Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.gall256
Creators:
Gallery 256 (Provincetown, Mass.)
Dates:
1953-1955
Languages:
English
Physical Description:
0.2 Linear feet
Repository:

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The scattered records of the Provincetown, Massachusetts cooperative art gallery Gallery 256 measure 0.2 linear feet and date from its founding in 1953 to its closing in 1955. Included are: a list of addresses of members Will Barnet, Henry A. Botkin, Byron Browne, Peter Busa, Kenneth Campbell, Victor Candell, Eve Clendenin, Lawrence Kupferman, Leo Manso, Seong Moy, Louise Nevelson, Therese Schwartz, Myron S. Stout, John Von Wicht and Hale Woodruff; a statement regarding the legal status of "group 256" as a voluntary association and its relationship to "gallery 256"; an account book of members' expenses, dues and commissions, 1954; a ledger of sales and attendance; a bank checkbook and deposit slip, 1954-1955; 4 cancelled checks; 2 invoices, 1955; 2 financial statements of receipts and disbursements, 1954; an attendance book containing names and addresses; and a file on Louise Nevelson containing a magazine clipping, and an exhibition announcement, both of 1954, and 1 photograph of each of the following sculptures: "The Figure that Walked on the Mt. Tops," "Figure from the Great Beyond," "Portrait of a Friend," and "Ancient Cat Form."

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Gallery 256 (est. 1953-closed 1955) was a cooperative art gallery in Provincetown, Mass.

Administration
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The donor, Myron Stout, was the secretary of Gallery 256.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Artist-run galleries Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Busa, Peter, 1914-1985 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Campbell, Kenneth, 1913- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Candell, Victor, 1903-1977 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Clendenin, Eve, 1900- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Kupferman, Lawrence Edward, 1909-1982 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Manso, Leo Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Moy, Seong Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Nevelson, Louise, 1899-1988 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Schwartz, Therese, 1927- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stout, Myron, 1908-1987 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Von Wicht, John, 1888-1970 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Woodruff, Hale, 1900-1980 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Barnet, Will, 1911-2012 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Botkin, Henry, 1896-1983 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Browne, Byron, 1907-1961 Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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