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Yoga as Architecture

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2014-01-27T16:45:08.000Z
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Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
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Bhakti as Yoga: Traces of Devotional Transformation in Seventeenth-century Bengal

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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
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2014-01-27T16:45:30.000Z
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Education  Search this
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Art, Asian  Search this
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Selections from the Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Oriental Art

Creator:
Asian Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Golden Gate Park  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
1976 June 28-Aug. 1
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)8339
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Data Source:
Archives of American Art
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Spirit house figure of a turtle

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 2.5 x 3.5 x 2.5 cm (1 x 1 3/8 x 1 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Sculpture
Origin:
Chao Phraya River network, Central Thailand
Klong Sra Bua kilns, Ayutthaya, Central Thailand
Date:
17th-18th century
Period:
Ayutthaya period
Topic:
turtle  Search this
Thailand  Search this
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767)  Search this
earthenware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
Bangkok period (1782 - 1932 )  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.10
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
F|S Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye30246e7e3-4b61-42e6-bc62-7d9fcc32290c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.10

Kendi with incised and impressed decoration

Medium:
Earthenware with burnished surface
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 18 x 21 x 17 cm (7 1/16 x 8 1/4 x 6 11/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Vessel
Origin:
Ayutthaya, Central Thailand
Date:
20th century
Period:
Bangkok period
Topic:
Thailand  Search this
earthenware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
Bangkok period (1782 - 1932 )  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.3
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3204b983f-79e1-4636-b56b-dfd5c86addb2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.3

Spirit house figure of an elephant

Medium:
Earthenware
Dimensions:
H x W x D (overall): 5 x 8.3 x 4 cm (1 15/16 x 3 1/4 x 1 9/16 in)
Type:
Ceramic
Sculpture
Origin:
Chao Phraya River network, Central Thailand
Klong Sra Bua kilns, Ayutthaya, Central Thailand
Date:
17th-18th century
Period:
Ayutthaya period
Topic:
elephant  Search this
Thailand  Search this
Ayutthaya period (1351 - 1767)  Search this
earthenware  Search this
unglazed  Search this
Southeast Asian Art  Search this
Bangkok period (1782 - 1932 )  Search this
WWII-era provenance  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Sarah M. Bekker
Accession Number:
S2005.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Related Online Resources:
Ceramics in Mainland Southeast Asia
F|S Southeast Asia
Google Cultural Institute
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
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EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_S2005.7

The Medieval Indian Yoga Studio: Locating Places of Practice through Architecture, Image, and Text

Creator:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2014-01-27T16:45:16.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
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Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Collection Creator:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Container:
Box 2, Folder 63
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973-1977
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.

The Stout diaries are currently closed for conservation.
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:
George Leslie Stout papers, 1855, 1897-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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George Leslie Stout papers
George Leslie Stout papers / Series 2: Correspondence / 2.4: Professional
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-stougeor-ref159

Rudolph Schaeffer papers

Creator:
Schaeffer, Rudolph  Search this
Names:
East & West Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design  Search this
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984  Search this
Cunningham, Imogen, 1883-1976 -- Photographs  Search this
Frey, Caroline  Search this
Frey, Fred  Search this
Tobey, Mark  Search this
Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 -- Photographs  Search this
Extent:
13.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Christmas cards
Designs
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Place:
Japan -- Description and Travel
Date:
1880s-1997
Summary:
The collection measures 13.3 linear feet, dates from the 1880s-1997 and documents the life and varied career of Rudolph Schaeffer, artist, designer, teacher, writer, collector of Asian art, and pioneer in the field of color study who founded the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco in 1926. The papers include biographical information, correspondence, subject files, writings, diaries, journals, artwork, scrapbooks, sound recordings, and photographs.
Scope and Content Note:
The collection measures 13.3 linear feet, dates from the 1880s-1997, and documents the life and varied career of Rudolph Schaeffer, artist, designer, teacher, writer, collector of Asian art, and pioneer in the field of color study who founded the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco in 1926. The papers include biographical information, correspondence, subject files, writings, diaries, journals, artwork, scrapbooks, sound recordings, and photographs.

