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Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints

June 2 – September 2, 1974
Ground Floor, Galleries G-1 through G-7 (3,000+ sq. ft.)

Henry Merwin Shrady, The Empty Saddle, model March/December 1900, cast January 1901, bronze, Gift of Joseph Ternbach, 1971.1.1

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

Overview: About 150 sculptures, prints, and drawings were selected from the 1,612 items given or promised to the Gallery by more than 50 donors since January 1, 1971. Most of the 1,400 print acquisitions were purchased through the Ailsa Mellon Bruce Fund with the guidance of Christopher White, the Gallery's former curator of prints, and the 150 drawings with the advice of Konrad Oberhuber, former curator of drawings.

Organization: Contributions to the catalogue came from 11 staff members and fellows. Gaillard Ravenel designed the exhibition.

Attendance: 39,202

Catalog: Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts: Sculpture, Drawings, Prints. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1974.