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Mary E. Adams letters from Wilhelm Valentiner, 1954-1957

Creator:
Adams, Mary E., 1920-
Subject:
Adams, Mary E.
Valentiner, Wilhelm Reinhold
J. Paul Getty Museum
North Carolina Museum of Art
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
8 items.
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
Summary:
Letters from Wilhelm Reinhold Valentiner, the first director of the Getty Museum, to his assistant, Mary E. Adams. Five letters from 1954 regard the opening of the museum; the remainder were written while Valentiner was director at the North Carolina Museum of Art. Included are typescripts of the letters.
Citation:
Mary E. Adams letters from Wilhelm Valentiner, 1954-1957. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Mary Adams was assistant to Wilhelm Valentiner at the J. Paul Getty Museum, in 1954. She is the wife of printmaker Clinton Adams. Art historian Wilhelm Valentiner was born in Karlsruhe, Germany. He served as Director, Detroit Institute of Art, 1924-1946, Director-Consultant, Los Angeles Museum of Art, 1946-1954, Director, J. Paul Getty Museum, Santa Monica, Calif., 1954, Director, North Carolina Museum of Art, 1955-1958. Editor, Art in America, 1913-1931, and was the author of books on Dutch painting and modern sculpture.
Provenance:
Donated 1997 by Mary E. Adams.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art museum directors
Museum directors
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6117
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216326
AAA_collcode_adammary
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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