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Ava DuVernay

Artist:
Mark Seliger, born 23 May 1959  Search this
Sitter:
Ava Marie DuVernay, born 24 Aug 1972  Search this
Medium:
Inkjet print
Dimensions:
Image: 66.1 × 87.3 cm (26 × 34 3/8")
Sheet: 76.2 × 101.6 cm (30 × 40")
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\California\Los Angeles\Los Angeles
Date:
2015 (printed 2021)
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Interior  Search this
Home Furnishings\Furniture  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Ring  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Bracelet  Search this
Architecture\Stairs  Search this
Ava Marie DuVernay: Female  Search this
Ava Marie DuVernay: Performing Arts\Director  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2021.64
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Mark Seliger
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4730daca8-6adf-48b5-a75b-7694680bbbd2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2021.64

Molly Picon

Artist:
Ruth Light Braun, 1906 - 2003  Search this
Sitter:
Molly Picon, 28 Feb. 1898 - 5 Apr. 1992  Search this
Medium:
Conte crayon on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 53.3 × 38.7 cm (21 × 15 1/4")
Sheet: 54.6 × 40.6 cm (21 1/2 × 16")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1929
Topic:
Drawing  Search this
Molly Picon: Female  Search this
Molly Picon: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Molly Picon: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Molly Picon: Performing Arts\Performer\Television personality  Search this
Molly Picon: Journalism and Media\Broadcast journalist\Commentator\Radio  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift of Catherine and Michael Podell
Object number:
NPG.2022.100
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Ruth Light Braun
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http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4770230ff-4594-4179-983b-6b8dc15f1137
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.100

Benjamin Zemach

Artist:
Ruth Light Braun, 1906 - 2003  Search this
Sitter:
Benjamin Zemach, 1 Feb 1901 - 18 Jun 1997  Search this
Medium:
Conte crayon on paper
Dimensions:
Frame: 75.1 × 73.2 × 2.5 cm (29 9/16 × 28 13/16 × 1")
Image: 54.6 × 52.4 cm (21 1/2 × 20 5/8")
Sheet: 55.9 × 54 cm (22 × 21 1/4")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
c. 1929-30
Topic:
Drawing  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Jacket  Search this
Benjamin Zemach: Male  Search this
Benjamin Zemach: Education and Scholarship\Educator  Search this
Benjamin Zemach: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor  Search this
Benjamin Zemach: Performing Arts\Performer\Dancer  Search this
Benjamin Zemach: Performing Arts\Choreographer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2022.101
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Estate of Ruth Light Braun
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4cc9c3195-c10b-4133-9c54-97d0dea855c2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.101

Mr. T. Rice as the Original Jim Crow

Alternate Title:
Thomas Dartmouth Rice
Artist:
Edward Williams Clay, 19 Apr 1799 - 31 Dec 1857  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Dartmouth Rice, 20 May 1808 - 19 Sep 1860  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 34 × 25.7 cm (13 3/8 × 10 1/8")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1830
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Exterior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie  Search this
Architecture\Fence  Search this
Sheet music  Search this
Architecture\Building\House\Farmhouse  Search this
Nature & Environment\Plant\Tree\Forest  Search this
Thomas Dartmouth Rice: Male  Search this
Thomas Dartmouth Rice: Literature\Writer\Librettist  Search this
Thomas Dartmouth Rice: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Thomas Dartmouth Rice: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Thomas Dartmouth Rice: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Thomas Dartmouth Rice: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Minstrel  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2022.102
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm45b022bfa-6d96-408c-8533-7da78f994bb3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.102

