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The Buffalo, N. Y., Museum of Science
Source: Officials of the Institution The Buffalo Museum of Science, in Humboldt Hoffman bronzes of selected racial types, the BerPark, was the first to plan and execute its exhibits muda Coral Reef group with its dancing beam so that they would tell a continuous and related of sunlight, the Hall of Conservation with its story of man's scientific knowledge; it was the famous spring and autumn wax flowers executed first to pioneer in work with children. It was the by the Marchand brothers, and the collection of first museum in the country to devote halls ex- Milestones of Science embracing first and early clusively to physics and chemistry, to astronomy. rare editions of the books epochal in the several to genetics, and to public health, and it is the fields of science. first to develop such an exhibit of prehistoric and The organs of the Transparent Man are sepaprimitive peoples as the Hall of Primitive Art. It rately illuminated, enabling the observer to visual. is a pioneer in adult museum education and in ize human anatomy as though possessed of an Xevening exhibit hours to make the Museum avail-ray eye. The many other exhibits in that hall able to business people,
explain in a graphic way the mechanisms and Some of the outstanding points for visitors to functions of the human body and its organs and see are: The Transparent Man, the Malvina point the way to longer life and greater efficiency.
Albright Art Gallery
Source: An Official of the Institution The Albright Art Gallery and the Buffalo, N. Y., nations are being obtained which will form Fine Arts Academy are under the same corporate principal sum that may be used over a period ownership. The gallery is noted for its sculpture, of years to acquire a collection representative of including the original Lehmbruck Kneeling Wom- the best work of these times. an; & 10th Century Cambodian Buddha Nagha; It is realized that such a room will succeed in Rodin's Age of Bronze; Emil A. Bourdelle's Vir- its purpose only if it is understood from the gin of Alsace; and Ivan Mestrovic's Innocentia, a beginning that its collection is experimental. PurYU Slav work.
ion" and will be looked Among the paintings are Madonna and Child. upon as subject to exchange, sale or other disby Luca Della Robbia; Gabriel Manigault, by Gil- posal according to the dictates of the room's bert Stuart; Mrs. Gabriel Manigault, by Gilbert administrators. No restrictive regulations will be Stuart; Femme Cousant, by Berthe Morisot; Head considered desirable where they may prove emof a Woman by Thomas Couture; Eleanor Jean barrassing in later years. Indeed the whole worth and Anna, by George Bellows; Sycamores, by of such a room will depend on recognition of the Daniel Garber; Boy and Angel, by Abbott H.
fact that buying in the modern field can succeed Thayer; The Wedding, by Gari Melchers; Deux only when flexibility of movement is assured and Danseuses en Jupes Vertes, by Edgar Degas, rectification of error is possible. Promenade Au Bood de la mer, by Paul Gaugin; The Academy conducts a professional art school Algerian Girl, by Edy Le Grand, Dr. Stresemann, which has reached thousands of young people and by Augustus John; The Sisters, by Giovanni started many well-known artists on their artistic Romagnola. A Gobelin tapestry shows Diana
careers. It has furnished hundreds of talented persuading Meleager to present the Boar's Head to
men and women for the advertiing agencies of Atalanta.
this and other cities. It has furnished about 85% The Academy has set aside a particular room in the Albright Art Gallery dedicated to the con
of the teaching force of the public school drawing tinuous display of contemporary art. Special do departments of the city.
Rochester, N. Y., Museum of Arts and Sciences
Source: An Official of the Institution The Rochester Museum of Arts and Sciences in mercial and industrial activity within the region
and is designed to illustrate the processes, products 1929 began to assemble complete collections which,
and uses of industrial articles produced within the step by step and grade by grade, would illustrate
area. the school curriculum of the City of Rochester.
(b) Natural Science includes geology and the The selection of material, motion pictures, models
biological sciences. and actual raw material is so arranged that it fits
(c) Social Science includes the study of civil into the immediate classroom needs of the teacher; history, culture history, industrial geography and 60,000 to 90,000 children are helped every month civics. by this service.
