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Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives [Contact Us]
1905-1957, undated
Creator:
Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954, cre
Arensberg, Louise Stevens, cre
Extent: 33 linear feet
Art collectors Walter and Louise Arensberg amassed a seminal collection of Modern and pre-Columbian art between 1913 and 1950, when they presented it to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Arensberg Archives contain correspondence, ephemera, clippings, writings, personal and art collection records, and photographs documenting the couple's art collecting activities as well as their friendship with many important artists, writers and scholars, including Marcel Duchamp, Charles Sheeler, Walter Pach, Beatrice Wood, and Elmer Ernest Southard. The collection also includes some material related to Walter Arensberg's study of Francis Bacon and the founding of his research institute, the Francis Bacon Foundation. (View full finding aid.)
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Arensberg Archives
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Arensberg, Walter, 1878-1954, cre Arensberg, Louise Stevens, cre
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33 linear feet
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1905-1957, undated
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Art collectors Walter and Louise Arensberg amassed a seminal collection of Modern and pre-Columbian art between 1913 and 1950, when they presented it to the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The Arensberg Archives contain correspondence, ephemera, clippings, writings, personal and art collection records, and photographs documenting the couple's art collecting activities as well as their friendship with many important artists, writers and scholars, including Marcel Duchamp, Charles Sheeler, Walter Pach, Beatrice Wood, and Elmer Ernest Southard. The collection also includes some material related to Walter Arensberg's study of Francis Bacon and the founding of his research institute, the Francis Bacon Foundation.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives [Contact Us]
1936-1997, undated
Creator:
Francis Bacon Foundation, cre
Extent: 18 cubic feet
The Francis Bacon Foundation was formed by Walter and Louise Arensberg in 1938 to promote study in science, literature, religion, history and philosophy with special reference to the works of Francis Bacon. The Foundation also served as the legal owner of the Walter and Louise Arensberg art collection. The Francis Bacon Foundation Records consist of correspondence, administrative and financial records which illustrate the organizational aspects of the Foundation, the Baconian research conducted by its staff, and the art historical research conducted by outside researchers using the Francis Bacon Foundation Library and Arensberg Archives. Because of the Foundation's close association with Walter and Louise Arensberg, the Records also shed some light on their personal lives. (View full finding aid.)
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Francis Bacon Foundation Records
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Francis Bacon Foundation, cre
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FBF
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18 cubic feet
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1936-1997, undated
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The Francis Bacon Foundation was formed by Walter and Louise Arensberg in 1938 to promote study in science, literature, religion, history and philosophy with special reference to the works of Francis Bacon. The Foundation also served as the legal owner of the Walter and Louise Arensberg art collection. The Francis Bacon Foundation Records consist of correspondence, administrative and financial records which illustrate the organizational aspects of the Foundation, the Baconian research conducted by its staff, and the art historical research conducted by outside researchers using the Francis Bacon Foundation Library and Arensberg Archives. Because of the Foundation's close association with Walter and Louise Arensberg, the Records also shed some light on their personal lives.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives [Contact Us]
1967-1993, undated
Creator:
Philadelphia Museum of Art, cre
Extent: 18 linear feet
The Marcel Duchamp Exhibition Records contain material created and collected by the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art (formerly the Twentieth Century Art Department), Philadelphia Museum of Art during the course of organizing and/or participating in exhibitions about the artist Marcel Duchamp. (View full finding aid.)
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Marcel Duchamp Exhibition Records
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Philadelphia Museum of Art, cre
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MDE
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18 linear feet
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1967-1993, undated
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The Marcel Duchamp Exhibition Records contain material created and collected by the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art (formerly the Twentieth Century Art Department), Philadelphia Museum of Art during the course of organizing and/or participating in exhibitions about the artist Marcel Duchamp.
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Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives [Contact Us]
1933-2003, undated
Creator:
Philadelphia Museum of Art, cre
Extent: 9 linear feet
The Marcel Duchamp Research Collection is comprised of ephemera, photographs, clippings, writings and correspondence related to the artist Marcel Duchamp, his life, work, and legacy which was collected and compiled by the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art. (View full finding aid.)
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Marcel Duchamp Research Collection
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Philadelphia Museum of Art, cre
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MDR
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9 linear feet
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1933-2003, undated
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The Marcel Duchamp Research Collection is comprised of ephemera, photographs, clippings, writings and correspondence related to the artist Marcel Duchamp, his life, work, and legacy which was collected and compiled by the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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