Scope and Content Note


The Marcel Duchamp Exhibition Records contain correspondence, planning and installation records, clippings, ephemera, photographs, reference material, and other institutional records generated by the Department of Modern and Contemporary Art (formerly the Twentieth Century Art Department), during the course of organizing and/or participating in seven exhibitions concerning Marcel Duchamp: "Marcel Duchamp" (Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, 1973-1974); "Marcel Duchamp" (Musee National d'Art Moderne (France), 1977); "Exhibition of Marcel Duchamp" (Seibu Bijutsukan, 1981); "Marcel Duchamp" (Fundacio Joan Miró, 1984); "A propos of Duchamp" (Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1987); "Marcel Duchamp at Blainville" (Blainville-Crevon, 1991); and "Marcel Duchamp" (Palazzo Grassi, Venice, 1993). The collection also inlcudes limited and primarily registrarial information concerning the loan of two paintings to the "Duchamp Memorial Exhibition" (American Academy of Arts and Letters, 1970).