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Henry Hopkins papers, 1950-2005

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Hopkins (Henry) Papers

Biographical/Historical Note

Henry Hopkins, born 1928, studied painting at the Art Institute of Chicago, but is best known as a curator, teacher, and museum director. He was director of the Fort Worth Art Center Museum from 1968 to 1973. In 1974 he moved to San Francisco where he took over the directorship of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (1974-1986). In 1991 he was made Chair of the Department of Art at the University of California, Los Angeles. He was instrumental in the negotiations that gave UCLA management responsibility over the Armand Hammer Museum of Art and was the museum's director from 1994 until 1998, when he returned to teaching in UCLA's art department. In 1991 Hopkins began painting again, and had several exhibitions of his work. Hopkins died in 2009.

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