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Intermediate Painting: Scale, Process, and Presence: Bennington Visual Arts History

This is a research guide for J Blackwell's Intermediate Painting: Scale, Process, and Presence (PAI4301.01) course.

Visual Arts Exhibitions at Bennington

1936

  • Student Painting and Drawing. Front studios, Commons. June 6 Schedule
  • Student Sculpture. Sculpture Studio. June 6 Schedule
  • Student Printing. Print shop in Bingham basement. June 6 Schedule

1939

  • Kandinsky, Feininger, Klee. September 25 - October 4 Schedule
  • Lehmbruck sculpture, drawings and etchings. October 9 - 18 Schedule
  • Work of Graduate Students in Harvard Architectural School. October 25 - November 1 Schedule
  • Gouaches by Zadkine. November 5 - 16 Schedule
  • American Graphic Arts (Dwight , Dehn, Gág, Cook and Hechenbleickner). November 20 - 2Schedule
  • Paintings by Paul Feeley. November 27 - December 2 Schedule
  • Peruvian Arts and Crafts, loaned by Elisa Chinarro. December 3 - 10 Schedule
  • Watercolors by E. A. Park. December 11 - 20 Schedule

1940

  • Work by Austin Purves, Jr. March 11 - 25 Schedule
  • Commercial and Industrial Design by Pratt Institute Students. March 25 - April 1 Schedule
  • Paintings by Max Beckmann. April 8 - 18 Schedule
  • Abstractions by Charles Smith. April 22 - May 2 Schedule
  • Gouaches by Jean Lurcat. May 6 - 16 Schedule
  • Sculpture by William Edmondson. May 20 - 30 Schedule
  • Portraits by Contemporary American Artists. June 3 - 10 Schedule

1941

  • Student Art Exhibit. March 18. 3rd Floor Commons. College Week
  • Guatemala Show-"Native Textiles, Costumes, Jewelry, Masks and Sculpture." March 18. College Week
  • Smith College Graduate School of Architecture & Landscape. April 7-April 19. Halls Outside Theatre. College Week
  • Herta and Simon Moselsio " Sculpture executed in various mediums including ceramics, stone and wood." May. Halls of Commons Theatre. College Week
  • Mr. Park and Mr. Krob Joint Exhibition. May 2-May 17. Halls of the Theatre. College Week
  • Non-Objective Paintings on loan from the Guggenheim. Carriage Barn Gallery. October.  College Week 
  • Charles Smith. October. Carriage Barn Lounge. College Week
  • Frances Colburn. December 1-December 15. Carriage Barn. College Week

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1947

  • Student Work Exhibit (BarbaraGoldberg, Marilyn Lord, Vasso Boloyannis, Ruth Livingston, Christina Marquand, Mary .. Lou Chapman, Huldah Curl, Jeanne Johnson, Nancy Hauck, Grace Russell, Jane Langhans). May. Dining Room. Newspaper Review pg. 3
  • Faculty Art Exhibition Reviewed (Paul Feeley, Daniel Shapiro, George Holt, Herta Moselsio, Mr. Kessler). September. Commons. Newspaper Review pg. 4
  • From the Harry Salpeter Gallery Collection (Leo Quanchi, Sidney Livingston, Joseph Kaplan, Arthur Faber, Angus Smith, Irving Lehman). September. Third Floor Commons. Newspaper Review pg. 4

1948 

  • Georges Roualt from the Collection of Louis Black from Misery and War Series. October. Exhibition List

1949 

  • Art Faculty Exhibit (George Holt, Bernard Kessler, Jane Wasey, Paul Feeley, Daniel Shapiro). April. Third Floor Commons. Newspaper Article pg. 3
  • Sculpture Exhibit-"Pieces on loan from the Clay Club Sculpture Center of New York." April 25-May 3. 3rd Floor Commons. College Week
  • Life Magazine Exhibitions-The Medieval World. April Newspaper Article pg. 3
  • Daniel Shapiro "Prints, Drawings, and Designs". May 9-May 15. Third Floor Commons. College Week
  • Life Magazine Exhibitions-Age of Enlightenment. October 

