A Finding Aid to the Sidney Janis Gallery Exhibition Catalogs, 1951-1998, in the Archives of American Art
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Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.sidnjani
Creators:
Sidney Janis Gallery
Janis, Sidney, 1896-1989
Dates:
1951-1998
Languages:
English
The collection is in English.
Physical Description:
2.8 Linear feet
Repository:
The Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1998. Found here is a complete set of catalogs published by the New York gallery.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs measure 2.8 linear feet and date from 1951 to 1998. Found here is a complete set of catalogs published by the New York gallery.
Researchers should note that this collection only includes published catalogs and not related exhibition documentation. The gallery did not publish a catalog for every exhibition, especially during the early years of the gallery's operation.

Arrangement
Arrangement
This collection has been arranged into one series.
  • Series 1: Exhibition Catalogs, 1951-1998 (Boxes 1-7; 2.8 linear feet)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Sidney Janis Gallery (est. 1948-1999) was an art gallery in New York, N.Y., specializing in contemporary avant-garde art. Sidney Janis opened the gallery with his wife Harriet at 15 E. 57th Street in Manhattan. The gallery became a leading exhibitor of Pop art after the groundbreaking exhibition New Realists in 1962. The gallery moved to 110 W. 57th Street in the 1980s, and after Janis's death in 1989 the gallery was directed by his son, Carroll Janis.

Administration
Processing Information
The collection was fully processed by intern Lindsay Alderman in 2013.
Author
Lindsay Alderman
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The collection was donated in 1999 by Carroll Janis, son of Sidney Janis.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Use
The Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs 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.
Conditions Governing Access
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Preferred Citation
Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition catalogs, 1951-1998. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Related Materials
Also found at the Archives of American Art are two oral history interviews with Sidney Janis. One interview conducted March 21-September 26, 1972, by Paul Cummings, and one interview conducted on October 15 and November 18, 1981, by Avis Berman.

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

Repository Contact
Archives of American Art
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