Hirshhorn, Joseph.

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Joseph Hirshhorn (1899-1981) was an art collector from New York City.

From the description of Joseph Hirshhorn letter, 1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 636355946

Art collector; New York City. Born 1899, died 1981.

From the description of Joseph Hirshhorn letters, 1958. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122291516

Hirshhorn was an art collector; New York, N.Y. The Armory Show of 1913 was a seminal exhibition of modern art held in the 69th St. Armory, N.Y. It travelled to Boston and Chicago.

From the description of Armory Show (International Exhibition of Modern Art) memorabilia, 1913. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 86133444

Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1899-1981) was a self-made financier and philanthropist who immigrated at the age of four to the United States with his family from Latvia. He began collecting art at an early age, eventually developing a keen interest in contemporary art. His donation of 6,000 works of art and financial support led to the establishment of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden by an act of Congress in 1966. Groundbreaking on the National Mall in Washington, DC, occurred in 1969, and the museum, a part of the Smithsonian Institution, opened to the public in 1974. The museum's collection and programs focus on modern (20th century) and contemporary art.

From the description of Joseph H. Hirshhorn archival audio collection, 1969-1984. (Smithsonian Institution Libraries). WorldCat record id: 301751921

Art collector; New York, N.Y. Born 1899. Died 1981. Donated his collection of modern and contemporary art to the Smithsonian Institution, 1966. ; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden opened in 1974.

From the description of Joseph H. Hirshhorn interview, 1969 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81039031

Joseph Hirshhorn (1899-1981) was an art collector in New York, N.Y. Abram Lerner was Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Wash., D.C.

Hirshhorn donated his collection of modern and contemporary art to the Smithsonian Institution, 1966. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden opened in 1974.

From the description of Joseph H. Hirshhorn and Abram Lerner interviews, 1969. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 756821073

Joseph H. Hirshhorn (1889-1981) was an art collector from New York, N.Y.

Hirshhorn agreed to donate his collection of modern and contemporary art to the Smithsonian in 1966. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden opened in 1974.

From the description of Oral history interview with Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1976 Dec. 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646395745

Art collector; New York, N.Y.; b. 1899; d. 1981.

Hirshhorn agreed to donate his collection of modern and contemporary art to the Smithsonian in 1966. The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden opened in 1974.

From the description of Joseph H. Hirshhorn interview, 1976 Dec. 16 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 83209851

