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Asian American Identity - Smithsonian Portraits of Encounter

Creator:
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2011-10-04T18:54:44.000Z
YouTube Category:
Nonprofits & Activism  Search this
Topic:
Asian Americans  Search this
See more by:
apaprogram
Data Source:
Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center
YouTube Channel:
apaprogram
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_Y09zyS1Q4Dc

Asian-American artists (newspaper clippings and speeches by Shimono)

Collection Creator:
Shimono, Sab  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 15
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1986
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research but is stored off-site and special arrangements must be made to work with it. Contact the Archives Center for information at archivescenter@si.edu or 202-633-3270.

Social Security numbers are present and have been rendered unreadable and redacted. Researchers may use the photocopies in the collection. The remainder of the collection has no restrictions.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Saburo Shimono Papers, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
Saburo Shimono Papers
Saburo Shimono Papers / Series 1: Biographical Materials
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-1379-ref80

Reuben Tam papers

Creator:
Tam, Reuben  Search this
Names:
Alan Gallery (Charles Alan)  Search this
Brooklyn Museum of Art  Search this
Coe Kerr Gallery  Search this
Downtown Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation  Search this
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
Andrews, Dorothy, 1918-2008  Search this
Kienbusch, William, 1914-1980  Search this
Nesjar, Carl, 1920-  Search this
Solomon, Hyde, 1911-  Search this
Extent:
9.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Drawings
Date:
1931-2006
Summary:
The papers of landscape painter and educator Reuben Tam measure 9.2 linear feet and date from 1931 to 2006. The papers document his career as a painter in New York, Maine, and Hawaii through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, art organizations, schools, and galleries; diaries, poetry, and other writings; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, other printed material; photographs; artwork, including seventeen sketchbooks; and eight scrapbooks.

There is a 1.1 linear foot unprocessed addition to the collection donated in 2020 that includes 34 sketchbooks, circa 1940-1974, by Tam from his time in New York, Hawaii, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, Alaska and Canada.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of landscape painter and educator Reuben Tam measure 9.2 linear feet and date from 1931 to 2006. The papers document his career as a painter in New York, Maine, and Hawaii through biographical material; correspondence with family, friends, art organizations, schools, and galleries; diaries, poetry, and other writings; exhibition catalogs, news clippings, other printed material; photographs; artwork, including seventeen sketchbooks; and eight scrapbooks. There is a 1.1 linear foot unprocessed addition to the collection donated in 2020 that includes 34 sketchbooks, circa 1940-1974, by Tam from his time in New York, Hawaii, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon, Alaska and Canada.

Biographical material includes school documents, records of his tenure as an instructor at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School, artwork consignment and sales records, and slides and accompanying audio cassette recording of the "Reuben Tam Show" about his work as an artist on Monhegan Island, Maine.

Correspondence is with family, fellow artists, including William Kienbusch and Hyde Solomon, as well as art organizations, schools, and museums, such as Brooklyn Museum of Art School, Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, Maine Coast Artists group, and the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Also found is correspondence with the three galleries which represented his work: Downtown Gallery, Alan Gallery, and Coe Kerr Gallery.

The collection includes five bound diaries as well as diary entries written by Reuben Tam on loose sheets of paper, primarily documenting the 1940s. Other writings include drafts of poetry, one notebook, miscellaneous notes, and essays by others.

Printed material consists of school publications, exhibition catalogs and announcements for solo and group shows, brochures, flyers, magazines, bulletins, and news clippings. Eight scrapbooks found in this collection also include newspaper clippings, exhibition announcements and catalogs, as well as event invitations, membership cards, and letters, documenting 40 years of Reuben Tam's career.

Photographs are of Reuben Tam, Tam with friends and family, and artwork. One photograph album contains photographs from Tam's visits to Maine from 1946 to 1948, and includes photographs of fellow artists Hyde Solomon, Carl Nesjar, Dorothy Andrews, and William Kienbusch. Artwork in the collection includes prints, drawings, and watercolors as well as seventeen large sketchbooks documenting the coastal landscape of Monhegan Island, Maine.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 9 series:

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1934-1993 (Box 1; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1931-2006 (Box 1-4; 3.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Diaries, 1932-1974 (Box 4-5; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 4: Writings, 1939-1987 (Box 5; 7 folders)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1935-1997 (Box 5-6, 9; 1.2 linear feet)

Series 6: Photographs, circa 1930-1990 (Box 6-7, 9; 1.0 linear foot)

