Robert H. Luck papers, 1967

Luck, Robert H., b. 1921 d. 1993
Curator, Arts administrator
Active in New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 4.0 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel).

Collection Summary: Correspondence; exhibition materials; photographs; sketches; Christmas cards; biographical information; writings; and an audio cassette.

REEL 3134: Correspondence, August-September 1967, with Ralph R. Miller, director of the Museum of the City of New York, regarding a seminar "Exporation of the Ways, Means, and Value of Museum Communication with the Viewing Public," held October 9-10, 1967, hosting Marshall McLuhan and Harley Parker. Two clippings on the seminar are also included. Also includes a tape recording of a dialogue between McLuhan and Parker made in preparation for the seminar.

UNMICROFILMED: Primarily personal and professional correspondence, 1941-1964; exhibition catalogs from shows at the Contemporary Arts Center at the Cincinnati Art Museum; business files and publicity files; Luck's resume to 1966; photographs of Luck; a collection of Christmas cards, original designs, 1965; writings by Luck; watercolor sketches by Luck, 1941-1948; and some charcoal and some pencil sketches of nudes.

Biographical/Historical Note: Curator, born in Tonawanda, N.Y. Attended University of Buffalo, BFA, Harvard University, MA, and Istituti Meschini, Rome, Certificate of Painting. Was curator of the Contemporary Art Center at the Cincinnati Art Museum and assistant director of the American Federation of Arts.

Donated 1967 by Robert H. Luck.

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