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John Outterbridge and Gregory Hines

Photographer:
Middlebrook, Willie Robert  Search this
Middlebrook, Willie Robert  Search this
Subject:
Hines, Gregory  Search this
Outterbridge, John Wilfred  Search this
Watts Tower  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1984
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10021
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John Outterbridge papers, 1953-1997
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10021

John Outterbridge papers, 1953-1997

Creator:
Outterbridge, John Wilfred, 1933-2020  Search this
Outterbridge, John Wilfred, 1933-2020  Search this
Subject:
Simone, Nina  Search this
Otis, Johnny  Search this
Marley, Bob  Search this
Hines, Gregory  Search this
White, Charles  Search this
Bradley, Tom  Search this
Angelou, Maya  Search this
Watts Towers Art Center  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Transcripts
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Video recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Towers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Theme:
African American  Search this
Lives of American Artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6097
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216289
AAA_collcode_outtjohn
Theme:
African American
Lives of American Artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216289
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Gregory Hines

Artist:
Robert Mapplethorpe, 04 Nov 1946 - 09 Mar 1989  Search this
Sitter:
Gregory Oliver Hines, 14 Feb 1946 - 9 Aug 2003  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 48.6 x 38.7 cm (19 1/8 x 15 1/4")
Sheet : 50.3 x 40.3 cm (19 13/16 x 15 7/8")
Mat: 71.1 x 55.9 cm (28 x 22")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1985
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Watch\Wrist watch  Search this
Gregory Oliver Hines: Male  Search this
Gregory Oliver Hines: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Gregory Oliver Hines: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer\Tap  Search this
Gregory Oliver Hines: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2004.29
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© 1985 The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation, Inc.
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Exhibition:
20th Century Americans: 1960-2000
On View:
NPG, South Gallery 342
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm47c2f26d3-0d96-4997-af17-8664aaa2bfd3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2004.29

Tap Shoes worn by Maurice Hines

Brother:
Hines, Gregory  Search this
Maker:
Capezio  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 8 in x 3 in x 3 1/4 in; 20.32 cm x 7.62 cm x 8.255 cm
Object Name:
Tap Shoes
ID Number:
2006.0094.01
Accession number:
2006.0094
Catalog number:
2006.0094.01
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-f087-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1303859

That Girl Wants To Dance With Me; That Girl Wants To Dance With Me

Recording artist:
Hines, Gregory  Search this
Manufacturer:
Epic  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
ID Number:
2000.0165.3701
Label number:
34-07793
Accession number:
2000.0165
Catalog number:
2000.0165.3701
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-7c7d-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1207609

You Need Somebody; You Need Somebody

Recording artist:
Hines, Gregory  Search this
Manufacturer:
Epic  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
ID Number:
2000.0165.3702
Label number:
34-08045
Accession number:
2000.0165
Catalog number:
2000.0165.3702
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-7c7e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1207610

There's Nothing Better Than Love; There's Nothing Better Than Love

Recording artist:
Hines, Gregory  Search this
Vandross, Luther  Search this
Manufacturer:
Epic  Search this
Physical Description:
vinyl (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 7 in; x 17.78 cm
Object Name:
Sound Recording
ID Number:
2000.0165.5395
Catalog number:
2000.0165.5395
Accession number:
2000.0165
Label number:
34-06978
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746aa-871a-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1209316

Playbill for Comin' Uptown

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Winter Garden Theatre, American, founded 1911  Search this
Subject of:
Gregory Hines, American, 1946 - 2003  Search this
Larry Marshall, American, born 1943  Search this
Robert Jason Jackson, American  Search this
Saundra McClain, American  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 1/4 x 6 x 1/4 in. (23.5 x 15.2 x 0.6 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
December 1979
Topic:
African American  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.21
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd553d368d6-5368-4bb2-911e-f84de9a22707
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.21
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Playbill for Eubie!

