The records of the Frances Wolfson Art Gallery measure 5 linear feet and date from 1973 to 1994. The Gallery was established in 1976 on the Mitchell Wolfson New World Center Campus of the Miami-Dade Community College. It focused on the art of the local Latino community in addition to serving the needs of the College's arts and humanities students. Materials document exhibitions held at the Gallery and the general administration of the Gallery through correspondence, business records and printed material.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Frances Wolfson Art Gallery comprise 5 linear feet of material dating from 1973 to 1994. The collection contains correspondence, routine business records, exhibition files, notes, printed material, and photographs of artists, installations, and works of art, and is arranged into seven series according to material type. The bulk of the material relates to exhibitions held at the Gallery from 1977 to 1992 in exhibition files measuring 4.5 linear feet. The general administration of the Gallery is also partially documented through business records and correspondence files.
The collection is arranged as six series according to material type. Records are arranged chronologically unless otherwise noted.
Series 1: Correspondence, 1976-1994 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
Series 2: Business Records, 1981-1993 (Box 1; 0.2 linear feet)
Series 3: Notes, 1973-1987 (Box 1; 2 folders)
Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1977-1992, undated (Boxes 1-5; 4.5 linear feet)
Series 5: Printed Material, 1974-1994 (Box 5; 5 folders)
Series 6: Color Transparencies of Artwork, 1983-1990 (Box 5; 10 items)
Biographical / Historical:
The Frances Wolfson Art Gallery was established in 1976 on the Mitchell Wolfson New World Center Campus of the Miami-Dade Community College. It focused on the art of the local Latino community in addition to serving the needs of the College's arts and humanities students. Exhibitions and lectures reflected four major areas of emphasis: the Latino community, the Black community, the relationship of art, architecture and culture to the quality of contemporary urban civilization, and the best of new artists presented in solo or cohesive group exhibitions.
Director from 1978 to 1981, Roberta Griffin was followed in that position by Sheldon Lurie in September 1981 until his death in October 1990.
In the spring of 1987, the Frances Wolfson Art Gallery implemented an active exhibition program at the InterAmerican Center in the form of the InterAmerican Art Gallery. Located in the Little Havana section of Miami, the major thrust of this gallery is Hispanic art, reflecting the interests and needs of the surrounding community.
This collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by the Miami-Dade Community College in 1997
Use of unmicrofilmed material in the holdings of the Archives of American Art requires an appointment and is limited to the Washington, D.C., facility.
Art, Modern -- 20th century -- Florida -- Miami -- Exhibitions Search this