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TAWA in the USSR, 1990

 Item — Box: VA-04 Box 5, Folder: Folder 2, Item: VA04.01.3.264a
Identifier: VA04.01.3.264a

Scope and Contents

From the Series:

This series is compromised of correspondence, clippings, notebooks, handbills, screenplays, and other ephemera that document Draper's life, education, and career. 


  • 1990


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Digitization of the collection has been made possible by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The digital collection can be accessed through the VMFA Collections Search website.

A limited number of files are restricted. Access to restricted materials may require written permission of the donor and/or the VMFA Director.

Conditions Governing Use

In Copyright:

Biographical / Historical



1 item : DVD

Language of Materials


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Acquired from the Louis H. Draper Preservation Trust with the Arthur and Margaret Glasgow Endowment Fund.

Physical Description

33 minutes

Physical Facet



Digitization has been made possible in part by the National Endowment for the Humanities: Exploring the Human Endeavor.


"The movie was footage shot in Russia but was put together later and narrated by Judith Brodsky, who at one point refers to him as the “late Lou Draper.” Two of the other TAWA artists in the film are also referred to as “late,” Jimmy Colavita and Anne Bobo. Jimmy is the speaker near the beginning of the film at the art gallery opening in Moscow. The quality of the movie is not high but still of historic interest. Lou appears several times but does not speak in it." Email from Gary Saretzky to Courtney Tkacz, Feb. 16, 2021.

Processing Information

Not Digitized

Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States