Columbia University Archives
 

Wallach Art Gallery Records, 1985-2017

Summary Information

Abstract

This collection consists of exhibition files, general operations files and exhibition catalogs generated by the Wallach Art Gallery staff between 1985 and 2017.

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0233
Bib ID 12757898 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Wallach Art Gallery
Title Wallach Art Gallery Records, 1985-2017
Physical Description 17.25 linear feet (15 record cartons, 1 OS flat box)
Language(s) English .
Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.

The RBML cannot provide access to original time-based media material which has not been first been reformatted for preservation. Researchers are welcome to examine archival time-based media items and decide whether they wish to place an order for Audio/Video reformatting. If copyright and/or condition restrictions apply, it may not be possible to digitize a requested item. Please note that A/V reformatting is handled by an outside vendor and typically takes 6-8 weeks.

Arrangement

Arrangement

The files are arranged in 3 series.

Description

Summary

This collection consists of exhibition and administrative files of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery. Materials include correspondence, reports, promotional materials, exhibition catalogs, photographs, meeting minutes, installation files, loan agreements, budgets, proposals, and checklists.

  • Series I: Exhibition Files, 1986-2012

    This series contains the files pertaining to the arrangements for and installation of all Wallach Art Gallery exhibitions between 1986 and 2012. Files include correspondence, publicity materials, reviews, photographs, checklists, proposals, and other relevant materials. These files were weeded for unnecessary materials (e.g., receipts, tax forms, certain budgetary information) prior to their transfer to the University Archives.

  • Series II: General Operations Files, 1985-2012

    This series consists of the administrative files of the Wallach Art Gallery staff. There is correspondence, most significantly with the Wallach family, as well as information about a fellowship program and a full set of Steering Committee minutes from 1985-2012.

  • Series III: Exhibition Catalogs, 1986-2017

    This series consists of the printed exhibition catalogs associated with the exhibitions put on display at the Wallach Art Gallery since its inception in 1986.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located off-site. You will need to request this material at least three business days in advance to use the collection in the Rare Book and Manuscript Library reading room.

All administrative records of the University are restricted for 25 years from the date of creation.

The RBML cannot provide access to original time-based media material which has not been first been reformatted for preservation. Researchers are welcome to examine archival time-based media items and decide whether they wish to place an order for Audio/Video reformatting. If copyright and/or condition restrictions apply, it may not be possible to digitize a requested item. Please note that A/V reformatting is handled by an outside vendor and typically takes 6-8 weeks.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Wallach Art Gallery Records, Box and Folder Number; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Libraries.

Selected Related Material at Columbia

Columbia University Office of Art Properties Records, 1960-2012 (UA#0197)

Accrual

Additions are expected

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Papers Processed by Kelly Powers (CC 2019) November 2017-January 2018. Finding aid written by Jocelyn Wilk in July 2018.

Revision Description

2018-08-08 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

The subject headings listed below are found in this collection. Links below allow searches at Columbia University through the Archival Collections Portal and through CLIO, the catalog for Columbia University Libraries, as well as ArchiveGRID, a catalog that allows users to search the holdings of multiple research libraries and archives.

All links open new windows.

Genre/Form

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Exhibition Catalogs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Exhibition records Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Galleries (display spaces) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Invitations Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Photographs Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Press releases Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
minutes (administrative records) Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

Subject

Heading "CUL Archives:"
"Portal"
"CUL Collections:"
"CLIO"
"Nat'l / Int'l Archives:"
"ArchivedGRID"
Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Wallach Art Gallery Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery advances Columbia University's historical, critical, and creative engagement with the visual arts. Serving as both a laboratory and a forum, The Wallach Art Gallery offers opportunities for curatorial practice and discourse, while bridging the diverse approaches to the arts at the University with a welcome broader public. They present projects that are organized by graduate students and faculty in Art History & Archaeology or by other Columbia scholars; focus on the contemporary artists of our campus and communities; offer new scholarship on University special collections. Established in 1986, The Wallach Art Gallery is the University's premier visual arts space. They are a platform for critically acclaimed exhibitions, a dynamic range of programming, and publications that contribute to scholarship. The Wallach Art Gallery also animates other university spaces as opportunity arises. They operate in close relationship to the Department of Art History and Archaeology, School of the Arts, and the university Libraries, particularly Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library.