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Patricia Hills papers, circa 1900-2018, bulk 1968-2009

Hills, Patricia, 1936-

Curator, Educator, Art historian

Collection Information

Size: 38.9 linear feet

Summary: The papers of art historian and curator Patricia Hills measure 38.9 linear feet and date from circa 1900-2018, bulk 1968-2009. Central to this collection are project files documenting professional work that resulted in lectures, publications, exhibitions, art history courses on numerous artists including Alice Neel, Jacob Lawrence, May Stevens, Rudolf Baranik, and John Singer Sargent. These files and files documenting Hills's tenure at the Whitney Museum of American Art include planning documents, research files, correspondence, manuscripts and accompanying publications, as well as other printed materials. The collection also contains correspondence with art historians, artists, curators, and others, notably Lawrence Alloway, Lowery Stokes Sims, Lucy R. Lippard, T.J. Clark, Leon Golub, and Donald Kuspit; professional files documenting grants and residencies awarded and consulting work; artist and subject files; other writings; and printed material. Membership and affiliation records document Hills' service to the profession, including Women's Caucus for Art and the Visual Culture/Art History Caucus of the American Studies Association. There is a 15.8 linear feet unprcoessed addition to this collection donated 2019 that includes witings by Hills; subject, project and teaching files; files on artistis; lectures and talks by Hills; and membership and affiliations documentation.

Biographical/Historical Note

Patricia Hills (b.1936) is an art historian, curator, and Professor Emerita of American Art and African American Art at Boston University.


Donated 2018 and 2019 by Patricia Hills.