The Crow Quadrilles

Artist:
Nathaniel Currier, 27 Mar 1813 - 20 Nov 1888  Search this
Sitter:
Thomas Dartmouth Rice, 20 May 1808 - 19 Sep 1860  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 32.1 × 24 cm (12 5/8 × 9 7/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1837
Topic:
Nature & Environment\Animal  Search this
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Weapon\Gun\Rifle  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Trumpet  Search this
Vehicle\Boat\Sailboat  Search this
Architecture\Fence  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Banjo  Search this
Sheet music  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick  Search this
Nature & Environment\Animal\Alligator  Search this
Thomas Dartmouth Rice: Male  Search this
Thomas Dartmouth Rice: Literature\Writer\Librettist  Search this
Thomas Dartmouth Rice: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Thomas Dartmouth Rice: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Thomas Dartmouth Rice: Literature\Writer\Playwright  Search this
Thomas Dartmouth Rice: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer\Minstrel  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2022.126
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46b560f5e-d8fe-400d-87e4-af39a0637299
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.126

Needed

Alternate Title:
Dick Gregory
Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Richard Claxton Gregory, 12 Oct 1932 - 19 Aug 2017  Search this
Medium:
Offset lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 57.5 × 45 cm (22 5/8 × 17 11/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1969
Topic:
Symbols & Motifs\Medal  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Beard  Search this
Poster  Search this
Richard Claxton Gregory: Male  Search this
Richard Claxton Gregory: Society and Social Change\Reformer\Activist\Civil rights activist  Search this
Richard Claxton Gregory: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2022.26
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4b1556524-fdc7-49ac-9f5f-e661fe819b23
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.26

Tito Puente

Artist:
Manuel Vega, born 1956  Search this
Sitter:
Tito Puente, 20 Apr 1923 - 31 May 2000  Search this
Medium:
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 73 × 97.8 cm (28 3/4 × 38 1/2")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2017
Topic:
Tito Puente: Male  Search this
Tito Puente: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Tito Puente: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Tito Puente: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Bandleader  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2022.6
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Manuel Vega
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm461329dfe-4b8b-468f-aed2-b630416eb334
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.6

Sammy Davis Jr.

Artist:
Manuel Vega, born 1956  Search this
Sitter:
Sammy Davis, Jr., 8 Dec 1925 - 16 May 1990  Search this
Medium:
Pen and ink on paper
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 70.8 × 100.3 cm (27 7/8 × 39 1/2")
Type:
Drawing
Date:
2018
Topic:
Sammy Davis, Jr.: Male  Search this
Sammy Davis, Jr.: Performing Arts\Performer\Entertainer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2022.7
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Manuel Vega
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm41d07c24f-35d0-44af-986b-3bcdfc4e2fd1
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2022.7

Ramon Novarro

Artist:
Unidentified Artist  Search this
Sitter:
Ramon Novarro, 6 Feb 1899 - 31 Oct 1968  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image/Sheet: 39.5 × 29.8 cm (15 9/16 × 11 3/4")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
c. 1920-40
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Handkerchief  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Scarf  Search this
Costume\Outerwear\Coat\Jacket  Search this
Ramon Novarro: Male  Search this
Ramon Novarro: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Ramon Novarro: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of Robert Hunter, Esq) The Corcoran Gallery of Art, one of the country’s first private museums, was established in 1869 to promote art and American genius. In 2014 the Works from the Corcoran Collection were distributed to institutions in Washington, D.C.
Object number:
NPG.2019.62
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46710fd3b-37f3-4e8a-a73d-a995804586c5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2019.62

Paul McCartney

Artist:
Peter Max, born 1937  Search this
Other attribution:
Richard E. Aaron, born 1949  Search this
Sitter:
Sir Paul McCartney, born 18 Jun 1942  Search this
Medium:
Acrylic and photograph on paper
Dimensions:
20.3cm x 27.9cm (8" x 11"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1976
Topic:
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Sir Paul McCartney: Male  Search this
Sir Paul McCartney: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Sir Paul McCartney: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Songwriter  Search this
Sir Paul McCartney: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Sir Paul McCartney: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Pianist  Search this
Sir Paul McCartney: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Guitarist  Search this
Sir Paul McCartney: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine; conserved with funds from The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation
Object number:
NPG.78.TC571
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Peter Max
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4d1dbe754-fa9a-4851-a82b-185e42c173f5
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.78.TC571

