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Maren Hassinger papers, 1955-2018

Hassinger, Maren, 1947-

Performance artist, Directors (performing arts), Sculptor

Collection Information

Size: 11.3 Linear feet; 4.55 Gigabytes

Summary: The papers of African American artist and educator Maren Hassinger measure 11.3 linear feet and 4.55 gigabytes, dating from 1955 to 2018. The collection contains biographical material; personal and professional correspondence; and writings; as well as project and exhibition files; material related to Hassinger's tenure at the Rinehart School of Graduate Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA); material related to other professional activities, including teaching files; photographic material; and artwork and artifacts.

Biographical/Historical Note

Maren Hassinger (1947- ) is an African American artist in New York known for sculpture, performance, and public art in which she uses natural and industrial materials. She was also an educator and is the director emeritus of the Rinehart School of Graduate Sculpture at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, MD.

Provenance

The Maren Hassinger papers were donated to the Archives of American Art in 2018 by Maren Hassinger.

Funding

Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Henry Luce Foundation.