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Diaries

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Diaries
Date:
1920-1972, 1976-1983
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the daily number of visitors to and events and other happenings at the museum. Materials consist of visitor attendance diaries and Freer Gallery of Art diaries.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-041, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Diaries
Identifier:
Accession 02-041
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Diaries
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-041

Letters of Appreciation/Complaint/Sympathy

Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1974-2001
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting visitor complaints, comments, and support. Materials include incoming and outgoing correspondence and comment forms.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 04-147, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Director, Letters of Appreciation/Complaint/Sympathy
Identifier:
Accession 04-147
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Letters of Appreciation/Complaint/Sympathy
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa04-147

James Lawrence Claghorn papers, 1849-1882

Creator:
Claghorn, James Lawrence, 1817-1884  Search this
Subject:
Durand, Asher Brown  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick  Search this
Powers, Hiram  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Goupil & Cie  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9986
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212721
AAA_collcode_clagjame
Theme:
The Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212721

Bernhard H. Berntsen papers, 1931-1987

Creator:
Berntsen, Bernhard H. (Bernhard Hilmar), 1900-1992  Search this
Subject:
Suzuki, Sakari  Search this
Rivera, Diego  Search this
Kahlo, Frida  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Norwegian Art and Craft Club (Brooklyn, N.Y.)  Search this
United States  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Willard Parker Hospital (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Art museum attendance -- Pictorial works  Search this
Norwegian American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6423
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215507
AAA_collcode_bernbern
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215507

Visitors at a gallery

Type:
Photographs
Date:
ca. 1935
Topic:
Art museum attendance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12007
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Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12007
Online Media:

James Lawrence Claghorn papers

Creator:
Claghorn, James Lawrence, 1817-1884  Search this
Names:
Goupil & Cie  Search this
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts  Search this
Church, Frederic Edwin, 1826-1900  Search this
Durand, Asher Brown, 1796-1886  Search this
Kensett, John Frederick, 1816-1872  Search this
Powers, Hiram, 1805-1873  Search this
Read, Thomas Buchanan, 1822-1872  Search this
Rothermel, Peter Frederick, 1812-1895  Search this
Whittredge, Worthington, 1820-1910  Search this
Extent:
0.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Scrapbooks
Date:
1849-1882
Scope and Contents:
Letters (1849-1856), business records (1849-1856), a visitors' register (1873-1885), and a scrapbook (ca. 1866-1885) concern the acquisition of paintings and prints for Claghorn's collection.
REEL 3580: 37 letters (1849-1882) to Claghorn regard his art collection and dealing activities and include letters from Goupil & Cie., J. Crumby, who served as a purchasing agent, Frederic Edwin Church, John Frederick Kensett, Hiram Powers, Thomas Buchanan Read, Peter F. Rothermel, and Thomas Worthington Whittredge.
REEL 4131: Visitors Register, March 18, 1873-Jan. 1885, containing names and addresses of those who viewed the Claghorn Collection; many artists, local art students and instructors, and foreign visitors are listed. Scrapbook, most likely compiled by Claghorn with posthumous entries added by family, contains mainly newspaper clippings concerning Claghorn, his collections, Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, art activities in Philadelphia, and artists (particularly printmakers); also includes photograph of Seymour Haden, catalogs of the Claghorn Collection, admission tickets, reprints of lengthy articles about Claghorn and his collections, and a few letters to J. Raymond Claghorn [son of James L.] regarding the disposition of the collection and its sale to Thomas Harrison Garrett.
REEL 4152: 88 letters (1848-1864) from various agents in New York and Europe regard purchases of paintings, prints and sculpture by artists, including Asher B. Durand and Worthington Whittredge. Four letters regard paintings to be exhibited at the Great Sanitary Fair. Nine letters (1855-1864) from Thomas Buchanan Read regard his activities in England. Read's letters from Cincinnati discuss his poetry and commissions for his paintings.
Biographical / Historical:
Collector and art patron; Philadelphia, Pa. Claghorn was an officer of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Best known for his print collection, he began by collecting paintings by American artists, ca. 1840. In 1877, he sold his painting collection in order to devote his efforts to his print collection. His private gallery in Philadelphia was open to visitors, and selections from the Claghorn Collection were exhibited in other cities. After his death, his print collection was purchased by Thomas Harrison Garrett, and thereafter was known as the Garrett Collection. After being on long-term loan to the Library of Congress between 1904 and 1930, the collection is now owned by the Baltimore Museum of Art.
Related Materials:
Also in the Archives on microfilm only are papers lent for microfilming by the Philadelphia Maritime Museum (reel 3581), including: letters and receipts addressed to Claghorn document the purchase and sale of American and European paintings and prints (1849-1856). There are also inventories of shipments. Letters frequently include titles and prices.
Provenance:
Materials on reel 3581 were borrowed for filming from Philadelphia Maritime Museum. Materials on reel 3580 were borrowed for filming from John W. Claghorn on July 16, 1985, and were later donated to the Archives of American Art by his descendant Frederic S. Claghorn along with additional letters appearing on reel 4152. Material on reel 4131 was donated by Mabel Claghorn Bulkeley, granddaughter of James L. Claghorn.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Painters  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
AAA.clagjame
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-clagjame

