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Philip Brookman papers

Creator:
Brookman, Philip  Search this
Names:
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery  Search this
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Avalos, David  Search this
Hock, Louis  Search this
Extent:
3.5 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1977-1993
Summary:
The papers of curator Philip Brookman measure 3.5 linear feet and date from 1977 to 1993. The collection documents Brookman's exhibition, writing, and filmmaking projects in the form of artist files, exhibition files, professional files, and subject and research files. Much of the material concerns the production and distribution of Brookman's 1988 video documentary about Chicano art in California, Mi Otro Yo (My Other Self), that grew out of the exhibition and conference "Califas: An Exhibition of Chicano Art and Culture in California," held at University of California, Santa Cruz in 1981 and 1982.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of curator Philip Brookman measure 3.5 linear feet and date from 1977 to 1993. The collection documents Brookman's exhibition, writing, and filmmaking projects in the form of artist files, exhibition files, professional files, and subject and research files. Much of the material concerns the production and distribution of Brookman's 1988 video documentary about Chicano art in California, Mi Otro Yo (My Other Self), that grew out of the exhibition and conference "Califas: An Exhibition of Chicano Art and Culture in California," held at University of California, Santa Cruz in 1981 and 1982.

Artist files are for David Avalos, Guillermo Gómez-Peña, Louis Hock, Elizabeth Sisco, and others. Exhibition files include correspondence, notes, loan agreements, and printed material concerning Made in Aztlán, Photographing Ourselves: Contemporary Native American Photography, Chicano Art: Resistance and Affirmation/CARA among others. Professional files provide documentation on "El Centro Cultural de la Raza - Fifteen Years," Culture Wars: Documents from the Recent Controversies in the Arts, and various projects at Washington Project for the Arts.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as five series.

Series 1: Artist Files, 1981-1991 (Box 1; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1982-1992 (Boxes 1-2; 1.0 linear feet)

Series 3: Professional Files, 1982-1991 (Boxes 2-3, OV 5; 0.8 linear feet)

Series 4: Subject and Research Files, 1977-1993 (Box 3; 0.4 linear feet)

Series 5: Califas Documentation, 1981-1993 (Boxes 3-4, OV 5; 0.8 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Philip Brookman is a curator in California and Washington, D.C. He was director of the Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery at the University of California at Santa Cruz from 1974 to 1983, a curator at El Centro Cultural de la Raza in San Diego from 1985 to 1986, and a curator at the Washington Project for the Arts from 1987 to 1997. Brookman was also Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran Gallery of Art and is a consulting curator at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Amy Brookman, co-directed the documentary Mi Otro Yo (My Other Self) about Chicano art in California which grew out of the Califas conference held at the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 1982.
Provenance:
The papers were donated by Philip Brookman in 1999.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Occupation:
Art museum curators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art museum curators -- California  Search this
Topic:
Mexican American art  Search this
Citation:
Philip Brookman papers, 1977-1993. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.broophil
See more items in:
Philip Brookman papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-broophil

