Harald Szeemann Archive and Library
Harald Szeemann papers, 1836–2010, bulk 1957–2005
As the largest single archival collection ever acquired by the Getty Research Institute, the Harald Szeemann Archive and Library is an essential and significant resource for the study of 20th century art and art history. Perhaps the most famous curator of the post-World War II era, Szeemann was an ardent advocate of modern and contemporary art, from Dada, surrealism, and futurism, to conceptualism, postminimalism, performance art, and new forms of installation and video art.
A Closer Look: Being Harald Szeemann
Series I. Project files (including exhibition files): Available now
Series II. Artist files: Available now
Series III. Curator and museum professional files: Available now
Series IV. Photographs: Available now. View digitized images.
Series V. Professional activities
Series VI. Topical
Series VII. Gallery and museum ephemera: Available now
Series VIII. Personal files: Available now
Series IX. Business files: Available now
Series I and II are processed with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Learn more.
Library Books and Journals:
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