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Series 9 | A Finding Aid to the Marcel Breuer papers, 1920-1986 | Digitized Collection

Marcel Breuer papers, 1920-1986

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Series 9: Exhibition Files, 1922-1974
0.8 linear feet
Box 34, OV 49; Reels 5737-5738

Most of the files found here consist of photographs, clippings, printed material, and scattered letters. Breuer's participation in the exhibitions ranged from designing a single chair, to designing rooms for an apartment or an entire house specifically to be shown in an exhibition, to designing the exhibition building itself, to his being the subject of an entire retrospective exhibition. Because of the difficulty of determining the extent of Breuer's participation in each exhibition, all the exhibition files have been included in one chronology.
This series has been divided into 40 chronologically arranged file groups.
DescriptionContainer
Bauhaus Exhibition, Berlin, Germany, Haus-am-Horn, 1923
(photographs of drawing and completed installation, interior)
34
5737
928-942
Bauhaus Exhibition, Dessau, Germany, Table for Kandinsky's Master's Studio, 1926
(photograph of completed table)
34
5737
943-945
Bauhaus Exhibition, Berlin, Germany, 1930
House for a Sportsman
(photographs of plans, drawing, and completed installation, interior and clipping)
34
5737
947-969
Cork Industry Display
(photographs of completed installation)
34
5737
970-977
Paris Werkbund Exhibition, Paris, France, 1930
Wohn Hotel
(photographs of drawings and completed installation of room designs)
34
5737
979-986
Vitrine and Cabinets
(photographs of completed installation)
34
5737
987-991
Klubraum Gropius
(photograph of completed installation)
34
5737
992-994
Bauausstellung Exhibition, Berlin, Germany, Mitarbeiter Hassenpflug Apartment, 1931
(photographs of plans and completed installation, interior)
34
5737
995-999
Exhibition Building Competition, Budapest Spring Fair, Budapest, Hungary, 1934
(photographs of plans and drawings of building design)
34
5737
1000-1006
Heal's
Seven Architects
Exhibition, London, England, Designs for Two Chairs, 1935
(photographs of completed chairs and installation)
34
5737
1007-1013
Royal Show, Bristol, England, Gane's Pavilion, 1936, 1963
Photographs of construction
34
5737
1015
Photographs of completed project, exterior
2 folders
34
5737
1016-1024
Photographs of completed project, interior
34
5737
1025-1027
Clipping
34
5737
1028-1031
British Cement and Concrete Association Exhibition, London, England, Garden City of the Future (Civic Center), 1936-1940
Photographs of plans
34
5737
1033-1034
Photographs of models
2 folders
34
5737
1035-1052
Negatives
34
unfilmed
unfilmed
Marcel Breuer and the American Tradition in Architecture
, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1938
(typescript of exhibition catalog)
34
5737
1053-1078
New York World's Fair, Flushing Meadows, New York, Pennsylvania Pavilion, 1939
(photographs of plans and completed installation)
34
5737
1079-1099
Low Cost Furniture Competition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, Cutout Plywood Chair, 1948
(photographs of drawing and completed chair)
34
5737
1100-1110
Museum of Modern Art Exhibition, New York, New York, House in Museum Garden, 1949
Photographs of plans and drawings
34
5737
1112-1117
Photographs of completed installation, exterior
34
5737
1118-1123
Photographs of completed installation, interior
2 folders
34
5737
1124-1138
Negatives and color transparencies
34
unfilmed
unfilmed
Clippings
34
5737
1139-1154
Tile Council of America Exhibition, New York, New York, Patio-Bathroom, 1953
Photographs of completed installation, interior
34
5737
1155-1162
Clipping
34
5737
1163-1164
Good Design Exhibition, Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, Hyperbolic Paraboloid, 1955-1957
(photographs of installation and individual objects)
34
5737
1165-1169
International Autumn Fair, Vienna, Austria, U.S. Pavilion, 1957
letters
34
5737
1170-1177
Amerika Baut
(
America Builds
) Exhibition, Marshall House, Berlin, Germany, 1957
Photographs of installation
34
5737
1179-1180
Exhibition catalogs
34
5737
1181-1190
Ars Sacra
Exhibiton, Louvain, France, 1958
(receipt for photographs of Breuer projects)
34
5737
1191-1192
Concrete Industries Exposition, Cleveland, Ohio, The Pavilion, 1958-1959
(receipts; clipping; exhibition catalog)
34
5737
1193-1208
U.S. Architecture in Moscow
, Moscow, U.S.S.R.: press release; clipping, 1959
34
5737
1209-1215
1960 National Gold Medal Exhibition of the Building Arts
, Architectural League of New York, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, New York, 1959-1960
