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Oral history interview with Lyle Ashton Harris

Interviewee:
Harris, Lyle Ashton, 1965-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Names:
American Academy in Rome -- Students  Search this
California Institute of the Arts -- Students  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) -- Students  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Baker, Houston A., Jr., 1943-  Search this
Barton, Nancy, (Artist)  Search this
Basquiat, Jean-Michel, 1960-1988  Search this
Butler, Cornelia H.  Search this
Carby, Hazel V.  Search this
Collier, Jim  Search this
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.  Search this
Geer, Tommy  Search this
Goldin, Nan, 1953-  Search this
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix, 1957-1996  Search this
Gray, Todd, 1954-  Search this
Grayson, John, 1943-  Search this
Hemphill, Essex  Search this
Julien, Isaac  Search this
Lord, Catherine, 1949-  Search this
Mapplethorpe, Robert  Search this
Mays, Vickie M.  Search this
O'Dench, Ellen  Search this
O'Meally, Jackie  Search this
O'Meally, Robert G., 1948-  Search this
Riggs, Marlon T.  Search this
Seeley, J.  Search this
Sekula, Allan  Search this
Tate, Greg  Search this
Tilton, Jack  Search this
Watson, Simon  Search this
Wilson, Millie  Search this
Woodman, Francesca, 1958-1981  Search this
Extent:
6 Items (Sound recording: 6 sound files (8 hr., 6 min.), digital, wav)
95 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
England -- London -- Description and Travel
Ghana -- Description and Travel
Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Description and Travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and Travel
Tanzania -- Description and Travel
Date:
2017 March 27-29
Scope and Contents:
An interview with Lyle Ashton Harris, conducted 2017 March 27 and 29, by Alex Fialho, for the Archives of American Art's Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project, at Harris's studio and home in New York, New York.
Harris speaks of his childhood in the Bronx; his family's influence on his race-consciousness; living in Tanzania for two years as a child and the effects on his understanding of race and sexuality; his grandfather's extensive photographic archive; contact with the South African diaspora through his step-father; attending Wesleyan University; formative experiences in London, Amsterdam, and New York in the mid-1980s; his education and development as a photographer; attending CalArts and encountering West Coast AIDS activism; encountering systemic racism in Los Angeles; close friendships with Marlon Riggs and Essex Hemphill; exhibitions of his work in New York in the early 1990s; the production of his Ektachrome Archive and his impulse to photograph daily life; his work on the Black Community AIDS Research and Education (Black C.A.R.E.) project in Los Angeles; participating in the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Program; being diagnosed with HIV and remaining asymptomatic; attending the Dia Black Popular Culture Conference in 1992; photographing and mounting "The Good Life" in 1994 and "The Watering Hole" in 1996; issues of blackness and queerness in his photographic work; his residency at the American Academy in Rome in 2000; moving to Accra, Ghana for seven years in 2005; his pedagogy as an art professor; his thoughts on the lack of voices of color in the Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic Oral History Project and in the larger power structures of the art world; and his hope that his artistic legacy will be evaluated in its proper context. Harris also recalls Jackie and Robert O'Meally, Jay Seeley, Ellen O'Dench, Francesca Woodman, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Jim Collier, Robert Mapplethorpe, Allan Sekula, Hazel Carby, Isaac Julien, Catherine Lord, Millie Wilson, Todd Gray, John Grayson, Tommy Gear, Marlon Riggs, Essex Hemphill, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Nancy Barton, Vickie Mays, Connie Butler, Greg Tate, Henry Louis Gates, Houston Baker, Nan Goldin, Jack Tilton, Simon Watson, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Lyle Ashton Harris (1965- ) is an artist who works in video, photography, and performance in New York, New York. Alex Fialho (1989- ) is a curator and arts writer and works as Programs Director for Visual AIDS in New York, New York.
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.
Occupation:
Performance artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Photographers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Video artists -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Topic:
AIDS activists  Search this
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Racism  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.harris17
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-harris17