Series 7: Artwork, circa 1936-1975 (Box 7, 9-10, OV 11; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1938-1978 (Box 7-8; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 9: Unprocessed Addition, circa 1940-1974 (Box 12, OV13; 1.1 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Reuben Tam (1916-1991) was a landscape painter and educator in New York, Maine, and Hawaii. Tam was born in Kapaa, Hawaii, in 1916. He received a degree in education in 1937 from the University of Hawaii and was briefly a public school teacher before attending graduate courses at the California School of Fine Arts. In 1941 he moved to New York and took courses in art history and philosophy at the New School for Social Research and Columbia University. Tam became affiliated with the Downtown Gallery in 1945 and was a prolific exhibitor in national and regional shows, winning critical praise as an abstract landscape painter. In 1948 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and first exhibited in the National Academy's annual exhibition in 1947.

Tam was an instructor at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School from 1946 to 1974. While there he taught advanced studies in painting and was chairman of the graduate painting department. He also served as a visiting professor at Oregon State University, Haystack, and Queens College, CUNY.

Beginning in 1948, Tam and his wife, Geraldine, spent summers at their home and studio on Monhegan Island, Maine. Tam's work was deeply influenced by coastal landscapes both in Maine and in his native Hawaii. In 1981 he and his wife moved back to Kapaa, Hawaii, where he continued to paint and exhibit his new works until his death in 1991.
Related Materials:
Reuben Tam papers, 1958-1966, are also located at Syracuse University.
Provenance:
Scrapbooks were lent for microfilming in 1970 by Reuben Tam and were subsequently donated in 2009 along with additional papers by Geraldine King Tam, Reuben Tam's widow. 34 additional sketchbooks were donated in 2020 by the Geraldine King Tam Trust, via Cindy King, trustee and niece of Geraldine King Tam.
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.
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 -- Maine  Search this
Painters -- Hawaii  Search this
Topic:
Painters -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Educators -- Hawaii  Search this
Educators -- Maine  Search this
Educators -- New York (State)  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Sound recordings
Poems
Diaries
Scrapbooks
Watercolors
Drawings
Citation:
Reuben Tam papers, 1931-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.tamreub
See more items in:
Reuben Tam papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-tamreub
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Gala Porras-Kim, 2020 August 20

Interviewee:
Porras-Kim, Gala, 1984-  Search this
Porras-Kim, Gala, 1984-  Search this
Interviewer:
Franco, Josh T., 1985-  Search this
Subject:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Pandemics  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American women artists  Search this
Korean American artists  Search this
Korean American art  Search this
Korean American women artists  Search this
Asian American multimedia artists  Search this
Theme:
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Asian American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)22015
AAA_collcode_porras20
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Women
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_22015

Oral history interview with Gala Porras-Kim

Interviewee:
Porras-Kim, Gala, 1984-  Search this
Interviewer:
Franco, Josh T., 1985-  Search this
Names:
Pandemic Oral History Project  Search this
Extent:
1 Item ((27 min.), digital, mp4)
11 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
2020 August 20
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Gala Porras-Kim conducted 2020 August 20, by Josh Franco, for the Archives of American Art's Pandemic Oral History Project Porras-Kim's car in Los Angeles, California.
Biographical / Historical:
Gala Porras-Kim (1984- ) is a Colombian and Korean American multi media artist based in Los Angeles, California. Porras-Kim interrogates museological norms through drawings, sculptures, and large installations.
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:
This interview is open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its Oral History Program interviews available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. Quotation, reproduction and publication of the audio is governed by restrictions. If an interview has been transcribed, researchers must quote from the transcript. If an interview has not been transcribed, researchers must quote from the audio recording. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Multimedia artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
COVID-19 (Disease)  Search this
Pandemics  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American women artists  Search this
Korean American Artists  Search this
Korean American art  Search this
Korean American women artists  Search this
Asian American multimedia artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Identifier:
AAA.porras20
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-porras20
Online Media:

