American art critic, editor, collector,
dealer, and director of numerous arts organizations and expositions. Collection
documents Kurtz's prominent role as arts administrator, and patron and promoter
of the arts, and includes letters from notable figures in the late 19th- and
early 20th-century art world, manuscripts, printed ephemera, and notebooks.
Charles M. Kurtz (1855-1909) was the director of the Albright Gallery
and Buffalo Arts Academy from 1905-1909. He was also an art critic, collector,
and art director of the St. Louis Exposition of 1894 and of other art fairs and