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Oral history interview with William Christenberry, 2010 March 3-31

Interviewee:
Christenberry, William, 1936-2016  Search this
Christenberry, William, 1936-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A. (Merry Amanda)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15884
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)295753
AAA_collcode_christ10
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_295753
Online Media:

Oral history interview with William Christenberry

Interviewee:
Christenberry, William, 1936-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Extent:
82 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 March 3-31
Scope and Contents:
An interview of William Christenberry conducted 2010 March 3 and 31, by Merry Foresta, for the Archives of American Art, at Christenberry's studio, in Washington, D.C.
Biographical / Historical:
William Christenberry (1936-2016) was a photographer, painter, sculptor and teacher in Washington, D.C. Merry Foresta is a curator in Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 memory cards. Reformatted in 2010 as 7 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 43 min.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art are the William Christenberry papers, 1960-2018 and an oral history interview with William Christenberry conducted by Buck Pennington, January 17, 1983.
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:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.christ10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-christ10
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Tina Barney

Interviewee:
Barney, Tina  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Extent:
29 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2009 December 10
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Tina Barney conducted 2009 December 10, by Merry Foresta, for the Archives of American Art, at Barney's home, in New York, New York.
Biographical / Historical:
Tina Barney (1945- ) is a photographer in New York, New York. Merry Foresta (1949- ) is a curator and art historian in Washington, D.C.
General:
Originally recorded as 2 sound files. Duration is 1 hr., 37 min.
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.
Restrictions:
The transcript and recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.barney09
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-barney09
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Godfrey Frankel

Interviewee:
Frankel, Godfrey  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Names:
Photo League  Search this
Extent:
1 Sound cassette (Sound recording (90 min.), analog)
22 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1993 Nov. 29
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Godfrey Frankel conducted 1993 Nov. 29, by Merry Foresta, for the Archives of American Art.
Frankel recalls his early "sensitivity to art" and childhood visits to the Cleveland Museum; his first job in advertising on a daily newspaper in Ohio; his first camera; being suspected as a spy for photographing outdoors in Ohio in the 1940s; his move to Washington, D.C., in the 1940s; working as the nightclub editor for a Washington newspaper; photographing alley dwellings in D.C.; photographing in 1945 the resettlement of people who were in internment camps in the U.S.; and his move to New York City and his participation in the Photo League from 1946 to 1950.
Frankel describes meetings, lectures, classes, and camaraderie among members of the Photo League; common concerns between the Photo League and the photography department at the Museum of Modern Art; Photo League projects; and photographing New York's Lower East Side. He recalls his move to Cleveland in 1950 and photographing children and industrial sites there; his job as a social worker; his move back to D.C. in 1962; his work for various government agencies; being interviewed by government agents in 1962 for suspected communist activities; the accessibility of FSA photographs at the Library of Congress; teaching managerial skills at the University of Maryland; and exhibiting his photographs in the 1980s through George Hemphill at Middendorf Gallery and at the Kathleen Ewing Gallery, both in Washington, D.C. Frankel also comments on future plans to publish a book with the Smithsonian Press.
At the end of side one Frankel mentions Jacob Reiss, but called after reviewing the tape to say he meant Lewis Hine.
Biographical / Historical:
Godfrey Frankel (1912-1995) was a photographer from Washington, D.C., and New York, N.Y.
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. Funding for this interview was provided by the Jacob Kainen Oral History Fund.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.franke93
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-franke93
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Tina Barney, 2009 December 10

Interviewee:
Barney, Tina, 1945-  Search this
Barney, Tina, 1945-  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A. (Merry Amanda)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women photographers  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)15901
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)296449
AAA_collcode_barney09
Theme:
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_296449
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Godfrey Frankel, 1993 Nov. 29

Interviewee:
Frankel, Godfrey, 1912-1995  Search this
Frankel, Godfrey, 1912-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A. (Merry Amanda)  Search this
Subject:
Photo League  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Photographers -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Theme:
Photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12004
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215675
AAA_collcode_franke93
Theme:
Photography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215675
Online Media:

The Culture of Landscape

Author:
Diamond, Debra  Search this
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Foley, Jeana K.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2003
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_110873

Command Performances: Photography from the United States Department of Agriculture

Author:
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Strange, Maren  Search this
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Stein, Sally  Search this
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1987
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_107624

Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype

Author:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Wood, Joh  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1995
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_103202

Curatorial Records, 1930-2004

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office  Search this
Subject:
Breeskin, Adelyn Dohme 1896-1986  Search this
Foresta, Merry A  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Kainen, Jacob  Search this
Moser, Joann  Search this
Murray, Richard N. 1942-2006  Search this
Serwer, Jacquelyn Days  Search this
Mecklenburg, Virginia M (Virginia McCord) 1946-  Search this
Archives of American Art  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
National Gallery of Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Prints and Drawings  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Twentieth Century Painting and Sculpture  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Department  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Office  Search this
Physical description:
5 cu. ft. (5 record storage boxes)
Type:
Brochures
Collection descriptions
Clippings
Manuscripts
Compact discs
Electronic records
Black-and-white negatives
Black-and-white photographs
Black-and-white transparencies
Color negatives
Color photographs
Color transparencies
Videotapes
Date:
1930
1930-2004
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Art museums  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 12-373
Restrictions & Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020; Transferring office; 12/18/2006 memorandum, Toda to Earle; Contact reference staff for details
See more items in:
Curatorial Records 1930-2017 [Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_311614

Agency history record. 1961-

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum Curatorial Office  Search this
Subject:
Rand, Harry  Search this
Mecklenburg, Virginia M (Virginia McCord) 1946-  Search this
Moser, Joann  Search this
Murray, Richard N. 1942-2006  Search this
Serwer, Jacquelyn Days  Search this
Foresta, Merry A  Search this
Hartigan, Lynda Roscoe  Search this
Gurney, George  Search this
Truettner, William H  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Departments  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Curatorial Office  Search this
National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.) Department of Prints and Drawings  Search this
Type:
Mixed archival materials
Date:
1961
1961-
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Art museum curators  Search this
Local number:
SIA AH00154
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217813

Exposed and developed : photography sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts / by Merry Amanda Foresta

Author:
Foresta, Merry A  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1984
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_191982

The image and beyond / Sharon Keim ; catalogue essay by Merry Forresta [sic] and Will Stapp

Author:
Keim, Sharon  Search this
Foresta, Merry A  Search this
Stapp, William F. 1945-  Search this
Aberdeen Gallery/Bookstore  Search this
Physical description:
16 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. + 6 folded leaves in pocket
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1986
C1986
Topic:
Photography  Search this
Photographers--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
TR646.U6 W33 1986
TR646.U6W33 1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_437572

Introduction

Author:
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2015
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_144237

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

Author:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2015
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_138474

Harlem : photographs 1932-1940 / Aaron Siskind ; foreword, Gordon Parks ; Harlem, a document / Maricia Battle ; text from Federal Writers Project / edited by Ann Banks

Author:
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Battle, Maricia Harlem, a document  Search this
Banks, Ann  Search this
Parks, Gordon 1912-2006  Search this
Foresta, Merry A  Search this
Federal Writers' Project  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Siskind, Aaron  Search this
Physical description:
79 p. : ill. ; 21 cm
Type:
Portraits
Exhibitions
Pictorial works
Place:
New York (State)
New York
Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
New York (N.Y.)
Date:
1990
1981
C1990
Topic:
African Americans  Search this
Call number:
TR647.S622 F21 1990
F128.68.H3 S62 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_405786

A Life in Art: Alma Thomas, 1891–1978

Author:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1981
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_109599

Artists unframed : snapshots from the Smithsonian's Archives of American Art / Merry A. Foresta

Author:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Author:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Subject:
Archives of American Art  Search this
Physical description:
160 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Type:
Pictorial works
Exhibitions
Biography
Portraits
Place:
United States
Date:
2015
Topic:
Artists  Search this
Photography  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1055304

American photographs : the first century : from the Isaacs Collection in the National Museum of American Art / Merry A. Foresta

Author:
Foresta, Merry A  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Isaacs, Charles Photograph collections  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.) Photograph collections  Search this
Physical description:
171 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1996
19th century
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Photography--History  Search this
Photograph collections  Search this
Call number:
TR645.W18 N37 1996X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_502419

A life in art : Alma Thomas, 1891-1978 / Merry A. Foresta

Author:
Foresta, Merry A  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
Subject:
Thomas, Alma  Search this
Physical description:
56 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 27 cm
Type:
Biography
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1981
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.T451 F7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_145682

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