MAG 1939-1963

During the Gallery's second twenty-five years, it reached out to the community and developed its collection.

This is the 3rd in a series of timelines looking at Rochester art and the Memorial Art Gallery in celebration of the Galley's centennial in October 2013.

1939-01-25 00:00:00

Rush Rhees dies

Rush Rhees died in January 1939.

1939-02-13 00:00:00

Bridging the Campuses

In early 1939, the Department of Art & Archaeology and the Memorial Art Gallery presented a Program of Integration to the University.

1939-04-05 00:00:00

Spanish-American War Memorial

Gertrude Herdle Moore chaired a committee to select sculpture for the Spanish-American War Memorial in Rochester.

1939-09-01 00:00:00

The Gallery during WWII

As during the First World War, the Gallery prepared to be of service to the Rochester community during the war years.

1939-11-12 00:00:00

James Dexter Havens wins Fairchild award

James Dexter Havens was honored with the Lillian Fairchild award in 1939 for his wood block prints.

1939-12-18 00:00:00

George Eastman's 18th-Century paintings shown

The Gallery exhibited George Eastman's 18th-century paintings in December 1939.

1940-09-01 00:00:00

Museum Methods course

Beginning in Fall term, 1940, the Gallery offered a course in Museum Methods to University of Rochester students majoring in Fine Arts.

1940-11-12 00:00:00

John C. Menihan wins Lillian Fairchild award

In 1940 John C. Menihan won the Lillian Fairchild award for painting, watercolors & lithographs.

1940-11-12 00:00:00

Women's Council Formed

In 1940, the Gallery's volunteer fundraising organization was organized.

1941-01-01 00:00:00

Rochester Riches

Rochester Riches was the title of a January 1943 article in Art Digest, discussing purchases made by the Memorial Art Gallery with funds donated by R.T. Miller, Jr.

MAG 1939-1963

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