1950

  • Charles Virga-Drawings. May. Exhibition List
  • Life Magazine Exhibitions-Photographs, The Protestant Revolution. June. Exhibition List
  • Brooklyn Museum Art School-Student Exhibit (Alvarez Belarmino, William H. Berkeley, Herbert D. Brown, Edmond Casarella, S. Alfio Cristina, Rolando Gutierrez, Murray Guzik, James Haseltine, Elnora E. Hauser, Larry Homar, Arthur Josephson, Hazel Lloyd, Rolando Lopez, William McNamara, Danny Pierce. Chris Ritter, Walter Rogalski, Charles Virga ,Jane Winsberg-Haseltine, Harold Zussin). Fall 
  • Art Faculty-Recent Works. September 11-September 24. 3rd Floor Commons. College Week
  • Ben Enwonwu-Painter & Sculptor. Carriage Barn Lounge. November 15. College Week
  • Bennington College Art Faculty & Others-Annual Overlea Inn Exhibit. December 5. College Week

1951

  • Esther Gentle. March 26-April 2. Exhibition Gallery. College Week & Exhibition List
  • The Armory Show-Arranged by Katherine White, Prints loaned by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Photostatic copies of contemporary newspaper articles obtained f'rom Museum of Modern Art Library . April 3-14. College Week
  • Clay Bartlett-Paintings. April 15-April 30. Art Gallery. College Week & Exhibition List
  • Francis Colburn-Paintings. April 15-April 30. Art Gallery. College Week
  • John Atherton-Paintings. May 15-May 30
  • Syd Gordin-Construction & Metal Works. June 1-June 15. Exhibition Review
  • French Posters from Wittenborn and Company. Fall 
  • Tibor De Nagy Group Exhibition (Robert Goodnough, Alfred Leslie, George Hartigan, Helen Frankenthaler, Larry Rivers, Harry Jackson, Pennerton West, Rene Bouche). November 3-November 17. Exhibition List
  • Milton Avery. November 15-December 16
  • David Smith-Sculpture. November 17-November 25. Exhibition Description, Newspaper Article pg. 3 & Exhibition List
  • Bill Brandt & Harry Callahan-Photography. November 30. Student Lounge. College Week
  • Leading Photographers-Circulated by the Museum of Modern Art(Harry Callahan, Bill Brandt. November 30-December 21. Exhibition List

1952

1953

  • Arundell Clarke-Fabrics. Spring. Exhibition List 
  • Nine Women Painters (Fannie Hillsmith, Hedda Sterne, Pennerton West, Linda Lindeberg, Perle Fine, Alice Trumbull Mason, Sonia Sekula, Helen Frankenthaler, Joan Mitchell). March 20-April 2. Exhibition Program & Exhibition List
  • Mariska Karasz-Abstractions in Needlework. May 30-June 7. Exhibition List
  • Rassie Gifford-Paintings. June 13-June21. Exhibition List
  • Student Art Exhibit. September 9. Various Locations. College Week
  • Lithographs by Toulouse-Lautrec from M. Knoedler & Co. November. Exhibition List
  • Theodoros Stamos-Paintings. November 1953. Exhibition List

1954

  • Lawrence Art Museum Exhibition - Williams College. April 1954
  • Adolph Gottlieb-Paintings/Retrospective. May 7-May 23

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1960

  • Surrealist Art-Paintings & Sculpture. April 7-April 29
  • Moselsio-Painting & Sculpture Retrospective. May 24-June 12
  • Nina Howell Starr-Photographs. September 1960
  • Morris Louis-Paintings. October 19-November 15
  • Lyman Kipp-Sculpture & Drawings. December 12-December 21

1961

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1963

  • Jesse Reichek-Paintings. March 11-March 22
  • Soviet Avant-Garde Art (Stepan Chukhanov, Vasily Sorokin, Ivan Grishin, Trofim Nazarov, Vladimir Promyslov, Alexei Surovegin, Evgeny Vuchetich, Alexander Petkov, Andrei Startsev, Sergei Kalinychev, Viktor Osipenko, Ivan Grishin) . April. Exhibition List
  • Sylvia Sleigh. May 
  • Daniel Shapiro-Prints. October 7-October 26
  • Jerry Werner-Paintings. October 21-November 9. Exhibit List

