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Conant Poster Collection

1958 - 1990
(bulk dates 1975 - 1985 )

Graphics Collection Number: 114
Extent: 125 items
Content: Posters.
Access: The collection is open for research.
Processed: February 1995 by Iris Snyder, July 1999 by Tabitha Groh.

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Biographical Note

Howard Sommers Conant, a painter and educator, was born in Beloit, Wisconsin in 1921. He was educated at the Art Students League, the University of Wisconsin (B.S. & M.S. in painting) and the University of Buffalo (D.Ed.). He has written and taught art and art education at numerous institutions including the University of Delaware and the University of Arizona. His paintings are in the collections of the Milwaukee Art Museum, University of Arizona and the University of Wisconsin.

Scope and Content Note

The Conant Poster Collection includes 125 posters issued between 1958 and 1990 with the bulk of the collection dating from 1975 to 1985. The majority of the posters are promotions for artists' exhibitions in Arizona and New York. It should be noted that there is an emphasis on the styles of the 1970s. The collection, however, does not attempt to be inclusive for either time or place, but represents Howard Conant's personal interests. Seventeen of the posters have been autographed, some with inscriptions to Conant.

Series I is composed of posters promoting the exhibitions of single artists. Artists represented include Helen Frankenthaler, Ansel Adams, Keith Haring and Dale Chihuly.

Series II is devoted to group exhibitions. The shows promoted range from the Art Faculty of the University of Arizona to the Chicago Sculpture International to an opening routine "performed by Kilgore College Rangeretts and Stage Band." They have been arranged by the title of the exhibition, where known, or the last name of one of the artists exhibited. In some cases, the author of the original work depicted on the poster is noted.

Series III consists of a variety of events, promotions or themes independent of exhibitions of the plastic arts. This includes plays, a folk festival, an auction and tourism posters amongst others. These posters are arranged by title; the descriptions include information available from the poster, such as sponsoring institution or organization, applicable dates and the purpose of the poster.


Contents List

Box -- Folder -- Contents

     Series I Single artist exhibition posters
          The list is arranged alphabetically by last name of the artist exhibited.  The artist's
          name is followed by the title of the exhibit, if any, the location and dates of the
          exhibition where known.

F1   Adams, Ansel
          "Photographs of the Southwest 1928-1968"          University of Arizona
          Oct 8 - Nov 21, 1980
          1 item

     Anuszkiewicz, Richard
          "Paintings"
          Dartmouth College
          Nov 10 - Dec 5, 1967
          1 item

     Baskin, Leonard
          "Sculpture Drawings"
          Grace Borgenicht Gallery, New York
          May 9 - May 27, n.y.
          1 item

     Bayer, Herbert
          "Photographic wares"
          Galleria, The Arizona Bank, Phoenix, Arizona
          Dec 14, 1982 - Jan 14, 1983
          2 items

     Berman, Fred
          "Photographs"
          Collectors Gallery, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
          n.d.
          1 item

     Bearden, Romare
          "The Human Condition"
          ACA Galleries, New York
          Oct 3 - Oct 26, 1991
          1 item

          Series I Single artist exhibition posters (cont'd) 

F1   Blake, William
          "The Apocalyptic Vision"
          Manhattanville College, Purchase, New York
          Apr 21 - May 12, 1974
          1 item

     Bluhm, Norman
          "Works on Paper 1947-1987"
          Hamilton College, Clinton, New York
          n.d.
          traveling exhibition
          1 item

     Botero, Fernand
          Galerie Claude Bernard, Paris
          Nov - Dec, 1972
          1 item

     Bullock, Wynn
          Galleria, The Arizona Bank, Phoenix, Arizona
          Mar 20 - Apr 18, 1986
          1 item


F2   Caglioti, [Victor]
          "Recent Works"
          The Martin Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota
          Mar 6 - Mar 31, 1971
          silkscreen, signed
          1 item

