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Eleanor Dickinson papers, 1947-2014

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Series 3: Interviews , 1976-2000
2.5 Linear feet
Boxes 4-7

The bulk of this series consists of 26 video recordings of interviews created for Dickinson's cable access television show, Art of the Matter, that aired in the San Francisco Bay Area. The program features guests speaking on topics such as arts legislation, financial and legal issues facing professional artists, public funding, and other topics. The format of the show is based on Dickinson's Artist's Business and Gallery and Museum Management courses taught at California College of Arts and Crafts. Other interviews include 7 sound recordings with Alfred Frankenstein, Charles Hilger, George Neubert, H.J. Janson on the inclusion of women artists in his widely used textbook History of Art, and other art professionals.
Files for Art of the Matter are listed in numerical order indicated by the number in parenthesis. The numbers correspond to a list with detailed episode descriptions located in Folder 15.
Description Container Select
Art of the Matter, Description of Episodes from 1986-2000, 2000
4
15
Art of the Matter, "Arbitration of Art Disputes" (11), 1987
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
4
16
Art of the Matter, "Packing and Shipping Art" (17), 1987
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
4
17
Art of the Matter, "Art Magazines" (20), 1988
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
5
1
Art of the Matter, "Managing an Art Gallery" (22), 1988
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
5
2
Art of the Matter, "Art Critics" (24), 1988
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
5
3
Art of the Matter, "How to Evaluate Art: The 'Eye'" (25), 1988
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
5
4
Art of the Matter, "The City as a Patron of Art: How It Buys Art" (27), 1988
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
5
5
Art of the Matter, "How to Jury Art" (28), 1988
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
5
6
Art of the Matter, "Resale of Art" (29), 1989
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
5
7
Art of the Matter, "Education of the Artist" (31), 1989
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
5
8
Art of the Matter, "Art Auctions: How an Auction House Manages Sales of Art" (32), 1989
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
5
9
Art of the Matter, "Controversial Art and Public Funding" (34), 1989
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
5
10
Art of the Matter, "Artists' Estates" (37), 1990
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
5
11
Art of the Matter, "Why Artists Fail: What Did You Do Wrong?" (40), 1990
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
6
1
Art of the Matter, "Quality, Equality, Shock and Other Topics" (46), 1991
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
6
2
Art of the Matter, "Public Relations" (47), 1991
2 Videocassettes (VHS)
6
3
Art of the Matter, "1991 Taxes for Artists: Schedule C" (48), "Keeping Track of a Museum's Collection" (50), 1992
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
6
4
Art of the Matter, "Censorship in Art Today" (53), 1992
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
6
5
Art of the Matter, "Attacking Discrimination in Art Galleries and Museums" (54), 1992
1 Videocassettes (U-matic)
The episode features guests Guerilla Girls West, "Conscience of the Art World."
6
6
Art of the Matter, "Collecting Art Today" (55), 1992
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
6
7
Art of the Matter, "Alternate Ways of Exhibiting Art - By All Artists" (57), 1992
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
6
8
Art of the Matter, "How to Buy Art Supplies Most Cheaply" (58), 1993
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
6
9
Art of the Matter, "A Different Perspective" (59), 1993
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
6
10
Art of the Matter, "Museum Designers" (64) and "How to Photograph Art" (65), 1994
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
6
11
Art of the Matter, "Education of Future Artists" (66) and "Studio Assistants" (67), 1994
1 Videocassettes (VHS)
Includes notes for "Studio Assistants" episode.
7
1
Frankenstein, Alfred - Art Criticism, 1977-1978
3 Sound tape reels
7
2
Hilger, Charles - Paper Sculpture, 1976
1 Sound tape reel
7
3
Janson, H.J. - Inclusion of Women Artists in Art History, February 1, 1979
1 Sound cassette
Includes transcripts, notes, and printed materials.
7
4
Neubert, George, 1980
1 Sound tape reel
7
5
Various Interviews, 1981
1 Sound tape reel
7
6

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