The art exhibitions of galleries, clubs, and associations in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries chronicle the emergence of New York City as an international center for the production of art and the art market. Ephemeral exhibition checklists, pamphlets, and catalogs from this period document artistic movements and artists of the time and of the past, economic markets, and the social and cultural history of New York and the United States.
Materials from the Frick Art Reference Library and the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives compose the second phase of Documenting the Gilded Age digital collection. Spanning the period from 1875 to 1922, documents in this exhibition tell the story of the role ninety-seven institutions played in the history of the New York art scene. Galleries represented include Arlington Galleries, Exhibition Galleries of Edward Brandus, C.W. Kraushaar Art Galleries, Durand-Ruel Galleries, Ehrich Galleries, Folsom Galleries, Frederick Keppel & Co., Kennedy & Co. and Scott & Fowles.
By taking a close look at the year 1922, the exhibition provides a visual timeline and map to illustrate the abundance of exhibitions being held at the time in the New York.
This website represents the second phase of the Documenting the Gilded Age digitization project. For information about and to view items from the first phase, see http://gildedage.omeka.net. For information about and to view items from the third phase, see http://gildedage3.omeka.net.
Exhibition of contemporary French art for the relief fund for the families of French soldier artists through the Ministry of Fine Arts and la Fraternité des artistes, Paris.
Text taken from catalogue for the 1916 charity exhibtion held at the Ritz-Carlton.
Documenting the Gilded Age Highlights showcases selections from the Documenting the Gilded Age digital collection of checklists, pamphlets, and catalogs. Sections...