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Artist and gallery ephemera LIB.001.002
LIB.001.002  
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Description
The artist and gallery ephemera collection contains approximately 447 linear feet of miscellaneous uncataloged materials related to individual artists and artist groups, as well as galleries and other art institutions that are or have been active in California. The bulk of the materials relate to exhibitions or other art-related events, and are represented in the form of: invitation postcards, press releases, brochures, pamphlets, thin catalogs, price lists, news and magazine clippings, posters, slides, and photographs.
Background
Staff, interns, and volunteers of the Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Art Research Library of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) have contributed to the organization and maintenance of the files since the opening of the museum on Wilshire Boulevard in 1965. Materials dating before the 1960s were inherited from the museum's parent entity, the Los Angeles Museum of History, Science, and Art (now the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County) at Exposition Park, from which the art collection was separated in 1961 to form LACMA. The library currently receives most materials either directly by mail or by donation from curators, board and committee members, artists and their families, or other private donors.
Extent
447.0 Linear feet
Restrictions
Contact the Balch Research Library at 323-856-6118 or library@lacma.org for information on publishing or reproducing materials included in these records. Permission will be granted by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as the owner of the physical materials, and does not imply permission from the copyright holder. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all necessary permissions from the copyright holder.
Availability
This collection is open for use by appointment only at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Balch Art Research Library. Contact the Library at 323-856-6118 or library@lacma.org in advance to inquire if materials exist in the ephemera collection pertaining to your research interests.