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David Beck's Movie Palace

Creator:
Smithsonian American Art Museum  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2009-01-16T14:16:45.000Z
YouTube Category:
People & Blogs  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
See more by:
americanartmuseum
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
YouTube Channel:
americanartmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_hAvYSTWl33g

Arthur Ganson Innovative Lives Presentation

Creator:
Cater, Anita  Search this
Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.  Search this
Ganson, Arthur, 1955-  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (3 boxes )
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Oral history
Videotapes
Interviews
Date:
October 4, 2002.
Scope and Contents note:
Collection consists of original, master, and reference videos documenting interviews with Arthur Ganson, kinetic sculptor and inventor.
Arrangement:
3 series: (1) Original videos, (2) Master videos, (3) Reference videos.
Biographical/Historical note:
Kinetic sculptor and inventor.
Provenance:
Videohistory created by the Innovative Lives Program of the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation.
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research access on site by appointment.
Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Topic:
Sculptors -- Interviews -- Massachusetts  Search this
Kinetic sculpture  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Inventions -- 20th century  Search this
Inventors  Search this
Genre/Form:
Oral history -- 2000-2010
Videotapes
Interviews -- 2000-2010
Citation:
Arthur Ganson Innovative Lives Presentation, October 4, 2002, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0830
See more items in:
Arthur Ganson Innovative Lives Presentation
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ep870252893-f667-48d5-abf0-4eddc7e37b5a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0830
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Shadow play with Hans-Peter Feldmann

Creator:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Type:
YouTube Videos
Uploaded:
2020-08-24T18:30:49.000Z
YouTube Category:
Education  Search this
Topic:
Art, modern  Search this
See more by:
hirshhornmuseum
Data Source:
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
YouTube Channel:
hirshhornmuseum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:yt_73iRKjG98Ik

Phyllis Mark papers, circa 1939-1978

Creator:
Mark, Phyllis, 1921-2004  Search this
Subject:
Glarner, Fritz  Search this
Citation:
Phyllis Mark papers, circa 1939-1978. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Theme:
Women  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7854
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210021
AAA_collcode_markphyl
Theme:
Women
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210021

Jim Pallas papers, 1970-1982

Creator:
Pallas, Jim, 1941-  Search this
Citation:
Jim Pallas papers, 1970-1982. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Kinetic sculpture, American -- Michigan  Search this
Theme:
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8310
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210481
AAA_collcode_palljim
Theme:
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210481

Howard Wise Gallery records, 1943-1989

Creator:
Howard Wise Gallery  Search this
Subject:
MacAgy, Douglas  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Wise, Howard  Search this
Burger, Warren E.  Search this
Sturken, Marita  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter  Search this
Chermayeff, Serge  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Interviews
Video recordings
Citation:
Howard Wise Gallery records, 1943-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Video art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Kinetic sculpture  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9357
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211553
AAA_collcode_howawisg
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_211553
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Hauke, Cesar M. de (Cesar Mange)  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc.  Search this
Jacques Seligmann & Co  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co.  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Type:
Gallery records
Citation:
Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford, 1874-1938 -- Art collections  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L. -- Art collections  Search this
Arenberg, duc d' -- Art collections  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of -- Art collections  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- France -- Paris  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Art and the war  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de, 1885-1925  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Theme:
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
AAA_collcode_jacqself
Theme:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012

Creator:
Kington, L. Brent (Louis Brent),, 1934-2013  Search this
Subject:
Yellin, Samuel  Search this
Hsu, Ilin  Search this
American Craft Council  Search this
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale  Search this
Artist-Blacksmith's Association of North America  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Society of North American Goldsmiths  Search this
Cranbrook Academy of Art  Search this
Type:
Video recordings
Interviews
Sketches
Sound recordings
Citation:
L. Brent Kington papers, 1944-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Blacksmithing  Search this
Blacksmiths -- Illinois  Search this
Sculptors -- Illinois  Search this
Metal-work  Search this
Theme:
Craft  Search this
Lives of artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5974
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)228079
AAA_collcode_kinglbre
Theme:
Craft
Lives of artists
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_228079
Online Media:

Benton, Fletcher - "The Lollipops": A Kinetic Sculpture by Fletcher Benton

Collection Creator:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS) (publicity piece)
Container:
Box 42, Folder 30
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
circa 1990s
Scope and Contents note:
Includes interview with Benton. 1 of 2 videos.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Access of diaries and appointment books required written permission.
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:
André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers, circa 1929-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
André Emmerich Gallery records
André Emmerich Gallery records / Series 6: Artists Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw916e51e2a-e46b-4f30-bcd6-f296e00b1b59
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-andremmg-ref2359

