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1943 News Releases

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January 4, 1943

Retrospective Exhibition of Paintings by Georgia O'Keeffe; comments by AIC Director Daniel C. Rich 93 (1942)


January 6, 1943

Art in War Gallery: Camouflage for Civilian Defense, exhibition of panels and models produced by Carlos Dyer and prepared by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in collaboration with Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, and US Army Engineers Board at Fort Belvoir, VA, 1

Free Midday Victory Concert, presented by Illinois Work Projects Administration, programs and schedule 92


January 7, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions, lectures, events, radio programs, and Goodman Theatre schedules 71


January 11, 1943

Winter Exhibitions: Paintings by Georgia O'Keefe, retrospective, installation conceived by the artist; Religious Folk Art of the Spanish Southwest, works lent by Taylor Museum in Colorado Springs, venue at The Museum of Modern Art in New York 2


January 23, 1943

Governing Members Annual Meeting, presided by AIC President Potter Palmer; report on war-time activities in the Museum by AIC Director of Fine Arts Daniel Catton Rich; financial report by AIC Director of Operations Charles H. Burkholder 3


January 30, 1943

Recent Accessions, exhibition, included Edouard Manet's Still Life with Carp, acquired for L. L. Coburn Collection, Winslow Homer's Croquet Scene and William Harnett's Just Dessert, both gifts of Friends of American Art, Luca Cambiaso's Venus and Cupid, purchased for Munger Collection through McKay Fund, Salvator Rosa's Crucifixion of Polycrates and Polycrates Receives the Fish, purchased from Wentworth Greene Field Museum Fund; recent accessions in Prints and Drawings Department, including works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Georges Rouault, Paul Gauguin, G. B. Tiepolo, Gericault, and Maillol, comments by Carl O. Schniewind 4


February 1, 1943

Gallery of Art Interpretation: Art by Refugee Children, exhibition, artwork for sale to aid war-time hostels for children 5


February 2, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions, lectures, events, radio programs, and Goodman Theatre calendar 72


February 8, 1943

[The Education of Cupid by Titian], AIC acquisition, gift of Mrs. Charles H. Worcester, formerly in the Collections of the Earl of Wemyss, Scotland, and Baron von Thyssen in Lugano, Swirzerland; comments by AIC Director Daniel Catton Rich 6


February 13, 1943

47th Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, jury comprised of Burton Cumming of Milwaukee Art Institute, Sidney Laufman of South Carolina, and Freeman Schoolcraft of Chicago; Black Cross by Georgia O'Keefe, AIC acquisition, purchased trough Special Picture Fund 7


February 15, 1943

3rd Annual Exhibition of the Society for Contemporary American Art, works on view and participants, including painting by Jean Helion 8


February 16, 1943

Free Museum admission on Washington's Birthday, related lecture, given by Dudley Crafts Watson 9


February 17, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions, lectures, events, radio programs, and Goodman Theatre calendar 73


February 18, 1943

Exhibitions in Prints and Drawings Gallery: Prints by Eugene Delacroix, comments by exhibition curator, Reference Assistant in the Department of Prints and Drawings Hugh Edwards; Photographs by Clarence John Laughlin of New Orleans; Introduction to the Department of Prints and Drawings, Permanent collection exhibition 10


February 25, 1943

Hubert Ropp, appointed Acting Dean of SAIC, replacing Norman L. Rice, both SAIC alumni, biography notes; Mr. Rice, commissioned Lieutenant in Naval Reserve 11


March 5, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions, lectures, events, radio programs, and Goodman Theatre calendar 74


March 11, 1943

47th Annual Exhibition by Artists of Chicago and Vicinity, list of prize-winners with biography notes, Sidney Loeb, Herrmann Dyer, Michael M. Ursulescu, Zsissly (Marvin Albright), Frances Foy, Kenneth Nack, John Goray, Max Kahn, Dorothy J. Bergamo, Charles Umlauf; the press release supplemented with A Letter From a Soldier Who Won a Prize by artist, Sgt. Sidney Loeb 12-14


March 15, 1943

Chester Dale Collection of Modern French Paintings, indefinite loan at AIC; notes on the collection; AIC European Galleries, rearranged under supervision of Mrs. Chester Dale; comments by AIC President Potter Palmer 15-17


March 16, 1943

Notes on special displays: Silk Screen Goes to War, exhibition of silk screen charts, produced under sponsorship of US Army and Navy, overview of installation in Prints and Drawings Gallery; Art in War: Paintings by James Sessions, exhibition of works by the artist in military service 18


March 22, 1943

Road to Victory: A Procession of Photographs of the Nation at War, exhibition, lent by The Museum of Modern Art in New York and directed by photographer assigned by US Navy, Lt. Comdr. Edward Steichen; caption by Carl Sandburg; overview of installation designed by Herbert Bayer; special opening reception, honoring representatives of patriotic and military organizations 19-20


