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Laguna Gloria Art Museum records, 1965-1980

Laguna Gloria Art Museum


Collection Information

Size: 9 Items (on 2 microfilm reels)

Summary: 9 bound scrapbooks containing: newspaper and magazine clippings and publicity statements from 1965-1980; press releases from July 1976-August 1977; exhibition catalogs; meeting minutes, membership lists, resumes and receipts.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Laguna Gloria Art Museum has its origins in the Texas Fine Arts Association, which was founded in 1911 "to encourage the advancement of art in Texas and to increase the possibilities of art experience for its communities and its people." In 1943 Clara Driscoll Seiver deeded her home to the TFAA, specifying that it should become a museum of modern art. It was named The Laguna Gloria Art Museum. In 1961, the museum broke away from the TFAA and became independent.


The Laguna Gloria Art Museum papers were lent by the museum for microfilming.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in The Laguna Gloria Art Museum 3809 West 35th Street, P.O. Box 5568, Austin, TX, 78763.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm rolls 2902-2903 available at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Laguna Gloria Art Museum records, 1965-1980. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.