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America: Now and Here records, circa 2010-2012

America: Now and Here records, circa 2010-2012

America: Now and Here

Collection Information

Size: 0.9 linear feet

Summary: The records of America: Now and Here, a traveling arts program headquartered in New York City that provided traveling arts presentations, measure 0.9 linear feet and date from circa 2010-2012. The collection consists of interviews with artists and poets, two writings, and printed material, much relating to the America: Now and Here program in Kansas City (2011 May). The materials were designed to create interactive dialogues with visitors about the "American Journey," our culture, the arts, and creativity.

Biographical/Historical Note

America: Now and Here (2011-2012), a privately funded project, was founded by artist Eric Fischl with Dorothy Dunn as Director. Its mission was to provide a multi-disciplinary art experience that would travel from cities to small towns, encouraging dialogues among ordinary Americans about issues of importance to the country.

Provenance

The America: Now and Here records were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2012 by Dorothy Dunn, former Director of the organization.

A Finding Aid to the America: Now and Here Records, circa 2010-2012, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Harriet E. Shapiro
Historical Note
America: Now and Here, a privately funded project, was founded by artist Eric Fischl with Dorothy Dunn as Director. Its mission was to provide a multi-disciplinary art experience that would travel from cities to small towns, encouraging dialogues among ordinary Americans about issues of importance to this country. Included in the program were visual art exhibitions, plays, movies, music, poetry, and inter-active exercises with an emphasis on young people's participation. More than 150 artists were involved with the program. Mobile truck visual art exhibitions would be situated with performance space and retail shops, driving economic activity in participating regions. The exhibitions traveled to Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Baltimore, Aspen and other venues. The program was suspended in 2012 due to lack of funds.
Arrangement note
This collection is arranged as 4 series.
Series 1: Interviews, circa 2010 (Box 1; 0.3 linear feet)
Series 2: Writings, 2010-2011 (Box 1; 2 folders)
Series 3: Printed Material, circa 2010-2012 (Boxes 1-2, OV 3; 0.5 linear feet)
Series 4: Artwork, circa 2010 (Box 2; 1 folder)
Scope and Contents note
The records of America: Now and Here, a traveling arts program headquartered in New York City that provided traveling arts presentations, measure 0.9 linear feet and date from circa 2010-2012. The collection consists of interviews with artists and poets, two writings, and printed material, much relating to the America: Now and Here program in Kansas City (2011 May). The materials were designed to create interactive dialogues with visitors about the "American Journey," our culture, the arts, and creativity.
Provenance
The America: Now and Here records were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2012 by Dorothy Dunn, former Director of the organization.
Processing Information note
The collection was processed to a minimal level and a finding aid prepared in 2014 by Harriet E. Shapiro. The Archives of American Art has implemented minimal processing tactics when possible in order to increase information about and access to more of our collections. Minimal processing included arrangement to the series and folder levels. Generally, items within folders were simply verified with folder titles, but not arranged further. Folders within boxes were not numbered. The collection was rehoused in archival containers and folders, but not all staples and clips were removed.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original material requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requrires advance notice. Contact the Archives reference staff for information.

How to Cite This Collection

America: Now and Here records, circa 2010-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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