Series IIc: Solo Exhibitions 1949–1991

Solo and Group Exhibition subseries comprise the bulk of the series and includes correspondence, writings, catalogues, brochures, publicity, condition reports, shipment forms, work lists, and notes. This subseries reveals Anni Albers’s career exhibiting her weavings, prints and jewelry. Of note among the exhibition files are materials relating to a major solo exhibition, “Anni Albers: Textiles,” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1949, the first solo textile show at the Museum of Modern Art, and the traveling exhibition “Pictorial Weavings” in 1959–1960. Comprising the bulk of the subseries is material documenting the solo exhibition, “The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers,” at the Renwick Gallery of the National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in 1985–1986; and the subsequent traveling exhibition and publication, The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers for which several individuals contributed essays. Among the group exhibition files, highlights include materials pertaining to the exhibitions “Anni Albers and Alex Reed: Exhibition of Necklaces,” Willard Gallery in New York in 1941; “Josef and Anni Albers: Paintings, Tapestries and Woven Textiles,” at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT in 1953 and “Gunta Stölzl and Anni Albers,” at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1990.

Description Dates Box Folder

September 14–October 30 1949 “Anni Albers: Textiles,” Museum of
Modern Art, New York (traveling exhibition). Press release

1949 17 1

1959–1960 “Pictorial weavings,” traveling exhibition Yale University
Art Gallery and MIT’s The New Gallery. Catalogues, invitation,
exhibition list, press release and photographs
[see Box 12 Folder 16]

1959–1960 17 2

October 24–November 15 1969 “Anni Albers: Lithographs and
Screenprints 1963–1969,” Retina Gallery, Cambridge, MA.
Brochure

1969 17 3

July 1970 New acquisitions, Art Institute of Chicago. Receipt
and publicity

1970 17 4

November 4–24 1970 “Anni Albers,” Earl Hall Gallery, Southern
Connecticut State College, New Haven, CT. Invitation

1970 17 5

January 20–February 28 1971 “Anni Albers: Lithographs and
Screenprints,” Carlson Library, University of Bridgeport,
Bridgeport, CT. Brochure, list and publicity

1971 17 6

September 30–October 27 1973 “Anni Albers: Drawings,
Prints, Pictorial Weavings,” Pollock Gallery, Toronto.
Invitations and brochures.

1973 17 7

July–August 1975 “Anni Albers: Bildweberei-Zeichnung-Druckgrafik,”
Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf. Publicity and invitation

1975 17 8

September 5–November 23 1975 “Anni Albers:
Bildweberei-Zeichnung-Druckgrafik, “ Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin.
Publicity and invitation

1977 17 9

January 12–30 1977 “Anni Albers,” Lantern Gallery, Ann Arbor, MI.
Invitations

1977 17 10

October 1 1977–November 11 1977 “Anni Albers: Drawings and
Prints,” Brooklyn Museum. Catalogue drafts, publicity,
photographs and slides

1977 17 11

October 14–November 12 1977 “Anni Albers: Prints,” Zabriskie
Gallery, New York. Invitation and publicity, concurrent with
Brooklyn Museum exhibition

1977 17 12

October 1–October 26 1978 “Anni Albers: Drawings and Graphics,"
Pollock Gallery, Toronto. Invitation and publicity

1978 17 13

December 10 1978–January 14 1979 “Anni Albers, Graphics,”
Katonah Gallery, Katonah, NY. Brochure, publicity, photograph

1979 17 14

October 21–November 3 1978 “Anni Albers: Recent, Work,”
Pollock Gallery, Toronto. Invitations

1978 17 15

March 5–30 1979 “Anni Albers: Graphics,” Paul Klapper Library,
Queens College, Flushing, NY. Brochure

1979 17 16

April 1979 Monmouth Museum, Brookdale Community College,
Lincroft, NJ. Publicity (includes letter from AA to New York Times)

1979 17 17

October 3–26 1979 “Graphic Work by Anni Albers,” Hartford Art
School. Invitation and publicity

1979 17 18

January 3–13 1980 Mattatuck Museum, Waterbury, CT. Publicity

1980 17 19

February–March 1980 “Anni Albers: Prints and Drawings,”
University Art Gallery, University of California at Riverside.
List and publicity

1980 17 20

March 29–April 23 1980 “Anni Albers: Prints 1963–1979,” Alice
Simsar Gallery, Ann Arbor (formerly Lantern Gallery).
Invitations and publicity

1980 17 21

January 9–February 7 1982 “Anni Albers: Prints,” Silvermine
Gallery, New Canaan, CT. Invitations and calendars, 1982

