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Modern Paintings (Mary H. Wiborg Collection)

DATES February 17, 1931 through September 30, 1931
ORGANIZING DEPARTMENT European Painting and Sculpture
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  • February 13, 1931 The Brooklyn Museum will open to the public on Tuesday morning, February 17th, a room of modern paintings lent by Miss Mary H. Wiborg. All of the artists represented are much in the public eye at present and have been for some time, so that visitors to the Museum will be afforded a chance to see some of the finest examples of the work of these artists. Those represented are Picasso, Chirico, Vlaminck, Leger, Madeline Luka and Natalia Goncharova. There are seven paintings and two screens, the late done by Goncharova, the Russian artist

    The exhibition will be hung in a special room on the fourth floor and will be on view for an extended period.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1931 - 1936. 01-03_1931, 026.
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  • April 1, 1931 Current Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum include the following:

    The first important exhibition of the American Union of Decorative Artists and Craftsmen, commonly known as AUDAC, will be presented on the third floor of the Museum from May first through July first. Modern decoration in both house and office furnishings will be shown, as well as group arrangements of specially designed furniture. Other exhibits include textile designs, applied art of various forms and an interesting section devoted to the graphic arts including an unusual collection of book illustration and design. All the exhibitors are members of the Union and are leaders in their individual fields

    Until May 28h the Exhibition of Persian Art will be on view in the fourth floor galleries. The exhibition includes a good chronological review of Persian art in its various forms from 3500 B.C. until the present time. The effect on present day design is indicated. Exhibits include sculpture and bronzes of the very early periods, potteries of various leading schools and periods, textiles, rugs, jewelry and a splendid collection of miniatures. The Museum's collections are supplemented by loans from important private collectors and commercial houses.

    The Hispano-Peruvian Collection of furniture, paintings and decorative objects will continue on view until autumn. The influence of Spanish art on the native design and the interesting combination of the two schools is shown in this group lent by Mrs. Frank Barrows Freyer.

    On April 30th a practical demonstration of Indian handicraft will be presented by a group of native Navajo Indians in costume.

    An Exhibition of Pictorial Drawings, work of the elementary classes in the public schools will be hung in the Library Gallery until April 30th.

    The collection of Russian National Art is reinstalled in the basement of the museum and will remain on view here for an indefinite time. Examples of peasant craft-work in embroideries, woven materials, ikons, decorative objects and costumes. Particularly interesting for design both traditional and occasional.

    The Mary Hoyt Wiborg loan collection of modern paintings will continue on view for some time. Representatives of such famous leaders as Leger, Vlaminck, Picasso, Chirico and Madeleine Luka are shown. There are also two highly interesting screens by Natalia Goncharova.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1931 - 1936. 04-06_1931, 075.
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  • June 3, 1931 To the Editor of the Art News
    49 West 45th Street
    New York, New York

    Dear Sir:
    We have noticed that this museum's mention in your current calendar is incorrect as it lists only two exhibitions, one of which was current in April and has long since been discontinued. We would particularly like the Wood Block Exhibition to be mentioned in this calendar for the benefit of Philadelphia readers.

    A list of the current exhibitions that should be mentioned include:
    Fifth Annual Exhibition of Block Prints assembled by the Ink Print Club of Philadelphia
    International Summer Show opening June 12 through October 1st
    AUDAC Exhibition of Decorative Arts and Crafts, continued because of its extreme popularity until September 1st
    Exhibition of the newly acquired Collection of Russian National Art
    The Wiborg Collection of Modern Masters

    Will you please correct your list with the above additions.

    Very sincerely yours,
    Director, Publicity Department

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1931 - 1936. 04-06_1931, 111.
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