Oversized material housed in OV 49
(photographic displays of various Breuer projects; prospectuses; exhibition catalogs; original drawing for exhibition of photographs)
34
5737
1216-1282
Oversized +1960 National Gold Medal Exhibition of the Building Arts
, Architectural League of New York, Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York, New York, 1959-1960
Oversized material scanned with Box 34, Reel 5737, Frames1216-1282
(photographic displays of various Breuer projects; prospectuses; exhibition catalogs; original drawing for exhibition of photographs)
OV 49
5737
Form Givers at Mid-Century
,
Time
Magazine (traveling exhibition): Photographic Displays of Various Breuer Projects, 1959-1961
Notes including exhibition itinerary and list of projects; shipping receipt
34
5737
1284-1288
Photographs of installation
34
5737
1289-1291
Program and clippings
34
5737
1292-1298
Exhibition catalogs
34
5737
1299-1332
Bauhaus
[location unknown]: exhibition catalog, 1961
34
5737
1333-1345
New Forms in Concrete
, American Federation of Arts (traveling exhibition), 1961-1964
(photographic displays of various Breuer projects; notes, including an exhibition itinerary and list of comments about the exhibition; a shipping receipt; clippings)
34
5737
1346-1358
Fourth Biennale of Present-Day Christian Art
, Salzburg Dome, Salzburg, Austria, 1962
(letter; receipt listing photographs of St. John's Abbey)
34
5737
1359-1363
Recent American Synagogue Architecture
, Jewish Museum, New York, New York, 1963
(letter; shipping receipts listing photographs and models of various religious properties designed by Breuer)
34
5737
1364-1374
Churches and Temples: Postwar Architecture
, American Institute of Architects, Pepsi Cola Gallery, New York, New York, 1963-1964
letter; prospectus
exhibition catalog
34
5738
15-31
On Campus: Recent Buildings
, American Federation of Arts (traveling exhibition), 1963-1964
(notes including exhibition itinerary and list of comments about the exhibition; press release; clippings)
34
5738
32-41
Art in the United States
, Part III (
Architecture in the U.S.A.
), Brearley School, New York, New York, 1964
(photographic displays of various Breuer projects; memorandum; shipping receipts listing photographs; blueprint of layout of photographs of New York University; exhibition catalog)
34
5738
42-54
Architecture of Industry
, Architectural League of New York, (traveling exhibition), 1965-1967
(exhibition itinerary; shipping receipt; clippings)
34
5738
55-61
Svoboda & Company Furniture Exhibition
Selection 66
, Vienna, Austria, 1966
photographs of installation
34
5738
62-67
School of Architecture Exhibition, University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma, 1966
(letter; shipping receipts listing photographs of projects)
34
5738
68-71
Rugs
, Stephen Radich Gallery, New York, New York, 1966
exhibition announcement
clipping
34
5738
72-74
Bauhaus: A Teaching Idea
, Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1966-1967
(loan agreement)
34
5738
75-77
Le Bauhaus: 1919-1969
, Musée National d'Art Moderne et Musée d'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, Paris, France, 1969
(exhibition announcement)
34
5738
78-80
[
Marcel Breuer
] Szépmuvészeti Múzeum (Museum of Fine Arts), Budapest, Hungary, 1970
(list of slides of projects; shipping receipt)
34
5738
81-85
Breuer en France
, Knoll International, Paris, France, 1972
Letters including notes and address lists
2 folders
34
5738
87-217
Photograph of Breuer
34
5738
218
Marcel Breuer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art
(traveling exhibition), Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York, 1972-1975
Photographs of installation
4 folders
34
5738
221-253
Catalog List
34
5738
254-280
Exhibition catalogs
34
5738
281-286
Clippings
34
5738
287-310
Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois, 1973-1974
(photograph of Breuer at exhibition opening; clipping)
34
5738
311-315
Centre de Création Industrielle, Pavillon de Marsan, Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, France, 1974
exhibition catalog
clippings
34
5738
316-347
Bauhaus-Archiv, Berlin-Charlottenburg, Germany, 1975
exhibition catalog
clippings
34
5738
348-366
The Flowering of American Folk Art
, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York, Installation Designed by Breuer and Hamilton Smith, 1974
Photograph of floor plan
34
5738
368-369
Photographs of installation
4 folders
34
5738
370-401
Acousti-Guide script
34
5738
402-423
Clippings
34
5738
424-430
Art and Contemporary Architecture
, David Findlay Galleries, New York, New York, 1977
exhibition catalog
34
5738
431-448

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