School of Design in Chicago : refugees east and west / Beatrice Takeuchi

Creator:
Takeuchi, Beatrice, 1921-  Search this
Names:
Chicago School of Design  Search this
Aaron, David  Search this
Filipowski, Richard, 1923-2008  Search this
Giedion, S. (Sigfried), 1888-1968  Search this
Hayakawa, S. I.  Search this
Keck, George Fred  Search this
Kepes, Gyorgy, 1906-2001  Search this
Leckie, Hubert W., 1913-1993  Search this
Moholy-Nagy, László, 1895-1946  Search this
Richard, Edgar  Search this
Waldheim, Jack  Search this
Extent:
54 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
1998
Scope and Contents:
Beatrice Takeuchi memoir, 1998. Takeuchi begins with her recollections of the bombing of Pearl Harbor and her stay in a War Relocation camp and describes in detail her impressions of the faculty, staff, and students at School of Design in Chicago. Most notable recollections involve instructors Lazlo Moholy-Nagy, Jack Waldheim, George Fred Keck, Hubert Leckie, S.I. Hayakawa, and others. The memoir concludes with a summation of her career in the arts.
Biographical / Historical:
Beatrice Takeuchi (1921-2020) was a Japanese American educator based in Chicago, Illinois and Washington, D.C. Takeuchi was born in Seattle, Washington. After the bombing of Pearl Harber, she was sent to a War Relocation Center, Pallyup, Washington and Minidoka, Idaho in August 1942. In October of 1942 she was allowed to leave to pursue studies in industrial design and architecture at the Chicago School of Design (fd. 1937 as New Bauhaus). From 1945-54 she taught foundation and visual design and held various positions in architecture and design studios in Washington, D.C., moving to NYC in 1954 and working as a free lance architect until 1968. She lived and worked in Chicago from 1968-1993, when she retired to Michigan.
Provenance:
Donated 1998 by Beatrice Takeuchi.
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:
Architects  Search this
Topic:
Japanese Americans -- Evacuation and relocation, 1942-1945 -- Diaries  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Asian American women artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Japanese American women artists  Search this
Asian American architects  Search this
Asian American educators  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.takebeat
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-takebeat

Space Gallery records, 1975-1995

Creator:
Space Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Space Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Alderette, Bob  Search this
Beifer, Sandy  Search this
Davis, John  Search this
Dillbohner, Christel  Search this
Kunishima, Seiji  Search this
Lundin, Norman  Search this
Page, Ann  Search this
Rosenthal, Rachel  Search this
Seem, Olga  Search this
Schwab, Norman  Search this
Stanton, Tom  Search this
Teraoka, Masami  Search this
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
Theme:
Art Market  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Asian American  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6587
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215889
AAA_collcode_spacgall
Theme:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215889

Samuel Benton Cantey papers, 1944-1978

Creator:
Cantey, Sam  Search this
Cantey, Sam  Search this
Subject:
Bayer, Herbert  Search this
Kuniyoshi, Yasuo  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Texas -- Fort Worth  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Theme:
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Government Sponsorship of the Arts  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7322
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)209475
AAA_collcode_cantsam
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Government Sponsorship of the Arts
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_209475

Welcome Back: SAAM and the Renwick Gallery Reopen May 14

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Fri, 14 May 2021 13:24:56 -0400
Topic:
Art  Search this
See more posts:
Eye Level Blog
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_727e1bcddcc2d60915a54261b85c0386

Asian American Artists and the WPA

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 18 May 2021 10:00:00 -0400
Topic:
Art  Search this
See more posts:
Eye Level Blog
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:posts_f27f2d01d52eb4201dd12a59ca774df1

Drawing of a hand

Creator:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1960-2009
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15487
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Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15487
Online Media:

Drawing of clasped hands

Creator:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1960-2009
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15488
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Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15488
Online Media:

Drawing of gesturing hands

Creator:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1960-2009
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15489
See more items in:
Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15489
Online Media:

Drawing of mouth, fingers, and miscellaneous objects

Creator:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1960- 2009
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15490
See more items in:
Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15490
Online Media:

Drawing of hands reaching for food

Creator:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1960- 2009
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15491
See more items in:
Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15491
Online Media:

Drawing of a woman drinking from a bottle

Creator:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Artworks
Date:
circa 1960- 2009
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15492
See more items in:
Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15492
Online Media:

Ray Yoshida Japanese language notebook

Creator:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
not after 1974
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15493
See more items in:
Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15493

Ray Yoshida photo strips

Photographer:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Subject:
Yoshida, Ray  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1970?
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15494
See more items in:
Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15494
Online Media:

Ray Yoshida photo strips

Photographer:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Subject:
Yoshida, Ray  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1970?
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15495
See more items in:
Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15495
Online Media:

Ray Yoshida photo strip

Photographer:
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Yoshida, Ray, 1930-2009  Search this
Subject:
Yoshida, Ray  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1970?
Topic:
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)15496
See more items in:
Ray Yoshida papers, circa 1895-2010, bulk 1950-2005
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_15496

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