Business correspondence; and files on artists, containing biographical material, correspondence, photographs, sketches, price lists, exhibition catalogs, and clippings. Information on Lamar Briggs, Fritz Scholder, Donald Roller Wilson, Joe Atteberry, Lucas Johnson, Arthur Turner, and others is included.
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Betty Moody opened the Moody Gallery in 1975 in Houston's River Oaks shopping center. In 1985, the gallery relocated to newly designed space in what is known as Houston’s “Gallery Row” on Colquitt Street where it still remains. The Moody Gallery exhibits work from contemporary American artists, with an enduring interest in supporting Texas artists and artists with a connection to Texas. With wide-ranging interests in various artforms and media, the gallery has played an important role in the careers of many emerging and mid-career artists, both nationally and internationally.
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Lent for microfilming 1979 by Elizabeth C. Moody. Microfilmed as part of the Archives of American Art's Texas project. [From Smithsonian AAA]
Note: The Moody Gallery Records 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 the MFAH. The University of Houston Libraries and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston are digitizing these 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, these papers will be made available online through UH Libraries and MFAH websites.
Originals returned to lender after microfilming. The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.
The University of Houston Libraries Special Collections is the repository of Moody Gallery's historical archives.