Oral history interview with Jeffrey Deitch

Interviewee:
Deitch, Jeffrey  Search this
Creator:
McElhinney, James Lancel, 1952-  Search this
Names:
Harvard Business School -- Students  Search this
John Weber Gallery  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) -- Students  Search this
Acconci, Vito, 1940-  Search this
Andre, Carl, 1935-  Search this
Beecroft, Vanessa  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Halley, Peter  Search this
Haring, Keith  Search this
Koons, Jeff  Search this
Panza, Giuseppe  Search this
Pretto, Julian  Search this
Ray, Charles  Search this
Extent:
33 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound recordings
Interviews
Date:
2006 May 15
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Jeffrey Deitch conducted 2006 May 15, by James McElhinney, for the Archives of American Art, at Deitch Projects on Grand Street, in the SoHo neighborhood of New York, New York. Deitch discusses his childhood in Hartford, Connecticut; growing up in a family business; his experience as an exchange student in France and Japan during his teenage years; his education in economics and art history at Wesleyan University; the opening of his own local art gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts; his move to New York and his first job at the John Weber gallery as a secretary; curating an exhibition called "Lives" which described how artists use their lives as an art medium; attending Harvard Business School; moving back to New York and starting an art advisory program for Citibank in 1979; his travels to Asia; his first New York gallery opening with artists Peter Halley and Charles Ray; opening Deitch Projects in 1996; the administration of the gallery, including investing in an archivist, a financial manager, and a press liaison; incorporating popular musical acts into shows, attesting to his belief in diversity in the arts; his view of gallery publicity and criticism; art fairs versus traditional art galleries; discussion of works of art such as Tu M' (1918) by Marcel Duchamp and Edouard Manet's Bar at the Folies-Bergere (1881-82); and art education evolving into a more professional field. Deitch also recalls John Weber, Carl Andre, John Cage, Vito Acconci, Jeff Koons, Julian Pretto, Vanessa Beecroft, Virginia Dwan, Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, Keith Haring, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Jeffrey Deitch (1950- ) is an art dealer from New York, New York. James McElhinney (1952- ) is a painter and educator from New York, New York.
General:
Originally recorded on 2 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 2 digital wav files. Duration is 2 hr., 12 min.
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.
Occupation:
Art dealers -- New York (State) -- New York  Search this
Function:
Art galleries, Commercial -- Massachusetts
Genre/Form:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Identifier:
AAA.deitch06
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-deitch06

Charles W. Smiley and William Van Zandt Cox, Fishery Statistics, circa 1880

Subject:
Smiley, Charles W 1846-1926  Search this
Cox, William Van Zandt 1852-1923  Search this
Eastman National Business College (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.)  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)  Search this
United States Bureau of the Census  Search this
United States Fish Commission  Search this
Smithsonian Institution Chief Clerk  Search this
United States National Museum  Search this
International Fisheries Exhibition (1883: London, England)  Search this
Physical description:
2.15 cu. ft. (5 12x17 boxes)
Type:
Field notes
Collection descriptions
Date:
1880
Topic:
Ichthyology  Search this
Fishery products  Search this
Local number:
SIA RU007206
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_217363