(d) The Educational division of the museum is The Museum, which is in Edgerton Park, is largely carried on through extension work with administered by the Municipal Museum Commis- adult and juvenile groups. sion of the City of Rochester and the fields of The Commission has authorized its museum to interest covered by the activities of the museum, publish original articles covering the fields of under the Commission, are those of: Industrial research, general guides to the museum and to Science, Natural Science, Social Science and Edu- scientific subjects, and special monographs. The cation.
institution conducts expeditions in the field of (a) Industrial Science covers the field of com- geology, archaeology and biology. Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences
Source: An Official of the Organization The Brooklyn Museum on Eastern Parkway at for designers in modern industries. The Museum Washington Avenue (Brooklyn Museum-Eastern is open daily from 10 to 5, Sundays from 1 to 6. Parkway Station of the IRT) is a general art mu- Admission is free at all times. seum arranged historically and geographically to The Brooklyn Children's Museum occupies two illustrate the fine arts and other cultural products buildings on Brower Park and is accessible from of world civilizations. Extensive South, Central the I.R.T., B.M.T., Independent and surface lines. and North American Indian collections. Collec- In addition to work with school classes, the tions of the Primitive Cultures of Africa and the Museum specializes in free playtime activities for Pacific Ocean. Assyrian, Greek and Roman ma- children in after-school hours, and on week-ends terial; one of the three best Egyptian collections in and holidays. Museum collections are not so the country, which includes the Egyptian Loan much exhibited as placed in the hands of the Collection of the New York Historical Society. children in shops, studios, playrooms, and on loan Medieval study collection, including both Byzan- in homes and schools. Children are encouraged tine and European objects. Renaissance collection and assisted to make their own natural history illustrating the chief schools of Italy. The Depart- collections pn field trips organized by the Museum ment of Painting and Sculpture has an outstanding Fine arts, history, geography, mineralogy and collection of American water colors, a comprehen- biology are the subjects of children's clubs, supsive collection of American oils, and a comprehen- ported by study collections, laboratory work, lecsive selection from European schools; also, Euro- tures, moving pictures, & library and other aids to pean and American sculpture. Special collections educational and recreational work. The Museum of Chinese, Japanese, Indian and Near Eastern is open free daily from 10 to 5: Sundays 2 to 5. objects. Also textile and print collections. Free The Institute also operates the Brooklyn Botanic concerts, moving pictures and art coures are Gardens and offers entertainment and courses of offered. Free services of the Industrial Division instruction at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
Source: Officials of the Institution Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, is, appear in life. A feature of this hall is a large at Roosevelt Road and Field Drive, Chicago. diorama reproducing part of an alpine meadow in
The exhibits, and the scientific study collections, the Rocky Mountains with its characteristic vegeare divided into four Departments-Anthropology, tation. Two halls are devoted to plant economics Botany, Geology and Zoology. Each of these in- (food plants, palms, and plant materials used in cludes many subdivisions such as archaeology, industry), and two to woods (North American, ethnology, plant economics, paleobotany, meteor- and foreign). itics, mineralogy, paleontology, mammalogy. or- The Department of Geology's exhibits are classinithology, ichthyology, herpetology, etc. The N. W. fied in two groups, one illustrating the scientific, Harris Public School Extension, a separately en- the other the economic and industrial relations of dowed department of the Museum, circulates more mineral products of the earth. The department is than 1,200 traveling exhibits among the schools, especially notable also for its great hall of and the James Nelson and Anna Louise Raymond paleontology, and for possession of the most comFoundation for Public School and Children's Lec-plete collection of meteorites in the world. In the tures, likewise separately endowed, provides lec- division of paleontology, in addition to a large and tures, motion pictures, guide-tours, and other important collection of fossil skeletons of preservices supplementing the educational work of historic animals, there is an extensive series of the schools, both within and outside the Museum. large mural paintings by Charles R. Knight showFor the benefit of scientists, and the public at ing these extinct creatures as scientific research inlarge as well, the Museum maintains a library of dicates they must have appeared in life, and several more than 118,000 volumes.
three-dimensional exhibits restoring important The Museum has recently opened a new Hall of species in life-size. There is also a large exhibit Babylonian Archaeology containing the results of representing in life-size a section of a forest of ten years' collecting and eight additional years of the Coal Age. research on the site of the ancient city of Kish Exhibits in the Department of Zoology include a in what is now Iraq.
