Eva Hesse Archives

In addition to over 120 works in the Modern and Contemporary department, the Allen Memorial Art Museum also holds the Eva Hesse archives of over 1300 items. The AMAM was the first museum to purchase a sculpture, Laocoön, by Hesse, in 1970. In gratitude for its recognition of Hesse's work, and following the artist's untimely death, her sister Helen Hesse Charash generously donated the artist's notebooks, diaries, sketchbooks, photographs, and letters to the museum. These are preserved for research, teaching and exhibition; scholars wishing to view this material may make an appointment in the museum's Print Study Room.

Photo of Eva Hesse, undated, gelatin silver print
Eva Hesse
American, born in Germany (1936-1970)
Untitled drawing, 1967-68, graphite and ink

Eva Hesse
American, born in Germany (1936-1970)
German notebook page with drawing, 1965-66, ink
   


Click here to browse the Eva Hesse Archive materials in our online database.