Harvard Society for Contemporary Art

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The Harvard Society for Contemporary Art was founded in February 1929 by three undergraduates: Lincoln Kirstein, Edward Warburg, and John Walker, with the aid of the Fogg Museum. The purpose of the Society was to hold exhibitions of "frankly debatable" contemporary art in various media. The Society presented some of the first exhibitions of contemporary art in the United States, including the first exhibition of art of the Bauhaus while that school was still active in Germany. The Society disbanded in 1936.

From the description of Records of the Harvard Society for Contemporary Art, 1929-1936. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 425262839

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referencedIn Papers of Paul J. Sachs, 1903-2005 Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
referencedIn Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969. Papers, 1867-2005. Harvard University Art Museum
referencedIn Lehman Brothers records, 1868-2007 (inclusive) Baker Library, Harvard Business School
referencedIn Warburg, Edward M. M. Oral history, 1991. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Archives pamphlet file : Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996 : miscellaneous uncataloged material. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Thomas J. Watson Library
referencedIn Records of the Assistants to the Directors, 1913-1999 (inclusive), 1927-1943 (bulk) Harvard Art Museum Archives, Harvard University
creatorOf Harvard Society for Contemporary Art. Records of the Harvard Society for Contemporary Art, 1929-1936. Harvard University, Archives
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associatedWith Art, Modern corporateBody
associatedWith Bauhaus corporateBody
associatedWith Forbes, Edward Waldo, 1873-1969. person
associatedWith Harvad University corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard Art Museum. Director's Office. corporateBody
associatedWith Harvard University corporateBody
associatedWith Kirstein, Lincoln, 1907-1996. person
associatedWith Lehman Brothers corporateBody
associatedWith Sachs, Paul J., 1878-1965 person
associatedWith Warburg, Edward M. M. person
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Active 1929

Active 1936

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