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Piri Halasz papers, circa 1950-2017

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Series 3: Writings and Related Materials , 1966-2013
1.1 Linear feet
Boxes 1-4

Included are partial drafts and final texts of articles (published and unpublished) and lectures. Also found are related materials such as correspondence about and contracts for lectures, and correspondence concerning articles not present in Halasz's papers.
The lecture titled "1946: As it Saw Itself" is about Ad Reinhardt. Included with this text is a reworking of Ad Reinhardt's Tree of Modern Art drawing by Smithsonian Fellows to commemorate Halasz's departure from her position of fellow. The folder titled "National Museum of American Art" contains the text of a talk about Abraham Rattner. Materials regarding "Ella Blooms at the Gershwin" include the article published in Lingo #7, a photograph and the transcript of an interview with Randy Bloom.
The series also contains a manuscript for Halasz's 1985 novel, The Artist's Widow and supplemental material related to her book, A Memoir of Creativity, 1956-2008. Born-digital material includes two PowerPoint presentations related to lectures.
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Articles, Published
"The Impact of Expressionism in N.Y. in the 1940s", 1981
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8
Correspondence in response to Article on Multi-Referential Imagery, 1983
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9
Interview with Stanley William Hayter, and Article, 1983-1984
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10
Correspondence regarding "Growing up Progressive,", 1988-1990
1
11
"Ella Blooms at the Gershwin,", 1991-1997
(2 folders)
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12-13
Art in America, 1982
3
2
ARTnews, 1973-1979
3
3
Arts Magazine, 1978-1985
3
4
A Gathering of the Tribes Website, 2004-2010
3
5
Night Magazine, 1997-1999
3
6
NYArts, 1998-2005
3
7
Smithsonian Magazine, 1973-1986
3
8
Assorted Articles, 1966-1969
3
9
Articles, Unpublished
"Response to an Exhibition" and "A Postscript to Picasso at the MOMA", 1980
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1
"N.Y. Museum Exhibitions... Multi-Referential Imagery", 1983
2
2
"Morris Louis and His Critics;" "Poons and Steiner: Growing Up; "2 Years and 3 Months", 1986-1987
2
3
Book, The Artist's Widow, 1985
3
10-11
Book Reviews of A Memoir of Creativity, 1956-2008, by Piri Halasz, 2006-2009
2
4
Book Reviews, Correspondence, and Prize, A Memoir of Creativity, 2009-2013
3
12
Talks
"1946: As it Saw Itself", 1981
2
5
National Museum of American Art, 1981
2
6
Symposium on Jennings Tofel, 1984
2
7
CAA Talk, AICA Panel on the Education of Art Critics; Boston Museum School, 1986
2
8
"The Current Scene and the Coverage Thereof", 1987
2
9
"An Atypically Modernist Childhood: How Does it Play?", 1996
2
10
"Ad Reinhardt's Tree of Modern Art Revisited", 1998
2
11
"Last Year, This Year in the Big Apple", 1998
2
12
"What Do They Really Want in N.Y. (Artwise, That Is?)", 2000
2
13
"The New York Art Establishment", 2000
2
14
Assorted Talks and Related Material, 1995-2010
includes born-digital, see ER01
4
1
Talks, PowerPoints, 2005-2010
0.179 Gigabytes
2 computer files
ER01

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