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

Author:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Author:
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
Biographies
Government publications
Catalog
catalogs (documents)
Catalogs
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogues
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Date:
1981
Topic:
Painters  Search this
Peintres  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.T451 F7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_145682

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
Year:
1995
Citation:
Foresta, Merry A. and Wood, Joh. 1995. Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Press.
Identifier:
103202
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_103202

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

Interviewee:
Christenberry, William, 1936-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A. (Merry Amanda)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with William Christenberry, 2010 March 3-31. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9bc152051-6031-4b31-b487-17db27e6f514
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-christ10
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Godfrey Frankel, 1993 Nov. 29

Interviewee:
Frankel, Godfrey, 1912-1995  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A. (Merry Amanda)  Search this
Subject:
Photo League  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Godfrey Frankel, 1993 Nov. 29. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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:

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
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c124732a-6833-4458-9d1f-e20a42c5f15c
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-franke93
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Tina Barney, 2009 December 10

Interviewee:
Barney, Tina, 1945-  Search this
Interviewer:
Foresta, Merry A. (Merry Amanda)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Tina Barney, 2009 December 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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:

A Life in Art: Alma Thomas, 1891–1978

Author:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
1981
Citation:
Foresta, Merry A. 1981. A Life in Art: Alma Thomas, 1891–1978. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, pp., pp.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_109599

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
Citation:
Foresta, Merry A. and Wood, John. 1995. Secrets of the Dark Chamber: The Art of the American Daguerreotype. Washington, D.C.: National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Press
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_103202

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

Author:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2015
Citation:
Foresta, Merry A. 2015. Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty. Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum, in association with The Irving Penn Foundation, pp., 239 pp.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_138474

Introduction

Author:
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Electronic document
Year:
2015
Citation:
Broun, Elizabeth. 2015. Introduction. In: Foresta, Merry A., Irving Penn - beyond beauty. New Haven London: Yale University Press,() pp.
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_144237

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
Citation:
Daniel, Pete. 1987. Command Performances: Photography from the United States Department of Agriculture. In: Daniel, Pete, Foresta, Merry A., Strange, Maren and Stein, Sally, Official Images: New Deal Photography. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press,() pp.36
Topic:
American History  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_107624

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
Citation:
Diamond, Debra. 2003. The Culture of Landscape. In: Foresta, Merry A. and Foley, Jeana K., At First Sight: Photography and the Smithsonian. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press,() pp.270-277.
Topic:
Art, Asian  Search this
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILSRO_110873

Introduction

Author:
Broun, Elizabeth  Search this
Editor:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2015
Citation:
Broun, Elizabeth. 2015. "Introduction." In Irving Penn - beyond beauty. Foresta, Merry A., editor. New Haven London: Yale University Press.
Identifier:
144237
ISBN:
978-0-300-21490-1
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_144237

Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty

Author:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2015
Citation:
Foresta, Merry A. 2015. Irving Penn: Beyond Beauty. Washington, DC: Smithsonian American Art Museum, in association with The Irving Penn Foundation.
Identifier:
138474
ISBN:
9780300214901
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_138474

The Culture of Landscape

Author:
Diamond, Debra  Search this
Editor:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Foley, Jeana K.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
2003
Citation:
Diamond, Debra. 2003. "The Culture of Landscape." In At First Sight: Photography and the Smithsonian. Foresta, Merry A. and Foley, Jeana K., editors. 270–277. Washington D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Identifier:
110873
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_110873

A Life in Art: Alma Thomas, 1891–1978

Author:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1981
Citation:
Foresta, Merry A. 1981. A Life in Art: Alma Thomas, 1891–1978. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Identifier:
109599
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_109599

Command Performances: Photography from the United States Department of Agriculture

Author:
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Editor:
Daniel, Pete  Search this
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Strange, Maren  Search this
Stein, Sally  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1987
Citation:
Daniel, Pete. 1987. "Command Performances: Photography from the United States Department of Agriculture." In Official Images: New Deal Photography. Daniel, Pete, Foresta, Merry A., Strange, Maren, and Stein, Sally, editors. 36. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Identifier:
107624
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_107624

(Foreword with Elizabeth Broun)

Author:
Fern, Alan  Search this
Editor:
Foresta, Merry A.  Search this
Stapp, William F.  Search this
Object Type:
Smithsonian staff publication
Year:
1990
Citation:
Fern, Alan. 1990. "(Foreword with Elizabeth Broun)." In Irving Penn Master Images: The Collections of the National Museum of AmericanArt and the National Portrait Gallery. Foresta, Merry A. and Stapp, William F., editors. ix–xi. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press.
Identifier:
105176
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries and Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:slasro_105176

Irving Penn master images : the collections of the National Museum of American Art and the National Portrait Gallery / Merry A. Foresta, William F. Stapp

Author:
Foresta, Merry A  Search this
Penn, Irving  Search this
Stapp, William F. 1945-  Search this
National Museum of American Art (U.S.)  Search this
National Portrait Gallery (Smithsonian Institution)  Search this
Subject:
Penn, Irving  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 175 p. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
Topic:
Fashion photography  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Call number:
TR647.P412 F7 1990
TR647.P412 F7 1990
TR647.P46 F67 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_386680

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