Printed material, photographs, correspondence, artists' files, artwork, and a diary entry documenting Joan Snyder's career as a painter and feminist artist.
A majority of the collection consists of press clippings, exhibition announcements, fliers, and brochures contained in eleven binders. Two additional binders contain slides of works of art by Snyder and one additional binder contains studio photographs and installation shots. Correspondence is personal and professional and is with artists and colleagues Ardele Lister, Richard Diebenkorn, Andrew and Marie Foley, Ruth Iskin, Hannah Hannah, Lucy Lippard, Ned Rifkin, Dore Ashton, and Miriam Schapiro among others. Artists' files include gallery, institutional and other organizational files with which Snyder was associated. Included are the Women's Caucus for Art, and the Douglass College/Rutgers Women Artists Series Files and others. Also included is one diary entry that serves as a sample of personal writing.
Biographical / Historical:
Joan Snyder (1940- ) is a painter and feminist artist in New York, New York.
Donated 2011 and 2014 by Joan Snyder.
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Use of archival visual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
U-matic videocassette recording Howard Finster exhibition opening: Authorization to quote or reproduce for the purposes of publication requires written permission from John Turner. Contact Reference Services for more information.
John F. Turner research material on Howard Finster, circa 1928-2015, bulk dates 1978-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Recorded conversation between Ned Rifkin and Gary Falk at Falk's studio, New York, Dec. 5, 1984, in preparation for Rifkin's exhibition "Signs", 1985, at the New Museum of Contemporary Art. Falk talks about his current work; his use of computer generated images; his arrangement of images; his use of patterns on grid systems; the multiple meaning of images and "symbolic structure"; working with enamel and acrylic on alumnium and other media; Robert Longo's work on steel panels; and Falk's one-month residency at the Edward Albee Foundation in Montauk. Rifkin discusses the exhibition in New York and at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and a potential publication.
Biographical / Historical:
Ned Rifkin is a gallery director from Houston, Tex. Gary Falk (1954-1986) was a painter from New York, N.Y.
Donated 2001 by Ned Rifkin via Lillian Falk, Gary Falk's mother.
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Box 2 of 7
Restricted for 15 years; until Jan-01-2030. Box 7 contains materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid. Transferring office; 01/08/2007 memorandum, Toda to Earle; Contact reference staff for details.
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 17-189, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Curatorial Office, Exhibition Records