Gerry Cooney and Sylvester Stallone

Artist:
Neil Leifer, born 1942  Search this
Sitter:
Gerry Cooney, born 24 Aug 1956  Search this
Sylvester Stallone, born 1946  Search this
Medium:
Chromogenic print on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 35.5 × 27.9cm (14 × 11")
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1982
Topic:
Equipment\Sports Equipment\Boxing glove  Search this
Interior\Studio\Photography  Search this
Gerry Cooney: Male  Search this
Gerry Cooney: Sports and Recreation\Athlete\Boxer  Search this
Sylvester Stallone: Male  Search this
Sylvester Stallone: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine. Conserved with funds from The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation
Object number:
NPG.84.TC152
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Neil Leifer
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40ae4a836-ffc7-46ae-aeb1-71f0ed5737bd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.84.TC152

David Bowie

Artist:
Mick Haggerty, born 1948  Search this
Sitter:
David Bowie, 8 Jan 1947 - 10 Jan 2016  Search this
Medium:
Gouache on paperboard
Dimensions:
44.8cm x 34.5cm (17 5/8" x 13 9/16"), Accurate
Type:
Painting
Date:
1983
Topic:
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Human Figures\Crowd  Search this
David Bowie: Male  Search this
David Bowie: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.86.TC4
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Mick Haggerty
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4635617b4-f37c-477e-9816-14e732532c27
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.86.TC4

Errol Flynn, Viveca Lindfors and Ann Rutherford

Artist:
Jano, 1925? - 1975?  Search this
Sitter:
Errol Flynn, 20 Jun 1909 - 14 Oct 1959  Search this
Viveca Lindfors, 1920 - 26 Oct 1995  Search this
Ann Rutherford, 2 Nov 1917 - 11 Jun 2012  Search this
Medium:
Lithograph on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 99.9 × 68.5 cm (39 5/16 × 26 15/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
c. 1948
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Weapon\Sword  Search this
Costume\Jewelry\Medallion  Search this
Weapon\Knife\Dagger  Search this
Poster  Search this
Poster\Movie  Search this
Errol Flynn: Male  Search this
Errol Flynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Errol Flynn: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Viveca Lindfors: Female  Search this
Viveca Lindfors: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Viveca Lindfors: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Ann Rutherford: Female  Search this
Ann Rutherford: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Ann Rutherford: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Ann Rutherford: Performing Arts\Performer\Radio performer  Search this
Ann Rutherford: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Television  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.87.40
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4ba92166f-560f-4332-8d58-40b8b67a62f2
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.87.40

Robert Mitchum

Artist:
John Bryson, 1923 - 10 Aug 2005  Search this
Sitter:
Robert Mitchum, 6 Aug 1917 - 1 Jul 1997  Search this
Medium:
Color photograph on paper
Dimensions:
34.2cm x 22.5cm (13 7/16" x 8 7/8"), Image
Type:
Photograph
Date:
1983
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Military  Search this
Symbols & Motifs\Flag\National\British  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Button\Brass  Search this
Nature & Environment\Fire  Search this
Robert Mitchum: Male  Search this
Robert Mitchum: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Time magazine
Object number:
NPG.88.TC142
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© John Bryson
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Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4a857b21f-c86b-4da6-b44f-d0a9065148e9
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.88.TC142

Charlie Chaplin

Artist:
Sven Brasch, 1886 - 1970  Search this
Printer:
Ihrich  Search this
Sitter:
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin, 16 Apr 1889 - 25 Dec 1977  Search this
Medium:
Color linocut poster
Dimensions:
Image: 79.3 x 57.6cm (31 1/4 x 22 11/16")
Sheet: 87 x 63.2cm (34 1/4 x 24 7/8")
Mount: 89.7 x 65.6cm (35 5/16 x 25 13/16")
Type:
Print
Date:
1918
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Hat  Search this
Equipment\Walking stick\Cane  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Neckwear\Tie  Search this
Personal Attribute\Facial Hair\Mustache  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Poster  Search this
Poster\Movie  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Male  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Director\Motion pictures  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Comedian  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Performing Arts\Performer\Vaudeville  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Literature\Writer\Screenwriter  Search this
Sir Charles Spencer Chaplin: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.93.119
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm40a33dc60-ef19-4caf-8139-2a38a729ae1a
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.119

