A Finding Aid to the Gallery 256 Records, 1954-1955, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gall256
Creators:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)
Dates:
1954-1955
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:
The scattered records of the Provincetown, Massachusetts cooperative Gallery 256 measure 0.2 linear feet and cover the gallery's brief period of existence from 1953 to 1955. Administrative records include a list of member addresses, a statement of the gallery's legal status, financial records, and an attendance book. Also found are printed material and a several photos of artwork.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The scattered records of the Provincetown, Massachusetts cooperative Gallery 256 measure 0.2 linear feet and cover the gallery's brief period of existence from 1953 to 1955. Administrative records include a list of member addresses, a statement of the gallery's legal status, financial records, and an attendance book. Also found are printed material and a several photos of artwork.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as one series.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gallery 256 was a cooperative art gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts, housed under the movie house next to town hall for a brief period from 1953-1955. The gallery aimed to display "paintings and sculpture expressing significant trends in contemporary American art," and members included Will Barnet, Cameron Booth, Leo Manso, Louise Nevelson, and Hale Woodruff.

Administration
Author
Ricky Gomez
Sponsor
The processing of this collection received Federal support from the Smithsonian Collections Care and Preservation Fund, administered by the National Collections Program and the Smithsonian Collections Advisory Committee.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated to the Archives of American Art by Myron Stout, who served as secretary of Gallery 256.
Processing Information
The collection was processed, and a finding aid prepared by Ricky Gomez in 2021.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning such rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Gallery 256 records, 1954-1955. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

More Information

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artist-run galleries -- Massachusetts -- Provincetown Function Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Booth, Cameron, 1892-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manso, Leo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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