1964

  • Alexander Liberman-Paintings. April 
  • Maxfield Parrish-Paintings. May 4-May 26. Exhibition Pamphlet
  • Four Potters (James Crumrine, Karen Karnes, Hui Ka Kwong, Toshiko Takaezu). May 25-June 11. Exhibition List
  • Jack Bush-Paintings. September 14-October 2
  • Eight Young Artists-Painting & Sculpture (Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Patricia Johanson, Douglas Ohlson, Walter Darby Bannard, Robert Huot, Antoni Milkowski, Terrence Syverson). November 

1965

  • Lajos Szalay-Drawings. October. Commons Lounge. Exhibition List
  • Charles Ginnever-Sculpture. October 27-November 25
  • Joe Brotherton-Paintings. November 19-December 1
  • William Turnbull=Paintings. December 2-December 17

1966

1967

  • Robert Cronin-Shaped Canvas Sculpture. March 9-March 25 
  • Thomas George-Drawings. March 25-April 21. Exhibition Invitation
  • Ceramics & Glass (Norman Schulman, Jack O'Leary, Jeff Schlanger, William Wyman, Val Cushing, Bill Lau, Frans Wildenhain, Joel Myers). May1-May 12. Exhibition Invitation
  • Group Exhibition-Painting and Sculpture (Martin Canin, Clinton Hill Mario Yrissary Frazer Dougherty, Robert Swain, Michael Todd) . May 14-June 6. Exhibition Poster
  • An Exhibition of Recent Figurative Art-Paintings (Philip Pearlstein, Al Leslie, Gabriel Laderman, Richard Miller, Jack Beal, Sidney Tillim, Alex Katz) . October. Exhibition Invitation
  • Milton Avery. Nov 15- Dec 16. Carriage Barn Invitation and Press Release
  • Visual Poetry-Graphic & Concrete Poetry (Ian Hamilton Finlay John Furnival Hoedard, Dom Sylvestre, John J. Sharkey). December. Barn Entry

1968

  • Dolores Dembus Bittleman-Weavings. March. Barn Gallery Exhibition Invitation
  • Falk Collection-Chinese Pottery. March 28-April 12
  • Paul Feeley-Drawings & Watercolors Retrospective 1927-1966. April 13-May 4. Exhibition Catalogue
  • Frank Stella--Paintings. May 13-May 28. Exhibition Invitation
  • Richard Haas=Boxes. November 13-December 2. Exhibition Invitation
  • Natvar Bhavsar-Serigraphs & Relief Prints . December. Administration Barn Gallery 

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1971 

  • Russian Posters from Joel Perlman. March 23-April 6. Exhibition List
  • Group Exhibition: Paintings without Supports (Manny Farber, Carole Haerer, Sol LeWitt, Robert Ryman, Alan Shields, Richard Tuttle, Dorothea Rockburne) . March 30-April 23. Exhibition List
  • Richard Haas-Pencils,Drawings & Prints. April 15-May 6. Barn Gallery. Exhibition List
  • Jules Olitski-Prints. Adm. Barn Gallery. May-June. Exhibition List
  • Senior Exhibition. June. Exhibition Program
  • Sophie Healy-Drawings. October 31-November 13. Exhibition List
  • Piranisi Etchings. December

1972

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1974 

  • Clinton Hill Prints. March
  • Nova Scotia Print Workshop. May. Commons Lounge
  • Graduate Exhibition. May. 
  • Senior Exhibition. June. Exhibition Program

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1982

  • Second Annual Elizabeth Reed Keller Memorial Exhibition (Bill Jensen, Louise Fishman, Judy Pfaff, Stuart Diamond, Guy Goodwin). March 16-April 6. Newspaper Article
  • Works by Bennington Faculty (Robert Doisneau, Eliot Erwitt, Alen MacWeeney and Garry Winograd): Art Faculty. April Usdan. Newspaper Article
  • Group Exhibit (Sophia Healy, John Vachon, Barry Bartlett, Bob Green, Susie Kim, Fred Koetter, Barbara Litenberg, Steve Peterson). April 13-April 27. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Invitation
  • Olsen at Bennington: Survey of Paintings 1962-1982. May
  • Senior Exhibition. June. Exhibition Program
  • Ceramic Show: Hepburn, Kaneko, Schlanger. October 27-November 19. Exhibition Invitation
  • Ed Smith: Sculpture and Drawings. November-December 1982

