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Edwin Bergman interviews

Creator:
Bergman, Edwin  Search this
Interviewer:
Erens, Patricia, 1938-  Search this
Names:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Extent:
2 Sound cassettes (Sound recording)
76 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound cassettes
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1984 Aug. 21-Dec. 21
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Edwin Bergman conducted by Patricia Erens.
Bergman speaks of his family background and youth in Chicago; early philanthropic activities in Jewish organizations; beginning his art collection; other collectors he has been associated with; meeting Joseph Cornell, getting to know him and collecting his work; his philosophy of collecting; the Chicago Museum of Contemporary Art and its history; his service on the Museum's board of trustees; why, in his opinion, there are so many Jewish collectors in Chicago; his civic activities.
Biographical / Historical:
Art collector; Chicago, Ill.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by the American Jewish Committee.
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.
Topic:
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Jewish art and symbolism  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.bergedwi
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bergedwi

Oral history interview with Dennis Adrian

Interviewee:
Adrian, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Interviewer:
Silverman, Lanny  Search this
Names:
Akron Art Museum  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project  Search this
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource  Search this
Madison Art Center  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
New York University  Search this
Portland Art Museum (Or.)  Search this
University of Chicago -- Students  Search this
Acconci, Vito, 1940-  Search this
Achilles, Rolf  Search this
Alloway, Lawrence, 1926-1990  Search this
Anderson, Jeremy, 1921-1982  Search this
Artner, Alan G.  Search this
Barnes, Robert, 1934-  Search this
Baum, Don, 1922-  Search this
Brown, Roger, 1941-1997  Search this
Carlson, Victor I.  Search this
Castelli, Leo  Search this
Conner, Bruce, 1933-2008  Search this
Coplans, John  Search this
Cornell, Joseph  Search this
Coronado, Francisco Vásquez de, 1510-1554  Search this
Dubuffet  Search this
Florsheim, Lillian H.  Search this
Frumkin, Allan  Search this
Garver, Thomas H.  Search this
Golub, Leon, 1922-2004  Search this
Guston, Philip, 1913-1980  Search this
Hanson, Philip, 1943-  Search this
Hoffman, Rhona, 1934-  Search this
Ito, Miyoko, 1918-1983  Search this
Kind, Phyllis, 1933-2018  Search this
Leaf, June, 1929-  Search this
Lee, Sherman E.  Search this
Maxon, John, 1916-  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969  Search this
Newman, Muriel Kallis Steinberg  Search this
Nicholson, Natasha, 1945-  Search this
Parker, Dorothy, 1893-1967  Search this
Pearlstein, Philip, 1924-  Search this
Petlin, Irving, 1934-2018  Search this
Ramberg, Christina  Search this
Rossi, Barbara, 1940-  Search this
Schulze, Franz, 1927-2019  Search this
Sleigh, Sylvia  Search this
Spero, Nancy, 1926-2009  Search this
Swinton, Tilda  Search this
Voulkos, Peter, 1924-2002  Search this
Warhol, Andy, 1928-1987  Search this
Westermann, H. C. (Horace Clifford), 1922-  Search this
Wilde, Oscar, 1854-1900  Search this
Wiles, Bertha Harris, 1896-  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording: 4 sound files (4 hr., 18 min.), digital, wav)
173 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Date:
2015 October 8-9
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Dennis Adrian conducted 2015 October 8-9, by Lanny Silverman, for the Archives of American Art's Chicago Art and Artists: Oral History Project, at Adrian's home in Seaside, Oregon.
Adrian speaks of growing up in Astoria; traveling to Chicago and New York; Cannon Beach; aging and getting older; his origins; curators and curating; visual sensibilities; the Portland Public Library; opera; his parents, grandparents, and family; Finnish sensibility and humor; Portland Art Museum and classes for children; curator as voyeur; credit and accomplishments; hands on experiences; Artforum; art history; attending University of Chicago; homosexuality and coming out; looted European masterworks; Botticelli; exposure to real art; connoisseurship; collectors and collecting; a Robert Louis Stevenson letter; violin making; growing into yourself; Chicago; war; New York University; Frumkin Gallery; New York; the art world; Madison Art Center; Akron Art Museum; friendship and role models; Art Institute of Chicago; meeting Mies van der Rohe; meeting idols; education; Oscar Wilde and Dorothy Parker; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Monster Roster; traveling; Chicago art politics; writing and critics; Eurocentric curators; Chicago as an undervalued city; Dog Day Afternoon; discovering art; New York sightings; and experiences running into artists. Adrian also recalls Roger Brown, Ruth Horwich, Gilda Buchbinder, Don Baum, Sherman Lee, Victor Carlson, Peter Voulkos, Lawrence Alloway, Rhona Hoffman, Allan Frumkin, June Leaf, Leon Golub, Jeremy Anderson, Robert Barnes, Tom Garver, Bruce Conner, Natasha Nicholson, H. C. Westermann, Franz Schulze, Bertha Harris Wiles, Muriel Newman, Aaron James Spire, Lillian Florsheim, John Maxon, Greg Knight, P.B. Maryan, Philip Pearlstein, Sylvia Sleigh, Nancy Spero, Irving Petlin, John Coplans, Alan Artner, Alice Shaddle, Phyllis Kind, Andy Warhol, Joseph Cornell, Tilda Swinton, Leo Castelli, Philip Guston, Dubuffet, Pussy Pepke, Bumpy Rogers, Barbara Rossi, Christina Ramberg, Philip Hanson, Miyoko Ito, Mark Jackson, Rolf Achilles, and Vito Acconci.
Biographical / Historical:
Dennis Adrian (1937- ) is an art critic, educator, and curator in Chicago, Illinois. Lanny Silverman (1947- ) is a curator at the Chicago Cultural Center in Chicago, Illinois.
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 critics -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Topic:
Art, American -- Illinois -- Chicago  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting  Search this
Art -- History  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Art thefts -- Europe  Search this
Curators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Educators -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Homosexuality  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.adrian15
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-adrian15

