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Braunstein/Quay Gallery records, 1956-2011

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Braunstein/Quay Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Braunstein, Ruth  Search this
Voulkos, Peter  Search this
Shaw, Richard  Search this
Kienholz, Edward  Search this
Reddin-Kienholz, Nancy  Search this
Hardy, Don Ed  Search this
32 Main Street Gallery (Tiburon, Calif.)  Search this
Braunstein Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Quay Ceramics Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Quay Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Ruth Braunstein's Quay Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
36.9 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as four series. Series 1: Administrative Records, 1961-2009 (Box 1-4; 3.5 linear feet) Series 2: Artist Files, 1956-2011 (Box 4-29, 39; 25.2 linear feet) Series 3: Exhibition and Event Files, 1961-2010 (Box 29-33; 4.4 linear feet) Series 4: Financial Records, 1965-1996 (Box 33-39; 3.8 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Researchers interested in accessing born-digital records or audiovisual recordings in this collection must use access copies. Contact References Services for more information.
The Braunstein/Quay Gallery records measure 36.9 linear feet and date from 1956 to 2011. The records consist of administrative records, artist files, exhibition and event files, and financial records that shed light on the gallery's operations through correspondence, price lists, inventories, printed material, born digital material, photographs, and more.
Braunstein/Quay Gallery records, 1956-2011. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Additional Forms:
Portions of the collection are available on 35mm microfilm reels 2301 and 2302 at the Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan. Researchers should note that the arrangement of material described in the container inventory does not reflect the arrangement of the collection on microfilm.
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Use Note:
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Biography Note:
Braunstein/Quay Gallery was a contemporary art gallery founded in 1961 in San Francisco, California, by Ruth Braunstein. An early proponent of sculptural clay, fiber art, art furniture, glass, and ceramic work as fine art, the gallery dealt with contemporary art in various mediums. Some of Braunstein/Quay's most well-known artists include Peter Voulkos, Richard Shaw, Robert Brady, John Altoon, Bruce Conner, and Mary Snowden.
Language Note:
English .
The collection was donated in several installments from 1974 to 2011 by gallery director and owner Ruth Braunstein.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Women artists  Search this
Women art dealers  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Women  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
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Record number:
Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art