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Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997

Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Smith, David R. (David Rodman)  Search this
Schwartz, Lillian  Search this
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Pasadena Gallery of Contemporary Arts  Search this
California Institute of Technology  Search this
Topic:
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Space photography  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)8504
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)210681
AAA_collcode_baxtart
Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_210681
Online Media:

Baxter Art Gallery records

Creator:
Baxter Art Gallery  Search this
Names:
California Institute of Technology  Search this
Pasadena Gallery of Contemporary Arts  Search this
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Schwartz, Lillian  Search this
Smith, David R. (David Rodman), 1923-  Search this
Extent:
17 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1962-1997
Summary:
The records of the Baxter Art Gallery measure 17 linear feet and date from 1962 to 1997. The collection documents the activities of the gallery founded by Professor David Smith in 1971 on the campus of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. Documentation includes administrative records, business correspondence, programs and events, exhibition files, and printed material, as well as three films by artist Lillian Schwartz shown at the gallery. The bulk of the collection (9.7 linear feet) consists of Exhibition Files, which document nearly every exhibition held at the gallery from 1971 to 1985. Of note are detailed records regarding "25 Years of Space Photography," the last exhibition held at Baxter Art Gallery in 1985 which toured internationally through 1997. Also included are records of the Pasadena Gallery of Contemporary Arts, which was founded by former director Jay Belloli after Baxter Art Gallery closed.
Scope and Contents:
The records of the Baxter Art Gallery measure 17 linear feet and date from 1962 to 1997. The collection documents the activities of the gallery founded by Professor David Smith in 1971 on the campus of the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California. Documentation includes administrative records, business correspondence, programs and events, exhibition files, and printed material, as well as three films by artist Lillian Schwartz shown at the gallery. The bulk of the collection (9.7 linear feet) consists of Exhibition Files, which document nearly every exhibition held at the gallery from 1971 to 1985. Of note are detailed records regarding "25 Years of Space Photography," the last exhibition held at Baxter Art Gallery in 1985 which toured internationally through 1997. Also included are records of the Pasadena Gallery of Contemporary Arts, which was founded by former director Jay Belloli after Baxter Art Gallery closed.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged as 7 series.

Series 1: Administrative Records, 1970-1987 (Boxes 1-4, Box 21; 3.4 linear feet)

Series 2: Business Correspondence, 1969-1988 (Box 4, Box 21; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 3: Programs and Events, 1971-1986 (Boxes 4-5, Box 21; 0.5 linear feet)

Series 4: Exhibition Files, 1968-1997 (Boxes 5-14, Box 21, FC 17; 9.7 linear feet)

Series 5: Printed Material, 1962-1989 (Box 14, Box 21, OV 16, OV 23; 0.7 linear feet)

Series 6: Pasadena Gallery of Contemporary Arts Records, 1981-1990 (Boxes 14-15, Boxes 21-22, OV 23; 1.6 linear feet)

Series 7: Motion Picture Film, circa 1970, circa 1975 (FC 18-20; 0.4 linear feet)
Biographical / Historical:
Baxter Art Gallery (1971-1985) was an art exhibition space at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, California founded by Professor David Smith.

David R. Smith, professor of Literature, established an exhibition program for Caltech in 1968 as part of the Institute Programs Committee. In 1971 Baxter Art Gallery was formally established as part of the new Donald E. Baxter Hall of the Humanities and Social Sciences. The majority of the exhibitions focused on contemporary art, with a special interest in Southern California artists and art and technology. David Smith became the first gallery director. After years of struggling to find funding for exhibitions, in 1977 the gallery received sponsorship from the Pasadena Art Alliance. The establishment of Friends of the Baxter Art Gallery around this time allowed for more educational programs around the exhibitions, such as lectures, informal talks, films, tours, and performances.

Michael H. Smith served as director from 1977 to 1982, followed by Jay Belloli, director from 1982 to 1985. In 1984 the closing of the gallery was announced, despite outcry from faculty and the public. The last exhibition "25 Years of Space Photography" was held at the gallery from May 22 to September 2, 1985. That exhibition continued to tour internationally to over 50 museums under the curatorship of Jay Belloli.

