A Finding Aid to the Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery records, 1966-1988, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.rogewong
Creators:
Los Angeles Museum of Art
Dates:
1966-1988
Languages:
English
Collection is in English.
Physical Description:
4 Linear Feet
Repository:
The Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery records measure 4 linear feet and date from 1966 to 1988. Owned by Roger Wong, the gallery was located in Los Angeles, California and primarily exhibited avant-garde art. Biographical materials, correspondence, artists' files, administration records, financial and legal records, printed materials, and photographs document the gallery's operations.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery records measure 4 linear feet and date from 1966 to 1988. Owned by Roger Wong, the gallery was located in Los Angeles, California and primarily exhibited avant-garde art. Biographical materials, correspondence, artists' files, administration records, financial and legal records, printed materials, and photographs document the gallery's operations.
Biographical materials include a few miscellaneous documents such as a passport and estate papers.
Correspondence is with family, gallery owners, art collectors, friends, and artists such as Chris Burden, Pat Patterson, and Gary Wood regarding personal and professional matters.
Administration records consist of mailing lists, membership information, publicity materials, and assorted forms.
Artists' files include resumes, correspondence, photographs, price lists, announcements, and other material. Notable artists are Julie Bozzi, Bill Gale, Joyce Lightbody, Marilyn Neher, Volker Stoecks, Annie-Mie Van Kerkhoven, and others.
Financial and legal records consist of agreements and contracts with artists as well as documents related to the business of running the gallery such as leases, invoices, expenses, receipts, and utility bills.
Printed materials include reviews and clippings about the gallery and some miscellaneous newsletters and articles.
Photographs is a small series with images of Roger Wong, the entrance of the gallery, an unidentified art performance, and other subjects.

Arrangement
Arrangement
The collection is arranged as 7 series.
  • Series 1: Biographical Materials, 1966-1985 (0.1 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 2: Correspondence, 1969-1988 (0.6 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 3: Administrative Records, 1975-1982 (0.2 linear feet; Box 1)
  • Series 4: Artists' Files, 1974-1982 (1.1 linear feet; Boxes 1-2)
  • Series 5: Financial and Legal Records, 1973-1986 (1.7 linear feet; Boxes 3-4)
  • Series 6: Printed Materials, 1977-1988 (0.2 linear feet; Box 4)
  • Series 7: Photographs, 1974-1984 (0.1 linear feet; Box 4)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
The Los Angles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery specialized in avant-garde art and operated from the mid-1970s to the early 1980s.
Roger Wong (1945-1994) opened his eponymous gallery at 3808 Beverly Boulevard in Los Angeles, California around 1974. The Roger Wong Gallery often featured local artists and art installations. The gallery name was changed to the Los Angeles Museum of Art around 1978 and closed in 1982-1983.

Administration
Processing Information
This collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Rihoko Ueno in October 2015.
Author
Rihoko Ueno
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery records were donated in 1994 by John Chase, an art collector who was the recipient of all Roger Wong's art work.

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.
Conditions Governing Use
The Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong 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
Los Angeles Museum of Art / Roger Wong Gallery records, 1966-1988. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
Keyword Terms Keyword Types
Art galleries, Commercial -- Economic aspects Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Art galleries, Commercial -- California -- Los Angeles Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Arts -- Experimental methods Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Avant-garde (Aesthetics) Topic Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Photographs Type Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Bozzi, Julie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Burden, Chris, 1946- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Gale, Bill Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Lightbody, Joyce, 1954- Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Neher, Marilyn Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Patterson, Pat Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Stoecks, Volker Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Van Kirkhoven, Annie Mie Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wong, Roger Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Wood, Gary Personal Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Los Angeles Museum of Art Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Roger Wong Gallery (Los Angeles, Calif.) Corporate Name Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid

Repository Contact
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