Junior Museum and Gallery of Art Interpretation records

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

3 linear feet of material consisting of correspondence and photographs of exhibitions organized by Helen Parker, Helen Mackenzie, and Katharine Kuh, including letters to and from Mark Rothko and Mark Tobey.

Biographical Historical Note

Helen Parker and Helen Mackenzie were curators of museum education at the Art Institute of Chicago in the 1930s and 1940s. Katharine Kuh was an art historian, curator, critic, and dealer and the first woman curator of European art and sculpture at the Art Institute of Chicago.