Oral history interview with Sam Gilliam

Interviewee:
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Forgey, Benjamin, art critic  Search this
Names:
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
District of Columbia Arts Center, Inc.  Search this
Jefferson Place Gallery  Search this
Washington Coalition of Artists  Search this
Washington Gallery of Modern Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Downing, Thomas, 1928-1985  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Krebs, Rockne, 1938-2011  Search this
Extent:
4 Items (Sound recording, sound cassettes)
54 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
1989 Nov. 4-11
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Sam Gilliam conducted 1989 Nov. 4-11, by Ben Forgey for the Archives of American Art. Gilliam speaks of his decision to come to Washington, D.C., from Louisville, Ky.; his shift from figurative painting to abstract painting; meeting Washington painters Robert Gates and Tom Downing; the "stature" of Tom Downing in the Washington art scene in the 1960s and Walter Hopps' role; influential exhibitions at the Jefferson Place Gallery and the Washington Gallery of Modern Art; being a Washington artist and a black artist; artist/teachers at American University; the Johnson Avenue Workshop grant; his relationship with Rockne Krebs; the history of the Washington Coalition of Artists; the Corcoran Gallery and the Washington Project for the Arts' relationship to Washington artists; his involvement with the District of Columbia Art Center; teaching; and his working methods. Gilliam also discusses various paintings, processes, materials, ideas and experiments at length. He recalls Gene Davis, Howard Mehring, Ken Noland, Morris Louis, Nesta Dorrance, Alma Thomas, Lou Stovall, Al Nodal, Jock Reynolds, Michael Botwinick, Willem de Looper, Paul Reed, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Sam Gilliam (1933- ) was a painter of Washington, D.C.
Provenance:
These interviews are 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 others.
Topic:
Art -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Art -- Technique  Search this
Painting, Modern -- 20th century -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
African American painters -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Painters -- Washington (D.C.) -- Interviews  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.gillia89
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-gillia89

Washington Project for the Arts records

Creator:
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
39 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
[ca. 1975-1990.]
Scope and Contents:
By-laws, notes and minutes of board meetings; correspondence files; administrative records; exhibitions and other program files; clippings, press releases, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and other printed material; and miscellany. Included are 8 ft. of records related to the exhibition, "War and Memory: in the Aftermath of Vietnam."
Biographical / Historical:
Visual and performing art organization; Washington, D.C. Opened in 1975.
Provenance:
Donated by the Washington Project for the Arts via Program Director Richard Powell, 1988. "War and Memory" records donated 1991 by the WPA via Philip Brookman.
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.
Function:
Art centers -- Washington (D.C.)
Art galleries, Commercial -- Washington (D.C.)
Identifier:
AAA.washproj
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-washproj

Kevin MacDonald papers

Creator:
MacDonald, Kevin John, 1946-2006  Search this
Names:
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Extent:
8 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Notebooks
Motion pictures (visual works)
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Date:
1958-2006
Summary:
The papers of Washington, D.C. painter and printmaker Kevin MacDonald measure 8 linear feet, and date from 1958-2006. The collection contains correspondence with friends and colleagues; journals, notebooks, and other writings; printed material; artwork by MacDonald and others; 29 sketchbooks; sound and video recordings; and home movies. Of note are several files regarding his work with the Washington Project for the Arts.
Scope and Contents:
The papers of Washington, D.C. painter and printmaker Kevin MacDonald measure 8 linear feet, and date from 1958-2006. The collection contains correspondence with friends and colleagues; journals, notebooks, and other writings; printed material; artwork by MacDonald and others; 29 sketchbooks; sound and video recordings;, and home movies. Of note are several files regarding his work with the Washington Project for the Arts.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged as 8 series.

Series 1: Correspondence, 1968-2006 (1.9 linear feet:; Boxes 1-2)

Series 2: Notebooks and Journals, 1968-2005 (1.3 linear feet; Boxes 2-4)

Series 3: Writings, 1970s-1999 (0.3 linear feet; Box 4)

Series 4: Project Files, 1958-2005 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 4-5, 9)

Series 5: Printed Material, circa 1970-2004 (1.0 linear foot; Boxes 5-6, 9)

Series 6: Artwork, 1960s-2000s (0.5 linear feet; Boxes 6, 9)

Series 7: Sketchbooks, circa 1969-2006 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 6-7, 9)

