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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 99-072

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department

Records, circa 1978-1994

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department
Title: Records
Dates: circa 1978-1994
Quantity: 7 cu. ft. (7 record storage boxes)
Collection: Accession 99-072
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

These records, which are from the office of Valerie J. Fletcher, Curator of Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), primarily document Fletcher's involvement in the planning, research, and installation of the exhibition "Dreams and Nightmares: Utopian Visions in Modern Art" at HMSG in 1983-1984. During the years Fletcher worked on this exhibition, she was Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture. The records include loan agreements (with correspondence); correspondence and memoranda pertaining to exhibition planning, funding, publicity, educational outreach, and publications; research files; brochures and exhibition catalogue written by Fletcher; and photographs of the exhibition. The records also include Fletcher's monthly reports, plus additional correspondence and memoranda documenting her various curatorial activities in the Department of Painting and Sculpture and later in the Curatorial Department at HMSG.

Descriptive Entry

These records, which are from the office of Valerie J. Fletcher, Curator of Sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (HMSG), primarily document Fletcher's involvement in the planning, research, and installation of the exhibition Dreams and Nightmares: Utopian Visions in Modern Art at HMSG in 1983-1984. During the years Fletcher worked on this exhibition, she was Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculpture. The records include loan agreements (with correspondence); correspondence and memoranda pertaining to exhibition planning, funding, publicity, educational outreach, and publications; research files; brochures and exhibition catalogue written by Fletcher; and photographs of the exhibition.

The records also include Fletcher's monthly reports, plus additional correspondence and memoranda documenting her various curatorial activities in the Department of Painting and Sculpture and later in the Curatorial Department at HMSG.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 99-072, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department, Records

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Container List

Box 1

Dreams and Nightmares Utopian Visions in Modern Art - Exhibition Loan Correspondence & Agreements

Lenders List

Box 1 of 7

Invitations & Catalogs

Box 1 of 7

Loan Agreements: Insurance Values & Legalities

Box 1 of 7

Italian Futurism: European Loans

Box 1 of 7
Balla Loans
Accetti's Sant'Ellias
Marchi Loans
Mnd'AM: Russolo o/c

Italian Futurism: USA Loans

Box 1 of 7
Morton Neuman: Severini
Cleveland Museum: Severini
Zeisler: Severini o/c

British: Vorticism & Other

Box 1 of 7

RAG Loans

Box 1 of 7
Stedelijk Mus: maleviches & Van D.
Thash whitney: Chasnik Cosmos
Estorick & Indiana University & Berg = Elh.
LACMA Archal modes

Expressionism Loans

Box 1 of 7
Guggenheim Mus: Kandlinsky's
Finsterlin:Stoatsgalerie Stutt + Bletter
Hablik

Tatlin's Tower + HMSG/Estate Loans

Box 1 of 7

Utopian Loans: Bauhaus

Box 1 of 7
Shemmer's Utopia
SanFan. M. Nagy A1X
Weininger
National Gallery of Art (NGA): Schlemmer & Mondrian

Utopia: De Stijl

Box 1 of 7
Janis: Huszar & Mondrian
NGA: Mondrian
Cornell University Huszar
Houston MFA: Huszar
Baltimore: Van D.

Purism & Precisionism Loans

Box 1 of 7
Phila: Leger
Munson-Wms-Proctor: Leger
Precisionism Loans: Farber University of Rochester
Ferriss: Columbia University & p.c.

U.S.A. Arc-hal Loans

Box 1 of 7
B. Fuller
Kiesler
Insley

Dystopia: Loans 1910's-1950's only

Box 1 of 7
Silverman: Meidner o/c
Fishman private collection
Fishman: German Expressionism (Z Meidner & Hoerle)
Kunstamm-Nordheim Wesfalen, Dussledorf// Grosz//Wichita
Engel
Whitney Museum: Blume & 2 Poszaks

Dystopia: Loans 1950's

Box 1 of 7
Mnmnt. To Unk Political prisoner: Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) (Butler) & Tate
(Minguzzi)
O'Higgins, Myron
Steinberg: Pace Gallery
Baskin: Smith College
M.M.A Tooker National Museum of American Art (NMAA) p.c.

