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Art & Art Education
In the Department of Arts & Humanities
Victor D'Amico Papers
The papers of a widely influential progressive art educator, director of education at the Museum of Modern Art from 1937 to 1969, and organizer of art "carnivals" in New York, Barcelona, Milan, Brussels, and New Delhi. Documentation includes correspondence, drafts of lectures and articles, photographs, slides, and architectural drawings.
Pearl Greenberg Papers
The papers of a long-time leader in art education, teacher at Downtown Community School (1951-1965) and Professor of art education at Kean College until 1993. Included is documentation of programs and curricula she developed, including slides and examples of the work of children and teachers in various media.
Lois Lord Papers
Papers reflecting a wide range of activities in progressive aspects of art education from the 1950s-1980s, including teaching at Bank Street College of Education and New Lincoln School, work with Victor D'Amico at MOMA, and participation in the National Committee on Art Education.
Florence House Memorial Collection
A collection of books dealing with textiles, concentrating on hand weaving in traditional patterns and methods in cultures around the world. Originally created by Professor Florence House of Teachers College and consisting primarily of pre-1950 publications, the collection is being augmented with appropriate recently-published works.
Al Hurwitz Collection
Unusual and ephemeral international art education materials, collected by Al Hurwitz, Professor of art education at Johns Hopkins University. Included are hundreds of publications documenting children's art and art education, including exhibition catalogs, periodicals, curriculum guides, and conference reports, published primarily in the 1950s-1980s.
For more information about Hurwitz's work, please visit this link to access his timeline.