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Ganong, R. W. (R. Whidden). General Correspondence G - H : 1957. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
creatorOf Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. Ben Shahn letters and a pamphlet, 1958 and [undated]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. Gordon Bunshaft architectural drawings and papers, 1909-1990 (bulk 1950-1979). Columbia University in the City of New York, Columbia University Libraries
creatorOf Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Joseph H. Hirshhorn interview, 1976 Dec. 16 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lerner, Abram. Oral history interview with Abram Lerner, 1975 Dec. 9-1976 Jan. 27. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Armory Show (International Exhibition of Modern Art) memorabilia, 1913. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lerner, Abram. Oral history interview with Abram Lerner, 1975 Dec. 9-1976 Jan. 27. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf HIRSHHORN, JOSEPH H. Artist file : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Museum of Modern Art (MOMA)
creatorOf Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987. Raphael Soyer papers, 1933-1989. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ternbach, Joseph, d. 1982. Joseph Ternbach papers, 1915-1985. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003. Dorothy C. Miller papers, 1923-2003. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Joseph H. Hirshhorn interview, 1969 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Artist file. Brooklyn Museum Libraries & Archives
referencedIn Smithsonian Institution. Libraries. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library audio archive collection, 1969-2004. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
referencedIn Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003. Dorothy C. Miller papers, circa 1912-1992, bulk 1959-1984. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Horowitz, Raymond J.,. Oral history interview with Raymond J. Horowitz, 2004 Oct. 20-Nov. 5 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973. Philip Evergood papers, 1910-1970. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973. Philip Evergood interview, 1968 Dec. 3 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Joseph Hirshhorn letter, 1958. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971. Papers, 1929-1976 (inclusive). Harvard University, Schlesinger Library
creatorOf Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Oral history interview with Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1976 Dec. 16. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Lerner, Abram. Abram Lerner interviews, 1975 Dec. 9-1976 Jan. 27. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Ankrum, Joan. Oral history interview with Joan Ankrum, 1997 Nov. 5-1998 Feb. 4. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973. Oral history interview with Philip Evergood, 1968 Dec. 3. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hirshhorn, Joseph. Hirshhorn, Joseph: Art World Personality Files. Whitney Museum of American Art, Library
referencedIn Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975. Oral history interview with Charles Alan, 1970 Aug. 20-1970 Aug. 25 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Mackay, Colin B., 1920-. Correspondence with Colin B. Mackay : 1956. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
creatorOf Kuh, Katharine. Katharine Kuh papers, 1875-1994, bulk, 1930-1994. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Joseph H. Hirshhorn and Abram Lerner interviews, 1969. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975,. Oral history interview with Charles Alan, 1970 Aug. 20-25 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Joseph Hirshhorn letters, 1958. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Peers, Diana (Margaret Helen Diana Gaherty). General Correspondence G - H : 1959. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
creatorOf Gaherty, G. A. (Geoffrey A.). General correspondence G - H : Nov. 1959 - Feb. 1960. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
creatorOf Hirshhorn, Joseph H. Joseph H. Hirshhorn archival audio collection, 1969-1984. Smithsonian Institution. Libraries
creatorOf Bassett, David. Correspondence regarding purchase of paintings : 1957 Mar.-1958 Nov., A-L. University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, Harriet Irving Library
creatorOf Gerson, Otto, 1902-1962. Otto and Ilse Gerson papers, 1933-1980. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn ACA Galleries. ACA Galleries records, 1917-1966. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975. Charles Alan interviews, 1970 Aug. 20-1970 Aug. 25 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991. Chaim Gross papers, 1920-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
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associatedWith ACA Galleries. corporateBody
associatedWith Affee, Mikey. person
associatedWith Alan, Charles, 1908?-1975, person
associatedWith Ankrum, Joan person
associatedWith Archives of American Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Armory Show (1913 : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith Avery, Milton, 1885-1965. person
associatedWith Banker, Stephen. person
associatedWith Bunshaft, Gordon, 1909-1990. person
associatedWith Burliuk, David, 1882-1967. person
associatedWith Cooper, E. J. person
associatedWith Cummings, Paul person
associatedWith De Kooning, Willem, 1904- person
associatedWith Dzubas, Friedel, 1915- person
associatedWith Eilshemius, Louis M. (Louis Michel), 1864-1941. person
associatedWith Evergood, Philip, 1901-1973 person
associatedWith Gerson, Otto, 1902-1962. person
associatedWith Gross, Chaim, 1904-1991. person
associatedWith Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden corporateBody
associatedWith Hirshhorn, Olga person
associatedWith Horowitz, Raymond J., person
associatedWith Kuh, Katharine. person
associatedWith Lerner, Abram. person
associatedWith Lipchitz, Jacques, 1891-1973. person
associatedWith Mackay, Colin B., 1920- person
associatedWith Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904-2003. person
associatedWith Nathan, Emily person
associatedWith Neel, Alice, 1900-1984 person
associatedWith Percival, John. person
associatedWith Pereira, I. Rice (Irene Rice), 1902-1971. person
associatedWith Shahn, Ben, 1898-1969. person
associatedWith Smithsonian Institution. corporateBody
associatedWith Soyer, Raphael, 1899-1987. person
associatedWith Ternbach, Joseph, d. 1982. person
associatedWith Whitney Museum of American Art. corporateBody
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United States
New York (State)
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Art--Collectors and collecting--History--Sources
Art, Modern--20th century
Art--Collectors and collecting--Interviews
Art--Collectors and collecting
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