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Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives

Accession 97-102

National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department

Exhibition Records, 1982-1994

Repository: Smithsonian Institution Archives, Washington, D.C. Contact us at osiaref@si.edu.
Creator: National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department
Title: Exhibition Records
Dates: 1982-1994
Quantity: 1 cu. ft. (1 record storage box)
Collection: Accession 97-102
Language of Materials: English
Summary:

This accession consists of records that document the exhibition "Jacob Kainen" that was held at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) from September 10, 1993 to January 2, 1994. Virginia M. Mecklenburg, Chief Curator of the NMAA Curatorial Department, and Guest Curator Walter Hopps, who was Curator of The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, curated the exhibition. After closing at NMAA, the exhibition traveled to the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where it was shown from January 21 to March 28, 1994; and to the Equitable Gallery of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, New York, New York, where it was shown from July 1 to October 1, 1994. These records document all aspects of the show, and include a prospectus; research files; correspondence with the guest curator, lenders, and the Kainen family; lender files; checklists; photographs and slides of the artwork; label copy; brochure and catalog texts; press clippings; and agreements with the tour host galleries. Most of the files date from 1991 to 1994, but some research files contain interviews with Kainen that date from 1982.

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This accession consists of records that document the exhibition Jacob Kainen that was held at the National Museum of American Art (NMAA) from September 10, 1993 to January 2, 1994. Virginia M. Mecklenburg, Chief Curator of the NMAA Curatorial Department, and Guest Curator Walter Hopps, who was Curator of The Menil Collection, Houston, Texas, curated the exhibition. After closing at NMAA, the exhibition traveled to the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, where it was shown from January 21 to March 28, 1994; and to the Equitable Gallery of the Equitable Life Assurance Society, New York, New York, where it was shown from July 1 to October 1, 1994.

The records document all aspects of the show, and include a prospectus; research files; correspondence with the guest curator, lenders, and the Kainen family; lender files; checklists; photographs and slides of the artwork; label copy; brochure and catalog texts; press clippings; and agreements with the tour host galleries. Most of the files date from 1991 to 1994, but some research files contain interviews with Kainen that date from 1982.

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Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-102, National Museum of American Art. Curatorial Department, Exhibition Records

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Container List

Box 1

Miscellaneous - Kainen

Box 1 of 1

Press

Box 1 of 1

Kainen Opening

Box 1 of 1

Traveling itinerary

Box 1 of 1

Production Schedule

Box 1 of 1

Checklist

Box 1 of 1

Chronology

Box 1 of 1

Fantasy Checklist

Box 1 of 1

Captions

Box 1 of 1

Resumes

Box 1 of 1

Kainen Correspondence

Box 1 of 1

Contracts

Box 1 of 1

Loan Letter & List

Box 1 of 1

Loan Payments & Photos

Box 1 of 1

Hopps Correspondence

Box 1 of 1

Corcoran

Box 1 of 1

Exhibitions - Group

Box 1 of 1

Programs

Box 1 of 1

The Catalogue

Box 1 of 1

Richard Florsheim and other funding

Box 1 of 1

Credit Lines

Box 1 of 1

Kainen Cat - Authors

Box 1 of 1

Kainen Exhibition

Box 1 of 1

Kainen Biography

Box 1 of 1

Walter Hopps

Box 1 of 1

Kainen - Loans

Box 1 of 1

Kainen, Jacob - Proposed Exhibition

Box 1 of 1

Press

Box 1 of 1

Opening

Box 1 of 1

Programs

Box 1 of 1

Design/Production

Box 1 of 1

Kainen Correspondence

Box 1 of 1

Kainen Publication

Box 1 of 1

Kainen Manuscripts

Box 1 of 1

Avis Essay

Box 1 of 1

Kainen Biography/Chronology

Box 1 of 1

Kainen Photography

Box 1 of 1

Kainen Fundraising

Box 1 of 1

Kainen Proposals/Budget

Box 1 of 1

Label Copy

Box 1 of 1

Checklists

Box 1 of 1

Kainen Loans

Box 1 of 1

Jacob Kainen Interviews

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence - Walter Hopps

Box 1 of 1

Correspondence - Kainens

Box 1 of 1