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Oral history interview with Dennis Adrian

Interviewee:
Adrian, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silverman, Lanny  Search this
Names:
Akron Art Museum  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Madison Art Center  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
New York University  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
University of Chicago -- Students  Search this
Acconci, Vito, 1940-  Search this
Achilles, Rolf  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-1990  Search this
Anderson, Jeremy, 1921-1982  Search this
Artner, Alan G.  Search this
Barnes, Robert, 1934-  Search this
Baum, Don, 1922-  Search this
Brown, Roger, 1941-1997  Search this
Carlson, Victor I.  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Coplans, John  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, 1510-1554  Search this
Dubuffet  Search this
Florsheim, Lillian H.  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Garver, Thomas H.  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hanson, Philip, 1943-  Search this
Hoffman, Rhona, 1934-  Search this
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983  Search this
Kind, Phyllis, 1933-2018  Search this
Leaf, June, 1929-  Search this
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Maxon, John, 1916-  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969  Search this
Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg  Search this
Nicholson, Natasha, 1945-  Search this
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Petlin, Irving, 1934-2018  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Rossi, Barbara, 1940-  Search this
Schulze, Franz, 1927-2019  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Spero, Nancy, 1926-2009  Search this
Swinton, Tilda  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-  Search this
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900  Search this
Wiles, Bertha Harris, 1896-  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (4 hr., 18 min.), digital, wav)
173 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2015 October 8-9
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Dennis Adrian conducted 2015 October 8-9, by Lanny Silverman, for the Archives of American Art's Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project, at Adrian's home in Seaside, Oregon.
Adrian speaks of growing up in Astoria; traveling to Chicago and New York; Cannon Beach; aging and getting older; his origins; curators and curating; visual sensibilities; the Portland Public Library; opera; his parents, grandparents, and family; Finnish sensibility and humor; Portland Art Museum and classes for children; curator as voyeur; credit and accomplishments; hands on experiences; Artforum; art history; attending University of Chicago; homosexuality and coming out; looted European masterworks; Botticelli; exposure to real art; connoisseurship; collectors and collecting; a Robert Louis Stevenson letter; violin making; growing into yourself; Chicago; war; New York University; Frumkin Gallery; New York; the art world; Madison Art Center; Akron Art Museum; friendship and role models; Art Institute of Chicago; meeting Mies van der Rohe; meeting idols; education; Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Monster Roster; traveling; Chicago art politics; writing and critics; Eurocentric curators; Chicago as an undervalued city; Dog Day Afternoon; discovering art; New York sightings; and experiences running into artists. Adrian also recalls Roger Brown, Ruth Horwich, Gilda Buchbinder, Don Baum, Sherman Lee, Victor Carlson, Peter Voulkos, Lawrence Alloway, Rhona Hoffman, Allan Frumkin, June Leaf, Leon Golub, Jeremy Anderson, Robert Barnes, Tom Garver, Bruce Conner, Natasha Nicholson, H. C. Westermann, Franz Schulze, Bertha Harris Wiles, Muriel Newman, Aaron James Spire, Lillian Florsheim, John Maxon, Greg Knight, P.B. Maryan, Philip Pearlstein, Sylvia Sleigh, Nancy Spero, Irving Petlin, John Coplans, Alan Artner, Alice Shaddle, Phyllis Kind, Andy Warhol, Joseph Cornell, Tilda Swinton, Leo Castelli, Philip Guston, Dubuffet, Pussy Pepke, Bumpy Rogers, Barbara Rossi, Christina Ramberg, Philip Hanson, Miyoko Ito, Mark Jackson, Rolf Achilles, and Vito Acconci.
Biographical / Historical:
Dennis Adrian (1937- ) is an art critic, educator, and curator in Chicago, Illinois. Lanny Silverman (1947- ) is a curator at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.
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.
Occupation:
Art critics -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art thefts -- Europe  Search this
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.adrian15
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adrian15

MS 1297 "An Important Link in Coronado's Journey to Quivira Filled in by W.E. Richey," published in The Mail and Breeze, Topeka Kansas

Collector:
Richey, W. E. (William E.), 1841-  Search this
Names:
Coronado Expedition, 1540-1542  Search this
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, 1510-1554  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Newsclippings
Date:
July 26, 1902
Scope and Contents:
With letter of transmittal.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 1297
General:
Previously titled "Newspaper article on Coronado's Journey."
Genre/Form:
Newsclippings
Citation:
Manuscript 1297, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS1297
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms1297

