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The life, work, and significance of George Loring Brown : American landscape painter / by Thomas Whittlesey Leavitt

Creator:
Leavitt, Thomas W.  Search this
Names:
Brown, George Loring, 1814-1889  Search this
Extent:
226 Pages ((on partial microfilm reel), ill.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Fine arts department, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass., September 1957.
Biographical / Historical:
Leavitt: Museum director and art historian. Born January 8, 1930. Director of the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. The subject of his dissertation, George Loring Brown (1814-1889), was a painter, engraver and etcher, Massachusetts, who studied and travelled in Europe, primarily Italy.
Provenance:
Donated 1964, provenance unknown.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art historians  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.leavthom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-leavthom

The life, work, and significance of George Loring Brown : American landscape painter / by Thomas Whittlesey Leavitt, undated

Creator:
Leavitt, Thomas W., 1930-  Search this
Subject:
Brown, George Loring  Search this
Topic:
Painting, American  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)7956
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210124
AAA_collcode_leavthom
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210124

Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers, 1958-1969

Creator:
Gore, Marian L.  Search this
Subject:
Mallary, Robert  Search this
Lebrun, Rico  Search this
Kuntz, Roger  Search this
Luna, Mario  Search this
Leavitt, Thomas W.  Search this
Gerchik, Paul  Search this
Greene, Balcomb  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Hansen, Jurgen  Search this
Goeritz, Mathias  Search this
Elliot, James  Search this
Carter, Earl  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques  Search this
Cremean, Robert  Search this
Brigante, Nicholas P.  Search this
Blair, Streeter  Search this
Ankrum, Joan  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Albert, Michel (artist)  Search this
Wayne, June  Search this
Nevelson, Louise  Search this
Geoffrey, J. Iqbal  Search this
Vicente, Esteban  Search this
Wark, Robert R.  Search this
Schwaderer, Fritz (Fritz Karl)  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino  Search this
Robles, Esther  Search this
Schniede, Otto  Search this
Cuevas, José Luis  Search this
Ortiz, Emilio  Search this
Falkenstein, Claire  Search this
Comara Gallery  Search this
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Silvan Simone Gallery  Search this
KPFK  Search this
Ankrum Gallery  Search this
Ceeje Gallery  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Gallery owners -- California  Search this
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6118
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216328
AAA_collcode_goremari
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216328
Online Media:

L, Miscellaneous

Collection Creator:
Krasnow, Peter, 1886-1979  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 28
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1940 March 29 - 1984 May 6
Scope and Contents note:
Langsner, Jules

Laughton, Charles

Leavitt, Thomas W. (Pasadena Art Museum)

Leeper, John Palmer (Pasadena Art Institute)

Lewenthal, Reeves (Associated American Artists, Inc.)

Liebert, Eve

Lindstrom, Charles (San Francisco Museum of Art)

Lippert, David I. (Sinai Temple)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Collection Rights:
The Peter and Rose Krasnow papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
Peter and Rose Krasnow papers, 1914-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Peter and Rose Krasnow papers
Peter and Rose Krasnow papers / Series 2: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-kraspete-ref54

Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers

Creator:
Gore, Marian L.  Search this
Names:
Ankrum Gallery  Search this
Ceeje Gallery  Search this
Comara Gallery  Search this
Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
KPFK (Radio staion : Los Angeles, Calif.)  Search this
Silvan Simone Gallery  Search this
Albers, Josef  Search this
Albert, Michel (artist)  Search this
Ankrum, Joan  Search this
Blair, Streeter, 1888-1966  Search this
Brigante, Nicholas P., 1895-1989  Search this
Carter, Earl  Search this
Cremean, Robert, 1932-  Search this
Cuevas, José Luis, 1934-  Search this
Elliot, James, 1943-2011  Search this
Falkenstein, Claire, 1908-1997  Search this
Geoffrey, J. Iqbal, 1939-  Search this
Gerchik, Paul  Search this
Goeritz, Mathias, 1915-1990  Search this
Greene, Balcomb, 1904-1990  Search this
Hansen, Jurgen  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Kuntz, Roger, 1926-1975  Search this
Leavitt, Thomas W.  Search this
Lebrun, Rico, 1900-1964  Search this
Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973  Search this
Luna, Mario  Search this
Mallary, Robert, 1917-1997  Search this
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988  Search this
Ortiz, Emilio, 1936-  Search this
Robles, Esther  Search this
Schniede, Otto  Search this
Schwaderer, Fritz (Fritz Karl), 1901-  Search this
Siqueiros, David Alfaro  Search this
Tamayo, Rufino, 1899-  Search this
Vicente, Esteban, 1903-2001  Search this
Wark, Robert R.  Search this
Wayne, June, 1918-2011  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Date:
1958-1969
Summary:
The Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1969, with all sound recordings dated between 1962 and 1964. The core of the collection consists of 37 radio programs recorded by Marian Gore for KPFK radio in Los Angeles, California, consisting of interviews with artists, collectors, gallerists, and museum curators. A series of artist files contains notes, correspondence and other materials related to her interview subjects, and a printed materials series contains mainly exhibition posters, programs, and announcements produced by the art spaces with which her subjects were affiliated.
Scope and Contents:
The Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers measure 2.2 linear feet and date from 1958 to 1969, with all sound recordings dated between 1962 and 1964. The core of the collection consists of 37 radio programs recorded by Marion Gore for KPFK radio in Los Angeles, California, consisting of interviews with artists, collectors, gallerists, and museum curators. A series of artist files contains notes, correspondence and other materials related to her interview subjects, and a printed materials series contains mainly exhibition posters, programs, and announcements produced by the art spaces with which her subjects were affiliated.

The "Art Scene" Interviews series contains 36 interviews from Gore's "Art Scene" radio series of interviews relating to the contemporary art scene in Los Angeles, particularly galleries and artists showing on La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood. Also found is a single episode of another KPFK program called "Seen at the galleries" and hosted by Earl Carter, featuring an interview with Jacques Lipchitz on the occasion of his retrospective at UCLA. Two interviews, with Mathias Goeritz and David Siqueiros, were conducted in Mexico City. Other interview subjects include Michel Albert, Josef Albers, Joan Ankrum, Streeter Blair, Nick Brigante, Robert Cremean, José Luis Cuevas, James Elliott, Claire Falkenstein, Balcomb Greene, Paul Gerchik, Jurgen Hansen, Walter Hopps, Roger Kuntz, Rico Lebrun, Dr. Thomas Leavitt, Jacques Lipchitz, Mario Luna, Robert Mallary, Louise Nevelson, Emilio Ortiz, Esther Robles, Otto Schniede, Fritz Schwaderer, Rufino Tamayo, Esteban Vicente, Robert Wark, and June Wayne.

Artist files include mainly brief, typewritten notes created for Gore's radio interviews, with the questions she asked her interview subjects and brief introductory or concluding remarks. Correspondence is also found in files for Robert Cremean, Iqbal Geoffrey, Balcomb Greene, Robert Mallary, Emilio Ortiz, and Esteban Vicente. Louise Nevelson's file also contains a transcript of her interview with Gore. Also found scattered in some files are notes, photographs, clippings, press releases, resumes, and exhibition programs. Note that not every person in this series has a corresponding sound recording in Series 1, and not every interviewee in Series 1 has a corresponding file in this series.

Most of the material in the Printed Materials series consists of exhibition announcements, programs, and posters from Galleries in the Los Angeles, California area, particularly those along La Cienega Boulevard. Of these, Ankrum Gallery, Ceeje Gallery, Comara Gallery, Dwan Gallery, Ferus Gallery, and Silvan Simone Gallery on Olympic Boulevard contain the most material, with many of the other files containing only one or two pieces. Of note are original prints promoting exhibitions at the Ferus and Ceeje Galleries, and a poster for an art walk along La Cienega Boulevard in the file for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged in 3 series:

Series 1: "Art Scene" Interviews (1.3 linear feet, Boxes 1-2, 4)

Series 2: Artist Files (0.2 linear feet, Boxes 2, 4)

Series 3: Printed Materials (0.7 linear feet, Boxes 3-4, OV 5)
Biographical / Historical:
Marian L. Gore (1914-2009) volunteered as a radio interviewer for KPFK between 1962-1964, conducting a series of interviews with Los Angeles-area artists, curators, collectors, and gallerists in response to a growing awareness of Los Angeles' rapidly growing role as a creative center and art market.

