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Creator:
Wortz, Melinda, 1940-2002  Search this
Subject:
Lodato, Peter  Search this
Livkin, Rena  Search this
Zaimo, Stephen  Search this
Valentine, De Wain  Search this
Bell, Larry  Search this
DeLap, Tony  Search this
Ox, Jack  Search this
Noguchi, Isamu  Search this
Wiener, Nina  Search this
Marchesi, Cork  Search this
Sonneman, Eve  Search this
Baca, Judith Francisca  Search this
Kauffman, Craig  Search this
Dine, Jim  Search this
Ballatore-Nelson, Sandy  Search this
Todd, Liza  Search this
Rosler, Martha  Search this
Rauschenberg, Robert  Search this
Marck, Marc van der  Search this
Taylor, Elizabeth  Search this
Rinke, Klaus  Search this
Tivey, Hap  Search this
Schwartz, Beth Ames  Search this
Turrell, James  Search this
Harding, Bill  Search this
Christo  Search this
McCafferty, Jay David  Search this
Moses, Ed  Search this
Johns, Jasper  Search this
Warner, Elsa  Search this
Barber, Daniel  Search this
Irwin, Robert  Search this
Antin, Eleanor  Search this
Small, Rena  Search this
Eversley, Frederick  Search this
University of California, Irvine.Fine Arts Gallery  Search this
University of California, Irvine  Search this
University of California, Irvine.Department of Studo Art  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
17.45 linear feet
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate copy requires advance notice.
Summary:
The papers of California art historian, writer, instructor, and curator, Melinda Wortz (1940-2002) date from 1958-1992, and measure 17.45 linear feet. The collection includes documentation of Wortz's tenure at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), where she specialized in collecting and presenting the California Light and Space artists during the 1970s and 1980s. Wortz's papers include biographical information, personal and professional correspondence, interview transcripts and sound recordings, professional and student writings and notes, diaries of five trips abroad, UCI administrative, dossier, and teaching files, general subject and artist files, printed material, several pieces of artwork; and photographs.
Citation:
Melinda Wortz papers, 1958-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding:
Support for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian's Collections Care Pool Fund.
Biography Note:
Melinda Wortz (1940-2002), a California art historian, writer, instructor, and curator, taught at the University of California, Irvine, from 1975, serving as Director of UCI's Fine Arts Gallery and Chair of the Department of Studio Art.
Provenance:
The collection was donated by Edward C. Wortz, Melinda Wortz's husband, in 1994.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art teachers  Search this
Transcripts  Search this
Travel diaries  Search this
Authors  Search this
Photographs  Search this
Art critics  Search this
Interviews  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Women art historians  Search this
Curators  Search this
Art, Modern  Search this
Art galleries, University and college  Search this
Art historians  Search this
Gallery directors  Search this
Sound recordings  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6475
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)215662
AAA_collcode_wortmeli
Theme:
Art Theory and Historiography
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_215662