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Bowery Gallery records, 1969-2008

Bowery Gallery records, 1969-2008

Bowery Gallery (New York, N.Y.)

Collection Information

Size: 3.1 linear feet

Biographical/Historical Note

In 1969, eighteen artists founded the Bowery Gallery as a non-profit, artist-run cooperative gallery in New York City. Barbara Grossman was secretary, Lynda Caspe, director, and Marylou Schuck was treasurer. The gallery moved to West 25th Street in New York City in 2000.

Provenance

Donated 2003 and 2008 by the Bowery Gallery via Barbara Grossman, and Lynda Caspe, founding members of the Bowery Gallery, and Marylou Schuck. Grossman maintained the Gallery records.

Scope and Contents

The records of the Bowery Gallery, a non-profit, artist-run cooperative gallery in New York City, measure 3.1 linear feet and date from 1969-2008. Business records, letters, exhibition files, guest registers, printed material and photographs document the gallery's activities and artists.

An additional 0.4 linear feet of Bowery Gallery records dated circa 2002-2008 were accessioned in 2008 and remain unprocessed. This accretion contains minutes and other business records, exhibition schedules, exhibition announcements, and Bowery Artists Tribute, Volume 1 (2008). Also found is a DVD copy of an audiovisual recording of the gallery's inaugural exhibition (October 31, 1969).

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.

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