Benton, Fletcher - "The Lollipops": A Kinetic Sculpture by Fletcher Benton

Collection Creator:
André Emmerich Gallery  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (VHS) (publicity piece)
Container:
Box 43, Folder 1
Type:
Archival materials
Videocassettes (vhs)
Date:
circa 1990s
Scope and Contents note:
2 of 2 videos.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Access of diaries and appointment books required written permission.
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:
André Emmerich Gallery records and André Emmerich papers, circa 1929-2009. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
André Emmerich Gallery records
André Emmerich Gallery records / Series 6: Artists Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9365d0fdb-9e0a-4f0c-94b6-a38de43b0b37
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-andremmg-ref2361

Ng Teng Fong Roof Garden Commission Cao Fei editors, Sam I-shan, Cheng Jia Yun

Title:
Cao Fei
Artist:
Cao, Fei 1978-  Search this
Organizer:
Sam, I-shan  Search this
Cheng, Jia Yun  Search this
Publisher:
National Gallery Singapore  Search this
Physical description:
57 pages illustrations (some color) 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Expositions
Exhibition catalogs
Catalogues d'exposition
Place:
Singapore
Singapour
Date:
2020
21st century
21e siècle
Topic:
Kinetic sculpture  Search this
Site-specific installations (Art)  Search this
Art, Chinese  Search this
Sculpture cinétique  Search this
Installations in situ (Art)  Search this
Art chinois  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1155683

Phyllis Mark papers

Creator:
Mark, Phyllis, 1921-2004  Search this
Names:
Glarner, Fritz, 1899-1972  Search this
Extent:
1 Linear foot
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1939-1978
Summary:
The papers of sculptor Phyllis Mark measure 1.0 linear feet and date from circa 1939 to 1978. Found are artworks, biographical materials, correspondence including with Fritz Glarner, notes, personal business records, and photographs of Mark and others and of works of art.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of sculptor Phyllis Mark measure 1.0 linear feet and date from circa 1939 to 1978. Found are artworks, biographical materials, correspondence including with Fritz Glarner, notes, personal business records, and photographs of Mark and others and of works of art.
Arrangement:
Due to the small size of this collection the papers are arranged as one series.
Biographical / Historical:
Phyllis Mark (1921-2004) was a sculptor active in New York City, New York. She is known for kinetic sculpture and later transformed her pieces as ready-to-wear jewelry and executed a number of large-scale works.
Provenance:
Phyllis Mark donated her papers to the Archives of American Art in 1977 and 1978.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
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:
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
Women artists  Search this
Women sculptors  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.markphyl
See more items in:
Phyllis Mark papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9e6bc149d-9769-4eb5-bfc0-c706358d0c86
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-markphyl

Kinetic Sculpture - Art That Moves (Apr 1-May 15, 1992)

Collection Creator:
Frances Wolfson Art Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 5, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1991-1992
Scope and Contents:
Robert Mark Packer
Collection Restrictions:
Use of unmicrofilmed material in the holdings of the Archives of American Art requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C., facility.
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:
Frances Wolfson Art Gallery records, 1973-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Frances Wolfson Art Gallery records
Frances Wolfson Art Gallery records / Series 4: Exhibition Files
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9606f6075-b0e1-4b69-8a98-d2af93deef41
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-franwola-ref157

