The Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution (the Archives), announced today that it has received a major gift of records from Andrea Rosen, the trailblazing art dealer whose eponymous gallery opened in 1990 in New York City. The 250 linear feet of records comprehensively document Rosen’s notable exhibitions, which began at the original gallery at 130 Prince Street in SoHo and, after 1997, the 525 West 24th Street space. Artist and exhibition files include photographs, correspondence, checklists, price lists, and press clippings.
The McEntee diaries were donated to the Archives in 1964 by one of Jervis McEntee's heirs, Mrs. Helen S. McEntee. Curator Garnett McCoy immediately delved into them, producing transcripts and indexing names that resulted, 4 years later, in a lengthy article in the Archives' Journal (Vol. 4, No. 3, July 1964). Through a generous grant from the Henry Luce Foundation, Inc., the Archives of American Art has built upon McCoy's work to provide unprecedented access to this valuable resource.