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Betty Cuningham Gallery records, 1970-2014

Betty Cuningham Gallery records, 1970-2014

Betty Cuningham Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 9.1 linear feet

Summary: The Betty Cuningham Gallery records measure 9.1 linear feet and date from 1970-2014. Included are exhibition files, artists' files, scrapbooks, photographs and printed material relating to the operation of the Betty Cuningham Galllery and the Cuningham Ward Gallery.

A majority of the collection contains exhibition files from the Betty Cuningham Gallery that include catalogs and announcements, artists' biographies, reviews, and publicity. In addition, there are 15 DVDs produced by the gallery, 2005-2008, to accompany some exhibitions and 23 gallery guest books keyed to exhibitions. Artists' files include 22 volumes of Art Fair books (1 per artist) compiled by clients, and include photographs and biographical information on each artist. Eight scrapbooks contain exhibition announcements, reviews and installation photographs, and general publicity. Photographs include color transparencies and 35mm color slides of artwork arranged alphabetically by artist. Printed material includes exhibition catalogs and announcements.

Cuningham Ward Gallery material includes 2.0 linear feet of artists' files, sales records, photographs and slides of gallery spaces, exhibition installations and works of art, and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Betty Cuningham Gallery (established 1978) is a gallery in New York, N.Y. that shows contemporary figurative and non-objective paintings and some sculpture primarily by American artists. The gallery began as Cuningham Ward in 1972, and in 1978 became Betty Cuningham Gallery, which operated through 1982 and reopened in 2004.


Donated 2014 and 2017 by Betty Cuningham and Jessica Kitz, gallery representative for Betty Cuningham Gallery.

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

Betty Cuningham Gallery records, 1970-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.