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Ambassador Theatre, American, founded 1928  Search this
Subject of:
Eubie Blake, American, 1887 - 1983  Search this
Noble Sissle, American, 1889 - 1975  Search this
Ethel Beatty  Search this
Terry Burrell  Search this
Leslie Dockery  Search this
Lynnie Godfrey, American  Search this
Gregory Hines, American, 1946 - 2003  Search this
Maurice Hines, American, born 1943  Search this
Mel Johnson Jr., American  Search this
Lonnie McNeil, American  Search this
Janet Powell  Search this
Marion Ramsey, American, born 1947  Search this
Alaina Reed Hall, American, 1946 - 2009  Search this
Jeffery V. Thompson, American, born 1952  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. (23.5 x 14.9 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1978
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Ragtime (Music)  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.26.1
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5abee0079-002b-4c71-a182-653b7d54af61
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.26.1
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Playbill for Jelly's Last Jam

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
ANTA Theatre, American, founded 1925  Search this
Subject of:
Jelly Roll Morton, American, 1890 - 1941  Search this
Gregory Hines, American, 1946 - 2003  Search this
Savion Glover, American, born 1973  Search this
Stanley Wayne Mathis, American  Search this
Tonya Pinkins, American, born 1962  Search this
Keith David, American, born 1956  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 8 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. (21.6 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1992
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.48
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5580505dc-b762-46d0-9967-a2118beaee70
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.48

Playbill for Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Used by:
Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, American, founded 1910  Search this
Subject of:
Duke Ellington, American, 1899 - 1974  Search this
Gregory Hines, American, 1946 - 2003  Search this
Judith Ann Jamison, American, born 1943  Search this
Phyllis Hyman, American, 1949 - 1995  Search this
P. J. Benjamin, American, born 1951  Search this
Hinton Battle, German-American, born 1956  Search this
Gregg Burge, American, 1957 - 1998  Search this
Mercedes Ellington, American, born 1939  Search this
Priscilla Baskerville  Search this
Terri Klausner  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.91
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd57f7fc83d-0982-444b-808d-b65b6d01873c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.91
Online Media:

Playbill for Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies

Published by:
Playbill, American, founded 1884  Search this
Subject of:
Gregory Hines, American, 1946 - 2003  Search this
Judith Ann Jamison, American, born 1943  Search this
Phyllis Hyman, American, 1949 - 1995  Search this
P. J. Benjamin, American, born 1951  Search this
Hinton Battle, German-American, born 1956  Search this
Mercedes Ellington, American, born 1939  Search this
Priscilla Baskerville  Search this
Created by:
Terri Klausner  Search this
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 9 x 5 5/8 in. (22.9 x 14.3 cm)
Type:
theater programs
Place used:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1981
Topic:
African American  Search this
Actors  Search this
Broadway Theatre  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Musical Theatre  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Kayla Deigh Owens
Object number:
2011.45.92
Restrictions & Rights:
Playbill used by permission. All rights reserved, Playbill Inc.
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Memorabilia and Ephemera
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/fd5b860c70f-abd5-406c-8e33-a97890f6e92c
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2011.45.92
Online Media:

John Outterbridge papers

Creator:
Outterbridge, John, 1933-2020  Search this
Names:
Watts Towers Art Center  Search this
Angelou, Maya  Search this
Bradley, Tom, 1917-  Search this
Hines, Gregory  Search this
Marley, Bob  Search this
Otis, Johnny, 1921-  Search this
Simone, Nina, 1933-2003  Search this
White, Charles, 1918-1979  Search this
Extent:
4.8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Transcripts
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Video recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Place:
Watts (Los Angeles, Calif.) -- Buildings, structures, etc
Date:
1953-1997
Summary:
The papers of Los Angeles African American painter, sculptor, and arts administrator John Outterbridge measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1953 to 1997. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional and project files, Watts Towers Arts Center files, exhibition files, printed material, photographs, a scrapbook, and one motion picture film reel.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Los Angeles African American painter, sculptor, and arts administrator John Outterbridge measure 4.8 linear feet and date from 1953 to 1997. The papers include biographical material, correspondence, writings, professional and project files, Watts Towers Arts Center files, exhibition files, printed material, photographs, a scrapbook, and one motion picture film reel.

Biographical material includes life documents, awards, interview transcripts, a few sketches, teaching certificates, and a motion picture film reel entitled John Outterbridge: Black Artist.

The bulk of the correspondence consists of letters to John Outterbridge from family, artists, colleagues, museums, and universities. Notable correspondents include Maya Angelou, Johnny Otis, and Charles White.

Writings include teaching notes, an artist statement, nine typescript essays by Outterbridge, as well as papers written by students, and poems by various artists.