Grosse Pointe -- The Birches

Former owner:
Prescott, Ruth  Search this
Bodman, Henry  Search this
Bodman, Henry Taylor  Search this
Landscape designer:
Dessinger, Keith  Search this
Smith, Larry  Search this
Collection Creator:
Garden Club of America  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Place:
The Birches (Grosse Pointe, Michigan)
United States of America -- Michigan -- Wayne -- Grosse Pointe
Scope and Contents:
The folder includes worksheets, a planting list and a garden features plan.
General:
This riparian garden is characterized by a contrast of sweeping central vistas towards the lake and a series of intimate spaces both around the house and along the progression down to the shore of Lake St. Clair. A long swath of gently descending lawn is framed by naturalistic plantings of trees and shrubs reminiscent of Jens Jensen's landscape designs of the Midwest. The garden features many hardscape elements which serve to define 'outdoor rooms' and dining spaces as well as to create level terraced areas on sloping ground. Natural materials such as stone, rocks, and gravel predominate the design. On the east side, a slender formal garden is formed between the house and the property line. Geometric patterns, linear and curvilinear, are created along a brick and block lined gravel path defined by boxwood hedges. On the lake side a large flagstone patio extends nearly the width of the house creating a large outdoor dining and relaxing space. The formal fountain is centered along the house wall. A low brick wall borders the patio beyond which a hedge of shrub rose softens the transition from patio to lawn. The sloping lawn leads to stone steps and a flagstone patio by a curved pool.
The lot, on which the garden is situated, is a large trapezoidal area measuring 103' x 496' x 102' x 540'. The dimensions of this lot reflect the cultural and economic history of the Detroit area. Farms in the 18th and 19th centuries were laid out on long narrow strips of land called 'ribbon farms.' This was due to the need for proximity to water to sustain farm life. The placement of the residence in the middle distance of the lot provides a physical and visual stopping point. The entry drive features a hedge of arborvitae. The driveway guides the eye up to the circular front entrance. Four river birch trees act as a focal point to the center of the circle. On the lake side of the property the strict geometric form of the narrow lot is balanced by the organic curvilinear beds and water features. Different textures and layers of plant materials as well as subtle mounding of the lawn soften the hard contours of the site.
Water features in various forms provide the dominant theme and design interest in this garden. The main focus of the design is the long view toward Lake St. Clair. The wetland corner of the property provides a natural riparian element unique to this coastal area in which seawalls define the extended shoreline. Other water features include a rill of circulated water which splashes down along the descending west edge of the property over a rocky bed and occasionally overflows into the wetlands. A more formal waterfall gently cascades over a semi-circle of rocks from a raised warm water pool into a cool water pool. The kinetic sculpture above the pools repeats the rhythmic movement of the water. Two fountains, one formal on the terrace and one more intimate in the walled garden provide focal points to the area.
Persons associated with the garden include Ruth W. Prescott (former owner, 1941), Mr. and Mrs. Henry E. Bodman, (former owner, 1956), Mr. and Mrs. Henry Taylor Bodman, (former owners, 1964), Keith Dessinger, (landscape designer, 2009), and Larry Smith (landscape designer, 2011).
Related Materials:
The Birches related holdings consist of 1 folder (20 digital images)
Collection Restrictions:
Access to original archival materials by appointment only. Researcher must submit request for appointment in writing. Certain items may be restricted and not available to researchers. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Collection Rights:
Archives of American Gardens encourages the use of its archival materials for non-commercial, educational and personal use under the fair use provision of U.S. copyright law. Use or copyright restrictions may exist. It is incumbent upon the researcher to ascertain copyright status and assume responsibility for usage. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by Archives of American Gardens. Please direct reference inquiries to the Archives of American Gardens: aag@si.edu.
Topic:
Gardens -- Michigan -- Grosse Pointe  Search this
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, The Garden Club of America collection.
Identifier:
AAG.GCA, File MI088
See more items in:
The Garden Club of America collection
The Garden Club of America collection / Series 1: United States Garden Images / Michigan
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Gardens
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kb6e83390e8-5559-46e5-9f3c-2cf927772e1d
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aag-gca-ref8596

Kinetic Sculpture Sketches

Collection Creator:
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997  Search this
Container:
Box 37, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1953
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers 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:
Claire Falkenstein papers, circa 1914-1997, bulk 1940-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Claire Falkenstein papers
Claire Falkenstein papers / Series 9: Artwork
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9b1ab3480-081f-4d2b-ac5f-4453357c54e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-falkclai-ref1358

Artists Talk on Art records

Creator:
Artists Talk on Art  Search this
Names:
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise, 1911-2010  Search this
Christo, 1935-  Search this
De Niro, Robert, Sr., 1922-1993  Search this
Denes, Agnes  Search this
Goldberg, Michael, 1924-2007  Search this
Jeanne-Claude, 1935-2009  Search this
Longo, Robert  Search this
Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985  Search this
Morris, Robert, 1931-2018  Search this
Murray, Elizabeth, 1940-  Search this
Neel, Alice, 1900-1984  Search this
Pavia, Philip, 1915-2005  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Wilke, Hannah  Search this
Wojnarowicz, David  Search this
Extent:
64.4 Linear feet
317.43 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Photographs
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Transcripts
Video recordings
Date:
circa 1974-2018
Summary:
The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 317.43 gigabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of events organized by the group featuring artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City. Events began in 1975 and continue to the present; recordings in the collection date from 1977 and 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.
Scope and Contents:
The records of Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) measure 64.4 linear feet and 317.43 gigabytes and date from circa 1974-2018. The bulk of the records consist of extensive video and sound recordings of events organized by the group featuring artists, critics, historians, dealers, curators and writers discussing contemporary issues in the American art world in hundreds of panel discussions, open screenings, and dialogues held in New York City. Events began in 1975 and continue to the present; recordings in the collection date from 1977 and 2016. A smaller group of records include administrative files, panel flyers, three scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panel discussions and participants.

