Guide to the Julia Ann P. Herzberg Papers
MSS.014

Published in June 2016
©June 2016 CCS Bard Archives

Summary Description

Repository
Center for Curatorial Studies Library & Archives
Creator
Herzberg, Julia P.
Title
Julia Ann P. Herzberg Papers
ID
MSS.014
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1989-1993
Date [inclusive]
1988-2008
Extent
3.25 Linear feet
Language
English
Author
Finding aid prepared by Ryan Evans; Collection processed by Ryan Evans.

Preferred Citation

Published citations should take the following form:

Identification of item, date (if known); [Julia Ann P. Herzberg Papers]; MSS.014; [box number]; [folder number], Center for Curatorial Studies Library and Archives, Bard College.

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Biographical/Historical note

Julia Ann P. Herzberg is an art historian and independent curator living in New York City. Since 1990 she has curated more than twenty –five exhibitions in the United States and internationally. Herzberg has extensively researched the field of Latin American artists living in the United States and has made a particular contribution to their representation in the fields of art history and contemporary art exhibitions. She has cultivated a deep engagement researching, reviewing, and exhibiting a broad range of international and multidisciplinary artists including Wilfredo Lam, Leandro Katz, María Elena González, Iván Navarro, Liliana Porter, Raquel Rabinovich, Xu Bing, Navjot Altaf, Monica Bengoa, and Pepón Osorio, among others.

Herzberg was the Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art curator for "The Decade Show" in 1990, a seminal exhibition focused on identity politics in art which developed over the previous decade. "The Decade Show" featured simultaneous venues at the New Museum of Contemporary art and The Studio Museum in Harlem. In 1991 she was the curator for the Official U.S. Representation for the third "International Biennial of Painting in Cuenca, Ecuador."

In 1998 Herzberg completed her PhD dissertation at the Graduate Center, City University of New York titled "Ana Mendieta: The Iowa Years, A Critical Study." She served as Consulting Curator at El Museo del Barrio from 1996 to 2001, as well as Consulting Curator for the Havana Biennials of 2003, 2006, and 2009. She also served as Adjunct Curator at the Patricia and David Frost Museum at Florida International Museum from 2008 until 2015.

Herzberg received two awards from the J. William Fulbright Scholarship Board; one in 2007 at Pontifical Catholic University in Santiago, Chile, where she taught a course on contemporary Latin American artists in the United States 2007, and another in 2013 at the Universidad Diego Portales, where she taught Latin American Artists in the United States from 1995: The Global and the Local. In Spring 2016 Herzberg served as Visiting Professor at The Institute of Art, Pontifical Catholic University of Valparaiso, Chile. She is currently a contributing and consulting editor for Arte al dia Internacional.

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Scope and Contents note

The Julia Ann P. Herzberg Papers is comprised of both exhibition documentation and general research files including interviews from roughly 1988 to 1993, followed by publications and ephemera from later curatorial projects from 1994-2008.

Series I: Exhibition Files is comprised of the working curatorial exhibition files (including grant correspondence, correspondence with artists, project planning documents, promotional materials, press, and exhibition documentation in various paper and media formats) for various exhibitions curated between 1989 and 1991.

Subseries A:The Decade Show (1990)

Subseries B: Bienal Internacional de Pintura de Cuenca III (1991)

Subseries C: Figurative Perspectives (1990)

Subseries D: Installations: Current Directions (1990)

Series II: Research Files is comprised primarily of Herzberg’s notes, interviews, and visual materials on various artists and topics between 1988 and 1993, which were drawn upon for various curatorial projects.

Series III: Publications and Ephemera is comprised of various small catalogs, pamphlets, and programs from curatorial projects 1994 to 2008, many of which contain texts by Herzberg, in addition to an artist momento by Pepón Osorio.

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Arrangement note

Julia Ann P. Herzberg Papers is organized into three series:

Series I: Exhibitions is organized by exhibition, in order of the breadth of documentation. For each exhibition promotional materials are generally followed by planning documentation, visual documentation and press coverage.