Correspondence documents Schaeffer's personal and professional activities as well as the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design. Subject files contain various combinations of correspondence, photographs, printed material, and drawings reflecting Schaeffer's activities, projects, and interests. Within the subject files is correspondence with artists, including Mark Tobey. Extensive writings include manuscripts for published and unpublished articles and drafts, notes, and manuscripts of several unpublished books including Collected Lectures of Rudolph Schaeffer on Color and Design, Color and Design, Prismatic Color Theory, and Rhythmo-Chromatics, all undated. Diaries include a volume recording Schaeffer's 1936 trip to Japan. 42 volumes of journals, compiled between 1954 and 1987, contain entries on a wide range of subjects including lists of errands, invitation lists, class notes, drafts of letters, notes including staff assignments and staff meetings, autobiographical notes and reminiscences, and musings on religion and philosophy.

The Artwork series houses artwork by Schaeffer and his students. Found are hand-made Christmas cards, designs, sketches, and sketchbooks. Seven scrapbooks document Rudolph Schaeffer's career, his school and former students, and the San Francisco art scene. They contain printed material, photographs, letters, and a small amount of artwork. Volume 3 is devoted to East West Gallery, and volume 7 documents Rudolph Schaeffer's 90th Birthday and the 50th Anniversary of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design.

Most untranscribed sound recordings (audio cassettes and reels) are of lectures by Schaeffer and others delivered at the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design.

Miscellaneous records includes a series of hand-baticked fabric samples from the Wiener Werkstatte, as well as transcripts of an oral history with Schaeffer and other interviews.

Printed material concerns the career of Rudolph Schaeffer, his school and former students, the San Francisco art scene, and general art topics. Included are articles and a book by Schaeffer, catalogs and other items produced by the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, and miscellaneous items about or mentioning Schaeffer and his school. Items of note are announcements of courses taught by Schaeffer in Piedmont and San Francisco prior to the opening of his school, and theatre programs from productions with sets and some costumes designed by Schaeffer in the early 1920s.

Photographs are of artwork, people, places, events, stage designs, and miscellaneous subjects. Artwork includes some designs by Rudolph Schaeffer; people include Schaeffer, his family, friends, and students. Of particular note are a photograph of Frank Lloyd Wright's visit to the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design, and one of Rudolph Schaeffer and Imogen Cunningham. Places include interior and exterior views of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design at its St. Anne Street and Mariposa Street locations. Also included are photographs by Ansel Adams of the home of Ed and Caroline Fey.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 10 series:

Series 1: Biographical Information, 1900-1988 (Box 1; 0.1 linear ft.)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1906-1989 (Box 1, 19; 0.5 linear ft.)

Series 3: Subject Files, 1907-1988 (Boxes 1-2, OV 16; 1.3 linear ft.)

Series 4: Writings, circa 1910-1987 (Boxes 2-6, 15, 19, 21; 4.2 linear ft.)

Series 5: Artwork, 1911-1957 (Boxes 6-15, 19, 21 OV 17; 0.6 linear ft.)

Series 6: Scrapbooks, 1933-1976 (Boxes 6, 14, 19; 0.6 linear ft.)

Series 7: Sound Recordings, 1949-1986 (Boxes 11-13; 1.2 linear ft.)

Series 8: Miscellaneous Records, 1905-1986 (Box 7, 19, 22; 0.8 linear ft.)

Series 9: Printed Material, 1906-1994 (Boxes 7-8, 15, 19, 22; 1.2 linear ft.)

Series 10: Photographs, 1880s-circa 1988 (Boxes 8-10,15, 20, 22, OV 18; 1.8 linear ft.)
Biographical Note:
Rudolph Schaeffer (1886-1988), a proponent of the Arts and Crafts movement, aspired to unite technology, science, and lifestyle in order to live in harmony with nature. An individual with many talents and interests, he was best known for his work in the field of color study and as a teacher and the founder of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design in San Francisco.

