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us: Museum of Living Art


  • [The Museum of Living Art, New York University, was founded in order that the public might have an opportunity of studying at least some of the many phases of the newer influences at work in progressive Twentieth Century painting -- not only in private collections and at dealers, but in a public museum containing a permanent collection.]
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    • us: New York University. Museum of Living Art
    • us: A. E. Gallatin Collection
    • us: Gallatin's Museum of Living Art
    • us: Living Art Museum (New York, N.Y.)
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        • Affiliation Address: 100 Washington Square East , New York , New York 10003
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        • City: New York
        • State: New York
        • Post Code: 10003
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    • found: Museum of Living Art, A.E. Gallatin collection, 1936: title page (Museum of Living Art, A.E. Gallatin Collection, New York University, 100 Washington Square East, New York) p. 3 (Museum of Living Art, New York University; opened Dec. 12, 1927 [as Gallery of Living Art])
    • found: NYU Grey Art Gallery website, 10 May 2017: about page (Between 1927 and 1943 New York University was home to A.E. Gallatin's Gallery of Living Art -- renamed the Museum of Living Art in 1936 -- which was restricted to "fresh and individual" works by living artists. At the time of its inauguration, the Gallery of Living Art was the only institution in the country that provided continuous public access to the latest international developments in modern art. In December 1942, constrained by the wartime economy, university administrators decided to convert the South Study Hall into a library processing facility. Gallatin was soon contacted by Fiske Kimball, director of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, who was familiar with the collection from his days as the first Samuel F.B. Morse Professor at NYU and the founder of its program in art history, the forerunner of NYU's Institute of Fine Arts. Kimball offered Gallatin a suite of rooms in which to hang his collection and agreed to allow him to continue to add or subtract works at will.)
    • found: New York times, Feb. 5, 1943: page 15 ("A.E. Gallatin Art finds a New Home," Notable collection of modern works goes permanently to the Philadelphia Museum. The notable collection of modern art formed by A.E. Gallatin has found a new, and this time permanent home. According to an announcement, just received, the collection has been transferred to the Philadelphia Museum. There it is to remain on loan, as a unit, during Mr. Gallatin's lifetime, and subsequently will become the property of the museum.)
    • found: Union List of Artist Names (Getty Research Institute) in VIAF, 10 May 2017 access point (Living Art Museum)
  • General Notes

    • [The Museum of Living Art, New York University, was founded in order that the public might have an opportunity of studying at least some of the many phases of the newer influences at work in progressive Twentieth Century painting -- not only in private collections and at dealers, but in a public museum containing a permanent collection.]
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    • 1997-09-17: new
    • 2017-05-11: revised
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