Philip Verre records

Philip Verre records

Collection Overview

Repository:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives.
Creator:
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Curatorial Department.
Title:
Philip Verre records
Call Number:
A0047
Dates:
1950-1981 (bulk 1978-1981)
Volume:
1.25 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Historical Abstract:
Philip Verre worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum as curatorial coordinator and collections coordinator from 1977-1982. He has held curatorial and director postions at several museums in the United States.
Scope and Content Abstract:
The Philip Verre (PV) records (1950-1981, bulk 1978-1981) chronicle the work of PV as a curatorial coordinator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (SRGM). These records reflect the process of organizing an exhibition, from catalog creation to installation decisions. PV's administrative records provide insight into general curatorial functions at the SRGM.
Location:
OS
Language:
Collection is primarily in English.
Arrangement:
Organized into two series: 1. Administration and 2. Exhibitions and Objects.
Restrictions:
The collection is partially restricted. For further information, please consult the Manager of the Library and Archives.
Publication Rights:
Requests for permission to publish material from this collection should be discussed with the Manager of the Library and Archives.
Preferred Citation:
Philip Verre records. A0047. Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Archives, New York, NY.
Subjects:
Art museums -- Records and correspondence.
Museums -- Curatorship.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum -- Exhibitions.
Contributors:
Verre, Philip, 1952-
Finding aid prepared by Lesley Espenship in March 2008.

Historical Note

Philip Verre (PV) was born in New York City in 1952. He holds a master's degree in art history from the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and a bachelor's degree in art history from Middlebury College in Vermont. From 1977 to 1982, PV worked at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (SRGM) as curatorial coordinator (1977-1980) and collections coordinator (1980-1982).

PV worked at the Bronx Museum of the Arts, serving as curator of exhibitions from 1982 to 1984, chief curator from 1984 to 1989, and as deputy director from 1989 to 1990. In 1989, PV attended the Getty Center's Museum Management Institute at Berkeley and in 1990 was appointed director of the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York. PV joined the High Museum of Art in October 2000, as deputy director. In 2006, he became the chief operation officer at the High. PV has served as a reviewer for such organizations as the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Scope and Content Note

The Philip Verre (PV) records (1950-1981, bulk 1978-1981) chronicle the work of PV as a curatorial and collections coordinator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (SRGM). These records provide an overview of PV's curatorial duties as reflected in research, correspondence, and reports. Additionally included are memoranda, checklists, magazine and newspaper clippings, and photographs. The collection is organized into two series: 1. Administrative and 2. Exhibitions and Objects. Series 1. Administrative includes SRGM information not related to specific exhibitions, such as SRGM artist viewing program correspondence and internal memoranda. Series 2. Exhibitions and Objects contains records pertaining to SRGM exhibitions and its permanent collection, including installation documentation and catalogue creation.

Series Descriptions

Series 1. Administration, 1978-1981, .25 cubic ft.
Summary: Series 1. Administrative pertains to general Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (SRGM) operations within the scope of Philip Verre's (PV) work as a curator. The bulk of the series contains submissions from artists to SRGM through the artist viewing program. The SRGM artist viewing program invites artists to submit images of their artwork to curatorial staff thus allowing potential new talent the opportunity for review. These submissions contain artist correspondence and slides and photographs of artwork.
Arrangement: Alphabetical
Series 2. Exhibitions and Objects, 1950-1981 (bulk 1978-1981), 1 cubic ft.
Summary: Series 2. Exhibitions and Objects contains records pertaining to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (SRGM) exhibitions with which Philip Verre (PV) was involved and the SRGM permanent collection. Subseries A. Exhibitions contains information relating to SRGM exhibitions such as loans, wall lists, and catalogue creation. This subseries reflects PV's research and catalogue contributions. Subseries B. Permanent Collection contains information on SRGM acquisitions and loans. Loan, provenance, and financial information is restricted due to content.
Arrangement: Organized into two subseries: A. Exhibitions and B. Permanent Collection.

Folder List

Series 1. Administration, 1978-1981, .25 cubic ft.
BoxFolderTitleDate
7652171General1978-1981
Artist Viewing Program
7652172Armstrong, David1981
7652173Gancedo, Teresa1981
7652174Gillman, Steve1981
7652175Hakim, Seymour1981
7652176Hillinger, Edith1981
7652177Juon, Kenneth1981
7652178Landa, Boris1981
7652179Lavatelli, Carla1981
76521710Leon, Ana1981
76521711Miller, Stephen1981
76521712Silman, Susan1981
76521713Tinguad, Jean-Marc1981
76521714Vibrac, Claude1981
101087Webster, Twyla1981
76521715Williams, Randy1981
76521716Wolfe, Judith1981
76521717Wolosiansky, Irene1981
76521718Correspondence1981
76521719Malevich Text Translationsundated
76521720Memoranda1981
76521721Tentative General Exhibition Chart1981
Series 2. Exhibitions and Objects, 1950-1981 (bulk 1978-1981), 1 cubic ft.
BoxFolderTitleDate
A. Exhibitions
General
76521722Checklists: Unidentifiedundated
76521723-24Photographs (2 folders)undated
Ad Reinhardt and Color (#349)
76521725Catalogue: Image Reproduction Requests1979
76521726Exhibitions at Other Institutionsundated
76521727Loans (restricted)1979
Photographs
76521728Artistundated, 1950, 1959, 1963
76521729Artworkundated
76521730Transparenciesundated
76521731American Sculpture (#321): Wall List1978
76521732Art in American After World War II (#337): Checklist1979
Art of the Avant-Garde in Russia: Selections from the George Costakis Collection (#377)
76521733Generalcirca 1981
Catalogue
76521734-35Artist Biographies (2 folders)circa 1981
101087Bibliographiescirca 1980
76521736Essay Footnotescirca 1981
76521737-38Image Reproduction Requests and Permission (2 folders)1981
76521739Introductioncirca 1981
76521740Checklistcirca 1981
76521741Installation Documentation 1980
76521742Lecture1980
76521743Loans (restricted)1979
76521744-45Photographs (2 folders)undated
76521746Provenance Sheets (restricted)circa 1981
765217,
101087
47-52Research (10 folders)circa 1981
76521753The Evelyn Sharp Collection, 1980 (#357)1978-1979
76521754From the American Collection: New Editions (#318): Checklists1977
76521755Modigliani (#345-T): Photographscirca 1979
76521756Paul Klee 1879-1979: Anniversary Selection (#347): Checklists1979
The Planar Dimension: Europe, 1912-1932 (#340)
76521757Catalogue1979
Photographs
76521758Generalundated
76521759Installation Views1979
76521760Press Clippings1979
76521761Researchcirca 1978
76521762Recent Acquisitions, 1979-1981 (#375): Checklists1979
76521763Scott Burton: Pair Behavior Tableaux (#294): Press Coverage and Brochure1976
76521764Selected Acquisitions (#331): Wall List1978
The Sibyl H. Edwards Bequest (#370)
76521765Artwork: Value (restricted)1981
76521766Correspondence and List of Artwork1981
B. Permanent Collection
76521767-69Acquisitions (3 folders) (restricted)1978-1980
76521770-71Loans: Outgoing (2 folders) (restricted)1980-1981