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The New Arts records

Identifier: AAA 8083

Files on artists and people associated with the gallery, including: Forrest Bess, James Boynton, Lawrence Calcagno, Joseph Cornell, André Emmerich, Max Ernst, Walter Kuhlman, Peter Plagens, Hassel Smith, Richard Steinberg, Jean Varda, and others. The files usually contain correspondence, exhibition catalogs and announcements, clippings, and photographs. Also included are exhibition files, material on the Contemporary Arts Association in Houston, and miscellaneous catalogs and announcements.


  • 1952-1977


Restrictions on Access

Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.


1.4 linear feet

3 Microfilm Reels

Biographical / Historical

Art gallery; Houston, Tex. Founded 1956, closed ca. 1974.


The donor, Kathryn Swenson, was the owner and director of the gallery.

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reels 2242-2244 available at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (Library), 1001 Bissonnet, Houston, TX 77005, and through interlibrary loan.

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Repository Details

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