Loans: Dystopia 1960's-1970's U.S.A.

Box 1 of 7
University of South Florida Landau
Cordier & Ekstrom N. Grossman
Moran Trova see also Beq.
Twining Gallery Leibman p.c.
Morris

Dystopia Loans: Europe 1960's-1970's

Box 1 of 7
Mooy
Anzo
Hrdlicka
Bayrle
Diehl
Kraus
Holtz & Lerch (video)

Loans Refused or n.i.c.

Box 1 of 7

Loans Dropped

Box 1 of 7

Box 2

Dreams and Nightmares Utopian Visions in Modern Art - Exhibition Preparations, Funding, Related Events Publicity, Educational Brochure, Catalogue

Exhibition: Administration/Organization

Box 2 of 7
Prospectives
Memos (Miscellaneous) & Progress Reports
HMSG Administrative
Tour

Exhibition: Budget & Funding

Box 2 of 7
Funding: Office of development & other
Budget late changes

Related events

Box 2 of 7
SI Office of Symposia
Associates: Film Series & Class

Media: Radio and TV - Published review and 3 articles

Box 2 of 7

Installation Photos (Valerie Fletcher)

Box 2 of 7

Hand out

Box 2 of 7

Dreams & Nightmares, Fletcher (Book)

Box 2 of 7

Exhibition Catalogue

Box 2 of 7

Xerox's of Photos

Box 2 of 7

Photos: Comp-s - Bel Geddes picture

Box 2 of 7

Comp-s-Dystopia - Dystopia Comp Photographs

Box 2 of 7

Thematic: Machines/Technology - Addenda: Utopia: Ac:/Technology

Box 2 of 7

Mystical/Spiritual

Box 2 of 7
General and Biblio
Futurism
Russia
Kandinsky
German Expressionism (Except Kandinsky)
De Still
France
USA (Except Rebay/Bauer - Kandinsky File)

Checklist: Current

Box 2 of 7

Utopia general

Box 2 of 7
Film
Theatre

Utopian Literature

Box 2 of 7

Abstraction (General)

Box 2 of 7

Utopian Architecture & City (General)

Box 2 of 7

Box 3

Dreams and Nightmares Utopian Visions in Modern Art - Exhibition Research Files, Utopian Art (European: Italian, Russian/Soviet)

Sources on More than One Group

Box 3 of 7
(See also spiritual, tech, abstract)
Visions of Totality: Lissitzky, M-Nagt, Van
Mansbach Doesburg
Bauhaus & Dada (Greensberg's, Artists & Revolution)

Italian Futurism Manifestatos & Architecture

Box 3 of 7
Futurists Manifestatos
Futurism: General
Futurism: Performing Arts (Film, etc.) & photography
Futurism: Architecture

Italian Futurism: Balla

Box 3 of 7

Italian Futurism

Box 3 of 7
Others: Boccioni, Carra; Russok, Severini, Soffic, Dudrevini
Marchi
Depero
Prampolini & Pannaggi & Palaoini
Others: 2nd futurism: Azari, Diulgheroff, Fillia, Marasco, Pozzo, and others

Russian Avant-Garde (RAG) (General)

Box 3 of 7
Russian; General Writing & Bibliogrpahy
RAG: Theatre, Film; Lit.; Photog. (See also Popova & others)
RAG (Architecture)

Supremative: Malevich

Box 3 of 7
Malevich: Works
Malevich: Writings by
Malevich: Writings about

Supprematism: Chasnik, Klivn, para, Suetin

Box 3 of 7
I. Chasnik
G. Kucis
Others: Puni, N. Leger, Klivn Suetin

Russian: El Lissitizky - El Lissitzky: works

Box 3 of 7

RAG Constructivism (also Architecture)

