Sewell, Darrel, 1939-
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract The departmental files document the work of the American Art department, as well as related activities from the 1960s that predate its formal establishment. The American Art Department originated in 1973 with the impetus of America's up-coming Bicentennial and the Museum's Centennial celebrations.
Dates: circa 1965-1991
File — Box: 1, Folder: 12
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The Oral History Collection preserves first-hand accounts of the museum’s activities. This collection is comprised of transcripts, audio and video interviews with artists, museum staff, scholars, curators, and trustees.The recording of oral histories began at the museum in the 1980s and restarted in 2006, with an informal series of interviews that included Henry Magaziner (a close friend of Julian Abele, a noted architect and co-designer of the museum’s Fairmount Building), Ella...
File — Box: 504, Folder: 15
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: This subseries currently is closed to researchers. File titles are subject to change when processing is finalized at a later date. Under d'Harnoncourt's direction, the museum continued to envision grander goals that would enhance the visitor's experience and allow the institution to better serve its diverse community. It seems only fitting that this last subseries should document the initiation of the most transforming project for the museum's iconic neo-classical "triumph on...
Sewell, Darrel. "Thomas Eakins: Artist of Philadelphia." (Held at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 29 May-28 November 1982), 1982
File — Box: 2000
Scope and Contents From the Sub-Series: This subseries documents the many exhibitions dedicated to or including works by Thomas Eakins from 1917 to 1986. It includes primarily original, but also some photocopied extracts from, exhibition catalogs, checklists, and other ephemera, such as invitations to openings and previews. A small number of exhibitions featuring works inspired by Thomas Eakins, rather than by him, are also documented, as are a few exhibitions from World Fairs. Of particular note are the catalogs for exhibitions held...