Monumenta/74 and 76 records, 1971-1974; 1976

Monumenta/74 and 76 (1974, 1976 : Newport, R.I.)

Collection size: 2.0 linear ft. (partially filmed on 2 microfilm reels).

Collection Summary: Reels 2678-2679: Materials about an outdoor sculpture exhibition, "Monumenta/74," Newport, Rhode Island, including: a catalog of the exhibition; a certificate of recognition from the mayor of Newport; a statement of purpose and planning notes; correspondence of the director, Sam Hunter, the president, William A. Crimmins, and others, with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Preservation Society of Newport, property owners and Christo's engineers concerning his "Ocean Front Project," and correspondence regarding the catalog and the symposium. Also included are: notes on a sculpture exhibition in Boston, 1971; account books, fund raising data, sale records, and other financial material; installation information and insurance forms; lists of guests, lenders, artists and works of art; clippings; and photos of sculpture. UNMICROFILMED: an exhibition catalog, MONUMENTA '76.

Biographical/Historical Note: One of the largest U.S. sculpture exhibitions; Newport, Rhode Island, 1974 and other years.

Donated by William A. Crimmins, the organizer of the exhibition.

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