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Beverly Buchanan papers

Creator:
Buchanan, Beverly, 1940-  Search this
Names:
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Scott, Arden  Search this
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Extent:
18.3 Linear feet
1.07 Gigabytes
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Gigabytes
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photograph albums
Motion picture film
Date:
1912-2017
bulk 1970s-1990s
Summary:
The papers of African American sculptor, painter, and land artist Beverly Buchanan measure 18.3 linear feet and 1.07 gigabytes, and date from 1912 to 2017 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 1990s. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence; writings; and exhibition and project files, including audiovisual documentation from Bernice Steinbaum Gallery/Steinbaum Krauss Gallery. Material related to professional activities; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; photographic material, including photograph albums; and artwork are also found in the collection.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of African American sculptor, painter, and land artist Beverly Buchanan measure 18.3 linear feet and 1.07 gigabytes, and date from 1912 to 2017 with the bulk of the material dating from the 1970s to the 1990s. The collection contains biographical material; correspondence; writings; and exhibition and project files, including audiovisual documentation from Bernice Steinbaum Gallery/Steinbaum Krauss Gallery. Material related to professional activities; personal business records; printed material; scrapbooks; photographic material, including photograph albums; and artwork are also found in the collection.

The Beverly Buchanan papers contain biographical material including address books, calendars, awards and education certificates, identification documents, family history research material, and a recorded interview with Marcia Yerman for Women in Art; correspondence with friends and colleagues including Lucy Lippard and Lowery Stokes Sims, and with galleries and museums such as Bernice Steinbaum Gallery/Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, the Georgia Museum of Art, and the High Museum of Art. Also included are writings such as artist's statements, journals and notebooks, notes, and writings by others about Beverly Buchanan; exhibition and project files including audiovisual documentation from Bernice Steinbaum Gallery and Steinbaum Krauss Gallery of various exhibitions; material related to professional activities including teaching files and grant and fellowship applications; personal business records such as sales and consignment records; printed material including clippings, exhibition and event announcements and catalogs, magazines, posters, a video recording of A World of Art profile, and other published material; and scrapbooks, including one documenting Buchanan's City Walls series, containing primarily photographs and artwork with some printed material. The collection also contains photographic material including photographs, snapshots, negatives, and photograph albums; and artwork including sketchbooks, drawings, folded cardboard artwork, and illustrated cards.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as ten series.

Series 1: Biographical Material, 1917-2015 (Box 1, Boxes 19-20; 0.6 linear feet)

Series 2: Correspondence, 1919-1954, 1967-2017 (Boxes 1-2; 0.9 linear feet; ER01, 0.017 GB)

Series 3: Writings, 1960-circa 2009 (Boxes 2-3; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 4: Exhibition and Project Files, 1974-2001, 2010-2017 (Boxes 3-4, OV 21, FCs 22-23; 1.9 linear feet; ER02, 0.020 GB)

Series 5: Professional Activities, 1962, 1979-2005 (Box 4, Box 19; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 6: Personal Business Records, 1966-2010 (Box 4; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 7: Printed Material, 1912, 1923-2014 (Boxes 4-7, Box 19, OV 21; 3.6 linear feet)

Series 8: Scrapbooks, 1970-circa 1977 (Box 7, Box 20; 0.3 linear feet)

Series 9: Photographic Material, circa 1920s-2013 (Boxes 7-13, Boxes 16-18, Box 20; 8.8 linear feet; ER03, 1.03 GB)

Series 10: Artwork, 1956-2013, undated (Boxes 13-15, Box 20; 0.7 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Beverly Buchanan (1940-2015) was an African American sculptor, painter, and land artist in Macon, Georgia. Born in Fuquay, North Carolina and raised in Orangeburg, South Carolina, Buchanan studied medical technology at Bennett College before going on to earn two master's degrees in parasitology and public health from Columbia University in 1968 and 1969. Her artistic career began in 1971 when she enrolled in a class at the Art Students League in New York City taught by Norman Lewis. She moved to Georgia in 1977.

Buchanan is most well known for her "shack" sculptures and paintings, depictions of houses tied to Southern identity and memory.

Buchanan has been included in exhibitions at institutions such as Cinque Gallery, Truman Gallery, the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Macon, GA, the Chrysler Museum, and a traveling retrospective exhibition organized by the Montclair Art Museum. Her work is included in the permanent collections of institutions such as the Whitney Museum of American Art, High Museum of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Beverly Buchanan has received a Guggenheim Fellowship, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Anonymous Was a Woman Award, and the Women's Caucus for Art lifetime achievement award, among others. She died in 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Provenance:
The Beverly Buchanan papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by Jane Bridges, Buchanan's friend and executor.
Restrictions:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.

Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. 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.
Occupation:
Sculptors -- Georgia  Search this
Painters -- Georgia  Search this
Topic:
Environment (Art)  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photograph albums
Motion picture film
Citation:
Beverly Buchanan papers, 1912-2017. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.buchbeve
See more items in:
Beverly Buchanan papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-buchbeve
Online Media:

Beverly Buchanan papers, 1912-2017, bulk 1970s-1990s

Creator:
Buchanan, Beverly, 1940-2015  Search this
Subject:
Lippard, Lucy R.  Search this
Sims, Lowery Stokes  Search this
Scott, Arden  Search this
Bernice Steinbaum Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Type:
Scrapbooks
Sketchbooks
Photograph albums
Motion picture film
Topic:
Environment (Art)  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17599
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)396448
AAA_collcode_buchbeve
Theme:
African American
Women
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_396448
Online Media:

Richard Cleaver [videorecording] : biographical icons, 5 December, 1998-9 January 1999

Author:
Cleaver, Richard Bruce  Search this
Lamboy, George  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Cleaver, Richard Bruce  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (13:37 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Date:
1999
[1999?]
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Call number:
video 000382
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_612153

Richard Cleaver [videorecording] : open closets

Author:
Cleaver, Richard Bruce  Search this
Lamboy, George  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Cleaver, Richard Bruce  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (22:37 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Date:
1997
[1997?]
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture  Search this
Call number:
video 000383
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_612316

Hung Liu [videorecording] : new paintings, October 16-November 20, 1999

Title:
Hung-Liu, 1999
Author:
Liu, Hung 1948-  Search this
Lamboy, George  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Liu, Hung 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (15 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Exhibitions
Date:
1999
[1999]
Topic:
Chinese American artists  Search this
Call number:
video 000387
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_612465

Miriam Schapiro : [press clippings]

Author:
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Schapiro, Miriam 1923-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
[1994?]
Call number:
N40.1.S36425 S74 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_619551

Steinbaum Krauss Gallery presents Tom Nakashima : the Berryville Tree Piles, 1999 [videorecording]

Title:
Tom Nakashima
Berryville tree piles
Author:
Nakashima, Tom 1941-  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Nakashima, Tom 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Date:
1999
C1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_622356

Collaboration series, mother Russia : Miriam Schapiro : Steinbaum Krauss Gallery, New York, September 1994

Title:
Miriam Schapiro
Author:
Schapiro, Miriam 1923-  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Schapiro, Miriam 1923-  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
[1994]
Call number:
N6537.S34 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_636708

Crossing the threshold : invitational group exhibition : Mary Adams ... [et al.] / curated by Bernice Steinbaum

Author:
Steinbaum, Bernice  Search this
Clark, Trinkett  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 18 x 21 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1997
C1997
20th century
Topic:
Feminism and art  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Women artists  Search this
Call number:
N72.F45 C76 1997
N6512 .S74 1997
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_528897

Memories of childhood ... : so we're not the Cleavers or the Brady Bunch / curator, Bernice Steinbaum

Author:
Steinbaum, Bernice  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
50 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 x 36 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Children in art  Search this
Artists  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .M4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_564078

Hung Liu : the year of the dog, 1994 = Liu Hung, i chiu chiu erh

Title:
Year of the dog 1994
Liu Hung, i chiu chiu erh
Author:
Liu, Hung 1948-  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Liu, Hung 1948-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Painting from photographs  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.L7798 S8 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_490667

Paul Brach, new works : 8 January-5 February 1994

Author:
Brach, Paul 1924-2007  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Brach, Paul 1924-2007  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([12] p.) : col. ill. ; 13 x 16 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1994
[1994]
Call number:
ND237.B76 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_931247

(dis)Oriented : shifting identities of Asian women in America : June 24-July 28, 1995 / Margo Machida, curator

Title:
Dis oriented : shifting identities of Asian women in America
Shifting identities of Asian women in America
Author:
Machida, Margo  Search this
Louis Abrons Arts for Living Center (Henry Street Settlement)  Search this
Steinbaum Krauss Gallery (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1995
[1995]
20th century
Topic:
Asian American women artists  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Asian American art  Search this
Call number:
N6538.A83 D57 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_994367

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