MS 4074 Letter enclosing sketches or tracings of two coats of arms of Coronado

Creator:
ANONYMOUS  Search this
Names:
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, 1510-1554  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Used in preparation of material for the San Diego Fair, San Diego, California. The tracings are portrayed in colored crayon. (Letter addressed to Mr Carl W. Mitman, March 30, 1935).
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4074
Citation:
Manuscript 4074, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4074
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4074

MS 4192 Memorandum from W. R. Wedel, accompanying copies of letter to Mr R. V. Coleman, Managing Editor of Atlas of American History

Collector:
Swanton, John Reed, 1873-1958  Search this
Annotator:
Wedel, Waldo R. (Waldo Rudolph), 1908-1996  Search this
Addressee:
Coleman, R. V. (Roy V.), 1885-1971  Search this
Names:
Coronado Expedition, 1540-1542  Search this
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, 1510-1554  Search this
Extent:
8 Pages
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Concerns route of Coronado; also copy of paper on the same subject by Dr Swanton on which Dr Wedel has made slight changes, 6 pages.
Local Numbers:
NAA MS 4192
Citation:
Manuscript 4192, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.MS4192
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-ms4192

Spanish explorers in the southern United States, 1528-1543 : the narrative of Alvar Nuñez Cabeça de Vaca / ed. by Frederick W. Hodge ... The narrative of the expedition of Hernando de Soto by the gentleman of Elvas, ed. by Theodore H. Lewis ... The narrative of the expedition of Coronado, by Pedro de Castañeda, ed. by Frederick W. Hodge ; with maps and a facsimile reproduction

Author:
Núñez Cabeza de Vaca, Alvar active 16th century  Search this
Castañeda de Nájera, Pedro de active 16th century  Search this
Hodge, Frederick Webb 1864-1956  Search this
Lewis, Theodore Hayes 1856-  Search this
Subject:
Soto, Hernando de approximately 1500-1542  Search this
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554  Search this
Soto, Hernando de, ca 1500-1542  Search this
Vázquez de Coronado, Francisco, 1510-1549  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 411 pages : facsimile, 2 folded maps ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Amérique du Nord
America
Florida
Amérique
Floride
Date:
1907
To 1565
Jusqu'à 1565
Topic:
Indiens  Search this
Discovery and exploration, Spanish  Search this
Indians of North America  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Spanish  Search this
History  Search this
Découverte et exploration espagnoles  Search this
Histoire  Search this
Call number:
E123.S75X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_260175

A most splendid company : the Coronado Expedition in global perspective / Richard Flint, Shirley Cushing Flint

Title:
Coronado Expedition in global perspective
Author:
Flint, Richard 1946-  Search this
Flint, Shirley Cushing  Search this
Subject:
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 450 pages : illustrations, maps 29 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Southwest, New
Spain
Date:
2019
16th century
Topic:
Explorers--History  Search this
Spaniards--History  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Spanish  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1107802

Narrative of the Coronado expedition / by Pedro de Castañeda of Nájera ; edited by John Miller Morris

Title:
Relación de la jornada de Cíbola
Author:
Castañeda de Nájera, Pedro de active 16th century  Search this
Castañeda de Nájera, Pedro de active 16th century Relación de la jornada de Cíbola  Search this
Editor:
Morris, John Miller  Search this
Wade, Maria de Fátima 1948-  Search this
Subject:
Castañeda de Nájera, Pedro de active 16th century Travel  Search this
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554 Travel  Search this
Physical description:
cxv, 421 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 18 cm
Type:
Early works to 1800
Early works
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
2002
Topic:
Cibola, Seven Cities of  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_698933

De Soto, Coronado, Cabrillo : explorers of the northern mystery / by David Lavender

Author:
Lavender, David 1910-2003  Search this
Subject:
Soto, Hernando de approximately 1500-1542  Search this
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554  Search this
Cabrillo, Juan Rodríguez -1543  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : ill. (some col.), col. maps ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
16th century
Topic:
Explorers--History  Search this
Discovery and Exploration  Search this
Spanish  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_984511

Quivira / by Paul A. Jones

Author:
Jones, Paul A. 1882-1954  Search this
Subject:
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554  Search this
Physical description:
182 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1929
[c1929]
Topic:
Quivira (Legendary place)  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_976747

