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Leslie Judd Ahlander papers, 1945-1986

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Ahlander, Leslie Judd  Search this
Louis, Morris  Search this
Mehring, Howard William  Search this
John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art  Search this
Pan American Union  Search this
Corcoran Gallery of Art  Search this
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Physical Description:
1 Linear foot
The collection is arranged into three series. Series 1: Professional Activity Files, circa 1953-1980 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1) Series 2: Ringling Museum, 1970-1977 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1) Series 3: Printed Material, 1945-1986 (0.4 linear feet; Box 1)
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Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
The papers of Leslie Judd Ahlander measure 1.0 linear feet and date from 1945 to 1986. The papers document Ahlander's career as an art critic and curator through correspondence regarding exhibitions at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida, 1973-1974, and Ahlander's efforts to build a collection of Latin American art; material relating to the Washington Color School, including a typescript of a statement by Howard Mehring, press releases, clippings, catalogs, an annotated checklist of Morris Louis's second one-man show and other printed material mostly written by Ahlander; correspondence, photographs, copies of lectures and articles relating to Ahlander's position at the Pan American Union, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, as art critic for the Washington Post, and as free-lance writer.
Leslie Judd Ahlander papers, 1945-1986. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Biography Note:
Leslie Judd Ahlander (1915-2013) was an art critic and curator. Ahlander was born in New York City, and she completed her studies in art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Ahlander worked on the visual arts programs for the Pan American Union, and she was a critic for the Washington Post. She also served as the Curator of Education at the Corcoran Gallery, and as the first Curator of Contemporary Art at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida. Ahlander died in 2013.
Language Note:
Material is in English and Spanish.
Donated 1979 and 1986 by Leslie Judd Ahlander.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Women art critics  Search this
Women museum curators  Search this
Art, Latin American  Search this
Latino and Latin American artists  Search this
Latino and Latin American  Search this
Women  Search this
Research and writing about art  Search this
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Latino and Latin American
Research and writing about art
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Archives of American Art