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Ex Libris: Chester Dale

January 31 – July 18, 2010
West Building, Ground Floor, Gallery G21

Bookplate of Chester Dale, c. 1960, lithograph, National Gallery of Art Library, Gift of Chester Dale

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

Overview: 12 books inscribed by artists to Chester and Maud Dale were shown in this exhibition of books selected from the Chester Dale bequest to the National Gallery of Art Library. Photographs showing the Dales and their artist friends from the Gallery Archives also were on view, together with a portrait of Chester Dale by Miguel Covarrubias, on loan from the National Portrait Gallery. The installation was presented in conjunction with From Impressionism to Modernism, the Chester Dale Collection, on view in neighboring West Building Ground Floor galleries.

Organization: The exhibition was organized by the National Gallery of Art. Yuri Long, rare book specialist, National Gallery of Art Library, and Maygene Daniels, chief of Gallery Archives, were curators.