Series II: Research Files is organized into three subseries:

II.A: Artist Research Files (organized alphabetically by artist),

II.B: Subject Research Files (in their original order in a card file),

II.C: Artist Interviews, captured originally on VHS, audiocassette, and minicassette, in no particular order.

Series III: Publications and ephemera, in no particular order.

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Information for Users

Publication Information

Center for Curatorial Studies Library & Archives  June 2016

Bard College
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY, 12504-5000
845-758-7567
ccslib@bard.edu

Access Restrictions

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Use Restrictions

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Provenance

The Julia Ann P. Herzberg Papers were donated by Julia Ann P. Herzberg to the Center for Curatorial Studies Archives in 2016.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bienal Internacional de Pintura de Cuenca
  • Museum of Contemporary Hispanic Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, N.Y.)
  • Studio Museum in Harlem

Genre(s)

  • Audiocassettes
  • Black-and-White prints (photographs)
  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Color negatives
  • Color Prints (photographs)
  • Color Slides
  • Interviews
  • Invitations
  • Letters (correspondence)
  • Notes
  • Photographs
  • Press releases
  • Promotional materials
  • Reviews (document genre)
  • Slides (photographs)
  • VHS (TM)

Personal Name(s)

  • Azaceta, Luis Cruz, 1942-
  • Carvalho, Josely
  • Dos Santos, Judite
  • Frigerio, Ismael, 1955-
  • Herzberg, Julia P.
  • Katz, Leandro, 1938-
  • Mendieta, Ana, 1948-1985
  • Mesa-Bains, Amalia
  • Osorio, Pepón , 1955-
  • Parra, Catalina
  • Paternosto, César, 1931-
  • Porter, Liliana, 1941-
  • Vicuña, Cecilia

Subject(s)

  • Art, Modern -- 20th Century
  • Art, Modern -- 21st Century
  • Art--20th century--Exhibitions
  • Art--21st century--Exhibitions
  • Art--Research
  • Latin American art
  • Performance art

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Related Materials

Separated Material

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Contents List

Series I: Exhibitions 

Subseries I.A: The Decade Show 

Box Folder

The Decade Show invitation n.d. 

1 1

Brochure (English) n.d. 

1 2

Brochure (Spanish) n.d. 

1 3

Panels / Open Forum schedule and notes n.d. 

1 4

Checklist (Final Copy 7/10/90) 1990 

1 5

Catalog image menchanical with notes (photocopy) n.d. 

1 6

Annotated chronology (photocopy from catalog) n.d. 

1 7

The Decade Show artist bios 1988-1989, n.d. 

1 8

Working bibliography and research file 1989, n.d. 

1 9

Grant, New York State Council for the Arts (budget) n.d. 

1 10

Grant, New York Council for the Humanities 1989 

1 11

Grant, Jerome Foundation n.d. 

1 12

Grant, Rockefeller Foundation 1988-1989 

1 13

Grant, National Endowment for the Arts 1988 

1 14

Grant, Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. 1989 

1 15

The Decade Show Performance Series press release n.d. 

1 16

Performance Series: schedule and checklist 1990, n.d. 

1 17

Performance Series: slides (contains 49 slides) n.d. 

1 18

Correspondence: MoCHA to artists 1988-1989 

1 19

Correspondence: exhibition staffing 1988-1990 

1 20

MoCHA: working artist list 1989 April-November 

1 21

MoCHA: checklist and artist list n.d. 

1 22

MoCHA: exhibition slides (contains 78 slides) n.d. 

1 23

New Museum: working checklist 1989 May 

1 24

Mew Museum: checklist and artist list n.d. 

1 25

New Museum: floorplan n.d. 

1 26

New Museum: Marcia Tucker CV n.d. 

1 27

New Museum: exhibition slides (contains 130 slides) n.d. 

