Monumenta/74 and 76 records

Collection ID:
Monumenta/74 and 76 (1974, 1976 : Newport, R.I.)
1971-1974; 1976
Physical Description:
2 Linear feet
(partially filmed on 2 microfilm reels)

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
Reels 2678-2679: Materials about an outdoor sculpture exhibition, "Monumenta/74," Newport, Rhode Island, including: a catalog of the exhibition; a certificate of recognition from the mayor of Newport; a statement of purpose and planning notes; correspondence of the director, Sam Hunter, the president, William A. Crimmins, and others, with the National Endowment for the Arts, the Preservation Society of Newport, property owners and Christo's engineers concerning his "Ocean Front Project," and correspondence regarding the catalog and the symposium. Also included are: notes on a sculpture exhibition in Boston, 1971; account books, fund raising data, sale records, and other financial material; installation information and insurance forms; lists of guests, lenders, artists and works of art; clippings; and photos of sculpture.
Scope and Contents
UNMICROFILMED: an exhibition catalog, MONUMENTA '76.

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
One of the largest U.S. sculpture exhibitions; Newport, Rhode Island, 1974 and other years.

Existence and Location of Copies
35mm microfilm reels 2678-2679 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by William A. Crimmins, the organizer of the exhibition.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.

Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Outdoor Sculpture -- Exhibitions Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Crimmins, William A. Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Hunter, Sam, 1923- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Christo, 1935- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

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