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Contemporary Arts Association/Museum records, 1948-1979

Creator:
Contemporary Arts Association (Houston, Tex.)
Subject:
Contemporary Arts Museum
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
0.2 linear ft. (on 2 microfilm reels)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Correspondence; reports; clippings; catalogs; announcements; and photographs.
REEL 1778: Installation photographs of exhibitions: This is Contemporary Art; Moholy-Nagy Memorial Exhibition; Painting Toward Architecture; Design in Nature; and The Completion of Interiors.
REEL 1781: Correspondence of Robert Preusser, former president of the Contemporary Arts Association, concerning the organization's development; organizational records; annual reports; board meeting minutes; clippings; catalogs and announcements; and 2 negatives and 5 photos of the Contemporary Arts Museum building.
Citation:
Contemporary Arts Association/Museum records, 1948-1979. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Microfilm reels 1778 and 1781 available through interlibrary loan.
Biography Note:
Art museum; Houston, Tex. Also known as Contemporary Arts Museum. Incorporated 1948 to promote contemporary art through exhibitions and letures.
Provenance:
Material on reel 1781 donated by Robert Preusser 1979; he lent the installation photographs for microfilming (reel 1778) at the same time.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art
Art museums
Art, Modern
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9390
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)211587
AAA_collcode_contarts
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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