March 26, 1943

The Discovery of Landscape, exhibition of 15th and 16th Century Prints, works on view with comparative photographs 21


March 5, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions, lectures, events, radio programs, and Goodman Theatre schedules 75 


March 30, 1943

Gallery of Art Interpretation: Emotional Design in Modern Painting, exhibition of diagrams and color reproductions, lent by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, prepared in collaboration with Associate Director of Philips Memorial Gallery in Washington, D. C., Mr. C. Law Watkins 22


April 4, 1943

The Kenneth Goodman Memorial Theatre, fellowships and scholarships, offered for AIC School of Drama; notes on production 23


April 6, 1943

22nd International Exhibition of Water Colors, jury comprised of artists Ivan Albright, Edward Hopper, and curator of Whitney Museum of American Art Hermon More, biography notes 24


April 8, 1943

19th Century Chinese Paintings and Rubbings of the Ching Dynasty, both exhibitions made possible by Professor Harley Farnsworth MacNair, marking the gift of the collection to AIC Oriental Art Department, in memory of his wife Florence Ayccough MacNair; works on view 25


April 12, 1943

Julian Levi's Wellfleet Harbor, selected by AIC Committee on Painting and Sculpture as annual gift from Society for Contemporary American Art, comments and biography note; officers elected at the Society meeting 26


April 14, 1943

Prints and Drawing Gallery: Photographs by Walter Peterhans, exhibition of Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) Faculty member and formerly director of Bauhaus Photography Department; Prints by Stanley Hayter, exhibition, comments by curator of Prints and Drawings Carl O. Schniewind 27


April 14, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions, lectures, and Goodman Theatre calendar 76 


April 15, 1943

Art Through the Ages, publication by Head of SAIC Art History Department Helen Gardner; comments on preparing the third edition of the book and biography note 28


April 19, 1943

20th C. French Paintings, Chester Dale Collection, exhibition, opening reception; galleries redecorated under supervision of Mrs. Chester Dale and AIC Curator of Decorative Arts Department Meyric Rogers; catalogue and notes on the collection 29


April 21, 1943

Thorne Miniature American Rooms, photographs, issued by Three Dimension Corporation in kodachrome stereoscopic slides and presented by Drexel Furniture Company to AIC Lantern Slide Department, custodian Eleanore Collins; comments by Curator of Decorative Arts Department Meyric R. Rogers 30


May 5, 1943

Room of Chicago Art: Paintings by Malcolm Hackett and Michael Ursulescu, exhibition; biography notes 33

Gallery of Art Interpretation: The Art of Fresco Painting, exhibition, panels for demonstration of fresco technique prepared by Edgar Britton 34


May 10, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions, lectures, and Goodman Theatre schedules 77


May 12, 1943

22nd Annual Exhibition of Water Colors, prize-winners and honorable mentions, Adolf Dehn, Thomas Craig, Saul Levine, Dong Kingman, and James Lechay; annual, featuring one-man shows of William Gropper, John Marin, and Boardman Robinson; biography notes and comments 31-32


May 13, 1943

Chicago Children Paint for War, exhibition, organized by Chicago Public School Art Department, under direction of Elizabeth Wells Robertson 35


May 24, 1943

Free Museum admission on Memorial Day; current exhibitions 36


May 27, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions 78 


June 2, 1943

AIC Scholarship Competition for high school students, list of award winners, announced by SAIC Acting Dean Hubert Ropp 37


June 3, 1943

SAIC Commencement Exercises, presided by AIC Vice-President Chauncey McCormick 38


June 7, 1943

Photographs Without Camera, exhibition of photograms and drawings by George Kepes, organized by Curator of Prints and Drawings Department Carl O. Schniewind 39


June 11, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions 79


June 14, 1943

Room of Chicago Art: Negro Artists of Chicago, exhibition, list of participants and works on view 40


June 29, 1943

Free Museum admission on Independence Day; current exhibitions 43


July 1, 1943

Art in War: The Army Paints Itself, exhibition by the Army Illustrators of Fort Custer; list of soldiers and officers invited to special press preview 41-42


July 1, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions 80


July 1, 1943

Goodman Theatre, winners of scholarships and fellowships, announced by Head of the Theatre, Dr. Maurice Gnesin; list with biography notes, Carl H. Fowler, Harold E. Wagenheim, Lloyd M. West, Lloyd Bennett, John A. Padovano, Nicolas J. Reichardt, and Michael H. Krause 44

Quilts and Quilting by Mrs. Bertha Stenge, exhibition, works on view and biography note 45


August 2, 1943

Room of Chicago Art: Paintings by David Bekker and Copeland C. Burg, exhibition; biography notes 46


August 9, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions 81


August 23, 1943

Annual Exhibition of SAIC Students, featuring paintings from alumni in armed forces; comments by SAIC Acting Dean Hubert Ropp, art in war therapy and rehabilitation 47


