De Ferrari, Gabriella,
Curator, Art historian, Writer
New York, N.Y.; Boston, Mass.
Collection size: 7.7 linear feet
Collection Summary: Biographical material, correspondence, writings, subject files, scrapbooks, photographs, printed material, and audio visual material documenting (Maria) Gabriella De Ferrari's career as an arts administrator, director, and writer.
Biographical material includes letters of recommendation, resumes, passports, and diplomas. Correspondence is both personal and professional and is with museums, art institutions, and organizations. Writings by De Ferrari include journals, notebooks, and drafts of writings (also on 40 computer diskettes), including her unpublished novel, "The Color of Silence." Subject files relate to organizations and musems. Photographs are of De Ferrari, family members, exhibition installations and openings.
Audio visual material includes 7 audio cassettes of interviews of De Ferrari, 1995-96, an audiobook of, "A Cloud on Sand," and a VHS video of a lecture given by De Ferrari. Two scrapbooks pertain to DeFerrari's institutional involvements, including the Institute of Contemporary Art and Harvard Art Museums. Printed material includes exhibition announcements and clippings, especially pertaining to De Ferrari's published writings.
Biographical/Historical Note: Gabriella De Ferrari (1941- ) is an arts administrator and writer in Boston, Mass. and New York, N.Y. De Ferrari was director of the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Mass. Full name is Maria Gariella De Ferrari.
Donated 2011 by Gabriella De Ferrari.