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Chilkat Dancers

Culture/People:
Inland Tlingit (Taku Tlingit)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Bill Blackmore (William Arvin Blackmore/Nazia [Great Hunter]), Inland Tlingit (Taku Tlingit), b. 1940  Search this
Previous owner:
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
IACB source:
Museum of Fine Arts of New Mexico, 1962-2007  Search this
Title:
Chilkat Dancers
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paperboard, casein paint
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
46.6 x 42.2 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Santa Fe; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1963
Catalog Number:
26/2372
Barcode:
262372.000
See related items:
Inland Tlingit (Taku Tlingit)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6448539df-7d55-49f8-a045-fa5f580e7494
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_278482

A Digital Arts Student Makes Collections Accessible in New Ways

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2016-11-10T14:02:39.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
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Two Non-Native? Men Outside Adobe Structure; Mountain In Distance

Creator:
Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942  Search this
Collector:
Taylor, James E. (Artist)  Search this
Collection Creator:
Taylor, James E., 1839-1901 (artist and collector)  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print (003 in x 003 in mounted on 014 in x 018 in)
Container:
Volume 1, Page 53
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Photographs
Date:
undated
Local Numbers:
NAA INV.01602609

NAA MS.MS 4605
Local Note:
Black and white Photoprint on Paper Mount in Album
Place:
New Mexico -- Mora County /Santa Fe Trail/Wagon Mound
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

Access to the collection requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Collection Citation:
MS 4605, James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
See more items in:
James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West
James E. Taylor scrapbook of the American West / Page 53
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/nw3e8eb917e-0912-47e3-96ad-67a3ee4b8ff0
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-naa-ms4605-ref1061

Buffalo Dance

Culture/People:
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Julian Martinez (Pocano), San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1884-1943  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Henry Craig Fleming, Non-Indian, ca. 1881-1960  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Henry Craig Fleming, Non-Indian, ca. 1881-1960  Search this
Title:
Buffalo Dance
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Deerhide/deerskin, paint
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
79 x 61 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
San Ildefonso Pueblo, San Ildefonso Reservation; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
circa 1930
Catalog Number:
22/8644
Barcode:
228644.000
See related items:
San Ildefonso Pueblo
Painting/Drawing/Print
On View:
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Southwest
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6d7a353de-27dd-41fb-9ec2-7cf8749bf4b5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_243253
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Buffalo, Deer, Antelope Dance

Culture/People:
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal/Cattail Bird), San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1898-1955  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Henry Craig Fleming, Non-Indian, ca. 1881-1960  Search this
Donor:
Dr. Henry Craig Fleming, Non-Indian, ca. 1881-1960  Search this
Title:
Buffalo, Deer, Antelope Dance
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paperboard, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
71 x 28.5 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
San Ildefonso Pueblo, San Ildefonso Reservation; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
circa 1930
Catalog Number:
22/8609
Barcode:
228609.000
See related items:
San Ildefonso Pueblo
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws684b12261-5c71-4e50-ae47-25f848940eea
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_243636
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Painting

Culture/People:
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Oqwa Pi (Abel Sanchez/Oqua Pi/Oquwa Pi), San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1899-1971  Search this
Previous owner:
Byron Harvey, III (Byron Schemerhorn Harvey III), Non-Indian, 1932-2005  Search this
Donor:
Byron Harvey, III (Byron Schemerhorn Harvey III), Non-Indian, 1932-2005  Search this
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted, drawn
Dimensions:
28 x 34.8 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
San Ildefonso Pueblo, San Ildefonso Reservation; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1920-1930
Catalog Number:
23/7591
Barcode:
237591.000
See related items:
San Ildefonso Pueblo
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws69a974a59-483a-431a-a64a-7f6a1875fb68
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_252959
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Jar with feather design

