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Ackerman, Phyllis

Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online July 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Art Education; History of Art; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art; Islamic Art; 20th-Century Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa. 369 words.

(b. Oakland, CA, 1893; d. Shiraz, Iran, 25 Jan. 1977).

American historian of Iranian art. While studying mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, Ackerman met and...

Adnan, Etel

Sheila S. Blair and Jonathan M. Bloom.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online July 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Ceramic Arts, Pottery, and Glass; Painting; Textiles and Embroidery; Art Education; Art of the United States; Islamic Art; 20th-Century Art; Art of the Middle East and North Africa; Contemporary Art. 184 words.

(b. Beirut, 1925).

Lebanese–American artist and writer. Daughter of a Greek Christian mother and a Syrian Muslim father, she was educated in Lebanon and at universities in...

Alston, Charles

Deborah Cullen.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Painting; Public Art, Land Art, and Environmental Art; Sculpture and Carving; Art Education; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art. 350 words.

(Henry) [Spinky]

(b Charlotte, NC, Nov 29, 1907; d April 27, 1977).

African American painter, sculptor, graphic artist, muralist and educator. In 1913, Charles...

Alternative spaces in America

Virginie Bobin.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Art Education; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art. 621 words.

Exhibition space that is not run by an institution or commercial organization is often described as an alternative space. The phenomenon of alternative spaces in the United States is...

American Federation of Arts

Klaus Ottmann.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online June 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 356 words.

American not-for-profit organization founded in 1909 that initiates and organizes art exhibitions and provides educational and professional programs in collaboration with the museum...

Art Students League

Deborah Cullen.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online June 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art. 669 words.

One of the oldest and largest artist-run schools of art instruction in the USA. The Arts Students League (ASL) was founded in 1875 by and for art students, many of whom were women. It...

Artists’ Caucus of Visual AIDS

Tom Williams.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online May 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art Education; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art. 644 words.

American artists’ convention within the larger AIDS activist organization Visual AIDS. This group is best known for the famous Ribbon Project in 1991 in which artists and activists...

Asian American Arts Centre

Matico Josephson.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online June 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Performance Art and Dance; Art Education; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art; Contemporary Art; East Asian Art. 668 words.

American multi-ethnic arts organization based in New York’s Chinatown. The Asian American Arts Centre (AAAC) and its predecessors, the Asian American Dance Theatre (1974–93) and the...

Basement Workshop

Alexandra Chang.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online June 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Exhibition Catalogues and Specific Collections; Art Education; Art of the United States; 19th-Century Art; 20th-Century Art. 521 words.

American community-based arts and activist group in New York that flourished from 1971 to 1986. Basement Workshop (Inc.) evolved during the Asian American art movement, inspired by the...

Bauhaus in America

Kathleen James-Chakraborty.

in Oxford Art Online

P ublished online September 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art; Architecture; Art Education; Art of the United States; 20th-Century Art. 973 words.

After the closure in 1933 of the Bauhaus in Berlin, its staff and students dispersed. Many found their way to the USA, where they became highly influential teachers as well as artists...