Exhibitions – 1940s

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“Taste is not Spinach”
Dec. 8, 1939-Jan. 7, 1940

A Comprehensive Exhibition of the Contemporary Art of Argentina
Jan. 16-Feb. 26, 1940

Virginia Artist Series No. 8: Nora Houston
Jan. 30-Feb. 15, 1940

The Fourth Virginia Photographic Salon
Feb. 17-Mar. 5, 1940

The Second Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings
Mar. 9-Apr. 21, 1940

Virginia Artist Series No. 9: Theresa Pollak
Apr. 23-May 12, 1940

American Miniature Painting
May 4-19, 1940

Virginia Architects’ Exhibition
May 31, 1940-

The Decorative Drawings of Jean de Marclay
Sep. 17-30, 1940

The Modern Stained Glass of Alice Laughlin
Sep. 17-30, 1940

Virginia Artist Series No. 10: Adele Williams
Oct. 1-15, 1940

The Collections of Mr. William A. Willingham
Oct. 15-Nov. 4, 1940

Virginia Artist Series No. 11: Julien Binford, III
Nov. 5-24, 1940

An Exhibition of Silver: French, British, American, Modern
Nov. 19-Dec. 30, 1940

Virginia Artist Series No. 12: Elizabeth Nottingham
Nov. 25-Dec. 9, 1940

Virginia Artist Series No. 13: Carson Sutherlin Davenport
Dec. 10-30, 1940

Collection of Walter P. Chrysler, Jr.
Jan. 16-Mar. 2, 1941

The Fifth Virginia Photographic Salon
Mar. 5-24, 1941

The Sculpture of Concetta Scaravaglione
Mar. 14-Apr. 14, 1941

Virginia Artist Series No. 14: Marcia Silvette
Mar. 25-Apr. 10, 1941

The Eighth Exhibition of the Work of Virginia Artists
Apr. 12-May 25, 1941

Exhibition of Community Housing
May 30-Jun. 22, 1941

Balinese Prints
Sep. 5-19, 1941

Appreciation of Art
Sep. 26-Dec. 7, 1941

Virginia Artist Series No. 15: Alvin Hattorf
Oct. 17-Nov. 6, 1941

Virginia Artist Series No. 16: Esther Worden Day
Oct. 24-Nov. 13, 1941

Virginia Artist Series No. 17: Jeanne Begien
Nov. 7-30, 1941

Virginia Artist Series No. 18: Jewett Campbell
Nov. 14-30, 1941

Virginia Miniatures
Dec. 3, 1941-Jan. 5, 1942

Virginia Plans for Defense and After
Jan. 7-Feb. 2, 1942

In Memoriam—Robert Loftin Newman and Jerome Myers
Jan. 26-Feb. 27, 1942

The Sixth Virginia Photographic Salon
Feb. 7-27, 1942

The Third Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings
Mar. 4-Apr. 14, 1942