Series 8: Sound Recordings and Moving Images, circa 1970s-1990s (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 7-8, FC 10-12)
Biographical / Historical:
Kevin MacDonald (1946-2006) was a painter and printmaker in Washington, D.C. He received a BFA from George Washington University in 1969, and also took courses at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. From 1967 to 1977 he worked at the Phillips Collection. After leaving the Phillips he worked full-time as an artist, taking an active role in the D.C. arts community. He was co-curator of "The Washington Show" at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in 1986, and served on the Board of Directors for both the Washington Project for the Arts (1986-1992) and Washington Area Lawyers for the Arts (1991-1997). MacDonald regularly exhibited his work at the Lunn Gallery and David Adamson Gallery, and had artist residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts (1995) and Oglebay Institute (1993). MacDonald also had an interest in music, and served as art director of a short-lived music fanzine called "Infiltrator." He was in Twisted Teenage Plot, a band organized by fellow artist Michael Clark, and worked with artist and musician Robin Rose on a collaboration called "Scriptronics." He lived most of his life in Silver Spring, Maryland, a suburb of D.C., and was married to art consultant Robin Moore.
Provenance:
Donated in 2012 by Robin Moore, Kevin MacDonald's widow.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. research facility. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Kevin MacDonald papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Painters -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Printmakers -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Notebooks
Motion pictures (visual works)
Diaries
Sketchbooks
Citation:
Kevin MacDonald papers, 1958-2006. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.macdkevi
See more items in:
Kevin MacDonald papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-macdkevi
Online Media:

Tom L. Freudenheim papers

Creator:
Freudenheim, Tom L.  Search this
Names:
American Arts Alliance  Search this
American Association of Museums  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
Extent:
6 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1970-1990
Scope and Contents:
Business correspondence and administrative records regarding Freudenheim's involvment as director, trustee, secretary, chairman and consultant for a variety of museums, art associations and foundations. Included are files on the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Worcester Art Museum, the American Federation of Arts, the museum program at the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Association of Museums, the American Association of Museum Directors, the American Arts Alliance, Washington Project for the Arts, the Hand Hollow Foundation and the Textile Museum.
Biographical / Historical:
Museum director; consultant; New York, N.Y. Freudenheim is a trustee of the American Federation of Arts and was Director of the Worcester Art Museum, 1982-1986, Director of the National Endowment for the Arts,1979-1982, Director of the Baltimore Museum of Art, 1971-1978, Founder and board member of the American Arts Alliance, 1976, 1984-1986, and Secretary and Chairman of the Association of Museum Directors, 1976-1977 and 1983-1986. He held numerous other prestigous positions not found within the papers.
Provenance:
Donated 2007 by Tom L. Freudenheim.
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.
Occupation:
Arts administrators -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Museum directors -- Washington (D.C.)  Search this
Identifier:
AAA.freutom
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-freutom

Philip Brookman papers, 1977-1993

Creator:
Brookman, Philip, 1953-  Search this
Subject:
Avalos, David  Search this
Hock, Louis  Search this
Sisco, Elizabeth  Search this
Gomez-Pena, Guillermo  Search this
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Mary Porter Sesnon Art Gallery  Search this
Topic:
Art museum curators  Search this
Mexican American art  Search this
Mexican American artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)5442
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)220209
AAA_collcode_broophil
Theme:
Latino and Latin American
Lives of American Artists
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
American Art and Artists in a Global Context
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_220209
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Sam Gilliam, 1989 Nov. 4-11

Interviewee:
Gilliam, Sam, 1933-  Search this
Interviewer:
Forgey, Benjamin F., 1938-  Search this
Subject:
Krebs, Rockne  Search this
Downing, Thomas  Search this
Hopps, Walter  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
Jefferson Place Gallery  Search this
Washington Gallery of Modern Art (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
District of Columbia Arts Center, Inc  Search this
Washington Coalition of Artists  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Topic:
Art  Search this
Painters  Search this
Painting, Modern  Search this
African American painters  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)11472
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)213260
AAA_collcode_gillia89
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_213260
Online Media:

"Politics of memory" panel discussion

Creator:
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1987 November 5
Topic:
Public sculpture  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12059
See more items in:
Washington Project for the Arts records, [ca. 1975-1990.]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12059

"The Vietnam war and popular music" panel discussion

Creator:
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975  Search this
Type:
Sound Recording
Date:
1987 November 14
Topic:
Music  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)12060
See more items in:
Washington Project for the Arts records, [ca. 1975-1990.]
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_12060

Washington Project for the Arts records, [ca. 1975-1990.]