Culture/People:
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Maria Poveka Martinez (Maria Martinez/Marie/Maria Antonia Montoya), San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1887-1980 and Popovi Da (Tony Martinez), San Ildefonso Pueblo, 1923-1971  Search this
Previous owner:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King/Priscilla Martin King), Non-Indian, 1926-2002  Search this
Donor:
Priscilla M. King (Pam M. King/Priscilla Martin King), Non-Indian, 1926-2002  Search this
Object Name:
Jar with feather design
Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, burnished, painted
Dimensions:
9.5 x 9.5 x 8 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
San Ildefonso Pueblo, San Ildefonso Reservation; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1956-1970
Catalog Number:
25/4757
Barcode:
254757.000
See related items:
San Ildefonso Pueblo
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws63abee569-a15f-4e79-8e9f-2206ab797739
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_270297
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Diplomacy

Culture/People:
Akimel O'odham (Pima)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Courtney L. Moyah, Akimel O'odham (Pima)/Apache, b. 1948  Search this
Previous owner:
Seymour Tubis, Non-Indian, 1919-1993  Search this
Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Department of the Interior (IACB), 1935-  Search this
IACB source:
Seymour Tubis, Non-Indian, 1919-1993  Search this
Title:
Diplomacy
Object Name:
Print
Media/Materials:
Paper, ink
Techniques:
Woodcut/Woodblock printed
Dimensions:
73.6 x 89.2 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Santa Fe; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date created:
1968-1970
Catalog Number:
25/9600
Barcode:
259600.000
See related items:
Akimel O'odham (Pima)
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws62384a16c-c736-47ca-bf58-34e00079bd29
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_275685
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Rainbow Colors of Freedom

Culture/People:
Acoma Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Lilly M. Salvador (Lilly Torivio Salvador), Acoma Pueblo, b. 1944  Search this
Donor:
David L. Stearman, Non-Indian, 1930-2021  Search this
Bernice Stearman (Mrs. David L. Stearman), Non-Indian, 1932-2012  Search this
Previous owner:
David L. Stearman, Non-Indian, 1930-2021  Search this
Bernice Stearman (Mrs. David L. Stearman), Non-Indian, 1932-2012  Search this
Previous seller:
Rick Dillingham, Non-Indian, 1952-1994  Search this
Mudd-Carr Gallery  Search this
Title:
Rainbow Colors of Freedom
Object Name:
Jar
Media/Materials:
Pottery, clay slip, paint
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, slipped, painted
Dimensions:
16.50 x 19.00 x 18.50 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Acoma Pueblo, Acoma Reservation; Cibola County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1988
Catalog Number:
26/6924
Barcode:
266924.000
See related items:
Acoma Pueblo
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66bc6317c-4993-48ef-914c-7cc4aaa67bcf
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_393923
Online Media:

Child's Mask Dance

Culture/People:
Unangax̂ (Aleut)  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Bill Prokopiof, Unangax̂ (Aleut), 1944-1999  Search this
Seller:
Hilary Elliot, Non-Indian  Search this
Previous owner:
Hilary Elliot, Non-Indian  Search this
Title:
Child's Mask Dance
Object Name:
Figural group
Media/Materials:
Steel
Techniques:
Welded
Dimensions:
81.5 x 45.6 x 99.3 cm
Object Type:
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Place:
Santa Fe; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
1990
Catalog Number:
26/8913
Barcode:
268913.000
See related items:
Unangax̂ (Aleut)
Sculpture/Carving/Figures
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6a174ad55-bb7c-4c32-aefa-34372062749e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_407613
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Painting

Culture/People:
Kiowa  Search this
Artist/Maker:
George Keahbone (George Campbell Keahbone/Asaute), Kiowa, 1916-2002  Search this
Previous owner:
Doris Quinn Babcock (Doris Q. Babcock/Mrs. John C. Babcock), Non-Indian  Search this
John C. Babcock, Non-Indian  Search this
Donor:
Doris Quinn Babcock (Doris Q. Babcock/Mrs. John C. Babcock), Non-Indian  Search this
John C. Babcock, Non-Indian  Search this
Object Name:
Painting
Media/Materials:
Paper, watercolor
Techniques:
Painted
Dimensions:
15.6 x 10.1 cm
Object Type:
Painting/Drawing/Print
Place:
Santa Fe; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA (inferred)
Date created:
circa 1940
Catalog Number:
26/9235
Barcode:
269235.000
See related items:
Kiowa
Painting/Drawing/Print
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws6aea2b10e-0235-4bc0-b8c1-5826cbef1108
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_409836