Professional and project files document Outterbridge's involvement in conferences, symposiums, membership records, and fellowships. There are grant and job applications, contracts, correspondence, project plans, and administrative records. There is documentation of the Metro Art for Rail Transit project and of his work as director of the Communicative Arts Academy. Outterbridge's directorship of the Watts Towers Arts Center (WTAC) are arranged in a separate series; files document administration, annual programs and events, and special projects.

Exhibition files are found for several exhibitions in which Outterbridge participated in the mid-1990s. Printed material includes clippings about John Outterbridge and the Watts Towers Arts Center, exhibition catalogs, announcements, books, and magazines.

There is one scrapbook that contains clippings, award certificates, and photographs of the Watts Towers Arts Center events. There are photographs of Johnny Otis, Nina Simone, and L.A. Mayor Tom Bradley.

Photographs are of John Outterbridge and his artwork, studio, family, friends, and events. Among those depicted in the photographs are Bob Marley and Gregory Hines.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 9 series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1953-1997 (0.7 linear feet; Box 1, OV 6, FC 9)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1970-1997 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2, OV 7)

Series 3: Writings, circa 1980-1996 (0.2 linear feet; Box 2)

Series 4: Professional and Project Files, circa 1970-1997 (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 2-3, OV 8)

Series 5: Watts Towers Arts Center, 1976-1997 (0.4 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 6: Exhibition Files, 1992-1996 (0.2 linear feet; Box 3)

Series 7: Printed Materials, 1968-1997 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)

Series 8: Scrapbook, 1968-1997 (0.5 linear feet; Box 5)

Series 9: Photographs, 1953-1995 (0.2 linear feet; Box 4-5)
Biographical / Historical:
John Outterbridge is an African American painter, sculptor and arts administrator in Los Angeles, California.

John Wilfred Outterbridge was born in Greenville, North Carolina in 1933. He attended Agricultural and Technical University in Greensboro, North Carolina and studied engineering for one year before joining the U.S. Army in 1953. He served two years in Europe where he started painting street scenes in his spare time. His paintings were liked and his Captain found a studio space for him, where he painted murals and artwork in offices, clubs, and American schools.

Outterbridge decided that he needed a formal education in art and after his discharge from the Army in 1955, he relocated to Chicago and enrolled first in the Chicago Academy of Art, and later in the American Academy of Art. He became active in the Chicago art scene and opened a gallery with artists John Pinkney, Elliot Hunter, and Jose Williams. While attending school, he also worked for a graphic arts firm running errands and as a Chicago Transit Authority bus driver.

Outterbridge married his wife Beverly in 1960 and they moved to Los Angeles in 1963. He worked at a production studio for a while and got an offer from another studio to become its art director. After a few years, Outterbridge took two years off and began experimenting with with other medium, such as found objects and sculpture.

Outterbridge then took a job in the art installation department of the Pasadena Art Museum where he met artists such as Peter Alexander, Richard Serra, Robert Rauschenberg, and Andy Warhol while helping with their exhibits. In addition to working on installations, Outterbridge taught sculpture classes at the museum and at several colleges such as Pasadena City College, Claremont College, Cal State Dominguez Hills, and University of California at Irvine.

From 1969-1975, Outterbridge was the director of the Compton Communicative Arts Academy. From 1975-1993, Outterbridge was the director of the Watts Towers Arts Center, a focal point in Los Angesle for African American visual and theatrical arts and the sponsor of the Watts Towers Jazz Festival and Day of the Drum Festival. He retired in 1993 to dedicate more time to his art.

Outterbridge's art can be found at the California African American Museum and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. He has received awards throughout his career including fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, Getty Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He received an honorary doctorate from Otis College of Art and Design in 1994.
Related Materials:
The Archives of American Art also has an oral history interview with John Outterbridge conducted by Allen Bassing in 1973.

A copy of the film John Outterbridge: Black Artist is available in the Samella Lewis papers, in the Rose Library at Emory University.
Provenance:
The John Outterbridge papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by John Outterbridge in 1997.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. 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:
Painters -- California  Search this
Arts administrators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Topic:
Sculptors -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Artists' studios -- Photographs  Search this
Towers -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Transcripts
Scrapbooks
Photographs
Interviews
Video recordings
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
John Outterbridge papers, 1953-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.outtjohn
See more items in:
John Outterbridge papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-outtjohn
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What's on tap for Gregory Hines?

Author:
Newsome, Melba  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Hines, Gregory  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
Topic:
Tap dancers  Search this
Call number:
E185.5 .A512
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_547181

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