, France)  Search this
Physical description:
59 p. 52 plates, map, plan. 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1950
[1950?]
Topic:
Art, Yugoslav  Search this
Art, Medieval  Search this
Call number:
N7243 .A8 1950X
N7243.A8 1950X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_412902

Islamic art and architecture 650-1250 / Richard Ettinghausen, Oleg Grabar, Marilyn Jenkins-Madina

Author:
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Grabar, Oleg  Search this
Jenkins, Marilyn 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 344 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Islamic Empire
Empire islamique
Date:
2001
Topic:
Islamic art  Search this
Islamic architecture  Search this
Art, Medieval  Search this
Architecture, Medieval  Search this
Art islamique  Search this
Architecture islamique  Search this
Art médiéval  Search this
Architecture médiévale  Search this
Islamische Architektur  Search this
Islamische Kunst  Search this
Islamitische kunst  Search this
Islamitische bouwkunst  Search this
Medieval art  Search this
Medieval architecture  Search this
Arte islámico  Search this
Arquitectura islámica  Search this
Arte medieval--Imperio islámico  Search this
Arquitectura medieval--Imperio islámico  Search this
Call number:
N6260 E79 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_856079

Sokrovishcha Drevneĭ Rusi = Treasures of Mediaeval Russia : [fotoalʹbom] / B. Fabritskiĭ, I. Shmelev ; pod nauch. red. G. Vagnera

Title:
Сокровища Древней Руси = Treasures of Mediaeval Russia : [фотоальбом] / Б. Фабрицкий, И. Шмелев ; под науч. ред. Г. Вагнера
Treasures of Mediaeval Russia
Author:
Fabritskiĭ, B (Bentsion)  Search this
Shmelev, I. P (Igorʹ Pavlovich)  Search this
Vagner, Georgiĭ Karlovich  Search this
Physical description:
335 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Russia
Date:
1974
Topic:
Art, Russian  Search this
Art, Medieval  Search this
Call number:
N6983 .F32X
N6983.F32X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_89447

Ornamenta ecclesiae : Kunst und Künstler der Romanik : Katalog zur Ausstellung des Schnütgen-Museums in der Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle, Köln, 1985 / herausgegeben von Anton Legner

Author:
Legner, Anton  Search this
Schnütgen-Museum  Search this
Josef-Haubrich-Kunsthalle Köln  Search this
Physical description:
3 volumes : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogues
Place:
Germany
Cologne
Date:
1985
Medieval, 500-1500
Topic:
Church decoration and ornament  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Religious articles  Search this
Art, Romanesque  Search this
Art, Medieval  Search this
Architecture, Romanesque  Search this
Christian art and symbolism--Medieval  Search this
Christelijke kunst  Search this
Romaans  Search this
European visual arts--Romanesque style--1000-1300--Catalogues  Search this
Call number:
NK1652.2 .O74 1985
NK1652.2.O74 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_289473

A guide to the mediaeval room and to the specimens of mediaeval and later times in the gold ornament room; with fourteen plates and a hundred and ninety-four illustrations

Author:
British Museum Department of British and Mediaeval Antiquities and Ethnography  Search this
Dalton, O. M (Ormonde Maddock) 1866-1945  Search this
Read, Charles Hercules Sir 1857-1929  Search this
Physical description:
xiv, 276 p. illus., XIV pl. (incl. front., port.) 22 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
England
London
Date:
1907
Topic:
Art objects  Search this
Art, Medieval  Search this
Call number:
NK480 .L64Z
NK480.L64Z
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_248047

L'art religieux de la fin du moyen âge en France étude sur l'iconographie du moyen âge et sur ses sources d'inspiration 250 gravures

Author:
Mâle, Emile 1862-1954  Search this
Physical description:
2 pages leaves, [vii]-xii, 558 pages, 1 leaves illustrations 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Place:
France
Date:
1908
500-1500 (Moyen Äge)
Topic:
Art, French  Search this
Art, Medieval  Search this
Christian art and symbolism  Search this
Art chrëtien  Search this
Art mëdiëval  Search this
Call number:
N7949.A1M33X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_278933

Spanish medieval art : loan exhibition in honor of Dr. Walter W. S. Cook / arranged by the Alumni Association, Institute of Fine Arts, in cooperation with the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Author:
Cook, Walter W. S  Search this
Cloisters (Museum)  Search this
New York University Institute of Fine Arts Alumni Association  Search this
Physical description:
[30] p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Spain
Date:
1954
Topic:
Art, Medieval  Search this
Call number:
N7103 .S73
N7103.S73
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_120577

Modify Your Search







or


Narrow By