Bernhard H. Berntsen papers

Creator:
Berntsen, Bernhard H. (Bernhard Hilmar), 1900-1992  Search this
Names:
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Faculty -- Photographs  Search this
Art Students League (New York, N.Y.) -- Students -- Photographs  Search this
Federal Art Project (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Norwegian Art and Craft Club (Brooklyn, N.Y.)  Search this
United States. Works Progress Administration  Search this
Willard Parker Hospital (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Kahlo, Frida -- Photographs  Search this
Rivera, Diego, 1886-1957 -- Photographs  Search this
Suzuki, Sakari, 1900- -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Linear feet ((60 items partially microfilmed on 1 reel))
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1931-1987
Scope and Contents:
Sketches, photographs, notes, a scrapbook, and printed material.
REEL 2787: A notebook containing sketches and notes on the completion of the Willard Parker Hospital mural, New York City, which Sakari Suzuki painted with the assistance of Berntsen for the Federal Arts Project in 1936-1938; and 9 photographs of the Willard Parker mural, 2 of which show Suzuki and 2 of Suzuki and Berntsen at work. The Willard Parker Hospital was later demolished.
UNMICROFILMED: A chronology of Berntsen's career; 24 sketches in pencil and in pen and ink of ironworkers and construction workers, ca. 1933-1934, and of visitors to the National Gallery where Berntsen was a guard, ca. 1966-1971; three letters from Bernsten to his wife Alma, 1947-1952; loose newspaper clippings, ca. 1933-1985, and a scrapbook of newspaper clippings (in Norwegian and English) concerning Berntsen's involvement with the Norwegian Art and Craft Club, and his paintings and sketches of workers at construction sites where he worked as an ironworker, ca. 1931-1976; two exhibition announcements, 1964 and 1986; photographs, ca. 1933-1987, mostly snapshots, include Berntsen painting, Bernsten in his National Gallery of Art guard uniform with Chief Justice Earl Warren, one of students and faculty of the Art Students League (ca. 1933-1934), one of Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in New York, several of Berntsen and Suzuki at work on the Willard Parker Hospital mural, ca. 1938, of events sponsored by the Norwegian Art and Craft Club, and of works of art. Also included are photocopies of works of art.
Biographical / Historical:
Painter, mural painter, ironworker; Chicago, Ill., New York, N.Y. and Va. Born in Oslo, Norway. Berntsen also was the model for the laborer who stands behind Lenin in the controversial Diego Rivera mural for Radio City Music Hall.
Provenance:
Material on reel 2787 transferred from the National Collection of Fine Arts, who received it from Berntsen, 1975. Unmicrofilmed material donated 1993 and 2002 by Berntsen's great-grandson, Cliff Miller.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Muralists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Mural painting and decoration, American  Search this
Art museum attendance -- Pictorial works  Search this
Norwegian American artists  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.bernbern
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bernbern

Letters of Appreciation/Complaint/Sympathy, 1974-2001

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Office of the Director  Search this
Physical description:
1 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Manuscripts
Date:
197
197 -2001
1974-2001
Topic:
Museums--Administration  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01178
See more items in:
Letters of Appreciation/Complaint/Sympathy 1974-2001 [Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_248909

Visitor Comments, 1991-1997

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director  Search this
Physical description:
7.69 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Visitors' books
Books
Manuscripts
Date:
1991
1991-1997
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Museums--Public relations  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS00830
Restrictions & Rights:
Materials less than 15 years old Restricted. Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Visitor Comments 1991-1997 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Office of the Director]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_225767

