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Acoustiguide for the Art Exhibit of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, 1959, from the Richard McLanathan papers, [ca. 1950-2000]

Acoustiguide for the Art Exhibit of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, 1959

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Title: Acoustiguide for the Art Exhibit of the American National Exhibition in Moscow

Date: 1959

Physical Details: 1 sound tape reel : analog ; 7 in. ; 30 min., 56 sec.

Description: Guide is in Russian.

Speaker begins by noting a great tradition in American painting of experimentation and risk. He goes on to develop two main ideas that developed in contemporary American Art. First, when an artist creates, the final product does not need to look like if it was taken with a camera. Second, the art must be a reflection of the emotions and psychological state of the artist, and express ideas and feelings - like music.

The guide is repeated twice on the original tape.

Creator: Unidentified

Forms part of: Richard McLanathan papers, [ca. 1950-2000]

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Acoustiguide for the Art Exhibit of the American National Exhibition in Moscow, 1959. Richard McLanathan papers, [ca. 1950-2000]. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Availability: This item has been digitally reformatted. It is available by requesting an appointment in the Archives of American Art's reading rooms, or in certain situations as a Reproduction Request.

Digital ID: 14802