Box 3 of 7
V. Talt in needs work: define constructivism
Russian: Rodchenko
Popova & Stpeanova (Rodchenko's wife)
Russian: Gabo & Persner

Eastern Europe

Box 3 of 7

Bibliography - General (Both)

Box 3 of 7

Utopia: German Expressionism: PTG

Box 3 of 7

Utopian: German Expressionism Architecture General

Box 3 of 7
Arbeitsratfurkinst & Exh. Unk architects
Glaserne Kette

German: Expressionism: Architecture

Box 3 of 7
Finsternlin
Luckhardt & Kragl & Poelzig
Hablik
Mendelsohn
Mies van der Rohe
Scharoun

German Expressionism: Architecture

Box 3 of 7
Scheerbart
Bletter Ph.D
Taut

German: Bauhaus

Box 3 of 7

Box 4

Dreams and Nightmares Utopian Visions in Modern Art - Exhibition Research Files, Utopian Art (German, Dutch, French)

Bauhaus: Individual Artists

Box 4 of 7
Albers
Baver
Breuer
Feiniger
Gropius
Itten
Kandinsky

Bauhaus Individual Artists

Box 4 of 7
Meyer
M. Nagy
Moholy-Nagy
Schlemmer
Weininger
Bauhaus
Bauhaus: Student Works (including Baumeister)

Dutch: De Stijl

Box 4 of 7
De Stijl: Miscellaneous Artists (Arps, Del Marle, Domela, Moss, Zwart.)
Huszar
Van Doesburg

Mondrian - French: Architecture

Box 4 of 7

French Purism

Box 4 of 7
Purism: Le Corbuster
Ozenfant
Purism: Related Artists (Baumeister: see Bauhaus Students)

French Purism: Leger & related artist

Box 4 of 7
Purism: Leger
Purism: General (Primary Sources) (Exh-s & Books)

American 1912-1940

Box 4 of 7
Machine (and Miscellaneous)
USA: Abstraction (including Roszack)
Abstract art Rosack

USA Architecture: 1920-1950

Box 4 of 7
American Architect: Ferriss
USA: Precisionism
Precisionism: Lozowick
Precisionism: Sheeler
Precisionism: Miscellaneous Artists
American Architect: B. Fuller

American Architect: Miscellaneous (Including Frank Lloyd Wright)

Box 4 of 7

Frank Lloyd Wright

Box 4 of 7

USA World's Fairs - San Francisco (1939)/Chicago (1939)

Box 4 of 7

Box 5

Dreams and Nightmares Utopian Visions in Modern Art - Exhibition Research Files, Utopian Art (American, Recent Int)

USA: Design (Industrial) - N. Bel Geddes

Box 5 of 7

Kiesler. F

Box 5 of 7

Insley

Box 5 of 7

Soler

Box 5 of 7

Utopian 1960's-1970's - Utopian: USA 1950's-1970's

Box 5 of 7

Utopian 1960's-1970's, Architecture - Constant

Box 5 of 7

European 1950's-1970's

Box 5 of 7

Anti-Utopia: General (including Architecture and Film)

Box 5 of 7
Dystopia: Architecture
Performing Arts: Film etc.
Dystopia: Sci - Tech

Anti-Utopian: Literature

Box 5 of 7

Dada

Box 5 of 7

Dystopian: German Expressionism 1910-1930

Box 5 of 7

Dystopian: German: Grosz, Geo

Box 5 of 7

German: New ObjectivityDystopian: Dada: German (Hausmann & Hoch)

Box 5 of 7
Cologne Progressives: Hoelre & Seivert et al.
Nave Sachlichkeit; Miscellaneous Artists
Nerlinger (s)

German: New Objectivity amd Miscellaneous and Architecture - Grossberg

Box 5 of 7

Mnmt to Unknown Political Prisoner

Box 5 of 7

Rejected Artists (European)

