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Mark Rothko Foundation records, 1976-1987

Mark Rothko Foundation


Collection Information

Size: 0.4 Linear feet

Summary: Administrative files, correspondence and printed material pertaining to the activities of the Mark Rothko Foundation.
Administrative files reports and activity summaries of the Mark Rothko Foundation and also pertain to the Foundation's donation to the National Gallery of Art. Correspondence includes letters between Donald Blinken and members of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation concerning exhibitions, special projects and donations of Mark Rothko's work. Printed material includes exhibition pamphlets and postcards as well a newspaper clippings relating to Mark Rothko.

Biographical/Historical Note

The Mark Rothko Foundation was established in 1969 by artist, Mark Rothko. Donald Blinken became the Foundation's president in 1976.


Donated 2011 by the Mark Rothko Foundation via Ambassador Donald Blinken, president.

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How to Cite This Collection

Mark Rothko Foundation records, 1976-1987. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.