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Terrain Gallery  Search this
Bourdon, David  Search this
Koppelman, Dorothy  Search this
Wilson, Carrie  Search this
Koppelman, Chaim  Search this
Reinhardt, Ad  Search this
Nordness, Lee  Search this
Abeles, Sigmund  Search this
Ashton, Dore  Search this
Campbell, Lawrence  Search this
Bragar, Philip F.  Search this
Jacobs, Harold  Search this
Hess, Thomas B.  Search this
Rush, Andrew  Search this
Siegel, Eli  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Ward, Lynd  Search this
Koppelman, Chaim  Search this
Koppelman, Dorothy  Search this
Kramer, Hilton  Search this
Leiber, Gerson August  Search this
Longo, Vincent  Search this
Milton, Peter  Search this
American Federation of Arts  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Place of publication, production, or execution:
United States
Physical Description:
5.3 Linear feet
The collection is arranged as 8 series: Series 1: Founding Documents, 1953-1966 (Box 1; 0.1 linear feet) Series 2: Correspondence, circa 1950s-1981 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 3: Artists' Files, circa 1950s-2001 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet) Series 4: Exhibition Files, circa 1950s-2005 (Boxes 1-4, 6; 3.2 linear feet) Series 5: Writings and Interview, 1955-1974 (Boxes 4-5; 0.2 linear feet) Series 6: Financial and Legal Records, 1955-1984 (Box 5; 0.8 linear feet) Series 7: Scrapbooks, 1955-2000 (Boxes 5, 6; 0.5 linear feet) Series 8: Photographs, 1957-circa 1980s (Box 5; 0.1 linear feet)
Access Note / Rights:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
The records of the Terrain Gallery measure 5.3 linear feet and date from circa 1950s-2005, bulk 1955-1985. The bulk of the records consists of exhibition files that document over one hundred and forty exhibitions as well as the gallery's relationship with artists. The collection includes founding documents, correspondence, artists' files, writings and an interview, financial records, scrapbooks, and photographs.
Terrain Gallery records, circa 1950s-2005, bulk 1955-1985. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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.
Related Materials:
Also found in the Archives of American Art is the Chaim and Dorothy Koppelman papers, circa 1930s-2006, bulk 1942-2005.
Biography Note:
The Terrain Gallery is an art gallery in New York, N.Y., established in 1955 by Dorothy Koppelman (1920-) and informed by the guiding philosophy of Eli Siegel's Aesthetic Realism. The Terrain has as its motto as stated by Siegel, "In reality opposites are one; art shows this" and also gave rise to the Aesthetic Realism Foundation, a not-for-profit educational foundation."
Language Note:
Most of the collection is in English; some records are in Italian and Spanish.
The Terrain Gallery records were donated by Chaim and Dorothy Koppelman in 2006.
Location Note:
Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art -- Philosophy  Search this
Aesthetic Realism  Search this
Art Gallery Records  Search this
Art Market  Search this
Record number:
Art Gallery Records
Art Market
Data Source:
Archives of American Art