After Baxter Art Gallery closed Belloli established the Pasadena Gallery of Contemporary Arts and worked to find a new exhibition space. This gallery in collaboration with the Pasadena Arts Workshop became the Armory Center for the Arts in 1989 and Belloli served as Director of Gallery Programs.
Provenance:
The records were donated in 1986 by the Baxter Art Gallery via David Smith and Jay Belloli, Directors, and in 1991 by David Grether, chair of the Division of Humanities at the California Institute of Technology. Additional records were donated in 2011 and 2019 by Jay Belloli.
Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment. Use of archival audiovisual recordings with no duplicate access copy requires advance notice.
Rights:
The Baxter Art Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Motion pictures (visual works)  Search this
Space photography  Search this
Function:
Art galleries -- California
Citation:
Baxter Art Gallery records, 1962-1997. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
AAA.baxtart
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Baxter Art Gallery records
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-baxtart
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The universe : a convergence of art, music, and science / edited by Jay Belloli ; with contributions by Denis Cosgrove ... [et al.]

Author:
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Cosgrove, Denis E  Search this
Armory Center for the Arts  Search this
Physical description:
160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2001
C2001
Topic:
Arts  Search this
Cosmology  Search this
Cosmography  Search this
Cosmology in art  Search this
Cosmography in art  Search this
Space and time in art  Search this
Space and time in music  Search this
Space photography  Search this
Call number:
NX620 .U55 2001
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_803488

Tim Hawkinson : Ahi Ikmnnostw / an exhibition organized by Jay Belloli

Title:
Ahi Ikmnnostw
Author:
Hawkinson, Tim 1960-  Search this
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Armory Center for the Arts  Search this
Subject:
Hawkinson, Tim 1960-  Search this
Physical description:
24 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1996
Call number:
N6537.H377 A4 1996b
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_723380

Eileen Cowin, work 1971-1998 : still (and all) / curated by Sue Spaid ; produced by Jay Belloli

Title:
Eileen Cowin
Still (and all)
Author:
Cowin, Eileen  Search this
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Spaid, Sue  Search this
Armory Center for the Arts  Search this
Southeast Museum of Photography  Search this
University of Maryland, Baltimore County Fine Arts Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Cowin, Eileen  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. : ill. (chiefly col) ; 22 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
C2000
Topic:
Photography, Artistic  Search this
Call number:
TR647 .C68 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_786727

Radical past : contemporary art & music in Pasadena, 1960-1974 / with contributions by Jay Belloli ... [et al.] ; [editor, Karen Jacobson]

Author:
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Jacobson, Karen  Search this
Armory Center for the Arts  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California
Pasadena
Date:
1999
C1999
20th century
Topic:
Art, American  Search this
Music  Search this
Call number:
N6535.P37 R33 1999
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_624110

John Altoon : 12 paintings

Title:
12 paintings : John Altoon
Twelve paintings : John Altoon
Author:
Altoon, John 1925-1969  Search this
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Edward Thorp Gallery  Search this
Tortue Gallery (Santa Monica, Calif.)  Search this
Braunstein Gallery (San Francisco, Calif.)  Search this
Subject:
Altoon, John 1925-1969  Search this
Physical description:
[16] p. : ill. (some col.), port. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1984
C[1984]
Call number:
ND237.A45 A4 1985
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_668560

Johnson, Kaufmann, Coate : partners in the California style / exhibition and book developed by Jay Belloli ... [et al.] ; essays by Lauren Weiss Bricker ... [et al.]

