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ARCO Center for Visual Art records, 1976-1984

ARCO Center for Visual Art


Collection Information

Size: 4 Linear feet

Summary: Business correspondents and files on artists and exhibitions, containing photographs, announcements, catalogs, brochures, press releases, and résumés.

Biographical/Historical Note

The ARCO Center for Visual Art, established in 1976, was a not-for-profit gallery funded by the Atlantic Richfield Company focusing on contemporary art. The gallery was located at the Atlantic Richfield Plaza, 505 South Flower Street in Los Angeles, until its closing in 1984. Among the exhibitors were Walter Gabrielson, Joseph Raffael, Craig Kauffman, Hassel Smith, Michael Todd, Ed Ruscha, Joe Goode, Carlos Almaraz, Peter Alexander, Larry Bell, Frank Romero, Liga Pang, Don Potts, William Crutchfield, George Herms, and Herbert Bayer.


Donated 1996 by Sue Maberry, Director, Otis School of Art and Design Library, which had received the records upon the Center's closing.

Language Note

Undetermined .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

How to Cite This Collection

ARCO Center for Visual Art records, 1976-1984. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.