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Museum of Modern Art \ 11 West 53*d Street New York City

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For release Saturday, Sept, 24

Sunday, Sept. 25

Paint ings and sculpture "by American a r t i s t s from public and

pr iva te c o l l e c t i o n s , including masterpieces which have not been seen

in New York for many years , now are being assembled by the Museum of

Modern Art , New York, for the American exh ib i t ion which w i l l formally

open the Museum's 1932-33 season on Nov. 2. The exhibi t ion has been

in preparat ion for the l a s t s i x months.

Although not intended as an h i s t o r i c a l survey, the exhib i t ion ,

which covers the period 1862-1932, w i l l re.present important schools of

American paint ing and scu lp ture of the l a s t 70 years . Charac te r i s t i c

worlcs w i l l be shown of the great landscape school , George Innes$ Homer

Marti*, a&d Alexander H. Wyant; the nineteenth century i n d i v i d u a l i s t s ,

J . A. McN. Whistler, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Albert Pinkham

Ryder; Jhe cosmopolitans', Frank Duveneck, John Singer Sargent, Abbott

Thayer, Mary Cassat t , and o thers ; the impress ion is t s , John Twachtman,

Childe Hassam, and o t h e r s ; the Phi ladelphia and New York group which

came on just before the impact of modernism in the second decade of

the century; and the contemporary group which has developed since the

time of the Armory Show. In sculp ture a s e l ec t i on of works wi l l be

shown covering the period from John Quincy Adams. Ward to the

contemporaries

The complete l i s t of pa in te r s and scu lp ta r s in the exhib i t ion

wi l l lie announced l a t e r . ->-$

There has been no attempt by the Museum to represent a l l the

meri torious a r t i s t s who were act ive during the 1862-1932 period. The

Museum has endeavored to secure the best paint ings and sculpture

wherever ava i l ab le in public and pr iva te col laot ions and to bring them

together in an exhibi t ion whichi would present v i t a l con t r ibu t ions to

American a r t during t h i s period. The works have been se lec ted on

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the bas is of the merit of each example, r a the r than on the repu ta t ion

of the a r t i s t s .

The Museum has t r i e d especia l ly to bring out from pr iva te

co l l ec t ions works which have/not been ava i l ab le to t he ,general pub l ic .

1\ the case of me& l i ke Blakelock, Homer Martin, Innes- and Wyant,

the Museum has succeeded in securing from public andj pr iva te

co l l ec t ions fine paint ings which have not been seen in Now York for

many yea r s .

The nineteenth century a r t i s t s w i l l be represented by two or*

more works each. Comtemporaries w i l l be represented by one work

each, except in the case of scu lp tors and of a r t i s t s who have made a

d i s t i n c t cont r ibu t ion in watercolor as well as in o i l pa in t ing .

The exhib i t ion i s under the d i r e c t i o n of Holger Cah i l l , who

for mauy years has mude an in tens ive study of American a r t and who

has conducted research in the f ield of fo lk -pa in t ing and fo lk-

sculpture for the Newark Museum.

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Museum of Modern Art 11 West 53rd S t ree t New York City

For r e l ease Saturday, Sept* 24

Sunday, Sept , 25

Paint ings and sculpture by American a r t i s t s from public a n d ^

pr iva te Col lec t ions , including masterpieces which have not been seen

in New York for many years , now-are being assembled by the Museum of

Modem Art , New York, for the American exh ib i t ion which w i l l formally

open the Museum's 1932-33 season on Nov. 2. The exhibi t ion has been

in prepara t ion for the l a s t s i x months.

Although not intended as an h i s t o r i c a l survey, the exhib i t ion ,

which covers the period 1862-1932, w i l l represent important schools of

American paint ing and sculp ture of the l a s t 70 years . Charac te r i s t i c

works w i l l be shown of the great landscape school , George Innes^ Homer

Martin, arcd Alexander H. Wyant; the nineteenth century i n d i v i d u a l i s t s ,

J . A. McN. Whistler, Winslow Homer, Thomas Eakins, and Albert pinkham

Ryder; the cosmopolitans, Frank Duveneck, John Singer Sargent, Abbott

Thayer, Mary Cassat t , and o thers ; the impress ion is t s , John Twachtman,

Childe Hassam, and o t h e r s ; the Phi ladelphia and New York group which

came on just before the impact of modernism in the second decade of

the century; and the contemporary group which has developed since the

time of the Armory Show. In sculp ture a s e l ec t i on of works wi l l be

shown covering the period from John Quiny Adams. Ward to the

c ont emporari es

The complete l i s t of pa in te r s and scu lp turs in the exhib i t ion

wi l l lie announced l a t e r*

There has been no attempt by the Museum to represent a l l the

meri tor ious a r t i s t s who were act ive during the 1862-1932 per iod. The

Museum has endeavored to secure the best paint ings and sculp ture

wherever ava i l ab le in public and pr iva te co l lec t ions and to bring them

together in an exhibi t ion which would present v i t a l con t r ibu t ions to

American a r t during t h i s period The works have been se lected on

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the bas is of the merit of each example, r a the r than on the reputa t ion

of the a r t i s t s .

The Museum has t r i e d especia l ly to bring out from pr iva te

co l l ec t ions works whioh have not been ava i l ab le to t he general pub l ic .

In the case of men l i ke Blakelock, Homer Martin, InnesS, and Wyant,

the Museum has succeeded in securing from public and( p r iva te \

co l l ec t ions fine paint ings which have not been seen in New York for

many yea r s .

The nineteenth century a r t i s t s w i l l be represented by two or

more works each. ComtemporarTes w i l l lie represented by tone work

each, except in the case of sculp tors and of a r t i s t s who have made a

d i s t i n c t cont r ibut ion in watercolor as well as in o i l pa in t ing .

The exhibi t ion is ' under the d i r e c t i o n of Holger Cah i l l , who

for many years has made an in tens ive study of American a r t and who

has conducted research in the f ield of fo lk-pa in t ing and folk- ,

sculpture f o r , t h e Newark Museum.

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