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January 6, 1939

Scammon Lecture, The Spirit of Modern Building, given by Dr. Walter Curt Behrendt, Technical Director of Buffalo City Planing Association, N.Y., 1


January 7, 1939

Turkish and Italian Textiles in Paintings, lecture, given by Alan J. B. Wace, Keeper of Textiles in the Victoria and Albert Museum and professor of Classical Archaeology, Cambridge, England; members of Chicago Needlework and Textile Guild, listed 2


January 20, 1939

Lecture series, given by Dr. Maurice Gnesin, Director of Goodman Theatre and Head of AIC Goodman School of Drama 3


January 11, 1939

Comments on exhibitions: The French Romanticists Gros, Gericault, and Delacroix; Exhibition of Bonnard and Villard, Contemporary French Artists; Christmas Story in Art; George Grosz, His Art from 1918 to 1938; Architecture by Ludwig Mies Van Der Rohe; 34 Old Master Drawings, Lent by Sir Robert Witt of London; gallery tour for the Second Conference of Chicago Art Clubs 4-5


January 13, 1939

AIC major exhibitions of 1938, attendance record from Museum Registrar's Department 6


January 14, 1939

Scammon Lecture, Turner's Romantic Vision of Switzerland, given by Dr. Paul Ganz, Professor at University of Basle, Switzerland, biography note and publications 8


January 18, 1939

28th Annual Governing Members' Meeting, hosted by AIC President Mr. Potter Palmer; luncheon, list of participants 7


January 19, 1939

Kate S. Buckingham Memorial Lecture, Chinese Bronzes, given by AIC Assistant Director and Curator of Oriental Art Department Charles Fabens Kelley 9


January 21, 1939

The National Exhibition of Representative Buildings of the Post War Period, exhibition, organized and curated by American Institute of Architecture (AIA) 12


January 23, 1939

Annual Report for 1938, issued by Director of Fine Arts Daniel C. Rich and Director of Finance and Operation Charles H. Burkholder; major gifts and donations; Robert Allerton, gift for construction of the Decorative Arts Galleries; Mrs. Erna Sawyer Goodman, money gift, establishing William Owen Goodman Fund; attendance, membership, SAIC enrollment; major bequest of Ms. Kate Buckingham; Mrs. William O. Goodman Collection of pewter, gift to AIC; Superintendent's report on condition of skylight roof; Bartlett Lecture Series; funding for lectures and publications 10-11

Pablo Picasso: Forty Years of His Art, exhibition announcement, first collaborative project of AIC and The Museum of Modern Art, N.Y., 13, 102


January 25, 1939

43rd Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, jury comprised of Donald Bear of Denver Art Museum, Clarence Carter of Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh, and artists Mahonri H. Young of New York and Albin Polasek of Chicago; list of prizes 14, 19-20, 23, 25


January 26, 1939

Kate S. Buckingham Memorial Lecture, Chinese Terra Cotta Tiles, given by AIC Assistant Director and Curator of Oriental Art Department Charles Fabens Kelley 15


January 30, 1939

A Leading School of Buddhist Sculpture, lecture given by Dr. Osvald Siren of National Museum in Stockholm; biography note and comments on his collection and publications 16

SAIC 6th Annual Open House for alumni, governing members, trustees, friends of the School and officials; Glee Club concert under direction of AIC Assistant Director and Curator of Oriental Art Charles Kelley 17


January 31, 1939

Chicago High School Scholarship contest at SAIC; list of winners, Judith Pesman, Suzanne Siporin, Emil Grego, Joanne Kuper, and Joseph Strickland 18

Exhibition of Contemporary American Art at New York World's Fair 1939; proceedings and requirements; Chicago juries of New York World's Fair, represented by Aaron Bohrod, Ralph Clarkson, Mitchell Siporin, Daniel C. Rich (chairman of the Painting Jury), Sidney Loeb, Peterpaul Ott, Albin Polasek, George Thorp, Todros Geller, James Swann, Morris Topchevsky, Beatrice Levy, Charles Wilimovsky, and Lillian Combs 19-20


February 2, 1939

Kate S. Buckingham Memorial Lecture, Chinese Sculpture and Painting, given by AIC Assistant Director and Curator of Oriental Art Department Charles Fabens Kelley 21 


