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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 02-056

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - American Art

Curatorial Records, 1984-2000

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - American Art
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1984-2000
Quantity: 6 cu. ft. (6 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 02-056
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records document the curatorial activities of Linda Merrill, Curator. Programmatic files include the development and execution of exhibitions, lectures, participation in professional activities, and the study and care of the American art collection, docent training, and publication activities. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, reference material, writings, slides, and video and audio tapes.

Descriptive Entry

These records document the curatorial activities of Linda Merrill, Curator. Programmatic files include the development and execution of exhibitions, lectures, participation in professional activities, and the study and care of the American art collection, docent training, and publication activities.

Materials include correspondence and memoranda, reference material, writings, slides, and video and audio tapes.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-056, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Curatorial - American Art, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

Winged Figures April-September 1999

Box 1 of 6
Winged Figures - Conservation

Whistler Paintings 1998

Box 1 of 6
Whistler Paintings - Proposal
Whistler Paintings - Labels

Whistler Prints July 3, 1998-Summer 2000

Box 1 of 6
Whistler Prints - Docent Training
Whistler Prints - Correspondence/Comments
Whistler Prints - Misc. Notes

Peacock Room Lecture Series 1998

Box 1 of 6
Peacock Lecture Room Series - Letters of Invitation
Peacock Room Lecture Series - Fundraising
Peacock Room Lecture Series - Public Affairs
Peacock Room Lecture Series - Proposal

Guest Lectures

Box 1 of 6
W.Kaplan, "Art for Art's Sake: The Aesthetic Interior," 26 Mar. 1998
L. Glazer, "Dewing, Tryon & the Aesthetic Ensemble," 11 Mar. 1996
T. Wantanabe, "Whistler & Japan: A Reassessment." 14 Sept.1995
N. Thorp, 'Whistler in the Nineties," FGA 28 April 1994

Whistler Symposia, 1995-96

Box 1 of 6
Tate Symposium, December 1994
NPG/NGA Whistler Symposium, 2-3 June 1995
Whistler Publications

Whistler

Box 1 of 6
Whistler: Print and Drawings
Whistler: Illustrated Letters
Whistler: Provenance
Whistler: FGA Collection
Whistler: NMAA Collection
Whistler - Tate Gallery 1994; NGA 1995
In Pursuit of the Butterfly - NPG 1995
Whistler: Exhibition List
Whistler: Miscellaneous
Whistler: Graphics
Whistler Butterfly Signatures

Frames

Box 1 of 6
Frames: Articles
Whistler Frames: JMW Correspondences
Frames: Correspondence
Frames: Related Events

Conservation

Box 1 of 6
GUL Correspondence
Whistler: Letters Project with GUL

Choice Spirits 24 September 1996-

Box 1 of 6
Choice Spirits: Conservation [1995]
Choice Spirits: Contract, 11 May, 1995

Dewing Symposium, 28 Sept 1996 Aesthetic Value in the Gilded Age

Box 1 of 6
Dewing symposium: Mary Morain [1996]
Dewing symposium: Organization [1996]
Dewing symposium: Program [1996]
Dewing symposium: Budget [1995-1996]
Dewing symposium: Fundraising [1995-1996]
Dewing symposium: Mailing List [1995-1996]
Dewing symposium: Speakers [1996]

Box 2

Dewing Symposium, 28 Sept 1996 Aesthetic Value in the Gilded Age

Box 2 of 6
Banta, Martha [1996]
Becker, Jack [1996]
Curry, David Park [1996]
Gallati, Barbara Dayer [1996]
Hobbs, Susan [1996]
Lears, T.J. Jackson [1996]
Glazer, Lee [1996]
Yount, Sylvia [1996]

Dewing Piano

Box 2 of 6
Dewing Piano: Concert [1996]
Dewing Piano: Inaugural Concert
[1987-1995]
Dewing Piano: Correspondence [1994-1996]

Winslow Homer Installation, October 1995

Box 2 of 6
Homer: Conservation [1995]

Art for Art's Sake August 1997-

Box 2 of 6
Art for Arts Sake - Teacher's Workshop, 3.12.98 [1997-1998]
Art for Arts Sake - Docents [1997]
Art for Arts Sake - Point of View 2.10.98 [1997-1998]

