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William A. and Joyce M. Rutherford Landscape and Architectural Plans and Drawings for Storm King Art Center
This collection charts the development of Storm King Art Center’s landscape and architectural history through the drawings generated by William and Joyce Rutherford. Spanning over 40 years, their contributions influenced the central Museum Building, artwork placement, architectural structures, roadways, and large-scale landscape planning for the Art Center’s 500-acre campus.
These photographs document the construction of the Vermont Hatch mansion by architect Maxwell Kimball in New Windsor, NY, circa 1935. In 1960, this French Normandy-inspired chateau opened as Storm King Art Center's Museum Building.
This series of small paintings by artist Dorothy Dehner depicts the rural life she shared with sculptor David Smith in Bolton Landing, NY.
These photographs given to the museum by artist Dorothy Dehner document her early years with sculptor David Smith and the development of their Bolton Landing, NY, property.
This collection of correspondence between art editor Belle Krasne Ribicoff and sculptor David Smith and his wife Jean Freas, includes handwritten letters, postcards, photographs, and other ephemera.
This collection of David Smith material was gathered by Gloria Gil. It includes a Smith drawing from his 1954-1964 notebook, additional leaves of the notebook with accompanying ephemera, and Gil's personal commentary.
This collection includes Polaroid photographs and notes taken by Ralph E. Ogden during his visits to David Smith's studio in Bolton Landing, NY, between 1966 and 1967. Ogden's purchase of 13 Smith sculptures launched Storm King Art Center's focus as an outdoor sculpture center.