     Callahan, Harry
          Museum of Modern Art, New York
          Dec 2, 1976 - Feb 8, 1977
          1 item

          Series I Single artist exhibition posters (cont'd) 

F2   Chihuly, Dale (cont'd)
          "Glas-Unikate von..."
          Rosenthal Studio-haus
          Oct 2 - Oct 18, 1980
          signed
          1 item

          "Baskets and Cylinders: Recent Glass"
          Renwick Gallery, National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution
          Nov 17, 1978-Jan 3, 1979
          signed
          1 item

          "Glass"
          [Detroit Institute of Arts]
          [1981]
          signed
          1 item

     Clemente, Francesco
          Sperone Westwater/Mary Boone, New York
          April 2-April 30, 1983
          facsimile
          1 item

     Cohen, Elaine Lustig
          "Recent Paintings"
          John Bernard Myers Gallery, New York
          Mar 31-Apr 26, 1973
          1 item

     Crane, Barbara
          "Photographs from 1948-1980"
          Center for Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago
          Apr 17-May 30, 1981
          1 item

          Series I Single artist exhibition posters (cont'd) 

F2   Davis, James G.
          "Portraits 1969-1982"
          Rancho Linda Vista Gallery, Oracle, Arizona
          Nov 14-Dec 5, 1982
          signed
          1 item

     DeLap, Tony
          University Art Collection, Matthews Center, Arizona State University, Tempe,      
               Arizona
          Apr 19-May 24, 1981
          1 item

     Delsarte, Louis
          "Parts of Dreams"
          Montage Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
          n.d.
          signed
          1 item

F3   Eames, [Charles]
          University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
          Sep 15-Nov 4, 1979
          1 item

     Frankenthaler, [Helen]
          "New Paintings"
          André Emmerich, New York
          April, 1991
          1 item

     Golden, Judith
          Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona/Equivalents Gallery, Seattle, Washington
          n.d.
          1 item

          Series I Single artist exhibition posters (cont'd) 

F3   Gottlieb, Adolph
          "Pictographs 1941-1953"
          André Emmerich Gallery
          Mar 10-Apr 14, 1979
          1 item

     Grant, George Alexander
          "Southwestern Photographs"
          University of Arizona, Tucson
          Oct 17-Nov 4, 1982
          1 item

     Hagedorn,  Alfred
          "Bilder 1979-86"
          Kunsthalle Mannheim
          Jan 18-Mar 2, 1986
          1 item

     Haring, Keith
          "Paintings"
          Tony Shafrazi, New York
          Oct 26-Nov 30, n.y.
          "Sculptures"
          Leo Castelli, New York
          Oct 26-Nov 23, n.y.
          1 item

     Hitner, Chuck
          "Screen Painting"
          Art Barn Gallery, Middle Tennessee State University
          Jan 8-Feb 2, 1984
          inscribed "To Howard" and signed
          1 item

     Hofman, Hans
          André Emmerich
          Jan 1967
          proof
          1 item


          Series I Single artist exhibition posters (cont'd) 

F3   Hubbard, Ann
          Special Collections Library, Northern Arizona University
          Mar 16-Apr 17, 1983
          1 item

F4   Jansen, Catherine
          "Sewing Space: A Soft Photographic Environment"
          University of Arizona Museum of Art
          Feb 23-Mar 20, 1983
          1 item

     Jaudon, Valerie
          Holly Solomon Gallery, New York
          Apr 15-May 6, 1981
          1 item

     Jimenez, Luis
          Adelizas Candy Store, Folsom, California
          Jan 9, 1983
          attached sheet inscribed "Howard, wish you and your family the best for the new
          year --Luis"
          2 items

     Jones, Harold
          "Tucson"
          Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
          n.d.
          inscribed "for howard and florence, with affection harold"
          1 item

     Kaupelis, Robert
          Castagno Gallery, New York
          Feb 1-Feb 27, n.y.
          inscribed on reverse "Howard You asked if I had an extra of this -- RK"
          1 item

