By submitting your record below to the Artist Files Online Directory, you agree to allow ARLIS/NA to publish this information on its Web site. All information submitted to the Artist Files Online Directory is publicly available via the Web free of charge. The ways in which the information is used and/or who uses it is not monitored or regulated. No information submitted will be sold or used for commercial purposes.
The institutions listed in the Artist Files Online Directory retain all ownership rights to their collections.
The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives comprise one of the largest art museum libraries in the country, with approximately 300,000 volumes and 2,000 linear feet of archival collections. The collection was founded in 1823 with the establishment of the Brooklyn Apprentices Library Association, which later evolved into the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences, the parent organization of the Museum. This collection has been developed to encourage understanding of the Museum’s object collections and cultural history. The fine arts are well represented, with research material on painting, sculpture, prints, drawings, photography, decorative arts, costumes, and textiles. The research collections also cover anthropology, archaeology, and ethnology with resources in various formats, including books, exhibition and auction catalogs, pamphlets, files, multimedia, and electronic resources. The research collections are divided into two Libraries and the Museum Archives.
Three distinct collections of artist files:
BMA Artist Files - General collection of artist files. Compiled by Museum Library staff, 1917-present (~8,583 files).
Clark S. Marlor Artist Files - Files collected by Dr. Clark S. Marlor and donated 1992. Ongoing. (~4,340 files).
Schweitzer Gallery Files - Donated by the Schweitzer gallery in 1990 (~1,833 files).
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The Marlor files are supplemented by Dr. Marlor's Brooklyn Artist Index and materials in our special collections devoted to the Brooklyn Art Association. Additionally, these and all of our artist files are supplemented by the entirety of our library collections - encyclopedic in scope, and touching on most genres and time periods of art history.
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