Freer Reinstallation - Labels [1992]

Box 2 of 6

Freer Reinstallation - The Building [1992-1993]

Box 2 of 6

Freer Reinstallation - Freer Exhibit [1992]

Box 2 of 6

Freer Reinstallation Floor Plan [1992-1993]

Box 2 of 6

Freer Reinstallation - Galleries 1-4 Final Galleys 12-3-92 [1992]\

Box 2 of 6

Freer Reinstallation - Corridors [1992-1q1993]

Box 2 of 6

Freer Reinstallation - Labels [1992]

Box 2 of 6

Freer Book [1993]

Box 2 of 6

Freer Book [1989-1993]

Box 2 of 6

Freer Reinstallation [1989-1991]

Box 2 of 6

Freer Reinstallation

Box 2 of 6

Freer Labels [1989-1991]

Box 2 of 6

American Art Installations, 1981-1984

Box 2 of 6

Acquired Taste: Selections from the American Collection, 1986-88

Box 2 of 6

Thomas Wilmer Dewing, 1985-88

Box 2 of 6

Arrangement in Yellow and Gold, 1986-88

Box 2 of 6

Freer Reinstallation, 1993-95

Box 2 of 6

Proposed Freer Symposium

Box 2 of 6

Smithson Society - March 1993

Box 2 of 6

Docent Training 1986

Box 2 of 6

Docent Training 1987

Box 2 of 6

Docent Training 1988-89

Box 2 of 6

Docent Training 1989

Box 2 of 6

Docent Training 1992

Box 2 of 6

Docent Training 1993

Box 2 of 6

Docent Training 1995

Box 2 of 6

Renovation Brochure

Box 2 of 6

Professional Framers' Association 1988

Box 2 of 6

Smithsonian Universe (1992)

Box 2 of 6

Box 3

"Lines in Pleasant Places" Baltimore 1987

Box 3 of 6

"Acquired Taste" Mary Washington College 1987

Box 3 of 6

"Acquired Taste" Smith College 1987

Box 3 of 6

"James McNeill Whistler" Sotheby's, 1988

Box 3 of 6

"Distant Relations" Sackler, 1989

Box 3 of 6

"Burne" - Jones and the Beguiling of History" Chicago, 1989

Box 3 of 6

Freer & Whistler - Sackler 1989

Box 3 of 6

Fine Arts Commissions - Remarks 1990

Box 3 of 6

Freer & Sackler Visiting Committees, 1991

Box 3 of 6

Sotheby's Works of Art Program

Box 3 of 6

"Recollections of Tranquility" Sackler, 1991

Box 3 of 6

"Cleaning Whistler's Peacock Room" RAP, 1991

Box 3 of 6

"Restoring Harmony to the Peacock Room" New York 1991

Box 3 of 6

"A Pot of Paint" RAP, 1992

Box 3 of 6

"Art and Money" - Freer Gallery 1993

Box 3 of 6

"The Gentle Art of Patronage" - Bowdoin College 1993

Box 3 of 6

"Restoring Harmony to Whistler's Peacock Room" NMAA, 1992

Box 3 of 6

"Truth and Consequences" Northwestern University, 1993

Box 3 of 6

"America Meets Asia" Freer Gallery 1993

Box 3 of 6

"Trial and Error" Phoenix 1993

Box 3 of 6

"Whistler's Peacock Room Revisited," Antiques (June 1993)

Box 3 of 6

"James McNeill Whistler," The 1890's (1993)

Box 3 of 6

The Gentle Art of Patronage" Philips Collection, 1993

Box 3 of 6

"Art and Money" RAP, 1993

Box 3 of 6

"Whistler and the lange lijzen," Burlington Magazine (October 1994)

Box 3 of 6

"Freer." American National Biography

Box 3 of 6

"Trial and Error" Rochester, 1993

Box 3 of 6

Whistler's Peacock Room: History and Conservation - Washington Conservation Guild, October 1993

Box 3 of 6

"Art and Money" SNAP, April 1994

Box 3 of 6

"Art and Money" - National Academy of Sciences, April 1994

Box 3 of 6

"Burne-Jones and the Beguiling of History" tate (Oct. 1994)

