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Redmond, Roland Livingston, 1892-1982  Search this
Baziotes, William  Search this
Bourgeois, Louise  Search this
Brooks, James  Search this
Bultman, Fritz  Search this
De Kooning, Willem  Search this
Ernst, Jimmy  Search this
Ferber, Herbert  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Grippe, Peter J.  Search this
Hare, David  Search this
Hofmann, Hans  Search this
Lassaw, Ibram  Search this
Lipton, Seymour  Search this
Motherwell, Robert Burns  Search this
Newman, Barnett  Search this
Pollock, Jackson  Search this
Pousette-Dart, Richard  Search this
Reinhardt, Adolph Friedrich  Search this
Roszak, Theodore  Search this
Rothko, Mark  Search this
Schnabel, Day N.  Search this
Stamos, Theodoros  Search this
Sterne, Hedda  Search this
Still, Clyfford  Search this
Tomlin, Bradley Walker  Search this
Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
New York, N.Y.
1950 May 20
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Letter : 1 p. : typescript ; 28 x 22 cm.
Painters Jimmy Ernst, Adolph Gottlieb, Robert Motherwell, William Baziotes, Hans Hofmann, Barnett Newman, Clyfford Still, Richard Pousette-Dart, Theodore Stamos, Ad Reinhardt, Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Bradley Walker Tomlin, Willem de Kooning, Hedda Sterne, James Brooks, Weldon Kees, Fritz Bultman and sculptors Herbert Ferber, David Smith, Ibram Lassaw, Mary Callery, Day Schnabel, Seymour Lipton, Peter Grippe, Theodore Roszak, David Hare and Louise Bourgeois signed this letter in protest against the "monster national exhibition" at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibition was <em>American Painters, 1900-1950.</em> <br> The letter indicates that the artists took issue with the exhibit as it was not to include any "advanced art," as those organizing the exhibition were not fond of modern art. All artists listed agreed to not submit any artwork to the jury for the exhibition.
Open letter to Roland L. Redmond, President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1950 May 20. Hedda Sterne papers, 1939-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution Washington, D.C. 20560
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