Monumenta/74 and 76 records


Monumenta/74 and 76 records

1971-1974; 1976

Reels 2678-2679: Materials about an outdoor sculpture exhibition, "Monumenta/74," Newport, Rhode Island, including: a catalog of the exhibition; a certificate of recognition from the mayor of Newport; a statement of purpose and planning notes; correspondence of the director, Sam Hunter, the president, William A. Crimmins, and others, with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Preservation Society of Newport, property owners and Christo's engineers concerning his "Ocean Front Project," and correspondence regarding the catalog and the symposium. Also included are: notes on a sculpture exhibition in Boston, 1971; account books, fund raising data, sale records, and other financial material; installation information and insurance forms; lists of guests, lenders, artists and works of art; clippings; and photos of sculpture.


SNAC Resource ID: 6772345

Archives of American Art

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Monumenta/74 and 76 (1974, 1976 : Newport, R.I.) (corporateBody)

One of the largest U.S. sculpture exhibitions; Newport, Rhode Island, 1974 and other years. From the description of Monumenta/74 and 76 records, 1971-1974; 1976. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122576779 ...

Hunter, Sam, 1923-.... (person)

Art historian and educator; Princeton, New Jersey. Hunter has taught at Princeton since 1969. He has worked in many capacities for Harry N. Abrams, Inc., including editor-in-chief, 1971-72. He has curated and consulted for museum exhibitions at several institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Minneapolis Art Institute and the Princeton Art Museum. Larry Rivers is a contemporary painter known for his life-size portraits. From the descript...

Crimmins, William (person)

Christo, 1935- (person)

Christo (American/Bulgarian, b.1935) is a sculptor best known for his unique wrapped works, which span from small-scale wrapped books to entire buildings and sites in nature, encased in fabric. Christo, born Christo Vladimiroff Javacheff, attended the art academy in Sofia as a youth, trained in the Socialist Realist aesthetic of the era. He moved to Prague, where he was first exposed to the work of early European modernists, and later to Paris, where he befriended a group of artists including Yv...