Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.
Biographical material, administrative files, personal and professional correspondence, writings by Rubin, foundation and project files, loan files, artists' files, photographs of events, and printed material relating to the career of curator, director, and art critic, David S. Rubin. A majority of the collection revolves around Rubin's work in California.
David S. Rubin papers, 1969-2005. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
David S. Rubin (1949- ) is a curator and art critic in California and San Antonio, Texas. Rubin curated exhibitions throughout the United States, primarily in Los Angeles, Southern California, New Orleans, Louisiana, and San Antonio, Texas. He received an MA in Art History from Harvard University and was director of the San Francisco Art Institute, Albright College, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Phoenix Art Museum, Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans, and the San Antonio Museum of Art.
Donated 2016 by David S. Rubin.
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