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Beverly Buchanan papers

Creator:
Buchanan, Beverly, 1940-  Search this
Names:
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Scott, Arden  Search this
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Extent:
18.3 Linear feet
1.07 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photograph albums
Motion picture film
Date:
1912-2017
bulk 1970s-1990s
Summary:
The papers of African American sculptor, painter, and land artist Beverly Buchanan measure 18.3 linear feet and 1.07 gigabytes, and date from 1912 to 2017 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 1990s. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence; writings; and exhibition and project files, including audiovisual documentation from Bernice Steinbaum Gallery/Steinbaum Krauss Gallery. Material related to professional activities; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; photographic material, including photograph albums; and artwork are also found in the collection.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American sculptor, painter, and land artist Beverly Buchanan measure 18.3 linear feet and 1.07 gigabytes, and date from 1912 to 2017 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 1990s. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence; writings; and exhibition and project files, including audiovisual documentation from Bernice Steinbaum Gallery/Steinbaum Krauss Gallery. Material related to professional activities; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; photographic material, including photograph albums; and artwork are also found in the collection.

The Beverly Buchanan papers contain biographical material including address books, calendars, awards and education certificates, identification documents, family history research material, and a recorded interview with Marcia Yerman for Women in Art; correspondence with friends and colleagues including Lucy Lippard and Lowery Stokes Sims, and with galleries and museums such as Bernice Steinbaum Gallery/Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, the Georgia Museum of Art, and the High Museum of Art. Also included are writings such as artist's statements, journals and notebooks, notes, and writings by others about Beverly Buchanan; exhibition and project files including audiovisual documentation from Bernice Steinbaum Gallery and Steinbaum Krauss Gallery of various exhibitions; material related to professional activities including teaching files and grant and fellowship applications; personal business records such as sales and consignment records; printed material including clippings, exhibition and event announcements and catalogs, magazines, posters, a video recording of A World of Art profile, and other published material; and scrapbooks, including one documenting Buchanan's City Walls series, containing primarily photographs and artwork with some printed material. The collection also contains photographic material including photographs, snapshots, negatives, and photograph albums; and artwork including sketchbooks, drawings, folded cardboard artwork, and illustrated cards.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as ten series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1917-2015 (Box 1, Boxes 19-20; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1919-1954, 1967-2017 (Boxes 1-2; 0.9 linear feet; ER01, 0.017 GB)

Series 3: Writings, 1960-circa 2009 (Boxes 2-3; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Exhibition and Project Files, 1974-2001, 2010-2017 (Boxes 3-4, OV 21, FCs 22-23; 1.9 linear feet; ER02, 0.020 GB)

Series 5: Professional Activities, 1962, 1979-2005 (Box 4, Box 19; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1966-2010 (Box 4; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1912, 1923-2014 (Boxes 4-7, Box 19, OV 21; 3.6 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1970-circa 1977 (Box 7, Box 20; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographic Material, circa 1920s-2013 (Boxes 7-13, Boxes 16-18, Box 20; 8.8 linear feet; ER03, 1.03 GB)

Series 10: Artwork, 1956-2013, undated (Boxes 13-15, Box 20; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Beverly Buchanan (1940-2015) was an African American sculptor, painter, and land artist in Macon, Georgia. Born in Fuquay, North Carolina and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Buchanan studied medical technology at Bennett College before going on to earn two master's degrees in parasitology and public health from Columbia University in 1968 and 1969. Her artistic career began in 1971 when she enrolled in a class at the Art Students League in New York City taught by Norman Lewis. She moved to Georgia in 1977.

Buchanan is most well known for her "shack" sculptures and paintings, depictions of houses tied to Southern identity and memory.

Buchanan has been included in exhibitions at institutions such as Cinque Gallery, Truman Gallery, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, GA, the Chrysler Museum, and a traveling retrospective exhibition organized by the Montclair Art Museum. Her work is included in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, High Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Beverly Buchanan has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Anonymous Was a Woman Award, and the Women's Caucus for Art lifetime achievement award, among others. She died in 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Provenance:
The Beverly Buchanan papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by Jane Bridges, Buchanan's friend and executor.
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.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. 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:
Sculptors -- Georgia  Search this
Painters -- Georgia  Search this
Topic:
Environment (Art)  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photograph albums
Motion picture film
Citation:
Beverly Buchanan papers, 1912-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.buchbeve
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buchbeve
Online Media:

Beverly Buchanan papers, 1912-2017, bulk 1970s-1990s

Creator:
Buchanan, Beverly, 1940-2015  Search this
Subject:
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Scott, Arden  Search this
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photograph albums
Motion picture film
Topic:
Environment (Art)  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17599
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)396448
AAA_collcode_buchbeve
Theme:
African American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_396448
Online Media:

