Cinque gallery records, 1959-2010, bulk 1976-2004

Cinque Gallery, est. 1969 - 2004
Art gallery
New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 1.1 linear feet

Collection Summary: Correspondence, administrative files, subject files, financial records, photographs, and printed material documenting the operation of the Cinque gallery.

Correspondence regards grants, contributions, meetings, and loans to exhibitions. Administrative files include a certificate of incorporation (incomplete photo copy), by laws, general history, fundraising, and mailing lists. Subject files include the Lenox Terrace project and Schomburg Collection. Financial records include budget and banking records. Photographs are of openings, events, and artists and other individuals. Also included is a Cinque Gallery banner.

Biographical/Historical Note: Cinque Gallery (established 1969, closed 2004) was an art gallery in New York, N.Y. Cinque Gallery was founded by Romare Bearden, Ernest Crichlow, and Norman Lewis to exhibit art by African-American artists and increase public appreciation for their work. The gallery operated at various locations in New York.

Donated 2013 Ruth M. Jett, former Executive Director, Cinque Gallery.

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