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Diana Korzenik Collection of Art Education Ephemera and Books: Finding Aid
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Description
A collection of art education materials representing the evolution of art education in America, compiled by Massachusetts professor Diana Korzenik, and composed of instructional materials (e.g. art instruction manuals, art reproductions, drawing books, drawing cards, painting books, penmanship books, etc.), objects (e.g. boxed painting sets, drawing slates, models, drawing desks, colored pencils, crayons, paint, etc.) and non-instructional materials (e.g. promotional materials, scrapbooks, coursework by Korzenik's students, catalogs, etc.)
Background
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Diana Korzenik (born 1941) attended Vassar College and then transferred to Oberlin College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in art history. After studying art history at Columbia University, she taught in Harlem for five years before entering the Harvard Graduate School of Education to study under Rudolf Arnheim. In 1972 Korzenik received her EdD from Harvard, and began teaching at the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston shortly thereafter. In Boston she began the flea market visits that started her collection of art education books and ephemera. She went on to serve as professor and chairperson of the Art Education Department at Massachusetts College of Art for many years, as well as course instructor at Harvard University. Publications include Drawn to Art: A Nineteenth-Century American Dream (1985), Art Making and Education (with Maurice Brown, 1993), Objects of American Art Education: Highlights from the Diana Korzenik Collection (2004), and “The Myth of the Self Taught” in Grandma Moses : American Modern (2016), as well as several other books and articles.
Extent
approximately 700 items in 112 boxes
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.