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Museum Haus Lange exhibition records

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0585

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  • No requestable containers

Scope and Contents

This collection documents exhibitions and related events at the Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, Germany from the years 1969 through 1976. Altogether many hundreds of pages of material, including exhibition catalogues, biographical material, reviews, announcements, press releases, reproductions of photographs, and other documentation of hundreds of exhibitions, both group and one-person, held in the museum, with a wealth of material on many scores of European and American artists active at the time, most of whom were associated with various manifestations of the avant-garde, and many of whom had their first museum exhibitions at these locations. The Kunstmuseen Krefeld exhibitions engage with international contemporary art movements. These exhibition records cover the time period between 1969 and 1976, a time during which the Krefeld museums focused on pop art, minimal art, and conceptual and land art. A comprehensive record of activity at this cutting edge venue in Germany during a vital time. The list of artists whose work was shown includes most of the important figures in the art world of the time. Christo, Long, LeWitt, Penck, Kolar, Rauschenberg, Beuys, Sandback, Dibbets, Rot, Haacke, Darboven, Nauman, Serra, Smithson, Sonnier, Kosuth, Kounellis, Merz, DeMaria, Arman, Tinguely, et al., were among the exhibitors.

Dates

  • Creation: 1969-1976

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is housed off-site and requires 48-hours' notice for retrieval. Please contact Special Collections for more information.

Collection is open for use.

Conditions Governing Use

Single copies may be made for research purposes. Researchers are responsible for determining any copyright questions. It is not necessary to seek our permission as the owner of the physical work to publish or otherwise use public domain materials that we have made available for use, unless Johns Hopkins University holds the copyright.

Biographical / Historical

Haus Lange Museum is one of the three museums that make up the Kunstmuseen Krefeld, an institution dedicated to presenting, discussing, and facilitating modern and contemporary art. Haus Lange itself (as well as its sister, Museum Haus Esters) is an architectural highlight designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1927 - artists such as Christo and Sol LeWitt have developed works and presentations specifically for these houses, building on their architectural and historical dimensions.

Extent

0.57 Cubic Feet (1 letter size document box, 1 letter half-size document box)

Language of Materials

German

Abstract

This collection documents exhibitions and related events at the Museum Haus Lange in Krefeld, Germany from the years 1969 through 1976. The material includes exhibition catalogues, biographical material, reviews, announcements, press releases, reproductions of photographs, and other documentation of hundreds of exhibitions.

Arrangement

This collection was donated in binders, and the original organization has been maintained. The first binder (containing short biographies of the artists) was organized alphabetically by last name.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

There is no known acquisition information for this collection.

Processing Information

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Subject

Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Repository

Contact:
The Sheridan Libraries
Special Collections
3400 N Charles St
Baltimore MD 21218 USA