The papers document the life and career
of Hal Glicksman, a curator and preparator who contributed to many key exhibitions in
Southern California, and helped found several important Southern California art
institutions. The collection provides information regarding Glicksman's relationships with
artists, his exhibition planning and gallery administration, and the Southern California art
scene in the 1960s and 1970s.
Born in 1937 in Beverly Hills, California, Hal Glicksman curated a number of key
exhibitions in Southern California during the 1960s and 1970s, and helped establish and
foster several important Southern California art institutions. He started his career as a
preparator at the Pasadena Art Museum under the leadership of Walter Hopps, where he helped
formalize professional guidelines for preparators. While at the Pasadena Art Museum,
Glicksman worked on the 1963 Marcel Duchamp retrospective. He also designed and installed
the United States' presentation for the eighth Bienal Internacional de São Paulo, Brazil in
1965. Glicksman served as Assistant Curator for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's
exhibition, Art and Technology, 1967-1971.
60.5 Linear Feet
(111 boxes, 3 flatfiles)
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