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The John Hay Whitney Collection

May 26 – November 27, 1983
East Building, Upper Level and Mezzanine, Northeast, Pod I (6,000 sq. ft.)

André Derain, Mountains at Collioure, 1905, oil on canvas, John Hay Whitney Collection, 1982.76.4

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

Overview: 73 paintings by 19th- and 20th-century European and American masters constituted almost the entire collection assembled by John Hay Whitney and Betsey Cushing Whitney. Mr. Whitney, who died in 1982, served as a National Gallery trustee from 1961 to 1979. Included in the exhibition were the recent gifts from his estate to the National Gallery, the Museum of Modern Art, and Yale University Art Gallery.

Organization: John Rewald, consultant and advisor to the Whitneys, was guest curator. Florence Coman was coordinator at the Gallery. Gaillard Ravenel and Mark Leithauser designed the exhibition and Gordon Anson designed the lighting.

Attendance: 513,426

Catalog: The John Hay Whitney Collection, by John Rewald. Washington, DC: National Gallery of Art, 1983.