Coronado's 7 cities

Author:
Hammond, George P (George Peter) 1896-1993  Search this
Anderson, Clinton Presba 1895-1975  Search this
James H. Sutton Jr. and Sylvia Leal Carvajal Collection TxSaTAM  Search this
United States Coronado Exposition Commission  Search this
Subject:
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf, iv, 82 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
History
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1940
Topic:
Cibola, Seven Cities of  Search this
Geographical myths  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_256413

Coronado's march in search of the "seven cities of Cibola" : and discussion of their probable location / by General J.H. Simpson

Author:
Simpson, J. H (James Hervey) 1813-1883  Search this
Subject:
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554  Search this
Physical description:
34 p. : 1 map (folded) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southwest, New
Cibola (N.M.)
Date:
1884
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
E125.V3 S6 1884
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_810049

Documents of the Coronado expedition, 1539-1542 : "they were not familiar with His Majesty, nor did they wish to be his subjects" / edited, translated, and annotated by Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint

Author:
Flint, Richard 1946-  Search this
Flint, Shirley Cushing  Search this
Subject:
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554  Search this
Physical description:
x, 746 p. : ill., maps ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Sources
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
2005
To 1848
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Spanish  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_765514

The Coronado expedition : from the distance of 460 years / edited by Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint

Author:
Flint, Richard 1946-  Search this
Flint, Shirley Cushing  Search this
Subject:
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554  Search this
Physical description:
xiii, 338 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Congresses
Place:
Southwest, New
Spain
Date:
2003
C2003
16th century
Topic:
Explorers--History  Search this
Spaniards--Antiquities  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Spanish  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_795245

National trail study and environmental assessment : Coronado expedition : Arizona/New Mexico/Texas/Oklahoma/Kansas

Author:
United States National Park Service Denver Service Center  Search this
Subject:
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554  Search this
Physical description:
vi, 75 p. : maps ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1992
[1992]
Topic:
Trails  Search this
Description and travel  Search this
Call number:
E125.V3 N38 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_605572

Great cruelties have been reported : the 1544 investigation of the Coronado Expedition / Richard Flint

Author:
Flint, Richard 1946-  Search this
Subject:
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554 Relations with Indians  Search this
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554 Trials, litigation, etc  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 647 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southwest, New
Mexico
Date:
2002
16th century
Topic:
First contact with Europeans  Search this
Civil rights--History  Search this
Indians, Treatment of  Search this
Governmental investigations--History  Search this
Human rights--History  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Spanish  Search this
Social aspects  Search this
Ethnic relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_686644

Myth and imagination in the American story : the Coronado expedition, 1540-1542 / Jane Maclaren Walsh

Author:
Walsh, Jane MacLaren  Search this
Subject:
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 265 leaves ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Southwest, New
America
Date:
1997
1993
To 1848
Topic:
History  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Spanish  Search this
Call number:
E125.V3 W35 1993a
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_510868

The Coronado expedition to Tierra Nueva : the 1540-1542 route across the Southwest / edited by Richard Flint and Shirley Cushing Flint ; with an introduction by Carroll L. Riley and historiographical chapters by Joseph P. Sánchez

Author:
Flint, Richard 1946-  Search this
Flint, Shirley Cushing  Search this
Subject:
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 442 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Sources
Place:
Southwest, New
Date:
1997
To 1848
Topic:
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Spanish  Search this
History  Search this
Historiography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_551841

A list of works useful to the student of the Coronado expedition by George Parker Winship ..

Author:
Winship, George Parker 1871-1952  Search this
Subject:
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554  Search this
Physical description:
1 leaf, [559]-613 pages, 27 cm
Type:
Books
Bibliography
Place:
Mexico
Date:
1896
Topic:
Description and travel  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_498409

Don Coronado through Kansas, 1541, then known as Quivira; a story of the Kansas, Osage, and Pawnee Indians

Author:
Stowell, John 1850-  Search this
Subject:
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554 Fiction  Search this
Physical description:
4 p. l., 384 p. front., ports. 20 cm
Type:
Fiction
Date:
1908
C1908]
Call number:
E98.F6 S89 1908
E98.F6S89 1908
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_343242

To the inland empire : Coronado and our Spanish legacy / Stewart L. Udall ; photographs by Jerry Jacka

Author:
Udall, Stewart L  Search this
Jacka, Jerry D  Search this
Subject:
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de 1510-1554  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 222 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Pictorial works
Place:
Southwest, New
America
Date:
1987
Topic:
Spaniards--History--Pictorial works  Search this
Discovery and exploration  Search this
Spanish  Search this
Call number:
E125.V3U22 1987X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_356514

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