Fonds P152 - Melvin Charney fonds

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Melvin Charney fonds

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  • 1976-[197-] (Creation)
    Charney, Melvin

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5 cm of textual documents
62 graphic documents
1 photograph
1 object

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(August 28,1935-September 17, 2012)

Biographical history

Melvin Charney was born in Montreal on August 28,1935 and died on September 17, 2012. He studied at the school of art at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and at McGill and Yale Universities. He lived and worked in Paris and New York and resided in Montreal. A teacher at the Université de Montréal and an internationally recognized artist-architect, Charney organized Corridart dans la rue Sherbrooke, a major project of the Arts and Culture program of the international 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal. In addition to designing the ensemble of common elements that ran along Sherbrooke Street between Atwater Avenue and Blvd. Pie-IX, Charney created the Corridart installation Les Maisons de la rue Sherbrooke.

Custodial history

The documents were donated to the Concordia University Archives by Melvin Charney in 2000, 2001, and 2002. The fonds was transferred from Concordia University's Records Management and Archives Department to Concordia University Libraries' Special Collections March 16, 2016, April 19, 2016, May 5, 2016, May 10, 2016, and May 17, 2016.

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The fonds contains items related to the exhibition Corridart dans la rue Sherbrooke, including posters, program pamphlets, maps, a leaflet dispenser, a photograph, and a video related to Charney's installation in the exhibition, Les Maisons de la rue Sherbrooke.

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The documents were donated to the Concordia University Archives by Melvin Charney in 2000, 2001, and 2002.


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      Reproduction for research or private study is permitted in most cases. Use of material in publications cannot be done without permission of the copyright holder.

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