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Michigan Water Color Society records, 1947-1976

Michigan Water Color Society


Collection Information

Size: 33 Items, (on 1 microfilm reel)

Summary: Thiry-three exhibition catalogs and brochures.

Biographical/Historical Note

Art society, Detroit, Mich. Seventy artists interested in promoting watercolor as an artistic medium joined together in 1946 to develop a regional organization. Organizers were drawn from the University of Michigan, Wayne State University, and the Scarab club. The Society organized a lecture series, established a watercolor prize, and sponsored exhibitions. Staged a national watercolor exhibition in 1966.


Loaned by Mary Jane Bigler, member of the Michigan Water Color Society and of the Department of Art and Art History at Wayne State University.

Language Note

English .

Location of Originals

  • Originals returned to Mary Jane Bigler after microfilming.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

35mm microfilm reel 1158 available at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Michigan Water Color Society records, 1947-1976. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.