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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

Fong, Wen

Collection Creator:
Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968  Search this
Container:
Box 4, Folder 32
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1955-1963
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Patrons must use microfilm copy. Use of the unmicrofilmed portion requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C. research facility.
Collection Rights:
The Erwin Panofsky papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. The donor, Gerda Panofsky, owns copyright, where applicable.
Collection Citation:
Erwin Panofsky papers, 1904-1990 (bulk dates 1920-1968). Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Erwin Panofsky papers
Erwin Panofsky papers / Series 1: Correspondence / 1.1: Colleagues, Scholars, Students and Other Individuals
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-panoerwi-ref216

Fong, Wen, 1973, 1975, 1977

Collection Creator:
Pope, John Alexander, 1906-1982  Search this
Collection Source:
Aga-Olgu, Kamer, 1903-  Search this
Warner, Langdon (1881-1955)  Search this
Mayuyama, Junkichi, 1913-1999  Search this
Dubosc, Jean-Pierre, 1903  Search this
Container:
Box 70, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Collection Citation:
John Alexander Pope Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
See more items in:
John Alexander Pope Papers
John Alexander Pope Papers / Series 6: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a1988-01-ref1641

Fong, Wen, 2000

Collection Creator::
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art  Search this
Container:
Box 1 of 2
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2027; Transferring office; 11/29/2018 memorandum, Swann to Adib; Contact reference staff for details.
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 19-087, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - Japanese Art, Curatorial Records
See more items in:
Curatorial Records
Curatorial Records / Box 1
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa19-087-refidd1e1128

EVLA Observations Constrain the Environment and Progenitor System of Type Ia Supernova 2011fe

Author:
Fong, Wen-fai  Search this
Dittmann, Jason A.  Search this
Fransson, Claes  Search this
Soderberg, Alicia M.  Search this
Moe, Maxwell  Search this
Rupen, Michael P.  Search this
Chomiuk, Laura  Search this
Margutti, Raffaella  Search this
Chevalier, Roger A.  Search this
Badenes, Carles  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2012
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_111666

First ALMA Light Curve Constrains Refreshed Reverse Shocks and Jet Magnetization in GRB 161219B

Author:
Guidorzi, Cristiano  Search this
Ioka, Kunihito  Search this
Menten, Karl M.  Search this
Kilpatrick, Charles D.  Search this
Drout, Maria R.  Search this
Kobayashi, Shiho  Search this
Alexander, Kate D.  Search this
Milne, Peter  Search this
Barniol Duran, Rodolfo  Search this
Berger, Edo  Search this
Mundell, C. G.  Search this
Laskar, Tanmoy  Search this
Lunnan, Ragnhild  Search this
Margutti, Raffaella  Search this
Fong, Wen-fai  Search this
Williams, Peter K. G.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2018
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_148999

Possible Detection of the Stellar Donor or Remnant for the Type Iax Supernova 2008ha

Author:
Foley, Ryan J.  Search this
Bildsten, Lars  Search this
Narayan, Gautham  Search this
McCully, Curtis  Search this
Rest, Armin  Search this
Jha, Saurabh W.  Search this
Stritzinger, Maximilian D.  Search this
Fong, Wen-fai  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2014
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_130146

A luminous, blue progenitor system for the type Iax supernova 2012Z

Author:
Bildsten, Lars  Search this
Kirshner, Robert P.  Search this
Riess, Adam G.  Search this
Foley, Ryan J.  Search this
Marion, G. H.  Search this
Jha, Saurabh W.  Search this
McCully, Curtis  Search this
Stritzinger, Maximilian D.  Search this
Fong, Wen-fai  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2014
Topic:
Astronomy  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_128120

Along the riverbank : Chinese painting from the C.C. Wang family collection / Maxwell K. Hearn, Wen C. Fong

Author:
Hearn, Maxwell K  Search this
Fong, Wen  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Wang, Chi-chʻien Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 174 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Ming-Qing dynasties, 960-1368
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
ND1043.3 H43 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_848920

Issues of authenticity in Chinese painting / edited by Judith G. Smith and Wen C. Fong

Author:
Smith, Judith G. 1941-  Search this
Fong, Wen  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Dong, Yuan d. 962 Xi an tu  Search this
Wang, Chi-ch'ien Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
317 p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1999
Topic:
Painting, Chinese--Expertising  Search this
Painting, Chinese--Collectors and collecting  Search this
Call number:
ND1043 .I87 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_849725

Between two cultures : late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century Chinese paintings from the Robert H. Ellsworth collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art / Wen C. Fong

