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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 03-043

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division

Curatorial Records, 1976-1999 and undated

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division
Title: Curatorial Records
Dates: 1976-1999 and undated
Quantity: 3 cu. ft. (3 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 03-043
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the curatorial activities of Frank Gettings, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1969-1999. Some exhibitions curated by Frank Gettings for the Hirshhorn included: "Picasso's Etchings: Selections from the Museum's Collection" (1975); "Robert Rauschenberg: Stoned Moon Series"(1976); "Art Deco Posters from the Library of Congress" (1980); "Raphael Soyer: Sixty-five Years of Printmaking" (1982); "Picasso Linocuts from the Museum's Collection (1991), and "WORKS: Different Drummers" (1988). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notebooks, writings, research notes, brochures, artwork purchase proposals, valuations, collection lists, photographs of Gettings, and exhibition proposals. Please note that image files comprised of photos, slides and transparencies of individual works of art were transferred to Anna Brooke, Librarian for the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, for inclusion in the museum's artist study files.

Descriptive Entry

This accession consists of records that document the curatorial activities of Frank Gettings, Curator of Prints and Drawings at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 1969-1999. Some exhibitions curated by Frank Gettings for the Hirshhorn included: Picasso's Etchings: Selections from the Museum's Collecion (1975); Robert Rauschenberg: Stoned Moon Series (1976); Art Deco Posters from the Library of Congress (1980); Raphael Soyer: Sixty-five Years of Printmaking (1982); Picasso Linocuts from the Museum's Collection (1991), and WORKS: Different Drummers (1988). Materials include correspondence, memoranda, notebooks, writings, research notes, brochures, artwork purchase proposals, valuations, collection lists, photographs of Gettings, and exhibition proposals.

Image files comprised of photos, slides and transparencies of individual works of art were transferred to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library, for inclusion in the museum's artist study files.

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Preferred Citation

Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 03-043, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Department of Public Programs/Curatorial Division, Curatorial Records

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Container List

Box 1

Notebooks

c. 1981-1982

Box 1 of 3

c. 1983 "Drawings Since 1974" (working title) 10th Anniversary of Hirshhorn

Box 1 of 3

1/10/1983 - 2/10/1984

Box 1 of 3

2/10/1984 - 11/15/1984 (approx.)

Box 1 of 3

11/16/1984 - 8/28/1985

Box 1 of 3

4/1986 - approx. 8/1986

Box 1 of 3

8/14/1986 - 1/1987

Box 1 of 3

1/1987 - 5/1987

Box 1 of 3

5/12/1987 - 7/24/1987

Box 1 of 3

7/25/1987 - around 1/1988

Box 1 of 3

12/1987 - 6/16/1988

Box 1 of 3

10/1988 - 5/4/1988

Box 1 of 3

5/1989 - 10/31/1989

Box 1 of 3

11/3/1989 - 6/8/1989

Box 1 of 3

5/1990 - 12/1990

Box 1 of 3

11/1990 (starting w/ Wyoming) - 8/21/1991

Box 1 of 3

8/21/1991 - 8/28/1992

Box 1 of 3

8/28/1992 - 10/11/1993

Box 1 of 3

Box 2

Incoming and Outgoing Correspondence

Undated

Box 2 of 3

1976

Box 2 of 3

1978

Box 2 of 3

1980-1999

Box 2 of 3

Box 3

Subject Files

Vito Acconci: Didactic lower level

Box 3 of 3

Clyde Connell

Box 3 of 3

Wyoming Tour

Box 3 of 3

Subject Files/Hirshhorn Exhibitions: Invitation and Brochures

DIRECTIONS: Sue Coe March 17-June 19, 1994 (2 invitations)

Box 3 of 3

DIRECTIONS: Martin Kippenberger: Works on Paper July 20-October 22, 1995 (2 brochures)

Box 3 of 3

Artists and Models: Portraits from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (3 brochures)

Box 3 of 3

Directions: Juliao Sarmento: Fundamental Accuracy February 4-June 20, 1999 (1 brochure)

Box 3 of 3

Mary Cassatt: "The Pensive Reader"

Box 3 of 3

Andrew Wyeth: "Waiting for McGinley"

Box 3 of 3

20th Century Catalog: 2nd File

Box 3 of 3

Quality, Etc.

Box 3 of 3

Everett Shinn: "The Door, Paris"

Box 3 of 3

Mark Tobey

Box 3 of 3

William Merritt Chase: In the Studio (Interior: Young Woman Standing)

Box 3 of 3

Pablo Picasso: "Portrait of Dora Maar"

Box 3 of 3

Robert Delaunay: "Study for the Portrait of Phillippe Soupault

Box 3 of 3

Edwin Dickinson

Box 3 of 3

George Grosz: "Thunderbeard (Donnerbart) A Man with Opinion

Box 3 of 3

David Hockney

Box 3 of 3

Taipei

Box 3 of 3

Cy Twombly

Box 3 of 3

Yvonne Jacquette: "Three Mile Island, Night 1"

Box 3 of 3

Jess (Collins)

Box 3 of 3

Jasper Johns: " Numbers 0-Nine"

Box 3 of 3

Walter Murch: "Still Life"

Box 3 of 3

Notes: 20th Anniversary Book

Box 3 of 3

Robert Moskowitz

Box 3 of 3

Louis Lozowick: "Machine Ornament #2"

Box 3 of 3

Gino Severini

Box 3 of 3

Albert Bierstadt: "Coastal Scene" (West Indies)

Box 3 of 3

Subject Files

James T Demetrion - 1/15/1991 Conversation

Box 3 of 3

NASM - Art Advisory Committee

Box 3 of 3

Frank Gettings - CV c. 1991

Box 3 of 3

Note and Sketch from Bill Anthony

Box 3 of 3

Artist Essays including:

Box 3 of 3
Berman
Jimenez
Conner
Helm
Jensen
Jess
Saul
"Different Drummers" (exhibition)

Wyoming Council on the Arts - Juror

Box 3 of 3

Collections Review: March 31, 1993

Box 3 of 3

New York Visit - December 13-15, 1990

Box 3 of 3

1993 DeKooning Insurance

Box 3 of 3

Wyoming

Box 3 of 3

WESTAF (Western States Arts Federation), Santa Fe (WESTAF/NEA Panel)

Box 3 of 3