          Series I Single artist exhibition posters (cont'd) 

F4   Larson, William
          Center for Creative Photography
          Jan 31-Mar 11, 1982
          The pool that appears in the image on the poster is Howard Conant's swimming
          pool.
          1 item

     Lasansky, Leonardo
          "Artist-In-Residence"
          Dartmouth College
          1982
          1 item

          "Intaglio plates, prints and drawings"
          Joseph Gross Gallery, University of Arizona
          Jun 4-Jun 29, 1983
          1 item

     Lichtenstein, Roy
          Leo Castelli
          Nov 1-Nov 22, 1975
          1 item

     Lipchitz, [Jacques]
          Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris
          Jun 28-Oct 16, 1978 
          1 item

     Marsicano, [Nicholas]
          Great Jones Gallery, New York
          Mar 28-Apr 16, 1966
          1 item

     Morris, Robert
          "Labyrinths-voice-blind time"
          Castelli-Sonnabend Gallery, New York
          Apr 6-Apr 27, 1974
          1 item

          Series I Single artist exhibition posters (cont'd) 

F4   Murray, Frances
          Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
          n.d.
          inscribed "For Howard & Florence affectionately, Frances 3/24/83"
          1 item

F5   Potoff, Reeva
          Louis K. Meisel Gallery, New York
          Feb 2, 1980
          1 item

     Pozzi, Lucio
          Susan Caldwell/Leo Castelli/John Webber, New York
          Opening Mar 31, 1984
          1 item

     Rosen, James
          "Studi dal Piccolo Altare nel Monastero di S. Antonio in Polesine"
          Istituto d'Arte Dosso Dossi, Ferrara
          Nov 23-Dec 22, 1985
          1 item

     Rosenquist, [James]
          "Drawings"
          Leo Castelli Gallery, New York
          Sep 27, 1975
          1 item

     Rubenstein, Meridel
          Contemporary Gallery, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
          Feb 17-Apr 7, 1983
          1 item

     Scholder, Fritz
          Rizzoli Bookstore, California
          Oct 25- Nov 27, 1982
          Poster inscribed "For Howard Conant" and signed
          2 items

          Series I Single artist exhibition posters (cont'd) 

F5   Scott, Sam
          "Paintings/Monotypes"
          Marilyn Butler, Scottsdale, Arizona
          Sep 23-Oct 13, n.y.
          1 item

          "Paintings"
          Gekas-Nicholas Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
          Apr 30-May 22, 1982

     Strom, Stephen
          Contemporary Gallery, Center for Creative Photography, University of Arizona
          Jul 17-Aug 25, 1983
          1 item

     Swartz, Beth Ames
          "A Moving Point of Balance"
          n.p.
          touring museum exhibition, 1985-1990
          inscribed "To Howard with love, Beth Ames Swartz 1986"
          1 item

     Vincente, Esteban
          Gruenebaum Gallery, New York
          Jan 8-Feb 5, 1983
          1 item

     Wiegand, Robert
          Phoenix Gallery, New York
          Nov 22-Dec 10, 1966
          silkscreen
          1 item

     Yamamoto, Yukio
          "Japaneses Spirit"
          Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona
          Aug 29-Sep 27, 1985
                    1 item

     Series II Group exhibition posters
          The posters are arranged alphabetically by title of exhibit or last name of the artist
          whose work appears as the image on the poster.  In some cases, the names of each
          of the artists in a given show are listed.  The location and dates of the exhibition
          are noted where known.  The artists whose image appears on the poster is noted.

