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Ahlander Collection

Identifier: SPC5000

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of brochures and general information on various artists from Latin America and the Caribbean Islands donated by the Florida International University Art Museum from Miami Herald art critic Leslie Judd Ahlander. This includes Cuban artist Felippe Abbreu and Argentinean artist Marta Minujin. The area of these artists include Cuba, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Jamaica.


  • date unknown


Language of Materials

English .

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The collection is open for research.

Biographical / Historical

The collection was created by Leslie Judd Ahlander. Born in New York City, May 13, 1915, Ahlander studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She worked at the Pan American Union before leaving to become an art critic at the Washington Post, a position she held for over 13 years. Afterwards, she became the Director of Education and eventually became the first Curator of Contemporary Art at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota, Florida. Ahlander passed away in her home in Sarasota, Florida, on September 2, 2013


4.50 Linear Feet


All materials are kept in alphabetical order.

Source of Acquisition

FIU Art Museum

Method of Acquisition


Ahlander Collection SPC5000
Annia Gonzalez and Stephanie Gambill
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Repository Details

Part of the Florida International University Repository

Green Library
Special Collections Dept., GL 422
Miami FL 33199 US