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Benjamin Forgey papers, circa 1964-2015

Forgey, Benjamin F., 1938-

Art critic


Collection Information

Size: 28.7 Linear feet

Summary: A majority of the collection contains subject and research files documenting the writings of Benjamin Forgey and focuses on urban development, the art scene, and museum and monument building projects in Washington, D.C. Also included are administrative files, photographs, correspondence, and sound cassettes of lectures by Forgey on Washington architecture.

Biographical/Historical Note

Benjamin Forgey (1938- ) is an architecture and art critic in Washington, D.C. Forgey wrote for the Washington Star from 1964 to 1981, and then for the Washington Post where he focused on architecture until his retirement in 2006.


Donated 2014 by Benjamin Forgey.

Language Note

English .

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.

How to Cite This Collection

Benjamin Forgey papers, circa 1964-2015. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.