Sharon Keim Collection

  • 1983-1999
  • 3 items (1 linear foot)
  • Call no.: MS 155

Sharon Keim has been active in the arts in Washington, D.C., as a photographer, independent curator, adjunct professor and lecturer at Georgetown University, and lecturer at the Washington Center for Photography and The Martin Gallery. The recipient of an MA from the National Louis University, Keim studied studio photography and art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, working in papermaking, screenprinting, and letterpress. From 1981 to 1986, she was director of In The Mind's Eye, Inc., a fine art photography dealership in Washington, and she founded, and served as executive director of The Washington Center for Photography.

The Keim Collection includes a copy (8/10) of her artist's book, Stones: Standing in the Shadow of Time, which was printed at the Hand Print Workshop International in New Baskerville Italic on Somereset and Vellum paper. Accompanying the volume is a portfolio of forty gravestone rubbings on rice paper made on Cape Cod between 1995 and 1997, using D. H. George and M.A. Nelson's book Epitaph and Icon (1983) as a guide.

See similar SCUA collections:

Background on Sharon Keim


An image of: Image from Stones: Standing in the Shadow of Time

Image from Stones: Standing in the Shadow of Time

Sharon Keim has been active in the arts in Washington, D.C., as a photographer, independent curator, adjunct professor and lecturer at Georgetown University, and lecturer at the Washington Center for Photography and The Martin Gallery. The recipient of an MA from the National Louis University, Keim studied studio photography and art history at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, working in papermaking, screenprinting, and letterpress. From 1981 to 1986, she was director of In The Mind's Eye, Inc., a fine art photography dealership in Washington, and she founded, and served as executive director of The Washington Center for Photography.

Scope of collection

The Keim Collection includes a copy (8/10) of her artist's book, Stones: Standing in the Shadow of Time, which was printed at the Hand Print Workshop International in New Baskerville Italic on Somereset and Vellum paper. Accompanying the volume is a portfolio of forty gravestone rubbings on rice paper made on Cape Cod between 1995 and 1997, using D. H. George and M.A. Nelson's book Epitaph and Icon (1983) as a guide. The rubbings are housed in a custom clamshell enclosure and were presented in a cloth bag printed with images from gravestones.

The Keim Collection is part of the Association for Gravestone Studies Collection.

Inventory

Stones: standing in the shadow of time. Washington, D.C. : Hand Print Workshop International [number 8/10]
1999
1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations ; 26 x 36 cm.
1
Portfolio of gravestone rubbings
1995-1997
40 rubbings
2
Contents:

Presented in custom black clamshell box with printed cloth cover (separate).

Gravestone rubbings printed on fabric
1995-1997
7 rubbings (0.25 lin. feet)
Box 3
Contents:

Rubbings from Stones printed on white and gray cotton fabric.

Administrative information

Access

The collection is open for research.

Provenance

Gift of Sharon Keim to AGS, 2009, and transferred to UMass, 2010.

Separated Material

Keim's copy of Epitaph and Icon has been transferred to SCUA's book collections for cataloging.

Processing Information

Processed by I. Eliot Wentworth, Dec. 2017.

Language:

English

Copyright and Use (More information )

Cite as: Sharon Keim Collection (MS 996). Special Collections and University Archives, University of Massachusetts Amherst Libraries.

Search terms

Subjects

  • Gravestones--Massachusetts--Cape Cod

Names

  • Association for Gravestone Studies

Genre terms

  • Artist's books (Books)
  • Rubbings (Visual works)

Link to similar SCUA collections