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Oral history interview with Thomas M. Messer, 1994 Oct.-1995 Jan

Interviewee:
Messer, Thomas M., 1920-2013  Search this
Messer, Thomas M., 1920-2013  Search this
Interviewer:
Decker, Andrew  Search this
Subject:
Kandinsky, Wassily  Search this
Klee, Paul  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy  Search this
Guggenheim, Harry Frank, 1890-1971  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art museum directors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11803
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215810
AAA_collcode_messer94
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_215810
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National Gallery in Prague (Národní galerie v Praze)

Collection Creator:
Messer, Thomas M.  Search this
Container:
Box 3, Folder 48
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1993-2001
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Collection Citation:
Thomas M. Messer papers, 1949-2010. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Thomas M. Messer papers
Thomas M. Messer papers / Series 1: Correspondence
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-messthom-ref130

Oral history interview with Thomas M. Messer

Interviewee:
Messer, Thomas M.  Search this
Interviewer:
Decker, Andrew  Search this
Names:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Institute of Contemporary Art (Boston, Mass.)  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum  Search this
Guggenheim, Harry Frank, 1890-1971  Search this
Guggenheim, Peggy, 1898-  Search this
Kandinsky, Wassily, 1866-1944  Search this
Klee, Paul, 1879-1940  Search this
Extent:
83 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1994 Oct.-1995 Jan
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Thomas M. Messer conducted 1994 Oct.-1995 Jan., by Andrew Decker, for the Archives of American Art, at the Americas Society, New York, N.Y.
Messer speaks about his youth in pre-World War II Czechoslavakia, his directorship of the American Federation of Arts; the Roswell Museum in Roswell, N.M.; the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston; and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. He discusses his collecting interests in connection with the development of the Guggenheim, particularly Paul Klee and Wassily Kandinsky; his working relationship with Harry, Peter, and Peggy Guggenheim; numerous exhibitions; and the acquisitions of several major collections. Finally, he comments on post-retirement projects, particularly at the National Gallery of Prague.
Biographical / Historical:
Thomas M. Messer (1920- ) is a museum director in New York, N.Y.
General:
Originally recorded on 7 sound cassettes. Reformatted in 2010 as 12 digital wav files. Duration is 7 hrs., 23 min.
End of interview session Jan. 24, 1995 (Tape 6, side B) not recorded due to equipment malfunction.
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.
Topic:
Art museum directors -- United States -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.messer94
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-messer94

Baroque in Bohemia; an exhibition of Czech art organized by the National Gallery, Prague

Author:
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Arts Council of Great Britain  Search this
Victoria and Albert Museum  Search this
Birmingham City Museum and Art Gallery  Search this
Physical description:
1 volume (unpaged) illustrations (part color) 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1969
17th century
Topic:
Art, Baroque  Search this
Art, Czech  Search this
Call number:
N6829 .P89
N6829.P89
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_33085

Ruské a sovětské umění z československých sbírek : [výstavy] k 60. výročí velké říjnové socialistické revoluce [uspořádala Národní galerie v Praze] Valdštejnská jízdárna, říjen--prosinec 1977 / [úvodní stati napsali Jiří Kotalík, Olga Macková a Dagmar Tučná]

Author:
Kotalík, Jiří 1920-1996  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Physical description:
84 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Biography
Biographies
Exhibition catalogs
Exhibition catalogues
Place:
Czechoslovakia
Soviet Union
Date:
1977
19th century
Topic:
Art, Russian  Search this
Art, Soviet  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6987.R85X 1977
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_343173

Proměny krajiny v českém malířství 20. století ze sbírek Národní galerie v Praze [texty v katalogu Jaroslav Anděl and others]

Author:
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Anděl, Jaroslav  Search this
Veletržní Palác v Praze  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze Sbírka moderního a současného umění  Search this
Subject:
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Physical description:
156 pages color illustrations 23 x 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Czech Republic
Prague
Česko
Date:
1997
20th century
20. stol
Topic:
Landscape painting, Czech  Search this
Landscape painting  Search this
České malířství  Search this
Krajinomalba  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_789897