Oral history interview with Lyle Ashton Harris, 2017 March 27-29

Interviewee:
Harris, Lyle Ashton, 1965-  Search this
Interviewer:
Fialho, Alex, 1989-  Search this
Subject:
Baker, Houston A., Jr.  Search this
Barton, Nancy, (Artist)  Search this
Basquiat, Jean-Michel  Search this
Butler, Cornelia H.  Search this
Carby, Hazel V.  Search this
Collier, Jim  Search this
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.  Search this
Geer, Tommy  Search this
Goldin, Nan  Search this
Gonzalez-Torres, Felix  Search this
Gray, Todd  Search this
Grayson, John  Search this
Hemphill, Essex  Search this
Julien, Isaac  Search this
Lord, Catherine  Search this
Mapplethorpe, Robert  Search this
Mays, Vickie M.  Search this
O'Dench, Ellen  Search this
O'Meally, Jackie  Search this
O'Meally, Robert G.  Search this
Riggs, Marlon T.  Search this
Seeley, J.  Search this
Sekula, Allan  Search this
Tate, Greg  Search this
Tilton, Jack  Search this
Watson, Simon  Search this
Wilson, Millie  Search this
Woodman, Francesca  Search this
American Academy in Rome  Search this
California Institute of the Arts  Search this
Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic: An Oral History Project  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)  Search this
Whitney Museum of American Art  Search this
Type:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
England -- London -- Description and travel
Ghana -- Description and travel
Netherlands -- Amsterdam -- Description and travel
New York (N.Y.) -- Description and travel
Tanzania -- Description and travel
Topic:
AIDS activists  Search this
AIDS (Disease) and the arts  Search this
Racism  Search this
African American artists  Search this
Gay artists  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)17456
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)387759
AAA_collcode_harris17
Theme:
African American
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_387759
Online Media:

Oral history interview with Jeffrey Deitch, 2006 May 15

Interviewee:
Deitch, Jeffrey, 1950-  Search this
Interviewer:
McElhinney, James, 1952-  Search this
Subject:
Acconci, Vito  Search this
Andre, Carl  Search this
Beecroft, Vanessa  Search this
Callahan, Harry M.  Search this
Dwan, Virginia  Search this
Halley, Peter  Search this
Haring, Keith  Search this
Koons, Jeff  Search this
Panza, Giuseppe  Search this
Pretto, Julian  Search this
Ray, Charles  Search this
Harvard Business School  Search this
John Weber Gallery  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)  Search this
Type:
Sound recordings
Interviews
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)13556
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)258750
AAA_collcode_deitch06
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_oh_258750
Online Media:

Curators' Annual Reports

Creator::
United States National Museum  Search this
Extent:
49 cu. ft. (98 document boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Manuscripts
Date:
1881-1964
Descriptive Entry:
The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semiannually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum to be used in preparing the published Annual Report of the United States National Museum. The individual reports, however, were not reproduced in their entirety in the published Annual Report and generally contain more information than is to be found in the published version.

Reports were stored by the Office of Correspondence and Reports (later known as the Office of Correspondence and Documents), and then by the Office of the Registrar.

Includes reports submitted to the Director of the United States National Museum by curators and administrators.
Topic:
Museums -- Administration  Search this
Museum curators  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 158, United States National Museum, Curators' Annual Reports
Identifier:
Record Unit 158
See more items in:
Curators' Annual Reports
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-faru0158
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Hubert Baker Goodrich (1887-1963)

Subject:
Goodrich, Hubert Baker 1887-1963  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)  Search this
Physical description:
Gelatin silver prints
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Zoology  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-1969]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_384247

Charles Hubbard Judd (1873-1946)

Subject:
Judd, Charles Hubbard 1873-1946  Search this
Scopes, John Thomas Trials, litigation, etc  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)  Search this
University of Leipzig  Search this
Yale University  Search this
University of Chicago  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Psychology  Search this
Evolution  Search this
Creationism  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-4535]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_306302

Walter Guyton Cady (1874-1974)

Creator:
White Studio (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Subject:
Cady, Walter G (Walter Guyton) 1874-1974  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Physics  Search this
Piezoelectricity  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0253]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_290465

Morris Barker Crawford (1852-1940)

Creator:
Pach Brothers  Search this
Subject:
Crawford, Morris Barker 1852-1940  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)  Search this
Type:
Black-and-white photographs
Topic:
Physics  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-0697]
Restrictions & Rights:
No access restrictions Many of SIA's holdings are located off-site, and advance notice is recommended to consult a collection. Please email the SIA Reference Team at osiaref@si.edu
Copyright Not Evaluated
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_296533

