Ann Cushing Gantz (1933 – 2012), a Dallas native, achieved distinction as artist, gallery owner, and art instructor. Her gallery, known as “Cushing Galleries,” served as a location for both gallery exhibitions and art classes. Gantz has taken an active role in many Texas and Dallas art organizations including the Texas Printmakers, a women’s printmaking organization, and the Dallas Print and Drawing Society, serving as president of both organizations. The collection includes artwork, clippings, correspondence, documents, ephemera, gallery files, guest books, photographs, publicity, published works, and scrapbooks.
The Ann Cushing Gantz collection consists of archival materials that include artwork, clippings, correspondence, documents, ephemera, gallery files, guest books, photographs, publicity, published works, and scrapbooks. The scrapbooks are divided into three categories, including Career of Ann Cushing Gantz, Cushing Galleries – Dallas, and Dallas Print and Drawing Society [Memorabilia]. The archival material is organized into five groupings including Ann Cushing Gantz, Ann Cushing Gantz – Students, Cushing Galleries – Business Records, Cushing Galleries – Gallery Files, and the Dallas Print and Drawing Society.
Please take a look at the detailed finding aid available through Texas Archival Resources Online.
Image: Courtesy of Ann Cushing Gantz Papers, Bywaters Special Collections, Hamon Arts Library, Southern Methodist University