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Press Releases: 1949

January 8, 1949
[Gift of Murillo's The Return of the Prodigal Son from the Avalon Foundation through Ailsa Mellon Bruce] (PDF 1.4MB)

January 11, 1949
[Michelangelo's David on loan from the Italian government to be placed on exhibition] (PDF 1.8MB)

January 29, 1949
[Opening of exhibition Ancient Egyptian Sculpture from the Gulbenkian Collection] (PDF 2.1MB)

Feburary 19, 1949
[Further loans from the Gulbenkian Collection] (PDF 2.1MB)

April 15, 1949
[Sixth American Music Festival] (PDF 2.8MB)

April 15, 1949
[Opening of exhibition Early Italian Engravings] (PDF 2.7MB)

April 30, 1949
[Gifts of Whistler's Head of a Girl and Sargent's Repose from Curt Reisinger, and Robert Henri's Catharine from Oscar Doyle Johnson] (PDF 1.9MB)

June 23, 1949
[Bequest of collection of paintings and prints from the late R. Horace Gallatin] (PDF 1.3MB)

June 29, 1949
[American paintings and photographs from the Alfred Stieglitz Collection given to the Gallery by Georgia O'Keeffe] (PDF 1.4MB)

July 27, 1949
[Collection from the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna to arrive for exhibition] (PDF 1018KB)

July 27, 1949
[Michelangelo's David returned to Italy] (PDF 904KB)

July 30, 1949
[Exhibition of South African contemporary art] (PDF 1.5MB)

August 15, 1949
[Appointment of Perry E. Cott as assistant chief curator] (PDF 894KB)

October 21, 1949
[Background of the Austrian exhibition released] [Austrian Legation press release] (PDF 1.8MB)

November 16, 1949
[Art Treasures from the Vienna Collections exhibition] (PDF 3MB)


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