February 4, 1939

Scammon Lecture, Six Dynasties and Early T'ang Painting, given by Laurence Sickman, curator of Oriental Art at William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art, Kansas City, MO; biography note 22


February 6, 1939

43rd Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, opening, Artists' Dinner, hosted by AIC Director of Finance and Operation Charles H. Burkholder; guest speaker George Buehr, other guests included Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Mr. Paul Schulze, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Fabens Kelley, Mrs. Albion Headburg, and Ms. Eleanor Jewett 14, 19-20, 23, 25


February 13, 1939

The Making of a Cartoon, lecture and film demonstration, conducted by cartoonist of the Chicago Daily News Vaughn R. Shoemaker, complementing exhibition titled Original American Cartoons from Charles L. Howard Collection 24


February 14, 1939

AIC Exhibition Calendar for 1939

In the Department of Painting and Sculpture, curator Daniel Catton Rich, AIC Director:
Chicago and Vicinity 43rd Annual Exhibition; Masterpiece of the Month: Portrait of Mrs. Wolff by Sir Thomas Lawrence; 18th International Exhibition of Watercolors; Annual Exhibition by Students of SAIC; 50th Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture: Half a Century of American Art 25

In the Children's Museum, curator Helen Mackenzie:
The Making of a Masterpiece, exhibition, featuring altarpiece by Giovanni di Paolo of Sienna; Means and Methods of Water Color Painting 25

In the Blackstone Hall:
Original American Cartoons from the Collection of Charles L. Howard of Chicago 26

In the Oriental Art Department, Curator Charles Fabens Kelley:
two exhibitions from AIC Clarence Buckingham Collection of Japanese Prints, titled In Wind and Rain, and Blossom Viewing; Masterpiece of the Month: Imperial Jade Cup on Stand, 18th C., gift of Russell Tyson 26

In Prints Department, Acting Curator Lillian Combs:
Selections from Lenora Hall Gurley Memorial Collection of Drawings; Recent Accessions in Prints, 1937-1939; Woodcuts from Books of the 15th Century; Masterpiece of the Month: The Lamentation from the Great Passion by Albrecht Durer; Prints by Old Masters from Clarence Buckingham Collection; The Bulls of Bordeaux by Francesco Goya; Sports in Prints 26

In the Decorative Arts Department, Curator Bessie Bennett:
French Furniture and Sculpture, 18th C. from Henry Dangler Collection; Florence Dibell Bartlett Collection of Bonader from Sweden, 18th and 19th C.; English Architecture of 18th C.; Embroideries from The Greek Islands Lent by Elizabeth Day McCormick; Ecclesiastical Embroideries; English Embroideries; Exhibition of Embroideries by the Needlework and Textile Guild 27

General Information about Permanent collection and admission 27


February 15, 1939

Florence Dibell Bartlett Lecture, Adventures in the Arts, given by Helen Parker, Head of AIC Education Department 28


February 20, 1939

Antiquarian Society, Tea Party, honoring Elizabeth Day McCormick and exhibition of Embroideries from the Greek Islands; party specialties and participants 29, 59, 61


February 21, 1939

George Washington's Birthday, free Museum admission; Washington's portraits in AIC Permanent collection 30


February 25, 1939

Scammon Lecture, The Fountains of Florence, given by Bertha Wiles, Curator of Mark Epstein Library at University of Chicago 31


February 28, 1939

Scammon Lecture, The Artistic Relations of England and Italy, given by William George Constable of Boston Museum of Fine Arts; biography note, Mr. Constable, founder of the Courtauld Institute in London 33


March 2, 1939

New Light on Prehistoric Man, lecture and film demonstration, presented by Dr. Henry Field, and sponsored by Chicago Chapter of Archaeological Institute of America 32

Kate S. Buckingham Lecture, The Gothic Room, given by Bessie Bennett, AIC Curator of Decorative Arts 34


March 8, 1939

Goodman Theatre, performance of Alice in Wonderland for children from settlement houses and orphanages; list of participating institutions 36


March 9, 1939

Kate S. Buckingham Lecture, Prints by Old Masters, Including Rembrandt, given by Edith R. Abbot, artist and educator of The Metropolitan Museum, N.Y., biography note about Ms. Abbot 37


March 15, 1939

Frederick Arnold Sweet, appointed Assistant Curator of AIC Painting and Sculpture Department; Mr. Sweet's resume 38