1 28

Studio Museum: working checklist 1989 May 25 

1 29

Studio Museum: checklist and artist list n.d. 

1 30

Studio Museum: exhibition slides (contains 116 sides) n.d. 

1 31

Curators meeting agenda - March 16, 1988 1988 March 6 

2 32

Planning meeting minutes - March 18, 1988 1988 March 21 

2 33

Review of the Decade meeting minutes and notes - April 12, 1988 1988 April  

2 34

Review of the Decade Artists Advisory Councity List 1988 June 14 

2 35

Decade Show advisory council meeting agenda and notes 1988 June 29 

2 36

Decade Show advisory council meeting agenda and notes 1988 July 11 

2 37

Review of the Decade advisory and artists council responses 1988 July 13 

2 38

Decade Planning Committe meeting minutes and notes - July 14, 1988 1988 July 

2 39

Preselection meeting at the New Museum, minues and slide list 1988 August 16 

2 40

Curators meeting: 10 artists for grant proposal 1988 September 21 

2 41

Curators meeting minutes 1988 October 4 

2 42

Bronx Museum symposium notes October 8, November 4 1988 October-November  

2 43

Curators meeting minutes and notes - October 13, 1988 1988 October 13 

2 44

Decade Show slide script with notes (NEA) 1988 October 25 

2 45

Curators meeting at MoCA, notes 1988 October 26 

2 46

Collaborative Points for Decade Show 1988 October 28 

2 47

Artist slide list with comments from screening at MoCHA 1988 December 2 

2 48

Notes on the discussion of thesis for the exhibition 1989 March 2 

2 49

Curators meeting agenda - March 16, 1989 1989 March 7 

2 50

Curators meeting minutes 1989 April 13 

2 51

Decade Show meeting agenda 1989 May 3 

2 52

Curators meeting minutes 1989 May 11 

2 53

Curators meeting agenda 1989 May 18 

2 54

Curators meeting minutes 1989 May 25 

2 55

Directors and curators meeting agenda 1989 June 22 

2 56

Curators meeting minutes 1989 July 13 

2 57

Decade Show Press (2 folders) 1990-1992 

2 58-59

Letters of congratulations 1990, n.d. 

2 60

Subseries I.B: Bienal Internacional de Pintura de Cuenca III 

Box Folder

Correspondence: Arts America and MoCHA 1990 May-1992 January 

2 61

Correspondence: Curatorial fee and expense reimbursement 1991 

2 62

Correspondence: Nilda Peraza 1991 

2 63

Condition reports, handling and installation instructions 1991 

2 64

Text for wall panel (Spanish) n.d. 

2 65

Bios and illustration credits for catalog 1991, n.d. 

2 66

Slides and slide lists (contains 38 slides) n.d. 

2 67

English version of catalog essay, drafts 1991 

3 68

Spanish version of catalg essay, translation and edits 1991, n.d. 

3 69

MoCHA catalog: "A Selection of Hispanic American Artists in the U.S." 1991, n.d. 

3 70

Opening reception (contains 2 photographs) n.d. 

3 71

Seminario (speaker series December 2-6, 1991) 1991, n.d. 

3 72

Seminario, invitation and participation in speaker series (contains 1 photograph) 1991 September-December, n.d. 

3 73

Cuenca Bienal Press 1991, n,d, 

3 74

Presentations and notes 1992-1993, n.d. 

3 75

Subseries I.C: Figurative Perspectives 

Box Folder

Figurative Perspective invitation n.d. 

3 76

Correspondence: Rockland Center for the Arts 1989-1990 

3 77

Catalog text drafts 1989, n.d. 

3 78

Artist biographies and artist statements n.d. 

3 79

Artist slides and photographs (contains 14 slides, 1 photograph) n.d. 

3 80

Marina Gutierrez research file n.d. 

3 81

Exhibition consignments 1989 

3 82

Exhibition Timetable n.d. 

3 83

Grant, NYSCA budget request n.d. 

