The materials in this collection relate to artists who were represented by Betty Moody between 1975 and 2015. Collection materials include correspondence, price sheets, invoices, loan agreements, exhibition catalogs and invitations, mailing lists, artist biographies, clippings, and magazine articles. Materials also include exhibition and art object photography including prints, negatives, film transparencies, slides, audiocasettes, and VHS tapes. The collections are arranged into three series: Artists' Files, Moody Gallery Photographs, Awards, and Publicity, and Unidentified Exhibitions. In their entirety, the Betty Moody Gallery Records offer insight into the early Houston gallery scene and well-known, mid-twentieth century Texas artists, many of whom now have work in national museums.
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The records in this collection relate to artists who were represented by Betty Moody at certain points ranging from 1975-2012. The records primarily consist of administrative documents, like professional correspondence, price sheets, invoices, loan agreements, exhibition catalogs and invitations, mailing lists, and artist biographies
Betty Moody opened her art gallery in 1975 in Houston’s River Oaks shopping center, eventually relocating to a personally designed, permanent gallery space and residence on Colquitt Street, also known as Gallery Row, in 1985. She has maintained the gallery’s preeminent status in Houston for over forty years, choosing to exhibit works by contemporary American artists, most of whom are regionally associated to Texas. The gallery has shown a wide range of media over the years by artists who are often recognized on a national and international level, however, throughout its presence in Houston, the gallery has also played a key role in the career of many mid-career and emerging artists.
Source: http://glasstire.com/2015/12/05/happy-40th-anniversary-moody-gallery/, http://www.moodygallery.com/about.html http://glasstire.com/2015/12/05/happy-40th-anniversary-moody-gallery/
The Betty Moody Gallery Records were donated by Betty Moody in 2017. She donated additional records in 2018.
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