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Art in General records, 1981-2020

Art in General, Inc


Collection Information

Size: 100 Linear feet

Summary: Art in General records meaure 100.0 linear feet and date from 1981-2020. The records comprehensively chronicle Art in General's exhibitions and programs and long-standing commitment to diversity and equity in the arts. Included are correspondence, writings, artist files, exhibition files, financial and legal records, administrative files, photographs, printed material and audio visual material. Also included are Holly Block's files, documenting her 18-year tenure as Art in General's first director. A portion of the collection is in electronic format.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art in General (1981-2020) was an arts organization in New York City. Art in General provided space and funding to local and international artists to realize new work.


Donated in 2020 by Art in General via Irene Shum, Executive Director.

Language Note

English .

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How to Cite This Collection

Art in General records, 1981-2020. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.