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American Museum of Natural History, Dept. of Anthropology correspondence with Barnett Newman and Betty Parsons, 1944-1946

American Museum of Natural History.

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Collection Information

Size: 26 Items, (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: The microfilmed American Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology correspondence with Barnett Newman and Betty Parsons contains correspondence between painter Barnett Newman and gallerist Betty Parsons with Harry L. Shapiro, Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the American Museum of Natural History regarding two exhibitions of Native American art: Pre-Columbian Stone Sculpture at Wakefield Gallery in 1944 and Northwest Coast Indian Painting at Betty Parsons Gallery in 1946. Newman wrote essays for the catalogs of both shows stressing the affinity between Native American and modern art. The exhibition catalogs and announcements are also included in the collection.

Biographical/Historical Note

The American Museum of Natural History Department of Anthropology was established in 1873, four years after the founding of the museum in New York, NY. It holds objects related to people of the Americas, Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Pacific Islands.

Provenance

Lent for microfilming by the American Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology, 1992.

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also hold the Betty Parsons Gallery records and personal papers, circa 1920-1991, bulk 1946-1983 and the microfilmed Barnett Newman papers, 1943-1971.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 4588 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

How to Cite This Collection

American Museum of Natural History, Dept. of Anthropology correspondence with Barnett Newman and Betty Parsons, 1944-1946. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.