March 17, 1939

Kate S. Buckingham Lectures, Master Etchers of the 19th Century, given by Head of Education Department Helen Parker; The English Lustre Ware Collection, given by AIC Director Daniel C. Rich 39


March 20, 1939

Opening reception for 18th International Water Color Show, works on view, including loans from Edward Hopper, John Whorf, and Henri Matisse 35


March 23, 1939

18th Annual International Water Color Exhibition; prizes and works on view; jury comprised of Grant Wood, Joseph W. Jicha of Cleveland, and Hubert Ropp of Chicago; concurrent exhibition in the AIC Children's Museum, explaining water color technique; biography notes about prize-winners, Everett Shinn and Dale Nichols 35, 40-42, 5I-52, 64


March 24, 1939

Kate S. Buckingham Lecture, The English Lustre Ware Collection, given by AIC Director Daniel C. Rich 43


March 28, 1939

AIC Curator of Decorative Arts Department Bessie Bennett (1870-1939), obituary; Ms. Bennet's AIC tenure, biography note, remarks by AIC President Mr. Potter Palmer 44-45


April 3, 1939

Easter Festivities at AIC, Monsalvat, performance by Dudley Crafts Watson; SAIC Glee Club concert under direction of Charles Fabens Kelley, sponsored in part by Mrs. James Ward Thorne 46


April 6, 1939

Albin Polasek, Head of Sculpture Department at SAIC, honored with award of merit by the National Institute of Immigrant Welfare, N.Y.; biography note and chronology 47-48


April 11, 1939

Glee Club, Eastern concert program 46, 49

50th Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture: Half a Century of American Art, retrospective, showing works from American Annual exhibitions held at AIC from 1888 to 1938; comments on the exhibition selection by AIC Director Daniel C. Rich 25, 50

3rd Conference of Art Chairmen; AIC Assistant Curator of Painting and Sculpture Frederick A. Sweet, speaking on 18th International Water Color Exhibition, comments and criticism 40-42, 51-52, 64 


April 13, 1939

Kate S. Buckingham Lecture, The Early Development of Chinese Pottery, given by AIC Assistant Director and Curator of Oriental Art Department Charles Fabens Kelley 53


April 17, 1939

SAIC group exhibition at Paul Theobald's Gallery in Chicago, showing abstractionist paintings done in the class of Willard G. Smythe 54


April 20, 1939

Kate S. Buckingham Lecture, The Great Period of Pottery and the Beginnings of Porcelain, given by AIC Assistant Director and Curator of Oriental Art Department Charles Fabens Kelley; attendance record of the Lecture Series 55


April 25, 1939

Europe, Asia, Africa: A Common Civilization, lecture, given by Melville J. Herskovits of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 56

Art Quiz, booklet by Head of Education Department Helen Parker, published in support for AIC Museum programs 57


April 27, 1939

Kate S. Buckingham Lecture, The Great Porcelains of the Ming and Ch'ing Dynasties, given by AIC Assistant Director and Curator of Oriental Art Department Charles Fabens Kelley 58


May 2, 1939

Antiquarian Society, Tea Party, featuring speech by AIC Director Daniel C. Rich, titled Decorative Arts in the Museum of Tomorrow; members of the Society, listed 59


May 5, 1939

Goodman Theatre dance series, featuring Spanish dancer Clarita Martin, Ms. Martin's remarks 60


May 6, 1939

Antiquarian Society, Spring Meeting; Tea Party marking the Exhibition of Embroideries from Greek Islands in Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection; special gallery arrangements provided by Mrs. Walter S. Brewster, Mrs. Charles S. Dewey, Mrs. James Ward Thorne, Mrs. C. Morse Ely, and Mrs. Chauncey McCormick 29, 59, 61-62


May 9, 1939

Antiquarian Society Tea Party, decorative floral display available for public viewing 62


May 12, 1939

5th Annual Exhibition by Student Janitors of SAIC, participants and Fellowship awards 63


May 12, 1939

18th International Water Color Exhibition, attendance record; list of works sold from the show 35, 40-42, 51-52, 64


May 13, 1939

Annual Exhibition of the Needlework and Textile Guild of AIC, opening; works on view and participants 65-66