Title:
Late-nineteenth- and twentieth-century Chinese paintings from the Robert H. Ellsworth collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Late 19th- and 20th-century Chinese paintings from the Robert H. Ellsworth collection in the Metropolitan Museum of Art
Author:
Fong, Wen  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Ellsworth, Robert Hatfield 1929- Art collections  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
xi, 286 p. : ill. (some col.), map ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2001
C2001
20th century
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
ND1045 .F66 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_850962

Xin yin : Zhongguo shu hua feng ge yu jie gou fen xi yan jiu = Images of the mind / Fang Wen zhu ; Li Weikun yi

Title:
心印 : 中国书画风格与结构分析硏究 = Images of the mind / 方闻著 ; 李维琨译
Zhongguo shu hua feng ge yu jie gou fen xi yan jiu
中国书画风格与结构分析硏究
Images of the mind
Author:
Fong, Wen  Search this
Li, Weikun  Search this
Physical description:
3, 2, 273 p., [6] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
2004
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Landscapes in art  Search this
Call number:
N7343.4 .F66122 2004
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_856579

Streams and mountains without end. : A Northern Sung handscroll and its significance in the history of early Chinese painting / By Sherman E. Lee and Wen Fong

Author:
Lee, Sherman E  Search this
Fong, Wen  Search this
Physical description:
57 p. illus., 25 plates. 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1955
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Topic:
Landscape painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
759.951 .L41
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_860462

Streams and mountains without end. : A Northern Sung handscroll and its significance in the history of early Chinese painting / By Sherman E. Lee and Wen Fong

Author:
Lee, Sherman E  Search this
Fong, Wen  Search this
Physical description:
57 p. illus., 25 plates. 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1967
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Topic:
Landscape painting, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
759.951 .L41 1967
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_860470

The great bronze age of China. : An exhibition from the People's Republic of China / |Ẽd. by Wen Fong; introductory essays by Ma Chengyuan and others; catalogue by Robert W. Bagley, Jenny F. So, Maxwell K. Hearn

Author:
Fong, Wen  Search this
Bagley, Robert W  Search this
So, Jenny F  Search this
Hearn, Maxwell K  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
386p
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1980
To 221 B.C
Topic:
Bronzes, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
739.151 .N54
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_863196

Images of the mind : selections from the Edward L. Elliott family and John B. Elliott collections of Chinese calligraphy and painting at the Art Museum, Princeton University / Wen C. Fong ... [et al.]

Author:
Fong, Wen  Search this
Princeton University Art Museum  Search this
Subject:
Elliott family  Search this
Princeton University Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 504 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 34 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
New Jersey
Princeton
Date:
1984
C1984
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Ming-Qing dynasties, 1368-1912
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Landscapes in art  Search this
Art--Private collections  Search this
Call number:
N7343.4 .I43 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_873445

Words and images : Chinese poetry, calligraphy, and painting / edited by Alfreda Murck and Wen C. Fong

Author:
Murck, Alfreda  Search this
Fong, Wen  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
xxii, 589 p. : ill. ; 31 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1991
C1991
Topic:
Calligraphy, Chinese  Search this
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Chinese poetry--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
NK3634.A2 W67 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_875059

Beyond representation : Chinese painting and calligraphy, 8th-14th century / Wen C. Fong

Author:
Fong, Wen  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
xix, 549 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 32 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
C1992
Tang-Five dynasties, 618-960
Song-Yuan dynasties, 960-1368
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Calligraphy, Chinese--History  Search this
Call number:
ND1043.3 F66
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_878873

Possessing the past : treasures from the National Palace Museum, Taipei / Wen C. Fong, James C.Y. Watt ; with contributions by Chang Lin-sheng ... [et al.]

Author:
Fong, Wen  Search this
Watt, James C. Y  Search this
Zhang, Linsheng  Search this
Guo li gu gong bo wu yuan  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Guo li gu gong bo wu yuan  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 648 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 32 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Taiwan
Taipei
Date:
1996
Topic:
Art, Chinese  Search this
Art  Search this
Call number:
N3750.T32 A87 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_886251

Mandate of heaven : emperors and artists in China : Chinese painting and calligraphy from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York / Richard M. Barnhart, Wen C. Fong, Maxwell K. Hearn ; [catalogue and exhibition Albert Lutz in collaboration with Maxwell K. Hearn ; assisted by Daniel Schneiter]

Author:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Barnhart, Richard M. 1934-  Search this
Fong, Wen  Search this
Hearn, Maxwell K  Search this
Lutz, Albert  Search this
Schneiter, Daniel  Search this
Museum Rietberg  Search this
Subject:
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
239 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
Topic:
Painting, Chinese  Search this
Calligraphy, Chinese  Search this
Call number:
ND1042 .M58 1996
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_886339

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