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Vincent Melzac lecture, 1971 July 11

Melzac, Vincent, 1914-1989

Collector, Arts administrator


Collection Information

Size: 1 Sound tape, 7 in.

Summary: A lecture delivered by Vincent Melzac at the National Collection of Fine Arts. Melzac speaks of his early friendships with Willem De Kooning and Franz Kline; the development of his art collection; his business career; his appointment to the board of trustees of the Washington Gallery of Modern Art and to the board of governors of the Corcoran Gallery. He discusses the problems facing museums, including fundraising, budgeting, investments, and staff management.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art administrator; Washington, D.C.


Transferred from the National Collection of Fine Arts, 1984.

Language Note

English .

How to Use This Collection

Restrictions on Access

Untranscribed; use requires an appointment.

How to Cite This Collection

Vincent Melzac lecture, 1971 July 11. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.