May 22, 1939

Foreign Travelling Fellowships, awarded to SAIC Student Janitors by AIC Officials and members of SAIC Faculty; award recipients Murray Jones, Edward Voska, biography notes 67


May 23, 1939

SAIC Glee Club concert, program and performers 68


May 26, 1939

Free Museum admission on Memorial Day; special exhibitions: Glass Paperweights from Mrs. John H. Bergstrom Collection; Japanese Surimono Prints, lent by Ms. Helen C. Gunsaulus; Chinese Jades from Mrs. Edward Sonnenschein Collection; Ms. Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection of Embroideries 69


June 2, 1939

Room of Recent Accessions, opening; new gallery, designated for exhibitions in The Masterpiece of the Month Series, and displaying new additions to Permanent collection; works shown at the opening; comments by AIC Director Daniel C. Rich 70-71


June 6, 1939

Art Students League of SAIC, prizes given to the League members; awards made possible through the gift of Mrs. William O. Goodman 72


June 8, 1939

Free Summer Lectures, French and German Primitives by Gibson Danes of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; Paintings of the High Renaissance in Italy by SAIC instructor Briggs Dyer; Dutch and Flemish Old Masters by AIC Assistant Curator of Painting Frederick A. Sweet 73


June 9, 1939

SAIC Annual Commencement Exercises, graduation announcement at Goodman Memorial Theatre, conducted by AIC Vice President Mr. Chauncey McCormick; Invocation and Benediction pronounced by Minister of New England Church, Rev. Theodore Hume; student prizes, AIC Glee Club performance; guest list 74


June 10, 1939

AIC Director Daniel Catton Rich, named Chairman of Jury at San Francisco Golden Gate International Exposition 75


June 13, 1939

AIC Exhibition Calendar for 1939 Summer Exhibitions

In the Department of Painting and Sculpture, curator AIC Director Daniel Catton Rich:
Annual Exhibition of Works by SAIC Students; Costumes and Folk Art from Central Europe from Florence Dibell Bartlett Collection; Whistleriana, the artist's memorabilia from Walter Brewster Collection; Water Color Drawings by Thomas Rowlandson; Paintings by Lester O. Schwartz; Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Pauline Palmer; Memorial Exhibition of Paintings by Carl Rudolf Krafft; Chinese Porcelains from the Goodman, Crane, Patterson, and Salisbury Collections; Lithographs by Odilon Redon; 50th Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture: Half a Century of American Art 76-77, 83

In the Children's Museum, curator Helen Mackenzie:
Exhibition of Work by Children in the Saturday Classes of SAIC 77

From exhibition series The Making of the Masterpiece, showing At the Moulin Rouge by Toulouse-Lautrec 77

The Masterpiece of the Month, exhibition series introduced 77-78

In the Oriental Art Department, curator Charles Fabens Kelley:
Chinese Jades from the Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Sonnenschein; Japanese Surimono, lent by Ms. Helen C. Gunsaulus; Pottery of the Ming Dynasty 78, 83

In the Department of Prints and Drawing, Acting Curator Lilian Combs:
Prints by Old Masters from Clarence Buckingham Collection; Sports in Prints; Sporting Prints and Drawings from the Collection of Mr. Joel Spitz of Chicago; Half a Century of American Prints; The Lenora Hall Curley Memorial Collection of Drawings; British Landscape Prints by Seymour Haden and David Young Cameron; Portraiture in Prints from Clarence Buckingham Collection; 7th International Exhibition of Lithography and Wood Engraving 78-79, 83

In the Decorative Arts Department:
Exhibition of Paperweights from the Collection of Mrs. John N. Bergstrom; French Furniture from Henry C. Dangler Collection; Bonader from Sweden, Florence Dibell Bartlett Collection; English Architecture of the 18th C.; Exhibition of Embroideries from the Greek Islands, English and Ecclesiastical Embroideries from the Collection of Elizabeth Day McCormick 79, 83

Various announcements: invitation for train passengers to visit AIC on the way to the World's Fair in New York and San Francisco Golden Gate Exposition; attendance, lectures, Museum hours and orientation 79-80


June 13, 1939

General Education Board of Rockefeller Foundation, grant for three year project on art education in Chicago High Schools, conducted under supervision of Head of AIC Education Department Helen Parker 81