1983

  • Group Show: New York to Bennington (Philjp Allen, Porfirio DiDonna, David DiSalvo, Al Held, Margrit Lewczuk, Myron Stout and Milton Resnick). March 15-March 31. Exhibition Catalogue & Press Release
  • Group Show: Connor, Libeskind, Roosen, Zarina. April 5-May 15. Exhibition Invitation
  • Graduate Exhibition: Goodman, Beitzel, Curto. May
  • Inaugural Show: Art Faculty at Park McCullough House. May
  • Senior Exhibition. June. Exhibition Program
  • Faculty Shows/Faculty Invites. October 18-December 9. Usdan Gallery.  Exhibition Invitation

1984

  • Personal Imagery: Clay (Barry Bartlett, Aurore Chabot, Margie Hughto, Amanda Jaffee, Graham Marks, Judy Moonelis, Akio Takamori, Arnold Zimmerman) March 13-April 16. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Invitation & Newspaper Review
  • Tinted Moments "Hand Colored Photographs from the Past" March 13-April 16. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Invitation & Newspaper Review
  • Beyond the Monument (Siah Armajani, Andrea Blum, Scott Burton, Jackie Ferrara, Dan Flavin, Richard Fleischner, Red Grooms, Nancy Holt, Robert Irwin, Patricia Johanson, Mary Miss, Robert Morris, Isamu Noguchi, Jody Pinto, Martin Puryear, Jeffery Schiff) "Drawings, Blueprints, Photographs and Wall Texts of Eighteen Public Arts Projects". September 11-October 16. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Poster
  • Art as Personal Relation "A Showing of the Collection of Laura and Lionel Nowak" November 20-December 14. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Invitation

1985

  • American Prints 1890-1960: From the collection of Matthew Marks. April 9-May 9. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Catalogue
  • Group Exhibition (Christine Boshier, Jennifer Cox, Peter Staffan Lundberg). May 14-May 30. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Invitation
  • Chris Duncan-Recent Sculpture & Drawings. March 12-April 4. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Invitation
  • Group Exhibition (Lee Tribe, Betty Wilde, Patrick Beale, Chris MacDonald, Peter Salter). November 2-November 21. Usdan Gallery. Newspaper Article & Exhibition Invitation

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  • New Faculty Exhibition (Peter Flaccus, Jane Kent, Sue Rees, Rudy Serra, Jonathan Weinberg). November 1-November 18. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Invitation

1989

1990

  • Light, Water, and the Times: Photographs in the Northeast c. 1870-1910 by Seneca Ray Stoddard, March 6-30,  Exhibition Invitation
  • Willard Boepple Sculpture: 1970-1990, April 3 - 26, 1990 Exhibition Catalogue
  • Peter O'Brien & Donald O. Odita May 1- 17, 1990 Exhibition Invitation
  • 1990 Senior Art Exhibition May 22 - June 9, 1990 Exhibition Program
  • Faculty Exhibition "with exhibitions by Aebersold, Beale, Feinstein, Kent, Rees, Serra, Storey, Wofford.Adams, Bartlett, Deeter, Kahn, Rappaport, Rosen, Sillman, and Tillim." October 2-November 15. Usdan Gallery.  College Week
  • Another Way of Looking, Amy Arbus, November 27 - December 14, 1990 Exhibition Invitation & Exhibition Letter

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2000

  • Tony Carruthers Memorial March 1- April 1, 2000 Poster
  • MFA Exhibition, April 2000 Poster
  • Senior Exhibition, May 2000 Poster
  • Drawing from Pierogi: Selections from the Flat Files, September 13 - October 15, 2000 Poster
  • Jane Fine/James Esber-Painters. September 19. Lectures and Exhibitions Poster
  • Last Summer / Installation: Beat Streuli & Bennington Students, October 24 -  Poster
  • Students Curating Students, November 14 - December 9, 2000 Poster

2001

  • Visual Arts Faculty Exhibition. October 13-November 17. Usdan Gallery. Poster
  • Gaze-Group Exhibition Curated by Ken Becker. November 28-December 19. Poster

2003

 

  • The American West September 10 - October 2, 2003 Poster

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Visual Arts Lectures and Series at Bennington

1932

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1934

  • Lewis Mumford-Abstracts, the Relation of Art in its Broadest Sense to Present Day Society in America. November 26. Lecture Series Abstract

