January 5, 1931
The Brooklyn Museum's Sixth International Exhibition of Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings has been organized and is being hung at the Museum. The usual custom has been followed of inviting a large number of artists - roughly 250 - working the three manners included in the scope of the show, to submit work. Along with this exhibition will be shown the work of the Brooklyn Society of Miniature Painters. The Show will open with a private view on Friday January 23rd and will be on view until February 24th.
An unusual feature of the exhibition this year is the large section of work by foreign artists. The largest of these groups will be the French and German, but there will also be groups of exhibits from England, Austria and Hungary.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1931 - 1936. 01-03_1931, 005. View Original
January 15, 1931
To the Art Editor:
The Brooklyn Museum's Sixth Exhibition of Water Colors, Pastels and Drawings, which, as you know, we give periodically, usually every two years, will be in shape to be seen for review to first appear on Saturday and Sunday, January 24th and 25th beginning Monday morning, January 19th. By that time there will be a few gallery proofs of the catalogue. As the selection of photographs on hand will be very small, we suggest that you make us as early a visit as possible in order to make your selections for special photographs. We are always glad to supply you with anything you wish but the usual difficulty is that we cannot produce them in time for Sunday editions. It is always necessary to allow more than a day for the photographing and making of prints.
As you doubtless know, the exhibition opens with a private view on Friday the 23rd and is opened to the public on the 24th. It will be on view until February 24th.
Very truly yours,
ARTHUR H. TORREY
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1931 - 1936. 01-03_1931, 008. View Original
January 21, 1931
The large exhibition of water colors, pastels and drawings which opens this afternoon (Friday, January 23rd) at the Brooklyn Museum with a private view for members of the Museum and their guests is the sixth of a series of exhibitions of this kind which it is the policy of the Brooklyn Museum to organize every two or three years. Since the Museum has an international reputation for its for its water color collection, it has instituted its policy of keeping in touch with the trend of water color painting through the world by organizing these comprehensive shows of contemporary work. This year the exhibition numbers 600 works done by 200 artists. In addition to the water colors, drawing and pastels, the Brooklyn Society of Miniature Painters is exhibiting in the same galleries with 75 works by 40 artists. There is also a small group of porcelain sculptures done by the Hungarian artist, Geza de Vegh. Special effort has been made this time to have an even larger representation of foreign artists, so that there will be an opportunity for the public to see good-size collection of works by French, German, English and Austrian artists. The largest of the four groups are the French and German and include many well-known names such as Bernard Boutet de Monvel, Pierre Briesaud, F. Masereel, Signac and Vlaminck among the French and Otto Dix, Paul Klee, Max Peckstein and Christian Rohlfs among the Germans. The American section is likewise full of prominent names too numerous to mention.
This exhibition is not a showing of the work of artists who appeared in the last exhibition as it is a rule of the Museum that no exhibitor in an immediately preceding water color show is to be included in the current exhibition. The exhibition will open to the public on January 24th and will continue through February 24th.
Members and wives of members of the Museum Governing Committee and members and wives of members of the Board of Trustees of the Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences have been invited to act as hosts at the exhibition.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1931 - 1936. 01-03_1931, 010-1. View Original