Plate

Culture/People:
San Ildefonso Pueblo  Search this
Artist/Maker:
Erik Fender (Than Tsideh [Sunbird]), San Ildefonso Pueblo, b. 1970  Search this
Seller:
Erik Fender (Than Tsideh [Sunbird]), San Ildefonso Pueblo, b. 1970  Search this
Seller agent:
Poeh Cultural Center  Search this
Object Name:
Plate
Media/Materials:
Pottery, pottery (micaceous clay), clay slip
Techniques:
Coiled/hand built, slipped, burnished, incised
Dimensions:
24.8 x 3.5 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
San Ildefonso Pueblo, San Ildefonso Reservation; Santa Fe County; New Mexico; USA
Date created:
2018–2019
Catalog Number:
27/401
Barcode:
270401.000
See related items:
San Ildefonso Pueblo
Containers and Vessels
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws66ad6204e-a3e2-471f-ab39-2d3a94ac95af
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_416086

Alice Kagawa Parrott papers

Creator:
Parrott, Alice Kagawa, 1929-2009  Search this
Extent:
7.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1950-2010
Summary:
The papers of Japanese American fiber artist and ceramicist Alice Kagawa Parrott measure 7.1 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 2010. The papers document Parrott's career as a textile artist and weaver based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. There is a small amount of biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and art institutions; personal business records mostly of financial records related to Parrott's business The Market later known as Parrott Fabrics Inc.; studio practice files related to equiment, materials, and designs for wall hangings, clothes, and tapestries; printed material such as exhibition catalogs and clippings mostly on Parrott and her arwork but also on other artists; and photographs and slides of Parrott, her weavings, family and friends, and her studio and home.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Japanese American fiber artist and ceramicist, Alice Kagawa Parrott, measure 7.1 linear feet and date from circa 1950 to 2010. The collection mainly documents Parrott's work as a fiber artist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. There is a small amount of biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues; personal business records mostly of financial records related to Parrott's business The Market later known as Parrott Fabrics Inc.; studio practice files related to equiment, materials, and designs for wall hangings, clothes, and tapestries; printed material such as exhibition catalogs and clippings mostly on Parrott and her arwork but also on other artists; and photographs and slides of Parrott, her weavings, family and friends, her studio and home, and dyeing process.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 6 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, circa 1957-2009 (0.3 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1953-2009 (1.2 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, circa 1957-2009 (1.9 linear feet; Boxes 2-4, 9)

Series 4: Studio Practice Files, 1951-2005 (2.2 linear feet; Boxes 4-6, 9)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1954-2008 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 6-7, 9)

Series 6: Photographic Material, circa 1950-2010 (0.7 linear feet; Boxes 7-9)
Biographical / Historical:
Alice Kagawa Parrott (1929-2009) was a Japanese American fiber artist and ceramicist based in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Parrott was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, in 1929 to Takato and Isono Kagawa who were Japanese immigrants. She graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa in 1952, then studied weaving at Cranbrook Academy of Art, where she met ceramicist Toshiko Takaezu, who became a lifelong friend. After graduating from Cranbrook in 1954, she taught weaving and ceramics at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

