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Charles Lang Freer Medal (obverse)

Artist:
Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966  Search this
Sitter:
Charles Lang Freer  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
3 1/4 in. (8.3 cm) diam.
Type:
Sculpture-Medal
Date:
1955
Topic:
Occupation\industry  Search this
Occupation\other\philanthropist  Search this
Portrait male\head  Search this
Architecture Exterior\art building\Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship
Object number:
1966.47.130
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk76e3a0f44-2969-4eb4-9431-1be7f2b5832a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1966.47.130

Charles Lang Freer Medal (reverse)

Artist:
Paul Manship, born St. Paul, MN 1885-died New York City 1966  Search this
Medium:
bronze
Dimensions:
3 1/2 in. (8.9 cm) diam.
Type:
Sculpture-Medal
Date:
1955
Topic:
Object\other\wreath  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Paul Manship
Object number:
1966.47.131
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Smithsonian American Art Museum Collection
Department:
Painting and Sculpture
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk7965a1911-7d58-4d24-9551-0040f8c9475b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1966.47.131

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  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.
Topic:
Art, Japanese  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art historians  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

Fourth Presentation of the Charles Lang Freer Medal

Collection Creator:
Stout, George L. (George Leslie)  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973
Scope and Contents:
This booklet was published by the Freer Gallery of Art for the presentation of the Charles Lang Freer Medal to Tanaka Ichimatsu who assisted with art conservation in Japan after World War II. The booklet is inscribed to George Stout by Ichimatsu.
Collection Restrictions:
The George Leslie Stout papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
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 5: Monuments, Fine Arts & Archives Section Files / 5.2: Monuments Men Publications
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-stougeor-ref369

Charles Lang Freer Medal, 1965

Collection Creator::
National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection  Search this
Container:
Box 15 of 17
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-206, National Museum of American History. National Numismatic Collection, Curatorial Records
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Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Box 15
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-206-refidd1e9998

Subject Files

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
9 cu. ft. (9 record storage boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Illustrations
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Date:
1971-1987
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Thomas Lawton, Director, 1977-1987, documenting participation in professional associations; events held for, or by, the Freer or the Sackler; development; fellowships and grants; the Freer Medal; acquisitions; exhibitions; various committees and boards on which the Director served; construction of the South Quadrangle; trips to Asia; and the search for an Assistant Secretary for Research of the Smithsonian Institution. Materials include correspondence; memoranda; staff newsletters; brochures about exhibitions and the galleries; correspondence, memoranda, financial reports, timelines, architectural drawings, and office floor plans associated with the construction and furnishing of the South Quadrangle; illustrations of objects; budgets and budget summaries; clippings, studies, reports, correspondence, memoranda, brochures, membership lists, meeting agendas and supporting documents, and press releases associated with committees, boards, and associations in which the Director participated; dissertation evaluations; lists of fellows; meeting agendas; research files; clippings; event planning files; curricula vitae for and papers written by Assistant Secretary for Research candidates; press releases; and travel files.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Charles Lang Freer Medal  Search this
Museum buildings  Search this
Architectural design  Search this
Buildings -- Repair and reconstruction  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Clippings
Manuscripts
Newsletters
Illustrations
Architectural drawings
Floor plans
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 01-175, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 01-175
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa01-175

Award Files

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Scholarly Programs and Publications  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Date:
1998-2003, 2010-2011
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting the awarding of the Charles Lang Freer Medal and the Shimada Prize including plans for the award ceremonies. Materials include planning documents, correspondence, schedules, biographical information, programs, guest lists, notes, invitations, and related materials.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 12/17/2014 memorandum, Wright to Simavi/Stein/Amro; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Charles Lang Freer Medal  Search this
Shimada Prize  Search this
Art, Asian -- Awards  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 15-090, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Scholarly Programs and Publications, Award Files
Identifier:
Accession 15-090
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Award Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa15-090

Subject Files

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
0.5 cu. ft. (1 document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Brochures
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Videotapes
Date:
1983, 1998
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records documenting a variety of topics related to the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, including celebrations for the 75th anniversary of the Freer Gallery of Art, presentations of the Charles Lang Freer Medal, documentaries featuring objects from the collections, and professional activities. Materials include pamphlets, videotapes of a documentary, recordings of musical performances, brochures, copies of remarks made at events, press releases, and related materials.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Special events  Search this
Charles Lang Freer Medal  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Manuscripts
Pamphlets
Compact discs
Videotapes
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-051, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 09-051
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-051

