The New Gallery / Archive

Archival Guide


The New Gallery’s collection is a repository of materials dating from the founding of Clouds ‘n’ Water Gallery in 1975 that encompasses gallery activities, reference materials, artist correspondence, and exhibition ephemera. Over the course of our history, records have been retained and organized by an always-rotating, and always small, base of arts workers, leading to an archive that reflects the volatile fluctuations of artist run culture in both its contents and its methods of care.  

Our collection may be useful for artistic or curatorial inspiration, and we encourage you to browse our material for ideas, provocations, and fruitful gaps, errors, or faults. Individual artist files may also be helpful for researchers interested in primary sources written or created by artists.

The New Gallery’s collection includes archival holdings, which encompasses our large artist and exhibition files, as well as other material, as well as our library, which contains a collection of books, magazines, and pamphlets.

Our collection documents the functions of our organization from 1975 to the present day, and continues to update with each exhibition. We are currently undergoing a digitization process, making selected exhibition materials and born-digital exhibition material content available online. Other born-digital material is being retained on our google drive archive.

If you are searching for a specific artist or show, please browse our search terms above. To learn more about our archival collection, please consult our finding aids. If you would like to request to view material from our archive in person, or if you would like more information about part of our collection, don’t hesitate to contact a member of our staff.