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Art Space records, 1971-1992

Adelman, Lucy

Collection Information

Size: 13 Linear feet

Summary: The records of Los Angeles Art Space gallery measure 13 linear feet and date from 1971 to 1992. The majority of the collection consists of the gallery's exhibition files which contain correspondence, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, slides, photos, invoices, price lists, loan records, and other materials. There is also correspondence with artists and organizations, financial and administrative records, and slides of artwork and exhibitions.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Art Space gallery operated in Los Angeles from 1977 to 1991 and was owned by artist, philanthropist, and activist Lucy Adelman (1909-2007). Settling in Los Angeles in 1938, Adelman was also one of the founders of the Womanspace Gallery, a cooperative gallery for feminist activities established in 1972 in Los Angeles.


The records were donated in 1992 by Lucy Adelman, the director of Art Space.

Language Note

Collection is in English


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.