Born on a farm in Clare, Michigan in 1886, Rudolph Schaeffer displayed musical and artistic talent from a young age. Although he initially wanted to become a professional musician, he began focusing more on art when his musical abilities were compromised by an improperly set broken wrist. Schaeffer received his first formal art training as a high school student and then attended the Thomas Normal Training School in Detroit, where he studied music, art, and design. He continued studying independently, developing interests in calligraphy and metal craft.

In 1907, Schaeffer taught manual training courses in the Columbus, Ohio, public schools. The following summer he traveled to Paris and London. While in London he saw an exhibition of Josef Hoffman's modern interiors that had a great impact on his own design ideas. He then returned to Michigan and taught in schools close to home. In 1909, Schaeffer attended a design course in Minneapolis taught by A. E. Batchelder, director of Throop Polytechnic Institute in Pasadena. Both Batchelder and his course were strong influences on Schaeffer, as was Ralph Johnot, a proponent of Arthur Wesley Dow's design principles. In 1910 Schaeffer joined the faculty of Throop Polytechnic Institute, where he remained for five years.

The U. S. Commission on Education selected Schaeffer to be part of a delegation of twenty-five American teachers sent to Munich for several months in 1914 to investigate the exemplary industrial design curriculum offered in their secondary schools. Schaeffer subsequently expected to begin teaching at the Manual Arts High School in Los Angeles at the start of the 1914 school year, but World War I erupted while he was in Germany and his return to the United States was delayed so long that another teacher had to be hired to fill his place.

In 1915 Schaeffer was a manual training instructor at the California College of Arts and Crafts (formerly the Hopkins School), and taught design and metal crafts at the University of California Berkeley. For a number of years afterwards, he did free lance design work, taught private classes, and ran a small summer school in his Piedmont studio. Schaeffer was a visiting professor at Stanford University in 1918 when he was drafted and sent to drafting and surveying courses by the Army. Between 1917 and 1924 Schaeffer was on the faculty of the California College of Arts and Crafts where he taught design, color, handicrafts, and interior design. During this period he developed a new approach to teaching color and design based on the prismatic color wheel.

During the early 1920s Schaeffer worked as a set designer and as Art Director of Greek Theatre at the University of California at Berkeley, Schaeffer began applying prismatic color theory to set and costume design. He also designed sets for productions in Detroit. In 1925, Schaeffer saw the Paris Exposition and researched interior and stage design while in France.

The Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design which, in its early days was called the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Rhythmo-Chromatic Design, opened on St. Anne Street in San Francisco's Chinatown in 1926. In 1951 the school then moved to Union Street on Telegraph Hill where it remained for nearly a decade. In 1960, the school purchased a former boys' school on Mariposa Street, Portero Hill. Rudolph Schaeffer lived in a small cottage built for him at the rear of the property where he designed and tended a remarkable "Peace Garden."

The Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design was best known for its courses in color and interior design. Schaeffer was the first person in the United States to teach prismatic color theory, is credited with being the first to use the term "interior design" rather than "interior decoration" and the first to incorporate the use of models into interior design coursework. In 1959 the school's courses were expanded from 2 to 3-year programs and a diploma was awarded. Former students include many successful interior designers, textile designers, furniture designers, industrial designers, commercial artists, color consultants, teachers, and master flower arrangers.

In addition to the interior design and color diploma courses, the school offered a summer session, classes for children, a brief lecture series for the general public, and a wide variety of classes including advertising art, architecture and design, art history, art in public schools, calligraphy, color design, color for television, color for weavers, color theory, design, drawing, environmental aesthetics, fashion design, fashion illustration, flower arrangement, industrial design, interior design, Notan, sculpture, space planning, textile design, and weaving. Always struggling financially and sometimes lacking adequate enrollment, the school nevertheless managed to stay open for nearly 60 years. In 1984, the Board of Directors voted to remove Schaeffer from the board and close the school. Two years earlier the board had forced Schaeffer to retire, appointed him Director Emeritus, and brought in a new director charged with making the institution financially solvent, reorganizing the curriculum, and working toward accreditation. Unable to separate himself from the school (though he had done so legally when it was incorporated in 1953), Schaeffer balked and refused to cooperate with plans for revitalizing the institution.

