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UC San Diego. University Art Gallery records
RSS 1255  
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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Scope and Content of Collection
  • Administrative History
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Publication Rights
  • Restrictions

  • Descriptive Summary

    Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego
    9500 Gilman Drive
    La Jolla 92093-0175
    Title: University Art Gallery records
    Creator: University of California, San Diego. University Art Gallery
    Identifier/Call Number: RSS 1255
    Physical Description: 8.6 Linear feet (8 records cartons, 2 archives boxes, 1 flat box, and 1 map case folder)
    Physical Description: 110 GB of digital files
    Date (inclusive): 1966-2015
    Abstract: The records of the UCSD University Art Gallery include materials related to the administrative functions of the Gallery and the Art Council Executive Board, as well as records of exhibitions that were curated between 1966 and 2015.
    Languages: English .

    Scope and Content of Collection

    The records of the UCSD University Art Gallery include materials related to the administrative functions of the Gallery and the Art Council Executive Board, as well as records of exhibitions that were curated between 1966 and 2015.
    The administrative files document the Gallery's organization and mission, program development, facility planning and renovations, and membership. The administrative records also include documents from the Art Council Executive Board, the University Art Gallery Development Committee, the Long Range Planning Committee, and support committees.
    The exhibition records document individual exhibitions, the curation process, and public reception towards the exhibits.
    Arranged in two series: 1) ADMINISTRATIVE FILES, and 2) EXHIBITIONS FILES.

    Administrative History

    The University Art Gallery, under the direction of the Division of Arts and Humanities, curates and exhibits innovative and diverse forms of contemporary performance, sound, and installation art.
    The UCSD Art Gallery was founded in 1966 to support the Visual Arts Department's mission and academic programming. In 1974, the name was changed to the Mandeville Gallery, when it moved into a space within the Mandeville Center for the Arts. In 1993, when the gallery came under the direction of the Dean of the Arts and Humanities, the gallery's name was changed to the University Art Gallery.
    Situated within the research-driven setting of UCSD, the University Art Gallery has presented work that is interdisciplinary, pioneering, and exploratory. Many of the exhibitions have involved UCSD faculty and students, prominent contemporary artists, and new work from local artists. Since its inaugural 1966 exhibition, "Art of Latin America Since Independence," the Gallery has curated many exhibitions dealing with Latin America, U.S. and Mexican border culture, and art developing in Southern California.
    Due to the growing student body and the subsequent need for more classroom space, the Gallery was slated to be closed in June of 2016. However, campus-wide concern regarding the importance of the Gallery as a flourishing space for art and innovation prompted the decision to stay a permanent closure, and the University Art Gallery was removed from the immediate list of spaces to be redeveloped.

    Preferred Citation

    UC San Diego. University Art Gallery records, RSS 1255. Special Collections & Archives, UC San Diego Library.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired 2016

    Publication Rights

    Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.

    Restrictions

    Original sound recordings are restricted. Listening copies may be available for researchers.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    Art museums -- Exhibitions -- California -- San Diego
    College art museums -- California -- San Diego
    University of California, San Diego. University Art Gallery -- Archives
    Mandeville Art Gallery -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego. Art Gallery -- Archives
    University of California, San Diego. Art Council. Executive Board -- Archives