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Third Annual Competition, American Institute of Decorators, 1949-09

 File — Container: Box 6, Folder: 1

Collection Scope

From the Collection:

The exhibitions of the Art Museum have evolved over time and reflect the programmatic changes of administration. This collection holds materials relating to exhibitions between 1940 and 1976. The first Annual Student exhibition was held in 1940 and remained an annual feature notwithstanding changes in collection focus. Alumni exhibitions are predominant in the early 1950s and again in the early to mid 1970s, while individual alumnus exhibitions span the entire period. Exhibition records from 1977 to the present remain in the purview of the Art Museum Registrar.

Materials include master checklists, loan forms and correspondence, shipping and packing records for artwork loans and travelling exhibitions, condition surveys, insurance valuations, installation documents, various checklist iterations, and internal communications and notes. Also included are exhibition publications, including brochures, flyers, announcements, invitations and catalogs.

There are some photographic materials and slides for specific exhibitions. File 34:6 contains photographs and slides of the exhibit Survey (Sep-Oct 1976) and File 36:3 contains slides for Portable World (Nov 1974-Jan 1975). Files containing photographs also include File 12:6 Fourth Biennial Exhibition of Textiles and Ceramics (Feb-Mar 1953); 13:9 and 13:10 First Biennial Exhibition American Painting Sculpture (Oct 1953), Painting and Sculpture respectively; 14:2 Alumni Exhibition Textiles, Ceramics, Metalwork (Mar 1954); 31:1 Art in Finland (Sep-Oct 1973); 32:2 Waves: An Artist Selects (Nov 1973-Jan 1974); 38:6 Icon and Symbol: the Cult of the Ancestor in African Art (May-Jul 1975); and 39:4 Eight from Toronto (Nov 1975).


  • 1949-09


Access to the collection is unrestricted.


From the Collection: 17.1 Linear Feet (41 MS)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English


Repository Details

Part of the Cranbrook Archives, Cranbrook Center for Collections and Research Repository