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A Finding Aid to the Thread Waxing Space records, 1980s-2001, bulk 1991-2001

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

Thread Waxing Space (Gallery)

Collection Information

Size: 36.7 linear feet

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

Biographical/Historical Note

Thread Waxing Space (est. 1991-closed 2001) was a not-for-profit exhibition space located at 476 Broadway in New York City. Curators and independent curators organized solo and group exhibitions, performances, readings, musical events, film screenings, lectures, and discussion panels. In addition to their exhibition program, music/performance program and a special Project Room, Thread Waxing Space also maintained an active education program including workshops for students from elementary and secondary schools, a two-semester course for high school students with special needs, research projects for students and teachers to examine the history of their various communities, and classes for creating artists portfolios.


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


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