Indiana Artists Club Publications
1933-1960, undated
1 folder

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Reprocessed by: Christina Baich, May 2006

Organizational History:

The Indiana Artists Club was originally organized as the Indiana Art Club on January 23, 1917, in Indianapolis. The name was changed a few months later to better represent the Club as an organization of professional artists. The mission of the organization was to advance the artistic interests of its membership and of this community by all appropriate means. It was also affiliated with the American Federation of Art Clubs. Early members included T. C. Steele, William Forsyth, and Wayman Adams. Otto Stark was the organizationís first president. In 1921, the Club did not elect a president but did have a Board of Directors chaired by Frederick Polley. The Club resumed the practice of having a president the following year. On September 24, 1947, the Club was incorporated as a non-profit organization. Since its inception, the Club has held annual exhibits of membersí work. The exhibitions were in various places until 1935 when the L. S. Ayres Auditorium became their home for many years. The Indiana Artistsí Club still exists today and continues to hold annual exhibitions at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

Scope and Content Note:

The collection contains various publications of the Indiana Artists Club, primarily programs from its annual exhibitions. There are also calendars of events and a brief history of the Club.

Item Listing:

1933	                Indiana Artists Club Program, 1932-1933
1936 Nov.	Exhibition of Paintings Presented by the Indiana Artists Club program (2 copies)
1937 Oct.-Nov.	Indiana Artists Club Exhibition program
1939	                Calendar of Events, 1939-1940
1941 Oct. 18	Indiana Artists Club program
1945-1946	History of the Indiana Artists Club
1946 Oct.-Nov.	Indiana Artists Club Fifteenth Annual Exhibit program
1948 Oct.	Indiana Artists Club Sixteenth Annual Exhibit program
1949 Oct.	Indiana Artists Club Seventeenth Annual Exhibit program
1959 Sept. 29	Invitation to preview reception for Indiana Artists Club 27th Annual Exhibition
1959	                Calendar of Events, 1959-1960
undated	                Notes of Indiana Artists Club goals

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder (13 items)

Collection Dates:

1933-1960, undated



Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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