Watch legendary American artist Faith Ringgold in this special talk.
Faith Ringgold has been a pioneering figure in American art for six decades. Born in Harlem in 1930, Ringgold has developed a wide-ranging practice that includes painting, sculpture, quilt-making, writing and performance. Her poetic and politically-engaged work is part of museum collections across the United States, and featured in the 2017 exhibition Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power at Tate Modern.
"Letters to Frances and Mary Greer from Grandma Moses (Anna Mary Robertson Moses), and later letters from daughters-in-law, Mary, and Dorothy Moses; correspondence between Frances Greer and writer Allen H. Eaton regarding Grandma Moses; photographs; newspaper and magazine clippings, and other printed material.
Included are 14 cards and letters from Grandma Moses in Eagles Bridge, New York; 16 letters from Molly, or Mary B. Moses [Mrs. Forrest Moses]; and 11 letters from Dorothy [Mrs. Hugh Moses]. Most of the correspondence was written during the Christmas holidays and recounts family news. Other letters mention Grandma Moses's growing reputation as an artist and books written about her after her death. Also included is an exchange of six letters between Frances Greer and Allen H. Eaton, regarding Eaton's prospective biography of Grandma Moses.
Photographs, include three images of Mt. Nebo, the Moses house in Eagle Bridge, New York, a photograph of Grandma Moses, and various people and places. Clippings and miscellaneous printed material concerning Grandma Moses, her family, and their art work."
"The National Museum of Women in the Arts brings recognition to the achievements of women artists of all periods and nationalities by exhibiting, preserving, acquiring, and researching art by women and by teaching the public about their accomplishments." Selected collections and exhibition materials may be viewed online.
An interview of Elaine de Kooning conducted 1981 August 27, by Phyllis Tuchman, for the Archives of American Art's Mark Rothko and His Times oral history project.
De Kooning describes Mark Rothko's involvement with Milton Avery, Adolph Gottlieb, and Barnett Newman, and the activities of the Subjects of the Artist school and The Club. She remembers Rothko's personality and habits.
"a virtual repository of a substantial cross-section of the Archives' most significant collections. Since 2005, over one hundred archival collections have been scanned and posted online in their entirety. In addition, more than 12,000 documents have been individually catalogued and are accessible through the Image Gallery."