Herman, Lloyd E.,
Curator, Museum director
Washington, D.C.; Seattle, Wash.
Collection size: 13.2 linear feet
Collection Summary: Exhibition files, correspondence, audio and video recordings, writings, photographs, and printed material relating to Lloyd E. Herman's life and career as a museum curator, particularly his work with glass, fiber, jewelry and other craft collections.
Primarily files on exhibitions curated by Herman. Also found are correspondence, video and audio recordings, log books, files pertaining to Lloyd's involvement in the development of the International Glass Museum in Tacoma, Wash., the Cartwright Gallery/Canadian Craft Museum in Vancouver, Canada, and the Thundering Seas Institute in Or.; and a book compiled by fiber artists for Herman's 60th birthday.
Among the exhibitions documented are, "Art That Works: Decorative Arts of the Eighties Crafted in America;" "Screams with Laughter; Brilliant Stories: American Narrative Jewelry;" "From the Woods: Washington Wood Artists;" "Fresh Clothes; Tales and Traditions: Storytelling in Twentieth Century American Craft," and "Clearly Art: Pilchuck's Glass Legacy." Included in the Clearly Art files are tapes and transcripts of interviews conducted by Herman with 13 artists involved with the Pilchuck Glass School in preparation for the exhibition catalog, 1991, a first draft of the essay by Herman for the catalog, and a transcript of Anne Hauberg's luncheon discussion.
Additional writings consist of one typescript of an autobiography, "Lloyd E. Herman: Looking back at 75." Photographs are of Herman with Raymond Loewy ,1975, and Herman at the opening of the exhibition, "Portraits from The Americans: The Democratic Experience" at the National Portrait Gallery ,1975. Other photographs are from Herman's childhood and are on CD. Printed material consists of newspaper clippings, 1961-1975.
Biographical/Historical Note: Lloyd E. Herman (1936- ) is a museum curator in Seattle, Wash.
Donated 1996, 2003, 2004 and 2011 by Lloyd Herman as part of the Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America.
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