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Summary Information

Repository
Oakland University Archives and Special Collections
Title
Oakland University Art Gallery records
ID
OU.ARTSREC.OUAG
Date
1966-present
Extent
16.0 Linear feet
Language
English

Preferred Citation

Item, folder title, box no., Oakland University Art Gallery records, Oakland University Archives.

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Scope and Contents note

The Oakland University Art Gallery records consist of materials produced by the gallery since its founding, with special emphasis on the period from the late 1960s to the 1990s. The Administrative Files series includes correspondence, financial files, correspondence, as well as events and publicity materials. The Exhibits series contains the background materials for the preparation of exhibits and is organized chronologically. The Audiovisual Materials series includes recordings of gallery events and photographs used to prepare exhibits. When possible, they are organized by exhibit title.

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History

The first University Art Gallery was located in North Foundation Hall from 1962 to 1966. When Wilson Hall was completed, the Art Gallery moved across from the Meadow Brook Theatre, with Kiichi Usui as its new curator. In January 1967 the first major exhibit opened to the public with paintings and drawings from the Richard Brown Baker Collection, tracing the development of art in New York in the mid-20th century. That same year, G. Mennen Williams gifted 168 works of African sculpture to the Art Gallery - a significant addition to its permanent collections. The sculptures were exhibited in the Gallery in 1968 in presence of Williams.

The Art Gallery is part of the Art and Art History department.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Oakland University Archives and Special Collections

Kresge Library
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI, 48309

Access and Use note

The Oakland University Art Gallery records are open for research.

Copyright

Copyright held by Oakland University. The collection includes occasional materials produced by outside parties. Copyright to these items may be held by the original creators.

Processing

Processed by Linda Hildebrand, Shirley Paquette, and Dominique Daniel, August 2018.

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Collection Inventory

Administrative files 

Scope and Contents note:

Richard Brown Baker Collection. Meadow Brook Art Gallery - September 29 - October 27, 1974.

Map-case
1
Drawer
F
Box

Business Consortium for the Arts - meeting minutes 1988-1992 

1

Events - Picnic on the Grass - Art Fair 1973-1992   5 folders.

1

Budget & Finances 1984-1996 

1

Gallery Associates 1968-1994   4 folders.

1

Publicity - Brochures 1961-present   3 folders.

1

Publicity - News clippings 1960-1985 

1

Collections - Lists 

1

George Brewer - Donation - Deed 1989 

Scope and Contents note

Includes material on "The Temptation of Santa Rita" by artist Fernando Botero.

1

Correspondence - misc. 1973-1990 

1

Correspondence - S. Brooks Barron 1971-1973 

1

Correspondence - Richard Brown Baker 1981-1995 

1

Correspondence - Edward R. Downe Jr. 1988-1989 

1

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Exhibits 

Box

"Personal Preferences" - Mr. & Mrs. S.Brooks Barron 1967: Oct. 3-Nov. 12 

2

"A Point of View" - Richard Baker Brown 1966-1967: Dec. 16-Jan. 28 

2

African Art - G. Mennen Williams 1968: Feb. 5-Mar. 3 

2

Ted Knerr 1968: Nov. 1-Dec. 7 

2

Melanesia: Art of the Black Islands 1969: Feb. 11-Mar. 7 

2

John C. Galloway: a retrospective exhibition 1970: Oct. 19-Nov. 29 

2

Art of the Decade: 1960-1970 1971: Nov. 14-Dec. 17 

2

Chinese Fan Paintings 1972: Feb. 27-Mar. 5 

2

Japanese Ink Painting of the Edo Period 1972: Nov. 5-Dec. 3 

2

American Realism Post Pop 1973: Feb. 18-Mar. 25 

2

Found Industrial Objects: Unintended Art 1973: Oct. 14-Nov. 25 

2

Rajastani Temple Hangings 1974: Feb. 9-Mar. 16 

2

Prints by Contemporary Artists - Richard Brown Baker 1974: Sept. 29-Oct. 27 

2

Minoru Yamasaki: a retrospective 1974: Nov. 17-Dec. 22 

2

Art of the Tang Dynasty 1975: Feb. 16-Mar. 16 

2

Australian Bark Painting - Dr. Edwin L. Ruhe collection 1975: Oct. 5-31 

2

Contemporary Reflections 1975: Nov. 9-Dec. 20 

2

Art of Pre-Columbian America 1976: Feb. 15-Mar. 26 

2

Creative Encounters - Gertrude Kasle 1976: Oct. 2-Nov. 14 

2

Through Closed Doors: Western Influence on Japanese Art 1639-1853 1977: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 

2

Return of Realism 1978: Oct. 1-Dec. 20 

2

America in the 70's as depicted in the Richard Brown Baker collection 1979: Nov. 18-Dec. 16   2 folders.

