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Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography Exhibition Records

 Record Group
Identifier: RG-24-25

Scope and Contents Note

The Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography Exhibition records, dated 1993 to 1997, contain materials which document the arrangement and execution of the Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography exhibit. This collection includes paperwork and correspondence pertaining to object loans, planning, interviews, associated programs and events, publicity, and attendance. Due to size and scope collection is not arranged into series.


  • 1993-1997


Restrictions on Access

Selected folders and documents are restricted from external researchers. See container list.

Conditions Governing Use Note

Notification of intent to publish, quote, or cite archival materials is required. Contact the archives via

Biographical / Historical Note

The Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography exhibit (September 29 - November 26, 1995) consisted of 145 watercolor, tempera and dry brush paintings by the Maine-based artist, Andrew Wyeth. The exhibition, which also travelled to Japan, received a high amount of media coverage, with publicity in Time magazine and Newsweek. Facilitated by Thomas Hoving (of Hoving Associates Inc.), the exhibit was curated by Margaret Conrads, the Samuel Sosland Curator of American Art, with additional assistance from Crosby R. Kemper -- a friend and major supporter of Andrew Wyeth. Despite Wyeth being considered a controversial artist, the exhibit was extremely well-received and drew over 82,000 visitors during its run at the Nelson-Atkins.


2.4 Linear Feet (In 2 record center cartons and 1 half-document case.)

Language of Materials



Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography Exhibition Records, dated 1993 to 1997, consist of correspondence and other materials pertaining to the planning of the exhibit and its associated programs and events.


Due to size and scope collection is not arranged into series.

Immediate Source of Acquisition Note

Transfer. Accession numbers associated with this record group are 1999-09 and 2003-04.

Accruals Note

Additions to the collection are not anticipated.

Finding Aid of the Andrew Wyeth: Autobiography Exhibition Records, RG 24/25
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Repository Details

Part of the The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Archives Repository

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