Geraldine Farrar

Alternate Title:
Djaevlestenen
The Devil-Stone
Artist:
Sven Brasch, 1886 - 1970  Search this
Sitter:
Geraldine Farrar, 28 Feb 1882 - 11 Mar 1967  Search this
Medium:
Color linocut poster
Dimensions:
Image: 83.6 x 61cm (32 15/16 x 24")
Sheet: 86 x 63.5cm (33 7/8 x 25")
Type:
Print
Date:
1919
Topic:
Costume\Jewelry\Earring  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Glove  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Fan  Search this
Poster  Search this
Poster\Movie  Search this
Geraldine Farrar: Female  Search this
Geraldine Farrar: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Singer\Opera  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.93.369
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4379671c8-be49-434b-a08e-a4abeaec8923
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.369

Mary Pickford

Alternate Title:
Stakkels Johanne
Joanna Enlists
Artist:
Sven Brasch, 1886 - 1970  Search this
Sitter:
Mary Pickford, 8 Apr 1892 - 29 May 1979  Search this
Medium:
Linocut poster
Dimensions:
Image: 81 x 59.5cm (31 7/8 x 23 7/16")
Sheet: 81 x 61.6cm (31 7/8 x 24 1/4")
Type:
Print
Date:
1921
Topic:
Costume\Headgear\Military  Search this
Weapon\Cannon  Search this
Poster  Search this
Poster\Movie  Search this
Mary Pickford: Female  Search this
Mary Pickford: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Theater  Search this
Mary Pickford: Performing Arts\Producer\Motion pictures  Search this
Mary Pickford: Performing Arts\Performer\Actor\Movie  Search this
Mary Pickford: Oscar  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.93.370
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm4bde8465f-4f9b-4a4f-9f42-47b04d60da9b
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.93.370

Hans Richter Self-Portrait

Artist:
Hans Richter, 1888 - 1 Feb 1976  Search this
Sitter:
Hans Richter, 1888 - 1 Feb 1976  Search this
Medium:
Pencil on paper
Dimensions:
Image: 22.8cm x 14.6cm (9" x 5 3/4")
Sheet: 26.8cm x 21cm (10 9/16" x 8 1/4")
Type:
Drawing
Place:
Schweiz\Zürich\Zurich
Date:
1916
Topic:
Self-portrait  Search this
Hans Richter: Male  Search this
Hans Richter: Visual Arts\Artist\Painter  Search this
Hans Richter: Performing Arts\Director\Motion pictures  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.95.181
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
Copyright:
© Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
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National Portrait Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sm46b9db070-18f7-494e-b0d3-daa8549b218e
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.95.181

Smithsonian Folklife Festival records: 1988 Festival of American Folklife

Creator:
Smithsonian Institution. Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage  Search this
Names:
Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Search this
Extent:
1 Cubic foot (approximate)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Business records
Correspondence
Memorandums
Sound recordings
Audiocassettes
Contracts
Negatives
Video recordings
Slides (photographs)
Plans (drawings)
Videotapes
Audiotapes
Digital images
Notes
Photographic prints
Place:
Caribbean Area
Trinidad and Tobago
Puerto Rico
Date:
June 23-July 4, 1988
Summary:
The Smithsonian Institution Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998. The materials collected here document the planning, production, and execution of the annual Festival, produced by the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage (1999-present) and its predecessor offices (1967-1999). An overview of the entire Festival records group is available here: Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Scope and Contents note:
This collection documents the planning, production, and execution of the 1988 Festival of American Folklife. Materials may include photographs, audio recordings, motion picture film and video recordings, notes, production drawings, contracts, memoranda, correspondence, informational materials, publications, and ephemera. Such materials were created during the Festival on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., as well as in the featured communities, before or after the Festival itself.
Arrangement note:
Arranged in 6 series.

