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The World of Charlotte Moorman Collection

A work made of printed papers and photocopied papers..

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Date:

1957-2000

About this artwork

Trained as a classical cellist, Madeline Charlotte Moorman (1933–1991) achieved international renown as a performance artist and organizer of avant-garde festivals. Moorman’s collaborations with such artists as Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Yoko Ono, Nam June Paik, and others, as well as her efforts to establish the Annual Avant Garde Festival in New York City, which ran from 1963 to 1980, earned her both acclaim and notoriety. This collection originated as a publication in conjunction with a private gallery exhibition of the same name in New York City in 2000. These papers include programs, posters, announcements, catalogs, and other ephemera from Moorman’s associations with artists, musicians, and performers, as well as biographical and bibliographical information about Moorman.

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Contact the Ryerson and Burnham Art and Architecture Archives:
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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Title

The World of Charlotte Moorman Collection

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1957–2000

Medium

Printed papers and photocopied papers.

Dimensions

1 oversize portfolio, and flatfile material: H.: 21.4 cm (8 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Purchase of the Ryerson and Burnham Archives, 2000.

Reference Number

2000.5

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