National Collection of Fine Arts (U.S.)
Collection size: 21 items (on partial microfilm reel).
Collection Summary: Records relating to a possible demonstration and exhibition of a Synchroma machine at the National Collection of Fine Arts. Correspondence is between Adelyn Breeskin and Jan Mulhert of the museum's 20th century department and inventors Stanley Elliott and Honore Guilbeau. Photographs, descriptive statements, and clippings are also included.
Biographical/Historical Note: The National Collection of Fine Arts, a branch of the Smithsonian Institution, changed its name through an act of Congress to the National Museum of American Art in 1980. The Syncroma machine creates constantly changing visual images using sonic inputs supplied by the artist.
Adelyn Breeskin represented NCFA in this gift to the Archives.
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- Microfilm reel 3161 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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Also in the Archives
- National Collection of Fine Arts records relating to Alexander Archipenko, 1964-1968
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