Institute of Contemporary Arts,
Collection size: 36.0 linear feet
Collection Summary: Administrative records; student files; correspondence; artists' files; exhibition files; committee files; pamphlets, calendars, invitations, catalogs, and clippings; teaching and teachers' files; subject files; and program files. Prominent figures include founder of Institute of Contemporary Arts, Robert Richman, and Sir Herbert Read.
Biographical/Historical Note: Arts organization and educational institute, incorporated 1947; Washington, D.C. Founded by poet, Robert Richman, who came to Washington, D.C. in 1947. Devoted to bringing culture to the nation's capital, the school's philosophy was based on Sir Herbert Read's EDUCATION THROUGH ART. Many of the exhibitions and programs were held at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Donated 1986 by Maida Richman, Robert Richman's widow.