Scope and Content Note

The records consist of departmental and exhibition records. The former is comprised of general correspondence and subject files. Documentation of exhibitions primarily consists of lender files, artist and object research files, photographs, draft catalogue writings and files of other subject peritinent to planning an exhibition, such as budget, labels and installation, travel, publicity, promotion and special events.

Currently, this record group documents the curatorial office during its years of operation as the Painting and Sculpture Department, and as the Department of European Painting before 1900, the title it assumed in 1974 and under which it continues to operate.