Praha-Paříž : umění a umělci na československé a francouzské medaili XX. století : Národní galerie v Praze, Valdštejnská jízdárna, listopad-prosinec 1988

Author:
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Slovenská národná galéria  Search this
Physical description:
86 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1988
Topic:
Medals, Czech--Exhibitions  Search this
Medals, Slovak--Exhibitions  Search this
Medals, French  Search this
Call number:
CJ6140.P73 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_418498

Gotické umění v jižních Čechách : vybraná díla ze sbírek Alšovy jihočeské galerie : Praha-Jiřský klášter, listopad 1989-březen 1990 / [výstavu připravil, úvodní stať napsal a katalog zpracoval Hynek Rulíšek]

Author:
Alšova jihočeská galerie  Search this
Rulíšek, Hynek  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Subject:
Alšova jihočeská galerie  Search this
Alšova jihočeská galerie (OCoLC)fst00575682  Search this
Physical description:
101 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Place:
Czech Republic
Jihočeský kraj
Tchécoslovaquie
Jihočeský kraj (Tchécoslovaquie)
Date:
1990
[1990]
Topic:
Art, Gothic  Search this
Art, Czech  Search this
Art gothique--Expositions  Search this
Art--Catalogues d'exposition  Search this
Antiquités médiévales  Search this
Call number:
N6832.J53 A48 1990X
N6832.J53A48 1990X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_414765

Praha 1920-1940 : Tšekkoslavakian taidetta : Prahan Kansallisgalleria : 25.8.-2.10.1988 Ateneumin Taidemuseo = 1920-1940 Prag : Tjeckisk konst : Nationalgalleriet i Prag : 25.8.-2.10.1988 Konstmuseet i Ateneum

Title:
Prag : Tjeckisk konst
Prag 1920-1940
Author:
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Ateneumin Taidemuseo (Helsinki, Finland)  Search this
Helsingin juhlaviikot  Search this
Physical description:
94 p. : ill.(some col.) ; 25 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Czech Republic
Prague
Date:
1988
20th century
Topic:
Art, Czech  Search this
Call number:
N6833.P72 P73 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_789191

Rakouské malír̆ství a sochar̆ství, 1918-1938

Author:
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Adolph, Hubert  Search this
Krapf-Weilerova, Almut  Search this
Physical description:
[74] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm. + 1 pamphlet (10 p.)
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1980
20th century
Topic:
Painting, Austrian  Search this
Sculpture, Austrian  Search this
Call number:
ND507 .R35 1981
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_642936

Česká grafika šedesátých let : Národní galerie v Praze, Sbírka grafiky, Palác Kinských, od 20. ledna do 27 února 1994 / Jiří Machalický

Author:
Machalický, Jiří  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Physical description:
79 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Czech Republic
Date:
1994
20th century
Topic:
Prints, Czech  Search this
Prints  Search this
Call number:
NE735.C9 M23 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_657645

Š-Rotace : Marie Birchler Suchánková

Author:
Suchánková, Marie Birchler 1957-  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Subject:
Suchánková, Marie Birchler 1957-  Search this
Physical description:
37, [1] pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_992717

Jiří Kolář : Úšklebek století = Jiří Kolář : Grimace of the century / Marie Klimešová, Milena Kalinovská

Title:
Jiří Kolář : Grimace of the century
Kolář : Úšklebek století
Kolář : Grimace of the century
Artist:
Kolář, Jiří 1914-2002  Search this
Author:
Klimešová, Marie 1952-  Search this
Kalinovská, Milena  Search this
Author:
Container of [expression]: Kolář, Jiří Poems Selections  Search this
Container of [expression]: Kolář, Jiří Poems Selections English  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Subject:
Kolář, Jiří 1914-2002  Search this
Physical description:
195 pages : illustrations (some color), portraits ; 27 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
History
Place:
Czechoslovakia
Date:
2018
20th century
Intervention, 1968
Topic:
Art, Czech  Search this
History  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1095617