classified series where each important animal can A unique exhibit, occupying an entire hall, is be found in its proper place; special habitat groups the famous Races of Mankind series of sculptures of the animals of different countries showing their in bronze and stone, representing types of the habits and natural surroundings; and preparations principal living peoples in all parts of the world. of animals or parts of animals to illustrate facts, These are the work of the noted sculptor Malvina and theories, about them in their relation to each Hoffman. Complementing this series is the Hall other and to man. The habitat groups are outstandof the Stone Age in which types of prehistoricing in number and variety, interest and beauty. men, from the Chellean period (about 250,000 Five entire halls are devoted to these, and others years ago) down to the dawn of history (about
are in preparation. The largest, Carl E. Akeley 6,000 B. C.) are restored, life-size, in dioramas de- Memorial hall, devoted to African game animals, picting scenes and activities of their times. The contains the principal taxidermic masterpieces of Department of Anthropology includes also excep; the well-known naturalist and sculptor for whom tionally extensive archaeological and ethnological it is named. Among the groups in the hall of collections representative of the Indians of North Asiatic animals is one of giant pandas, containing Central and South America; ancient Egypt, the first specimens of this animal ever to reach Babylonia, Etruria and Rome; China, Tibet, and the United States or to be obtained by white other parts of Asia, Africa; and the various island
hunters (they were collected in 1928 by Colonel groups of the South Pacific.
Theodore Roosevelt and Kermit Roosevelt, while Field Museum is the first general natural history leading a Field Museum expedition). Other halls museum to give to the science of botany attention are devoted to groups illustrating the ecology of and space comparable to that of other depart- North and South American mammals, marine ments. Its botanical exhibits, occupying five large mammals, and birds. halls, give a general idea of the plant world, its Admission is always free to children; to adults range of forms, and its relation to human life. In Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays; other days the Hall of Plant Life is a display of characteristic the entrance fee is 25 cents. Hours 9 A. M. to 4 forms of plants from the lowest minute species P. M. in November, December, January and Febsuch as bacteria and algae (represented as they ruary: 9 A. M. to 5 P. M. in March, April, Sepwould be seen through a microscope) to the highest tember and October; 9 A. M. to 6 P. M. in May. forms reproduced in meticulous detail as they June, July and August.
Source: An Official of the Organization The Oriental Institute of the University of implements-Pleistocene--go back to the beginning Chicago is a research laboratory for the investiga- of the European Ice Age, and are therefore the tion of the early human career, which is now
oldest human implements yet found in the Near believed to have occurred in the ancient Near
East. They may date, the Survey says, anywhere East, the region folded like a horse shoe around
from several hundred thousand to a million years
ago. It was in the Nile Valley that the earliest the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea.
known society arose at the dawn of civilization. The Institute operates from its American head- The oldest centers of early civilization in Westquarters at the University, where it carries on ern Asia were along the east end of the Highland researches of its field expeditions.
Zone (the zone extends from the Aegean Sea eastSomewhat east of its earliest course the Nile ward and southeastward to Persia), and in drainage began to cut a channel which finally Babylonia and Syria. deepened and expanded into the present Nile In the Institute headquarters there is a series Valley. Along this later Nile the Institute's Survey of five exhibition halls in which are displayed discovered a stretch of over 60 miles of former Nile
representative collections of objects from the field, bed (now dry) some 60 feet in depth, and at the some acquired by purchase but most of them bottom of this gravel bed they found stone imple- drawn from the Institute's field expeditions. ments wrought by the hands of man and marking There is a roll of the Egyptian Book of the the advent of man in Egypt. The age of these | Dead, and many Arabic and other manuscripts.
Museum of Natural History, Eugene, Ore.