F6   "Acrylic on Paper"
          Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas
          Nov 17, 1982-Jan 16, 1983
          poster images by each artist exhibited, Lamar Briggs, Nancy Tokar Miller and
               Ralph White         
          1 item

     "An Age of Gold: Three Centuries of Paintings from Old Ecuador"
          Tucson Museum of Art
          Sep 8-Nov 3, 1985
          1 item

     "Alumni Art Exhibition"
          University of Arizona, Tucson
          Nov 5-Dec 2, 1984
          1 item

     "Art Faculty Exhibition"
          University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
          Nov 18-Dec 12, 1979
          1 item

     "Art From Africa: The Gus Nicholson Collection"
          Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, TX
          1982
          1 item

     "Austria's Expressionism"
          Galerie St. Etienne, New York
          Apr 21-May 30, n.y.
          poster image by Egon Schiele
          1 item

     Series II Group exhibition posters (cont'd)

F6   "Automobile and Culture"
          Museum of Contemporary Art
          Jul 21, 1984-Jan 5, 1985
          1 item

     "Chicago Sculpture International   Mile 4"
          State Street Mall, Chicago
          May 9-Jun 9, 1985
          poster image by Eduardo Chillida
          signed
          1 item

     "Clay as Container"
          Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona
          [1981]
          3 items

     "Copper 2: The Second Copper/Brass/Bronze Exhibition"
          Mar 2-Apr 6, n.y.
          1 item

     "Dada Surrealism and their Heritage"
          Museum of Modern Art, New York
          Mar 27-Jun 9, [1968]
          poster image by Claude Deruet
          1 item

F7   "Dreams/Hands/Fibers"
          Arizona Commission on the Arts
          n.d.
          traveling exhibition
          1 item

     "English Drawings of the Nineteenth Century"
          Pollock Galleries, Southern Methodist University
          1973
          1 item

     Series II Group exhibition posters (cont'd)

F7   "Espejo: Reflections of the Mexican American"
          Oakland Museum and the Chicago Center of Contemporary Photography
          Oct 6-Nov 26, n.y.
          Mount St. Mary's College and Goez Gallery
          Jan 15-Feb 25, n.y.
          poster image by Louis Carlos Bernal
          exhibited with Morie Amhi, Abigail Heyman, Roger Minick and Neal Slavin
          signed by Bernal
          1 item

     "The Fashionable World: Original 20s and 30s fashion photography featuring the              
          collection of Dr. M.F. Agha..."
          Fifth Avenue Gallery of Photography, Scottsdale, Arizona
          gallery opening Apr 2, 1979
          poster image by [Edward] Steichen
          1 item

     "The Folk Art Tradition"
          Galerie St. Etienne, New York
          Nov 17, 1981-Jan 9, 1982
          poster image by Grandma Moses
          1 item

     Forakis, Peter with Edwin Ruda
          Park Place Gallery, New York
          opening May 8, 1966 
          1 item

     "400 Years of Italian Art"
          Byron Gallery, n.l.
          Mar 15-Mar 25, 1967
          1 item

     "From Borso to Cesare d'Este: The School of Ferrara 1450-1628"
          Matthiesen Fine Arts, London
          1984
          1 item

     Series II Group exhibition posters (cont'd)

F7   "From Brooklyn to the Sea: Ships, Seafarers and New York Harbor"
          Museum of the Borough of Brooklyn, Brooklyn College
          Oct 16-Dec 4, 1985
          1 item

     "Home Grown - Student Art Exhibition"
          University of Arizona    
          Feb 10-Mar 5, 1991
          1 item

     "The Long Island Collections/ A Century of Art: 1880-1980"
          Nassau County Museum of Art, Roslyn, New York
          Apr 20-Jul 18, 1982
          poster image by Helen Frankenthaler
          inscribed "Dear Howard - This (above) is a picture from around the time we first
               met! (I hope it holds up as well as our friendship!)  Thank you for your recent
               TLC in Tucson; and the fun, and the continuity With Affection, Helen August
               82" and signed
          1 item

F8   "Los de la Sierra: The Tarahumara Indians of Chihuahua"
          Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson
          opening Mar 10, 1979
          poster image by Helga Teiwes
          1 item

     "M.F.A. Exhibition"
          University of Arizona Museum of Art
          Apr 20-May 15, n.y.
          signed by L. Shull
          1 item
     
