Collection Artwork
Frederick Melton (Atlanta, Georgia, 1918 – 1992, Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
[Patricia Wilde, Diana Adams, Maria Tallchief, Tanaquil Le Clercq, and Melissa Hayden in "Caracole," choreography by George Balanchine, costumes by Christian Bérard]
gelatin silver print
Melissa Hayden (Toronto, Ontario, 1923 – 2006, Winston-Salem, North Carolina)
Diana Adams (Stauton, Virginia, 1926 – 1993, San Andreas, California)
Maria Tallchief (Fairfax, Oklahoma, 1925 – 2013, Chicago, Illinois)
Tanaquil Le Clercq (Paris, France, 1929 – 2000, New York, New York)
Patricia Wilde (Ottawa, Canada, 1928 – 2021, Stephens City, Virginia)
paper size: 10 x 8 in.
image size: 7 7/8 x 7 1/4 in.
Gift of Robert Tracy, Class of 1977
probably photographed in New York, New York, United States, North America
Handwritten in black ink, paper verso, beginning upper center: Patricia Wilde / Diana Adams / Maria Tallchief / Tanaquil Le Clercq / Melissa Hayden [each last name underlined in green pencil] / Fred Melton / Courtesy Dance Collection
Handwritten in orange pencil, paper verso, lower right: 42 to 27 / [horizontal line] / [DP] / [horizontal line]
Handwritten in black ink, paper verso, lower right: 64 ½
Handwritten blue pencil, paper verso, lower center: A [encircled]
Handwritten blue pencil, paper verso, lower center: p.96 [“96” underlined]

Ongoing Research

Research on our collection is ongoing. If you have resources you’d like to share, please contact Associate Curator Rebecca McNamara.
Pattern by Erin Barry ’16
Inspired by the exhibition The Jewel Thief
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.