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Resumes; correspondence; a financial ledger, 1979; exhibition announcements, clippings and miscellaneous printed material; art works, undated and 1969, including ink and pencil sketches and a series of silkscreened geometric designs; 23 notebook/journals, manuscripts, undated and 1971-1982; photographs, undated and 1969-1980, of Kahn, his studio, colleagues, and works of art; audio tapes, undated and 1975-1982, consisting of 19 cassette tapes and 9 reel-to-reel tapes; and 9 reels of 16mm motion picture film.
Barry Kahn papers, 1962-1983. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Conceptual artist, writer and art critic. He lived and taught in Seattle, Washington, Portland, Oregon, and several Eastern cities, but spent the bulk of his time in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and Ann Arbor, Michigan. Organized the Education of Artists Conference at Springhill Center, Minneapolis, in 1977, and coordinated the Artists' Exhibition Program at the Minneapolis Institute of Art. He wrote for many publications including the NEW ART EXAMINER, and was a contributing editor to MONTHLY DETROIT, and did a series of radio broadcasts on art for WUOM at the University of Michigan.
Donated by Yvonne Wulff Kahn, 1985.
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