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Charles W. White papers, 1933-1987, bulk 1960s-1970s

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Series 6: Gallery and Exhibition Files , 1946-1980
0.98 Linear feet
Boxes 7-8, 13

This series includes material related to galleries and institutions where Charles White exhibited, as well as planning material related to specific exhibitions. These files may include correspondence, photographic material, and printed material. Researchers should note that additional material related to exhibitions and galleries may be found in Series 2: Correspondence and Series 7: Printed Material.
Series is arranged as two subseries. In 6.1 records typically document more than one exhibition held by a gallery, institution, or organization, and are arranged by name of gallery, institution, or organization. In 6.2 records typically document a single exhibition and are arranged chronologically.
  • 6.1: Gallery and Institution Files, 1946-1980
  • 6.2: Exhibition Files, 1956-1979
The bulk of this series has been digitized. Material not digitized includes some publications for which only covers and/or relevant pages have been digitized. Duplicates of items found elsewhere in the collection have not been digitized.
6.1: Gallery and Institution Files, 1946-1980
This series includes documentation of White's 1958 exhibition at ACA Gallery, including a sign-in sheet, snapshots taken at the opening, and letters of praise from many attendees including Charles Keller and Walter Rosenblum. Documentation of White's 1961 exhibition at ACA Gallery includes snapshots of the opening picturing Harry Belafonte, William Gropper, Hughie Lee Smith, and others.
Files related to Akademie der Künste der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik document two visits White made to Germany and plans for a 1979 exhibition which never took place due to his illness and subsequent death. The files include letters from Academy of the Arts of the German Democratic Republic President, Konrad Wolf; letters from Irene Mode, who acted as White's translator on his 1974 and 1978 trips to Germany; a catalog of the Exhibition of American Artists (1974); and a copy of the address delivered by Lea Grundig, Honorary President of the Sculptor's and Painters' Association of the German Democratic Republic at the opening ceremony of the exhibition.
Records related to Barnett-Aden Gallery include a handwritten draft of an essay or talk about the gallery by White. Records documenting White's association with Heritage Gallery can be found in Series 2: Correspondence, and Series 7: Printed Material.
Description Container
ACA Gallery, circa 1944-circa 1954
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ACA Gallery, 1956-1958
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32
ACA Gallery, 1961
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33
ACA Gallery, circa 1965
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34
Oversize ACA Gallery, 1951-1955
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17
Acts of Art Galleries, 1971
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35
Akademie der Künste der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, 1974
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36
Akademie der Künste der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, 1974-1975
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37
Akademie der Künste der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, 1977-1978
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38
Akademie der Künste der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, 1978-1980
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39
Akademie der Künste der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik, Miscellaneous Receipts, 1974, 1978
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40
Oversize Akademie der Künste der Keutschen Demokratischen Republik, 1974
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18
Atlanta University, Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Prints by Negro Artists, 1946-1960
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41
Oversize Atlanta University Annual Exhibition of Paintings, Sculpture and Prints by Negro Artists, circa 1940s
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19
Barnett-Aden Gallery, 1973-1974, undated
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42
Oversize Barnett-Aden Gallery, circa 1950s
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20
Exhibitions in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968-1969, 1976
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43
FESTAC, Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture, 1972-1979
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44
Oakland Art Museum, 1968-1970
Documents purchase of Silent Song in 1968.
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Other Exhibition Information, circa 1968-circa 1977
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Selma Burke Art Center, 1971, 1979
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47
University of California, Los Angeles, 1963-1975
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48
6.2: Exhibition Files, 1956-1979
This subseries documents specific solo exhibitions of White's work, and group exhibitions in which he participated, from 1956-1979. Files typically contain a small amount of correspondence and printed material related to the exhibitions such as press releases, catalogs, announcements, and news clippings. Records related to White's 1964 exhibition at Occidental College also include photos of White at the opening of the exhibition.
Description Container
Eight New York Painters (1956), University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1956
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49
Charles White (1958), California State Association of Colored Women's Clubs, University of Southern California, 1958
Includes handwritten letter from Charles White and photographs of the exhibition installation.
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50
20th Century Realists (1963), San Diego Fine Arts Festival, 1961-1963
Includes typescript note from Frances White about racism in the museum community.
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1
Drawings by Charles White (1964), Occidental College, 1964
Includes photos of White at exhibition opening.
8
2
The Negro In American Art (1966-1967) Traveling Exhibition, 1966
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3
Charles White (1967-1978), Howard University, Morgan State College, and Fisk University, 1961-1969
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4
American and Soviet Printmakers (1968), National Council of American-Soviet Friendship, 1968
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5
Five Famous Black Artists (1970), Museum of Fine Arts Boston and National Center of Afro-American Art, 1968-1970
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6
Dimensions of Black (1970), La Jolla Museum of Art, 1969-1970
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7
Homage to Alain Locke, The United Negro College Fund and Atlanta University, 1970
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8
Joint Print Show with Norma Morgan (1970), Spelman College, 1970
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The Machine in the Garden (1970), Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1970
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10
Black American Artists/1971 (1971), Illinois Bell Telephone Company Lobby Gallery, 1970-1971
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11
Three Black American Artists (1971), Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art, 1971
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12
Three Graphic Artists (1971), Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 1970-1971
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13
5th Biennale of Graphic Design (1972), 1971-1972
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14
Oversize 5th Biennale of Graphic Design, 1972
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21
5th Annual Printmaking West (1973), Utah State University Galleries, 1973
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15
Talladega College Arts Festival Exhibition (1974), 1973-1974
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16
Directions in Afro-American Art (1974), Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University, 1974
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Kindred Spirits: The African Diaspora (1974) Exhibition and Seminar, National Center of Afro-American Artists, 1974
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West Coast '74: The Black Image (1974), E. B. Crocker Art Gallery, 1974
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Salute to Our Black Culture (1974), Pasadena Convention Center, Sponsored by Pasadena Centennial Committee, 1974
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Selected Visions — Black Expressions (1975), Pioneer Museum and Haggin Galleries, College of the Pacific, 1974-1975
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Oversize Selected Visions — Black Expressions (1975), Pioneer Museum and Haggin Galleries, College of the Pacific, 1975
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Two Centuries of Black American Art (1976), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1976-1977
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Two Centuries of Black American Art (1976), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Printed Material, 1976-1977
Includes items from exhibition at other museums.
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Oversize Two Centuries of Black American Art (1976-1977), Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Printed Material, 1976
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Twentieth Century Black American Artists (1976), San Jose Museum of Art, 1976
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The Work of Charles White: An American Experience (1976-1977) Touring Exhibition, 1976-1977
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Oversize The Work of Charles White: An American Experience (1976-1977) Touring Exhibition, 1976-1977
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Golden Opportunity (1978), Gallery 62 National Urban League, Inc., 1978
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Visions of a Spirit (1979), Soul Magazine, 1979
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