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Dumbo Arts Center records, 1994-2012

Dumbo Arts Center


Collection Information

Size: 19.1 linear feet

Summary: Administrative files, exhibition and project files, photographs, printed material and audio visual material relating to the projects and exhibitions of the Dumbo Arts Center. Administrative files include minutes of board meetings, grant applications, membership lists, strategy proposals, and press packets. Exhibition and project files document the artists and works proposed and executed for exhibitions or annual festivals and include installation maps, budgets, artists' statements, and images of the completed works. Photographs and slides are of installations, performances, and exhibitions. Printed material includes announcements and other ephemera. Video and sound recordings (3.0 linear feet) on VHS, DVCPro, MiniDV, DAT, Hi8, DVD and CD are of festival performances, press coverage, and artists' submissions.

Biographical/Historical Note

Dumbo Arts Center (established 1997-closed 2014) was an arts organization in Brooklyn, New York. The Dumbo Arts Center and Festival was founded by Joy Glidden, initially known as d.u.m.b.o. arts center (dac) and d.u.m.b.o. art under the bridge festival in Dumbo, Brooklyn, a public forum for experimental art. [Note the lowercase reflects usage by the Center at the time.] During the remainder of the year, the Dumbo Arts Center exhibited work in its gallery.


Donated 2015 by Dumbo Arts Center via Julie Martin, Board member.

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

Dumbo Arts Center records, 1994-2012. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.