A Finding Aid to the Betty Cuningham Gallery Records, 1970-1982 and 2004-2014, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.bettcung
Creators:
Betty Cuningham Gallery
Dates:
1970-1983
2004-2014
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
7.1 Linear feet
6.47 Gigabytes
Repository:
The records of New York City gallery, Betty Cuningham Gallery, measure 7.1 linear feet and 6.47 gigabytes, and date from 1970-1982 and 2004-2014. The bulk of the collection pertains to the reestablishment of the gallery in 2004, and includes artist files, exhibition files, guest books from exhibitions, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and scrapbooks. Among the artist and exhibition files are several promotional digital video recordings produced by the gallery featuring interviews with artists and curators. The gallery's early records, Cuningham Ward from 1972-1978 and Betty Cuningham Gallery from 1978-1982, contain artist files, exhibition files, a financial ledger, printed material, and photographs.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The records of New York City gallery, Betty Cuningham Gallery, measure 7.1 linear feet and 6.47 gigabytes, and date from 1970-1982 and 2004-2014. The bulk of the collection pertains to the reestablishment of the gallery in 2004, and includes artist files, exhibition files, guest books from exhibitions, exhibition catalogs and announcements, and scrapbooks. Among the artist and exhibition files are several promotional digital video recordings produced by the gallery featuring interviews with artists and curators. The gallery's early records, Cuningham Ward from 1972-1978 and Betty Cuningham Gallery from 1978-1982, contain artist files, exhibition files, a financial ledger, printed material, and photographs.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arrranged as six series
  • Series 1: Artist Files, 2005-2009 (1.3 linear feet, Boxes 1-2; 6.1 gigabytes, ER01-ER13)
  • Series 2: Exhibition Files, 2004-2014 (2 linear feet, Boxes 2-4; 382.3 megabytes, ER14)
  • Series 3: Guest Books, 2004-2014 (1.5 linear feet; Boxes 4-5)
  • Series 4: Exhibition Catalogs, 2004-2014 (0.8 linear feet; Boxes 5-6, 8)
  • Series 5: Scrapbooks, 2004-2012 (0.6 linear feet; Boxes 9-10)
  • Series 6: Cuningham Ward and Early Betty Cuningham Gallery Records, 1970-1982 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 6-7)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Betty Cuningham Gallery (est. 2004) is a gallery in New York City that began as Cuningham Ward in 1972, and in 1978 became Betty Cuningham Gallery, which ran through 1982. Before reopening the gallery in 2004, Betty Cuningham worked at Hirschl and Adler Modern and the Robert Miller Gallery. The gallery specializes in contemporary painting and sculpture predominantly by American artists.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Hilary Price in 2018.
Author
Hilary Price
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated to the Archives of American Art in 2014 and 2017 by Betty Cuningham and Jessica Kitz, gallery representative for Betty Cuningham Gallery.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information. Use of born-digital material requires advance notice.
Conditions Governing Use
The Betty Cuningham Gallery records are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Preferred Citation
Betty Cuningham Gallery records, 1970-1982 and 2004-2014. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art galleries, Commercial -- New York (State) -- New York Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Scrapbooks Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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Victor Building, Suite 2200
Washington, D.C. 20001
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