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Marian Hettner Grunbaum papers

Identifier: AAA 8298

A resume; a twelve-page autobiographical sketch; exhibition announcements; newspaper clippings; and 47 (unmicrofilmed) slides of Grunbaum's works of art.


  • 1952-1980


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Microfilm reel 2081 available at the Library of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and through interlibrary loan.

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0.2 linear feet

61 Items

1 Microfilm Reels

Biographical / Historical

Marian Hettner Grunbaum (1896- 2000) was born in Dresden, Germany. Marian established in Bellaire, TX .She started painting when she was a child, inspired by the artistic and classical music environment of Dresden at the time. She exhibited at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston. Grunbaum is considered a postwar and contemporary artist.

Source: Geni, Marianne Grunbaum,, accessed May 20th, 2020.

Oral history interview with Marian Hettner Grunbaum, 1980 May 14. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Contemporary Arts Museum Houston,, May 20th, 2020.

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Acquisition Information

Donated 1980 by Marian H. Grunbaum. Originals retained by donor.

Note: The Marian Hettner Grunbaum Papers were microfilmed for the Texas Art Project at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston as part of the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art. Currently the papers can be accessed on microfilm at MFAH. The University of Houston Libraries and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are digitizing the Grunbaum papers as part of a collaborative TexTreasures 2020 grant project through the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC) with funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).When digitization is complete, the Grunbaum papers will be made available online through UH Libraries and MFAH websites.

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Repository Details

Part of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas Art Project Microfilm Repository