The Folding Image

Screens by Western Artists of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

March 4 – September 3, 1984

East Building Concourse

THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER ON VIEW AT THE NATIONAL GALLERY.

Overview: 43 folding screens designed by European and American artists from about 1870 to the present were on view. The exhibition was organized by Michael Komanecky of Yale University and by Virginia Butera, following a theme they had pursued since serving as National Endowment interns at the Philadelphia Museum in 1978.

Organization: The exhibition was coordinated at the Gallery by Linda Ayres. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition, and Gordon Anson designed the lighting for the National Gallery.

Sponsor: The exhibition was supported by contributions from Bankers Trust Company and Goldman, Sachs and Co. The catalogue was made possible by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Image: Edouard Vuillard, Place Vintimille, 1911, five-panel screen, distemper on paper laid down on canvas, Gift of Enid A. Haupt, 1998.47.1-5

Attendance: 300,837

Catalog: The Folding Image: Screens by Western Artists of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, by Michael Komanecky and Virginia Fabbri Butera. New Haven: Yale University Art Gallery, 1984.

Other Venues:
Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Connecticut, October 11, 1984–January 6, 1985