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Guide to the New School Art Center records, 1956-1975

Collection Overview

Repository
New School Archives and Special Collections
Creator
New School (New York, N.Y.).
Title
New School Art Center records, 1956-1975
Extent
4 linear ft: 12 boxes
Summary
The New School Art Center was established in the fall of 1960 with a donation from the Albert J. List Foundation, and remained in operation until 1973. Directed throughout its existence by Paul Mocsanyi, the Center's programs reflected the New School's founding commitment to engage provocative subjects, using art to explore contemporary political and social issues. Materials in this collection include exhibition catalogs, press coverage, posters, fliers and other publicity, administrative correspondence, and photographs.

Preferred Citation note

[Identification of item], [date (if known)], New School Arts and Public Programs, NS.02.1, box __, folder __, Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives, Parsons The New School for Design, New York, New York.

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Scope and Contents note

The New School Art Center was established in the fall of 1960 with a donation by the Albert J. List Foundation, and remained in operation until 1973. The Center's original mission statement laid out its ambitious project:

[The Art Center] represent[s] a continuing effort by the New School for Social Research to manifest its interest in art as a major endeavor of man and society. The Art Center embraces no particular movement or group, but serves as a forum for all noteworthy expression by artists of this and other nations. It attempts to make its own unique contribution to the cultural life of New York City, rather than to duplicate efforts of the many excellent art institutions in this community.

Directed throughout its existence by Paul Mocsanyi, the Center's programs were geared toward students, professional artists and critics, and "an enlightened public." Mocsanyi mounted exhibitions year-round, organizing lectures, films, and other events that explored and expanded upon exhibit themes. Striving to embody The New School's founding commitment to openly engage with progressive, provocative subjects, exhibitions often revolved around contemporary political and social issues.

Materials here include exhibition catalogs, press coverage, posters, flyers and other publicity, administrative correspondence, and photographs. Many of the press materials here were generated by the New School's Office of Public Information. A small number of files document Mocsanyi's earlier career.

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Arrangement note

Arranged in 4 series.

  1. General
  2. Artist Biographies
  3. Exhibitions
  4. Photographs of Artwork

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

New School Archives and Special Collections 2009

55 West 13th Street
New York, NY, 10003
212.229.5942
archivist@newschool.edu

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research use. Please contact kac@newschool.edu for appointment.

Use Restrictions

To publish images of material from this collection, permission must be obtained in writing from the Kellen Design Archives. Please contact: kac@newschool.edu

Custodial History note

The bulk of the material in this collection was transferred to the Kellen Design Archives from Fogelman Library in January 2009. New School Art Center scrapbooks were transferred from the offices of the New School Art Collection in 2009.

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Corporate Name(s)

  • New Museum (New York, N.Y.).
  • New School Art Center (New York, N.Y.).
  • New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997). Dramatic Workshop.
  • New School for Social Research (New York, N.Y. : 1919-1997).

Genre(s)

  • Biographies.
  • Catalogs.
  • Exhibition records.
  • Photographs.
  • Publications.

Personal Name(s)

  • Benton, Thomas Hart, 1889-1975
  • Egas, Camilo, 1889-1962
  • Fonseca, Gonzalo, 1922-1997
  • Johnson, Alvin Saunders, 1874-1971
  • Mocsanyi, Paul
  • Orozco, José Clemente, 1883-1949
  • Piscator, Erwin, 1893-1966

Subject(s)

  • Art centers.
  • Art collections.
  • Art publicity.
  • Art -- Exhibitions.
  • Art -- Study and teaching -- New York (State) -- New York -- 20th century.
  • College publications -- New York (State) -- New York.
  • Mexican Muralist (movement).
  • Mural painting and decoration.
  • Politics in art -- Exhibitions.
  • Workshops (Adult education).
  • Workshops in art.

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Collection Inventory

General 1948-1978 
Title Box Folder
Announcements and report, 1961-1966, undated  1 1
Collectors Institute at the New School Art Center, 1975-1978  1 2
Mocsanyi, Paul: "Art in Review" [news column] clippings, circa 1948-1955  1 3
Mocsanyi, Paul: Personal correspondence and biographical material, 1956-1962  1 4
New Museum, 1977-1983  1 5
Artist Biographies 

In addition to curriculum vitae and exhibitions lists, some files here include correspondence with Art Center director Paul Mocsanyi, as well as critical commentaries and artist statements.

For an index of New School Art Center exhibition(s) in which some of these artists participated: click here.

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Title Box Folder
A-D  1 6

Includes information about the following artists:

* Agostini, Peter

* Ajay, Ibrahim Mahfoud

* Albert, Calvin

* Alcalay, Albert S.

* Avery, Milton

* Barbash, Steven A.

