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Kit Smyth Basquin papers, 1992-2012

Basquin, Kit

Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 4.8 Linear feet; 3.49 Gigabytes

Summary: The papers of New York City art historian and curator Kit Smyth Basquin measure 4.8 linear feet and 3.49 GB and date from 1992-2012. The collection documents Basquin's dissertation research on artists Lynne Allen, Lesley Dill, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, and Pat Steir.

Biographical/Historical Note

Kit Smyth Basquin (194?- ) is an art historian in New York City. Before retiring, she was Associate for Administration in the Department of Prints and Drawings at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 2009 she completed her dissertation in Interdisciplinary Studies at Union Institute and University. She holds a Masters in Art History from Indiana University, Bloomington, and had previously worked as Assistant Director for Collections and Public Programs at the Patrick and Beatrice Haggerty Museum of Art in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2014 by Kit Smyth Basquin.

Language Note

Collection is in English