Nancy Davidson papers, 1970s-2016

Creator:
Davidson, Nancy, 1943-  Search this
Subject:
Halstead, Richard  Search this
Itatani, Michiko  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Lipton, Eunice  Search this
Mayer, Rosemary  Search this
Moore, Sabra  Search this
Spero, Nancy  Search this
Yoshida, Ray  Search this
Marianne Deson Gallery  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
N.A.M.E. Gallery  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
White Columns  Search this
Type:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Topic:
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17402
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)384226
AAA_collcode_davinanc
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_384226
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Nancy Davidson papers

Creator:
Davidson, Nancy, 1943-  Search this
Names:
Marianne Deson Gallery  Search this
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
N.A.M.E. Gallery  Search this
Walker Art Center  Search this
White Columns (Gallery)  Search this
Halstead, Richard  Search this
Itatani, Michiko  Search this
Kozloff, Joyce  Search this
Lipton, Eunice  Search this
Mayer, Rosemary  Search this
Moore, Sabra  Search this
Spero, Nancy, 1926-2009  Search this
Yoshida, Ray  Search this
Extent:
5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Date:
1970s-2016
Summary:
The papers of New York based interdisciplinary artist Nancy Davidson measure 5 linear feet and date from 1970s-2016. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, illustrated notebooks and notes, gallery and exhibition files, printed material, photographic material, and two sketchbooks. Nearly one linear foot of correspondence arranged chronologically is both personal and professional. Notable correspondents include Michiko Itatani, Joyce Kozloff, Eunice Lipton, Sabra Moore, and Nancy Spero. Galleries and museums include Marianne Denson Gallery; Museum of Contemporary, Chicago; N.A.M.E. Gallery, of which Davidson was an artist member; the Walker Art Center; and White Columns. Over thirty notebooks capture Davidson's work process, evolution of ideas, related sketches in pen and pencil, reflections from readings and lectures, and notes from critiques with fellow artists Rosemary Mayer, Joyce Kozloff, Ray Yoshida, and Richard Halstead. A large sequence of printed material includes announcements, books, bulletins, newsletters, calendars, clippings, exhibition catalogs, periodicals, press releases, programs, and a few other items of printed matter relating to Davidson's professional career.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of New York based interdisciplinary artist Nancy Davidson measure 5 linear feet and date from 1970s-2016. The collection includes biographical material, correspondence, illustrated notebooks and notes, gallery and exhibition files, printed material, photographic material, and two sketchbooks. Nearly one linear foot of correspondence arranged chronologically is both personal and professional. Notable correspondents include Michiko Itatani, Joyce Kozloff, Eunice Lipton, Sabra Moore, and Nancy Spero. Galleries and museums include Marianne Denson Gallery; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; N.A.M.E. Gallery, of which Davidson was an artist member; the Walker Art Center; and White Columns. Over thirty notebooks capture Davidson's work process, evolution of ideas, related sketches in pen and pencil, reflections from readings and lectures, and notes from critiques with fellow artists Rosemary Mayer, Joyce Kozloff, Ray Yoshida, and Richard Halstead. A large sequence of printed material includes announcements, books, bulletins, newsletters, calendars, clippings, exhibition catalogs, periodicals, press releases, programs, and a few other items of printed matter relating to Davidson's professional career.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as seven series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1978-2015 (0.9 linear feet; Box 1)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1970s-2000s (0.8 linear feet; Box 1-2)