3 84

Guest/mailing lists n.d. 

3 85

Press 1989-1990, n.d. 

3 86

Letter of thanks, Benjamin Lira n.d. 

3 87

Curator's notes n.d. 

3 88

Expense receipts 1989, n.d. 

3 89

Subseries I.D: Installations: Current Directions 

Box Folder

Installations: Current Directions invitation 1990, n.d. 

3 90

Press release n.d. 

3 91

Checklist n.d. 

3 92

Correspondence: Leandro Katz n.d. 

3 93

Correspondence: Catalina Parra 1990, n.d. 

3 94

Installation and shipping 1990 

3 95

Installation photographs (contains 4 photographs) n.d. 

3 96

Curator's notes 1990, n.d. 

3 97

Congratulation letters 1990 

3 98

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Series II: Research and Interviews 

Subseries II.A: Artist Research Files 

Scope and Contents note

The Artist Research Files subseries is comprised of primarily notes, press, and visual materials compiled in organizing "The Decade Show."

Box Folder

Max Aguilera-Hellweg research file 1989, n.d. 

4 99

Max Aguilera-Hellweg images (contains 12 slides) n.d. 

4 100

John Ahearn / Rigoberto Torres research file 1989, n.d. 

4 101

John Ahearn images (contains 3 slides) n.d. 

1 102

Carlos Alfonzo research file 1988-1989, n.d. 

4 103

Carlos Alfonzo images (contains 8 slides) n.d. 

4 104

Emma Amos images (contains 2 slides) n.d. 

4 105

Ida Applebroog images (contains 2 slides) n.d. 

4 106

Tomie Arai images (contains 3 slides) n.d. 

4 107

Louis Bernal images (contains 18 slides and 1 transparency) n.d. 

4 108

Maria Brito-Avellana research file 1989, n.d. 

4 109

Maria Brito-Avellana images (contains 6 slides) n.d. 

4 110

Josely Carvalho research file 

4 111

Josely Carvalho images (contains 5 slides) n.d. 

4 112

Ana Castillo images (contains 1 photograph) n.d. 

4 113

Ken Chu images (contains 2 slides) n.d. 

4 114

Houston Conwill images (contains 1 slide) n.d. 

4 115

John Coplans images (contains 4 slides) n.d. 

4 116

Luis Cruz Azaceta research file 1989, n.d. 

4 117

Luis Cruz Azaceta images (contains 5 slides) n.d. 

4 118

Judite dos Santos research file 1989, n.d. 

4 119

Judite dos Santos images (contains 8 slides) n.d. 

4 120

Ismael Frigerio research file (2 folders) 1988-1989, n.d. 

4 121,122

Ismael Frigerio images (contains 14 slides) n.d. 

4 123

Martha Jackson-Jarvis images (contains 1 slide) n.d. 

4 124

Peter Jamison images (contains 1 slide) n.d. 

4 125

Luis Jimenez images (contains 2 slides) n.d. 

4 126

Leandro Katz research file 1988-1989, n.d. 

4 127

Leandro Katz images (contains 2 slides, 1 transparency, 1 photograph) n.d. 

5 128

Mary Kelly images (contains 1 slide) n.d. 

5 129

Pok Chi Lau images (contains 1 slide) n.d. 

5 130

Yolanda Lopez research file 1989, n.d. 

5 131

Margo Machida images (contains 2 slides) n.d. 

5 132

Ana Mendieta images (contains 2 slides) n.d. 

5 133

Amalia Mesa-Bains research file (2 folders) 1989, n.d. 

5 134,135

Nestor Millan images (contains 17 slides) n.d. 

5 136

Yong Soon Min images (contains 1 slide) n.d. 

5 137

Tyrone Mitchell images (contains 2 slides) n.d. 

5 138

Catalina Parra images (contains 15 slides) n.d. 

5 139

Caesar Paternosto research file 1988-1989, n.d. 

5 140

Caesar Paternosto images (contains 8 slides, 1 photograph) n.d. 

