Subseries A. "Edouard Manet Retrospective." Nov. 3-Dec. 11, 1966


Scope and Content Note

In 1966 the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in cooperation with the Art Institute of Chicago, organized a comprehensive retrospective of works by Eduoard Manet. Comprising over 200 paintings and watercolors, the exhibition was the largest display of Manet's work since a Paris exhibition organized in memorium a year after his death in 1883. Due to the number of loans needed for the retrospective, the bulk of the exhibition records relate to loan forms and correspondence. The administrative files also include planning materials from the exhibition catalogue, publicity and attendance records, and documentation of a symposium that was held in conjunction with the exhibition.


Records are organized by loans, institutional correspondence, and administrative files.