2

Oceanic Art - Prof. Harry Baber collection 1980: Mar. 16-Apr. 25 

2

Meadow Brook Invitational - Part I - Sculpture 1981 

2

Meadow Brook Invitational - Part II - Painting 1983: Oct. 2-Dec. 23   2 folders.

2

Master Painters of Haiti - Siri von Reis 1984: Feb. 18-Mar. 31   2 folders.

2

Contemporary Art - S. Brooks Barron collection 1984: Sept. 23-Nov. 4 

2

Chinese Art - Private collections from Michigan 1985: Jan. 27-Mar. 3   4 folders.

2

Muscle & Machine Dream: a Portrait of the Motor City 1986: Apr. 5-May 18   2 folders.

3

Detroiters Collect: New Generation 1986: Oct. 5 - Nov. 9   3 folders.

3

Spirit in Clay: Pt.II - Pre-Columbian Art 1987: Mar. 1-Apr. 5   2 folders.

3

Magic in the Mind's Eye 1987: Oct. 4-Nov. 8, Nov. 22-Dec. 27   3 folders.

3

Friends of Meadow Brook 1988: Jan. 17-Feb. 28   2 folders.

3

Japan Yesterday 1988: Mar. 13 - May 15 

3

Northern Michigan University Exhibit: African Sculpture 1988: Feb. 1-18 

Scope and Contents note

Exhibition held at Lee Hall Gallery on loan from Meadow Brook Gallery permanent collection.

3

Contemporary Art - from collection of Marion & David Handleman 1986: Oct. 2-Nov. 6   2 folders.

4

Photography's Beginnings 1989: Mar. 12-May 14   6 folders.

4

Chinese Art: a Gift of Prof. & Mrs. Amitendranath Tagore 1989: Oct. 15-Nov. 19 

4

Friends of Meadow Brook II 1989: Nov. 26-Dec. 20   2 folders.

4

G. Mennen Williams: His Legacy from an African Mission 1990: Feb. 1-Mar. 18 

4

Michele Oka Doner at Mid-Career 1990: Apr. 1-May 20   3 folders.

4

A Retrospective: 25 years of Meadow Brook Theatre Stage & Costume Design 1990: Oct. 3-Nov. 11 

4

Expressive Visions & Exquisite Images: Two Aspects of Art of the 80's 1991: Oct. 6-Nov. 17 

Scope and Contents note

From the Richard Brown Baker collection.

5

Expressive Visions & Exquisite Images: pt. II - Michigan Artists 1992: Jan. 19-Mar. 15   3 folders.

5

Dealers Choice - Meet 20 Metro Detroit Art Gallery Reps. 1992: Oct. 11-Nov. 22 

Scope and Contents note

Meadow Brook Gallery Associates Reception Oct. 4, 1992.

5

Computer Show - Proposed - 1993   2 folders.

5

Culver's Nature: Selected Works of Animals, Birds and Plants - Charles Culver 1993: Oct. 10-Nov. 21   2 folders.

5

Art of Book Illustration: Selected Works of Arthur Ignatius Keller 1994: Oct. 2-Dec. 9   2 folders.

5

Art of the Indonesian Archipelago - Diane & Paul Haig collection 1995: Feb. 26-Mar. 27   2 folders.

5

Arimatsu Shibori: A Japanese Tradition of Indigo Dyeing 1995: Sept. 30-Nov. 30   3 folders.

5

17th & 18th Century European Paintings from the Tadeusz Malinski Collection 1996: Dec. 7-1996:Feb.9 

6

Joseph Wesner at Mid Career 1996:Feb. 17-Mar. 31   2 folders.

6

The Trompe L'Oeil Tradition in Contemporary Realism from the Masco and Manoogian Collections 1996: Oct. 5-Nov. 24   2 folders.

6

Encountering the Rare Book 2018: Sept. 6-Oct. 7 

6

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Audiovisual - mixed material 

Prints 

Box

Through Closed Doors: Western Influence on Japanese Art - Art of the Kohmo (Red Hair) 1977:Oct. 9-Nov.13   8 folders.

