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Gabriella De Ferrari papers, 1931-2011, bulk 1975-2011

Creator:
De Ferrari, Gabriella, 1941-  Search this
New School University  Search this
Subject:
Katz, Ada  Search this
Katz, Alex  Search this
Gund, Agnes  Search this
Gray, Francine du Plessix  Search this
Cuno, James B.  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Brenson, Michael  Search this
Sischy, Ingrid  Search this
Segal, Martin  Search this
Seator, Glen  Search this
LeWitt, Carol  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Pan-American Society of New England  Search this
Wadsworth Atheneum  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Busch-Reisinger Museum  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Illustrated letters
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Gabriella De Ferrari papers, 1931-2011, bulk 1975-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women art historians  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16023
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)306634
AAA_collcode_defemari
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_306634
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Who owns antiquity? : museums and the battle over our ancient heritage / James Cuno

Author:
Cuno, James B  Search this
Physical description:
xxxvii, 228 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2008
Topic:
Antiquities--Collection and preservation--Philosophy  Search this
Cultural property  Search this
Cultural property--Repatriation  Search this
Museums--Acquisitions--Philosophy  Search this
Museums--Collection management--International cooperation  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_902731

Gabriella De Ferrari papers

Creator:
De Ferrari, Gabriella  Search this
Names:
Busch-Reisinger Museum  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Pan-American Society of New England  Search this
Wadsworth Atheneum  Search this
Brenson, Michael  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Cuno, James B.  Search this
Gray, Francine du Plessix  Search this
Gund, Agnes  Search this
Katz, Ada, 1928-  Search this
Katz, Alex, 1927-  Search this
LeWitt, Carol  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Seator, Glen  Search this
Segal, Martin  Search this
Sischy, Ingrid  Search this
Former owner:
New School University  Search this
Extent:
7.7 Linear feet
0.012 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Illustrated letters
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1931-2011
bulk 1975-2011
Summary:
The papers of art historian Gabriella De Ferrari measure 7.7 linear feet and 0.012 GB and date from 1931-2011, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1975-2011. The collection provides an overview of her activities as an arts administrator, writer, and philanthropist through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, extensive writings and notes, subject files, printed and digital material, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Scope and Contents note:
The papers of art historian Gabriella De Ferrari measure 7.7 linear feet and 0.012 GB and date from 1931-2011, with the bulk of the collection dating from 1975-2011. The collection provides an overview of her activities as an arts administrator, writer, and a philanthropist through biographical materials, correspondence, interviews, extensive writings and notes, subject files, printed and digital material, scrapbooks, and photographs.

Correspondence with artists, academic administrators, museum directors, curators, literary agents, editors, and publishers is primarily of a social nature, e.g., thank you notes, invitations, and congratulatory letters. Letters include references to De Ferrari's professional activities from circa 1975-circa 2006. There are illustrated letters and handmade birthday cards by De Ferrari, family, and friends. Among the correspondents are Michael Brenson, James Cuno, Francine Du Plessix Gray, Agnes Gund, Alex and Ada Katz, Sol and Carol Lewitt, and Glen Seator.

Writings and notes primarily document Gabriella De Ferrari's career as an author and include numerous drafts and annotated versions of her novels, short stories, memoir, and articles. Subject files include materials chronicling De Ferrari's activities at the Busch-Reisinger Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston, and the Pan-American Society of New England. Also documented is her service as a Board of Trustees member, consultant, and advisor to major educational, corporate, and cultural institutions, including the New School University, United Technologies, Inc., and the Wadsworth Atheneum, among others. Interviews of De Ferrari are found on six sound cassettes. Additional audio cassettes and one videocassette are found within her writings.

