Tuesday, August 6, 2013

California Art Gallery and Museum Ephemera Collection

Check out the California Historical Society's newest addition to their California ephemera collections - the California Art Gallery and Museum Ephemera Collection!

John Bolles Gallery, San Francisco, The Visitors show, 1961

This collection consists of a variety of ephemera pertaining to California art galleries, art museums and college art museums. The collection comprises advertisements, announcements, brochures, exhibition catalogs, invitations and posters promoting gallery and museum shows primarily in San Francisco, the Bay Area and Los Angeles.
Types of art represented include painting, photography, sculpture, ceramic and glass art, textiles and mixed media.

Batman Gallery, San Francisco, Works by Bruce Conner, [1964]

Many 1960s-era contemporary art galleries are represented such as Arleigh Gallery (San Francisco), Batman Gallery (San Francisco), Dilexi Gallery (San Francisco), Dwan Gallery (Los Angeles), Ferus Gallery (Los Angeles), John Bolles Gallery (San Francisco) and Maxwell Galleries (San Francisco) as are the exhibition catalogs of major California museums such as the Oakland Museum and the Palm Springs Desert Museum.

Everett Ellin Gallery, Los Angeles, Clayton Pinkerton show, 1961

View the finding aid to the collection at the Online Archive of California or search the California Historical Society's catalog

Jaime Henderson
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