1982 17 22

November 20–December 18 1983 “Anni Albers: Printmaker,”
Carlson Gallery, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT.
Lists and invitation

1983 17 23

September 23–November 2 1984 “Anni Albers: Silkscreen
Prints,” Artists Signature Gallery, New Haven. Brochures,
invitations and publicity

1984 17 24

Publicity

1967, 1974 17 25

February 17–March 3 1980 “Anni Albers: Evolving Systems,”
Morris Museum of Arts and Sciences, Convent, NJ. Catalogues,
invitations and photographs

1980 17 26

The Woven and Graphic Art of Anni Albers. Essays by
Nicholas Fox Weber, Mary Jane Jacob and Richard S. Field.
Washington D.C. Smithsonian Institution Press, 1985
Smithsonian Institution Press

1983–1985

Introduction by Lloyd Herman, typescript photocopy

1983 25 1

Essay by Anni Albers, handwritten, typescript and photocopy
drafts

1984 25 2

Essay by Nicholas Fox Weber, handwritten, typescript and typescript
photocopy drafts (includes correspondence with Smithsonian
Institution Press an contract)

1983 25 3

Typescript photocopy fragment with plate and figure descriptions
and Nicholas Fox Weber essay gallery photocopy

1983–1984 25 4

Essay by Mary Jane Jacob, typescript photocopy drafts and
correspondence

1983–1984 25 5

Essay by Richard Field, typescript and typescript photocopy
drafts with handwritten corrections

1983 25 6

Typescript photocopy of dust jacket text and figure and plate
descriptions

1985 25 7

Press correspondence with invoices

1985–1994 25 8

Permissions correspondence

1983–1985 25 9

Catalogues and ads

1985–1988 25 10

Reviews and ads

1985–1991 25 11

June 12 1985–January 6 1986 "The Woven and Graphic Art
of Anni Albers," Renwick Gallery of the National Museum
of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC

Correspondence, project description and photocopies of AA's work

1981–1982 22 1

Correspondence, exhibition proposal and lists of work

1983 22 2

Correspondence

1984 22 3

Correspondence

1985 22 4

Correspondence

1986 22 5

Correspondence regarding publicity

1985 22 6

Crafts Magazine, “Thoroughly Modern Anni,” May/June 1985,
tearsheets

1985 22 7

American Craft, June/July 1985

1985 22 8

House and Garden, “Weaving Wonders,” by Nicholas Fox Weber

1985 22 9

WETA broadcast review transcript (includes letter
from Dorothy Yanik)

1986 22 10

Publicity clippings

1985–1986 22 11

Publicity photocopies

1985–1986 22 12

Certificate of insurance

1986 23 1

Loan agreements

1984–1985 23 2

Lists of works

1984–1985 23 3

Receipts for incoming objects and shipping documents

1984–1985 23 4

Correspondence, notes, receipts and confirmations
at the Hay Adams Hotel

1985 23 5

Exhibition opening invitations, responses and
miscellaneous materials

1985 23 6

Pamphlet catalogue of the exhibition

1985 23 7

Photocopies of weaving photographs

1985 23 8

Thank-You correspondence regarding exhibition

1985 23 9

AA design scarf for sale with exhibition,
correspondence, catalogues, and fabric samples

1985–1986 23 10

Washington Fashion Group “Celebrating Anni Albers” fashion
show, correspondence, AA statement, invitations, program
and clipping (organized with G Street Fabrics)

1984 23 11

Correspondence and invitations regarding Mrs. Johnson Garrett
luncheon and New York Stock Exchange Dinner

1985 23 12

Press releases

1985 23 13

Correspondence regarding response to exhibitions
and AA’s birthday

1985 23 14

Traveling exhibition “The Woven and Graphic Art
of Anni Albers”

Traveling exhibition itinerary

1986 24 1

Yale University Art Gallery

Yale University Art Gallery, correspondence and opening
invitation list

1985–1986 24 2

Invitations, brochures and catalogue

1986 24 3

Correspondence regarding response to the the exhibition

1986 24 4

Notes from local school children

1986 24 5

Publicity

1986 24 6

Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill, NC, correspondence and publicity

1986 24 7

Portland Art Museum and Oregon School of Arts and Crafts,
Portland, OR. Correspondence, publicity and invitations

1986 24 8–9

Frederick S. Wight Gallery, Los Angeles, correspondence

1986 24 10

Exhibition and UCLA Art Council symposium "Anni Albers:
Printmaker and Weaver," publicity

1986 24 11