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Turner, Evan H.

 Person

Evan H. Turner (born 1927), an art historian and scholar, was the Director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art (PMA) from 1964 to 1978, leading the Museum through a period of significant growth and transformation. He created new art departments for American and 20th Century Art, and the innovative Department of Urban Outreach (DUO) to promote art across the City of Philadelphia. These progressive activities were matched by a groundbreaking exhibition in 1973, the Marcel Duchamp retrospective, which drew upon significant scholarship and assembled virtually the entire oeuvre of one of the most important artists represented in the Museum. In 1975, Turner led the Museum in a major construction project to install a new climate control system in the building, and in 1976, he helped plan the United States’ Bicentennial and the PMA’s Centennial celebrations. Turner was an active member of a number of professional organizations, as well as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Found in 456 Collections and/or Records:

Arnold H. Jolles Records

 Collection
Identifier: JOL
Abstract As Assistant Director, Jolles' files include records and plans for the Bicentennial, records of the reinstallation in 1975, Corporate and Departmental Committee records and general correspondence. Also, there are eight feet of the Turner Records which deal with the transfer of authority from Turner to Jolles in 1977/1978. The first five series concern Jolles work as Assistant Director for Art, 1970-1977. The second five subseries concern Jolles role as Acting Director, 1977-1979.
Dates: 1968-1979

Burlington County Times. "Is that art? You bet it is", 1973 December 7

 Object — Box: 15, Folder: 12
Identifier: MDE_B015_F012_015
Scope and Contents Burlington County Times. "Is that art? You bet it is" by Fredda Sacharow.
Dates: 1973 December 7

Cable from Evan H. Turner to Harnden and Bombelli, circa 1969

 Object — Box: 1, Folder: 40
Identifier: EDR_B001_F040_001
Scope and Contents Cable from Evan H. Turner to Harnden and Bombelli about shipment of bricks for Étant donnés.
Dates: circa 1969

Cable from Evan H. Turner to Peter Graham Harnden, 1969 January 28

 Object — Box: 1, Folder: 40
Identifier: EDR_B001_F040_003
Scope and Contents Cable from Evan H. Turner to Peter Graham Harnden about shipment of bricks for Étant donnés.
Dates: 1969 January 28

Clippings about Marcel Duchamp retrospective exhibition, 1973 November 29

 Object — Box: 15, Folder: 12
Identifier: MDE_B015_F012_012
Scope and Contents Clippings about Marcel Duchamp retrospective exhibition [copy].
Dates: 1973 November 29

Correspondence between Anne D'Harnoncourt, John Tancock, Evan H. Turner and Arturo Schwarz, 1970 July-August

 Object — Box: 6, Folder: 22
Identifier: EDR_B006_F022_018
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Anne D'Harnoncourt, John Tancock, Evan H. Turner and Arturo Schwarz.
Dates: 1970 July-August

Correspondence between Evan H. Turner and Arturo Schwarz, 1969 June 24-30

 Object — Box: 6, Folder: 22
Identifier: EDR_B006_F022_012
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Evan H. Turner and Arturo Schwarz.
Dates: 1969 June 24-30

Correspondence between Evan H. Turner and Arturo Schwarz, 1971 February 2-9

 Object — Box: 6, Folder: 22
Identifier: EDR_B006_F022_019
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Evan H. Turner and Arturo Schwarz.
Dates: 1971 February 2-9

Correspondence between Evan H. Turner and Barnet Hodes, 1969 July 28-August 1

 Object — Box: 7, Folder: 8
Identifier: EDR_B007_F008_001
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Evan H. Turner and Barnet Hodes.
Dates: 1969 July 28-August 1

Correspondence between Evan H. Turner and Cleve Gray, 1969 February 7; 1969 February 11

 Object — Box: 6, Folder: 2
Identifier: EDR_B006_F002_006
Scope and Contents Correspondence between Evan H. Turner and Cleve Gray.
Dates: 1969 February 7; 1969 February 11