Box 5 of 7
Epstein, Jacob: Rock Drill
Mexican
European: General and Miscellaneous 1940's, 1950's
Paolozz/ British Pop Art

Dystopia 1960's-1970's: German & Eastern Europe (See also Political Art)

Box 5 of 7
Miscellaneous German Artist: aeppli Bensu Erdern, Hutter Hourtmetz, Loewig, Schultze, Seifried-M. Stack.
Bayrle
Diehl
Hidlicka, Alfred

Dystopia: 1960's-1970's Hispanio

Box 5 of 7
Hispanic: General and alphabetical
Canogar
Anzo
Genoves
Martinez

Box 6

Dreams and Nightmares Utopian Visions in Modern Art - Exhibition Research Files, Dystopian Art (General Literature, European Art, American Art)

Dystopian 1960-1970's France Lewlands Europe: Britain

Box 6 of 7
Kitaj Bacon - Britain
Tinguely (Swiss/France)
Van hoeydonck

General Dystopia

Box 6 of 7
Humanism
Political Radicalism
Post Modernism

Anti-Utopia 1930's-1940's USA

Box 6 of 7
USA General 1930's Social Realism & other
Blume, Peter
USA Post War General

Anti-Utopia USA 1950's

Box 6 of 7
Baskin, L
Hirsh, Joseph
Rozak, Theo
Ben, Shahn
Steinberg, S

Anti-Utopia

Box 6 of 7
Golos, Leon
Grossman, Nacy
Kienhole, Edu
Landau, Jacob
Miscellaneous Artists, Liebmean, Levine, Meltzott (Pascke, Rice, Rosotsky)

Rejected Artists USA 1950's-1960's

Box 6 of 7
Miscellaneous Artists
American Pop-Art: Segal, Linder, etc. (See also British Pop-Art)

Dystopia - 1980's

Box 6 of 7
Ronald Feldman Gallery
Morris, Rober
Nuclear Bomb
Monthly Work Reports, 1978-1979
Monthly Work Reports, 1979 (See also Correspondence)
Monthly Work Reports, 1980-1981
Bi-Monthly Work Reports, 1982
Work Reports, 1986-1988
Correspondence From Colleagues
Rutgers University
Correspondence - 1994
Correspondence - 1993
Correspondence - 1992
Correspondence - 1991
Correspondence - 1990
Correspondence - 1989
Correspondence - 1988
Correspondence - 1987 (non-Giac)
Correspondence - 1986
Correspondence - 1985

Box 7

Bi-Monthly and Monthly Work Reports, Calenders, Correspondence 1978-1994, Memos 1978-1994

Correspondence - 1982-1984

Box 7 of 7

Memo - 1994

Box 7 of 7

Exhibits: Gallery Changes (1992-1994) (Amb-s)

Box 7 of 7

Memo - 1993

Box 7 of 7

Memo - 1992

Box 7 of 7

Memo - 1991

Box 7 of 7

Memos - 1990

Box 7 of 7

Memos - 1989

Box 7 of 7

Memos - 1987-1988

Box 7 of 7

Memos - 1986

Box 7 of 7

Memos - 1985

Box 7 of 7

Memos - 1984 (not Exh-s, acq-s)

Box 7 of 7

Memos - 1982-1983 (not UV)

Box 7 of 7

Memos

Box 7 of 7

Memos (1981: CM sabbatical)

Box 7 of 7

New Acquisitions by Valerie Fletcher

Box 7 of 7

Acquisitions (Valerie Fletcher): 1986-1989

Box 7 of 7

Acquisitions (Valerie Fletcher): 1984-1985

Box 7 of 7

Third Floor Reinstallation

Box 7 of 7

Reinstallation: II

Box 7 of 7

86-9 Gallery Changes

Box 7 of 7

Plaza & Garden

Box 7 of 7

Lower Level Installation

Box 7 of 7