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Art in focus, 1949-1980


Collection Information

Size: 0.6 linear ft. (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Newsletters contain exhibition reviews, discussions of national and local art issues such as legislation and exhibition policies, articles on artists, and listings of gallery and museum exhibitions.

Biographical/Historical Note

Monthly arts newsletter; Philadelphia, Pa. Edited and published by Dorothy Grafly from October 1949 to 1980. It was preceded by the ART OUTLOOK, also edited by Grafly and published by Philip Ragan Associates from Jan. 1943 through Summer 1949. Generally, there were nine issues a year. Toward the end, as Grafly's health declined, some issues were missed.


Collected in 1990 as part of AAA's Philadelphia Arts Documentation Project. Microfilmed by the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Free Library of Philadelphia.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 4400 available at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Art in focus, 1949-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.