Born Marian Lucille Moore on Feb. 27, 1914, in Los Angeles to Fred and Lucille Moore. Fred Moore, an attorney, defended Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in the infamous 1921 trial. Following her divorce in the early 1960s, Gore approached the radio station KPFK, who was looking for someone to interview local artists. In a 1997 letter that accompanied her donation of the collection to the Archives, Gore writes,

"The early 1960's were an interesting and probably unique period for the Southern California art world. In Los Angeles on La Cienega Boulevard galleries had sprung up like mushrooms, and on Friday nights those who were interested in this scene would go from one gallery to another noting what artists were featured and what trends were apparent. It was a pleasurable way to meet artists as well as a social event where one could see friends and exchange impressions.

"Because I was searching for something to do, at the suggestion of a friend I had gone to radio station KPFK to volunteer my services in any way possible. It turned out to be a most fortuitous time for this offer. The management was interested in possible intervie3ws with artists, and so it all began. I had never done an interview in my life and was astounded to discover how easy it was to get artists, gallery owners, and even museum personnel to talk aobut what they did. Once this began I was swaped with requests for taped interviews, far more than I could manage."

Gore later became an antiquarian bookseller specializing in books on food and drink. She retired in 1994 and donated her book collection to the Los Angeles Public Library.
Provenance:
Donated 1997 by Marian Gore.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Rights:
The KPFK "Art Scene" interviews are owned by the Archives of America Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Curators -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Gallery owners -- California  Search this
Artists -- California -- Los Angeles  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Photographs
Interviews
Transcripts
Citation:
KPFK "Art Scene" interviews, 1950-1969. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.goremari
See more items in:
Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-goremari

Interview with Dr. Thomas Leavitt for the "Art scene" radio series

Creator:
Leavitt, Thomas W., 1930-  Search this
Gore, Marian L.  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1962 May 29
Topic:
Museum administration  Search this
Museum directors  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12228
See more items in:
Marian Gore "Art Scene" interviews and papers, 1958-1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12228

Will Insley, Fred Mitchell, Steve Poleskie : [exhibition] Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art, Cornell University, May 20 to June 29, 1969

Author:
Andrew Dickson White Museum of Art  Search this
Leavitt, Thomas W  Search this
Subject:
Insley, Will 1929-  Search this
Mitchell, Fred 1923-  Search this
Poleskie, Steve 1938-  Search this
Physical description:
[10] p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1969
Call number:
NA9085.I57 A53 1969
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_609653

Masters of contemporary art in Poland : April 2-May 18, 1986 / an exhibition organized by Thomas W. Leavitt & Cynthia Wayne

Author:
Leavitt, Thomas W  Search this
Wayne, Cynthia  Search this
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
[71] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 26 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Poland
Date:
1986
C1986
20th century
Topic:
Art, Polish  Search this
Call number:
N7255.P6.M37.1986
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_639428

Karel Appel : West coast exhibition, 1961-1962 / organized by Thomas Leavitt of the Pasadena Art Museum and Esther-Robles Gallery at Los Angeles, with the cooperation of the Martha Jackson Gallery, New York

Author:
Leavitt, Thomas W  Search this
San Francisco Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Appel, Karel 1921-2006  Search this
Physical description:
[4] leaves of plates : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1961
1961?] (
Call number:
ND653.A65 A4 1961
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642180

One man's nature : works on paper by Steven Barbash / exhibition organized by Thomas W. Leavitt and Suzette Lane McAvoy, January 20 through March 8, 1987, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University

Title:
Works on paper by Steven Barbash
Author:
Barbash, Steven 1933-  Search this
Leavitt, Thomas W  Search this
McAvoy, Suzette Lane  Search this
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Barbash, Steven 1933-  Search this
Physical description:
[30] p. : ill. ; 21 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1987
Call number:
N6537.B213 A4 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_691363

