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Thread Waxing Space records, 1980s-2001, bulk 1991-2001

Thread Waxing Space

Collection Information

Size: 36.7 Linear feet; 3.86 Gigabytes

Summary: The records of the New York City gallery Thread Waxing Space measure 36.7 linear feet and 3.86 GB and date from 1980s-2001 (bulk 1991-2001). Exhibitions and events held at the gallery are documented through correspondence, artists' bios, printed and digital materials, shipping records, photographic materials, audiovisual materials, and other administrative records. Also found are a handful of artist research files, clippings, and press books.

Biographical/Historical Note

Founded by Tim Nye, Thread Waxing Space opened in September 1991 on the second floor of 476 Broadway in New York City. Named after the building's previous occupants -- a factory which produced waxed thread -- the non-profit gallery and performance space explored the interdisciplinary nature of the arts and expanded the boundaries of a traditional gallery through diverse programming.


The Thread Waxing Space records were donated in 2008 by Thread Waxing Space founder Tim Nye.

Language Note

English .


Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by Smithsonian Institution's Collections Care and Preservation Fund