* Barron, Harris

* Berger, Jason

* Bertoia, Harry

* Biala, Janice

* Blaine, Nell

* Boghosian, Varujan

* Bolomey, Roger

* Bonevardi, Marcelo

* Bontecou, Lee

* Boyle, Kay

* Brody, Lilly

* Brown, Judith

* Burgeois, Louise

* Burlin, Paul

* Button, John

* Cajori, Charles

* Calcagno, Lawrence

* Capran, Ryhs

* Carton, Norman

* Cesar

* Chadwick, Lynn

* Chamberlain, John Angus

* Chen, Chi-Kwan

* Chinni, Peter Anthony

* Christopher, William R.

* Cline, William Z.

* Cobb, Ruth

* Consagra, Pietro

* Corbett, Edward

* Cusumano, Stefano

* Davis, Stuart

* De Kooning, Elaine

* Diebenkorn, Richard

* Di Lauro, Alfred

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E-J  1 7

Includes information about the following artists:

* Egas, Camilo * Ellin, Everett

* Elmer, Bischoff

* Evett, Kenneth

* Falkenstein, Claire

* Farkas, Charles

* Fendell, J.

* Fernando, Botero

* Floch, Joseph

* Frank, Mary

* Frankenthaler, Helen

* Freund, Tibor

* Friedensohn, Elias

* Frink, Elisabeth

* Fuller, Sue

* Geber, Hana

* Georges, Paul

* Giambruni, Tio

* Gladstone, Gerals

* Gold, Fay

* Goldin, Leon

* Grooms, Red

* Halkin, Theodore

* Hardy, Tom

* Hartigan, Grace

* Harvey, James

* Hatchett, Duayne

* Heliker, John Edward

* Henry Albert, Botkin

* Hios, Theo

* Hofman, Hans

* Honnegger, Gottfried

* Hultberg, John

* Ikeda, Masuo

* Ipousteguy, Jean

* Ippolito, Angelo

* Jackson, William Ward

* Jlutte, Noel W. * Joe, Dale

* Johnson, Lester

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K-N  1 8

Includes information about the following artists:

* Kadish, Reuben

* Kaldis, Aristomedis

* Kalinowski, Horst-Egon

* Kanemitsu, Matsumi

* Katzman, Herbert

* Kearns, James

* Kienbusch, William

* Klement, Vera

* Klippel, Robert

* Knaths, Karl

* Koenig, Fritz

* Kondo, Tatsu

* Kriesberg, Irving

* Landau, Jacob

* Lassaw, Ibram

* Lechay, James

* Lethem, Richard

* Levi, Jullian

* Lipman-Wulf, Peter

* Lipton, Seymour

* Lum, Harry

* Luzzatto, Francis

* MacIver, Loren

* Maldarelli, Oronzio

* Mallary, Robert

* Mastroianni, Umberto

* Mayhew, Richard

* McNear, Everett

* Meadows, Bernard

* Metcalf, James

* Mitchell, Joan

* Moliani

* Moller, Hans

* Mommer, Paul

* Murch, Walter Tandy

* Nadas, Georgette

* Nakian, Reuben

* Napoli, Guiseppe

* Neuman, Robert S.

* Nevelson, Louise

* Nickford, Juan

* Nickford, Juan

* Nivola, Constantino

* Noe, Louise Felipe

* Noguchi, Isamu

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O-S  1 9

Includes information about the following artists:

* Odate, Tosio

* Paris, Harold P.

* Pavia, Phillip

* Penalba, Alicia

* Pereira, I. Rice

* Peterdi, Gabor

* Porter, David

* Powell, Leslie

* Rattner, Abraham

* Reed, Paul

* Reifenberg, Jan G.

* Reynal, Jeanne

* Rivers, Larry

* Rohm, Robert

* Romano, Claire

* Rosati, James

* Rosenberg, Harold

* Rosenquit, Bernard

* Saunders, Ray

* Sawada, Tetsuro

* Scheuler, Jon

* Schmidt, Julius

* Schrag, Karl

* Schreyer, Greta

* Segal, George

* Selz, Peter

* Shahn, Ben

* Sherman, Sarai

* Sivard, Robert

* Slivka, David

* Smith, David

* Solomon, Hyde

* Spaventa, George

* Stadelmayer, Richard

* Stankiewiez, Richard

* Strombotone, James

* Stuck, Jack

* Sugarman, George

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T-Z  1 10

Includes information about the following artists:

* Tam, Reuben

* Telford, Taylor

* Teshigahara, Sofu

* Triano, Anthony

* Tworkov, Jack

* Uhlmann, Hans

* Van Den Haag, Ernest

* Van Loen

* Van Veen, Stuyvesant

* Viesulas, Romas

* Vodicka, Ruth

* Von Eckardt, Wolf

* Von Wicht, John

* Wald, Sylvia

* Walsh-Kippe, Alida

* Wexler, George

* Wilson, Jane

* Wines, James

* Yektai, Manoucher

* Yunkers, Adja

* Zogbaum, Wilfrid M.