Photographs are of Gabriella De Ferrari, family members, friends, and colleagues, including Michael Brenson, Leo Castelli, Agnes Gund, Martin Segal, Ingrid Sischy, Sol Lewitt, among others.
Arrangement note:
The collection is arranged as 8 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1947-2003 (Boxes 1, 9; 0.3 linear feet, ER01; 0.001 GB)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1964-2011 (Boxes 1-2; 1.3 linear feet, ER02; 0.001 GB)

Series 3: Interviews, 1990-1996 (Box 2; 3 folders)

Series 4: Writings and Notes, 1950-2010 (Boxes 3-6; 3.6 linear feet, ER03-ER10; 0.011 GB)

Series 5: Subject Files, 1953-2008 (Boxes 6-7; 1 linear feet, ER11; 0.001 GB)

Series 6: Printed Material, 1961-2011 (Box 7; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1974-1981 (Box 9; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 8: Photographs, 1931-circa 2010 (Box 8, 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical/Historical note:
Art historian Gabriella De Ferrari (1941-) has lived and worked in Boston, Massachusetts and New York City.

Born in Tacna, Peru to Italian parents, De Ferrari graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Saint Louis University in Missouri in 1963. She went on to receive a Master of Arts from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University in 1966, and in 1981, she earned a Masters of Art in Fine Arts from Harvard University. De Ferrari has held administrative and curatorial positions at major museums and art organizations. At the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, she was curator of exhibitions before becoming the Director of the Institute in 1975. From 1978-1982, De Ferrari was Assistant Director of Curatorial Affairs and Programs at the Fogg Museum and the Busch-Reisinger Museum, where her responsibilities included exhibition programs for twentieth century art and coordinating programs for corporate and public fundraising. In 1989, De Ferrari moved to New York City, where she established herself as a freelance writer. In 1990, her novel, A Cloud on Sand received a Barnes and Noble Discover Award. Gringa Latina, De Ferrari's memoir about her experience living in two cultures was published in 1994.

She has served on the Boards of Trustees and on the advisory committees of many leading institutions, including Colby College, City University Graduate Center Foundation, Harvard University Museum, the New School, and the Wadsworth Atheneum. From 2000-2006, she was the philanthropic advisor to the chairman and CEO of United Technologies Corporation. In 1996, De Ferrari was awarded the New School Medal for Distinguished Service, and in 2008, she received an Honorary Doctorate in Letters from Colby College.

Gabriella De Ferrari continues to reside in New York City.
Provenance:
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Gabriella De Ferrari, in 2011.
Restrictions:
Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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 historians -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Museum curators -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Museum directors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Authors -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Philanthropists -- Massachusetts -- Boston  Search this
Topic:
Women art historians  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Women authors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Scrapbooks
Diaries
Illustrated letters
Video recordings
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Gabriella De Ferrari papers, 1931-2011, bulk 1975-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.defemari
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9501df49d-35e2-4d3a-8c62-f0f164d8bd36
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-defemari

Whose muse? : art museums and the public trust / edited by James Cuno ; with essays by James Cuno ... [et al.]

Author:
Cuno, James B  Search this
MacGregor, Neil 1946-  Search this
Physical description:
208 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2004
C2004
Topic:
Art museums--Public opinion  Search this
Art museums--Public relations  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_726599

Assets? Well, yes--of a kind : collections in college and university art museums and galleries / James Cuno

Author:
Cuno, James B  Search this
Harvard University Art Museums  Search this
Physical description:
18 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1992
[1992]
Topic:
College art museums  Search this
Call number:
N510 .C97 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_452523

Subject(s) : prints and multiples by Jonathan Borofsky, 1982-1991 / by James Cuno ; with an essay by Ruth Fine

Author:
Cuno, James B  Search this
Borofsky, Jonathan 1942-  Search this
Fine, Ruth 1941-  Search this
Hood Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Borofsky, Jonathan 1942-  Search this
Physical description:
111 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1992
Call number:
N40.1.B7264 C9 1992
N40.1.B7264C9 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_429558

Notable acquisitions at the Art Institute of Chicago

Author:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Cuno, James B  Search this
Subject:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : col. ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Catalogs
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
2006
C2006
Topic:
Museums--Acquisitions  Search this
Call number:
N530 .A685 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_807989

The Silk Road and beyond : travel, trade, and transformation / edited by Karen Manchester ; with contributions by James Cuno ... [et al.]