Box 3 of 6

"Patterns of Patronage: Leyland, Freer, and the Medici" Tate Gallery December 1994

Box 3 of 6

"At Home with the Peacock Room" Mark Twain House, March 1995

Box 3 of 6

"James McNeill Whistler and Japan," American Art Review, 1995

Box 3 of 6

Southern Living, 1996

Box 3 of 6

"Art and Money": Leisure World, May 1996

Box 3 of 6

Encyclopedia of Interior Design

Box 3 of 6

"The Freer Problem," Dialogue II - March 1997

Box 3 of 6

"Whistler's Peacock Room: An Essay in Aestheticism." Harn Art Museum, 2.11.98

Box 3 of 6

"The Dilettante Stalks Abroad: Whistler versus Wilde," Baltimore, 2.26.98

Box 3 of 6

"Competing Connoisseurs." NYU conference, 5.9.98

Box 3 of 6

"Charles Augustus Howell," Dictionary of National Biography, March 1996

Box 3 of 6

"Trials and Tribulations: Whistler in 1878" Art Institute of Chicago, 5 June 1998

Box 3 of 6

"Whistler v. Ruskin: Aesthetic on Trial" Whistler House, 14 October 1998

Box 3 of 6

"The Dilettante Stalks Abroad: Whistler versus Wilde." FGA 11.3.97

Box 3 of 6

"Peacocks with a Past" Freer Gallery 1998, GUL 1998

Box 3 of 6

Box 4

Peacock Room, BGC, Nov.1998

Box 4 of 6

Princess and the Peacock

Box 4 of 6
Hyperion Books for Children, Spring 1993
Reviews, etc. [1993-1997]
Contract [1992-1994]
Correspondence [1991-1994]
Royalties [1993-1997]
In House Correspondence [1992-1997]

Mr. Whistler's Ten O'Clock (1885) [Lecture]

Box 4 of 6
Correspondence [1993-1994]
Ten O'Clock
Ten O'Clock

A Pot of Paint

Box 4 of 6
Contract [1988;1998]
Reviews [1992-1993]
Royalties [1993-1996]
Reprint [1993]
Regent's Publication Fellowship [1987-1991]
SI Press Correspondence [1990-1991]
Miscellaneous Correspondence [1991-1995]
Pascal Correspondence [1991]
Advertisements [1992-1994]
Magnusfilms [1992-1993]

With Kindest Regards (1995)

Box 4 of 6
With Kindest Regards: Complimentary Copies [1994-1995]
With Kindest Regards: GUL [1994]
With Kindest Regards: Miscellaneous [1996]
With Kindest Regards: Proposal [1993]
With Kindest Regards: Publishers [1993-1994]
With Kindest Regards: SI Press [1994]
With Kindest Regards: Style Sheet
With Kindest Regards: Reviews [1994-1995]

Whistler's Scholar's Colloquium 1 June 1995

Box 4 of 6
Abstracts [1995]
Accommodation [1995]
Attendees [1995]
Fundraising [1994-1995]
Photographs
Program [1995]
Berman, Avis [1994-1995]
Broun, Elizabeth [1994-1995]
Chamber, Emma [1994-1995]
De Montfort, Patricia [1993-1995]
Enaud, Isabelle [1995]
Glazer, Lee [1994-1995]
Goebel, Catherine Carter [1994-1995]
Memoranda, internal [1995]
Siewert, John [1994-1995]
Stoner, Joyce Hill [1994-1995]
Thorp, Nigel [1994-1995]
Winans, Joseph [1995-1996]
Office of Fellowships and Grants [1994-1995]

British Embassy Reception, 31 May 1995

Box 4 of 6
Reception: Correspondence [1994-1995]
Reception: Invitations [1995]
Receptions: Photographs

Box 5

Omnibus: the Gentle Art of Making Enemies, Oct. 1994 BBC [Betacam Videotape, and duplicate viewing copy]

Box 5 of 6

BBC Broadcast - 1997 [audio tape]

Box 5 of 6

Rotation [1993]

Box 5 of 6

Miscellaneous [1989-1992]

Box 5 of 6

Arrangement in White and Yellow 2000 [Cancelled]