Author:
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Bricker, Lauren Weiss  Search this
Lang Art Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Johnson, Reginald D Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Kaufmann, Gordon B Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Coate, Roland E Criticism and interpretation  Search this
Physical description:
144 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
California, Southern
Mediterranean Region
Date:
1992
20th century
Topic:
Regionalism in architecture  Search this
Architecture--Influence  Search this
Architecture--History  Search this
Call number:
NA737.J76 B4 1992
NA737.J76B4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_431814

Dan Flavin, drawings, diagrams and prints, 1972-1975 : The Fort Worth Art Museum, June 13-July 25, 1976; The Art Institute of Chicago, April 12-May 24, 1977; University Art Museum, Berkeley, California. Dan Flavin: installations in fluorescent light 1972-1975, The Fort Worth Art Museum, November 23, 1975-January 11, 1976 / Catalogue essays by Jay Belloli and Emily Rauh

Title:
Dan Flavin : installations in flourescent light, 1972-1975
Author:
Fort Worth Art Museum  Search this
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Rauh, Emily S. 1933-  Search this
Flavin, Dan 1933-1996  Search this
Art Institute of Chicago  Search this
University of California, Berkeley University Art Museum  Search this
Physical description:
99 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 22 x 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1977
Topic:
Light in art  Search this
Fluorescent lighting in art  Search this
Call number:
N40.1.F588 F7
N40.1.F588F7
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_111432

Image & object in contemporary sculpture : [Exhibition] July 24-September 12, 1979 / The Detroit Institute of Arts

Author:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Date:
1979
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NB212 .D48
NB212.D48
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_124715

Image & object in contemporary sculpture : the Detroit Institute of Arts, July 24-September 12, 1979 / ... sponsored by Founders Society, Detroit Institute of Arts

Author:
Detroit Institute of Arts  Search this
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Taragin, Davira Spiro  Search this
Founders Society  Search this
Physical description:
47 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Biography
Place:
United States
Date:
1979
C1979
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Environment (Art)  Search this
Found objects (Art)  Search this
Sculptors  Search this
Call number:
NB212 .D47 1979X
NB212.D47 1979X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_130191

Parables of space : Lavi Daniel, a twenty-four-year survey / curator, Anne Ayres ; [editor, Jay Belloli]

Author:
Daniel, Lavi 1954-  Search this
Ayres, Anne 1936-  Search this
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Armory Center for the Arts  Search this
Subject:
Daniel, Lavi 1954-  Search this
Physical description:
40 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 DVD (col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Electronic resources
Exhibitions
Date:
2006
C2006
Call number:
ND237.D22 A4 2006
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_911888

Rauschenberg at Gemini : an exhibition organized by the Armory Center for the Arts, January 17-March 21, 2010 / Jay Belloli, curator

Author:
Rauschenberg, Robert 1925-2008  Search this
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Armory Center for the Arts  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Subject:
Rauschenberg, Robert 1925-2008  Search this
Gemini G.E.L. (Firm)  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2010
[2010]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_943098

Installations inside/out : Armory Center for the Arts 20th anniversary exhibition September 20 - December 31, 2009 / Jay Belloli and Sinéad Finnerty-Pyne, curators

Title:
Inside/out
Author:
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Finnerty-Pyne, Sinéad  Search this
Armory Center for the Arts  Search this
Physical description:
63 p. : col. ill., map ; 26 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
California, Southern
Date:
2009
C2009
21st century
Topic:
Art  Search this
Installations (Art)  Search this
Art, American  Search this
Call number:
N6530.C22 S689 2009
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_967368

Sculpture for a new era : midwest sculptors, public works / [foreword by Richard Koshalek and Jay Belloli]

Author:
Koshalek, Richard  Search this
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Physical description:
64 p. : ill. ; 22 cm. + 1 page
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Middle West
Date:
1975
1975?]
20th century
Topic:
Sculpture, American  Search this
Call number:
NB222 .S38 1975
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_972349

Roberta Eisenberg : a retrospective / essays by Betty Ann Brown ... [et al.] ; book edited by Jay Belloli ; curated by Sid Sachs

Author:
Eisenberg, Roberta 1940-2006  Search this
Brown, Betty Ann 1949-  Search this
Belloli, Jay  Search this
Sachs, Sid  Search this
Emerson String Quartet  Search this
University of the Arts (Philadelphia, Pa.)  Search this
Subject:
Eisenberg, Roberta 1940-2006  Search this
Physical description:
226 p. : col. ill. ; 28 x 31 cm. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.)
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2011
C2011
Call number:
ND237.E465 A4 2011
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_974420

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