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In Memoriam, Ailsa Mellon Bruce
August 30 – October 12, 1969
Main Floor, Galleries 60A, 60B, 62 (2,500 sq. ft.)

This exhibition is no longer on view at the National Gallery.

Overview: This memorial exhibition featured paintings, sculpture, and drawings purchased for the Gallery with funds provided by Ailsa Mellon Bruce. The daughter of the founder Andrew W. Mellon had died on August 25. 3 rooms off the East Garden Court were hung with 50 works, assembled within 4 days from all parts of the building.

Guide sheet: Ailsa Mellon Bruce: A Memorial Exhibition

Attendance: 70,797

Image: Philip Alexius de Laszlo, Ailsa Mellon Bruce, 1926, oil on canvas, Ailsa Mellon Bruce Collection, 1970.20.1