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Torpedo Factory Art Center records, 1974-1996

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Creator:
Torpedo Factory Art Center
Subject:
Torpedo Factory Artists Association
Torpedo Factory Art Center.Friends
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
4.7 linear ft.
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:
Organizational records, correspondence, a file for the Friends of the Torpedo Factory Art Center (TFAC), business and financial records, lists and directories, reports, event files, printed material, and photographs document the history, operations, and activities of one of the largest and longest-running artist collaboratives in the United States.
Citation:
Torpedo Factory Art Center records, 1974-1996. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Art center; Alexandria, Va. Opened September 1974 in an old factory which manufactured torpedoes at the close of WWI and during WWII. The initial proposal in 1973 for the center was from Marian Van Landingham, a delegate for the State of Virginia, and Projects and Programs Director of the Alexandria Bicentennial Commission. It continues as one of the most successful, largest, and longest running artist collaboratives in the United States. In 1998, it boasts of more than eight hundred thousand visitors annually, with eighty-three studios, five cooperative galleries, an art school, and an archaeology laboratory and museum. The artists form the Torpedo Factory Artists Association. The Center is also supported by the Friends of the Torpedo Factory.
Provenance:
Donated 1998 by Penelope C. Barringer for the Torpedo Factory Artists' Association.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art galleries, Commercial
Artists
Artists' studios
Art centers
Art, Modern
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6168
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)216402
AAA_collcode_torpfaca
Theme:
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_216402
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