Source: Officials of the Institution The Museum of Natural History is connected Brea near Los Angeles, Calif. with the University of Oregon, in Eugene. It has The Herbarium has mounted specimens from collections relating to geology, botany, zoology and Oregon d the Pacific Northwest, with several anthropology.
thousand from the eastern states and the PhilipIncluded in the Condon Museum of Geology is pines. material from the John Day fossil beds in central The anthropological collections of the University Oregon; collections of minerals arranged accord- were designated by the Legislature (1935) as the ing to the Dana classifications; an educational set Oregon State Museum of Anthropology. The colof rocks and minerals, given by the U. S. Geological lections consist of skeletal material and of cultural Survey; suites of fossils, both vertebrate and in- material from both archeological and contempovertebrate, from various regions in the western rary sources. part of the American continent: & complete skele- The University has about 5.000 specimens of ton of the saber-tooth tiger from the Rancho La vertebrates available for study.
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.
Source: Officials of the Institution The collection of paintings is particularly rep- quities; furniture; stained glass windows; etc. resentative of American artists. The sculptures
The building is open to the public on Mondays include casts from the antique and Renaissance,
from noon to 4:30 P. M., other week days 9:00 as well as original works in marble and bronze. 2:00 to 5:00 P. M.
A. M. to 4:30 P. M., Sundays and holidays from
The institution is located at There are over 100 original bronzes by Antoine New York Avenue and 17th St. N.W. Louis Barye, French sculptor, of animals.
The Corcoran School of Art, also endowed by the The W. A. Clark Collection, received in 1928, founder, is open from October to May, inclusive, contains paintings by Dutch, French, English and with no tuition fee, the only expense being an another masters; a fine collection of Persian rugs, nual entrance fee of $25 and ne cost of the stuespecially Ispahan; tapestries; laces; faience; anti- dent's materials.
Alabama State Museum
Source: Officials of the Institution The State Museum, University, Ala., contains in State. the geological section, 20,000 specimens and sam- A tract of 175 acres of land comprising the ples of the ores and minerals of that State and archaeological relics at Moundsville is owned by over 7,500 specimens from all over the world. the museum. There are 36 mounds in the area, There is a large collection of fossils from the which have yielded many thousands of objects Cretaceous and Tertiary ages of Alabama and the and a quantity of skeletal material during the past Gulf Coast, and others from abroad. Of marine six years; also collections of both artifacts and shells there are over 300,000, native and foreign. skeletons, with accompanying data, from northThe herbarium of 2,500 species of ferns and flow- eastern Arkansas, secured during comparative ering plants is practically complete as to Ala- studies of cultures similar to those in parts of Alabama. Colombia is represented by 150 species of bama; King collection of stone objects from Kenferns. Also in the museum are more than 9,000 tucky, numbering 2.000; Fletcher collection of obspecies and 80,000 specimens of beetles; 900 speci- jects from northeast Arkansas, numbering 300 mens of 216 species of Alabama birds; and 1,400 specimens most of which are pottery: 30 burial specimens of the reptiles and batrachians of that urns. with accompanying data.
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Source: An Official of the Institution The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, in Richmond, head, the Bryan family, Mrs. John Barton Payne, opened to the public on Jan. 16, 1936, is located Philip P. Barbour and the artist (G. P. A. Healy); on the R. E. Lee Camp Soldiers' home grounds. John Elliott (Cornelis Janssens: Janssens van Among the founders was the late John Barton Ceulen). Payne who gave money and his collections of Landscape (H. Bolton Jones); Ecce Homo (Jean pictures, etchings, books, furniture, and carvings. Jouvenet); Sylvan Landscape (William Keith);
Among the paintings in the permanent collection Evelyn Byrd (Sir Godfrey Kneller); Portrait of a in the museum are:
Gentleman (Nicholas de Largilliere); Lord Byron Holy Family (Andrea del Sarto); Landscape and (Sir Thomas Lawrence); Portrait of a Lady (Sir Cattle (Nicolaas Berchem); Portrait of a_Scholar Peter Lely); Judge Payne; Madonna of the Rappa(Ferdinand Bol); Pocahontas (Richard N. Brooke); hannock; the Last Supper (Gari Melchers); BeGrand Canal Venice (Antonid G. Canaletto); Wind trayal of Christ (Adam F. van der Meulen). in the East (Emil Carlsen); Hilda Spong (William Isle in the Seine (Claude Monet) adoration of the M. Chase); Crossing the stream (Walter Clark); Shepherds; Adoration of the Magi (Murillo) Portrait of a Lady (Claudio Coello).
