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David S. Rubin papers, 1960-2017

Rubin, David S., 1949-

Curator, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 25.8 linear feet

Summary: The papers of curator and art critic David S. Rubin measure 25.8 linear feet and date from 1960 to 2017. The papers are comprised of biographical materials, interviews, correspondence, writing projects and notes, artists' files, exhibition files, professional files, subject and research files, printed materials, and photographic materials documenting Rubin's work in California, Arizona, and other locations throughout the United States.

Biographical/Historical Note

David S. Rubin (1949- ) is a curator and art critic in Los Angeles, Calif. Rubin curated exhibitions throughout the United States, primarily in Los Angeles, Southern California, New Orleans, Louisiana, and San Antonio, Texas. He received an MA in Art History from Harvard University and was a curator at the San Francisco Art Institute, Albright College, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Phoenix Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, and the San Antonio Museum of Art.


The papers were donated by David S. Rubin in 2016 and 2017.


The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center.