June 8, 1926:
On June 12th the Brooklyn Museum will open a special summer exhibition of nearly one hundred painting which have been lent for the occasion from several notable private collections and many of which have not been hitherto displayed in public. The group comprises a large number of works by Arthur B. Davies in such varied media as oil, water color and wax. There are a number of modern French paintings by such artists as Gaugin, Monet, Picasso, Renoir, Derain and others, together with twenty-two examples of the work of Paul Cezanne, including oils, watercolors and lithographs. Another section of the exhibit is occupied by by six carved wood panels by Charles Prendergast and there is a group of oil paintings and pastels by Maurice Prendergrast. The School of Inness is represented in another gallery, together with canvases by Homer Martin, Constant Troyon, Charles Jacques, Israels and Vollon.
The Museum's notable collection of Early American portraits has also been re-arranged with a view illustrating the development of the art of portrait-painting during the earlier period in our country.
These exhibitions will remain on view until the latter part of September.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1916 - 1930. 1926, 050.
September 21, 1926:
The Brooklyn Museum announces the continuation through October 12th of its special summer exhibition of paintings lent from several notable private collections and comprising a large number of the works of Arthur B. Davies, as well as a large group of modern French paintings by such artists as Gauguin, Monet, Picasso, Renoir. Derain and others, together with twenty-two examples of the work of Paul Cezanne. There are also a number of paintings and carved wood panels by Charles Prendergast and Maurice Prendergast. The exhibition period thus been extended owing to numerous requests.
The Museum also makes preliminary announcement at this time of the opening on November 20th or the International Exhibition of Modern Art arranged by the Société Anonyme for the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition has been assembled by Miss Katherine S. Dreier, President of the Société Anonyme, an organization which was formed by herself and Marcel Duchamp to provide the people of this country with an opportunity for the study of the most recent movements in art. Further details regarding the exhibition will be announced later.
Detailed preliminary announcements of the exhibition of the Société Anonyme will be sent out by the Brooklyn Museum for release on November 14th. Notification will be given representatives of the Press of the earliest possible date when the exhibition will be available for review in process of installation.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1916 - 1930. 1926, 056.