One of the aims of the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design was to interpret Asian esthetic principles. To this end the East West Gallery was established at the school in 1950. A membership organization, it offered exhibitions, lectures, concerts, and other programs that encouraged cultural integration. Exhibitions alternated between East (Asian art and artifacts from Rudolph Schaeffer's collection or other sources) and West (student work or work of local artists illustrating the influence of the Asian esthetic on contemporary art and design). East West Gallery was a membership organization, the first space of its kind in San Francisco for Asian art and operated in each of the school's locations.

In addition to running the school Schaeffer was involved in many other activities. He wrote several articles about flower arrangement, color, and color theory that were published in popular magazines. In 1935, he published Flower Arrangement Folio I (said to be the first on the subject published in this country) and in 1942 edited and wrote the introduction to Sunset's Flower Arrangement Book by Nell True Welch. Over a period of many years, he worked on several monographs on color, design, and "rhythmo-chromatics." None were ever published.

A sought-after speaker on the subjects of color, interior design, flower arrangement, and myriad other art topics, Schaeffer frequently served as a juror for art exhibitions and flower shows. From the 1930s on, the San Francisco department store Emporium used his services as a color consultant, as did Dutch Boy paints, and numerous textile and clothing manufacturers. Builders also asked Schaeffer to select interior and exterior colors for suburban housing developments.

Schaeffer worked on planning and designing the decorative arts exhibition at the 1939-40 Golden Gate International Exposition. In 1943-44, he participated in the Red Cross's Arts and Skills program, using color therapy with shell-shocked soldiers in a psychiatric unit.

The Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Asian Art began as a collection of ceramics, both historical and contemporary examples chosen for their form and color, which he used for flower arrangements and in set-ups for still life classes. It soon expanded to include color prints, paintings, screens, and other works of art and portions were exhibited frequently in the East West Gallery. Selections from this collection were exhibited in Kansas City in 1960 and at the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco in 1976.

The City of San Francisco declared June 26, 1986, Schaeffer's 100th birthday, "Rudolph Schaeffer Day" and it was observed with great fanfare. He died at home on March 5, 1988, a few months before his 102nd birthday.
Provenance:
The Rudolph Schaeffer papers were donated in 1991 by Rudolph Schaeffer and the Rudolph Schaeffer School of Design administrator Peter Docili, and in 1999 and 2000 by James Alexander, a friend of both Schaeffer and Docili, who had been storing portions of Docili's estate after his death in 1998, with the assistance of Frances Valesco, a fiber artist and researcher. An addition was received in 2007 by William Woodworth, a close friend and caretaker of Schaeffer's and in 2017 and 2018 by Frances Valesco.
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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Occupation:
Art teachers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Topic:
Artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Designers -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Artists -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Authors -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Color -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Christmas cards
Designs
Interviews
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Sound recordings
Transcripts
Citation:
Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.scharudo
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Archives of American Art
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James Cahill Papers

