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Finding Aid for the Raphael Montanez Ortiz Papers 1934 - 2015
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Museo del Barrio cofounder Raphael Montanez Ortiz is a multi media artist who gained recognition at the vanguard of the Destructivist movement of the mid 1960s with his manifestos and piano destruction performances. He is also known for his pioneering experimental film and video work, which has been exhibited worldwide.



He is currently Distinguished Professor in Visual Arts at Rutgers University.



This collection consists mainly of manuscripts, performance scripts, exhibition documentation, audio visual materials, ephemera and Ortiz's personal research papers.



Researchers who would like to indicate errors of fact or omissions in this finding aid can contact the research center at www.chicano.ucla.edu
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Museo del Barrio cofounder Raphael Montanez Ortiz is a multi media artist who gained recognition at the vanguard of the Destructivist movement of the mid 1960s with his live piano destruction performances. He is also known for his pioneering experimental film and video work, which has been exhibited worldwide. He is currently Distinguished Professor in Visual Arts at Rutgers University. This collection consists mainly of manuscripts, performance scripts, exhibition documentation, audio visual materials, ephemera and Ortiz's personal research papers.
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35 linear feet
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Copyright has not been assigned to the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center. All requests for permission to publish must be submitted in writing to the Chicano Studies Research Center Library. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center as the owner of the physical item and is not intended to include or imply permission from the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
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