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

 Collection
Identifier: 11/3/3/3

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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.

Dates

  • 1950-1951

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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

Extent

1.00 Boxes

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.

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).

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.

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).

Processing Information

Kristen E. Dahlgren; December 8, 1983.
Title
Guide to the Records of the Department Of Art Centennial Loan Exhibition Of Modern Paintings
Author
Kristen E. Dahlgren
Date
08/12/1983
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

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