“Graphic Works and Watercolors from Private Collections,” 1949

I was looking for something yesterday in the Fondren Library Papers, which inevitably hold something of interest even when I don’t find what I’m looking for. What turned up this time was astonishing–I still can hardly believe it. It’s the program for the first exhibition ever held in the library and it was an ambitious one. I believe it was in what was then called the Lecture Lounge, now the Kyle Morrow Room. This is so early in the history of the Contemporary Arts Association that it must have been among the first handful of exhibits they ever organized as well.

I’d love to know who wrote the introduction but the list of works and their owners is the real treat here:

It only cost $10 to join:

Bonus: I used the microfilm of the old card catalogue this afternoon. It felt very good.

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8 Responses to “Graphic Works and Watercolors from Private Collections,” 1949

  1. Deborah Gronke Bennett (BSEE Hanszen 1982) says:

    A microfilm of the card catalog! Old technology capturing older technology!

  2. Nicholas Papas says:

    Wow! That’s quite a “Who’s who”!

  3. Aaron Diehl says:

    wow, what a list! The art and the owners! Thanks for sharing.

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