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  • Gallery Talk by of the Smith College Graduate School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture. April 7. Architecture Studio. College Week
  • Paul Lester Wiener and Jose Luis Sert "Trends Of Architecture In Latin America." May 5. College Week
  • Charles Smith "In connection with the exhibit of Mr. Smith's work now on display in the Lounge of the Carriage Barn, he will demonstrate the process by which these monotypes were done." October 22. Carriage Barn. College Week
  • Baroness Hilla von Rebay, curator of the Guggenheim art collection. Talk related to exhibition of non-objective paintings on loan from the Guggenheim. Carriage Barn Gallery. October 29. College Week

1948

  • Alexander Dorner Discusses Primitive Art Exhibit "The Earliest Paintings and Sculptures" October 15. Third Floor Commons. Newspaper Article pg. 3

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  • Meyer Schapiro "Armory Show, an Exhibit of Modern European Art in 1913 in New York" April 2. Carriage Barn. Newspaper Article pg. 3

1952

  • S. Lane Faison, Jr.-Illustrated Lecture on Bavarian Baroque. April 28. Barn 1. College Week
  • Xanti Schawinsky "will give an illustrated talk in the Theatre and will read his script of a dramatization dealing with color, space, time and sound, as related to architecture , language, music and illusion." May 30. Theatre. College Week
  • Alexander Dorner "Future of Art Today." June 6. Barn 1. College Week

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  • Al Capp Lecture-President William Fels Introduction. April. Introduction & Correspondence (Capp & Fels)

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  • Ad Reinhardt-Notes from the Lecture. November 30. Galley

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  • Gene Baro: Remarks on Paul Feeley. April 16. Barn 1. Memorandum

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  • Barbara Herrnstein-Art and Education "Text of remarks delivered in a symposium on Education and the Arts at Bennington College" May 23. Speech

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  • Dan Cameron "Notes Toward the Abolition of the Art Object." March 29, 30 & 31. VAPA. Newspaper Article

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1990

  • Senior Art Exhibition. May 22. Exhibition Program
  • Helmut Weihsmann-Avant-Garde Film Design vs. Modern Architecture. September 26. Barn 1. College Week
  • Another Way of Looking: Photographs by Amy Arbus. November 27-December 14. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Invitation

1991

  • Stephen Frailey '79-In Pursuit of Memory (Ten Years of Picture Making). March 26. Martha Hill Dance Workshop. College Week
  • Anna Beth Rosen-Ceramicist. April 3. Barn 1. College Week
  • Robert Storr. June 4. Barn 1. College Week
  • Senior Art Exhibit. June 14. Usdan Gallery & College Week
  • Jon Isherwood "will give a talk about his work and explain about the Triangle Workshop." September 25. Barn 1. College Week

1992

  • Philip Wofford-Poems (not only about painting) by a Painter. October 13. Usdan Gallery. College Week
  • Randall Schmidt-Painter. November 10. Barn 1. College Week

1993

  • Faculty Exhibition (Pat Adams, Jane Aebersold, Barry Bartlett, Patrick Beale, Thomas Daniel, Joshua Decter, Rochelle Feinstein, Stephenie Hollyman, Jane Kent, Robert Kozma, Neil Rappaport, Sue Rees, Amy Sillman, Dean Snyder, Alastair Standing, Sidney Tillim, Philip Wofford) March 9-April 2. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Invitation
  • Senior Show Exhibition. May 25-June 11. Usdan Gallery. Exhibition Program

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  • Around the World in Search of the Carnegie International-Richard Armstrong. May 14. Lecture Series Poster

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  • Amanullah Mojadidi “Political Art in Afghanistan: Activism vs. Aesthetics”. March 3. CAPA Symposium. Lecture Poster
  • Sam French “Buzkashi Boys: Filmmaking in Afghanistan” (screening and discussion). March 17. CAPA Symposium. Lecture Poster
  • Gregory Thielker “Sites and Non-sites: Painting at the intersection of memory and observation”. March 31. CAPA Symposium. Lecture Poster
  • Andrew Horwitz "Cities Arts Forum Event" April 7. CAPA. Poster
  • Lauren Ewing. September 14. Tishman. College Week
  • Keith Mayerson. October 7. Tishman. College Week
  • Roddy Schrock. October 14. Tishman. Lecture Video & College Week
  • Andrew Bartle-Architect. November 4. Tishman. Lecture Video & College Week

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