"Diamond Jubilee: Masterpieces in America" was an exhibition assembled to celebrate the PMA's Seventy-fifth Anniversary. The purpose of the exhibition was not only to applaud the growth and success of the Museum, but also to illustrate the history of painting and drawing in America. Within the exhibition were one hundred paintings and one hundred drawings, and also, sculptures. Included were works by Cezanne, Degas, Matisse, Pollack, Eakins, Picasso, Demuth, Goya, and Raphael. Held from November 3, 1950 to February 11, 1951, the exhibition also coincided with numerous gifts to the Decorative Arts department, including a thirteenth century Limonges enamel chasse and a Bonnin and Morris salt cellar, dated to approximately 1770. The records of the "Diamond Jubilee Exhibition" contain press releases, installation documents, and object descriptions.
Decorative Arts Department Records : VII. Exhibition Records : A. "Diamond Jubilee Exhibition: Masterpieces in America." November 3, 1950-February 11, 1951
Subseries A. "Diamond Jubilee Exhibition: Masterpieces in America." November 3, 1950-February 11, 1951
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