Terrain Gallery records, circa 1950s-2005, bulk 1955-1985

Terrain Gallery
New York, N.Y.

Collection size: 5.3 linear feet

Collection Summary: The records of the Terrain Gallery measure 5.3 linear feet and date from circa 1950s-2005, bulk 1955-1985. The collection mainly consists of exhibition files documenting over one hundred and fifty exhibitions and the gallery's relationship with its artists. Gallery records include founding documents, correspondence, writings and an interview, financial records, scrapbooks, and photographs.

Biographical/Historical Note: Terrain Gallery is an art gallery in New York, N.Y., established in 1955 by Dorothy Koppelman. Opened under the direction of Dorothy Koppelman and informed by the guiding philosophy of Eli Siegel's Aesthetic Realism. The gallery's first home was at 20 West 16th Street in New York City then moved to 39 Grove Street, New York, N.Y from 1963- 1973; in 1974, the Terrain Gallery moved to its present address at 141 Greene Street.

Donated 2006 by Chaim and Dorothy Koppelmann.

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