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Art “Historical” Research: Living Artists and their Archives Eumie Imm-Stroukoff Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 2010 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, Boston April.

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1 Art “Historical” Research: Living Artists and their Archives Eumie Imm-Stroukoff Georgia O’Keeffe Museum 2010 ARLIS/NA Annual Conference, Boston April 24, 2010

2 Art “Historical” Research Living Artists’ Archives Issues Art historians’ challenges with researching living artists Generational differences between emerging and late career artists Physical state of artists’ archives

3 Art “Historical” Research Living Artists’ Archives Presentation Outline Concerns of the art historian Artists in different phases of careers Joan Mitchell Foundation and late career artists

4 Art “Historical” Research Living Artists’ Archives Art Historians and their Concerns Accessibility and organization of artists’ archives Specific concerns when dealing with living artists

5 Art “Historical” Research Living Artists’ Archives Art Historians on Artists Interested in documenting artworks Maintain archives with variety of materials Organize physical archives Assistance from assistants or gallery Promote career and maintain legacy through web site or archive

6 Art “Historical” Research Living Artists’ Archives Frustrations Control Incomplete records Faulty memory Advantages Dialogue Opportunity to question

7 Art “Historical” Research Living Artists’ Archives Emerging and Mid-Career Artists Self-awareness Utilization of technology Commercially available tools

8 Art “Historical” Research Living Artists’ Archives Joan Mitchell Foundation Pilot project for late career artists Legacy and estate planning Assistance in organizing archive and estate Workbook Database

9 Art “Historical” Research Living Artists’ Archives Harmony Hammond Extensive archive Type of information tracked in database Web site:

10 Art “Historical” Research Living Artists’ Archives Jaune Quick-To-See Smith Archiving and documentation process Database Plans for web site

11 Art “Historical” Research Living Artists’ Archives Next phase of project Work that is not being documented or archived Shaping of art history What can we do to help artists realize documentation is important? What can we do to help art historians gather information they need?

12 Art “Historical” Research Living Artists’ Archives Comments? Eumie Imm-Stroukoff Georgia O’Keeffe Museum


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