Ruth Braunstein's Quay Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.) Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
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.
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.
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.
The collection was donated in several installments from 1974 to 2011 by gallery director and owner Ruth Braunstein.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001