5 141

Liliana Porter images (contains 10 slides) n.d. 

5 142

Nick Quijano images (contains 4 slides) n.d. 

5 143

Arnaldo Roche research file 1989, n.d. 

5 144

Arnaldo Roche images (contains 9 slides) n.d. 

5 145

Juan Sanchez images (contains 7 slides) n.d. 

5 146

Andres Serrano images (contains 4 slides) n.d. 

5 147

Cindy Sherman images (contains 3 slides) n.d. 

5 148

Laurie Simmons images (contains 2 slides) n.d. 

5 149

Nancy Spero images (contains 1 slide) n.d. 

5 150

Jorge Tacla research file 1988-1989, n.d. 

5 151

Jorge Tacla images (contains 4 slides, 1 transparency, 1 photograph) n.d. 

5 152

Rigoberto Torres images (contains 3 slides, 4 photographs) n.d. 

5 153

Cecilia Vicuña research file 1989, n.d. 

5 154

Cecilia Vicuña images (contains 1 slide) n.d. 

5 155

Christian Walker images (contains 1 slide) n.d. 

5 156

Richard Ray Whitman images (contains 3 slides) n.d. 

5 157

Martin Wong images (contains 1 slide) n.d. 

5 158

Unlabeled images (contains 1 transparency) n.d. 

5 159

Subseries II.B: Subject Research Files 

Scope and Contents note

The Subject Research Files subseries is primarily comprised of notes collected on topics explored for "The Decade Show", with some supporting material compiled up to 1993. Those connected to "The Decade Show" are indicated in the folder title.

Box Folder

Thesis for Decade [ The Decade Show] 1989, n.d. 

5 160

Views of Identity [ The Decade Show] 1988-1989, n.d. 

6 161

Catalogue [ The Decade Show] 1989 

6 162

Concerns of the 80s [ The Decade Show] 1989, n.d. 

6 163

Use of Ethnic/Ethnicity in Fine Arts [ The Decade Show] 1988-1989 

6 164

The Term "Hispanic" [ The Decade Show] 1989 

6 165

Thematic Issues in L.A. Art: Social Content [ The Decade Show] 1989 

6 166

Latin American-ness vs. Hispanic-ness [ The Decade Show] 1988-1989, n.d. 

6 167

Common Agendas of 3 Museums [ The Decade Show] 1988, 1990 

6 168

Photo Essay Materials [ The Decade Show] 1989, n.d. 

6 169

Looking to Past for Formal and Emotive Models [ The Decade Show] 1988-1989, n.d. 

6 170

New Directions in Art of 70s [ The Decade Show] 1988 

6 171

Exclusivity in Art Exhibitions [ The Decade Show] 1989, n.d. 

6 172

Stereotyping Latin American Art [ The Decade Show] 1989 

6 173

Museum Exhibitions of the 80s [ The Decade Show] 1989, n.d. 

6 174

Venues for L.A. Art in the 80s [ The Decade Show] 1989, n.d. 

6 175

Performance Art [ The Decade Show] 1988, n.d. 

6 176

Altars [ The Decade Show] 1989 

6 177

New Museum Artists [ The Decade Show] 1988-1992, n.d. 

6 178

Studio Museum Artists [ The Decade Show] 1989, n.d. 

6 179

Spirituality, Prayer, Meditation [ The Decade Show] 1989, 1992 

6 180

Diary of Images, Artist Use of Diary [ The Decade Show] 1989-1993 

6 181

Representations of Women [ The Decade Show] 1988-1993, n.d. 

6 182

Silkscreen Process (Form & Content) [ The Decade Show] 1989, 1992 

6 183

Communiuty Arts Projects [ The Decade Show] 1989-1993 

6 184

Shape of a Woman [Josely Carvalho] 1992-1993 

6 185

From the Memory Book of Underdevelopment [Josely Carvalho] 1989, 1993, n.d. 