Author:
Manchester, Karen  Search this
Cuno, James B  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Silk Road
Date:
2007
Topic:
East and West  Search this
Art, Asian--European influences  Search this
Art, European--Asian influences  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_821206

A constructive vision : Latin American abstract art from the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros / [editor, Gabriel Pérez-Barreiro]

Author:
Pérez-Barreiro, Gabriel  Search this
Cuno, James B  Search this
Elderfield, John  Search this
Jiménez, Ariel  Search this
Fundación Cisneros  Search this
Subject:
Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros  Search this
Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros History  Search this
Physical description:
343 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Latin America
Date:
2010
C2010
20th century
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1024667

Jasper Johns & Robert Rauschenberg : selections from the Anderson Collection

Title:
Jasper Johns and Robert Rauschenberg
Author:
Cuno, James B  Search this
Johns, Jasper 1930-  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert 1925-2008-  Search this
San Jose Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Johns, Jasper 1930-  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert 1925-2008  Search this
Anderson, Harry W Art collections  Search this
Anderson, Mary Margaret Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : 6 ill. (5 col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Atherton
Date:
1989
C1989
20th century
Topic:
Prints, American  Search this
Prints--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
NE539.J57 A4 1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_690243

Three American sculptors and the female nude : Lachaise, Nadelman, Archipenko / by Jeanne L. Wasserman, with contributions by James B. Cuno

Author:
Wasserman, Jeanne L  Search this
Cuno, James B  Search this
Fogg Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Lachaise, Gaston 1882-1935  Search this
Nadelman, Elie 1882-1946  Search this
Archipenko, Alexander 1887-1964  Search this
Physical description:
76 p. : ill. ; 19 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1980
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Nude in art  Search this
Women in art  Search this
Call number:
NB212 .W36X
NB212.W36X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_129776

The modern wing : Renzo Piano and the Art Institute of Chicago / James Cuno, Paul Goldberger, and Joseph Rosa ; with a photographic portfolio by Judith Turner ; architectural photography by Paul Warchol

Title:
Renzo Piano and the Art Institute of Chicago
Author:
Cuno, James B  Search this
Goldberger, Paul  Search this
Rosa, Joseph  Search this
Turner, Judith  Search this
Warchol, Paul  Search this
Subject:
Piano, Renzo  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Physical description:
167 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Chicago (Ill.)
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Buildings, structures, etc  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_925786

Jasper Johns : printed symbols / introduction by Elizabeth Armstrong ; essays by James Cuno ... [et al.] ; interview with Jasper Johns by Katrina Martin

Title:
Printed symbols
Author:
Johns, Jasper 1930-  Search this
Armstrong, Elizabeth 1952-  Search this
Cuno, James B  Search this
Martin, Katrina  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
Subject:
Johns, Jasper 1930-  Search this
Physical description:
89 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
C1990
Call number:
N40.1.J66y A73 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_651900

Whose culture? : the promise of museums and the debate over antiquities / edited by James Cuno

Author:
Cuno, James B  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 220 p. : ill ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Museums--Acquisitions--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Museum exhibits--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Cultural property--Protection  Search this
Cultural property--Repatriation  Search this
Antiquities--Collection and preservation--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Antiquities--Collection and preservation--Social aspects  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)--Moral and ethical aspects  Search this
Museums--Philosophy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_941038

Master paintings in the Art Institute of Chicago / selected by James Cuno

Author:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Cuno, James B  Search this
Subject:
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Physical description:
168 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Illinois
Chicago
Date:
2009
C2009
Topic:
Painting  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_931888

Museums matter : in praise of the encyclopedic museum / James Cuno

Author:
Cuno, James B  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 148 p., [4] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2011
C2011
Topic:
Museums--Philosophy  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_987830

Harvard's art museums : 100 years of collecting / James Cuno ... [et al.]

Author:
Harvard University Art Museums  Search this
Cuno, James B  Search this
Subject:
Harvard University Art Museums  Search this
Physical description:
364 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Massachusetts
Cambridge
Date:
1996
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
N526 .A84 1996X
N526 .A84
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_514887

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