Harry Smith Archives acquired by the Getty Research Institute & 90th anniversary celebration events!

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We are thrilled to announce that the Harry Smith Archives materials have been acquired by the Getty Research Institute. The collection is now being processed and will be available to scholars and researchers within six months. Please see the attached press release for further details. The donation by the Harry Smith Archives has been made possible by many of Smith’s friends and colleagues who for the past 20 years have been committed to the continued legacy of this quintessential artist. I extend my sincerest thanks to all of you. Now the collection will be accessible for future generations to discover Smith’s creative output through the broad range of his multi-disciplinary approach!

As we approach the 90th anniversary of his birth (May 29th) there are several events planned to celebrate this auspicious occasion. Portland, Oregon will be host to a multitude of film screenings, discussions, a seance (!) concerts and presentations May 16th – 19th sponsored by the Northwest Animation Festival, the Hollywood Theater, the Oregon Cartoon Institute and Ace Hotel Portland. http://harrysmithpdx.wordpress.com/events

Ace Hotel New York will present an evening of films, music and readings on May 29th. http://www.acehotel.com/newyork