2017 - the Emily Harvey Foundation (NY) - 537 Broadway, NY NY 10012

EHF Collection
Fluxus, Concept Art, Mail Art

March 7 - 18
1:00 - 6:30pm or by appointment
Opening March 7 - 6pm

As a record of its founder's involvements, the Emily Harvey Foundation Collection features key examples of Fluxus, Concept Art, and Mail Art, extending through the 1970s and 80s. Grounded in pieces she bought from shows held at her Gallery, as so many gestures of support, Emily Harvey steadily built this collection between 1984 and 2004. This exhibition offers a rare glimpse into that two-decade commitment, recounting the story of the gallery, and the impulses of the artists who became an integral part of it. Though her support for these artists is widely acknowledged, Harvey's collecting efforts are a lesser-known aspect of this history. Still less appreciated is the extent and comprehensiveness of her collection. These works, many of which have not been shown since their first appearances in exhibitions at the gallery, present a unique opportunity to revisit a key historical moment in the downtown art scene and to re-examine the practices of the artists who converged on this space.

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Grommet Gallery (1982 to 84) Emily Harvey Gallery (1983 to 2004) The Emily Harvey Foundation (since 2005)

The Emily Harvey Foundation is a private foundation registered in the State of New York.
Contributions to the Foundation are tax deductible under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.