Collection CHC5370 - Artist Files

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Artist Files



863 Folders

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The Artist files contain materials related to the professional and artistic work of visual artists from Cuba and of Cuban descent. The files in this colletion contain exhibit catalogs, clippings, and ephemera related to visual artists and their work. The collection also contains files on art galleries that show the work of visual artists in group shows.

Series 1 contains files on individual visual artists, including show catalogs, promotional materials, postcards and programs for galleries, and other ephemera relating to the work of individuals  Materials are organized alphabetically by last name in each box. Series two contains exhibit catalogs, announcments, and other ephemera related to group shows at art galleries featuring multiple Cuban artists or of galleries that support and regularly exhibit Cuban art. Materials are organized alphebetically by gallery or venue name.

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This collection is arranged into two series. Series 1, artist files (personal names); and Series 2, gallery files. Materials in each series are arranged alphabetically by last name or gallery/venue name.

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This collection is open for research.

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Requests to publish or display materials from this collection require written permission from the rights owner. Please contact for more information.

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  • Spanish
  • English

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This collection was started in 2014 when files were separated from the three Vertical Files that related to art, galleries, and artists both in Cuba and the Diaspora. It continues to grow with new additions being added directly to the Artist Files that relate to art, artists, and galleries.

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This collection receives frequent additions and is expected to continue growing.

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