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Hal Glicksman papers relating to California artists, 1936-2010, bulk 1960-1974

Glicksman, Hal, 1937-


Collection Information

Size: 2.3 Linear feet

Summary: The Hal Glicksman papers relating to California artists measures 2.3 linear feet and date from 1936-2010, with the bulk of the records dating from 1960-1974. The collection is composed of artist files documenting Glicksman's relationship with various California artists as well as some of his personal papers.

Biographical/Historical Note

Hal Glicksman (1937-) was a curator in Southern California during the rise of minimalism and conceptual art. Glicksman was hired as gallery director and assistant professor at Pomona College in 1969, and a year later took up the position of associate director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. He then returned to California in 1972 as director of the art gallery at the University of California, Irvine, and then a few years later became art gallery director at Otis Art Institute. Glicksman curated key exhibitions at the Pasadena Museum of California Art and the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art, and was a founding board member of The Temple of Man, Venice, California.


The collection was donated by Hal Glicksman in 2017.

Language Note

English .


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.