In 1956, she married Allen Morgan Parrott and they moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where they bought a home and adopted their sons Ben and Tim. Also that year, she opened a weaving and craft shop called The Market, which later became Parrott Fabrics Inc. Parrott had many commissions and customers, such as the woodworker Sam Maloof. A notable early commission was from the Santa Fe Opera. From 1971-1972, Parrott was an artist-in-residence in Maui, where she taught workshops and created tapestries for several public commissions. In 1977, she became an American Craft Council Fellow. Parrott participated in numerous exhibitions over the course of her career. Parrott passed away in 2009 in Santa Fe.
Provenance:
The Alice Kagawa Parrott papers were donated in 2019 by Paul Kagawa and Diane Leavitt, trustees of the Alice Kagawa Parrott Family Trust.
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.
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 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:
Artists -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Ceramicists -- New Mexico  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Asian American fiber artists  Search this
Asian American ceramicists  Search this
Citation:
Alice Kagawa Parrott papers, circa 1950-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.parralic
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Alice Kagawa Parrott papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9288e78de-5af2-41d7-a866-c6c2f8e67ec0
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-parralic
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Kay WalkingStick Symposium 02 - Kate Morris

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
Symposia
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2015-11-10T18:58:04.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
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Healing through Native Creativity: Artist Conversation with Aaron Brokeshoulder

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2021-08-11T20:06:43.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Native Americans;American Indians  Search this
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Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
YouTube Channel:
SmithsonianNMAI
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_MUnryxOS3YU

Will Shuster papers, [undated] and 1914-1970

Creator:
Shuster, Will, 1893-1969  Search this
Subject:
Henri, Robert  Search this
La Farge, Oliver  Search this
Scott, Winfield Townley  Search this
Sheridan, John E.  Search this
Wheelock, Warren  Search this
Nash, Willard Ayer  Search this
Karig, Walter  Search this
Sloan, John  Search this
Public Works of Art Project  Search this
Place:
United States -- Social conditions -- 1933-1945 -- New Mexico
Citation:
Will Shuster papers, [undated] and 1914-1970. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Art, American -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
New Deal, 1933-1939 -- New Mexico  Search this
Art and state -- New Mexico  Search this
Federal aid to the arts -- New Mexico  Search this
Mural painting and decoration -- 20th century -- New Mexico  Search this
Theme:
Diaries  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13458
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211861
AAA_collcode_shuswill
Theme:
Diaries
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211861

Ernest Blumenschein papers

Creator:
Blumenschein, Ernest Leonard, 1874-1960  Search this
Names:
Committee on Public Information  Search this
National Academy of Design (U.S.)  Search this
Salmagundi Club  Search this
Taos Society of Artists  Search this
Blumenschein, Helen G. (Helen Greene)  Search this
Blumenschein, Mary Greene  Search this
Gilbert, Cass, 1859-1934  Search this
Glackens, William J., 1870-1938  Search this
Kuhn, Walt, 1877-1949  Search this
Meem, John Gaw, 1894-1983  Search this
Sharp, Joseph Henry, 1859-1953  Search this
Tarkington, Booth, 1869-1946  Search this
Ufer, Walter, 1876-1936  Search this
Extent:
2.1 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Writings
Photographs
Date:
1873-1964
Summary:
The papers of southwest painter and illustrator Ernest Blumenschein measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1873-1964. The collection documents Blumenschein's artistic career, his relationship with his wife and daughter, his love of the American southwest, and his involvement in the art community of Taos, New Mexico. Found are biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, scattered personal business records, writings, a large amount of juvenilia artwork, and photographs of artwork.
Scope and Content Note:
The papers of southwest painter and illustrator Ernest Blumenschein measure 2.1 linear feet and date from 1873-1964. The collection documents Blumenschein's artistic career, his relationship with his wife and daughter, his love of the American southwest, and his involvement in the art community of Taos, New Mexico. Found are biographical materials, personal and professional correspondence, scattered personal business records, writings, a large amount of juvenilia artwork, and photographs of artwork.

Biographical materials include biographical sketches, school notebooks and curriculum vita, family genealogical materials and other family records, certificates, diplomas, and materials commemorating Blumenschein's election to the National Academy of Design. Also found are scattered ephemera items, such as membership cards, tickets, and travel materials.

Correspondence consists primarily of letters between Blumenschein, his wife Mary, and his daughter Helen. These discuss Blumeschein's career, domestic life, financial matters, Helen's schooling, and travel. Blumenschein's activities during World War I are documented by correspondence with the Committee of Public Information, the Salmagundi Club, and with Aide de Camps of army bases. There are a few letters from other artists and writers including William Glackens, Walt Kuhn, Ward Lockwood, Booth Tarkington, and a long letter from Cass Gilbert.