Missing Title

Series 1: Program Books, Festival Publications, and Ephemera

Series 2: American Folklore Society Centennial

Series 3: Festival Music Stage

Series 4: Ingenuity and Tradition: The Common Wealth of Massachusetts

Series 5: Migration to Metropolitan Washington: Making a New Place Home

Series 6: Music from the Peoples of the Soviet Union
Historical note:
The Festival of American Folklife, held annually since 1967 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was renamed the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in 1998.

The 1988 Festival of American Folklife was produced by the Smithsonian Office of Folklife Programs and cosponsored by the National Park Service.

For more information, see Smithsonian Folklife Festival records.
Introduction:
The 1988 Festival celebrated the centennial of the American Folklore Society, founded one hundred years earlier because of the need to document and study cultures that were seen as disappearing. Much of the Society's attention today, however, is engaged in the documentation and interpretation of emerging traditions and cultural expressions. Folklorists work in inner cities, conduct research on occupational groups, analyze processes of traditionalization and cooperate with other professionals in devising natural conservation and historical preservation strategies, which also promote cultural continuity, equity and integrity. Visitors to the 1988 Festival could learn about what it is that folklorists do and what impacts they have on the communities with which they work.

The other living exhibitions that made up this year's Festival also provided ample illustrations of this same view of the traditional. The Massachusetts program told a paradigmatic American story. Gay Head Wampanoag, Yankee settlers, Afro American migrants, and immigrants from Italy, Greece, Poland, the Cape Verde Islands, Puerto Rico, and Southeast Asia have not only preserved their traditions; through ingenious acts of individual and community creativity they have adapted them and endowed them with new meanings, as circumstances have changed. The Metropolitan Washington program pointed to the heightened consciousness of cultural issues associated with the migration experience. The program asked how immigrants from El Salvador, Ethiopia, China, Trinidad and Tobago, as well as domestic Anglo and Afro American groups historically migrating from nearby states, discard, reinvent, and reconstitute their traditions as they actively make a new place home. A varied contingent of musicians and performers from several republics of the Soviet Union demonstrated how truly ancient traditions nurtured in various pastoral, tribal, and religious environments have not merely survived but actually flourished in contemporary Soviet life. Also at the Festival were American musicians who, as part of a groundbreaking cultural exchange with the Soviet Union, would later travel to Moscow to participate in the International Folklore Festival in August 1988 and be reunited with the Soviet musicians participating in the Smithsonian's Festival.

The 1988 Festival took place for two five-day weeks (June 23-27 and June 30-July 4) between Madison Drive and Jefferson Drive and between 10th Street and 14th Street, south of the National Museum of American History and the National Museum of Natural History (see site plan).

The 1988 Program Book included schedules and participant lists for each program; the Program Book essays provided a larger context for the Festival presentations, extending beyond the traditions actually presented at the 1988 Festival.

The Festival was co-presented by the Smithsonian Institution and National Park Service and organized by the Office of Folklife Programs.

Office of Folklife Programs

Richard Kurin, Acting Director; Diana Parker, Festival Director; Anthony Seeger, Curator, Folkways Records; Thomas Vennum, Jr., Senior Ethnomusicologist; Peter Seitel, Senior Folklorist; Marjorie Hunt, Phyllis M. May-Machunda, Heliana Portes de Roux, Frank Proschan, Nicholas R. Spitzer, Folklorists; Jeffrey Place, Assistant Archivist

National Park Service

William Penn Mott, Jr., Director; Manus J. Fish, Jr., Regional Director, National Capital Region
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The Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage acknowledges and respects the right of artists, performers, Folklife Festival participants, community-based scholars, and knowledge-keepers to collaboratively steward representations of themselves and their intangible cultural heritage in media produced, curated, and distributed by the Center. Making this collection accessible to the public is an ongoing process grounded in the Center's commitment to connecting living people and cultures to the materials this collection represents. To view the Center's full shared stewardship policy, which defines our protocols for addressing collections-related inquiries and concerns, please visit https://folklife.si.edu/archives#shared-stewardship.
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