Two views on museum education / Thomas W. Leavitt & Dennis O'Toole

Author:
Leavitt, Thomas W  Search this
O'Toole, Dennis Michael, 1953-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1985
Topic:
Museums--Educational aspects  Search this
Call number:
AM1 .M691
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_530292

Kay WalkingStick : paintings, 1974-1990 / curator, Judy Collischan ; essay, Holland Cotter ; foreward, Thomas W. Leavitt

Author:
Collischan, Judy  Search this
Cotter, Holland 1947-  Search this
WalkingStick, Kay  Search this
Leavitt, Thomas W  Search this
Hillwood Art Museum  Search this
Heard Museum  Search this
Subject:
WalkingStick, Kay  Search this
Physical description:
48 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1991
Call number:
N40.1.W1874 C7 1991
N40.1.W1874 C7 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_411799

The life, work and significance of George Loring Brown : American landscape painter / by Thomas Whittlesey Leavitt

Author:
Leavitt, Thomas W  Search this
Subject:
Brown, George Loring 1814-1889  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 226 leaves : 62 ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1957
Call number:
mfm325
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_124822

Painting up front : [exhibition] Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, April 8-May 24, 1981 / organized by Thomas W. Leavitt

Author:
Leavitt, Thomas W  Search this
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
[90] p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 21 x 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1981
C1981
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Abstract  Search this
Painting, American  Search this
Call number:
ND212.5.A2 P33X
ND212.5.A2P33X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_143731

The Hollingworth letters; technical change in the textile industry, 1826-1837

Author:
Leavitt, Thomas W. 1935-  Search this
Physical description:
xxvii, 120 p. illus., geneal. table. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
United States
Date:
1969
[1969]
Topic:
Textile industry  Search this
Call number:
HD9855 .L43
HD9855.L43
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_2613

Landscapes of Europe and America, 1834-1880. [Exhibition] Oct. 15-Nov. 14, 1973, Robert Hull Fleming Museum, Burlington, Vermont

Author:
Brown, George Loring 1814-1889  Search this
Leavitt, Thomas W  Search this
Robert Hull Fleming Museum  Search this
Currier Gallery of Art  Search this
Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art  Search this
Subject:
Brown, George Loring 1814-1889 Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
55 p. illus. 21 x 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1973
1973]
Topic:
Landscapes in art  Search this
Landscape painting, American  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.B8784 L4
N40.1.B8784L4
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_48640

Albert Bierstadt, 1830-1902; a retrospective exhibition, Santa Barbara Museum of Art. Aug., 5-Sep. 13, 1964. [Catalog

Author:
Bierstadt, Albert 1830-1902  Search this
Leavitt, Thomas W  Search this
Santa Barbara Museum of Art  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) illus. (part col.) 19 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
1964]
Call number:
N40.1.B554 S2
ND237.B585 A4 1964ba
N40.1.B554S2
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_85054

Harvey Leepa : fluxism : Municipal Art Gallery/Barnsdall Park, February 5 through 23, 1969

Title:
Fluxism
Author:
Leepa, Harvey 1887-1977  Search this
Leavitt, Thomas W  Search this
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Leepa, Harvey 1887-1977  Search this
Physical description:
[8] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 21 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1969
1969]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_912781

Accreditation of museums

Author:
Leavitt, Thomas W  Search this
Subject:
American Association of Museums (AAM)  Search this
Type:
Citations
Date:
1985
Topic:
Museums--accreditation  Search this
Museums -- Law and legislation  Search this
Data Source:
Museum Studies Bibliography
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_bib_1657

Can accreditation be used to enforce professional standards? What can the museum community learn from other parts of the non-profit se ctor?

Author:
Braker, William P  Search this
Brown, Ellsworth President, Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, PA  Search this
Leavitt, Thomas W  Search this
Type:
Citations
Date:
1985
Topic:
Museums--accreditation  Search this
Zoological parks  Search this
Aquariums  Search this
Data Source:
Museum Studies Bibliography
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_bib_1682

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