Scattered personal business records consist of a guest list, a list of Blumenschein works in a private collection, a jury duty certificate, and a car payment record.

Writings include personal, critical, and creative writings. There are writings by Blumenschein about the founding of the Taos Society of Artists and the artistic community of Taos and his memoirs about his first trip to Taos. Additional writings include a satirical discussion of modern art, and essays about artists John Gaw Meem, Joseph Henry Sharp, and Walter Ufer, and discussions of select paintings. Blumenschein also wrote of his travels in Paris, Switzerland, and Pittsburgh, as well as about French churches and cemeteries. Creative writings explore the landscape, life and culture of the American southwest.

Artwork consists primarily of fourteen folders of Blumenschein's illustrations for "Tomfoolery," a handwritten and hand drawn magazine that Blumenschein contributed to in high school. His illustrations for "Tomfoolery" include portraits, caricatures, and sequential art. Also found is one folder of small sketches.

Printed materials about Blumenschein include clippings, exhibition announcements, and exhibition catalogs. There are also brochures related to the Taos Art Colony and a 1902 menu for a Salmagundi Club program/dinner Also found here is a 1915 signed menu from a National Academy of Design event signed by Gifford Beal, George Bellows, and Eugene Spiecher among others.

Photographs include two portraits of Blumenschein and a group portrait of National Academy of Design members that includes Blumenschein. There are also photographs of Blumeschein's artwork and installation views of Blumenschein exhibitions.

Some images and language in these manuscripts may be offensive to viewers. It is presented as it exists in the original documents for the benefit of research. This material in no way reflects the views of the Archives of American Art or the Smithsonian Institution.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 7 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1873-1971 (Boxes 1, OV1; 17 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1891-1970 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Personal Business Records, 1918-1950s (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 4: Writings, 1880s-1959 (Box 1-2; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 5: Artwork, 1888-1925 (Box 2; 0.25 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1891-1964 (Box 2, OV1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographs, 1880s-1955 (Box 2, OV1; 0.25 linear feet)
Biographical Note:
Ernest Blumenschein was born on May 26th, 1874 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He moved to Dayton, Ohio at the age of four, the same year his mother died. His father was a professional musician and composer, who chiefly made his living as a conductor of large choruses. During high school he contributed illustrations to "Tomfoolery," a handwritten and hand drawn weekly humor magazine. Besides his artistic talents, Ernest Blumenschein was a skilled violin player, and was awarded a scholarship to the Cincinnati College of Music. In 1892, Blumenschein auditioned for the New York National Conservatory, and was chosen by Anton Dvorak for the role of first violin. With the income from playing violin, Blumenschein attended classes at the Art Students League.

In 1892, Ernest Blumenschein first traveled to Paris to study at the Académie Julian. While in Paris, he met Joseph Henry Sharp who inspired Blumenschein with his stories and sketches of the American southwest, particularly the Taos area. He returned to American in 1896, rented a studio with another Académie Julian student Bert Phillips, and began a successful career as a commercial illustrator working for magazines such as Century, Harper's, Scribner's, and McClure's.

Blumenschein first visited Taos in the fall of 1898 while traveling en route to Mexico on a sketching trip with Phillips. A wheel on the wagon carrying their belongings broke and they took it to the nearest blacksmith in the area, which was in Taos. Upon arriving at Taos, Blumenschein was struck by the "the superb beauty and serenity" of the landscape and was "stirred deeply." The town made a strong impact on both Blumenschein and Phillips, but while Phillips decided to stay, Blumenschein returned to New York for a short while and continued working as an illustrator. The following year Blumenschein decided to concentrate on painting, and re-enrolled at the Académie Julian while supporting himself with his commercial work. In 1903, he met Mary Greene, an American painter living in Paris and they married in 1905, and began sharing a Paris studio. Their daughter and only child, Helen, was born in November of 1909.

