Letter from the New York State Council on the Arts to Agnes Denes
Size5006p x 6516p
Rights NoteDigitized as part of a partnership between A.I.R. Gallery and The Feminist Institute, 2022.
Credit LineCourtesy of A.I.R. Gallery and New York University.
Copyright StatusIn Copyright
On August 3, 1972, Chairman of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Seymour Knox wrote a letter to inform A.I.R. that it had been approved for a grant from the council. The letter was mailed to Agnes Denes, a founding member of A.I.R. Knox addressed A.I.R. as a group of “gentlemen,” showing a clear gender bias in NYSCA’s dealings with contemporary art institutions.
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