Jeanne Siegel Papers

About the Collection

Jeanne Siegel was the influential chair of SVA’s BFA Fine Arts Department from 1976-2005. A writer, essayist, art critic, curator, and educator, she left a profound mark on a generation of artists who studied at SVA. She organized and moderated countless panel discussions on contemporary art issues, curated exhibitions, edited and contributed to numerous art journals, and was the author of Artwords: Discourse on the 60s and 70s, Artwords 2: Discourse on the Early 80s, and Painting After Pollock: Structures of Influence. Siegel passed away in 2013. The Jeanne Siegel Collection consists of materials documenting the activities of the SVA Fine Arts department, as well as books, journal articles, and exhibition publications related to Siegel’s work as an essayist and art critic.

Blue title on green above white text on blue listing participating artists and exhibition information. American Color. SVA exhibition curated by Jeanne Siegel, 1976.
Book cover, black text against teal and tan background listing featured artists. Art Talk: The Early 80s. New York: Da Capo Press, 1988. Edited by Jeanne Siegel
Green text slanted down to the left, against a white background. Artwords: Discourse on the 60s and 70. Ann Arbor: UMI Research Press, 1985. Edited by Jeanne Siegel.
Press Release for Bob Thompson show at Martha Jackson Gallery. Bob Thompson: Important Works in New York Collections 1960-1966, Martha Jackson Gallery, c. 1975. Curated by Jeanne Siegel.
Black text, "Women Artists Here & Now," against white background listing opening and duration. Women Artists: Here and Now exhibition, c. 1975. Curated by Jeanne Siegel.
News Release for Nancy Spero's "Sexual Difference/Art without Men," with a line drawing of a female head with a snake growing its forehead. Nancy Spero event at SVA, 1984.
Black text on yellow background, listing exhibiting artists Barry, Adelman, Perretti, Stevens, Dona, Rosenheim, Haller, Quinn, Haring, Downes and Video Artists; supplementary text is contained in box with halftone border. Student exhibition at SVA, 1979.
Black text on white background listing exhibiting artists Lee Krasner, Robert Rauschenberg, Nancy Spero, Bill Beckley, David Salle, Dara Birnbaum. Collage Expanded. Exhibition at SVA, 1984.