Creator:
Cahill, James, 1926-2014  Search this
Names:
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco  Search this
College Art Association of America  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Guo li gu gong bo wu yuan  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M., 1934-  Search this
Cahill, James, 1926-2014  Search this
Fong, Wen  Search this
Fu, Shen, 1937-  Search this
Lawton, Thomas, 1931-  Search this
Ledderose, Lothar date  Search this
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Li, Chu-tsing, 1920-  Search this
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Sickman, L. C. S. (Laurence C. S.)  Search this
Soper, Alexander Coburn, 1904-  Search this
Vinograd, Richard Ellis date  Search this
Wang, Chi-ch'ien  Search this
Wu, Nelson Ikon, 1919-  Search this
Extent:
12 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Postcards
Manuscripts
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Japan
Berkeley (Calif.)
China
Date:
1945-1996
Summary:
Papers created by Asian art historian, curator, and collector Dr. James Francis Cahill. Includes personal and professional correspondence and project files documenting his many publications, lectures and activities in the Asian art field. Documents span his early career at the Freer Gallery of Art, where he served as curator of Chinese art from 1957-1965, and his tenure 1965-1994 as Professor of the History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley.
Scope and Content Note:
The James Cahill Papers span the years 1945 to 1996 and measures 15 linear feet. The collection includes: personal and administrative correspondence with other art historians, art dealers and collectors; lecture manuscripts and administrative material and correspondence with art museums, universities and other organizations in the Asian art community. There are also several personal letters and postcards with family friends of James and Dorothy Cahill. The folder descriptions were retained from Cahill's own folder titles and organized alphabetically within each series.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 series:

Series 1 -- Project Files, 1945-1996

Series 2 -- Correspondence with Individuals, 1945-1996
Biographical Note:
1926 -- Born, Fort Bragg, CA

1950 -- Receives BA degree in Oriental Languages from University of California, Berkeley

1952 -- Receives MA degree in Art History from University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor

Circa 1953 -- Holds a museum training fellowship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York

1954-1955 -- Studies with Shujiro Shimada at Kyoto University in Japan on a Fulbright Scholarship

1956 -- Works with Osvald Sirén in Stockholm on his seven-volume series "Chinese Painting: Leading Masters and Principles" Joins staff of Freer and Sackler Gallery as Curator of Chinese Art

1958 -- Receives PhD in Art History from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, working principally with Max Loehr

1960 -- Publishes first and highly influential book: "Chinese Painting." In: Treasures of Asia series, Editions d'Art Albert Skira, Geneva, Switzerland 1960. Published also in French and German editions

1965 -- Leaves the Freer and Sackler Gallery to accept position as Professor of History of Art at the University of California, Berkeley

1973 -- Goes to China as member of the Chinese Archaeological Delegation, first group of art historians to visit China from the US

1976 -- Publishes first of projected five-volume series on later Chinese paintings: "Hills Beyond a River: Chinese Painting of the Yuan Dynasty"

1977 -- Visits China as chairman of Chinese Old Painting Delegation

1978 -- Publishes second of projected five-volume series on later Chinese painting: "Parting At the Shore: Chinese Painting of the Early and Middle Ming Dynasty"

1978-1979 -- Accepts appointment as Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard; delivers series of lectures titled, "The Compelling Image: Nature and Style in 17th Century Chinese Painting"

1982 -- Publishes "Barnhart-Cahill-Rogers Correspondence, 1981" (collection of correspondence published for colleagues) The Harvard lecture series: "The Compelling Image: Nature and Style in 17th Century Chinese Painting" published as a book, receives College of Art Association's Morey Prize for Best Art History book

1998-1999 -- Spends a year at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton with his wife, the art historian and artist Hsingyuan Tsao

2007 -- Former students organize 80th birthday party/symposium at Berkeley, titled: "Returning to the Shore"

2010 -- Became the 12th Recipient of the Charles Lang Freer Medal

Present -- Living in Vancouver, Canada
Related Material:
The James Cahill website, http://www.jamescahill.info/ which contains digitized versions of selected unpublished papers, correspondence and personal reminisces.
Provenance:
Gift of James Cahill.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research. Due to cold storage requirements, digital surrogates are prefered for access. One week's notice is required prior to access originals.
Rights:
Permission to reproduce and publish an item from the Archives is coordinated through the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery's Rights and Reproductions department. Please contact the Archives in order to initiate this process.
Occupation:
Art historians  Search this
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Genre/Form:
Postcards
Manuscripts
Citation:
James Cahill papers, 1945-1996. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of James Cahill, December 12th, 2001.
Identifier:
FSA.A2001.11
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James Cahill Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a2001-11

