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Giovanna (Joanne) Cecchetti papers, [ca. 1960]-1999

Giovanna (Joanne) Cecchetti papers, [ca. 1960]-1999

Cecchetti, Giovanna., 1953-

Curator, Painter, Photographer

Collection Information

Size: 2.6 linear ft.

Summary: Personal and professional correspondence, 1977-1996; diaries; sketchbooks; scrapbooks; hand-made artists' books containing poems and photographs of Cecchetti's paintings; printed material; and photographs, contact sheets, and slides of Cecchetti's work. Also found are 0.3 feet of research files and related material for an exhibition curated by Cecchetti, "Eclectic Selections: Art in Paterson at the End of the Twentieth Century," featuring 35 contemporary artists (including Cecchetti) working in the Paterson, N.J. area, on view at the Paterson Art Museum from June through September 1999. Included are the published catalog, catalog mss. drafts, press releases, photographs, reviews, and a scrapbook containing notes on each artist, photographs of the artist and his or her work, artists' statements, biographies and résumés, and Cecchetti's detailed commentaries on her visits to the artists' studios.

Biographical/Historical Note

Independent curator and artist; Paterson, New Jersey. Used the first name Joanne prior to 1986.


Donated 1996 and 1999 by Giovanna Cecchetti.

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

Giovanna (Joanne) Cecchetti papers, [ca. 1960]-1999. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.