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Fairfield County Branch Exhibition Records

 Collection
Identifier: NNWhit.018

Scope and Contents

This collection comprises exhibition records of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County, which was located in the headquarters of Champion International Corporation at One Champion Plaza in Stamford, Connecticut. The records consist of correspondence, loan agreements, installation plans, photographs, publicity, relating to the organizing of exhibitions.

Dates

  • 1981-1993

Biographical / Historical

In July of 1981, the Whitney Museum of American Art opened its second branch museum, Fairfield County, at One Champion Plaza in Stamford, Connecticut. Champion International Corporation underwrote the annual cost of operation for the branch, including staff wages, and provided exhibition space in their corporate headquarters. The building, designed by architect Ulrich Franzen, provided the Whitney with roughly 3,600 square feet of exhibition space on two levels. The museum's inaugural exhibition, “Pioneering the Century, 1900-1940,” featured paintings, sculptures, and other works from the Whitney's Permanent Collection. The exhibition was organized by Lisa Philips, then associate curator of branch museums. Admission was offered to the public free of charge. Fairfield County branch ceased operations in 1992.

Bibliography                    
  • Whitney Museum of American Art. Pioneering the Century, 1900-1940: Selections from the Permanent Collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County, 1981. https://archive.org/details/pioneeringcentur00whit/                      
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  • Whitney Museum of American Art. A Tradition Established, 1940-1970. Exhibition catalogue. New York: Whitney Museum of American Art, Fairfield County, 1981.  https://archive.org/details/traditionestabli00whit/                      
  • Extent

    5 Linear Feet

    Language of Materials

    English

    Arrangement

    The exhibition records are organized chronologically by the opening date of each exhibition.
    Language of description
    Undetermined
    Script of description
    Code for undetermined script

    Repository Details

    Part of the Whitney Museum of American Art Archives, New York, NY Repository

    Contact:
    Whitney Museum of American Art
    99 Gansevoort St.
    New York, NY 10014 United States




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