Subject Files

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director  Search this
Extent:
0.25 cu. ft. (1 half document box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Brochures
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Date:
1988-1990, undated
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of records created and maintained by Milo Cleveland Beach, Director, 1987-2001, documenting the administration of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Materials include annual records and a brochure requesting contributions to the Memorial Endowment Fund as well as photographs and publications related to the presentation of the Charles Lang Freer Medal to Alexander Coburn Soper.
Topic:
Charles Lang Freer Medal  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Art museum directors  Search this
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Brochures
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-023, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Subject Files
Identifier:
Accession 09-023
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa09-023
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Photographs

Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of Special Events  Search this
Extent:
1.43 cu. ft. (1 record storage box) (1 12x17 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuscripts
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Date:
1920s-1994
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of photographs documenting award presentations, exhibition openings, receptions, staff members, and visitors at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Award presentations include the Freer Medal to Osvald Siren, 1956; Ernst Kuhnel, 1960; Tanaka Ichimatsu, 1973; Laurence Sickman, 1973; and Roman Ghirshman, 1974. Staff members include William Reynolds Beal Acker, Martin Amt, Carl Whiting Bishop, John Bundy, Alice Crawford, Richard Ettinghausen, Robert Evans, Elisabeth West FitzHugh, Grace Dunham Guest, Rutherford J. Gettens, George Jonathon, Thomas Lawton, John Ellerton Lodge, Russell C. Mielke, John Alexander Pope, Helen Quail, Harold P. Stern, Burns Archer Stubbs, Archibald G. Wenley, and David H. Zirkle. Materials include black and white and color photographs, color slides, color negatives, and minimal textual information about the photographs.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Charles Lang Freer Medal  Search this
Special events  Search this
Art, Asian  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Color negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-007, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of Special Events, Photographs
Identifier:
Accession 02-007
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Photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa02-007
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Secretary Ripley Presents Sixth Freer Medal to Roman Ghirshman

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Ghirshman, Roman  Search this
Charles Lang Freer Medal  Search this
Physical description:
Number of Images: 1; Color: Color; Size: 7w x 5h; Type of Image: Event; Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Event
Photographic print
Group, candid
Date:
January 16,1974
Topic:
Archaeologists  Search this
Art, Iranian  Search this
Art history  Search this
Art  Search this
Awards  Search this
Medals  Search this
Standard number:
SIA2011-2826
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_13512

Tanaka Ichimatsu Receives Freer Medal

Author:
Unknown  Search this
Subject:
Ripley, Sidney Dillon 1913-2001  Search this
Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Physical description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Event; Medium: Photographic print
Type:
Photographic print
Event
Place:
Japan
Date:
1973
Topic:
Secretaries  Search this
Ichimatsu, Tanaka  Search this
Awards  Search this
Medals  Search this
Secretariats  Search this
Rewards (Prizes, etc.)  Search this
Charles Lang Freer Medal  Search this
Dignitaries  Search this
Standard number:
94-2862
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sic_8735

Charles Lang Freer Medal (obverse), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Manship, Paul 1885-1966  Search this
Subject:
Freer, Charles Lang  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Medal
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1966.47.130
Date:
1955
Topic:
Portrait male--Head  Search this
Occupation--Monetary--Philanthropist  Search this
Architecture--Art Building--Freer Gallery of Art  Search this
Architecture--Art Building--Museum  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581052
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_290624

Charles Lang Freer Medal (obverse), (sculpture)

Sculptor:
Manship, Paul 1885-1966  Search this
Medium:
Bronze
Type:
Sculptures-Medal
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Smithsonian American Art Museum 8th & G Streets, N.W Washington District of Columbia 20560 Accession Number: 1966.47.131
Date:
1955
Topic:
Object--Other--Wreath  Search this
Object--Written Matter  Search this
Control number:
IAS 08581053
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_290625

Seventh Presentation of the Charles Lang Freer Medal (Max Loehr)

Collection Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-051, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa09-051-refidd1e253

Tenth Presentation of the Charles Lang Freer Medal (Sherman E. Lee)

Collection Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-051, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa09-051-refidd1e266

Ninth Presentation of Charles Lang Freer Medal - Alexander C. Soper, 1990

Collection Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 1
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 09-023, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of the Director, Subject Files
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Subject Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa09-023-refidd1e256
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Freer Medal - 1956 (Charles Lang Freer Medal - first presentation February 25th)

Collection Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 7 of 23
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-018, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Central Files
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Central Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa03-018-refidd1e2934

Freer Medal - September 1973 - Laurence Sickman (3 folders)

Collection Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-007, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of Special Events, Photographs
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Photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-007-refidd1e1272
Online Media:

Freer Medal - January 1974 - Roman Ghirshman (2 folders)

Collection Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of Special Events  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-007, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Office of Special Events, Photographs
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Photographs
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa02-007-refidd1e1321
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