Box 5 of 6
Arrangement in White and Yellow - Installation [1987;1997]
Arrangement in White and Yellow - Venues [1997]
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond
Arrangement in White and Yellow - Misc. Correspondence [1996-1998]
Arrangement in White and Yellow - Public Affairs [1998-1999]
Arrangement in White and Yellow - Object List
Arrangement in White and Yellow - Exhibition Proposal [1994;1997]
Arrangement in White and Yellow - Interactive proposal 3.2.98 [1998]

Whistler and Japan May - December 1995

Box 5 of 6
Whistler and Japan: Brochures [1995-1996]
Whistler and Japan: Butterflies [1995]
Whistler and Japan: Chronology [1995-1996]
Whistler and Japan: Calendar [1995]
Whistler and Japan: Conservation [1994]
Whistler and Japan: Docents [1995]
Whistler and Japan: Dragonfly
Whistler and Japan: Exhibition Documentation Project [1995]
Whistler and Japan: Exhibition Proposal [1993-1994]
Frames
Fuji-Xerox Dinner 3 April 1995
Fundraising [1994-1994]
ImaginAsia
Installation [1994-1996]
Japanese Art [1994-1996]
Opening [1994-1995]
Press [1995]
Smithson Society Grant [1992-1995]
Teachers' Workshop [1995]
WCSA [1993-1995]

[An Ideal Country - Correspondence/Permission to Publish 1986-1989]

Box 5 of 6

Exhibition [1988]

Box 5 of 6

Tryon Frames

Box 5 of 6

Tryon: Conservation [1988-1989]

Box 5 of 6

Tryon - quotations

Box 5 of 6

Antiques [1990]

Box 5 of 6

[Tryon - University Press of New England]

Box 5 of 6

Tryon Books [Correspondence 1990-1991]

Box 5 of 6

D.W. Tryon - Public Collections

Box 5 of 6

[Tryon - Inquiries]

Box 5 of 6

[Tryon - Inquiries] [1986-1990]

Box 5 of 6

Box 6

Tryon Paintings: Location Unknown [slides]

Box 6 of 6

Tryon Collection: Smith College

Box 6 of 6

Smith College - Paintings

Box 6 of 6

Smith College - Drawings

Box 6 of 6

Smith College - Sketch Portfolios

Box 6 of 6

Smith College Archives [1989]

Box 6 of 6

Smith College - Deaccessioned

Box 6 of 6

Smith College Museum - Correspondence [1986-1990]

Box 6 of 6

Smith College Libraries [1986]

Box 6 of 6

Tryon at Smith/Draft

Box 6 of 6

Archives of American Art [1982]

Box 6 of 6

Belden Relations

Box 6 of 6

Cheney, Mary M. - Minneapolis Inst. [1986]

Box 6 of 6

Connecticut Historical Society [1986]

Box 6 of 6

Conservation/ Technique [1987]

Box 6 of 6

Exhibition List

Box 6 of 6

Freer Gallery of Art

Box 6 of 6

Freer Rejects: Tryon

Box 6 of 6

Frick Art Reference Library New York, NY [1987]

Box 6 of 6

South Dartmouth, MA [1986]

Box 6 of 6

Missouri Historical Society - St. Louis, MO [1986]

Box 6 of 6

D.W. Tryon - Photographs

Box 6 of 6

New Bedford

Box 6 of 6

Northampton, MA

Box 6 of 6

Obituaries, etc.

Box 6 of 6

Oriental Influence

Box 6 of 6

Pastels/Paper Colors

Box 6 of 6

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

Box 6 of 6

Reading List

Box 6 of 6

Reproductions

Box 6 of 6

A. Schillings

Box 6 of 6

F.F. Sherman

Box 6 of 6

Delia Roberts Tryon

Box 6 of 6

Tryon Relations

Box 6 of 6

Tryon Estate (Alice B. Tryon)

Box 6 of 6

Private Collections: Tryon Paintings [1986-1989]

Box 6 of 6

Private Collections: Tryon Paintings [1986-1989]

Box 6 of 6

Early Exhibitions

Box 6 of 6

Exhibitions, misc. [1986]

Box 6 of 6

Whistler Exhibition - 1984 Installation [Slides]

Box 6 of 6