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Guide to the A.I.R. Gallery Archives MSS.184

Fales Library and Special Collections

Collection processed by Joseph Gallucci, 2007. Media updated by YZ Chin, 2009.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on April 25, 2023

 Updated by Jacqueline Rider to reflect incorporation of video preservation master and sub-master files. Updated by Marissa Grossman to reflect the change in the gallery's current address  Updated by Nicole Greenhouse to included archived websites Updated by Anna Björnsson McCormick to reflect the rehousing of materials  , March 2017 , March 2020 , December 2022 , April 2023

Descriptive Summary

Creator: A.I.R. Gallery (New York, N.Y.)
Title: A.I.R. Gallery Archives
Dates [inclusive]: ca. 1972-2010, 2020-ongoing
Abstract: 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 155 Plymouth Street in Brooklyn, New York.
Quantity: 34 Linear Feet (28 boxes)
Quantity: 6 websites in 6 archived websites.
Location: Materials are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please request materials at least two business days prior to your research visit to coordinate access.
Language: Materials are in English.
Call Phrase: MSS.184