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Athena Tacha papers, 1959-2019

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Series 5:Commission and Project Files, circa 1974-2016
9.2 Linear feet
Boxes 9-18, OV 37

Commission and project files may contain the following: proposals and revisions, drawings and plans, governmental and legal communications, materials research, labor deliberations, detailed recommendations on maintenance, drawings and sketches, correspondence, financial records and receipts, contracts, printed material, photographs, and video recordings of Tacha's numerous public art commissions in Ohio, the Washington, D.C. metro region, and throughout the United States. Records include sound and video recordings.
Of note are files on Star Fountain at Muhammad Ali Plaza in Louisville, Kentucky, and Merging at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. General contracts and proposals for works are also found here. Unrealized commission files may be less detailed and are arranged alphabetically by location assigned by Tacha.
This series is arranged alphabetically by state followed by title of the work (if known). In many cases, original titles of files have been maintained. Unrealized commissions may be alphabetized by state or city as originally organized and labeled by Athena Tacha.
DescriptionContainerSelect
Ice Fountain, Anchorage, Alaska, 1983
9
17
Ice Walls, Anchorage, Alaska, 1984-2017
9
18
University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska, 1984
9
19
Columns, Airport, Phoenix, Arizona, 1989
9
20
Curving Arcades, Tucson, Arizona, 1981-2003
1 CD-R
9
21-22
Holocaust Memorial, Tucson, Arizona, 1988-1993
10
1
Interactions, Tucson, Arizona, 1980
10
2
Sacramento Airport, Sacramento, California, 2001
10
3
Santa Monica Plaza and Promenade, 1988-1989
10
4-5
Water-Steps, Sacramento, California, 1990-1992
10
6
Waterfall, Department of Transportation, Hartford, Connecticut, 1990-2014
10
7-11
Leaning Arches, Metrorail, Miami, Florida, 1982-1984
10
12-13
Marianthe, Fort Myers, Florida, 1985-2008
10
14-16
Memory Path, Sarasota, Florida, 1999-2010
10
17-19
Memory Path, Sarasota, Florida, 1999-2010
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
11
1-6
Untitled, Manhattan, Kansas, 1981-1986
11
7-8
Star Fountain, Muhammad Ali Plaza, Louisville, Kentucky, 2001-2016
1 CD-R
11
9-13
Encounters II, Palmer Park, Maryland, 1990
11
14
Garret-Augustus Morgan, WMATA, Maryland, 2001-2005
11
15
Garret-Augustus Morgan, WMATA, Maryland, 2001-2005
12
1-2
Hearts Beat, Arts Walk, Strathmore, Maryland, 2000-2005
12
3
Wavefront, Lake Largo, Maryland, 1990
12
4
Wisconsin Place Arcade, Chevy Chase, Maryland, 2002-2009
12
5-8
Charles River Step, Massachusetts, circa 1974
1 Reel
12
9
Bio-Rhythms and Rhythmics, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, 1994-1997
12
10-17
Bio-Rhythms and Rhythmics, University of Minnesota, Minnesota, 1994-1997
13
1-3
Green Acres, Trenton, New Jersey, 1985-2012
13
4-8
Port Authority, New Jersey and New York, 1979-1981
13
9
Riding with Sarah and Wayne, Newark, New Jersey, 2004-2006
13
10-11
Riding with Sarah and Wayne, Newark, New Jersey, Oversized, 2004-2006
37
1
Robert Oppenheimer, Los Alamos, New Mexico, 1980
13
12
Battery Park, New York City, New York, 1983
13
13-14
Tide Park, Smithtown, Long Island, New York, 1976-1986
13
15-16
Animal Maze, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1987-1990
13
17-18
Link, Omaha, Nebraska, 1986-2010
14
1-2
Chloe, Findlay, Ohio, 1985
14
3
Crossings, Columbus International Airport, Columbus, Ohio, 1982-1992
14
4
Double Star, Cincinnati, Ohio , 1986-2003
14
5-6
Double Tension Arches, Ashland Chemical Co., Dublin, Ohio, 1976-1995
14
7
Merging, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1982-2017
2 CD-Rs
14
8-12
Ottawa Park, Toledo, Ohio, 1989
14
13
Prospective Arcade, Toledo, Ohio, 1980-2004
14
14
Rose Fountain, Baldwin Wallace University, Berea, Ohio, 1993
14
15
Streams, Vine Street Park, Oberlin, Ohio, 1975-2017
14
16
Swan Waves, Toledo, Ohio, 1995-1996
14
17-18
Tension Arches, Cleveland, Ohio, 1975-1990
15
1
Twist, Cleveland, Ohio, 1980-1996
15
2
Blair Fountain, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 1982-2013
15
3-4
Corvalis, Oregon State University, Oregon, 1982
15
5
Department of Human Resources, Salem, Oregon, 1991
15
6
Connections, Franklintown Park, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1981-2016
15
7-14
Double Scales, V.A. Hospital, Coatesville, Pennsylvania, 1982-1983
15
15
Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas, 2003
15
16
Texattica, Fort Worth, Texas, 1987
15
17
Victory Plaza, Dallas, Texas, 2000-2006
15
18-20
Victory Plaza, Dallas, Texas, 2000-2006
16
1
Interlock, Norfolk, Virginia, 1976-2000
16
2
Ripples, Norfolk, Virginia, 1979-2000
16
3-5
Unspecified, Richmond, Virginia , 1983
16
6
Stepped Boogie-Woogie, Seattle, Washington, 1982-2011
16
7
Drive-Thru Sculpture, Washington, D.C., 1998
16
8
Fannie May, Washington, D.C., 2001
16
9
National Peace Garden, Washington, D.C., 1989
16
10
Vietnam Memorial Competition, Washington, D.C., 1982
16
11
Fountain Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin, 1990
16
12
Water Links, Madison, Wisconsin, 2008
1 DVD
16
13-17
General, Contracts and Proposals, circa 1970-circa 2014
16
18-22
General, Contracts and Proposals, circa 1970-circa 2014
17
1-4
Unrealized Commissions, circa 1970-circa 2014
1 DVD
3 CD-Rs
17
5-38
Unrealized Commissions, circa 1970-circa 2014
18
1-21

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