The collection contains color photoprints, organized regionally, of the interiors and exteriors of the museums documented by Taussig.
Scope and Contents:
Arthur Taussig created "The Museum Project" to document what he terms "vernacular" museums in America, on offbeat or esoteric subjects. The collection contains color photoprints, organized regionally, of the interiors and exteriors of the museums he documented, and a hard drive containing all the images from the project.
Collection is arranged into one series
Series 1: Photoprints, 2003-2005
Biographical / Historical:
Arthur Taussig was born and raised in Los Angeles. He received a degree in Physics from the University of California, Berkeley. He began studying art and photography with John Upton at Orange Coast College in 1964. While doing advanced studies at UCLA, he continued his studies in photography with Robert Heinecken and Robert Fichter. In summers, he worked with photographers John Upton, Minor White, Ansel Adams, Paul Caponigro, Oliver Gagliani, and others. He accepted a teaching position in Photography at Orange Coast College where he later also taught film. In 1982 he received a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artist's Grant.
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.