Masami Teraoka papers, 1966-2017

Creator:
Teraoka, Masami, 1936-  Search this
Type:
Videorecordings
Topic:
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17560
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)394149
AAA_collcode_teramasa
Theme:
Asian American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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Masami Teraoka papers

Creator:
Teraoka, Masami, 1936-  Search this
Extent:
6.3 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Videorecordings
Date:
1966-2017
Summary:
The papers of painter Masami Teraoka measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1966 to 2017. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, project and exhibition files, printed material, and photographic material. Much of the collection documents Teraoka's association with Catherine Clark Gallery.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of painter Masami Teraoka measure 6.3 linear feet and date from 1966 to 2017. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, writings, personal business records, project and exhibition files, printed material, and photographic material. Much of the collection documents Teraoka's association with Catherine Clark Gallery.

Biographical material includes copies of Masami Teraoka's resume, an appointment book, and assorted documents.

Correspondence is primarily business related, with some personal correspondence scattered throughout. Much of this collection appears to have been compiled by Catharine Clark Gallery, where Teraoka has exhibited since 1998, on behalf of the artist. Of the professional correspondence regarding Teraoka's work and upcoming exhibitions present in this series, a significant portion does not appear to be directly to or from the artist.

The writings series is arranged as two subseries: general writings and Masami Teraoka book project. The first subseries includes artist statements, article and essay drafts, lists, and notes. Many of the notes present in this series appear to be from Catherine Clark Gallery gallery regarding Teraoka projects and exhibitions. The second subseries includes correspondence, contracts, drafts of essays, notes and lists, and images related to the production and publication of the book Ascending Chaos: The Art of Masami Teraoka 1966-2006, published by Chronicle Books.

Personal business records include consignment and loan agreements, reproduction requests, inventory and price lists, and sales records. Also included is a "Mega Binder" compiled by Catharine Clark Gallery, which consists primarily of consignment, loan, and sale information and related correspondence.

Project and exhibition files include such material as correspondence, notes, lists, financial information, printed material, and photographic material related to Masami Teraoka exhibitions and projects. Also included in this series are VHS videos related to a documentary and to exhibitions.

Printed material includes books; a course pack from the University of Southern California which includes an essay about Masami Teraoka; exhibition announcements, invitations, and catalogs; magazines, newspapers, and clippings; museum brochures; posters; and press releases. Some printed material is in Japanese.

Photographic material includes personal photographs and snapshots, photographs and photocopies of works of art, and photographs documenting shipping damage.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1970, 1980-2005 (Box 1; 4 folders)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1975-2017 (Box 1; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 3: Writings, 1966-2012 (Box 2; 1 linear foot)

Series 4: Personal Business Records, 1976-2015 (Box 3; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 5: Project and Exhibition Files, 1976-2010 (Boxes 3-4; 0.9 linear feet)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1973-2017 (Boxes 4-7, OV 8-12; 2.5 linear feet)

Series 7: Photographic Material, circa 1976-2008 (Box 7, 5 folders)
Biographical / Historical:
Masami Teraoka (1936- ) is a Japanese American, Hawaii-based painter known for his paintings created in the style of traditional Japanese Ukiyo-e prints. Teraoka studied aesthetics from 1954 to 1959 at Kwansei Gakuin University in Kobe, Japan. In 1961 he moved to the United States where he attended Otis Art Institute (now Otis College of Art and Design) in Los Angeles from 1964 to 1968, earning both a Bachelors of Fine Art and a Masters of Fine Art. He has exhibited widely, including at the Oakland Museum, the Indiana Museum of Art, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Queensland Art Gallery, and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. Masami Teraoka lives and works in Hawaii.
Provenance:
The Masami Teraoka papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Masami Teraoka in 2018.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of audiovisual recordings and electronic records with no duplicate copies requires advance notice.
Topic:
Japanese American artists  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Asian American artists  Search this
Japanese American art  Search this
Asian American painters  Search this
Asian American printmakers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Videorecordings
Citation:
Masami Teraoka papers, 1966-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.teramasa
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Masami Teraoka papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-teramasa