Diaries, 1920-1972, 1976-1983

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
2 cu. ft. unprocessed holdings
Type:
Diaries
Date:
1920
1920-1983
1920-1972, 1976-1983
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Local number:
SIA RS01054
See more items in:
Diaries 1920-1972, 1976-1983 [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_228118

Different voices : a social, cultural, and historical framework for change in the American art museum / contributors, Carol Becker [and others]

Author:
Becker, Carol  Search this
Association of Art Museum Directors  Search this
Physical description:
148 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Congresses
Conference papers and proceedings
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
©1992
Topic:
Art museums--Management  Search this
Art museums--Political aspects  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Art museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Art patronage  Search this
Call number:
N510 .D54 1992X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_423234

Opening the door to the entire community : how museums are using permanent collections to engage audiences

Author:
Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund  Search this
Physical description:
37 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1998
[1998]
Topic:
Art museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Art museum attendance--Psychological aspects  Search this
Museums and schools  Search this
Call number:
N435 L56 1998
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_589169

A museum for all : initiatives to encourage all South Africans to become more involved with their national heritage / Evelien Luijt

Author:
Luijt, Evelien  Search this
Subject:
South African National Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
59 leaves : tables, graphs ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
South Africa
Cape Town
Date:
1997
Topic:
Art museum attendance  Search this
Arts surveys  Search this
Call number:
N3830 .L85 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_808649

Is the price right? [electronic resource] : Admission fees and free admission in American art museums / by Gypsy McFelter

Author:
McFelter, Gypsy  Search this
Physical description:
iii, 102, 2 (i.e., 11) leaves : ill., digital, PDF file
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
2006
Topic:
Museums--Admission fees  Search this
Museum finance  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Art museums--Management  Search this
Call number:
N470 .M34 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_837817

The Kellogg/Smithsonian Project at the Toledo Museum of Art / Stephen Jurs, Paul Fritz

Author:
Jurs, Stephen G  Search this
Fritz, Paul A  Search this
Smithsonian Kellogg Project  Search this
Toledo Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Toledo Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
22 leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Evaluation
Place:
Ohio
Toledo
United States
Date:
1987
1987]
Topic:
Art museum attendance--Educational aspects  Search this
Art museum visitors--Interviews  Search this
Art--Study and teaching  Search this
Call number:
N820 .J87 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_703280

Art and its publics : museum studies at the millennium / edited by Andrew McClellan

Author:
McClellan, Andrew  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 213 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2003
Topic:
Art museum attendance  Search this
Art museums--Management  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_709015

The mirror and the tomb : Africa, museums, and memory

Author:
Lionnet, Françoise  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
2001
Topic:
Museum exhibits--Philosophy  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Art, African--Appreciation  Search this
Exhibiting African art  Search this
Call number:
N1 .A258
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_712157

Visitors to museums & galleries in the UK : research findings / study conducted for the Museums & Galleries Commission [by] MORI

Title:
Visitors to museums and galleries in the UK
Author:
Market & Opinion Research International  Search this
Great Britain Museums and Galleries Commission  Search this
Physical description:
35, 9 p. : ill. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1999
Topic:
Museum attendance  Search this
Art museum attendance  Search this
Call number:
AM7 .V84 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_741462

The visitor and the Denver Art Museum : learning about the Denver Art Museum audience : a survey of surveys / [Ross J. Loomis]

Title:
Learning about the Denver Art Museum audience : a survey of surveys
Author:
Loomis, Ross J  Search this
Denver Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Denver Art Museum Evaluation  Search this
Physical description:
35 leaves
Type:
Books
Place:
Colorado
Denver
Date:
1982
1982?]
Topic:
Art museum attendance--Evaluation  Search this
Art museum visitors  Search this
Art exhibition audiences--Evaluation  Search this
Call number:
N559.D4 L66 1982a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_746788

Reasons for going to, and not going to the Minneapolis Art Institute / conducted for: Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts [by] Mid-Continent Surveys, Inc

Author:
Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts  Search this
Mid-Continent Surveys, Inc  Search this
Subject:
Minneapolis Institute of Arts Evaluation  Search this
Physical description:
[36] leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Minnesota
Minneapolis
Date:
1979
Topic:
Art museum attendance  Search this
Call number:
N582.6 .R43 1979a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_765244

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