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Melinda Wortz papers, 1960-1990

Melinda Wortz papers, 1960-1990

Wortz, Melinda, 1940-1990

Art historian, Art critic

Collection Information

Size: 28.0 linear feet

Summary: Student notes and writings, reviews, exhibition announcements and invitations, and records kept while director of the University of California at Irvine Gallery.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art historian, art critic; Los Angeles, Calif. Born 1940. Director of University of California at Irvine Fine Arts Gallery; Los Angeles, Calif. Wortz wrote about Los Angeles art activity of the late 1960s to 90s for national art periodicals and the California-published newspaper "ARTWEEK." She was closely involed with the Pasadena Art Museum before it became the Norton Simon Museum of Art. Her special area of interest was contemporary art, especially the California "light and space" artists. Dr. Wortz's career as a critic ended with the onset of Alzheimers disease at age 50.


Donated by Edward C. Wortz, husband of Melinda Wortz, 1994.

Restrictions on Access

Collection is CLOSED for processing.

How to Cite This Collection

Melinda Wortz papers, 1960-1990. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.