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Frances Wolfson Art Gallery records, 1973-1994

Frances Wolfson Art Gallery records, 1973-1994

Frances Wolfson Art Gallery

Collection Information

Size: 5.0 linear ft.

Summary: The bulk of the collection consists of exhibition files, 1977-1992 (4.5 ft.); also found are correspondence, business records, notes and printed material.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Frances Wolfson Art Gallery was established in 1976 on the Mitchell Wolfson New World Center Campus of the Miami-Dade Community College. It focused on the art of the local Latino community, and served the needs of the College's arts and humanities' students.

Provenance

Donated 1997 Miami Dade Community College.

A Finding Aid to the Frances Wolfson Art Gallery Records,
1973-1994
, in the Archives of American Art
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Author
Finding aid prepared by Jean Fitzgerald
Biographical/Historical note
The Frances Wolfson Art Gallery was established in 1976 on the Mitchell Wolfson New World Center Campus of the Miami-Dade Community College. It focused on the art of the local Latino community in addition to serving the needs of the College's arts and humanities students. Exhibitions and lectures reflected four major areas of emphasis: the Hispanic community, the Black community, the relationship of art, architecture and culture to the quality of contemporary urban civilization, and the best of new artists presented in solo or cohesive group exhibitions.
Director from 1978 to 1981, Roberta Griffin was followed in that position by Sheldon Lurie in September 1981 until his death in October 1990.
In the spring of 1987, the Frances Wolfson Art Gallery implemented an active exhibition program at the InterAmerican Center in the form of the InterAmerican Art Gallery. Located in the Little Havana section of Miami, the major thrust of this gallery is Hispanic art, reflecting the interests and needs of the surrounding community.
Arrangement note
The collection is arranged as six series according to material type. Records are arranged chronologically unless otherwise noted.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1976-1994 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
Series 2: Business Records, 1981-1993 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
Series 3: Notes, 1973-1987 (Box 1; 2 folders)
Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1977-1992, undated (Boxes 1-5; 4.5 linear feet)
Series 5: Printed Material, 1974-1994 (Box 5; 5 folders)
Series 6: Color Transparencies of Artwork, 1983-1990 (Box 5; 10 items)
Scope and Contents note
The records of the Frances Wolfson Art Gallery comprise 5 linear feet of material dating from 1973 to 1994. The collection contains correspondence, routine business records, exhibition files, notes, printed material, and photographs of artists, installations, and works of art, and is arranged into seven series according to material type. The bulk of the material relates to exhibitions held at the Gallery from 1977 to 1992 in exhibition files measuring 4.5 linear feet. The general administration of the Gallery is also partially documented through business records and correspondence files.
Provenance
Donated 1997 Miami Dade Community College.
Processing Information note
The collection was processed and the finding aid written by Jean Fitzgerald in 1999. The finding aid was modified by Stephanie Ashley in November 2001 prior to EAD conversion.

Restrictions on Access

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

How to Cite This Collection

Frances Wolfson Art Gallery records, 1973-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

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