Italian Landscape (Gaspard Poussin); Madonna of Lord Spencer (John Singleton Copley); Interior the Cherries (Raibolini); Magdalen (Guide Reni); of Kitchen (Jacob Carnelis Delff); James Barbour Lady Doubleday (Sir Joshua Reynolds); Rescue of (Chester Harding); Looking Into the Little South St. Catherine (Peter Paul Rubens); Italian SeaRoom (Childe Hassam); Separate Portraits of port (Claude Vernet); Gentleman With a GoldJohn C. Calhoun, Henry Clay, Henry W. Long- headed Can (Gilbert Stuart). There are two porfellow, Daniel Webster, Mrs. Lucy Page White- traits by Thomas Sully.
Mint Museum of Art
Source: An Official of the Institution The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, N. C., is a The Museum has a promising beginning of a rebuilt structure, in Eastover Park. It was the first permanent collection of art objects. A few of the mint in the United States, established in 1835. At paintings are listed as follows: "Madonna and that time the Southern Appalachian Region was Child, by, Francesco Granacci; "Queen Char
by Allan Ramsay"Woman in Black," by the only gold mining area in this country.
John W. Alexander; "Quiet Corner," by John W. Thomas A. Edison came to Charlotte in 1901 to
Alexander, “The Golden Hour," by William Hart; look into the subject of gold in the South. He
"Stone House, Old Lyme, Conn., by Childe Hasworked in the building for two years, making sam; "The Baptism of Virginia Dare," by George experiments in the process of separating gold from Ade; "Spring,” by Bolton Jones, and a portrait of ore by means of electricity, but he became dis- Flora Macdonald, gift of friends of the museum. couraged because he found that gold did not exist The eagle from the facade of the old building has in sufficient quantity to warrant the kind of been restored by Mrs. S. B. Alexander and is held operations in which he was interested.
as one of the museum's choicest treasures.
The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Va.
Source: Officials of the Institution The Mariners' Museum, Newport News, Va.. fishing boats from Portugal and Spain, a typical a tract of nearly 1,000 acres which includes Lake Yankee whaleboat made by Beetle of New BedMaury, formed by damming an estuary (Waters ford, a Chesapeake Bay log canoe and a 50-1t. Creek) of the James River. The museum Was
"bugeye"'; an Indian war canoe from Vancouver, founded by Archer Milton Huntington and was
and other wood canoes, kayaks and dugouts from
the West Indies, Canada, Florida and other lochartered (June 2, 1930). The park and lake are
calities. stocked and are a game sanctuary.
Bronze and iron cannon and small arms are well A model-making shop equipped with modern
are swords, cutlasses, knives, tools was installed at the Museum. The output of boarding hatches and pikes. this shop now on display at the Museum consists of The navigational instruments include astrolabes, models of Fulton's Clermont; Tug John Twohy, Jr.; cross staffs, various forms of quadrants and sexMorgan Liner El Sud; Dollar Liner President tants, compasses, barometers, hour glasses, watches. Coolidge; Freight Steamer Agwidale: U.S. Iron- clocks and chronometers. clad Monitor; U. S. Frigate Merrimac; C. S. Iron- The hand tools used by ship carpenters, coopers, clad Virginia; River Steamer Jamestown, Yacht riggers, sail makers, rope makers and chronometer Viking: Confederate blockade runner Hope; Stan- makers Illustrate the great changes which have dard Oil tanker John D. Archibald; a Confederate occurred in a relatively short time when these tools blockade runner.
are compared with the modern equipment of shipThere has been accumulated a sharpie from yards and of the makers of auxiliaries. New Haven, a sponge fishing boat from Florida, The influence of the sea is illustrated by ship a sampan, A Tahitian pirogue. a small Dutch decorated china, postage stamps, medals, coins and sailing yacht, & felucca from San Francisco Bay, paper money.