Virginia Artist Series No. 19: Glenna Montague Latimer
Apr 14-May 8, 1942

Virginia Artist Series No. 20: Catharine Moomaw
Apr 21-May 8, 1942

Jean Helion and Pierre Daura
May 12-30, 1942

Recent Accessions
Sep. 18-Oct. 12, 1942

Animal Sculpture by Anna Hyatt Huntington
Oct. 6-26, 1942

Posters for Defense
Oct. 23-Nov. 8, 1942

Ceramics
Oct. 31-Nov. 23, 1942

Paintings by Harriet Fitzgerald [Virginia Artist]
Nov. 13-30, 1942

Visual and Non-Visual Art
Nov. 29-Dec. 18, 1942

Lithographs by Prentiss Taylor [Virginia Artist]
Dec. 12, 1942-Jan. 4, 1943

Murals and Sketches by Julien Binford [Virginia Artist]
Jan. 5-15, 1943

Illuminated Manuscripts and Incunabula
Jan. 16-Feb. 10, 1943

Children’s Paintings
Feb. 6-Mar. 2, 1943

Virginia Artist Series No. 21: Greta Matson
Feb. 19-Mar. 8, 1943

Drawings and Paintings of Charles Dana Gibson
Mar. 9-29, 1943

The Ninth Exhibition of the Work of Virginia Artists
Apr. 3-27, 1943

The Seventh Virginia Photographic Salon
May 1-22, 1943

Virginia Artist Series No. 22: Maurice Bonds
May 14-31, 1943

Attlio Piccirilli
May 23, 1943-

British War Posters
Jun. 5-Jul. 7, 1943

I Remember That
Jul. 11-30, 1943

The Story of Punch
Aug. 15-Sep. 12, 1943

Dolls from the Collection of Miss Margaret Stookey
Aug. 15-Sep. 12, 1943

Chinese Exhibition
Sep. 18-Oct. 3, 1943

America in the War
Oct. 3-31, 1943

Exhibition of Masks
Oct. 23-Nov. 17, 1943

“Painting for Fun”
Nov. 6-29, 1943

Wall Paintings of India and Ceylon
Nov. 20-Dec. 12, 1943

Modern French Tapestries
Dec. 10, 1943-Jan. 10, 1944

[Christmas Exhibition]
Dec. 19, 1943

Nineteenth Century French Painting
Jan. 19-Feb. 20, 1944

Ceramic Sculpture by Waylande Gregory
Feb. 3-20, 1944

Seibel Cartoons
Feb. 17-Mar. 12, 1944

The Fourth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings
Mar. 18-Apr. 16, 1944

Satirical Paintings and Drawings by Caroline Durieux
Mar. 31-Apr. 16, 1944

The Eighth Virginia Photographic Salon
Apr. 22-May 6, 1944

Exhibition of Paintings, Drawings and Sculpture by the Art Departments of Virginia Colleges
May 6-21, 1944

Virginia Artist Series No. 23: Richard Francis Lahey
May 19-Jun. 4, 1944

Exhibition of Art of the Armed Forces
Jun. 1-Jul. 1, 1944

[Prints from the Rosenwald Collection of the National Gallery of Art]
Jun. 25-Jul. 31, 1944

[Exhibition of Drawings by American Painters and Sculptors]
Aug. 6, 1944-

Recent Accessions
Sep. 15, 1944-

Modern Dutch Art
Sep. 30-Oct. 22, 1944

Virginia Artist Series No. 24: Dorothy Carnine Scott
Oct. 20-Nov. 12, 1944

Russian Art
Nov. 11-Dec. 17, 1944

Gilbert Stuart
Dec. 1, 1944-Jan. 14, 1945

The Human Story in Needlework
Jan. 18-Feb. 18, 1945

The Art of Ancient Peoples: Egypt and Greece
Feb. 16, 1945-

Print Exhibition: Julius Lankes, Hans Jelinek, Marguerite Kumm
Feb. 17-Mar. 11, 1945

The Ballet
Mar. 2-18, 1945

Exhibition of Oriental Rugs
Mar. 17-Apr. 15, 1945

The Tenth Exhibition of the Work of Virginia Artists
Apr. 8-29, 1945

The Ninth Virginia Photographic Salon
Apr. 29-May 13, 1945

Wood Sculpture by Joseph Goethe
May 12-30, 1945

Smoking Prints
[Jun. 3, 1945]

Original Walt Disney Drawings
[Jul. 3]-Jul. 21, 1945

Eight Paintings for Children
Jul. 25-Aug. 12, 1945

Watercolors by American Artists and Watercolors by Virginia Artists
Aug. 19-Sep. 9, 1945

Brazil Builds: Architecture New and Old
Sep. 15-Oct. 3, 1945

The Paintings of Charles Woodward Hutson
Oct. 5-31, 1945

British-American Good-Will Exhibition
Oct. 28-Nov. 14, 1945

Virginia Artist Series No. 25: Thomas Thorne
Nov. 18-Dec. 5, 1945

Accessions in Three War Years
Dec. 7, 1945-Jan. 11, 1946

Nineteenth Century Virginia Genre Paintings
Jan. 17-Feb. 13, 1946

Sculpture by John Flannagan
Feb. 17-Mar. 6, 1946

Virginia Artist Series No. 26: Charles W. Smith
Mar. 9-27, 1946

The Fifth Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Paintings
Mar. 30-Apr. 25, 1946