ATOA's recordings chronicle the American art world, covering critical discussions and significant art world issues over five decades. Thousands of artists such as Will Barnet, Louise Bourgeois, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, Robert De Niro, Agnes Denes, Michael Goldberg, Robert Longo, Ana Mendieta, Robert Morris, Elizabeth Murray, Alice Neel, Philip Pavia, Howardena Pindell, Larry Rivers, Sylvia Sleigh, Kahinde Wiley, Hannah Wilke, David Wojnarowicz, and others speak about their work. The original recordings exist in a variety of formats, including U-Matic and VHS videotape, MiniDVs, sound cassettes and sound tape reels. ATOA digitized most of the video and sound recordings prior to donating the collection.

The collection also includes printed histories, board and program committee meeting minutes, financial statements, general correspondence files of the president and chair, attendance statistics, grant files, panel participant release forms, sixteen panel transcripts, a complete set of panel flyers (many are annotated) and other printed materials, three dismantled scrapbooks, as well as photographs, slides, and negatives of panels and panel participants.
Arrangement:
The records are arranged into nine series.

Series 1: Adminstrative Files, 1974-2013 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 2: Director's and Chairman's Correspondence, 1977-2006 (0.4 linear feet, Box 1)

Series 3: Grant Files, 1977-2009 (1 linear foot, Boxes 1-2)

Series 4: Panel Release Forms, 1978-2012 (1 linear foot, Boxes 2-3)

Series 5: Panel Transcripts, 1981, 1986, 1988, 2017-2018 (1 folder, Box 3; 0.002 GB, ER01)

Series 6: Printed Materials, 1975-2015 (0.8 linear feet, Boxes 3-4; 0.434 GB, ER02)

Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1975-1989 (0.2 linear feet, Box 4)

Series 8: Photographic Materials, circa 1975-circa 2000 (1 linear foot, Boxes 4-5)

Series 9: Video and Sound Recordings of Events, 1977-2016 (59 linear feet, Boxes 6-65; 317.43 GB, ER03-ER04)
Biographical / Historical:
Established in 1974 and still active in New York, Artists Talk on Art is the art world's longest running and most prolific aesthetic panel discussion series organized by artists for artists. Founded by Lori Antonacci, Douglas I. Sheer, and Robert Wiegand, the forum has presented 6,000 artists in nearly 1,000 documented panels or dialogues. ATOA held its first panel, "Whatever Happened to Public Art," on January 10, 1975 and it drew a "crowd" of 77 people. In the decades that followed, ATOA presented dozens of panels or dialogues a year, tackling such diverse topics as "What is Happening with Conceptual Art," with Louise Lawler and Lawrence Weiner; "Painting and Photography: Defining the Difference," with Sarah Charlesworth, Jack Goldstein, Joseph Kosuth, Barbara Kruger, and Robert Mapplethorpe; "Organizing Arts Activism," with Lucy Lippard; "The Artist and the Epidemic—an information panel about AIDS"; "Cross-generational Views of Feminism"; and hundreds more.
Provenance:
The Artists Talk on Art (ATOA) records, including digital files of the video and sound recordings, were donated to the Archives in 2016 by Douglas Sheer, Chairman of ATOA.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
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:
Art critics  Search this
Art dealers  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Artists  Search this
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Historians  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Sound recordings
Scrapbooks
Transcripts
Video recordings
Citation:
Artists Talk on Art records, circa 1974-2018. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.artitalk
See more items in:
Artists Talk on Art records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9c4de66ef-397b-4e6e-9fde-d6deca12fa3a
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-artitalk
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Fletcher Benton, 1989 May 2-4

Interviewee:
Benton, Fletcher Chapman, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J  Search this
Subject:
McLaughlin, John  Search this
Brown, Joan  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Fletcher Benton, 1989 May 2-4. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Kinetic sculpture, American. -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)12535
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212473
AAA_collcode_benton89
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212473
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Fletcher Benton

