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New York State Council on the Arts Governor's Arts Awards Programs and Photographs

Held by the New York State Archives


Overview of the Records

Repository:

New York State Archives

New York State Education Department

Cultural Education Center

Albany, NY 12230

Summary:
This series contains select photographs and programs from the Governor's Arts Awards. The photographs span from 2000-2001 while the programs span from 1968-2002.
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Quantity:
1.25 cubic feet
Inclusive Dates:
1968-2002
Bulk Dates:
1984-2002
Series Number:
B2653

Arrangement

Chronological.

Administrative History

The Governor's Arts Awards aimed to recognize and celebrate exceptional individuals and organizations in the arts community. The program was first initiated under Governor Nelson Rockefeller in 1966 and was held until 1976 when budget cuts forced its discontinuation. The program was reinitiated in 1984 under Governor Mario Cuomo as the Governor's Arts Awards and held annually until 2002.

At each awards ceremony, honorary awards were presented in various arts fields correlating with New York Council on the Arts grants program areas. Nominations were made by the public and constituents, selected by Council on the Arts staff, and confirmed by the governor. The evening ceremony was hosted by the governor and first lady, and featured celebrity presenters. Later awards ceremonies appear to have been held exclusively at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, but the earlier practice was to alternate annually between New York City and Albany.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains select photographs and programs from the Governor's Arts Awards. The photographs span from 2000-2001 while the programs span from 1968-2002.

Each program includes a forward by the governor, biographies and photographs of each award winner, and a list of past recipients. In the later programs there are also statements from sponsors and the chairman of the New York State Council on the Arts. The programs include significant organizations and individuals spanning across the arts, including the Children's Television Workshop, the Harlem School of the Arts, Robert de Niro, the George Eastman House, Trisha Brown, Cindy Sherman, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra.

The photographs document the 2000 and 2001 Governor's Arts Awards hosted by Governor George Pataki at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Subjects include Governor Pataki; master of ceremonies, Rosie Perez; presenters, such as Martha Stewart and Natasha Richardson; awardees, and various attendees. Most of the photographs showcase the ceremonies in the auditorium, although there are also photos of the award reception in the Sackler Wing at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Related Materials

Series B2652 New York State Council on the Arts Governor's Arts Awards videos, contains related material.

Acquistion Information

This series was transferred under RDA 22157.

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Detailed Description

Dates Contents Box Item Folder

Accretion: B2653-18
undated Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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circa 1996 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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circa 1996 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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circa 2000 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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circa 2000 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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circa 2000 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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circa 2000 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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circa 2000 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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circa 2000 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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circa 2000 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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circa 2001 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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circa 2001 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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circa 2001 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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circa 2001 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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circa 2001 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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2001 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

2 1
2001 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

2 2
2001 Governor's Arts Awards Photographs

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Governor's Arts Awards CD's

2 4
1968 New York State Award program

3 1
1970 New York State Award program

3 2
1973 New York State Award program

3 3
1984 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 4
1984 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 5
1986 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 6
1986 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 7
1987 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 8
1987 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 9
1988 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 10
1989 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 11
1989 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 12
1994 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 13
1996 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 14
1996 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 15
1997 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 16
1997 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 17
1998 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 18
1998 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 19
1999 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 20
1999 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 21
2000 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 22
2000 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 23
2001 Governor's Arts Awards program

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2001 Governor's Arts Awards program

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2002 Governor's Arts Awards program

3 26
2002 Governor's Arts Awards program

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