July 14, 1939

Chinese Art, free lecture series given by AIC Assistant Director and Curator of Oriental Art Charles Fabens Kelley; weekend gallery talks 82


July 18, 1939

Notes on Summer Exhibitions 83


July 22, 1939

Lectures and Gallery tours, given by AIC Assistant Curator for Painting and Sculpture Frederick A. Sweet, Gibson Danes of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, and Briggs Dyer of SAIC 84

Weekly News Letter (Walter J. Sherwood, ed.); Nine Summer Exhibitions: Costumes and Folk Art from Eastern Europe lent by Florence D. Bartlett; Paintings by Carl Rudolf Krafft, School of the Ozark Painters; Pauline Palmer's paintings, works on view; Exhibition of Lester O. Schwartz, SAIC alumnus; Exhibition of Whistleriana from the collection of Walter S. Brewster, works on view; Water Colors by Thomas Rowlandson; Chinese Porcelains and Jades from Chicago Collections; Lithographs by Odilon Redon, from Martin A. Ryerson Collection; renovation of Permanent collection display; El Greco, lecture by assistant curator of Painting and Sculpture Frederick A. Sweet; note on the death of the mural painter Alphonse Mucha and the 1908 lecture series, titled Harmony in Art, given by the artist in AIC 137-138


July 25, 1939

Invitation to free music concert in Blackstone Hall, organist Max Allen, pianist Eleanor Gullett 85


July 29, 1939

Weekly News Letter (Walter J. Sherwood, ed.); The Masterpiece of the Month, exhibition series, Rembrandt's etching, titled Christ Preaching on display; paintings by winners of AIC Annuals Peter Hurd, Millard Sheets, Esther Williams, Nicolai Ziroli, John Whorf, William Zorach, and Georges Schreiber, acquired by The Metropolitan Museum in New York; free gallery lecture series, given by Briggs Dyer of SAIC and Gibson Danes of Northwestern University, Evanston, IL; gallery tours by Addis Osborne, SAIC alumnus; AIC catalogue of Summer exhibitions 139-141


August 1, 1939

Lectures and gallery talks, given by Briggs Dyer of SAIC, and Addis Osborne, SAIC alumnus 86-88, 90


August 5, 1939

Weekly News Letter (Lester Bridaham, ed.); Kenneth Goodman Memorial Theatre, improvements and additions; Decorative Arts Department Galleries in the Allerton Wing, construction, made possible by Vice-President and Chairman of the Committee of Decorative Arts, Mr. Robert Allerton; Wendell Stevenson, SAIC alumnus, commission of portraiture; SAIC Summer classes extended; Summer School at Saugatuck, MI, classes of Charles Willimovsky, SAIC Director Frederick Fursman, and Don Loving; 50th Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture: Half a Century of American Art, exhibition announcement; excepts from Time and Newsweek magazines, commenting on AIC Summer exhibitions; Sporting Prints from the Collection of Joel Spitz, exhibition 142-144


August 8, 1939

Briggs Dyer's Sunday Lecture Series gained public acclaim 87


August 12, 1939

Weekly News Letter; lectures and classes given by artists and SAIC alumni Leon R. Pescheret and Addis Osborne, and SAIC professors Edmund Giesbert and Briggs Dyer; Odilon Redon Lithographs, exhibition of works acquired by Martin A. Ryerson from the artist's widow, remarks by AIC Trustee Arthur T. Aldis; painting by Robert B. Harshe, AIC Director from 1921 to 1938, awarded honorable mention at Fine Arts Exhibition of the Golden Gates Exposition, excerpt from The Magazine of Art, May issie 145-147


August 15, 1939

Notes on Briggs Dyer's lectures 88


August 18, 1939

Membership Lecture, One-Plate Color Etching, given by SAIC instructor Leon R. Pescheret 89


August 19, 1939

Weekly News Letter; Student Honorable Mentions for the year 1939; AIC Curator Frederick A. Sweet, inquiring about locations of paintings for inclusion into 50th Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture: Half a Century of American Art, list of desired works; Assistant in AIC Decorative Arts Department Helen Mitchell, awarded Fellowship at Yale University; The Chicago Museum Tour Committee, providing two-day tour and booklet for Chicago visitors in cooperation with AIC and other cultural institutions, list of the Committee members 148-150


