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Emily Winthrop Miles Collection of Wedgwood

DATES April 6, 1965 through May 1965
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
  • March 15, 1965: Currently on view at The Brooklyn Museum is a special exhibition of 88 major twentieth century paintings from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation Collection. Forty-seven American and European artists are represented, including Eakins, Hassam, Sloan, Bellows, Wyeth, Balthus, Bacon, Graves and Hofmann. The exhibition continues through April 5.

    Fifty Modern Prints from Japan and a selection of drawings from the Museum’s permanent collection will remain on view until May 13.

    On March 22, the Gallery Shop will offer 125 eighteenth to twentieth century engravings printed by hand from the original plates in the collection of the Louvre’s Department of Chalcography. They are priced from $5 to $35 and no two are alike.

    A new exhibition entitled Experiments in Color, Design and Drawings will be on view in the Art School Gallery from March 15 to April 9.

    Future exhibitions include The Emily Winthrop Miles Wedgwood Collections, opening April 6, and a major installation of New World Indian Art, The Hall of the Americas, opening May 2.

    The Brooklyn Museum, on Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue, is open daily Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5, Sundays and Holidays from 1 to 5. Admission is free.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1953 - 1970. 1965, 017 View Original
  • April 1965: The Emily Winthrop Miles Collection, comprising a large number of ceramics by the 18th century English designer Josiah Wedgwood, will go on view at The Brooklyn Museum on April 6. The exhibition is installed on the fourth floor of the Museum.

    The Miles Collection contains several hundred items ranging from small intaglios for placing in rings to large tablets, plaques, vases, and other objects, both useful and ornamental in 18th century settings. The chief glories of the collection, however, are the “heads” in baked clay by Josiah Wedgwood (1730-1795) and the series of relief portraits in glass by the Scottish medallionist James Tassie (1735-1799). In addition there are a number of profile portraits by well-known silhouettists of the period.

    Mrs. Miles, the daughter of Grenville Lindall Winthrop, was a sculptor and photographer of talent. Inheriting a love of collecting from her father, she was particularly attracted to the fine neo-classical designs in 18th century English ceramics. Her collection, brought together in the short space of six years, mirrors this period in a very sound light.

    A fully illustrated catalogue of the collection will be available for $1.50.

    The Brooklyn Museum, on Eastern Parkway and Washington Avenue, is open daily Monday through Saturday from 10 to 5, Sundays and Holidays from 1 to 5. Admission is free.

    Brooklyn Museum Archives. Records of the Department of Public Information. Press releases, 1953 - 1970. 1965, 018 View Original
Emily Winthrop Miles Collection of Wedgwood