Scope and Content Note


At present this record group documents two exhibitions: "Giorgio de Chirico and the Myth of Ariadne" (2002/2003), and "Jacques Lipchitz and Philadelphia" (2004). The 2.5 linear feet of records pertaining to the de Chirico exhibition consist of research files. Topics include the artist's drawings at the Musee Picasso, relationship between the artist and the contemporary writings of the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzche, de Chirico's influence on pop artist Andy Warhol, and other themes explored in the exhibition and related website. The Lipchitz exhibition records measure nearly 4 linear feet and and document every aspect of the exhibition, from loans and installation to merchandising, publicity and exhibition opening. There are also research files, clippings, gallery label drafts, slides and audiovisual materials. Records beginning in 1990 to a cancelled traveling exhibition featuring Alfred Stieglitz, which was to come to Philadelphia in 2003, are included in the Twentieth Century Art Department Records.

Folder-level inventories are available in the Archives.