Minnie Evans exhibition at Wesleyan

Subject:
Evans, Minnie  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1977 October
Topic:
Exhibitions  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10591
See more items in:
Nina Howell Starr papers, circa 1933-1996
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10591

Minnie Evans exhibition at Wesleyan

Photographer:
Starr, Nina Howell, 1903-2000  Search this
Subject:
Evans, Minnie  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1977 October
Topic:
Pottery  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)10592
See more items in:
Nina Howell Starr papers, circa 1933-1996
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_10592

Flyer advertising Anni Albers' book On Weaving

Creator:
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.). Press  Search this
Subject:
Albers, Anni  Search this
Type:
Printed Materials
Date:
circa 1965
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)14190
See more items in:
Anni Albers papers, 1924-1969
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_14190
Online Media:

Loper, Samuel Ward, 1834-1910

Alternate Name:
S. Ward Loper  Search this
S. W. Loper  Search this
Forename:
Samuel  Search this
Middle Initial:
Ward  Search this
Surname:
Loper  Search this
Record type:
Personal name
Birth Date:
1834
Death Date:
1910
See more records related to affiliations:
Wesleyan university, Middletown, Conn.
Geological Survey (U.S.)
See more records associated with this person:
Loper, Samuel Ward, 1834-1910
Data Source:
Smithsonian Field Book Project
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:auth_per_fbr_EACP225

Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery [Folder]

Additional name:
Zilkha Gallery?  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.). ?Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery?  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:
Middletown (Conn.)
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_108838

The birth-time of the world : and other scientific essays / by J. Joly

Author:
Joly, John 1857-1933  Search this
David H. DeVorkin Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 306, [2] p., XXVIII leaves of plates (4 folded) : ill. ; 23 cm
Type:
Popular works
Date:
1915
[1915]
Topic:
Science  Search this
Call number:
Q171 .J65 1915
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_805379

The sun : ruler, fire, light, and life of the planetary system / by Richard A. Proctor ; with ten lithographic plates (seven-coloured) and one hundred and seven drawings on wood

Author:
Proctor, Richard A (Richard Anthony) 1837-1888  Search this
David H. DeVorkin Collection (Smithsonian Institution. Libraries) DSI  Search this
Former owner:
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
xxiv, 480 p., [11] leaves of plates (1 folded) : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Sun
Venus (Planet)
Date:
1871
Topic:
Eclipses  Search this
Transit  Search this
Call number:
QB521 .P77 1871
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_809209

Figuring the body : Nancy Bowen & Nancy Davidson

Author:
Bowen, Nancy  Search this
Davidson, Nancy  Search this
Ezra and Cecil Zilkha Gallery  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.)  Search this
Subject:
Bowen, Nancy Exhibitions  Search this
Davidson, Nancy Exhibitions  Search this
Physical description:
1 folded sheet ([6] p.) : col. ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1998
1998]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_623132

No title : [the collection of Sol LeWitt] / edited and introduced by John T. Paoletti

Author:
Paoletti, John T  Search this
LeWitt, Sol 1928-2007  Search this
Wesleyan University (Middletown, Conn.) Art Gallery  Search this
Davison Art Center  Search this
Wadsworth Atheneum  Search this
Subject:
LeWitt, Sol 1928-2007 Art collections  Search this
Physical description:
116 p. : ill. ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1981
C1981
20th century
Topic:
Arts, Modern  Search this
Conceptual art  Search this
Call number:
NX.600.C6.N6
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_653967

Block/plate/stone : what a print is / Ellen G. D'Oench, guest curator ; with the assistance of Susan Salzberg Rubin

Author:
Katonah Museum of Art  Search this
Davison Art Center  Search this
Subject:
D'Oench, Ellen  Search this
Rubin, Susan Salzberg  Search this
Physical description:
59 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Connecticut
Middletown
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Prints  Search this
Prints--Exhibitions  Search this
Call number:
NE53.M53 D38 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_553852

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