• Title
    • Randolph Street Gallery Archives
    • 1979-1988
  • Physical description Approximately 282 linear feet of mixed archival materials.
  • Collection summary The Randolph Street Gallery Archives comprises the intellectual and material history of the Gallery, including records of performance, sculpture, visual and other art forms, as created or curated by local and international participants. Among the materials are: artists' portfolios, slides, posters, signage, photographs, performance programs, publications, news clippings, publicity files, a variety of video media, sound recordings, computer files, administrative records, and approximately 50 original works of art. The Archives is part of the Special Collections of the John M. Flaxman Library at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the majority of the material can be made available for research by appointment only.
  • Biographical or Historical Note From 1979 until its closing in 1998, Randolph Street Gallery (RSG) was an experimental, non-traditional, artist-run space in Chicago. Over its twenty-year life, it became a vital and trend-setting force in the world of contemporary art, committed to exploring the social and political issues of the times and to community engagement. RSG was a critical venue for new forms of artistic expression and left a lasting impact, both locally and globally. The gallery's ongoing programs and special projects included exhibitions, performances, video and film screenings, public art, education programs, panel discussions, symposia, grants to artists, and arts advocacy. RSG was also the original publisher of P-form: Performance Art News.
  • Subjects
    • Fine Arts
    • Performing Arts
    • Theater
    • Music
    • Poetry
  • Geographic coverage Chicago, IL
  • Finding aid URL https://digitalcollections.saic.edu/rsga