Printed material, 1974-1975
This series contains newspaper clippings and magazine articles regarding the exhibit as well as a map and photocopy of the exhibit catalog. The magazine items include four original articles as printed in Vogue, Time, House and Garden, and Domus (a European arts and architectural magazine), as well as a photocopy of an article from the journal Art News. All of those articles comment on the Monumenta exhibit and include some images. In addition to magazines, Monumenta made appearances often in newspapers. Various articles commented upon the general appearance and idea of Monumenta, while other newspaper clippings demonstrate positive and negative reactions from the general public in Newport. The articles also contain photographic images, including some related to the beginning of Monumenta and final exhibit. Tour guide maps directed sightseers to the location of each sculpture around Newport. Lastly, a photocopy of the published Monumenta exhibit catalogue is included. (An original copy of the catalog is shelved in the Special Collections Room, call number Newport Collection NB198 .M7.)
This series contains different formats of images of Monumenta, including photographic prints, postcards, and digital images. There are six 5 x 7 photographic prints of Anne Healy's Hot Lips and two original postcards, one of Christo's Oceanfront and one of Healy's Hot Lips. Two other printed images include participants in Monumenta (including the organizer William Crimmins). This series also includes two identical DVD+Rs with a variety of files related to the exhibit, including photos of the sod maze from 2005, pdf versions of the 1974 exhibit catalog and other books related to the exhibit, and digitized images of the installation of each sculpture and formal photographs of the sculptures in place. These digital files (tiff, jpeg, and pdf) were created by Thomas Palmer, who scanned and retouched original slides taken by a variety of unidentified photographers. The digital files in the DVD folder titled "Formal Shots" depict the same images as the foam-mounted photos in series 3. The .mov file called "Re-Monumenta Movie" will not play.
|Box 1, Folder 5||Monumenta images
|Box 1, Folder 6||Monumenta DVD (2 copies)
These items date to the Re:Monumenta event in September 2004. The majority of this series consists of exhibit labels and enlarged reproductions of photographs and articles from 1974 that were used in the Monumenta Redux exhibit at the Island Art Gallery. The photographic images are mounted on foam core and measure 8 x 12, and the articles measure 19 x 13. These articles and images can all be found in original form in other folders throughout the collection. In addition, the series contains one folder of items from 2004 on Monumenta Redux, the Wind Sea Sky outdoor sculpture exhibit, and William Crimmins' speech at Salve Regina on September 10.