Scope and Contents
The Hooks-Epstein Galleries records measure 0.2 linear feet and date from 1937 to 1980. This small collection includes an exhibition list, 1970-1978, gallery catalogs, a copy of the gallery policies, and a newspaper article about the business. Exhibition catalogs include shows for J. M. Sorg, Hib Sabin, Peter Paone, Sherry Sullivan, Lee Waisler, and more. Also present is a miscellaneous letter from 1937.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 1981 by Geri and Charles Hooks.
The Archives of American Art also holds microfilm of material lent for microfilming in 1981 by Geri and Charles Hooks as part of AAA's Texas Documentation Project. Reels 3127-3128 contain files and two scrapbooks from exhibitions for artists Peter Chinni, Peter Paone, Sherry Sullivan, Zolita Sverdlove, Lee Waisler and others. The microfilmed material consists of resumes, correspondence, price lists, catalogs, press releases, and newspaper clippings; photographs of exhibition installations are also included. Loaned materials were returned to the donor after microfilming and are not described in the collection container inventory.
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.
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Christopher DeMairo in 2022.