Interviewee:
Benton, Fletcher, 1931-  Search this
Interviewer:
Karlstrom, Paul J.  Search this
Names:
Brown, Joan, 1938-1990  Search this
McLaughlin, John, 1898-1976  Search this
Extent:
150 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 May 2-4
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Fletcher Benton conducted 1989 May 2-4, by Paul J. Karlstrom, for the Archives of American Art, at the artist's studio, in San Francisco, California.
Benton speaks of his education in the Midwest and the decision to pursue an art career in California, and the problems of regionalism and provincialism in art. He describes the art scene in San Francisco in the 1950s, and talks about the effect of the San Francisco environment on him. He also speaks of art dealers and their methods, art criticism and museum politics. He discusses his methods and materials, his early ventures into sculpture, his involvement with kinetic sculpture, his work in watercolor. He recalls his acquaintance with John McLaughlin and discusses the influence of Joan Brown's work on his own.
Biographical / Historical:
Fletcher Benton (1931-2019) was a painter and sculptor from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 14 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hr., 9 min.
Provenance:
These interviews are part of the Archives' 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 others.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Topic:
Sculpture, Modern -- 20th century -- United States  Search this
Kinetic sculpture, American. -- California -- San Francisco  Search this
Painters -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Sculptors -- California -- San Francisco -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.benton89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw955409c03-3f94-4b9f-9a0b-83d9eff1a9a4
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-benton89
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Howard Wise Gallery records

Creator:
Howard Wise Gallery  Search this
Names:
Burger, Warren E., 1907-1995  Search this
Chermayeff, Serge, 1900-  Search this
Dickinson, Edwin Walter, 1891-1978  Search this
Dubuffet, Jean, 1901-  Search this
MacAgy, Douglas, 1913-  Search this
Sturken, Marita, 1957-  Search this
Tworkov, Jack  Search this
Wise, Howard  Search this
Extent:
11.4 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Photographs
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
1943-1989
Summary:
The records of the Howard Wise Gallery in New York, and its predecessor the Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture in Cleveland, Ohio, measure 11.4 linear feet and date from 1943-1989. Records consist of correspondence, artist files, exhibition files, business records, writings, and video recordings that document the activities of Wise's gallery in Cleveland from 1957-1961 and, to a lesser extent, his gallery in New York City from 1960-1970. Wise's activities following the closing of the Howard Wise Gallery are also found among the correspondence, artist files, business records, writings, and video recordings.
Scope and Content Note:
The records of the Howard Wise Gallery in New York, and its predecessor the Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture in Cleveland, Ohio, measure 11.4 linear feet and date from 1943-1989. Records consist of correspondence, artist files, exhibition files, business records, writings, and video recordings that document the activities of Wise's gallery in Cleveland from 1957-1961 and, to a lesser extent, his gallery in New York City from 1960-1970. Wise's activities following the closing of the Howard Wise Gallery are also found among the correspondence, artist files, business records, writings, and video recordings.

Correspondence documents the operations of Wise's galleries in Cleveland and New York. A few subject files and a small amount of Howard Wise's personal correspondence (some pre-dating and post-dating the galleries) are also included in this series.

Artist files contain varying combinations of correspondence, printed material, notes and writings, and photographs. Most artists represented in this series were affiliated with Howard Wise Gallery either in Cleveland or New York City, but some files are for individuals of potential interest to the gallery, and those of continued interest to Wise after the closing of the gallery. Exhibition files contain correspondence, printed material, guest lists, and notes. Exhibition files are not a comprehensive record of exhibitions held in Wise's galleries.

Business records include records of cash disbursements that are primarily for Howard Wise's travel and entertainment expenses. Business memoranda and correspondence between the Cleveland and New York galleries document sales, inventory, shipments and financial information. Also among the business records are photographs of the Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture in Cleveland, a set of slides of artworks and installation views dating to the late 1950s, and inventories and loan documentation related to Howard Wise's personal art collection. Writings consist of essays and speeches by Howard Wise, writings on Howard Wise and the Howard Wise Gallery artists by Douglas MacAgy and Marita Sturken, and a typescript recollection of a dinner party conversation with Supreme Court Justice Warren Burger from 1973.

Video recordings include 41 videoreels and videocassettes, a log book of video shot by Wise in the early 1970s, and a program for a screening of his videos held in Wellfleet, Mass. Recordings are mainly unedited footage of interviews with artists and community figures, gallery openings, and other community events in Wellfleet, Mass. and the greater Cape Cod region. A log book and detailed labels on videos provide details about their content. Three edited works made by Wise from the raw footage include "video portraits" of Serge Chermayeff, Edwin Dickinson, and Jack Tworkov. Also found is footage from the premiere performance of Jean Dubuffet's Coucou Bazaar at the Guggenheim Museum, and a dinner party attended by Dubuffet. Video of works by other artists include footage from media and kinetic artworks shown in the Howard Wise Gallery from 1964-1967, as well as a video performance by Hannah Wilke from 1974.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 5 series:

Missing Title

Series 1: Correspondence, 1943-1984 (Boxes 1-2; 2.0 linear ft.)

