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Henry Hopkins papers, 1950-2005.

Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009.

Available at Special Collections  SPECIAL COLLECTIONS - CONTACT REFERENCE  (2006.M.1 ) and other locations()

  • Title:
    Henry Hopkins papers, 1950-2005.
  • Author/Creator: Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009.
  • Creation Date: 1950-2005.
  • Biographical/Historical Note: Henry Hopkins, born 1928, studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago, but is best known as a curator, teacher, and museum director. He became director of the Fort Worth Art Center Museum (1968-1973). In 1974 he moved to San Francisco where he took over the directorship of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1974-1986). In 1991 he was made Chair of the Art department of the University of California, Los Angeles. He was instrumental in the negotiations that gave UCLA management responsibility over the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and was the museum's director from 1994 until 1998 when he retired to return to teaching in UCLA's art department. In 1991 Hopkins began painting again, and has had several exhibitions of his work.
  • Physical Desc.: 9.5 linear ft. (33 boxes).
    originals. 18 videocassettes (VHS) ; 1/2 in..
    originals. 65 audiocassettes.
    copy masters. 60 sound discs (CD) : digital, mono; 4 3/4 in..
    use copies. 60 sound discs (CD) : digital, mono; 4 3/4 in..
  • Summary: Henry Hopkins's papers include manuscripts of his writings, his lectures, and his research files, correspondence with artists, including Clyfford Still, and a copies oral histories conducted with Hopkins by the University of California, Los Angeles, 1980, and the Archives of American Art. Files document his time as Director of the Fort Worth Art Center Museum (1968-1973) and the controversy that precipitated his departure, and Director of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1974-1986). Also included are papers relating to his teaching at UCLA (1991-) and his chairmanship of the Art Department. Some files relate to the negotiations that resulted in the Armand Hammer Museum of Art being transferred to UCLA (1994), and his directorship of the Hammer, until 1998. Some papers document events at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
    The papers contain materials about the exhibition "Sunshine & Noir: Art in L.A. 1960-1997," and posters and printed ephemera for other exhibitions, including posters for "War Babies," and "L.A. When it Began." Audio and video recordings contain interviews with prominent American artists and Los Angeles art collectors. Also included in the papers are personal files that pertain to Hopkins's study at the Art Institute of Chicago, and his military service.
  • Language: English
  • Notes: Gift of Henry Tyler Hopkins.
  • Form/Genre: Oral histories (document genres)
    Photographic prints -- United States -- 20th century
    Audio cassettes
    Videocassettes
    Color slides
    Photographs, Original
  • Subjects: Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009 Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980 Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center Fort Worth Art Center-Museum Art -- Collectors and collecting -- Los Angeles Art -- Study and teaching Art museum curators -- United States
  • Contributors: Fort Worth Art Center-Museum. Los Angeles County Museum of Art. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center.
  • ID/Accession Number: 2681-276
    2006.M.1
    2006.M.1**
  • Access/Rights: Unprocessed collection. Some audio materials have been reformatted; contact repository for information regarding access.
  • OCLC Record Number: 85174641

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