Department Of Art Centennial Loan Exhibition Of Modern Paintings, Records of the Edit




  • 1950-1951 (Creation)


  • 1.00 Boxes (Whole)




  • Abstract

    Correspondence and related materials documenting exhibition planning and scheduling, loan arrangements, and promotional materials of the Northwestern University Department of Art's Centennial Loan Exhibition of Modern Painting.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Centennial Loan Exhibition of Modern Paintings, mounted during much of April, 1951, was sponsored by Northwestern's department of art and held in conjunction with the university's Centennial Celebration. The fifty-four works included in the Exhibition, by major American and European artists, were borrowed from private collections in the Chicago area and represented major stylistic developments of the twentieth century. The Exhibition ran concurrently with Northwestern's centennial conference, “The Arts in Modern Society.”

    This series spans the years 1950-1951 and fills one half-size box. Included are correspondence and related materials documenting exhibition planning and scheduling, as well as loan arrangements and promotional materials.

  • Arrangement Note

    All dated materials are arranged chronologically within folders.

  • Method of Acquisition

    The University Archives acquired this series on July 26, 1983 (Accession #83-88).

  • Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

  • Separated Materials

    About three linear inches of correspondence and related materials pertaining to the Northwestern University Centennial Conference on the Arts, “The Arts in Modern Society,” have been separated out as accession #83-182 (Series 0/12/2).

  • Related Materials

    For supplementary documentation see also series 0/12/1, Records of the Northwestern University Centennial Celebration, 1949-1952 and 0/12/2, Records of the Centennial Conference on the Arts, 1950-1951.

  • Processing Information

    Kristen E. Dahlgren; December 8, 1983.

  • Existence and Location of Originals