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Duchamp, Alexina, 1971-1974, undated

 File — Box: 2, Folder: 16

Scope and Contents

From the Sub-Series:

General correspondence primarily from and to the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but also the Museum of Modern Art (co-organizer of the exhibition) and the Art Institute of Chicago (third venue of the exhibition). Topics covered include preliminary exhibition ideas; provenance and biographical research on Duchamp and his works; press coverage of the exhibition; thank-you notes; and visitor responses to the exhibition. Also includes several cover letters from various correspondents forwarding copies of Duchamp's correspondence and other reference material. There is a significant amount of correspondence with Alexina Duchamp, widow of Marcel Duchamp, concerning the planning of the exhibition, as well as her gift of Duchamp material to the museum.


  • 1971-1974, undated

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research. Insurance information, condition reports, and loan records, along with associated correspondence, are restricted; excerpts may be made available at the discretion of the Archivist.


From the Collection: 18 linear feet

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives Repository

Philadelphia Museum of Art
PO Box 7646
Philadelphia PA 19101-7646 United States