Scope and Content
Title: University Art Gallery Collection
Collection Number: Record Group 62.1
California State University, Dominguez Hills. University Art Gallery
[1.5 linear ft]
California State University, Dominguez Hills
Archives and Special Collections
Archives & Special Collection
University Library, Room G-145
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747
Phone: (310) 243-3013
The collection documents exhibitions held at the Art Gallery at California State University,
Dominguez Hills, including exhibit announcements, and publications. The collection also includes
the exhibition material from the California impressionists’ “Painted Light” in 1999.
Language: Collection material is in English
There are no access restrictions on this collection.
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Archives
and Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of Special Collections as the owner of the physical
materials and not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
[Title of item], University Art Gallery Collection, Courtesy of the Department of Archives and Special Collections. University
Library. California State University, Dominguez Hills
Materials in this collection were transferred by the Art Department,
California State University Dominguez Hills and collected by archives staff.
It is a growing collection.
The collection was originally processed by James Lake in 1998. Additional materials were added to the collection in 2009,
and processed by Ryoko Onishi.
The University Art Gallery at the California State University,
Dominguez Hills opened in 1978, and is considered to be one of the major exhibition spaces
of the South Bay area. The gallery supports and enhances the Art Department
instructional program while giving students from all disciplines and
interested community members a valuable opportunity to explore and experience
contemporary and historical works of art from many cultures.
The gallery is also used as a forum for student art critique classes,
discussions with artists, university and community guest lecture series and events.
Scope and Content
The collection documents exhibitions held at the Art Gallery at the California State University,
Dominguez Hills and its predecessors from 1975. The materials primarily consist of exhibit
announcements, press releases, newspaper clippings, catalogues, programs, brochures, flyers,
postcards, correspondence and some related information. Also includes extensive material on
the exhibition, “Painted Light” held in 1999. The paintings were mostly by California Impressionists
and originally purchased by graduating seniors of Gardena High School from 1919 to 1956 for the school.
The exhibition was held in collaboration with The Irvine Museum, Los Angeles Unified School District,
Torrance Unified School District, and The Irvine Museum and sponsored by W.M. Keck Foundation.
Arranged in two series:
- Series I. University Art Gallery, 1975-2008
- Series II. Art Department Exhibition, 1975-2008
California State University, Dominguez Hills. University Art Gallery--Exhibitions
Los Angeles Unified School District--Exhibitions
Painting, American--California, Southern--20th century--Exhibitions
Impressionism (Art)--California, Southern--Exhibitions
Painting --California--Dominguez Hills–Exhibitions
Whitely, John H.(local)
Botke, Jessie Arms, 1883-1971
Braun, Maurice, 1877-1941
Brown, Benjamin Chambers, 1865-1942
Clark, Alson Skinner, 1876-1949
Curtis, Leland (local)
Forsythe, Vic, 1885-1962
Frost, John, 1890-1937
Gleason, J. Duncan (Joe Duncan), 1881-1959
Hansen, Armin Carl (local)
Harris, Sam Hyde, 1889-1977
Hinkle, Clarence Kaiser(local)
Johnson, Frank Tenney, 1874-1939
Kosa, Emil, 1903-1968
Nielsen, Peter (local)
Payne, Edgar A. (Edgar Alwin), 1882-1947
Puthuff, Hanson Duvall (local)
Rich, John Hubbard (local)
Rungius, Carl, 1869-1959
Schofield, Walter Elmer, 1867-1944
Scott, Clyde Eugene (local)
Smith, Jack Wilkinson (local)
Swinnerton, James Guifford (local)
Wachtel, Marion Kavanagh (local)
Wendt, William, 1865-1946
White, Orrin A. (local)
Painted light: California impressionist paintings from
the Gardena High School, Los Angeles Unified School District Collection / Jean Stern, guest curator;
[author, Jean Stern; editor, Pamela Hammond; design, Lilli Colton; photography, Casey Brown]