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

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This record forms part of the Chicago’s Art-Related Archival Materials: A Terra Foundation Resource project funded by the Terra Foundation for American Art. For this project, the Archives surveyed archival repositories throughout the Chicago region to identify art-related materials contained in their holdings. While the Archives of American Art does not own any of the materials described herein, information about those materials and links to the original repositories have been included when available.

Descriptive Summary

1 box of material consisting of 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.

Biographical Historical Note

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 54 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.”