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Exhibition records of the Contemporary Study Wing of the Finch College Museum of Art, 1943-1975, bulk 1964-1975

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Series 3: Elayne Varian Personal Papers , 1965-1970
1.3 Linear feet
Boxes 5-6

Series consists of records related to curatorial, teaching, and writing projects of Elayne Varian that were not undertaken in her role at Finch College.
Curatorial projects include the exhibition
Art Today
(1967), a juried show at the New York State Fair; a series of art film screenings held at the Everson Museum of Art of Syracuse University, and an exhibition at Guild Hall in East Hampton featuring local artists over the age of 60.
A single file of teaching materials consists of a syllabus and course schedule.
The bulk of writings in the series consist of recorded interviews, with corresponding transcripts, of art dealers and artists, which were conducted for a 1970 article Varian wrote for
Art in America
called "New Dealing," on the subject of artist-dealer relationships. Interviews, listed individually in the folder list, are on 11 sound tape reels and are typically around 40 minutes in duration. Photographs related to that project are also found depicting Virginia Dwan, Martha Jackson, and Leo Castelli with Andy Warhol. Other writing projects include published interviews with artists Brian O'Doherty and Babette Newburger, a manual on museum security, and an article on patented art. The original interview with Newburger is found on one sound tape reel with an edited transcript.
The bulk of the material in this series has been digitized, except for duplicates.
All of the sound recordings in this series have been digitized for research use.
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Curation outside of Finch College
New York State Fair, "Art Today" (1967), 1967
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1
Everson Museum Film Series, 1968-1969
5
2
Everson Museum Film Series, 1968-1969
5
3
Guild Hall, "21 Over 60" (1973), 1973
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4
Guild Hall, "21 Over 60" (1973), 1973
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5
Guild Hall, "21 Over 60" (1973), 1973
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6
Teaching, circa 1966
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7
Writings
Book Review of
Arte Povera
, circa 1965-circa 1970
5
8
Interview with Brian O'Doherty for
Art International
, 1970
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9
Lecture for Wagner College, circa 1967
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10
Museum Security, 1966
5
11
Museum Security, 1966
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12
"New Dealing" for
Art in America
(1970 Jan)
Correspondence, 1969-1970
5
13
Interview with Leo Castelli, 1969
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
5
14
Edited Transcript of Castelli Interview for the Archives of American Art, 1969
5
15
Interview with Virginia Dwan, 1969 April
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
5
16
Interview with John Gibson, circa 1969
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
5
17
Interview with Richard Feigen, 1969
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
5
18
Interview with Arnold Glimcher and Fred Mueller of Pace Gallery, 1969
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
5
19
Interview with Adolph Gottlieb, 1969 May 20
Transcript
Recording of Gottlieb interview is found on sound tape reel with Charles Ross interview
5
20
Interview with Martha Jackson, 1969
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
5
21
Interview with Sidney Janis, 1969
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
5
22
Interview with Roy Lichtenstein, 1969 May 20
Transcript
Recording of Lichtenstein interview is found on sound tape reel with Charles Ross interview
5
23
Interview with Betty Parsons, circa 1969
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
5
24
Interview with Charles Ross, 1969 May 20
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
Sound tape reel also contains Gottlieb and Lichtenstein interviews, whose transcripts are filed under their names.
5
25
Interview with Seth Siegelaub, circa 1969
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
5
26
"New Dealing" for
Art in America
(1970 Jan)
Interview with Howard Wise, circa 1969
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
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1
Interview Notes, circa 1969
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2
Handwritten Drafts, circa 1969
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3
Typescript Drafts, 1969
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4
Photographs and Captions, 1969
Contains a negative of a photograph of Virginia Dwan taken by Nancy Smithson, photographs of Martha Jackson with Claire Falkenstein, Paul Jenkins, and Antoni Tapies, and slides of Andy Warhol with Leo Castelli.
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5
Research, 1968-1969
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6
Patented Art, 1965, 1969
Contains notes from an interview with Sue Fuller
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7
"Plastics for Everyday Living: Babette Newberger" for
Art in America
(1969 August), 1969
1 Sound tape reel
Includes transcript
A published interview with Newberger conducted by Elaine Varian
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