7

Morris Brose Bronze - Sculpture Show 1964: Oct. 15?-Nov. 16 

8

Art of the Decade 1960-1970: Paintings from the Collections of Greater Detroit 1971: Nov. 14-Dec. 17 

8

Art of Pre-Columbian America 1976: Feb. 15-Mar. 26 

8

Creative Encounters: Gertrude Kasle Collection of Contemporary Art 1976: Oct. 2-Nov. 14 

8

Return of Realism 1978: Oct. 1-Nov. 5 

8

Dealers Choice 1992: Oct. 11-Nov. 22 

8

America in the 70's as depicted by artists in the Richard Brown Baker Collection 1979: Nov. 18-Dec. 16 

8

Oceanic Art from the Collection of Prof. Harry Bober 1980: Mar. 16-Apr. 25 

8

Meadow Brook Invitational II - Paintings 1993: Oct. 2-Dec. 23 

8

Contemporary Art in the Collection of Florence and S. Brooks Barron 1984: Sept. 23-Nov. 4 

8

Chinese Art from Private Collections in Michigan 1985: Jan. 27-Mar. 3   2 folders.

8

Japan Yesterday 1988: Mar. 13-May 15 

8

Picnic on the Grass - National Art Gallery of Art - East Wing - Cornell University 1978 

8

Picnic on the Grass - Fine Arts Auction 1988: Aug. 6 

8

Contemporary Art from the Collection of Marian & David Handleman - Frank Stella 1988: Oct. 2-Nov. 6 

8

Photography's Beginnings 1989: Mar. 12-May 16 

8

Contemporary Art Collection - George & Maxine Brewer - Transcending Time and Place: paintings of Botero & Katz 1989: Oct. 15-Nov. 18 

8

Expressive Visions & Exquisite Images: two aspects of art of the 80's - Richard Brown Baker collection 1991: Oct. 6- Nov. 17 

8

Culver's Nature - Selected Works of Animals, Birds and Plants by Charles Culver 1993: Oct. 10-Nov. 21 

8

Art of Book Illustration: selected works by Arthur Ignatius Keller 1994: Oct. 2-Dec. 29 

8

Art of the Indonesian Archipelago - from the collection of Diane & Paul Haig 1995: Feb. 26-Mar. 27 

8

Arimatsu Shibori: a Japanese tradition of indo dyeing 1995: Sept. 30-Nov. 30 

8

Meadow Brook Hall Garden 1987 

8

Stan Hywet Hall - Tudor Revival architecture 

8

Mary Corse 

8

John Decarlo - Manuel Pierson - gifts 1994? 

8

Grace Hartigan 

8

John Woodward 

8

Gallery Installation - Vandenberg Hall mid-1990's? 

8

Miscellaneous - unidentified prints 

8

Phil Singer 

8

Slides 

Box
9

Arimatsu Shibori: a Japanese Tradition of Indigo Dyeing 1995: Sept. 30-Nov.3 

Art of the Indonesian Archipelago: from the collection of Diane & Paul Haig 1995: Feb.26-Mar. 27 

Chinese Art -Tagore Gift 1989: Mar. 28 

Contemporary Art Collection: George & Maxine Brewer 1989: Oct. 15-Nov.19 

Dealers Choice 1992: Oct.4-Nov.22 

Detroiter Collect: New Generation 1986: Oct.5-Nov. 9 

Japan Yesterday 1988: Mar. 13-May 15   2 folders.

Lippold, Richard 

Master Paintings of Haiti in the Collection of Siri von Reis 1984: Feb. 18-Mar. 31 

Meadow Brook Invitational II Paintings 1983: Oct. 2-Dec. 23 

Oceanic Arts from the Collection of Professor Harry Bober 1980: Mar. 16-Apr. 25 

Through Closed Doors: Western Influence on Japanese Art, 1639-1853 - Art of the Kohmo 1977: Oct. 9-Nov. 13 

Negatives 

Box
10-11

Form, Space, Energy 1972? 

Found Industrial Objects: Unintentional Art 1973: Oct. 14-Nov. 25 

Minoru Yamasaki, a retrospective 1974: Nov. 17-Dec. 22 

Creative Encounters - Gertrude Kasle - Collections of Contemporary Art 1976: Oct. 2-Nov. 14 

Art in Architecture 1977: Jan. 23-Mar. 13 

Meadow Brook Hall 1978: Aug. 8 

William King Sculpture - Meadow Brook Festival Installation 1978? 

Box

National Gallery of Art - East Wing - Cornell University 1978? 

