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Guide to the A.I.R. Gallery Archives
||A.I.R. Gallery Archives
||The A.I.R. (Artists in Residence, Inc.) Gallery, the first all-female artists' co-operative
gallery in the United States, was founded at 97 Wooster St. in New York City in 1972.
A.I.R.'s mission, as a fully artist-run, not-for-profit gallery, was to provide support
and exhibition space to women artists. In addition to promoting artwork by female
artists in the form of both solo and group exhibitions, A.I.R. has also held numerous
workshops and lectures on relevant issues facing the women's artistic community. The
Gallery boasts Nancy Spero, Mary Beth Edelson, Agnes Denes, Dotty Attie, Carolyn Martin
and Ana Mendieta, among many others, as former members. The group has maintained a
limited, application-only membership of twenty NYC artists since its inception. A.I.R.
is currently located at 511 West 25th St.
||34.0 linear feet (28 boxes)