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Coalition of Washington Artists records, 1985-1989

Coalition of Washington Artists


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Scattered files on the Coalition of Washington Artists compiled by members Elizabeth Whiteley and Terry Parmelee including articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, agendas, press materials, photographs and printed material. Among the photographs are images of the demonstration organized by the Coalition to protest the Corcoran Gallery of Art's cancellation as a venue host for Robert Mapplethorpe's traveling exhibition, "Robert Mappelthorpe: The Perfect Moment," 1989.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Coalition of Washington Artists (established 1985) is an artist's advocacy organization in Washington, D.C.


Donated 2011 by Terry Parmelee and in 2014 by Elizabeth Whiteley.

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

Coalition of Washington Artists records, 1985-1989. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.