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    Melinda Wortz papers, 1960-1990.
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    Wortz, Melinda
    Melinda Wortz papers, 1960-1990.
    Phy. Description: 
    28.0 linear feet
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    Bio / His Notes: 
    Art historian, art critic; Los Angeles, Calif. Born 1940. Director of University of California at Irvine Fine Arts Gallery; Los Angeles, Calif. Wortz wrote about Los Angeles art activity of the late 1960s to 90s for national art periodicals and the California-published newspaper "ARTWEEK." She was closely involed with the Pasadena Art Museum before it became the Norton Simon Museum of Art. Her special area of interest was contemporary art, especially the California "light and space" artists. Dr. Wortz's career as a critic ended with the onset of Alzheimers disease at age 50.
    Student notes and writings, reviews, exhibition announcements and invitations, and records kept while director of the University of California at Irvine Gallery.
    Donated by Edward C. Wortz, husband of Melinda Wortz, 1994.
    Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Contact Reference Services for more information.
    Art galleries, University and college -- California -- Irvine
    Art, American -- California
    Art, Modern -- 20th century -- California
    Women art historians -- California
    Art critics
    Art historians -- California -- Los Angeles
    Gallery directors -- California -- Los Angeles
    Pasadena Art Museum
    University of California, Irvine. Fine Arts Gallery
    Repository Loc: 
    Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
    Local Number: 
    AAA wortmeli
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