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JCA: Janice Charach Gallery Records

 Collection
Identifier: UR002621

Scope and Content

The Janice Charach Gallery Records include the business and administrative records for the organization, as well as the exhibit materials for every show from its inception until 2011.

Dates

  • 1991 - 2012

Creator

Language of Materials

Material entirely in English.

Access

Collection is open for research.

Use

Refer to the Walter P. Reuther Library Rules for Use of Archival Materials.

History

The Janice Charach Gallery was established by Natalie and Manny Charach on June 13, 1990, in memory of their daughter Janice Charach, a young and accomplished artist. In the fall of 1990, ground broke on a 7,200-square-foot art wing at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, Michigan. The Charach Gallery officially opened with its premier exhibition “The Art of Collection: The Jewish Collector’s Experience” in July 1991. In 2015, the gallery celebrated its 25th anniversary. The Janice Charach Gallery provides a forum for the creation, exhibition and interpretation of visually oriented media. They promote works of fine art created by Jewish and non-Jewish artists, providing unique opportunities for emerging and acknowledged artists.

Extent

10 Linear Feet (2 MB, 9 OS)

Abstract

The Janice Charach Gallery was established by Natalie and Manny Charach on June 13, 1990, in memory of their daughter Janice Charach, a young and accomplished artist. In the fall of 1990, ground broke on a 7,200-square-foot art wing at the Maple-Drake Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield, Michigan. The Charach Gallery officially opened with its premier exhibition “The Art of Collection: The Jewish Collector’s Experience” in July 1991. In 2015, the gallery celebrated its 25th anniversary. The Janice Charach Gallery provides a forum for the creation, exhibition and interpretation of visually oriented media. They promote works of fine art created by Jewish and non-Jewish artists, providing unique opportunities for emerging and acknowledged artists. The Janice Charach Gallery Records include the business and administrative records for the organization as well as the exhibit materials for every show from its inception until 2011.

Arrangement

The bulk of Boxes 1 and 2 contain exhibit materials and are arranged alphabetically. A small number of photographs are located at the end of Box 2. Most photographs are included in the scrapbooks. Box 3 holds two binders of the business records of the Charach Gallery, including board minutes and correspondence. Boxes 4 to 9 contain scrapbooks filled with exhibition materials, correspondence and publicity; they are arranged by year.

Acquisition

Deposited by the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit on March 30, 2015, as part of the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives.

Related Materials

Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives at the Reuther Library.

Processing History

Processed and finding aid written by the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives on February 12, 2015.
Title
Guide to the JCA: Janice Charach Gallery Records
Status
Completed
Author
Processed by the Leonard N. Simons Jewish Community Archives.
Date
2015-02-12
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Walter P. Reuther Library Repository

Contact:
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Detroit MI 48202 USA