10

Picnic on the Grass 1978: July 

Return of Realism 1978: Oct. 1-Nov. 5 

OU - Gifts - misc. 1978-1979 

Oceanic Art from the collection of Prof. Harry Bober 1980: Mar. 16-Apr.25 

Meadow Brook Invitational I - Sculpture - David Barr - John Piet 1981   65 sheets, 15 strips.

Pontiac Sculpture Competition 1981-? 

Pontiac Phoenix Plaza Construction 1981: Aug. 25 

Denise Corley 1983 

Meadow Brook Invitational II - Paintings 1983: Oct. 2-Dec. 23 

Glen Michaels - Jean Lamouroux - Peggy de Salle Collection 1983: Mar. 4?-Apr. 10   5 sheets.

Songye Kifwebe - African mask Sept. 1983 

Master Painters of Haiti - Siri von Reis Collection 1984 

Mr. & Mrs. S. Brooks Barron collection 

Scope and Contents note

Includes images of several exhibits, including: Contemporary Art in the Collection of Florence and S. Brooks Barron, 1984.

Chinese Art from Private Collections in Michigan 1985: Jan. 27-Mar. 3 

Picnic Press Party - Handleman's 1985: June 25 

From the Collection of Sol LeWitt 1986: Oct. 6-Nov. 17 

Muscle and Machine Dream: a portrait of Motor City 1986: Apr. 5-May 18 

Magic in the Mind's Eye - Kempf Hogan Collection 1987: Oct. 4-Nov. 8 

Meadow Brook Hall Garden 1987 

Contemporary Art, from the Collection of Marion & David Handleman 1988: Oct. 2-Nov. 6 

Japan Yesterday 1988: Mar. 13-May 15 

Picnic on the Grass XVI - Fine Arts Auction 1988: Aug. 6 

Scope and Contents note

Images of items donated by: Florence & S. Brooks Barron, Mr. & Mrs. David Handleman, Kempf Hogan and Shirley Schlafer.

Contemporary Art Collection - George and Maxine Brewer 1989: Oct. 15-Nov. 19 

Photography's Beginnings: a visual history featuring the collection of William B. Becker 1989: Mar. 12-May 14 

OU Art Gallery Collection - Chinese - Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Amitendranath Tagore 1989: Mar. 28 

Fernando Botero 1991? 

Expressive Visions & Exquisite Images: Two Aspects of Art of the 80s - Richard Brown Baker Collection 1991: Oct. 6-Nov. 17 

Dealer's Choice 1992: Oct. 11-Nov. 22 

Culver's Nature: Selected Works of Animals, Birds, and Plants by Charles Culver 1993: Oct. 10-Nov. 21 

Arimatsu Shibori: a Japanese Tradition of Indigo Dyeing 1995: Sept. 30-Nov. 3 

OU Art Gallery Collection - Gift - John Decarlo & Manual Pierson 1994? 

Joan Brace 1994 

OU Collection - Sunset Terrace 1995? 

Alex Katz n.d. 

Sol Lewitt & Jane Hammond n.d. 

Mantooth Installation 1991? 

Shiko Mumakata n.d. 

John Woodward n.d. 

Unidentified - miscellaneous 

Miscellaneous - unidentified 

OU Campus 

Phil Singer 

OU Art Gallery - African Art Collection 

OU Art Gallery Collection - Gift - "Peggy" n.d. 

Gallery Installation - Vandenberg Hall mid- 1990's? 

Visions of Courtly India n.d. 

Africa & N.W. Coast - Harry Bober 

Cassettes 

Box
12

Simone Beck Oct. 19, 1976 

Richard Lippold Oct. 9, 1976 

Walter Spink Lecture - Rajastani Temple - Exhibit 1974: Feb. 9-Mar. 16 

Art in Architecture 1977: Jan. 23-Mar.13   3 cassettes.

Art in America - Jan. 1990 

Judge Moor Apr. 20, 1979   2 cassettes.

Michael Hall: Ideas in Evolution 1980: Oct. 12-Nov. 9   4 cassettes.

Outdoor Sculpture - 1981 

Stephen Antonakos Nov. 19, 1980   2 cassettes.

Four Corners Project - David Barr Sept. 27, 1982   3 cassettes.

Florence Barron May 11, 13, 27, 1984   4 cassettes.

Scope and Contents note

Contemporary Art in the Collection of Florence & S. Brooks Barron exhibition Sept. 23 - Nov.4, 1984.

Thomas Fitzsimmons - Muscle & Machine Dream 1986   5 cassettes.

