Barbara Rose papers, 1962-circa 1969

Rose, Barbara, b. 1937
Art historian, Author
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.4 linear feet

Collection Summary: Letters, writings, printed material, interviews with artists, panel discussions, and lectures relating to Barbara Rose's work as an art historian and critic.

Letters include those received from artists in response to questionnaires sent by Rose and Irving Sandler in preparation for articles in "Art in America" on patronage for sculpture, and other aspects of art in the 1960's, with responses from Robert Motherwell, Robert Kauffman, Len Lye, Robert Morris, George Segal, David Hare, and others. Also included are copies of, "Myth, Symbol, or Me," by Emily Wasserman; excerpts from a, "Work Journal on Flying Sculpture," by Charles Frazier; and two copies of the 57th Street Review periodical, Nov. 15, 1966.

Sound recordings of interviews conducted by Rose are with Richard Bellamy, Jacqueline Bogrand, Leo Castelli, James E. Davis, Henry Geldzahler, Ivan Karp, Lee Krasner (21 p. transcript included), C. M. Kuntz, John Lefebre, John Myers (29 p. transcript included), and Donald Judd with Frank Stella, 1965 (transcript included).

Other audio recordings and transcripts include a 30 p. transcript of a symposium held at the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, Washington, D.C. in conjunction with the exhibition, "A New Aesthetic," with participants Ronald Davis, Dan Flavin, Robert Kauffman, and John Harvey McCracken, with Barbara Rose as moderator, May 6, 1967; a tape recording of, "Sculpture and Architecture: A Dialogue," 1968; a sound recording and 16 p. transcript of a lecture entitled, "Pop Art: What?" delivered by Friedel Dzubas at the 17th annual art symposium, University of South Florida, circa 1960; a sound recording and 27 p. transcript of the panel discussion, "Creative Photography and the Market Place," sponsored by the San Francisco Art Society, San Francisco, Calif., with participants Ansel Adams, Arthur Bierman, Kenneth Rexroth and Edward Taylor, with Ernst Karl Mundt as moderator; a sound recording and 38 p. transcript of the symposium The Artist and the Art World sponsored by the Arts Council of the San Francisco Art Institute and Art Forum magazine with participants John Bowles, Roy Dean De Forest, and Seymour Locks, with Walter Hopps as moderator, Sept. 28, 1962; an 18 p. transcript of the symposium Primary Structures at the Jewish Museum, New York, N.Y. with participants Mark Di Suvero, Donald Judd, Robert Morris, and Barbara Rose, with Kynaston McShine as moderator, May 2, 1966; and 4 sound tapes and a 41 p. transcript of a panel discussion, "Is Easel Painting Dead," held at New York University, as part of the series The Critics Colloquium with panel members are Walter Darby Bannard, Donald Judd, Larry Poons, and Robert Rauschenberg, with Barbara Rose as moderator, Nov. 10, 1966.

Biographical/Historical Note: Barbara Rose (1937- ) is an art historian in New York, N.Y.

Donated 1971-1977 by Barbara Rose.

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