August 22, 1939

Lectures and gallery talks, given by SAIC instructors Briggs Dyer and Addis Osborne, and Head of AIC Education Department Helen Parker 90

Weekly News Letter; Masterpiece of the Month, exhibition series, showing Persian brocade of the Safavid period, the reign of Shah Abbas (1587-1628), gift of Mr. John R. Thompson of Chicago, description and comments; Contemporary Fine Arts Building at the New York World's Fair, AIC ranked as the most popular museum outside New York; Oriental jades from AIC Sonnenschein Collection, shown at The Golden Gate Exposition in San Francisco; free Museum admission on Labor Day; AIC Fall lecture series, titled The Great White Way to San Francisco Bay, given by Dudley Crafts Watson, reflecting on New York World's Fair, The Golden Gate Exposition in San Francisco, and US Museums 151-153


August 29, 1939

Notes on Exhibition of East European Costumes from Florence D. Bartlett Collection and other displays 91


September 2, 1939

SAIC announcing Student registration for the year 1940; colored post cards and reproductions of works from AIC Permanent collection, supplied by New York office of Vienna publisher Max Jaffe, list of titles available at AIC Reproduction Desk; gallery tours, conducted by Head of AIC Education Department Helen Parker and Briggs Dyer of SAIC; general Museum information, record of School, Museum offices and workshops, Shipping Room, and Museum Registrar in the Archives Department; Fall program in Fullerton Hall, opened with lecture series about home decoration, given by Dudley Crafts Watson 154-156


September 11, 1939

Lectures, Paintings of the High Renaissance in Italy, given by Helen Parker, and Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, given by Briggs Dyer 92


September 13, 1939

Meyric R. Rogers, appointed AIC Curator of Decorative Arts Department, replacing late Ms. Bessie Bennett; Mr. Rogers, concurrently appointed Head of Industrial Arts Department, newly formed in AIC; biography note, publications, and remarks by AIC President Potter Palmer and AIC Director of Fine Arts Daniel C. Rich 93-94


September 19, 1939

Week of the American Legion Convention, free Museum admission for the Legion members, announcement by AIC Director of Finance and Operation C. H. Burkholder 95-96


September 22, 1939

American Legion Parade, free Museum admission for the public 95-96


September 25, 1939

AIC Department of Education, programs and lectures, featuring SAIC instructor Mary Hipple, Head of Education Department Helen Parker, Ramsey Wieland, and George Buehr; film demonstrations on art techniques, supplemented by gallery tours 97


September 28, 1939

Sunday Lectures, French and English Paintings of the 17th and 18th Century, given by SAIC instructor George Buehr, and French Decorative Arts, given by assistant in Education Department Ramsey Wieland 100


September 30, 1939

Fiestas in Guatemala, lecture by Erna Fergusson, introducing Scammon Lecture Series for the year 101


October 1, 1939

Masterpiece of the Month, exhibition series, St. John on Patmosby Nicolas Poussin; comparative displays in Impressionist galleries 98-99


October 2, 1939

Picasso Retrospective, planned by Alfred H. Barr, Director and Vice President of The Museum of Modern Art, N. Y. (MOMA), and Daniel C. Rich, AIC Director of Fine Arts; announcement on exhibition dates; war time exhibition, the first collaborative project by MOMA and AIC 13, 102


October 4, 1939

The Adventures in the Arts, lecture series conducted by Head of Education Department Helen Parker; attendance record for AIC lectures; Costumes from Florence Dibell Bartlett Collection on display 103


October 5, 1939

7th International Exhibition of Lithography and Wood-Engraving, US tour exhibition, jury comprised of artists Peggy Bacon, Asa Cheffetz, and Todros Geller; The Logan Prize for Prints, announced 104


October 7, 1939

Scammon Lecture, The Educational Viewpoint in an Art Museum, given by Dr. Thomas Munro of Cleveland Museum of Art; biography note and publications 105


October 12, 1939

Exhibition of Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, lent by Chicago collectors Mrs. William O. Goodman, Mrs. Richard T. Crane, Mrs. Alice H. Patterson, and Mrs. W. W. Kimball (courtesy of Mrs. Warren Salisbury and Mr. Kimball Salisbury) 106


