September 18, 1944
The Brooklyn Museum opened the fall exhibition season on September 7 with a large exhibition entitled POSADA: PRINTMAKER TO THE MEXICAN PEOPLE. Some six hundred prints, blocks and photostat enlargements are assembled in four galleries on the second floor and will remain current through October 15.
Five painting exhibitions are scheduled: OIL IN WATER COLOR, September 29-November 12, will give a picture of the oil industry at war by four well known painters. Recently Standard Oil Company (New Jersey) asked Reginald Marsh and Adolf Dehn to visit some of their operations and to tell in terms of the brush what they saw. Two other painters - David Fredenthal and Millard Sheets - were asked to paint the drama of moving oil to the fronts. The show will comprise 36 such water colors by the four artists.
EUROPEAN PAINTINGS FROM THE MUSEUM COLLECTION will go on view November 8 and remain current through January 1. These paintings, among the finest in the Museum collection, were returned from storage last December.
PAINTINGS BY CHILDREN will be on view from December 7 through January 14, showing the remarkable work being done in the Museum’s Painting Class for Talented Children.
From January 11 through February 25 an exhibition of paintings and drawings by the distinguished Mexican artist JOSE MARIA VELASCO, lent by the Direccion General de Educacion Estetica, will be presented in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
The 13TH BIENNIAL INTERNATIONAL WATER COLOR show will open on March 14 and continue through May 13.
The large 1944 EXHIBITION OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY OF AMERICA will open on October 27 and remain current through November 19. In connection with this exhibition, the Museum has scheduled two smaller photographic shows MODERN DUTCH ARCHITECTURE, November 3 - December 10, and RECENT PHOTOGRAPHIC ACCESSIONS, October 20 - December 3.
MODERN DUTCH PRINTS will be shown in the small print gallery on the second floor from October 20 - December 3.
A loan collection of CHINESE CERAMICS, never placed on exhibition before, will be on view from December 14 through February 4.
In addition to these exhibitions, plans are being made for a number of smaller shows which will be announced later.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1942 - 1946. 07-09/1944, 092. View Original
December 14, 1944
A distinguished collection of Chinese ceramics, lent anonymously to the Brooklyn Museum, will be placed on exhibition from December 14 through February 4. Since 1940 when a few pieces came into the Museum, the collection has grown until it now numbers ninety-three items. Fine examples of early wares are included as well as pieces from the later periods. Outstanding wares of the Sung Dynasty (960-1280) are represented; also examples of the T’ang (618-906) and earlier periods. Monochromes and blue and white examples from the Yuan (1280-1368), Ming (1368-1644) and Ch’ing Dynasties will be shown.
An illustrated catalogue will be published to accompany the exhibition.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1942 - 1946. 10-12/1944, 127. View Original