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San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art records
ARCH.ADM.012  
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Description
The Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art (SECA) was founded in 1961 as an auxiliary of the San Francisco Museum of Art. SECA’s objective was to encourage private collectors to purchase contemporary works by local and national artists. SECA’s function shifted to awarding prizes to individual artists in 1967 and focused its attention on supporting Bay Area artists exclusively. The records are primarily administrative in nature, pertaining to its organizational management, and that of its awards and educational programs.
Extent
16.5 linear feet (16 boxes, 10 cartons)
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Availability
Collection is available for use. Some materials are restricted for confidentiality or condition.