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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

Florsheim, Lillian H.; Chicago, Ill.

Collection Creator:
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 10, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1960-1965
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment.
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:
Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Leo Castelli Gallery records
Leo Castelli Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-leocast-ref8518

Florsheim, Lillian H.

Collection Creator:
Pomerantz, Louis  Search this
Container:
Box 11, Folder 22
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1961-1978
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington D.C. research center. Use of audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy 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:
Louis Pomerantz papers, 1937-1988, bulk 1950s-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Louis Pomerantz papers
Louis Pomerantz papers / Series 5: Project/Client Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-pomeloui-ref309

Oral history interview with Dennis Adrian, 2015 October 8-9

Interviewee:
Adrian, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silverman, Lanny, 1947-  Search this
Subject:
Acconci, Vito  Search this
Achilles, Rolf  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence  Search this
Anderson, Jeremy  Search this
Artner, Alan G.  Search this
Barnes, Robert  Search this
Baum, Don  Search this
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de  Search this
Brown, Roger  Search this
Carlson, Victor I.  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Conner, Bruce  Search this
Coplans, John  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Dubuffet  Search this
Florsheim, Lillian H.  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Garver, Thomas H.  Search this
Golub, Leon  Search this
Guston, Philip  Search this
Hanson, Philip  Search this
Hoffman, Rhona  Search this
Ito, Miyoko  Search this
Kind, Phyllis  Search this
Leaf, June  Search this
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Maxon, John  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg  Search this
Nicholson, Natasha  Search this
Parker, Dorothy  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip  Search this
Petlin, Irving  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Rossi, Barbara  Search this
Schulze, Franz  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Spero, Nancy  Search this
Swinton, Tilda  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Warhol, Andy  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford)  Search this
Wilde, Oscar  Search this
Wiles, Bertha Harris  Search this
Akron Art Museum  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project  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  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
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
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17346
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)380479
AAA_collcode_adrian15
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_380479
Online Media:

F

Collection Creator:
Parsons, Betty  Search this
Container:
Box 23, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1963-1978
Scope and Contents note:
Faison, S. Lane

Farrell, Stephanie K.

Fassler, Victor

Fauns, Sarah

Faye, Harold K.

Feischer, Mrs. R.

Feitler, Mrs. Robert

Fior, Michael

Florsheim, Lillian H.

Ford, Jane P.

Francis, Muriel Bultman

Frank, Mr. and Mrs. Henry B.

Frank, Jeanne

Fraser, Mrs. C. E.

Frash, Robert M.

Friedman, Mrs. Roy

Friedman, Val

Fritzius, Harry

Fryd, Carol and Isaac

Fuchs, Lawrence H.

Furman, Richard
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal 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:
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers
Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers / Series 3: Correspondence Files / 3.2: Individuals and Collectors
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-parsbett-ref966

Florsheim, Lillian H., 1986

Collection Creator:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 92-015, Archives of American Art, Records
See more items in:
Records
Records / Box 23
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa92-015-refd1e5864

Discs And Dowels

Artist:
Lillian Florsheim, American, b. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1896–1988  Search this
Medium:
Plastic
Dimensions:
10 5/8 x 8 x 8 1/8 in. (27 x 20.3 x 20.7 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(by 1977, probably late 1960s)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1846
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py21c32f113-d78e-43a9-b895-ecf620572eeb
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1846

Untitled

Artist:
Lillian Florsheim, American, b. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1896–1988  Search this
Medium:
Plastic
Dimensions:
14 7/8 x 16 3/8 in. (37.3 x 41.6 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(by 1968)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1849
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2dddc63b9-abce-4df0-b2c9-2fb919aba79e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1849

Untitled

Artist:
Lillian Florsheim, American, b. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1896–1988  Search this
Medium:
Plastic
Dimensions:
14 3/4 x 18 1/8 x 18 1/8 in. (37.4 x 46 x 46 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(by 1968)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1850
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py24a8f35a3-3194-4d55-8291-c5dd8f3d920c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1850

Untitled

Artist:
Lillian Florsheim, American, b. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1896–1988  Search this
Medium:
Plastic
Dimensions:
12 3/8 x 12 3/4 in. (31.4 x 32.4 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(by 1976, probably late 1960s)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1852
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py204d7b689-5e4d-4cf4-b907-e3d0f842a96f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1852

Untitled

Artist:
Lillian Florsheim, American, b. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1896–1988  Search this
Medium:
Plexiglas and string
Dimensions:
40 x 24 x 5 5/8 in. (101.6 x 61 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(c. 1968)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1847
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2e2a65211-ef0d-475a-b92a-0533c8970f9f
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1847

Structure

Artist:
Lillian Florsheim, American, b. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1896–1988  Search this
Medium:
Plastic
Dimensions:
31 1/8 x 25 7/8 x 22 1/2 in. (79.1 x 65.7 x 57.2 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(by 1967)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1848
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py2ef04a5e8-8f91-4d2a-bb8b-86a069e5b303
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1848

Untitled

Artist:
Lillian Florsheim, American, b. New Orleans, Louisiana, 1896–1988  Search this
Medium:
Plastic on aluminum base
Dimensions:
80 x 17 1/8 x 24 1/2 in. (203.2 x 43.5 x 62.2 cm)
Type:
Sculpture
Date:
(by 1976, probably late 1960s)
Credit Line:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H. Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981
Accession Number:
86.1851
See more items in:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/py28f63f330-a3e3-4339-bbc3-b5fb81a5cc1b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:hmsg_86.1851

Lillian H. Florsheim [Folder]

Additional name:
Hyman, Lillian  Search this
Florsheim, Mrs. Irving  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.
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Art & Artist files at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_29000

Lillian Florsheim : Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, 1970

Author:
Florsheim, Lillian H  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
Florsheim, Lillian H  Search this
Physical description:
4 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1970
Call number:
NB237.F64 A4 1970
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_732873

Florsheim. Galerie Denise René ... octobre-novembre 1968

Author:
Florsheim, Lillian H  Search this
Galerie Denise René  Search this
Subject:
Florsheim, Lillian H  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) chiefly ill., port. 20 x 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1968
[1968]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_773897

Lilian Florsheim : vom 22.2. bis 29.3.69, Mo-Fr 10-13 u. 14.30-16 Uhr, Sa 10-13 Uhr

Title:
Lillian Florsheim
Author:
Florsheim, Lillian H  Search this
Galerie Denise René Hans Mayer  Search this
Subject:
Florsheim, Lillian H  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : chiefly ill., port. ; 21 x 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1969
[1969]
Call number:
NB237.F64 A4 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_793424

The geometric impulse : selected works from the Lillian H. Florsheim Foundation for the Fine Arts / [exhibition curator and catalog author, Joshua Kind]

Author:
Kind, Joshua B  Search this
Swen Parson Gallery  Search this
Lillian H. Florsheim Foundation for the Fine Arts  Search this
Subject:
Florsheim, Lillian H Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
vii, 33 p. : ill., port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1981
[1981?]
Topic:
Art, Abstract  Search this
Call number:
N6494.A16 K5
N6494.A16K5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_157729

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