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Source: Officials of the Institution The most distinguished Department of the Boston textiles seeking_information and inspiration. The Museum of Fine Arts, on Huntington Ave., is the Department of Decorative Arts contains sculptures, Asiatic and the collection of Chinese and Japanese furniture, and minor arts, from the beginning of
the Middle Ages to the present day. Its best sculpture and painting is the most important in the Occident and outside of Tokyo. Certain pieces known display, however, is probably the series
of American Period Rooms of the seventeenth to like the Chinese Dragon Roll of the thirteenth
the early nineteenth century. There are also other century or the so-called Keion Roll of the same
fine Period Rooms, French_and English, and a period in Papan are well known.
very important collection of English and American The Indian collection is, too, probably the most silver. Among the latter are many famous pieces distinguished one outside of India. There is a by Paul Revere. smaller but very important collection of the arts
The Print Department is one of the most active of the Near East. Many of the objects were ob- in the Museum. It has the most extensive and tained by the Museum's excavations. The collec
important collection of prints in the United States lions of the Egyptian Department were obtained and its study rooms are constanly in use. One of almost entirely through excavation, especially at the largest Departments and most active is that Gizeh where the Museum has been at work for of Western Painting. It contains important pieces thirty years. Thanks partly to the skill and tact of the artists of all the important schools from of the Curator, Dr. Reisner, and partly to the the early Sienese and Florentine to the present good fortune of having obtained a most fruitful day. Certain pictures like Velazquez' Infanta with Old Kingdom site, the quality of the best
pieces the Dwarf, El Greco's Fray Paravicino, Van der is on a par with those of the Cairo Museum, and Weyden's St. Luke Drawing the Virgin, Remin actual quality, probably ahead of any other brandt's st. John, Ambrogia Lorenzetti's
Madona collection outside of Cairo. The majority of the na, Canaletto's great View of Venice, Gaugin's pieces in the Classical Collection go back to the Que Sommes-Nous?, and Renoir's Bal à Bougival early years of the Museum when it was especially make the Department a place of pilgrimage. The active in that field. A few, like the two fourth European section is especially strong in the French, century heads, the Eros Relief, the Chryselephan- nineteenth century. The American collection is tine Statuette, and the Gold Bowl would equal in particularly distinguished in the work of Copley importance anything in the Acropolis Museum. and Stuart, and other colonial portrait painters.
There is a large and growing, Department of The Athenaeum portraits of Washington and Textiles, especially strong in the French and Martha Washington by Gilbert Stuart are perPlemish Art of the Middle Ages, and in Asiatic and haps the most popular in the Museum. Among Peruvian Textiles. It is constantly used by the later Americans, the best represented are students of Design and by workers in modern Whistler, Sargent and Winslow Homer.
Bourne Whaling Museum, New Bedford, Mass.
Source: Officials of the Institution The Bourne Whaling Museum of the Old Dart- In the Museum are models of other whaling mouth Historical Society, in New Bedford, Mass., ships, frigates and other craft; articles made from was founded by Miss Emily H. Bourne, as а whalebone; ship figure heads; whale's teeth; skull memorial to her father, the late Jonathan Bourne,
of a sea elephant; model of a Chinese junk: bone one of the most successful vhaling merchants. In
lantern; whale ivory and bone canes; sled made of
whale bone. the Museum is the largest model in the world, that
Also in the Museum is a London-made British of his favorite vessel, the Lagoda.
drum captured at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The Among the exhibits is the crew list of the drummer had been killed by an American soldier. whaleship Acushnet, which bears the name of The drum was given to a drummer boy from Rhode Herman Melville, who gathered experience for Island. Levi Smith. Repaired and restored it "Moby Dick" on the voyage. He was 21 years old. was the legacy of the late Israel Smith, The ship hailed from Fair Haven, Capt. Valentine Another treasure of the museum is a pitcher Pease. She cleared from New Bedford, Dec. 30, with a portrait of the ship Rebecca, built by 1840.
George Claghorn who built the Constitution. Worcester, Mass., Art Museum
Source: An Official of the Institution The Worcester Art Museum was founded in 1896 for elementary and secondary schools. by Stephen Salisbury.
