Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications
Productions, circa 1982-1987
This accession consists of audiovisual records created during the production of "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" and "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art." "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" is a 29-minute film finished in 1982 exploring the growth of impressionism in America during the nineteenth century. Featured artists include Childe Hassam, Theodore Robinson, and William Merritt Chase. Materials include 1" magnetic tape master and 16 mm final audio mix master, English and remixed versions. "In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists" was awarded the1982 Bronze Cindy from the Information Film Producers of America and the 1981 Bronze Chris Plaque from the Columbus Film Festival. It premiered in Paris and toured Europe before being marketed as a home video beginning in 1995. "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art" is a 30-minute educational film completed in 1987 chronicling the unique role of archives in documenting the history of American art. The film was used by the Archives of American Art for fundraising activities. Material includes copy of 16 mm final audio mix. "From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art" was awarded 2nd place at the 1988 American Film and Video Festival and won the 1989 CINE Golden Eagle Award.
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This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Hassam, Childe, 1859-1935
- Robinson, Theodore, 1852-1896
- Chase, William Merritt, 1849-1916
- Archives of American Art
- In Open Air: A Portrait of the American Impressionists (Motion picture : 1982)
- From Reliable Sources: The Archives of American Art (Motion picture : 1987)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 02-170, Smithsonian Institution. Office of Telecommunications, Productions