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Art in focus, 1949-1980


Collection Information

Size: 1 Microfilm reel

Summary: This microfilm collection consists of Art in Focus newsletters containing 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

Art in Focus was a monthly arts newsletter edited and published by Dorothy Grafly in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from October 1949 to 1980. It was preceded by Art Outlook , also edited by Grafly and published by Philip Ragan Associates (1943-1949). There were generally nine issues a year, though some issues were missed toward the end of the run as Grafly's health declined.


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

Related Materials

The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of Art Outlook, 1943-1949.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Free Library of Philadelphia.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm 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.