Finding Aids to Official Records of the Smithsonian Institution Archives
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Deputy Director
Exhibition Records, circa 2001-2004
This accession consists of records documenting the exhibition Ana Mendieta: Earth Body Sculpture and Performance, 1972-1985. The exhibition was organized by Olga M. Viso, Curator of Contemporary Art, 2000-2003, and Deputy Director, 2003-2005, and traveled to several venues between 2004 and 2006. This accession also documents Viso's extensive research into the life and work of Mendieta, including visits to places and people associated with Mendieta in both Cuba and Mexico. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, photocopies of articles, clippings, loan information, photocopies of artwork, photographs of Cuba and Mexico, picture postcards, notebooks, label text, checklists, funding information, object lists, slides of objects, catalogue copy, catalogue illustrations, catalogue elements, and related materials. Some materials are from her tenure in the Curatorial Department. Some materials are in electronic format.
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2020. Boxes 3 and 8 contain materials restricted indefinitely; see finding aid; Transferring office; 3/19/2008 memorandum, Wright to James; Contact reference staff for details.
This collection is indexed under the following access terms. These are links to collections with related topics, persons or places.
- Viso, Olga M., 1966-
- Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985
- Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Curatorial Department
- Ana Mendieta: Earth Body Sculpture and Performance, 1972-1985 (Exhibition) (2004-2005: Washington, D.C.)
- Ana Mendieta: Earth Body Sculpture and Performance, 1972-1985 (Traveling exhibition) (2004-2006)
Physical Characteristics of Materials in the Collection
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 08-096, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Office of the Deputy Director, Exhibition Records