Series 3: Illustrated Notebooks and Notes, 1970s-2010 (1.6 linear feet; Box 2-4)

Series 4: Gallery and Exhibition Files, 1976-2002 (0.3 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1970s-2010s (1.3 linear feet; Box 4-5)

Series 6: Photographic Material, 1990s (1 folder; Box 5)

Series 7: Sketchbooks, circa 1980, circa 1990 (2 folders; Box 5)
Biographical / Historical:
Nancy Davidson (1943- ) is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in sculpture and installation in New York, NY. She grew up in Chicago and received a Bachelor's degree from Northeastern Illinois University, a BFA from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. After completing her graduate degree in 1975, Davidson began her professional career in Chicago before moving to New York in 1979. While initially working in painting and drawing, Davison has become most well known for her works in sculpture investigating the feminized body. She has exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Philadelphia, the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, D.C., and in numerous galleries across the country. Davidson was a professor at Purchase College SUNY from 1984-2008.
Provenance:
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2016 by Nancy Davidson.
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.
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:
Women artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Sculptors -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketches
Sketchbooks
Photographs
Citation:
Nancy Davidson papers, 1970s-2016. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.davinanc
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Archives of American Art
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986

Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Subject:
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig  Search this
Pozzi, Lucio  Search this
Ryman, Robert  Search this
Schulze, Franz  Search this
Yasuda, Robert  Search this
Lohan, Dirk  Search this
LeWitt, Sol  Search this
Keister, Steve  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Fischl, Eric  Search this
Hafif, Marcia  Search this
Jacobi, Peter  Search this
Jacobi, Ritzi  Search this
Adrian, Dennis  Search this
Brown, Roger  Search this
Close, Chuck  Search this
Danforth, George  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Video recordings
Topic:
Artists -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6840
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)208967
AAA_collcode_musecaci
Theme:
Chicago's Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_208967

Museum of Contemporary Art; Chicago, Ill. - Chicago Auction

Collection Creator:
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 19
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1973
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records 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:
Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Leo Castelli Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-leocast-ref8841

Museum of Contemporary Art; Chicago, Ill. - Richard Artschwager Exhibition

Collection Creator:
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1972-1973
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records 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:
Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Leo Castelli Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-leocast-ref8842

Museum of Contemporary Art; Chicago, Ill. - Lee Bontecou Exhibition

Collection Creator:
Leo Castelli Gallery  Search this
Container:
Box 15, Folder 21
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1971-1972
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records 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:
Leo Castelli Gallery records, circa 1880-2000, bulk 1957-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Leo Castelli Gallery records / Series 1: Correspondence
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Archives of American Art
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews

Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Names:
Adrian, Dennis, 1937-  Search this
Brown, Roger, 1941-1997  Search this
Close, Chuck, 1940-  Search this
Danforth, George  Search this
Fischl, Eric, 1948-  Search this
Hafif, Marcia, 1929-  Search this
Jacobi, Peter, 1935-  Search this
Jacobi, Ritzi, 1941-  Search this
Keister, Steve, 1949-  Search this
LeWitt, Sol, 1928-2007  Search this
Lohan, Dirk  Search this
Mies van der Rohe, Ludwig, 1886-1969  Search this
Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956  Search this
Pozzi, Lucio, 1935-  Search this
Ryman, Robert, 1930-  Search this
Schulze, Franz, 1927-  Search this
Yasuda, Robert, 1940-  Search this
Extent:
8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Interviews
Video recordings
Date:
1979-1986
Summary:
The Museum of Contemporary Art Interviews measure 8 linear feet and contain video interviews with 35 artists, curators, and an art collector, conducted by the staff of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago between 1979 and 1986, on 107 U-Matic videocassettes.
Scope and Contents:
The Museum of Contemporary Art Interviews measure 8 linear feet and contain video interviews with 35 artists, curators, and an art collector, conducted by the staff of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago between 1979 and 1986, on 107 U-Matic videocassettes.

