REPORT OF THE HONORARY CURATOR OF ART, 1936-37
Art Study Group
About twenty five students made up this group and attended
regularly once a week. The subject chosen this year was French and Spanish
Art with a few lectures on Greek, Roman and early Christian Art to serve
as an introduction. It included architecture, sculpture, painting and
||It seems a pity that the students of the Teacher Training
Department take so little advantage of the opportunity to widen their
horizon in this respect.|
|Medieval illumination, both European and
French painting and drawing, 16th to 18th centuries,
inclusive. Both of those exhibitions were fully explained by means of
detailed notes under the 200 or more pictures in each. The material for
the first was bought, in part, from the British Museum two or three years
ago with library money, in lieu of books on art. A good deal was bought by
the Honorary Curator as her own property, as has occurred at most
exhibitions. She has now, however, budgeted for a sum to be allotted her
and hopes in the future to buy such things for the College.
Pictures were also arranged to illustrate various lectures in
History, French, Spanish, English, etc., at the request of the professors
of those subjects.
| The etchings of Livia Kadar, the Hungarian artist.
(originals) This was of particular interest, as the students contributed
towards buying an etching for the College and for this reason spent much
time looking at them carefully and critically.|
Dutch painting, with particular reference to Rembrandt at the time of the
French advertising art.
The English Countryside.
The Kadar etching, bought by contributions of the students, staff
and friends of the College. "The Bay" was chosen.
A beautiful set of large reproductions of modern art, the gift of
the Carnegie Corporation. These are for framing.
Also from the Carnegie Corporation, an illustrated catalogue of
William Blake's illustrations of Milton, as exhibited at the Huntington
Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, California.
A dozen cardboard and celluloid cases for displaying pictures.
Cardboard for mounting pictures for exhibitions.
||Muriel H. Hunter|
Honorary Curator of Art.