Size: 0.2 Linear feet
Summary: The scattered records of the Provincetown, Massachusetts cooperative Gallery 256 measure 0.2 linear feet and cover the gallery's brief period of existence from 1953 to 1955. Administrative records include a list of member addresses, a statement of the gallery's legal status, financial records, and an attendance book. Also found are printed material and a several photos of artwork.
Gallery 256 was a cooperative art gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, housed under the movie house next to town hall for a brief period from 1953-1955. The gallery aimed to display "paintings and sculpture expressing significant trends in contemporary American art," and members included Will Barnet, Cameron Booth, Leo Manso, Louise Nevelson, and Hale Woodruff.
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Myron Stout, who served as secretary of Gallery 256.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.