Scope and Contents
The records of Los Angeles art gallery Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery measure 7.6 linear feet and date from 1972 to 2018 with the bulk of the material dating from 1980 to 1992. The collection comprises administrative records, correspondence with colleagues, artists, galleries, and museums, artist files, exhibition files, and printed materials for the Kuhlenschmidt Gallery and other galleries.
Administrative records consist of address and appointment books, guest books, gallery history records, and business records. Artist files are for Cindy Bernard, Nayland Blake, Barbara Bloom, John Knight, Louise Lawler, William Leavitt, Allan McCollum, Matt Mullican, Jack Pierson, Mitchell Syrop, James Welling, and others.
Exhibition files include records of the final exhibition held at the Jancar Kuhlenschmidt Gallery in 1982, the Coop Himmelb(l)au exhibition Six Projects for Four Cities (1990), the symposium "Welcome to the Millenium: Architecture Strikes Back," and a few other exhibitions. Printed materials are for the Kuhlenschmidt Gallery and other galleries.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery records were donated in 2001 and 2014 by Richard Kuhlenschmidt.
Also found at the Archives of American Art is an interview with Richard Kuhlenschmidt conducted on June 27, 2014 by Hunter Drohojowska-Philp, for the Archives of American Art, at the Jonathan Club in Santa Monica, C.A. and the Jancar Gallery records, circa 1972-2015, bulk 2006-2015.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Women's Committee.
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Sarah Mundy in 2021.