Exhibition Opening, "Selections from the Rudolph Schaeffer Collection of Oriental Art," Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Collection Creator:
Schaeffer, Rudolph  Search this
Container:
Box 9, Folder 13
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1976
Collection 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. Use of archival audiovisual recordings requires advance notice.
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:
Rudolph Schaeffer papers, 1880s-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudolph Schaeffer papers
Rudolph Schaeffer papers / Series 10: Photographs / 10.4: Events
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-scharudo-ref377

Chinese, Korean, and Japanese sculpture : the Avery Brundage Collection, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco / René-Yvon Lefebvre d'Argencé, editor in charge ; Diana Turner, editor ; with contributions by Fred A. Cline [and others] and Alexander C. Soper

Author:
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco  Search this
Lefebvre d'Argencé, René Yvon  Search this
Cline, Fred A  Search this
Soper, Alexander Coburn 1904-  Search this
Subject:
Brundage, Avery Art collections  Search this
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco  Search this
Physical description:
459 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
East Asia
California
San Francisco
Date:
1974
[1974]
Topic:
Sculpture, Asian  Search this
Buddhist sculpture  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
730.5 .L3
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_858195

5A29, Shanghai Exhibition, Perrot, Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Institution. Contracts Office  Search this
Container:
Box 14 of 60
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 470, Smithsonian Institution, Contracts Office, Records
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Records
Records / Box 14
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-faru0470-refidd1e2561

Correspondence

Collection Creator:
Singer, Paul, 1904-  Search this
Extent:
2.5 Linear feet (Boxes 2-8)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1906-1996
Scope and Contents:
Correspondence is with Asian art scholars and collectors, museums, galleries, universities, and art dealers, and includes letters, cards, and postcards received, as well as several outgoing letters from Singer. Topics of conversation include loan requests and viewings of Singer's collection; Chinese art object consultations; notices of items of interest up for auction; ongoing discussions of the disposition of Singer's collection upon his death; and publication of and edits to his collection catalog project.
The following list is selective and represents about seventy-five percent of the individuals who corresponded with Paul Singer.

Bahr, Edna H.

Barnard, Noel (The Australian National University)

Beach, Milo C. (Arthur M. Sackler Gallery)

Bernat, Paul

Brinker, Helmut H. (Fogg Art Museum)

Brundage, Avery

Bulling, Anneliese Gutkind

Bunker, Emma C.

Bush, George, President

Capon, Edmund (Victoria & Albert Museum)

Caro, Frank (C.T. Loo--gallery)

Chait, Ralph M.

Chang, Kwang-chih (Yale University)

Chase, Thomas W. (Freer Gallery of Art)

Cheung, Kwong-yue (The Australian National University)

Chow, Fang (Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Chu, Jen-hsing (National Palace Museum)

Cleveland, Richard S. (The Saint Louis Art Museum)

Cox, Warren E.

Crawford, John M., Jr.

D'Argence, Ivon (M.H. de Young Memorial Museum)

Dohrenwend, Doris J. (The Royal Ontario Museum)

du Boulay, Anthony (Christie's, New York)

Eskenazi, J.E.

Fontein, Jan (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Fu, Marilyn (Princeton University)

Fu, Shen (Freer Gallery of Art)

Gettens, Rutherford J.

Getz, Joel

Gichner, Lawrence E.

Goepper, Roger (Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst)

Gray, Basil (British Museum)

Grisdale, Dick and Marjorie

Gyllensvard, Bo

Hathaway, Calvin S. (The Cooper Union)

Hayashi, Minao (Kyoto University)

Higuchi, T. (Kyoto University

Hippen, Will, Jr. (Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego)

Huber, Louisa G. Fitzgerald

Hsu, F. Richard (China Institute in America)

Kahane, Andrew

Keene, Manuel D.