Series 2: Artist Files, 1950-1984 (Boxes 3-6; 3.4 linear ft.)

Series 3: Exhibition Files, 1957-1968 (Boxes 6-7; 0.9 linear ft.)

Series 4: Business Records, 1957-1989 (Boxes 7-9; 2.6 linear ft.)

Series 5: Writings, 1957-1984 (Box 9; 4 folders)

Series 6: Video Recordings, 1973-1985 (2.5 linear feet)
Historical Note:
After twenty-five years as president of Arco Company, his family's industrial paint and varnish manufacturing business in Cleveland, Howard Wise (1903-1989) sold his interest in the business and began to pursue his own artistic interests. The Howard Wise Gallery of Present Day Painting and Sculpture opened in Cleveland in 1957 and operated for the next five years. It first showed School of Paris and New York painters and also sold prints. With the exception of a few collectors and loyal customers, Clevelanders did not appreciate Wise's efforts to bring the best new art from all over the world to the city. The Cleveland Plain Dealer ran several editorials ridiculing modern art in general and Howard Wise and his gallery in particular. Attendance was poor and Wise decided to relocate to New York.

After a year of searching for a suitable location and renovating the space, Howard Wise Gallery opened at 50 West 57th Street in 1960. The gallery generated excitement among visitors and artists, and sales and attendance were much better than in Cleveland. After closing the Cleveland gallery in 1961 Wise never again returned to his native city. Despite being well received and conducting significantly more business in New York, the gallery was not a great financial success. Between 1962 and 1965, art consultant Douglas MacAgy, a friend and the former director of the Dallas Museum of Art, worked with Wise in running the gallery. Although the critics were not always favorably impressed, Howard Wise Gallery had a significant following and made important contributions through its support of the use of technology in art, specifically kinetic and light sculpture and the video art movement.

By the late 1960s, Wise recognized that a gallery setting was not suitable for many of the new art forms. He closed Howard Wise Gallery in 1970 so that he could focus his energy and resources on exploring the best way to support environmental sculpture, political work, and video art. Wise founded Electronic Arts Intermix in 1971. Originally an artist-run umbrella organization, today Electronic Arts Intermix is a non-profit videotape distribution service and editing facility, that has amassed an important and highly regarded video art collection.
Related Material:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is an oral history interview with Howard Wise conducted by Paul Cummings on February 22, 1971. The Harvard Art Museum Archives also holds archival records of the Howard Wise Gallery.
Separated Material:
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming (reel N70-77) including publicity materials, correspondence, exhibition plans, text of an exhibition catalog, and photographs relating to Howard Kiesler. Lent materials were returned to the lender and are not described in the collection container inventory.
Provenance:
In 1979, the Howard Wise Gallery lent material to the Archives of American Art for microfilming. The rest of the collection was donated by Howard Wise in 1971 and by Barbara Wise, Howard Wise's widow via Dana Kasarsky, Wise's daughter-in-law in 2011.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Use requires an appointment. 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.
Topic:
Video art  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Kinetic sculpture  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State)
Art galleries, Commercial -- Ohio
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Interviews
Video recordings
Citation:
Howard Wise Gallery records, 1943-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.howawisg
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9a8458d87-04fa-43f0-aad5-bb5e4f078196
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-howawisg
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Oral history interview with Robert Breer, 1973 July 10

Interviewee:
Breer, Robert C. (Robert Carlton), 1926-2011  Search this
Interviewer:
Cummings, Paul, 1933-1997  Search this
Subject:
Oldenburg, Claes  Search this
Tinguely, Jean  Search this
Bonino Gallery  Search this
Galerie Denise René  Search this
PepsiCo, Inc.  Search this
Stanford University  Search this
United States. Army  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Citation:
Quotes and excerpts must be cited as follows: Oral history interview with Robert Breer, 1973 July 10. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Topic:
Lyrical abstraction (Art movement)  Search this
Filmmakers -- Interviews  Search this
Kinetic sculpture  Search this
Sculptors -- Interviews  Search this
Sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11951
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212084
AAA_collcode_breer73
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_212084

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