Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009

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Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

From the description of Henry Tyler Hopkins interviews, 1980 Oct. 24-1980 Dec. 17 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220240020

From the description of Oral history interview with Henry Tyler Hopkins, 1980 Oct. 24-1980 Dec. 17 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 233007065

Henry Hopkins, born 1928, studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago, but is best known as a curator, teacher, and museum director. He became director of the Fort Worth Art Center Museum (1968-1973). In 1974 he moved to San Francisco where he took over the directorship of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1974-1986). In 1991 he was made Chair of the Art department of the University of California, Los Angeles. He was instrumental in the negotiations that gave UCLA management responsibility over the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and was the museum's director from 1994 until 1998 when he retired to return to teaching in UCLA's art department. In 1991 Hopkins began painting again, and has had several exhibitions of his work.

From the description of Henry Hopkins papers, 1950-2005. (Getty Research Institute). WorldCat record id: 85174641

Henry Hopkins (1928-2009) was a director of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

From the description of Oral history interview with Henry Tyler Hopkins, 1980 Oct. 24-Dec. 17. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 646397680

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Henry Hopkins, born 1928, studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago, but is best known as a curator, teacher, and museum director. He became director of the Fort Worth Art Center Museum (1968-1973). In 1974 he moved to San Francisco where he took over the directorship of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1974-1986). In 1991 he was made Chair of the Art department of the University of California, Los Angeles. He was instrumental in the negotiations that gave UCLA management responsibility over the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and was the museum's director from 1994 until 1998 when he retired to return to teaching in UCLA's art department. In 1991 Hopkins began painting again, and has had several exhibitions of his work.

From the guide to the Henry Hopkins papers, 1950-2005, (Getty Research Institute)

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creatorOf Archives of American Art. Coming of age in California : museums of modern and contemporary art : panel discussion, Stanford Court, San Francisco, California, March 21, 1981 / Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Biberman, Edward. Edward Biberman papers, 1929-1985. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Getty Research Institute. Recordings of Modern art in Los Angeles [multimedia] : Lee Mullican, 2006 January 24. Getty Research Institute
referencedIn Fordham University. WFUV radio interviews relating to art, 1969-1973. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Saltman, Molly, 1915-. Molly Saltman "Art and Artists" interviews, 1965-1966. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Chicago, Judy, 1939-. Oral history interview with Judy Chicago, 2009 Aug. 7-8. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hopkins, Henry, 1928-. Oral history interview with Henry Tyler Hopkins, 1980 Oct. 24-1980 Dec. 17 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Archives of American Art. Coming of age in California : museums of modern and contemporary art : sound recording and transcript, 1981 Mar. 21. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Archives of American Art. Coming of age in California : museums of modern and contemporary art : sound recording and transcript, 1981 Mar. 21. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Getty Research Institute. Modern art in Los Angeles [videorecording] : Craig Kauffman oral history 2008. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Hopkins, Henry, 1928-. Modern art in Los Angeles [videorecording] : Craig Kauffman oral history 2008. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Hopkins, Henry, 1928-. Henry Tyler Hopkins interviews, 1980 Oct. 24-1980 Dec. 17 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Getty Research Institute. Modern art in Los Angeles [multimedia] : the late forties, 2003 February 6-7. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Southern California Committee for Contemporary Art Documentation. Art for the record : issues of Documentation and Contemporary Art : Panel discussion, 1988 Mar. 26. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009. Oral history interview with Henry Tyler Hopkins, 1980 Oct. 24-Dec. 17. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Getty Research Institute. Recordings of Modern art in Los Angeles [multimedia] : the sixties, 2004 December 9-10. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Southern California Committee for Contemporary Art Documentation. Art for the record : issues of Documentation and Contemporary Art : Panel discussion, 1988 Mar. 26. Archives of American Art
creatorOf Hopkins, Henry, 1928-2009. Henry Hopkins papers, 1950-2005. Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Henry Hopkins papers, 1950-2005 Getty Research Institute
creatorOf Women's Caucus for Art. Forum on Bay Area art criticism [sound recording], 1981 Nov. 12. Archives of American Art
referencedIn Jacobs, Mimi. [Photographs of artists taken by Mimi Jacobs, photographer]. Archives of American Art
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associatedWith Archives of American Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Armand Hammer Museum of Art and Cultural Center. corporateBody
associatedWith Art Institute of Chicago corporateBody
associatedWith Bell, Larry, 1939- person
associatedWith Bengston, Billy Al. person
associatedWith Bereal, Edward, 1937- person
associatedWith Biberman, Edward. person
associatedWith Blum, Shirley Neilsen. person
associatedWith Chamberlin, Wesley person
associatedWith Chamberlin, Wesley, person
associatedWith Chicago Art Institute corporateBody
associatedWith Chicago, Judy, 1939- person
associatedWith Copley, William Nelson, 1919-1996. person
associatedWith Cornell, Joseph. person
associatedWith Fordham University. corporateBody
associatedWith Fort Worth Art Center Museum corporateBody
associatedWith Fort Worth Art Center-Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Fort Worth Art Museum. corporateBody
associatedWith Getty Research Institute. corporateBody
associatedWith Goode, Joe, 1937- person
associatedWith Hopps, Walter. person
associatedWith Huysman Gallery corporateBody
associatedWith Irwin, Robert, 1928- person
associatedWith Jacobs, Mimi person
associatedWith Kline, Franz, 1910-1962. person
associatedWith Los Angeles County Museum of Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Miyashiro, Ron. person
associatedWith Pollock, Jackson, 1912-1956. person
associatedWith Price, Kenneth, 1935- person
associatedWith Ruscha, Edward. person
associatedWith Saltman, Molly, 1915- person
associatedWith San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. corporateBody
associatedWith Southern California Committee for Contemporary Art Documentation. corporateBody
associatedWith Still, Clyfford, 1904-1980. person
associatedWith Women's Caucus for Art. corporateBody
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Los Angeles
California--San Francisco
California--San Francisco
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Art museum curators
Pop art
Museum directors--Interviews
Art museums
Art, American--California--Los Angeles--20th century--Exhibitions
Abstract Expressionism
Arts
Art--Study and teaching
Art--Collectors and collecting
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Birth 1928-08-14

Death 2009-09-27

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