Curator John G. Hanhardt Donates Archives to CCS Bard

Hardt. (Courtesy The Fabric Workshop and Museum)

The Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, in Annandale-on-Hudson, N.Y., announced today that it has acquired the archive of film and new media curator John G. Hanhardt, who has held positions at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney, the Guggenheim, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington, D.C., over the past five decades. Mr. Hanhardt has donated the material to the school. Read More


MoMA’s Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection Archives Are Now Available to Researchers

A 1963 Fluxus manifesto. (© Estate of George Maciunas/Wikicommons)

The Museum of Modern Art’s Inside/Out blog carries news from archivist Julia Pelta Feldman that the archives of the Gilbert and Lila Silverman Fluxus Collection—the world’s largest private Fluxus trove, which was donated to the museum in 2008—are now available to researchers, after years of cataloguing efforts by MoMA staff. (Thanks to art historian Matthew Israel for tipping us off to the news.) Read More


André Emmerich Papers, Gallery Records Catalogued by Archives of American Art

Emmerich's book, 'My Life with Art.' (Courtesy Rudder Finn Press)

After three years of work, the papers of legendary dealer André Emmerich and his gallery are now catalogued and available at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art. (Thank you to Art in America‘s website for pointing to the news.) The complete papers—including appointment books, correspondence and various records—measure some 300 linear feet and are dated from 1925 to 2008, according to the AAA. Read More