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November 21, 1999

UMBC'S SPECIAL COLLECTIONS ACQUIRES THE DICK HIGGINS COLLECTION OF FLUXUS ART

Baltimore, MD - UMBC's Special Collections, housed in the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, will acquire the Dick Higgins Collection of Fluxus art through the generosity of Higgins' widow, Alison Knowles.

Approximately 75 works of art will be acquired including 5 limited edition Flux boxes with contributions from Jackson MacLow, Joseph Beuys, Carolee Schneeman, Dick Higgins, Ben Vautier, and Ay-O; 8 limited edition hand printed portfolios; editions and unique graphics, including drawings, collages, posters, hand written letters and cards; 2 dozen offset artists books, catalogues, and journals, including work by Nam June Paik, Emmet Williams, John Cage, Alison Knowles, and others; and 7 limited edition collected journals by Allan Kaprow, Fred Truck, and others.

This collection will be available for research and study in the Spring of 2000.

The Special Collections Department of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery makes available for appreciation and study a number of the great artistic and documentary treasures of western culture. Rare books, photographs, artifacts, and manuscripts are made accessible in the original, with trained professionals ready to assist in the use and interpretation of these research materials.

Located on the ground floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, the Special Collections Department is open 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, during the academic year or by appointment. For more information or to make an appointment, please call 410-455-2353.

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Posted by dwinds1 at November 21, 1999 12:00 AM