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Finding Aid for the Wight Art Gallery. Exhibition files. 1941-1998.
University Archives Record Series 665  
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  • Title: Wight Art Gallery. Exhibition files.
    Identifier/Call Number: University Archives Record Series 665
    Contributing Institution: UCLA Library Special Collections
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 86.8 linear ft. (217 boxes)
    Date: 1941-1998
    Abstract: Record Series 665 contains the exhibition files of the Wight Art Gallery, created between 1941 and 1998.
    Creator: Wight (Frederic S.) Art Gallery


    COLLECTION STORED OFF-SITE AT SRLF: Open for research. Advance notice required for access. Contact the UCLA Library Special Collections Reference Desk for paging information.

    Publication Rights

    Copyright of portions of this collection has been assigned to The Regents of the University of California. The UCLA University Archives can grant permission to publish for materials to which it holds the copyright. All requests for permission to publish or quote must be submitted in writing to the UCLA University Archivist.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Wight Art Gallery. Exhibition files (University Archives Record Series 665). UCLA Library Special Collections, University Archives.


    Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery

    Established in 1953 as the University Art Galleries for the display of fine art in UCLA's Art Building, the gallery was renamed the Frederick S. Wight Art Gallery in 1973 in honor of Frederick S. Wight (1902-1986), chairman of the art department and director of the original University Art Galleries. In 1965 the gallery moved from the Arts Building into the Dickson Art Center where it was used for student shows and traveling exhibitions. In 1995 the gallery staff moved to the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center, and the Wight Art Gallery became known as the New Wight Gallery, located on the UCLA campus in the Eli and Edyth Broad Art Center (formerly known as the Dickson Art Center.)

    Scope and Content

    Record Series 665 contains the exhibition files of the Wight Art Gallery, created between 1952 and 1998. Files document such exhibits as Manipulated Reality: Object and Image in New French Sculpture; Judy Chicago: Images of Birth and Creation/Selections from the Birth Project; The Silk Route and the Diamond Path: Esoteric Buddhist Art; Ralston Crawford: Photographs/Art in Process; The World of Agustin Victor Casasola: Mexico 1900-1938; Neo-Tantra: Contemporary Indian Painting Inspired by Tradition; The Macchiaiolo: Painters of Italian Life (1850-1900); The Dark Madonna: A Performance Conceived by Suzanne Lacy; Never Separate from the Heart: Philip Evergood, 1901-1973; Ferdinand Hodler: Landscapes; Foirades/Fizzles: Echo and Allusion in the Art of Jasper Johns; Architecture and Democracy: The Phoenix Municipal Government Center Design Competition; Involvement: The Graphic Art of Antonio Frasconi; Paris in Japan: The Japanese Encounter with European Painting; Stories from China's Past; Master Drawings of Otto Wagner; Politics and Polemics: French Caricature and the French Revolution: 1789-1799; Selected works from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation; Forty Years of California Assemblage; Architects' Drawings from the Barbara Pine Collection; Secrets, Dialogs, Revelations: The Art of Betye and Alison Saar; ART/artifact; Visions of Inner Space: Gestural Painting in Modern American Art; Audrey Flack; In Battle's Light; Romare Bearden; and Vietnam series. Materials include correspondence; fundraising and budget files; contracts; loan documentation; insurance, shipping, installation, and damage reports; catalog materials; checklists; publicity materials; press kits and releases; invitations; brochures; educational materials; photography; slides; and clippings.
    See also Record Series 766, Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center. Exhibition files, which contains files of the Frederick S. Wight Gallery of Art (Wight Gallery) from 1985-1994.
    This is an inactive record series; no additional University records are expected to be added.

    UCLA Catalog Record ID

    UCLA Catalog Record ID: 3467075