The first set of interviews are with contemporary artists who had solo exhibitions at the museum between 1979 and 1985, including Chuck Close, Roger Brown, Eric Fischl, Peter and Ritzi Jacobi, Steve Keister, Sol Le Witt, and collector Dennis Adrian, whose Chicago art collection was exhibited in 1982. The remainder of the series contains four sets of interviews and other footage relating to exhibitions and programming, including the 1979 exhibition Wall Painting - Ryman, Hafif, Pozzi, Jackson, Yasuda; the 1981 exhibition Kick out the jams: Detroit's Cass Corridor 1963-1977; and the 1983 exhibition and educational program Eleven Chicago Artists, created with Chicago's N.A.M.E. gallery, which traveled to area high schools featuring short video documentaries about each artist that were created from the footage on the tapes in this collection. The last set includes interviews with architects Dirk Lohan and George Danforth and historian Franz Schulze, created for the 1986 program "Mies van der Rohe Remembered," celebrating the centennial of the architect's birth.
Arrangement:
Collection is arranged as one series.

Series 1: Interviews with Artists, Collectors, and Curators (Boxes 1-8)
Biographical / Historical:
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago was founded in 1967 with Jan van der Marck as its first Director. The period from 1979 to 1986, represented in the videorecordings in this collection, was a period of physical expansion for the Museum, as well as a period when audiovisual components of artworks and exhibition design were increasingly incorporated into exhibitions and other programming. In 1979, a physical expansion of the museum begun in 1977 was unveiled with the opening of four new galleries, signaling an increased capacity for showing local and emerging contemporary artists and engaging the community.

The museum's education department began using video to create a rich record of solo and group exhibitions mounted at the museum, and created short video programs to reach out to new audiences. For their 1979 Wall Paintings exhibition, artists were interviewed while making their work in the museum, creating a visual record of the ephemeral works on display and the process of their creation. Video interviews with Detroit artists were created in preparation for a 1981 exhibition showing contemporary artists in the Cass Corridor community of that city. In 1983, Museum staff collaborated with Chicago's N.A.M.E. gallery to create the traveling exhibition Eleven Chicago Artists, which combined artwork with video documentaries showing artists at work and talking about their creative process. The exhibition traveled to city and suburban schools around Chicago. And on the centenary of the birth of architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1986, interviews were conducted with Mies' grandson, Dirk Lohan, also an architect, as well as architectural historians George Danforth and Franz Schulze.
Provenance:
Donated 1986 by the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Artists -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Interviews  Search this
Art -- Michigan -- Detroit  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Video recordings
Citation:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.musecaci
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Archives of American Art
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Interviews with Artists, Collectors, and Curators

Collection Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
8 Linear feet (Boxes 1-8)
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979-1986
Scope and Contents:
Series contains video interviews with 35 artists, curators, and an art collector, conducted by the staff of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago between 1979 and 1986, on 107 U-Matic videocassettes. The first set of interviews in the series are with contemporary artists who had solo exhibitions at the museum between 1979 and 1985, including Chuck Close, Roger Brown, Eric Fischl, Peter and Ritzi Jacobi, Steve Keister, Sol Le Witt, and collector Dennis Adrian, whose Chicago art collection was exhibited in 1982. The remainder of the series contains four sets of interviews and other footage relating to exhibitions and programming, including the 1979 exhibition Wall Painting - Ryman, Hafif, Pozzi, Jackson, Yasuda; the 1981 exhibition Kick out the jams: Detroit's Cass Corridor 1963-1977; and the 1983 exhibition and educational program Eleven Chicago Artists, created with Chicago's N.A.M.E. gallery, which traveled to area high schools featuring short video documentaries about each artist that were created from the footage on the tapes in this collection. The last set includes interviews with architects Dirk Lohan and George Danforth and historian Franz Schulze, created for the 1986 program "Mies van der Rohe Remembered," celebrating the centennial of the architect's birth.