Japonské grafické umění : výstava pořádana k 200. výroči narození Kacušiky Hokusaje / Lubor Hájek

Title:
Výstava k 200. výroči narození Kacušiky Hokusaje
Author:
Hájek, Lubor  Search this
Katsushika, Hokusai 1760-1849  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Physical description:
35 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1960
Edo period, 1600-1868
Topic:
Color prints, Japanese  Search this
Ukiyoe  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1096148

Retrospektiva

Author:
Kolíbal, Stanislav 1925-  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Veletržní Palác v Praze  Search this
Subject:
Kolíbal, Stanislav 1925-  Search this
Physical description:
248 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 31 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1997
Call number:
N6834.5.K62 A4 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_621092

Současné tendence : Britské malířství a sochařství osmdesátých let / [úvodní stati do katalogu napsali Lewis Biggs, David Elliot a Andrew Brighton]

Title:
Britské malířství a sochařství osmdesátých let
Author:
Brighton, Andrew  Search this
Elliot, David  Search this
Biggs, Lewis  Search this
Městská knihovna v Praze  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (Oxford, England)  Search this
Czechoslovakia Ministerstvo kultury  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes (30, 75 pages) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1987
20th century
Topic:
Art, British  Search this
Call number:
N6768 .S665 1987
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_622958

Věra Janoušková : sochy a koláže z let 1960/1992 : Národní galerie v Praze : Městská knihovna, Praha-Staré Město, červenec/říjen 1992 / Naďa Řeháková, Václav Erben

Title:
Sochy a koláže z let 1960/1992
Author:
Janoušková, Věra 1922-  Search this
Řeháková, Naďa  Search this
Erben, Václav  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Městská knihovna v Praze  Search this
Subject:
Janoušková, Věra 1922-  Search this
Physical description:
37 unnumbered pages : illustrations (some color) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Exhibition catalogs
Date:
1992
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, Czech  Search this
Collage, Czech  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_992716

Japonské vize krajin = Japanese visions of landscape / Markéta Hánová

Title:
Japanese visions of landscape
Author:
Hánová, Markéta  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze Sbírka orientálního uměni  Search this
Náprstkovo muzeum asijských, afrických a amerických kultur  Search this
Physical description:
158 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Japan
Czech Republic
Prague
Date:
2009
Edo period, 1600-1868
Topic:
Landscapes in art  Search this
Painting, Japanese  Search this
Prints, Japanese  Search this
Ink painting, Japanese  Search this
Art, Japanese  Search this
Call number:
N7353.5 .H366 2009
Restrictions & Rights:
Text in Czech and English.
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_932089

International art : [catalogue of the Permanent Exhibition of the Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art of the National Gallery in Prague / editors Milan Knížák, Tomáš Vlček ; authors of texts Karolína Dolanská ... et al. ; translation Barbora Štefanová, Keith Jones]

Author:
Národní galerie v Praze Sbírka moderního a současného umění  Search this
Knížák, Milan  Search this
Vlček, Tomáš  Search this
Dolanská, Karolina  Search this
Veletržní Palác v Praze  Search this
Subject:
Národní galerie v Praze Sbírka moderního a současného umění  Search this
Physical description:
148 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
Type:
Catalogs
Place:
Czech Republic
Prague
Date:
2011
Topic:
Art, Modern  Search this
Art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1089353

Josef Šíma : Národní galerie v Praze : jízdárna Pražského hradu, červenec-září 1992 : Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris / Jana Šálková

Author:
Šálková, Jana  Search this
Šíma, Josef  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Musée d'art moderne de la ville de Paris  Search this
Subject:
Šíma, Josef Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
62 p. : col. ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
Call number:
N6834.5.S5 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_655547

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