Baker, Mildred, 1905-

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Baker was assistant to the director, Holger Cahill, on the Federal Art Project. Prior to that appointment, she worked for College Art Association and a gallery on 57th Street. Baker's early role in FAP was to scout directors for regional programs in Ohio, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. She later was involved in exhibitions and Community Art Centers.

From the description of Mildred Baker interview, 1965 July 22 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 80376619

Baker (Holzhauer) was an assistant Holger Cahill, who served as director on the Federal Art Project and organizer of several art exhibitions in New York. Baker also worked for the College Art Association and a gallery on 57th Street. Baker's early role in FAP was to scout directors for regional programs in Ohio, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. She later was involved in FAP exhibitions and community art centers.

In 1934, she assisted Cahill in organizing two important exhibitions. The First Municipal Art Exhibition was organized by the Municipal Art Committee under Cahill's direction, and was held at Rockefeller Center, February 28-March 31, 1934. When a Diego Rivera mural, commissioned for Rockefeller Center, was destroyed on February 9 by building officials because of its content, many artists withdrew from the exhibition in protest. Ensuing publicity resulted in record attendance of 20,000 people in one week. 937 works by 401 artists were exhibited. The Salons of America New York No-Jury Exhibition, the largest exhibit of its kind, displayed over 4,500 works between April 9 to May 6 at The Forum, RCA Building Rockefeller Center, New York, N.Y.

From the description of Mildred Baker papers, [ca. 1930]-1987. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 78709090

Art administrator; New York, N.Y.

Baker was assistant to the director, Holger Cahill, on the Federal Art Project. Prior to that appointment, she worked for College Art Association and a gallery on 57th Street. Baker's early role in FAP was to scout directors for regional programs in Ohio, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. She later was involved in exhibitions and Community Art Centers.

From the description of Oral history interview with Mildred Baker, 1963 Sept. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81339416

Mildred Baker (1905-1998) was an assistant to the director, Holger Cahill, on the Federal Art Project.

Prior to that appointment, she worked for College Art Association and a gallery on 57th Street. Baker's early role in FAP was to scout directors for regional programs in Ohio, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa. She later was involved in exhibitions and Community Art Centers.

From the description of Oral history interview with Mildred Baker, 1965 July 22 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 458411129

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creatorOf Baker, Mildred, 1905-. Mildred Baker interview, 1965 July 22 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Baker, Mildred, 1905-. Mildred Baker papers, [ca. 1930]-1987. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Greywacz, Kathryn Burch, b. 1893. Kathryn Burch Greywacz interview, 1964 Mar. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Rutgers University. Dean of Student Affairs. Records of the Rutgers University Dean of Student Affairs (Earle W. Clifford, Jr.), 1952-1973, 1963-1972 (bulk). Rutgers University
creatorOf Baker, Mildred, 1905-. Oral history interview with Mildred Baker, 1965 July 22 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Baker, Jacob,. Oral history interview with Jacob Baker, 1963 Sept. 25 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Inventory to the Records of the Rutgers University Dean of Student Affairs (Earle W. Clifford, Jr.), 1952-1973 Rutgers University. Special Collections and University Archives.
referencedIn Baker, Jacob. Jacob Baker interview, 1963 Sept. 25. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Eugenie Gershoy papers, 1914-1983 Archives of American Art
creatorOf Baker, Mildred, 1905-. Oral history interview with Mildred Baker, 1963 Sept. 21. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Greywacz, Kathryn Burch, b. 1893. Oral history interview with Kathryn Burch Greywacz, 1964 Mar. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Baker, Jacob. Jacob Baker interview, 1963 Sept. 25 [sound recording]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Greywacz, Kathryn Burch, b. 1893. Oral history interview with Kathryn Burch Greywacz, 1964 Mar. 24. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6. Eugenie Gershoy papers, 1914-1983. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Parsons, Anne Bowen. Anne Bowen Parsons collection of interviews on art, 1967-1968. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn Baker, Jacob, 1895-1967. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1931-1967. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Agee, William C., person
associatedWith Baker, Jacob. person
associatedWith Baker, Jacob, 1895-1967. person
associatedWith Benn, Ben, 1884- person
associatedWith Bernstein, Theresa F., 1898?- person
associatedWith Branchard, Emile Pierre, 1881-1938 person
associatedWith Burke, Jimmy person
associatedWith Cahill, Holger, 1887-1960 person
associatedWith Eugenie Gershoy person
associatedWith Federal Art Project. corporateBody
associatedWith Friedman, Arnold, 1874-1946 person
associatedWith Gaylor, Adelaide Lawson, b. 1889 person
associatedWith Gaylor, Wood, 1883-1957 person
associatedWith Gershoy, Eugenie, 1901?-1983 or 6. person
associatedWith Goertz, August F. person
associatedWith Greywacz, Kathryn Burch, b. 1893 person
associatedWith Hartl, Leon, 1889- person
associatedWith Index of American Design. corporateBody
associatedWith Kuniyoshi, Yasuo, 1889-1953 person
associatedWith Laurent, Robert, 1890-1970 person
associatedWith Lie, Jonas, 1880-1940 person
associatedWith Longchamp, Gaston person
associatedWith McBride, Henry, 1867-1962 person
associatedWith Miller, Dorothy Canning, 1904 person
associatedWith Municipal Art Exhibition 1934 : New York, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith New York (N.Y.). Municipal Art Committee. corporateBody
associatedWith Parsons, Anne Bowen person
associatedWith Peirce, Waldo, 1884-1970 person
associatedWith Peter A. Juley & Son, corporateBody
associatedWith Phillips, Harlan B. (Harlan Buddington), 1920- person
associatedWith Rutgers University. Dean of Student Affairs. corporateBody
associatedWith Rutgers University Dean of Student Affairs, (Earle W. Clifford, Jr.) person
associatedWith Salons of America, Inc. corporateBody
associatedWith Scaravaglione, Concetta Maria, 1900-1975 person
associatedWith Sparrow, Jack, b. 1893 person
associatedWith Watson, Forbes, 1880-1960. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
New York (State)--New York
Subject
Arts administrators
Federal aid to the arts
Arts administrators--Interviews
Art--Exhibitions
Art, American
Museum directors--Interviews
Art and state
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