"The School of the Worcester Art Museum occuThe permanent collections contain selections of pies the Salisbury House at 24 Highland Street. European, American and Asiatic art of all periods. Recently reorganized and operated under the direct They are notably strong in paintings of the Italian, supervision of the Museum, the School now offers a French, Spanish and American Schools. Painting, general course in fine and commercial art. The sculpture and decorative arts of Egypt, Mesopo: curriculum is designed to develop the individual tamia and the ancient East, and of Classical and creative
of the student and provide him Mediaeval times are also represented, as well as with technical proficiency in the various media of the art of Asia and the Near East. Separate de art expression. Special emphasis, is laid upon partments are maintained for the study and dis- current commercial and industrial problems with a play of prints and engravings, textiles, metalwork, view to making the student, as rapidly as possible, glass and domestic crafts.
a self-sustaining member of the community. The Library of the Museum contains over 12,000
Among the religious paintings in the Museum, books and periodicals on art and related subjects acquired in 1938, is the Man of Sorrows raised which may be consulted by the public. It also from the tomb and supported by two angels. The contains a loan collection of about 27,000 mounted representation is the familiar one associated in the photographs and 16,000 lantern slides covering late middle ages with the legend of the Vision of subjects in art-architecture, sculpture, painting Saint Gregory and which was in constant demand and minor arts-history and travel, and exhibitions for objects of special prayer and indulgence,
Currier Gallery of Art
Source: An Official of the Institution The Currier Gallery of Art, Manchester, N. H., There are 276 glass cup plates; also collections contains the Howe collection of early American of early American glass, chiefly of the present antiques-furniture, household accessories, pot- variety. tery and glass, textiles; pewters and rugs, bed- English ple-crust plates and platters; English spreads, table cloths, shawls, needlework.
printed-ware cups and saucers. Household utensils on exhibition include a Con- Among the paintings are examples of Copley, necticut oven; tin hot dish cover; iron boiling pot Sargent, Raeburn, Stuart, Clays, Alma-Tadema, for doughnuts; two brass kettles: copper warming Isabey, Bonheur, Bougereau, Corot, Cuyp, Daupan; two metal oil lamps; rope tightener for poster bigny, Gainsborough, Inness, Schreyer, Wyant, bed; oil lamp with sandwich glass bowl; painted Ziem. tin tray; eight pairs of steel-bladed, bone-handled Etchings and engravings, Chinese prints, Goyn knives and forks; two salt-glaze jugs; early sew- block prints, sculptures, bronzes, carvings, Ameriing machine; hand-wrought nails; steelyards or can Indian relics, tapestries, vases, weapons, medscales; two yarn-winders or “Diddy-nodders". als, and coins, are shown.
Texas Memorial Museum, Austin
Source: Officials of the Institution The Texas Memorial Museum on San Jacinto Negro, and American Indian are shown. Many Boulevard, Austin, was opened to the public Janu- cases are devoted to the stone and flint work of the ary 15, 1939. The directors are the Regents of Texas Indians. Others contain numerous specimens The University of Texas. Exhibits cover anthro
of Caddoan and Asinai pottery, smoking pipes, and
shell ornaments. Seven dioramas in an alcove of pology, botany, geology, history, and zoology. The
this room represent the domestic life of some of Museum is open to the public weekdays 10-12 a.m. the better known tribes of Texas Indians. and 2-5 p.m.; Sundays, 2-5 p.m. The entrance to
The botany and zoology exhibits are on the third the Museum is into Memorial Hall designed to floor. These represent various phases of plant commemorate notable events in Texas history. and animal life, particularly as found in Texas. History exhibits are on this floor.
Illustrations of Texas wildflowers in natural colors The anthropology exhibits are on the fourth floor. are on this floor. The tools, utensils, weapons, ornaments and cos- The geology exhibits, including fossils and mintumes of several races of man and many tribes are erals, are. on the ground floor. In a room at the represented. The north half of the exhibit hall north on this floor are five dioramas illustrating contains ethnological materials and the south half types of oil fields in Texas. In the recess at the archaeological materials. Interesting collections of east side of this room is the skeleton of one of the objects of the Chinese, Japanese, Javanese, African largest of the bony fishes.
The Museum of New Mexico
Source: An Official of the Institution The Museum of New Mexico, a state, institution, , race and its implements. has its headquarters in the historic Palace of the The main room illustrates the living Indian of Governors, the oldest public building in the United
the Southwest and his cultural attainments.