     "Marin Artists"
          Susan Cummings Gallery, Mill Valley, California
          May 2-May 30, 1988
          poster images of works by Rob MacConnell, Gayle Luchessa, Dominic Dimare     
               and Joyce Clements
          1 item

     Series II Group exhibition posters (cont'd)

F8   "Master Drawings: Woodner Collection"
          J. Paul Getty Museum
          May 28-Aug 12, 1983
          poster image by Pieter Janszoon Saenredam
          1 item

     "Mexican Masks"
          Arizona Commission on the Arts
          n.d.
          traveling exhibition
          1 item

     [Opening Routine performed by Kilgore College Rangeretts and Stage Band]
          Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas
          Oct 29-Nov 27, 1977
          poster image by [Antoni] Miralda
          inscribed "to H O W A R D C O N A N T miralda"
          1 item

     "Photography: A Sense of Order, Formal Issues in Recent Photographs"
          Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
          Dec 11, 1981-Jan 27, 1982
          poster image by Frank Gohlke
          1 item

     "Prints and Techniques: Selection from the New York University Art Collection"
          Grey Art Gallery and Study Center
          Apr 1-May 3, 1976
          poster image by [Pablo] Picasso
          1 item

     "Recent Monotypes"
          University Gallery, Fine Arts Center, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
          Feb 2-Mar 15, 1985
          poster image by Michael Mazur
          exhibited with Richard Rosman, Martha Diamond, Mary Frank and Jasper Johns
          1 item 

     Series II Group exhibition posters (cont'd)

F8   "Reflections of Faith: Religious Folk Art in America"
          IBM Gallery of Science and Art, Museum of American Folk Art, New York
          Dec 1983-Jan 1984
          poster image by Abby F. Ball Ross
          1 item

     "Sculpture on the Wall: Relief sculpture of the seventies"
          University Gallery, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
          Mar 29-May 4, 1980
          poster image by Frank Stella
          1 item

     "2nd Annual Alumni Art Exhibition"
          University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
          Nov 14-Dec 7, 1980
          1 item

     "University of Arizona Art Department Faculty Exhibition"
          University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona
          Oct 22-Dec 10, 1978
          1 item



          Series III Posters not from plastic arts exhibitions
               The list is arranged by title, followed by the sponsoring institution,
               applicable dates, author of the poster image, and purpose of the poster.

F9   "America: The Third Century"
          Mobil Oil
          n.d.
          poster image by William Bailey
          promotion for "series commissioned by Mobil Oil"
          1 item

     "Come on!  buy more Fine Art"
          n.d.
          poster image by Walter Whitehead
          art promotion
          1 item

     "The Fantastic Adventures of the Count of Saint Germain"
          Theatre de la Jeune Lune at Southern Theater
          Jan 13-Mar 4, n.y.
          poster image by Leonardo Lasansky
          poster announcing a play?
          1 item

     [5x]
          Edgewood Furniture Co., New York
          May 9, n.y.
          silkscreen 
          invitation to preview collection
          1 item

     "Frog"
          Ginn & Co.
          1986
          call for submissions of images of the frog for reference file
          1 item

     "Glenview: John Bond Trevor Mansion"
          Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, New York
          n.d.
          promotional poster and guide to museum
          1 item

          Series III Posters not from plastic arts exhibitions (cont'd)

F9   "The Great Student Designer Awards Contest"
          Gilbert Paper Co.
          1988
          call for entries
          1 item

     "HEART Conference"
          Northern Arizona University
          Sep 26-Sep 27, 1980
          conference announcement
          1 item

     "Imagination Celebration"
          Arts Education Collaborative, Arizona
          Mar 18-Mar 29, 1985
          1 item

     "Indy 1991.  What's New?"
          Penzoil 
          [1991]
          advertising poster, foldout
          1 item