Adornments : [exhibition], Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, December 10, 1985 through January 4, 1986

Author:
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : chiefly ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Date:
1985
[1985]
Topic:
Jewelry  Search this
Call number:
NK7312 .A24 1985
NK7312.A24 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_337656

American resources : selected works of African American artists / curated by Bernice Steinbaum of the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery

Author:
Steinbaum, Bernice  Search this
Steinbaum, Bernice  Search this
Carl Van Vechten Gallery of Fine Arts  Search this
Downtown Arts Gallery at Church Street Centre (Nashville, Tenn.)  Search this
Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery  Search this
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1989
C1989
Topic:
African American art  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Art brut  Search this
Call number:
N6538.N5 S819 1989
N6538.N5S819 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401447

Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.) [Folder]

Additional name:
Steinbaum Gallery  Search this
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery Ltd.  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
New York (N.Y.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_102121

Pioneer & pioneering 20th century women furniture designers & furniture designer/makers / curated by Nina Stritzler

Title:
Pioneer and pioneering 20th century women furniture designers and furniture designer/makers
Pioneer & pioneering women furniture designers & furniture designer/makers
Author:
Stritzler-Levine, Nina  Search this
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
14 unnumbered pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1988
20th century
Topic:
Furniture design  Search this
Furniture  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1079556

Staged/stages : stage sets and costumes : December 11, 1984-January 5, 1985 / co-curated by Bernice Steinbaum and Judy K. Collischan Van Wagner

Author:
Steinbaum, Bernice  Search this
Collischan, Judy  Search this
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
[16], [11] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
[1984]
Topic:
Theater in art  Search this
Theaters--Stage-setting and scenery  Search this
Call number:
N8252 .S73 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639459

Faith Ringgold : Change: painted story quilts, Bernice Steinbaum Gallery, January 13 through February 7, 1987

Author:
Ringgold, Faith  Search this
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Ringgold, Faith Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
28 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1987
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
African American quilts--Exhibitions  Search this
Mixed media painting  Search this
Narrative art  Search this
African Americans--Social life and customs--Art--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
N6537.R55 A4 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_641017

"I'm dancin' as fast as I can" : new paintings by Miriam Schapiro : [exhibition] March 11-April 5, 1986

Author:
Schapiro, Miriam 1923-  Search this
Gouma-Peterson, Thalia  Search this
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Schapiro, Miriam 1923-  Search this
Physical description:
27 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
[1986]
Topic:
Dance in art  Search this
Call number:
N6537.S34 A4 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_655086

Alice, and look who else, Through the looking-glass : [exhibition] December 10, 1988 through January 7, 1989

Author:
Perreault, John 1937-  Search this
Steinbaum, Bernice  Search this
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Carroll, Lewis 1832-1898 Through the looking-glass  Search this
Carroll, Lewis 1832-1898 Characters  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Specimens
Date:
1988
C1988
20th century
Topic:
Art and literature  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Art and movable books  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .A398 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_401784

Jaune Quick-To-See Smith

Author:
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Smith, Jaune Quick-to-See 1940-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (various pagings) : ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
North America
United States
Date:
1992
Topic:
Indian painting--Biogrpahy  Search this
Painters  Search this
Call number:
ND238.A4 J41 1992
ND238.A4J41 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_436441

The definitive contemporary American quilt

Author:
Avery, Virginia  Search this
McMorris, Penny  Search this
Roth, Moira  Search this
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
67 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1990
C1990
Topic:
Quilts  Search this
Call number:
NK9112 .D32 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_499703

Bernice Steinbaum Gallery presents "I'm dancin' as fast as I can" : new paintings by Miriam Schapiro : March 11- April 5, 1986

Author:
Schapiro, Miriam 1923-  Search this
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Schapiro, Miriam 1923-  Search this
Physical description:
27 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1986
Call number:
N40.1.S36425 B5
N40.1.S36425 B5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_334165

Elders of the tribe / curated by Bernice Steinbaum

Author:
Steinbaum, Bernice  Search this
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
95 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1986
C1986
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .E37 1986
N6512.E37 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_381120

Gardens, real and imagined : artists/gardeners, Dotty Attie ... [et al.] / curator, Bernice Steinbaum

Author:
Steinbaum, Bernice  Search this
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Attie, Dotty 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
22 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
Topic:
Gardens in art  Search this
Call number:
N8217.G36 G21 1989
N8217.G36G21 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_389086

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