While Ernest Blumenschein continued to study in Paris, he also kept working as an illustrator, supporting himself easily. His illustration work was much in demand by American magazines and book publishers. Blumenschein was commissioned to illustrate Jack London's first book, Love of Life, in 1904. He also worked with other famous writers such as Stephen Crane, Willa Cather, and Joseph Conrad.

Upon returning to New York after the birth of their daughter, Ernest and Mary taught at the Pratt Institute. Ernest spent every summer in Taos. In 1919, the family moved permanently to Taos, with Helen returning to New York for school. It was during this time that Blumenschein co-founded the Taos Society of Artists and became part of the Taos art colony. For four decades, Blumenschein created paintings of the landscape, local inhabitants, the Taos Pueblo culture, and city skylines. He won numerous awards for his work and exhibited widely. His work was responsible for changing perceptions about the native culture and peoples of the area - the Navajo and Pueblo Indians. Blumenschein also indulged his love of the outdoors and sports. He avidly camped, played tennis, and was part of the Taos amateur baseball team. His artistic output in the 1950s was hampered by his declining health, and the death of Mary in 1958. Blumenschein died in June of 1960, and his ashes are repositioned at the Taos Pueblo Reservation.
Related Material:
Found in the Archives of American Art is a small collection of "Ernest Blumenschein letters and transcripts", available on microfilm reel 3281, and consisting of eleven letters between Blumenschein and Thomas Gilcrease, a letter between Helen Blumenschein and Gilcrease, and the transcript of a 1958 radio interview with Blumenschein.

Additionally, the Fray Angélico Chávez History Library in Santa Fe, New Mexico holds papers related to Ernest Blumenschein, Mary Greene Blumenschein, and Helen Greene Blumenschein.
Provenance:
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Helen Greene Blumenschein, Ernest Blumenschein's daughter, in 1971.
Restrictions:
Use of the original papers requires an appointment.
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:
Painters -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Topic:
Illustrators -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
Taos School of Art  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Painting -- New Mexico -- Taos  Search this
World War, 1914-1918  Search this
Genre/Form:
Writings
Photographs
Citation:
Ernest Blumenschein papers, 1873-1964. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.blumerne
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Ernest Blumenschein papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9be57a409-a4fd-450c-a1e2-bfe0a6b923aa
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-blumerne
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Artists letters to Robert Kasal

Creator:
Kasal, Robert  Search this
Takaezu, Toshiko  Search this
Larsen, Jack Lenor  Search this
Extent:
82 Items
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1958-2008
Scope and Contents:
The collection includes circa 55 letters from Toshiko Takaezu to Robert Kasal (1963-2008 and undated) and 27 letters from Jack Lenor Larsen to Robert Kasal (circa 1958-1969).
Biographical / Historical:
Robert Kasal (1935- ) is an architect and designer who resides in Santa Fe, N.M. Kasal attended Haystack Mountain School of Crafts where he met and befriended Toshiko Takeuzu (1922-) and Jack Lenor Larsen (1927-2020).
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also holds the papers of Toshiko Takaezu and Jack Lenor Larsen.
Provenance:
Donated in 2023 by Robert Kasal.
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.
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:
Architects -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.kasarobe
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw92aab24ea-58c8-4c8f-996b-5707c18e11b3
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-kasarobe

Partial Transcripts, ABC's "Good Morning America"; CBS's "Sunday Morning"

Collection Creator:
Lisle, Laurie  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976, 1981
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.
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:
Laurie Lisle research material on Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Nevelson, 1902-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Laurie Lisle research material on Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Nevelson
Laurie Lisle research material on Georgia O'Keeffe and Louise Nevelson / Series 1: Research Files on Georgia O'Keeffe / 1.1: Biographical Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw953954e5b-7abe-468c-a260-6b1423ce1b4d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-lisllaur-ref8
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Can You Guess What I Found in the NMAI Collections?

Creator:
National Museum of the American Indian  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2019-12-19T16:10:39.000Z
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_1hN3YbQMBao

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