October 14, 1939

Scammon Lecture, Armor of Renaissance Princes, given by Curator of Arms and Armors in The Metropolitan Museum Stephen V. Grancsay; the 1893 exhibition of Arms and Armor, held at the Chicago Columbian Exposition and featuring Mr. Grancsay's lecture 107


October 20, 1939

Motion Pictures in the Arts, special program in association with 7th International Exhibition of Lithography and Wood-Engraving, conducted by Head of Education Department Helen Parker; film screening, featuring woodcut artists and illustrators, Lynd Ward, Timothy Cole, and Chaim Gross 108


October 21, 1939

Scammon Lecture, The Art of Our Early Cabinet Makers, given by Edwin J. Hipkiss of Boston Museum of Fine Arts; biography note and publications 109


October 26, 1939

SAIC Glee Club concert of Negro Spirituals, conducted by AIC Assistant Director and Curator of Oriental Art Department Charles Fabens Kelley, and featuring musicians Virgil Espenlaub, Juanita Krunk, and Eleanor Gullett; numbers performed 110


October 27, 1939

Scammon Lecture, French Medieval Sculpture in America, given in association with opening of The Cloisters Museum in New York, by James J. Rorimer of The Metropolitan Museum; remarks by Mr. H. E. Winlock, formerly Director of The Metropolitan Museum; publications by Mr. Rorimer 111


October 28, 1939

50th American Exhibition: Half a Century of American Art, opening reception featuring tea table decorations from different periods, sponsored and arranged by The Antiquarian Society, The Municipal Art League, Art Institute Alumni, The Renaissance Society, The Arts Club, etc.; listing of representatives and participants 25, 50, 77, 112, 120-121


November 1, 1939

Masterpieces of Italian Art, exhibition lent by the Royal Italian Government to San Francisco World's Fair, special announcement on exclusive showing at AIC 113-114, 116-119, 122, 123, 125, 129, 131,132, 134


November 6, 1939

Scammon Lecture, Colonial American Portraiture, given by Alan Burroughs of Harvard University; biography note and publications 115


November 9, 1939

Masterpieces of Italian Art, exhibition lent by the Royal Italian Government to San Francisco World's Fair, shipment of art works to Chicago for exclusive showing at AIC and official ceremonies upon arrival, the route of procession to AIC 116


November 11, 1939

Masterpieces of Italian Art, exhibition lent by the Royal Italian Government to San Francisco World's Fair; honorary committees and Chicago sponsors for exclusive AIC showing 117-119


November 14, 1939

50th Annual Exhibition of American Painting and Sculpture: Half a Century of American Art, opening reception arranged by Antiquarian Society and Fortnightly Club, description of table decoration and list of hostesses 120-121


November 17, 1939

Masterpieces of Italian Art, exhibition, opening ceremonies featuring opera singer Hilde Reggiani 122


November 21, 1939

Free Museum admission on Thanksgiving Day; Radio program and special lectures, supplementing Masterpieces of Italian Art Exhibition 123


November 27, 1939

Scammon Lecture, featuring American sculptor William Zorach 124


December 1, 1939

Masterpieces of Italian Art, exhibition, related discussion on using tempera technique 125


December 2, 1939

Scammon Lecture, Precursors of the New Architecture, given by John Barney Rodgers of Armour Institute of Technology; biography note 126


December 5, 1939

Glee Club, Christmas concert, directed by AIC Assistant Director Charles Fabens Kelley 127


December 7, 1939

Masterpieces of Italian Art, exhibition; extended hours for late evening viewing; special musical programs, gallery tours, and Christmas events 129


December 9, 1939

Scammon Lecture, dedicated to sculptor Carl Milles, given by curator of Decorative Arts Department Meyric R. Rogers 128


December 12, 1939

Armour Institute of Technology Musical Club, free concert including AIC Glee Club performance 130


December 14, 1939

Masterpieces of Italian Art, exhibition, evening concerts; Joseph Bentonelli, lyric tenor, performing from the Museum Grand Staircase 131


December 18, 1939

Masterpieces of Italian Art, exhibition, evening concerts; Choir of the Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle 132


December 19, 1939

Free Museum admission on Christmas Day; Listing of current exhibitions 133


December 26, 1939

Masterpieces of Italian Art, exhibition, Italian Day in the Museum, free admission declared by Royal Italian Government 134


December 27, 1939

Free museum admission on New Year's Day; current exhibitions and lectures 135