The main content of the recordings are interviews with the artists or other subjects, ranging from 1 to 2 hours in duration. Some of the tapes contain footage of exhibition installations, artworks, or footage of the artist working. Tapes with content other than interview footage are typically labeled "Inserts" referring to material that was shot to be inserted into the edited version of the interviews. The museum's education department created edited versions of many of these interviews to accompany exhibitions, but the edited versions are not in the current collection, except for one, entitled "Shaking in the Cape of Good Hope" by Karl Wirsum. Note that the two Sol Le Witt tapes are numbered 4 and 6 and no other Le Witt tapes are found in the collection.
Arrangement:
Individual interviews are arranged at the beginning of the series alphabetically. The remainder of the series is arranged by exhibition. The videocassettes for the Wall Paintings and Cass Corridor exhibitions are arranged in the sequence in which they were shot, and those for the Eleven Chicago Artists exhibition are arranged alphabetically by artist.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.musecaci, Series 1
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Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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Steve Keister

Collection Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
1 Videocassettes (U-matic) (Tape labeled "Interviewed by Pauline Saliga")
Container:
Box 2, Folder 6
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images [31027000771655]
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1980 July 17
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews / Series 1: Interviews with Artists, Collectors, and Curators
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
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ead_component:sova-aaa-musecaci-ref10

Sol Le Witt

Collection Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
2 Videocassettes (U-matic) (Tape 6 labeled "second con't of Sol Lewitt's interview and workings for piece on the promenade")
Container:
Box 2, Folder 7
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images [31027000771655]
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1979 June 5
Scope and Contents:
Tapes labeled 4 and 6; no other tapes from this interview are found in the collection.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews / Series 1: Interviews with Artists, Collectors, and Curators
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-musecaci-ref11

Ed Paschke

Collection Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
5 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 1-3
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images [31027000771689]
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1982 February 24
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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Collection Citation:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Wall Painting - Ryman, Hafif, Pozzi, Jackson, Yasuda (1979)

Collection Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
7 Videocassettes (U-matic) (Original numbers on tapes do not reflect sequence. Tape numbers listed reflect archival arrangement.)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 4-7
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images [31027000771689]
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1979 March 19-21
Scope and Contents:
Lucio Pozzi -- (tapes 1-2)

Marcia Hafif -- (tapes 2 and 4)

Richard Jackson -- (tapes 2-3)

Robert Ryman -- (tapes 4-6)

Robert Yasuda -- (tapes 4 and 7)

Tapes include interviews and footage of artists working, including:
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews
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Kick out the jams: Detroit's Cass Corridor 1963-1977 (1981)

Collection Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
2 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 3, Folder 8
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images [31027000771689]
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
Interviews on tapes include:

Jackie Feigenson -- (tape 1)

Ellen Phelan -- (part 1 of 2, tape 2)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews
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Archives of American Art
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Kick out the jams: Detroit's Cass Corridor 1963-1977 (1981)

Collection Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
7 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 4, Folder 1-4
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images [31027000771713]
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1981
Scope and Contents:
Interviews on tapes include:

Ellen Phelan -- (part 2 of 2, tape 3)

Suzanne Hillberry -- (tapes 3-4)

John Egner -- (tapes 4-5)

John Piet -- (tapes 6-7)

Michael Luchs -- (tapes 8-9)
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews
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Eleven Chicago Artists (1983)

Collection Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Container:
Box 4
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images [31027000771713]
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews / Series 1: Interviews with Artists, Collectors, and Curators
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Sylvester Britton

Collection Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
5 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 4, Folder 5-7
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images [31027000771713]
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1983 July 8
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews / Series 1: Interviews with Artists, Collectors, and Curators / Eleven Chicago Artists (1983)
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Archives of American Art
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Eleven Chicago Artists (1983)

Collection Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Container:
Box 5
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images [31027000776092]
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Museum of Contemporary Art interviews
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews / Series 1: Interviews with Artists, Collectors, and Curators
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Archives of American Art
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David Gremp

Collection Creator:
Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago, Ill.)  Search this
Extent:
6 Videocassettes (U-matic)
Container:
Box 5, Folder 1-3
Type:
Archival materials
Moving Images [31027000776092]
Videocassettes (u-matic)
Date:
1983 July 15
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Collection Rights:
Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Illinois. Contact Reference Services for more information.
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:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews, 1979-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews
Museum of Contemporary Art interviews / Series 1: Interviews with Artists, Collectors, and Curators / Eleven Chicago Artists (1983)
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
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