6 186

She Is Visited by Birds and Turtles [Josely Carvalho] 1992, 1993 

6 187

It's Still Time to Mourn (Dia Mater I&II) [Josely Carvalho] 1992 

6 188

Theatre of War [Josely Carvalho] 1992 

6 189

Artists' Books 1992-1993 

6 190

Layering as a Metaphor 1992 

6 191

JC's [Josely Carvalho] Poetry 1993 

6 192

Social / Political Content in Art 1988-1993 

6 193

"Smell of Fish"/ "Oratorium" [Josely Carvalho] 1989-1991, n.d. 

6 194

Central Hall Gallery [Josely Carvalho?] 1989-1993, n.d. 

6 195

"My Body Is My Country" [Josely Carvalho] 1991-1993, n.d. 

6 196

Recurring Motifs [empty] n.d. 

6 197

Rape and Revenge of Gaia, 1988-89 [empty] n.d. 

6 198

Rape and Intervention, 1984 [empty] n.d. 

6 199

Modernism & Postmodernism [empty] n.d. 

6 200

Exhibition Cat. Section Biography [empty] n.d. 

6 201

Subseries II.C: Artist Interviews 

Access Copies 

General note

Access copies of original recordings may not be available yet for researcher use.

Original Media 

Box

 014.001 Liliana Porter - de Liliana feliz ano 1991!; VHS, T-15 n.d. 

7

 014.002 Interview for RISD Art Museum - raw footage; Pepon Osorio; VHS 1999 

7

 014.003 Andres Serrano; Audiocassette; Maxell UDII-90 n.d. 

7

 014.004 Liliana Porter - studio (11-3-89); Minicassette; TDK MC-60 1989 

7

 014.005 Josely Carvalho (2/5/89); Minicassette, TDK MC-60 1989 

7

 014.006 Luis Jimenez (4/19/89); Minicassette; TDK MC-60 1989 

7

 014.007 Judite dos Santos/Amalia Mesa-Bains 1st; Minicassette; TDK MC-60 n.d. 

7

 014.008 C.Paternosto/Cecilia Vicuna - studio visit (12/88); Minicassette; TDK MC-60 1988 

7

 014.009 Leandro Katz (3/15/89); Minicassette; TDK MC-60 1989 

7

 014.010 Amalia Mesa-Bains 2nd tape; Minicassette; TDK MC-60 n.d. 

7

 014.011 Catalina Parra (2/23/89)- begins 979; Minicassette; TDK MC-60 1989 

7

 014.012 Luis Cruz Azaceta (2/20/89); Minicassette; TDK MC-60 1989 

7

 014.013 Ismael Frigerio (2/10/89?); Minicassette; TDK MC-60 1989 

7

 014.014 Raquel [Harrington] Mendieta (Ana Mendieta's sister)(2/6/89?); Minicassette; TDK MC-60 1989 

7

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Series III: Publications and Ephemera 

Box Folder

Liliana Porter. Ruth Benzacar, Galeria de Arte, Buenos Aires [Essay by Julia Herzberg] 1994 

6 202

Neighbors: an installation by Leandro Erlich. El Museo del Barrio [Text by Julia Herzberg] 2001 

6 203

Conversion of manners: Ernesto Pujol. El Museo del Barrio. [Text by Julia Herzberg] 2000 

6 204

Mexique: Franco Mondini-Ruiz. El Museo del Barrio [Text by Julia Herzberg] 2000 

6 205

Neo Hoo Doo: Art for a Forgotten Faith. [Pamphlet] Menil Collection [Co-curated by Julia Herzberg] 2008 

6 206

Alba, Calero, Valdes 3: Latina artists = Artistas latinas. William Paterson University. 2008 

6 207

"The Life and Legacy of Ana Mendieta" Conversations on Art, Des Moines Art Center. [Panel program] 2005 

6 208
Box

Transboricua. Map & Key momento by Pepón Osorio, El Museuo del Barrio. [1999] 

7

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