Kelley, Clarence W. (The Dayton Art Institute)

Kimpel, Ben (Drew University)

Kuwayama, George (L.A. County Museum of Art)

Lally, James (Sotheby Park Bernet)

Lee, Sammy Yukuan (Oriental House, Ltd.)

Lee, Sherman E. (The Cleveland Museum of Art)

Levitan, Kit Carson Bennett

Little, Stephen (The Cleveland Museum of Art; Asian Art Musuem of San Francisco)

Loehr, Max (Fogg Art Museum)

Loekl, Greta Schreyer

Loh, Pichon P.Y. (Upsala College)

Maeda, Robert J. (Brandeis University)

Mackay, Colin J. D. (Sotheby's, London)

Marumoto, Shinichi (Kadansha Publishers)

Matsumoto, Helen L.

Mino, Yutaka

Mowry, Robert D. (The Asia Society)

Neill, Mary Gardner (Yale University Art Gallery)

Poor, Richard (University of Minnesota)

Proctor, Patty (Royal Ontario Museum)

Ravenal, Richard S. (Asian Gallery)

Rawson, Jessica (The British Museum)

Reynolds, Valrae (The Newark Museum)

Riddell, Sheila

Rockefeller, John D., 3rd

Rockefeller, Mrs. John D. (Blanchette)

Sackler, Arthur M.

Sackler, Jill

Sackler, Marietta Lutze

Scott, Hugh (U.S. Senate)

Schloss, Ezekiel

Shangraw, Clarence F. (Asian Art Museum of San Francisco)

Shen, Yusen

Sickman, Laurence (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)

Singer, Erwin

So, Jenny

Spelman, Ruth (C.W. Post Center)

Sullivan, Michael (Univ. Of Malaya in Singapore)

Swann, Peter C. (Museum of Eastern Art, Oxford)

Thote, Alain

Trousdale, William (U.S. National Museum)

Trubner, Henry (The Royal Ontario Museum)

Tsang, Shu-ping Teng (National Palace Museum)

Tsiang, Katherine R.

Tung, Tom Wu (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Umehara, Sueji

Vannotti, Franco

Veit, Willibald

Wardwell, Allen (The Asia Society)

Washburn, Gordon B. (The Asia Society)

Waterbury, Florance

Watson, William (Percival David Foundation of Chinese Art, Univ. Of London)

Whitfield, Roderick (Princeton University)

Wilson, Marc F. (Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art)

Wu, Tung (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Ziebold, Thomas O. (Braddock Services Inc.)

Woodward, Hiram W., Jr. (The Walters Art Gallery)

Yuey, Joe
Arrangement:
The bulk of the files are arranged alphabetically by correspondent or corresponding institution. Numerous copies made after the receipt of the collection are of select letters and postcards and have not been further sorted.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
The Paul Singer Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Identifier:
FSA.A1991.01, Series 2
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Paul Singer Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1991-01-ref8

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco - Chola Bronzes

Collection Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Chief Curator  Search this
Container:
Box 4 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2017; Transferring office; 9/23/2003 memo, Wright to Savini; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-150, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Chief Curator, Exhibition Records
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Exhibition Records
Exhibition Records / Box 4
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa03-150-refidd1e2130

Ann Yonemura Lecture - Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, October 21, 1987

Collection Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 4
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-310, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa17-310-refidd1e652

Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, 1996, 2000-2001, 2004

Collection Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 11/29/2018 memorandum, Swann to Adib; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-087, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-087-refidd1e312

Embroidered Screen (10 Leaves) "Su B'yongp'ung"

Donor Name:
Adm Robert W. Shufeldt  Search this
Culture:
Korean  Search this
Object Type:
Screen
Place:
Seoul, South Korea, Asia
Accession Date:
25 Jun 1901
Topic:
Ethnology  Search this
Accession Number:
038151
USNM Number:
E211226-0
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Anthropology
Data Source:
NMNH - Anthropology Dept.
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/33113b056-b77a-4cc1-9b33-9eb0f7a61a6c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmnhanthropology_8359845

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