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Guide to the Harold and Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz Public Art Archive
1961-2009 (bulk 1976-2005)
 MSS 171

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Collection processed by Ryann Liebenthal and Katie McCracken, with Robin Preiss and Emily King. Finding aid created by Emily King, with Anne Marie Blum, Anna Gurton-Wachter, Tori Peterson and Timothy Woitas, 2013. 2014 accretion processed by Emily King.

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on June 25, 2015

Scope and Content

The Harold and Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz Public Art Archive consists of the professional records of Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz, pertaining to her involvement with Pace Gallery and Works of Art for Public Spaces, Ltd.

The collection spans from 1961 to 2009, covering her career as an artist, director at Pace, and president of Works of Art for Public Spaces, Ltd. Much of the material coincides with Schwartz's work as the Director of Commissions at Pace, where she started to focus on developing public art with artists in New York City. Works of Art for Public Spaces, Ltd., a consulting firm in contemporary art, continues to combine art in architecture and the public sphere in several cities across the country and abroad. This collection documents the work of Joyce Pomeroy Schwartz as an artist and art critic, as well as a commissioner and consultant for major art organizations.

The collection includes artist biographies, invitations and exhibition information, photographs and slides, reviews and promotional materials, professional correspondence, administrative files, financial records, contracts, and project proposals.

Further scope and content description is found at the beginning of each series.

Arrangement

This collection is arranged into the following series:

  1. Series I: Artists Files includes artist biographies, photographic materials, invitations, promotional materials, exhibition information, and reviews. This series is arranged alphabetically by artist's last name.
  2. Series II: Administrative Files includes personal and professional correspondence, contracts, financial records, and project proposals. This series is arranged alphabetically by artist's last name, project title, or location.
  3. Series III: Data Storage includes digital portfolios and other electronic media, and is arranged alphabetically by artist's last name.
  4. Series IV: Video includes supplemental audiovisual material and minimal audio material from both artists and organizations. It is arranged alphabetically by last name or, in the absence of a name, by title.