* Zucker, Murray

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Exhibitions 1961-1977 

These files generally include publicity, catalogs, correspondence and press coverage of exhibitions. Notation has been made where catalogs are not included.

Click here for an index of the artists who participated in each of these New School Art Center exhibitions: click here.

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Title Box Folder
American Conscience, 1964  1 11
American Drawings of the Sixties, 1969-1970  1 12
American Posters of Protest (1966-1970), 1971  1 13
Americans in Paris (1600-1900), 1972  2 1
Artists Reality, 1964  2 2
Contemporary French Tapestries, 1965, 1973  2 3
Contemporary Urban Visions, 1966  2 4
Creative Process, 1961  2 5
Erotic Art, 1973  2 7
Graphic Way: Experiments in Editorial Art, 1973[?]  2 8
DeCreeft, Jose: A Retrospective, 1974  2 6
Hiroshima Panels, 1970  2 9
Homage to Tajan, 1966  2 10
Humanist Tradition in Contemporary American Painting, 1968  2 11
Humanists of the Sixties, 1962  2 12
Humor, Satire, and Irony, 1972  2 13
Hundertwasser's Complete Graphic Work (1951-1975), the Albertina Exhibition [photocopy of catalog only], 1975  3 1
Inagural Exhibition: New School Graduate Faculty Center, 1969  3 2
Jugundstill Expressionism, 1965-1966, undated  3 3
Landscape in Recent American Painting, 1963  3 4
List Art Poster Program, 1973  3 5
Mechanism and Organism, 1961  3 6
Museum Leaders Collect, 1970  3 7
My God! We're Losing a Great Country, 1970  3 8
One Hundred Italian Drawings From the 14th to 18th Century, 1971  3 9
Marion Palfi: Photographic Exhibition, 1961  3 10
Photography of the Metroplitan Opera by Paul Seligman, 1962  3 11
Portraits from the American Art World, 1965  3 12
Protest and Hope, 1967  3 13
Abraham Rattner: The Gallons of Baghdad, 1970  4 1
Realistic Tendencies (Berlin Now) [photocopy of catalog only], 1977[?]  4 2
Recent Drawings by NY Artists, 1961  4 3
Governor Rockefeller's Collection from the Albany Mansion, 1967  4 4
Sculpture From the Albert J. List Family Collection, 1965  4 5
Terezin, 1968 
Catalogs and announcements, 1968  4 6
Correspondence 1965-1971 
General, 1965-1966  4 7
General, 1967-1968  4 8
Benda/Mocsanyi, 1966  4 9
Benda/Mocsanyi, 1967-1969  4 10
Hawthorn Books, 1968-1971  4 11
Title Box Folder
Haas lawsuit: General, 1968-1972  4 12
Haas lawsuit: Legal documents, 1973  5 1
Publicity 1968-1971 
General, 1968-1971  5 2
Clippings, 1968-1969  5 3
Press releases, 1968  5 4
Title Box Folder
Bob Thompson Retrospective, 1968-1969  5 5
Three Centuries of French Posters, 1975  5 6
Three Centuries of French Satire, 1974  5 7
Twelve Irish Painters, 1963  5 8
Twentieth Century German Graphics, 1975  5 9
Vietnam, 1968  5 10-11
Weimar-Nurenberg-Bonn, 1963  5 12
Photographs of Artwork 1899-1961 

All of the photographs in this category are of artwork. All are black and white, and most are of poor quality.

Title Box Folder
By subject 1899-1961 
Unidentified artworks  6 1
Exhibition installments (untitled)  6 2
German Art Posters: Exhibitions (1899-1914)  6 3
German Political Posters 1919-1961 
1919-1934  6 4
Hitler Era  6 5
Post War, 1945-1961  6 6
By artist 
6 7

Includes work by:

*Agostini

*Andrews

*Armitage

*Aronson

*Avery

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BA-BE  6 8

Includes work by:

* Baizerman

* Baskin

* Baziotes

* Bearden

* Beauchamp

* Bell

* Bellmer

* Bertoia

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BI-BO  6 9

Includes work by:

* Bischoff

* Bishop

* Blaine

* Bloom

* Boghoshian

* Boitard

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Bolomey  6 10
BR-BU  6 11

Includes work by:

* Brice

* Brody

* Brown

* Burchfield

* Burlin

* Burliuk

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B0-BR  6 12

Includes work by:

* Bonevardi

* Bonoly

* Bontecou

* Botero

* Bouché

* Braque

* Brenner

* Brichtova

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CA-CH  6 13

Includes work by:

* Cajori

* Calder

* Callery

* Calo

* Carey

* Cezanne

* Chadwick

* Chinni

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CI-CR  6 14

Includes work by:

* Cicero

* Congdon

* Constant

* Cooke

* Copley

* Cross

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DA-DE  6 15

Includes work by:

* da Silva

* de Creeft

* Degas

* Dehn

* Dehner

* E. De Kooning

* W. De Kooning

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DE-DU  6 16

Includes work by:

* de Leon

* De Niro

* Diebenkorn

* Diederich

* Dine

* Dubuffet

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EA-FR  6 17

Includes work by:

* Eades

* Egas

* Feininger

* Fernandez

* Fini

* Fischlova

* Fleischmann

* Fonseca

* Frances

* Frankenthaler

* Franklova

* Frasconi

* Fritta

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GA-GO  7 1

Includes work by:

* Gatch

* Gay

* Gaylor

* Georges

* Gergely

* Gikow

* Glarner

* Goldin

* Goodman

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GO-GW  7 2

Includes work by:

* Gorley

* Gottlieb

* Gris

* Gromaire

* Grooms

* Grosz

* Guston

* Gwathmey

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HA-HI  7 3

Includes work by:

* Hague

* Halkin

* Hartigan

* Hartley

* Harunobu

* Hayes

* Heliker

* Henri

* Hepworth

* Hinman

* Hiroshige

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HI-HU, I  7 4

Includes work by:

* Hirsch

* Hollingsworth

* Holty

* Hopper

* Hultberg

and a work titled: "Illustration to the Kamakala, a Text on Lovemaking from India"

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JA-JU  7 5

Includes work by:

* Jackson

* Jaffe

* Johns

* Johnson

* Judd

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KA-KL  7 6

Includes work by:

* Kahn

* Kaish, L.

* Kaish, M.

* Katzman

* Kitaj

* Kladis

* Klee

* Klimt

* Kline

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KN-KU  7 7

Includes work by:

* Knaths

* Kobashi

* Kohn

* Komasha

* Kopman

* Kortlander

* Koryusa

* Kraiberg

* Kunisada

* Kuntz

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LA-LE  7 8

Includes work by:

* La Farge

* Lam

* Langlais

* Lassaw

* Lawrence

* Lebrun

* Lechay

* Leger

* Lekakis

* Levi

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LE-LY  7 9

Includes work by:

* Levine

* Lichtenstein

* Lindner

* Lipchitz

* Lipman-Wulf

* Lipton

* Lum

* Lytle

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MA-MI  7 11

Includes work by:

* Maciuer

* Maillol

* Mallary

* Marca-Relli

* Marsh

* Matisse

* Meade

* Milder

* Miro

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MI-MU  7 10

Includes work by:

* Mix

* Morales

* Moravec

* Morris

* Motherwell

* Munakata

* Murch

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NA-PA  7 12

Includes work by:

* Nakian

* Negri

* Neuman

* Noguchi

* Oliveira

* Paris

* Park

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PA-PI  7 13

Includes work by:

* Pascin

* Pavia

* Pene du Bois

* Picasso

also:

* Persian Pencil Drawing

* Peruvian Figures

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PI-RA  7 14

Includes work by:

* Pignon

* Pippin

* Pollack

* Ponce de Leon

* Poons

* Rattner

* Rauschenberg

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RE-RY  7 15

Includes work by:

* Reinhoud

* Rivers

* Roberts

* Robinson

* Roszak

* Ryder

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SA-SH  8 1

Includes work by:

* Sadahide

* Samuel

* Saunders

* Schickova

* Schmidt

* Schreyer

* Schwartz

* Segal

* Seley

* Shahn

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SH-ST  8 2

Includes work by:

* Sherman

* Shuncho

* Shunsui

* Sleigh

* Sloan

* Solomon

* Sonderberg

* Soyer

* Stamos

* Stankiewicz

* Steinberg

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ST-SU  8 3

Includes work by:

* Stella

* Stephani

* Sterne

* Stoltenberg

* Stranska

* Strombotne

* Sugai

* Sugarman

* Sumi

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Thompson  8 4
TI-TY  8 5

Includes work by:

* Ting

* Tobey

* Tomlin

* Toulouse-Lautrec

* Tovish

* Tryggvadottir

* Tytell

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UN-WE  8 6

Includes work by:

* Ungerer

* Utamaro

* Valente

* Van Loen

* Vytlacyl

* Waldsteinova

* Walsch-Kipke

* Warhol

* Watkins

* Weber, H.

* Weber, M.

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WE-Y  8 7

Includes work by:

* Weiss

* Weissova

* White

* Wines

* Winter

* Yektai

* Yoshimori

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