September 25, 1974:
Opening date: Wednesday, October 9, 1974
(Three of the exhibitions will be on view indefinitely; the fourth, Brooklyn's Comic Book Artists, through November 3)
The New Japanese and Korean Galleries. A survey of the entire history of Japanese art, beginning with Joman pottery of the third millennium B. C. , ranges through all the important media and types to include contemporary ceramics and prints. In addition, a small but comprehensive selection of Korean objects dating from the 2nd through the 19th centuries - - ceramics, gilt bronze Buddhist sculpture, metal-work, furniture and paintings - - is on view for the first time in several years. Installation directed by Robert Moes, Curator of Oriental Art, and designed by Daniel Weidmann. Chief Designer, with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
Brooklyn’s Comic Book Artists. (Through November 3) A Community Gallery exhibition of the comic art of fourteen Brooklyn professionals includes original drawings and layouts by the creators of such popular comic books at “Batman” (Carmine Infanto) , "Green Lantern" and "Spiderman" (Gil Kane) , "Captain America" and “Fantastic Four” (Jack Kirby), “Little Anny Fanny” (Harvey Kurtzman), “Richie Rich" ( Dom Sileo), and “Flash Gordon” (Al Williamson). A photographic essay explains the process of comic book production from conception to newsstand delivery. Organized by Phil Seuling, a Brooklyn high school teacher and founder of the annual New York City Comic Art Convention. Installation by Richard Waller, Coordinator of the Community Gallery, with the aid of a grant from the N. Y. State Council on the Arts.
New Installation of Pewter, Silver and Toleware Collections. Galleries closed since 1970 will re-open with improved facilities for viewing the Museum’s Poole Collection of American pewter; American, European and Latin-American silver, including a selection of Jewish ritual artifacts; and 19th century French, English and Dutch toleware. Part of a reinstallation program in anticipation of the Bicentennial, when the Decorative Arts floor will be the only comprehensive collection on view in the New York area; the Metropolitan Museum’s American Wing will be closed at that time because of construction. Installed by Dianne Pilgrim, Associate Curator in Charge, Decorative Arts Department.
Cross-Influences in the Ceramics of China, Persia, Turkey and Egypt. Thirty glazed ceramics from China and the lands of Islam are displayed to show points of mutual influence in their shapes, colors, motifs and designs. From the 9th to the 19th centuries, glazed ceramics travelled the breadth of Asia through trade and as gifts. While certain ceramic features remained unique to the country of origin, new steyle evolved from the blending of the foreign with the native, with the differences in seeming copies as important as the resemblances. The long and arduous routes of ceramic interchange are illustrated through explanatory texts as well as geographical and chronological maps. Selected by the staff of the Department of Middle Eastern Art and Archaeology.
Museum hours: Wed, through Sat., 10 a. m. to 5 p. m.; Sun., 11 a. m. to 5 p. m. Beginning Oct. 16, the Museum will be open on Wed, from 10 a. m. to 9 p.m. Wed, evening openings are made possible by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Transportation: Take the 7th Ave. IRT to Eastern Pkwy. - Bklyn. Museum stop.
A full press release covering the exhibitions will be sent from. the Museum Oct. 3. Photographs and further information available from Public Relations, Herbert Bronstein or Patricia Hannigan at 638-5000, ext. 296-7-8.
Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1971 - 1988. 1974, 034.