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Cutler-Shaw (Joyce) Papers
MSS 0538  
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Papers of Joyce Arlene Cutler-Shaw, artist, lecturer and founder of the Landmark Art Project, Inc., and Landmark Art Collaborative. The collection documents Cutler-Shaw's teaching career at the University of California, San Diego Extension (1972-1974), Palomar College (1974-1978), and San Diego State University (1978-1980) and her "Art and Artist Lecture Series," a program of video interviews with prominent artists, including David and Eleanor Antin, John Baldessari, John Cage, Christo, Allan Kaprow, and Edward Rusha. Materials related to the Landmark Art Projects, Inc. and the Landmark Art Collaborative (1985-1992) include administrative files, project proposals and descriptions, preliminary sketches and drawings, funding initiatives, and photographs and slides for individual projects, especially "Survival-Evolution," "Urban Meadows," "Urban Mesa," "Museum of Seasonal Change," and "Performance Art/Art Performance." The collection also contains extensive documentation of Cutler-Shaw's individual works, handwritten notes, correspondence, personal projects, solo exhibitions, interviews, and biographical articles.
Joyce Arlene Cutler-Shaw was born in 1932, in Detroit, Michigan and grew up in New York City. She received her B.A. in English from New York University in 1953, did graduate study work at Columbia University, and received her M.F.A. from the University of California, San Diego, in 1972. She was an instructor at the UCSD Extension from 1972-1974 where she taught teacher training courses for art in the classroom and seminar courses with guest speakers such as Helen Gahagan Douglas, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and various contemporary artists and professionals.
48.4 Linear feet (48 archives boxes, 7 card file boxes, 20 records cartons, 11 oversize folders, 2 art bin items)
Publication rights are held by the creator of the collection.
Original sound and videorecordings are restricted. Researchers must consult user copy.