With a Contextual Essay by Deryn Rees-Jones
A multiplicity of movements occurring in the late 1960s is represented in the portfolio collection Artists and Photographs. Essentially a boxed exhibition, this portfolio, compiled and published in 1970 by Marian Goodman’s Multiples, Inc., assembled photographs, prints, texts, or artist books by nineteen prominent artists of the time, the majority of whom are now recognized as some of the most important artists of the latter part of the twentieth century and as leaders of Conceptual Art, Land Art, or Pop Art.
At the close of the 1960s, art was jostling with an expanded definition. It was evolving beyond object to incorporate language and idea and continuing its radical interrogation of itself that questioned the assumption that the role of the artist was to create material objects. This line of inquiry carried over into photography, propelling the discipline beyond contrived frames and master prints to quickly captured images that functioned as documents or indexes. In turn, these changes also influenced traditional methods of art production, its display, and the manner in which viewers encountered art. Many artists deployed mechanized productions of multiples in order to circulate their work more directly to the public, particularly to a larger, younger population, thus providing patrons a way of affordably collecting art.
Marian Goodman, recognizing artists’ interest in this experimentation, published Artists and Photographs in an edition of 1,200. The portfolio contains nineteen individual works and a contextual essay by art critic Lawrence Alloway. As the portfolio circulated among collectors, a complete edition was acquired by the University Art Collection. In excellent condition and now rather rare, it provides a very significant piece of art history.
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Liz's first task is to complete a survey of a body of letters written by Hannah Elizabeth Stevenson contained in the larger. Hannah served as a nurse in various Union hospitals in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington from July 1861 through October 1862. Liz is challenged to identify and summarize all letters of particular interest, which may be used in a number of different MHS projects over the course of the , and also to select one single letter from the collection to be featured in Massachusetts Finds Her Voice in the coming months. Again, once a selection is made Liz will be working on the transcription and contextual essay to support the document when it is added to the web-presentation.
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Like traditional research projects, creative projects demand a high level of scholarship, intellectual engagement, careful documentation, long-range planning, and time commitment. The Honors student must go beyond the creative work itself, placing it within its proper scholarly context in the field or craft, and reflecting on the vision, process, and goals involved in shaping the creative experience. Creative projects involve writing, both in the form of a Journal of Progress and in a Reflective/Contextual Essay.