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Luis Cancel papers, 1978- 1995

Creator:
Cancel, Luis R., 1952-
Subject:
American Council for the Arts
Bronx Museum of the Arts
Place of publication, production, or execution:
Other
Physical Description:
11.0 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:
Primarily subject files relating to various positions and activites in which Cancel was active, among them the American Council for the Arts (ACA), the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the Smithsonian Institution, and the Bronx Museum of the Arts. Also found are files on artists; exhibition catalogs from the Bronx Museum of the Arts; and miscellaneous files.
Citation:
Luis Cancel papers, 1978- 1995. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Biography Note:
Artist; art administrator; lecturer; consultant. Cancel was born in New York City in 1952. In 1978, at the age of 25, Cancel was appointed Executive Director of the Bronx Museum of the Arts, where he served until 1991. While at the museum, he received a fellowhip from the National Endowment for the Arts to research Latin American art. He traveled extensively throughout Latin America and established important contacts for the Museum with major collectors, galleries and museums. He also curated several major exhibitions including: the First, Second and Third Emerging Expressions Biennials: The Artists and the Computer; Devastation/Resurrection: The South Bronx; Krishna Reddy, a Retrospective; and Latin American Spirit: Art and Artists in the United States, 1920-1970. Cancel's education includes a B.F.A. in painting from Pratt Institute (1975), an M.A. in Museum Management/Arts Administration from New York University (1987), and an M.A. in Public Administration from Harvard University in 1990.
Provenance:
Donated 2000 by Luis Cancel.
Theme:
Lives of American Artists
Communities, Organizations, Museums
Latino and Latin American
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Topic:
Art museum directors
Art, Latin American
Arts
Arts administrators
Hispanic American art
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)6308
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)223507
AAA_collcode_cancluis
Data Source:
Archives of American Art

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