A Portrait of Motor City Meeting 

Richard Brown Baker   4 cassettes.

Redstone slide show - Pre-Columbia art 

David Humphrey - John Hull 

Michigan Oriental Art Society 

Thomas Fitzsimmons & Gozo Yoshimisu 

Robert Bechtle - Leonard Koscanski 

Museology I - "Ice Age Art" - exhibit 

Fred Stransky? 

Board meeting - Aug. 20, 1990 

Black Box 13/14 - double issue 

VHS - BETA -Tapes 

Box
13

David Barr - Meadow Brook Invitational I, Sculpture - Sunset Cube 1981   2 beta tapes.

John Piet - Meadow Brook Invitational I, Sculpture - Telegraph Exchange 1981   2 beta tapes.

Meadow Brook Invitational I, Sculpture - John Piet - David Barr - Thomas Bills 1981   1 beta tape.

Mel Leiserowitz - Sid Atkinson - Meadow Brook Invitational I, Sculpture 1981   1 beta tape.

Hanna Stiebel - Meadow Brook Invitational I, Sculpture - Rhythms & Variations 1981   5 beta tapes.

Machine & Muscle Dream: a portrait of Motor City 1986:Apr. 5-May 18   2 Beta tapes.

Magic in the Mind's Eye - Kempf Hogan 1987   3 beta tapes.

G. Mennen "Soapy" Williams: his Legacy - African Mission 1990: Feb. 1   VHS

Reel to Reel tapes 

Box
14

Found Industrial Objects: Unintended Art 1973: Oct. 13-Nov. 25   4 reels.

China: times of silk and gold - Michael Gill, creator 1973 

Walter Spink - Lecture - Rajasthan Temple Hangings of the Krishna Cult 1974: Feb. 9-Mar. 16   2 reels.

Minoru Yamasaki, a Retrospective - Interview with artist 1974: Nov. 17-Dec. 22   2 reels.

Art of the Tang Dynasty (A.D. 618-906) 1975: Feb. 16-Mar. 16   2 reels.

Art in Architecture 1977: Jan. 23-Mar. 13   2 reels.

Meadow Brook Theatre Costume Exhibit 1978: May   1 reel.

Meadow Brook Hall Tudor Revival - Architecture & Decoration 1979: Oct. 14-Nov. 11   1 reel.

Denison, M. - Art in Architecture 1979: Oct. 6 

Oceanic Art from the Collection of Harry Bober - Lecture 1980: Mar. 16-Apr. 25   1 reel.

Michael Hall - Ideas in Evolution 1980: Oct. 12-Nov. 9 

Four Corners Project - David Barr 1982: Nov. 14-Dec. 19   3 reels.

Primitive & Modern n.d. 

Richard Kanner - Modern Art n.d. 

Ivan Carp - Photo Realist n.d. 

Unidentified - miscellaneous n.d.   2 reels.

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Oversize - mixed media 

Box
15

G. Mennen Williams - African Dancers & Officials - negative 

Japanese Ink Painting of the Edo Period 1972: Nov. 5-Dec. 3 

Found Industrial Objects - Unintended Art - negatives 1973: Oct. 14-Nov. 25 

Prints from Contemporary Artists - Richard Brown Baker 1974 

Minoru Yamasaki, a retrospective 1974: Nov. 17-Dec. 22 

Art of the Tang Dynasty 1975: Feb. 16-Mar. 16 

Contemporary Refections - negatives 1975: Nov. 9- Dec. 20 

Art of Pre-Columbian America 1976: Feb. 15-Mar. 26 

Phoenix Center, Pontiac - Fountain - Sculpture- negatives 1981? 

Master Paintings of Haiti - Siri von Reis collection 1984: Feb. 18-Mar. 31 

Chinese Art from Private Collections in Michigan 1985: Jan. 27-Mar. 3 

Muscle & Machine Dream: a portrait of Motor City 1986: Apr. 5-May 18 

Magic in the Mind's Eye - Kempf Hogan collection 1987: Oct. 4-Dec. 27 

Chinese Art - gifts of Mr. & Mrs. Amitendranath Tagore 1989: Mar.28 

Encountering the Rare Book 2018: Sept. 6-Oct. 7   4 folders.


    Map-case Drawer
Mixed materials   1 A
    Box
Mixed materials   15

Map-case Drawer

American Realism Post Pop Poster February 18- March 25, 1973 

1 F

China, Silk, and Ch'ing Dynasty Robes Poster February 13, 1991 

1 F

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