The Museum is also engaged in extension work, States, built in 1610, on the Plaze of Santa Fe.
and has developed branch museums in several other The exhibits of th Museum are almost entirely
New Mexico cities. The Museum also adminsters confined to the Southwest. The Palace proper the State Monuments, four of which contain ruins contains the archaeological exhibits and a section of early Spanish Missions. on the post-Spanish periods, under the direction of The management of the Museum is provided by the State Historical Society.
the School of American Research, a corporation A second building, an Art Museum, contains under the direction of the Archaeological Institute permanent and temporary exhibits of the work of of America. Southwestern artists.
The School of American Research also carries on A third building, the Hall of Ethnology, has a research in South America, Central America and series of exhibits on the evolution of the human in the Southwest.
Museum of Navajo Ceremonial Art
Source: An Official of the Institution The Museum of Navajo Ceremonial Art, founded forms of the art in India, Tibet, and China-and by Miss Mary C. Wheelwright, is located on the possibly far earlier Asiatic sources--they are a Camino Lejo, near the Old Pecos Road, two miles
unique contribution to the art of the Americas. southeast of the Santa Fe plaza. The site, com
The importance of these paintings for the student prising 10 acres in the foothills of the Sangre de of primitive art and religion is that they are Cristo mountains, is the gift of Miss A. E. White. myths and rituals-the only example of such a comThe architect was Wm. P. Henderson,
plete record in this respect among American InDesigned as an interpretation in modern form of dians. a Navajo ceremonial Hoghan, the building itself is In the Research Department, the Wheelwright an integral background for the exhibition of sand Collections include over 300 sand paintings tranpaintings, as well as a repository, for the myths, scribed from the originals by various recorders on music, poetry, sacred lore and objects connected different parts of the Navajo Reservation; music with Navajo religion.
records of approximately 2000 Navajo chants; The purpose of the Museum is thus to perpetuate ceremonial objects, baskets, blankets and silver: for the general public, for research students, and and an extensive library of books and manuscripts for the Indians themselves, this great example of on Navajo art and religion. Comparative material a primitive people's spiritual culture.
from Asia and other countries is also represented. The extraordinary beauty achieved by Navajo The collections are constantly being augmented by sand paintings, in what is probably the most feld work, purchase and gifts. ephemeral of all forms of graphic art, entitles The facilities of the Research Department and them to an enduring record. Both because of their Library are available, under the rules of the highly developed symbolism, and because of the Museum, to members and accredited research interesting parallel they afford to present-day students.
Denver Art Museum
Source: Oficials of the Institution The Denver Art Museum, in its Indian Art De- beadwork of the Plains and Great Lakes tribes. partment, which is being constantly enlarged, is Another outstanding collection is that of modrich in the products of the Southwest tribes. The ern Indian Pueblo water colors, probably the Pueblo pottery collection is one of the best in the largest in any museum. Equally important is the country. It contains hundreds of specimens of collection of plates of Indian designs. These plates every sort of modern work. The collection of are made by the department's artists as part of Navajo blankets is also outstanding. Almost all the Museum's educational work and to give an other types of Indian weaving are represented. The opportunity to local students to study Indian art. basket collection of several hundred items makes This collection numbers well over one thousand possible a survey of the entire field, since very few and is constantly being increased. types of basketry are not included.
Other objects in the Museum galleries Include The wood carver's art of the Alaska and British the permanent collections of paintings, sculpture, Columbia Indians is well represented as is the water colors, prints and drawings.
Arizona State Museum
Source: Officials of the Institution The Arizona State Museum, a department of natural history materials. There are about 25,000 the University of Arizona, in Tucson, was estab- specimens in the Museum. Outstanding exhibits lished as a Territorial Museum in 1893 and was
and collections include the following:
Set of 6 original Navaho Indian sand paintings. installed in a separate building in 1935, with the
Excellent Western Apache exhibit, perhaps the Department of Anthropology of the University in
most complete in existence. the same building.
Tree ring exhibit, including a 10-foot section of The Museum is chiefly anthropological, stress.
Giant Sequoia with over 1700 annual rings. ing particularly the archaeology and ethnology of Prehistoric Southwestern textile, pottery, stone the Southwest. However, there are historical and and bone work.