     "Jimenez and the Rose Tattoo: the creation of a lithograph"
          KAET8
          April 25, n.y.
          promotion for a television program on KAET8
          1 item

     "Lipstick Ascending"
          Yale University
          May 1969
          poster publication of Yale University concerning gift of sculpture to the university 
               by Claes Oldenberg
          1 item

     "man and machine/man and meat"
          n.d.
          poster of photographic reproductions by Ann Simmons-Myers
          1 item

          Series III Posters not from plastic arts exhibitions (cont'd)

F9   "Marcel Duchamp"
          Grove Press, New York
          n.d.
          unused book jacket from book Marcel Duchamp by Robert Ledel
          1 item

F10  "March 21, 1921"
          McCall's Magazine
          [1975]
          Possibly an advertising poster, this poster is an enlargement of the March 21, 1921
               issue of McCall's Magazine
          1 item

     "Massachusetts College of Art in Boston"
          Massachusetts College of Art in Boston
          n.d.
          promotion for graduate programs
          poster image by Dana Moser
          1 item

     "Mexico -- The Amigo Country" series
          Secretaria de Turismo, Consejo Nacional de Turismo
          n.d.
          "Guanajuato"
          "Cathedral on the Zocalo in Mexico City"
          "Mayan Ruins at Palenque"
          "Taxco"
          "Atlantean Figures at Tula"
          "Tlaloc (Ceremonial Urn) in Mexico City"
          Tourism posters 
          6 items

     "Musical Offerings: A 1981-1982 Series in Celebration of 50 years"
          Academy of Holy Angels, Minneapolis, Minnesota
          Oct 27[1981]-Apr 20[1982]
          poster image by Leonardo Lasansky
          promotional poster
          1 item

          Series III Posters not from plastic arts exhibitions (cont'd)

F10  "New York State Award 1970"
          New York State Council on the Arts
          [1970]
          silkscreen
          Howard Conant identified the artist of this silkscreen as Nicholas Krushenik.
          1 item

     "9th Annual Art Auction Fundraiser"
          Dinnerware Artists Cooperative Gallery, Arizona
          Nov 3, 1990
          promotional poster for fundraiser
          1 item

F11  "100 Year Celebration University of Arizona 1885-1985"
          University of Arizona
          [1985]
          poster announcing event
          1 item

     "Pilchuck Glass"
          Pilchuck Glass Center, Washington
          1980
          catalog proof for Dale Chihuly's Pilchuck Glass Center
          1 item

     "Rhode Island School of Design Summer 1989"
          Rhode Island School of Design
          1989
          poster image by Leslie Bostrom
          poster announcing summer programs
          1 item

     "Rodeo Romances"
          Arizona Heritage Center
          Mar 5, 1982
          announcement of event
          1 item

          Series III Posters not from plastic arts exhibitions (cont'd)

F11  "The School of the Art Institute of Chicago"
          Art Institute of Chicago
          n.d.
          promotional poster
          poster image by Roger Brown
          1 item

     "VII Muestra Folklorica de la Nacion"
          Teatro Degollado/ Dept. de Bellas Artes, Gobierno de Jalisco
          Jul 13-Aug 7, 1983
          promotion poster listing dates and times of events of a "folk show"   
          1 item

     "Siltpile No. 6"
          Paolo Solteri's Studios at Cosanti Foundation, College of Architecture, Arizona    
               State University, Tempe, Arizona
          n.d.
          enrollment promotion for program
          2 items

     "Siltpile No. 7"
          Paolo Solteri's Studios at Cosanti Foundation, College of Architecture, Arizona    
               State University, Tempe, Arizona
          n.d.
          enrollment promotion for program
          1 item

     "Tucson Museum of Art"
          Tucson Museum of Art
          [1983]
          museum promotion poster, membership as of August 31, 1983 listed on reverse
          1 item

     "Twelve Photographs"
          Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona
          1983
          sale of photographic prints by Lawrence McFarland
          signed
          1 item

 
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