The collection is arranged as 4 series. Series 1: Correspondence, circa 1977-1991 (Box 1; 0.8 linear feet) Series 2: Exhibition Files, 1972-1992 (Boxes 1-11; 9.45 linear feet) Series 3: Financial and Administrative Records, circa 1977-1991 (Box 11; 0.35 linear feet) Series 4: Slides, 1971-1992 (Boxes 11-13; 2.4 linear feet)
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The records of Los Angeles Art Space gallery measure 13 linear feet and date from 1971 to 1992. The majority of the collection consists of the gallery's exhibition files which contain correspondence, clippings, exhibition catalogs and announcements, slides, photos, invoices, price lists, loan records, and other materials. There is also correspondence with artists and organizations, financial and administrative records, and slides of artwork and exhibitions.
Art Space records, 1971-1992. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Funding for the processing of this collection was provided by the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund.
The Art Space gallery operated in Los Angeles from 1977 to 1991 and was owned by artist, philanthropist, and activist Lucy Adelman (1909-2007). Settling in Los Angeles in 1938, Adelman was also one of the founders of the Womanspace Gallery, a cooperative gallery for feminist activities established in 1972 in Los Angeles.
Collection is in English
The records were donated in 1992 by Lucy Adelman, the director of Art Space.
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
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