Creator:
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9958
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212549
AAA_collcode_washproj
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212549

Kevin MacDonald papers, 1958-2006

Creator:
MacDonald, Kevin John, 1946-2006  Search this
Subject:
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Video recordings
Sketchbooks
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)16082
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)360859
AAA_collcode_macdkevi
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_360859
Online Media:

Tom L. Freudenheim papers, circa 1970-1990

Creator:
Freudenheim, Tom L., 1937-  Search this
Subject:
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Baltimore Museum of Art  Search this
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Worcester Art Museum  Search this
American Arts Alliance  Search this
American Association of Museums  Search this
National Endowment for the Arts  Search this
Textile Museum (Washington, D.C.)  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13614
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)270755
AAA_collcode_freutom
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_270755

Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.) [Folder]

Additional name:
Washington Project Arts  Search this
WPA  Search this
Contents:
Folder(s) may include exhibition announcements, newspaper and/or magazine clippings, press releases, brochures, reviews, invitations, illustrations, resumes, artist's statements, exhibition catalogs.
Place:
Washington (D.C.)
Topic:
Art Organizations  Search this
Location:
Art & Artist files at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/ National Portrait Gallery Library
Data source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:SILAF_105717

Elements of geometry by Euclid / by Sjoerd Hofstra

Author:
Hofstra, Sjoerd  Search this
Euclid Elements  Search this
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Science and the Artist's Book (Exhibition)  Search this
Subject:
Hofstra, Sjoerd  Search this
Euclid Elements  Search this
Physical description:
[21] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 31 cm
Type:
Specimens
Artists' books (books)
Smithsonian Libraries artists' books
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Toy and movable books  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.H6 E54 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_528343

Plinitude [art original] / [M.L. Van Nice]

Artist:
Van Nice, M. L. 1945-  Search this
Author:
Pliny the Elder Naturalis historia  Search this
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Science and the Artist's Book (Exhibition)  Search this
Subject:
Van Nice, M. L. 1945-  Search this
Physical description:
1 book object : all illustrations ; 73 x 59 x 19 cm
Type:
Art originals
Specimens
Artists' books (books)
Smithsonian Libraries artists' books
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
20th century
Topic:
Artists' books  Search this
Nature in art  Search this
Call number:
N7433.4.V36 A4 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_604731

In, out : four projects by Chilean artists : Washington, D.C., March 18 - April 23, 1983

Title:
Four projects by Chilean artists
Author:
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
21 p. ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1983
20th century
Topic:
Art, Chilean  Search this
Call number:
N6665 .I5 1983
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_801705

Shooting back from the reservation : another dimension : photography by Native American children

Author:
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Shooting Back (Organization)  Search this
Physical description:
36 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. (some col.) ; 25 x 26 cm
Type:
Portraits
Exhibitions
Place:
United States
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Social conditions  Search this
Indian youth--Social conditions  Search this
Child photographers  Search this
Indian photographers  Search this
Call number:
TR681.I58 S56 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_810053

Baltimore : evocations : essential and irrational : Richmond : adding it up : Washington : history as content

Title:
Baltimore, Richmond, Washington
Evocations, essential and irrational
Adding it up
History as content
Author:
Maryland Art Place  Search this
School 33 Art Center (Baltimore, Maryland)  Search this
Anderson Gallery  Search this
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
[44] p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
1984]
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6512 .B254 1984
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_815293

Beyond loss : art in the era of Aids : April 23 through June 13, 1993

Author:
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1993
[1993]
Topic:
AIDS (Disease) in art--Exhibitions  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_828062

Tom Nakashima : 1984-1990

Author:
Nakashima, Tom 1941-  Search this
Washington Project for the Arts (D.C.)  Search this
Subject:
Nakashima, Tom 1941-  Search this
Physical description:
11 p. (some folded) : ill. (some col.) ; 23 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1990
Call number:
N6537.N33 A4 1990
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_728762

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