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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

BERKELEY * DAVIS * IRVINE * LOS ANGELES * RIVERSIDE * SAN DIEGO * SAN FRANCISCO * SANTA BARBARA * SANTA CRUZ

OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR             
BERKELEY, CALIFORNIA 94720
UNIVERSITY ART MUSEUM 

May 20, 1970

[[note]] 26 May: declining because of "prospect of contact w you [[strikethrough]] in some [[/strikethrough]] in any way, let alone as my [[host?]], is something I can't abide." [[/note]]

Mr. Clement Greenberg
275 Central Park West
New York, N.Y.

Dear Clem:

The University of California will dedicate its newly constructed University Art Museum, including its Hofmann Wing, in ceremonies to take place on the weekend of November 6 through 8, 1970. The events of the weekend will include a special convocation marking the opening of the Hofmann Wing on Friday afternoon, November 6. and a panel discussion devoted to Hans Hofmann on the evening of November 6. We hope that you will agree to be a member of the panel.

Following the opening of the Hofmann Wing, the rest of the Museum will be opened to the public in ceremonies taking place on Saturday, November 7. At this time, the Museum's opening exhibition will also be on view. EXCELLENCE: Art from the University Community includes art from various periods and cultures, and is intended by its vast scope and high quality to provide a keynote for the Museum's future activities. In connection with this  general opening, there will be various events staged by artists and students from the Berkeley Campus. Present plans call for an evening celebration which will include all segments of the University Community. On Sunday, November 8, the Museum will open its Pacific Film Archive with a series of a film programs, lectures and panel discussions. During the two weeks following inaugural weekend, the Museum will present a number of programs to continue, indicating the range of Activities to which it si committed.

The University and Mrs. Hans Hofmann believe that it would add meaning to this occasion if a number of those persons who were intimately involved in the life and career of Hans Hofmann could be present with us on this memorable occasion.  Accordingly, it gives us great pleasure to extend to you this invitation to attend the dedication activities as a guest of Mrs. Hofmann.

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image: "Seal of the University of California * 1868" features a line drawing of a book and banner which reads "LET THERE BE LIGHT"

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