August 30, 1943

Free Museum admission on Labor Day; current exhibitions; Catalogue of Walter H. Schulze Gallery of American Art, AIC publication, made possible by Paul Schulze 48


September 1, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions 82 


September 7, 1943

Goodman Theatre School of Drama, opening of third war-time season, activities and reports from alumni in armed forces 49


September 16, 1943

Paintings by Professor Chang Shu-Chi of Chungking, China, US tour exhibition, sponsored by the Chinese Government; Shu-Chi's scroll, titled The Hundred Doves, commissioned by Chinese Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek and presented to the US President Roosevelt; water color technique demonstration, given by the artist during AIC showing 50


September 20, 1943

Room of Chicago Art: Paintings by T. A. Hoyer and Julia Thecla; biography notes 51


September 22, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions 83 


September 27, 1943

Prints by Edvard Munch and James Ensor, exhibition organized by curator of Prints and Drawings Department Carl O. Schniewind; lenders and works on view 52-53


October 6, 1943

Gallery of Recent Accessions: Inventions of the Monsters by Salvador Dali, purchased for AIC Joseph Winterbotham Collection, formerly belonging to James T. Soby; press release, included text of Dali's telegram to AIC, commenting on the painting 54


October 8, 1943

Art in War Gallery: Water Colors by Thornton Oakley; biography note 56


October 10, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions, lectures, film and Goodman Theatre calendar 84


October 11, 1943

54th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture, jury comprised of Bartlett H. Hayes, Jr., Henry Kreis, and Charles Sheeler; biography notes 56-58


October 26, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions, lectures, film and Goodman Theatre calendar 85


October 27, 1943

54th Annual Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture, prize-winners and honorable mentions, with biography notes, O. Louis Guglielmi, George Constant, Julian Levi, Ivan Albright, Boris Gilbertson, Francis Chapin, Edgar Ewing, Don Mundt, Mario C. Ubaldi, Everett Spruce, Marsden Hartley, Joseph Hirsch, and Edouard Chassaing; annual included one-man show of Edward Hopper 56-58


October 30, 1943

Chauncey McCormick, appointed Acting President of AIC, succeeding late Mr. Potter Palmer; Chicago architect John A. Holabird, elected AIC Trustee; biography note about Mr. McCormick and Mr. Holabird 59


November 2, 1943

Room of Chicago Art: Paintings by Max Kahn and Eleanor Coen, exhibition of works done in Mexico; biography notes 60

18th Century Staffordshire Figurines, exhibition from collections of Robert Dunham of Chicago, Frank Stoner and Charles Dunlap, both of New York, and from AIC Collection of Lucy Maud Buckingham 61


November 3, 1943

Antique Shawls From Persia and India, exhibition of 18th and 19th C. textiles, included examples of 19th C. European shawls, woven with machine looms in Paisley of Scotland, Lyon and Paris, adopting Oriental designs 62


November 4, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions, lectures, film and Goodman Theatre calendar 87


November 8, 1943

Chester Dale, elected Trustee of AIC Board, comments by AIC Vice-President Chauncey McCormick; note about Mr. and Mrs. Chester Dale, AIC Honorary Governing Life Members 63


December 1, 1943

Folk Woodcuts from Poland, exhibition of prints and paper cut-outs, lent by Polish Information Center, New York, Museum of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of America, Chicago, and Marya Werten of Los Angeles; opening reception, featuring Consul-General of Poland, Mr. Karol Ripa 64


December 3, 1943

Work by Convalescent Army and Navy Men from the Gardiner General Hospital, Chicago Beach and the US Naval Hospital at Great Lakes, exhibition; works on view; event arranged in association with Red Cross Project, chairman of AIC exhibition Committee, Mrs. Walter S. Brewster 65


December 4, 1943

Room of Chicago: Group Show of Fritzi Brod, Joshua Kaganove, Alice Mason, and Dan Palumbo; biography notes 66


December 7 and 13, 1943

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions, lectures, and Goodman Theatre calendar 88-89


December 13, 1943

Gallery of Art Interpretation: Island of Bali, Background to War, exhibition, lent by The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and featuring anthropologist study of Gregory Bateson, topics; installation designed by Xanti Schawinsky 67


December 18, 1943

Free Museum admission on Christmas and New Year's Day; list of current exhibitions 68


December 30, 1943

Speak Their Language, US tour exhibition of British and American cartoons, under auspices of American Federation of Arts, organized by The Metropolitan Museum in New York and English Speaking Union; works on view and participants 69


January 7,18, and 24, 1944.

This Week News Letter
Current exhibitions, lectures, film and Goodman Theatre calendar 91-94 


January [10], 1944

Art in War: Paintings of America at War Commissioned for LIFE magazine, US tour exhibition of works by Henry Billings, Aaron Bohrod, Floyd Davis, Peter Hurd, Edward Laning, Tom Lea, Fletcher Martin, Barse Miller, and Paul Sample, works on view 70