Arthur Coleman Danto papers, 1979-1998

Danto, Arthur Coleman, b. 1924
Art critic, Educator
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 0.8 linear ft.

Collection Summary: Correspondence; notes; writings; articles; exhibition announcements and invitations; catalog; printed matter; and monographs. Letters from artists, Audrey Flack, Guerilla Girls, Dick Higgins, Robert Mangold, Cindy Sherman, among others, 1981-1997. Numerous letters from Robert Motherwell; a booklet, L'Humanisme De L'Abstraction" by Robert Motherwell, inscribed: "For Arthur Danto With Great Esteem, Robert Motherwell," 1991 (text in French). Typescripts (and chapter drafts) for The Transfiguration of the Commonplace, 1979, and The State of the Art 1987; and miscellaneous writings, 1988-1989. Also included are THE TRANSFIGURATION OF THE COMMONPLACE, (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1981), and THE STATE OF THE ART, (NY: Prentice Hall Press, 1987).

Biographical/Historical Note: Art critic; New York, N.Y. Danto was Johnsonian Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. Since 1984, he has been art critic for The Nation.

Donated 1998 by Arthur C. Danto.

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