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Oral history interview with James S. Ackerman

Interviewee:
Ackerman, James S., 1919-2016  Search this
Interviewer:
Brown, Robert F.  Search this
Names:
New York University. Institute of Fine Arts  Search this
Focillon, Henri, 1881-1943  Search this
Krautheimer, Richard, 1897-  Search this
Lehmann, Karl, 1894-1960  Search this
Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968  Search this
Extent:
2 Items (sound cassettes (1 hr. 47 min.), analog.)
20 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1991 January 2
Scope and Contents:
An interview with James Ackerman conducted 1991 January 2, by Robert F. Brown, for the Archives of American Art.
Ackerman talks about his childhood in San Francisco in a wealthy family of German-Jewish descent; travels with his family in Europe; early exposure to art and art history; education at the Cate School, California; education at Yale University, 1938-41, including recollections of teachers and curriculum, especially the charismatic teaching of Henri Focillon; graduate work at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, 1941 and 1945-52, including curriculum and teachers such as Karl Lehmann, Richard Krautheimer, and Erwin Panofsky; World War II experience in signal intelligence; early publications and their fortunate effect on his career, and contrast of those who solely pursued facts and those who also have ideas.
Biographical / Historical:
James Ackerman (1919-2016) was an art and architecture historian from Cambridge, Massachusetts.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 3 digital wav files. Duration is 1 hrs., 47 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Art historians -- Massachusetts -- Cambridge -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.ackerm91
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw966cb4637-566a-47ed-9df2-87e897a5f1ea
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-ackerm91
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Linda Nochlin

Interviewee:
Nochlin, Linda  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-  Search this
Creator:
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
Names:
Columbia University -- Students  Search this
Elizabeth Murray Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts Project  Search this
New York University. Institute of Fine Arts -- Students  Search this
Vassar College  Search this
Courbet, Gustave, 1819-1877  Search this
Jones, Wendell, 1899-1956  Search this
Lehmann, Karl, 1894-1960  Search this
Millet, Jean François, 1814-1875  Search this
Panofsky, Erwin, 1892-1968  Search this
Renoir, Auguste, 1841-1919  Search this
Schapiro, Meyer, 1904-  Search this
Warburg, Aby, 1866-1929  Search this
Extent:
3 Items (Sound recording, master: 3 memory cards (3 hr., 51 min.), secure digital, 1.25 in.)
86 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2010 Jun. 9-30
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Linda Nochlin conducted 2010 June 9-30, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art's Oral History of Women in the Visual Arts project at Nochlin's home in New York, N.Y.
Nochlin speaks of her family background; growing up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn; her antireligious and intellectual home environment; her childhood as "Eden"; the influence of her uncle, Robert Heller; in high school "hanging out" in museums in New York City; her studies at Vassar, Columbia University, and the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University; her early interest in and writings about Gustave Courbet; teaching at Vassar; the "homosexual matriarchy" at Vassar; feminism; her identity as a New Yorker; Pierre-Auguste Renoir as a painter of men; teaching the first "women in art" class; her article "Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists"; pre-women's liberation artists; how she has evolved as a writer; her taste in music, movies, and television; her research on Jean François Millet's, "The Gleaners"; how the discipline of art history has changed; her emphasis on "thinking, looking, explaining, and talking" about art and "new ways of looking at old material"; her students; her preference for the essay form; her current interest in the present moment; how research has changed with the availability of online resources; and other topics. She recalls Meyer Schapiro, Erwin Panofsky, Wendell Jones, Karl Lehmann, Aby Warburg, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Linda Nochlin (1931-) is a professor of art history in New York, N.Y. James McElhinney (1952-) is an artist, writer and educator in 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.
Restrictions:
The transcript and audio recording are open for research. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Occupation:
Art historians -- New York (State) -- New York -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
College teachers  Search this
Feminism and art  Search this
Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.nochli10
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/mw9403a84b5-0856-4a17-b8f9-cafb611d60e6
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-nochli10
Online Media:

Degen, Pallasche, Säbel, Faschinenmesser : Griffwaffen für Hieb und Stich aus dem Bestand des Militärhistorischen Museums Dresden / Autoren, Klaus Hilbert, Karl Lehmann, Lothar Richmann ; [Fotos, Volkmar Sebb, Gerhard Thiede (Sachaufnahmen) ; Gesamtgestaltung und Zeichnungen, Peter Mauksch]

Author:
Militärhistorisches Museum Dresden  Search this
Hilbert, Klaus  Search this
Lehmann, Karl 1894-1960  Search this
Richmann, Lothar  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 19 x 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Germany
Date:
1990
1990?]
Topic:
Swords--Catalogs  Search this
Call number:
U856.G3 M55 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_548379

Dionysiac sarcophagi in Baltimore, by Karl Lehmann-Hartleben and Erling C. Olsen

Author:
Lehmann, Karl 1894-1960  Search this
Olsen, Erling Charles 1896-  Search this
New York University Institute of Fine Arts  Search this
Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, Md.)  Search this
Physical description:
81 p. 1 illus., plates. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Maryland
Baltimore
Date:
1942
Topic:
Dionysus (Greek deity)  Search this
Sarcophagi  Search this
Art objects  Search this
Sculpture, Roman  Search this
Call number:
NB1810 .L4 1942X
NB1810.L4 1942X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_395848

Thomas Jefferson, American humanist / by Karl Lehmann

Author:
Lehmann, Karl 1894-1960  Search this
Subject:
Jefferson, Thomas 1743-1826 Knowledge and learning  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 273 p., [12] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
1947
Topic:
Presidents  Search this
Call number:
CT275.J45 L5
CT275.J45L5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_289331

Samothrace; excavations conducted by the Institute of Fine Arts of New York University. Karl Lehmann, editor

Author:
Lehmann, Karl 1894-1960  Search this
Lehmann, Phyllis Williams 1912-  Search this
New York University Institute of Fine Arts  Search this
Physical description:
<v. 1-5; 7, 10; in 18 > illus., maps., plates. 31 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Samothrace
Date:
1959
1959, c1958-<1982 >
Call number:
DF261.S3 L52s
DF261.S3L52s
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_20669

Essays in memory of Karl Lehmann. Edited by Lucy Freeman Sandler

Author:
New York University Institute of Fine Arts  Search this
Lehmann, Karl 1894-1960  Search this
Sandler, Lucy Freeman  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 395 p. illus., facsims, maps, plans, mounted port. 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1964
Topic:
Art  Search this
Call number:
N7442.L52 N5
N7442.L52N5
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_21046

Samothracian reflections; aspects of the revival of the antique, by Phyllis Williams Lehmann and Karl Lehmann

Author:
Lehmann, Phyllis Williams 1912-  Search this
Lehmann, Karl 1894-1960  Search this
Subject:
Ciriaco d'Ancona 1391-1452  Search this
Mantegna, Andrea 1431-1506 Parnassus  Search this
Physical description:
xxiii, 278 p. illus. 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Italy
Samothrace Island (Greece)
Date:
1973
[1973]
Topic:
Victoria (Roman deity)--Art  Search this
Renaissance  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
N6915 .L38X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_34863

Samothrace; a guide to the excavations and the museum

Author:
Lehmann, Karl 1894-1960  Search this
New York University Institute of Fine Arts  Search this
Physical description:
106 p. illus., map, plans. 22 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Samothrace Island (Greece)
Date:
1960
Topic:
Antiquities  Search this
Call number:
DF261.S3 L52 1960
DF261.S3L52 1960
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_43564

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