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Discerning Eye--Radcliffe Collectors' Exhibition (1974: Fogg Art Museum). Records of the Discerning Eye exhibition and symposia, 1970-1974: A Finding Aid

Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University

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Descriptive Summary

Call No.: SC 62
Repository: Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University
Creator: Discerning Eye--Radcliffe Collectors' Exhibition (1974: Fogg Art Museum)
Title: Records of the Discerning Eye exhibition and symposia, 1970-1974
Date(s): 1970-1974
Quantity: 1.67 linear feet (3 file boxes, 2 half file boxes)
Language of materials: Materials in English.
Abstract: Correspondence, catalogs, financial records, publicity, etc., for The Discerning Eye exhibition and symposium, an exhibit of works collected by Radcliffe College alumnae.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

Accession numbers: R80-24, R80-64, R84-9, R86-26
These papers were given to the Radcliffe College Archives by Susan Storey Lyman '49 ex-Chairman of the Radcliffe Board of Trustees, July 3, 1980 and by Louise Donovan, October 1980.

Processing Information:

Processed: October, 1980
By: Isabelle Bland Dry '35

Preferred Citation:

Records of the Discerning Eye exhibition and symposia, 1970-1974; item description, dates. SC 62, folder #. Radcliffe College Archives, Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

HISTORY

"The Discerning Eye," an exhibition of art treasures held at the Fogg Art Museum, October 9-November 24, 1974, was made up of works collected by Radcliffe alumnae, "demonstrating their understanding and support of the visual arts." The occasion was the brain-child of Anne Blake Smith '40 who in 1970 approached Mrs. Lyman about the possibility of such an event. The art consisted of paintings, sculpture, drawings, prints, illuminated manuscripts and decorative arts: furniture, porcelain, glass, silver and jewelry, and ranged from 1991 B.C. to the present. In connection with the exhibit, six symposia were held at the Fogg at weekly intervals, October 11-November 15. The underlying theme of the meetings were: Why have art? For whom is it significant?

SCOPE AND CONTENT

The collection consists of correspondence and forms describing the artwork exhibited, catalogues, expenses, publicity and speeches, reports and papers relating to the symposia.

CONTAINER LIST

Container List

Additional Index Terms

Art in Universities and colleges
Exhibition catalogs
Currier, Audrey Bruce
Fogg Art Museum
Jackson, John Brinckerhoff, 1909-1996
Lyman, Susan Storey
Phelps, Julia Sears
Radcliffe College--Alumni and alumnae
Stubbins, Hugh, 1912-2006
Wylie, Edith

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