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Marcel Duchamp Retrospective Exhibition records, 1959-1963

Pasadena Art Museum


Collection Information

Size: 3 Items, microfilm reels and 3 sound cassettes

Summary: Records relating to the Pasadena Museum of Art's exhibition "Marcel Duchamp," held Oct. 8-Nov. 3, 1963. Included are correspondence with Duchamp, work sheets, texts and layouts, catalog raisonne, loan agreements, printed matter, guest lists, shipping file, photographs, fact sheets, and clippings and untranscribed interviews.
The untranscribed interviews of Duchamp are recorded on three cassettes. The first cassette consists of interviews conducted in N.Y. and London for the British Broadcasting Corporation's "Art/Anti-Art Program" by George Heard Hamilton and Richard Hamilton in 1959; the second cassette, also for the BBC, is undated and contains excerpts of an interview conducted by Richard Hamilton; the third cassette is an interview of Duchamp conducted by Earl Carter of the Pasadena Museum of Art, October 1963.

Biographical/Historical Note

Pasadena Art Museum (founded 1924) is an art museum in Pasadena, Calif. Renamed Norton Simon Museum of Art in 1974 and later renamed the Norton Simon Museum. Held Duchamp retrospective in 1963.


Lent for microfilming in 1990 by the Pasadena Museum of Art, interviews were duplicated from the original reel to reel tapes onto three cassettes.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Norton Simon Museum of Art, Pasadena, CA.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reels 4388-4390 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

Microfilmed portion must be consulted on microfilm. Use of untranscribed interviews requires an appointment and is limited to Washington, D.C. storage facility.

How to Cite This Collection

Marcel Duchamp Retrospective Exhibition records, 1959-1963. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.