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Moody Gallery Records

 Collection
Identifier: 2017-024
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.

Dates

  • 1971-2015
  • Majority of material found within 1975-2000

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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Extent

29.5 Linear Feet

Overview

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

Biographical / Historical

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/

Custodial History

The Betty Moody Gallery Records were donated by Betty Moody in 2017. She donated additional records in 2018.
Title
Guide to the Betty Moody Gallery Records, 1975-2015
Subtitle
Houston Art Gallery archives
Status
completed
Author
Katherine Stephens
Date
July 14, 2017; Updated March 29, 2019
Description rules
dacs
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Houston Libraries Special Collections Repository

Contact:
University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
MD Anderson Library
4333 University Drive
Houston TX 77204-2000 USA
713-743-9750