The Tenth Virginia Photographic Salon
Apr. 27-May 15, 1946

The Tuckahoe Garden Club Flower Show
May 2-3, 1946

Virginia Artist Series No. 27: Paul Arlt
May 18-Jun. 15, 1946

Children’s Paintings
Jun. 16-28, 1946

Prints from the Museum Collections
Jun. 30-Jul. 11, 1946

Watercolors by American Artists
Jul. 14-25, 1946

Prints by American Artists
Jul. 28-Aug. 15, 1946

Living Art
Aug. 18-29, 1946

Drawings
Sep. 1-18, 1946

The Paintings of Thomas Eakins
Sep. 21-Oct. 23, 1946

Virginia Artist Series No. 28: Robert Gwathmey
Oct. 26-Nov. 13, 1946

Souvenirs from the Pacific
Nov. 17-Dec. 11, 1946

The Upjohn Collection
Dec. 15, 1946-Jan. 8, 1947

A Survey, John A. Elder
Jan. 11-Feb. 5, 1947

The Art of Seating
Feb. 8-Mar. 5, 1947

Thomas T. Waterman
Mar. 8-24, 1947

The 27th Annual Exhibition of the Southern States Art League
Mar. 27-Apr. 23, 1947

The 11th Exhibition of the Work of Virginia Artists
Mar. 27-Apr. 23, 1947

The Eleventh Virginia Photographic Salon
Apr. 26-Mar. 14, 1947

Two Arts of the Theater
May 17-Jun. 18, 1947

Centennial, The American Postage Stamp
Jul. 1-31, 1947

Mediterranean Theatre, World War II, in Photographs
Aug. 10-Sep. 1, 1947

Portrait Panorama
Sep. 10-Oct. 12, 1947

War’s Toll of Italian Art
Oct. 15-29, 1947

The Italian Renaissance
Oct. 15-Nov. 16, 1947

Selection from the Lillian Thomas Pratt Collection of Jewels
Nov. 1-23, 1947

Three Virginians, Behl, Hunter and Blaine
Nov. 26-Dec. 31, 1947

William James Hubard
Jan. 21-Feb. 22, 1948

The Deposits from the Metropolitan and Boston Museums of Art
Jan. 21, 1948-

The Pratt Collection of Jewels
Jan. 21, 1948-

The T. Catesby Jones Collection
Feb. 25-Apr. 4, 1948

The Sixth Biennial of Contemporary American Paintings
Apr. 10-May 9, 1948

Jewish Religious and Ceremonial Art
May 12-Jun. 13, 1948

Virginia High School Poster Competition
Jun.16-30, 1948

Portraits by Boleslaw Jan Czedekowski
Sep. 9-19, 1948

Artists Look Like This
Sep. 22-Oct. 17, 1948

American Resorts of the 19th Century
Oct. 6-Nov. 7, 1948

The U.S. House – Then and Now
Oct. 20-Nov. 14, 1948

Sculpture and Drawings by d’Ebneth
Nov. 11-Dec. 5, 1948

Julien Binford and Marion Junkin: Two Virginians
Nov. 17-Dec. 12, 1948

Block Paintings by Charles Smith
Dec. 8, 1948-Jan. 2, 1949

The Christmas Story in Art
Dec. 15, 1948-Jan. 9, 1949

Contemporary Craftsmanship
Jan. 5-30, 1949

The Brussels Tapestry
Jan. 12-Feb. 6, 1949

Paintings by Cowles and Speight
Feb. 2-27, 1949

Painters of Canada
Feb. 16-Mar. 20, 1949

Recent American Watercolors
Mar. 2-27, 1949

Virginia Artists 1949
Mar. 23-Apr. 24, 1949

Children’s Art of Southeast
Apr. 1-May 1, 1949

Imperial Russian Easter Eggs
Apr. 17-20, 1949

American 18th Century Furniture
May 4-Jun. 5, 1949

The Printmakers
May 5-29, 1949

Horace Day, Virginia Artist
Sep. 23-Oct. 23, 1949

In and Out of Focus
Oct. 7-30, 1949

Calder and Sculpture Today
Oct. 28-Nov. 27, 1949

Drawings by Turkish Children
Nov. 1-6, 1949

Contemporary Children’s Book Illustrations
Nov. 4-27, 1949

Watercolors by Artists of the United States
Dec. 2, 1949-Jan. 24, 1950

Paintings and Prints by Josef Albers
Dec. 9, 1949-Jan. 8, 1950

Framing and Hanging Pictures
Dec. 9, 1949-Jan. 15, 1950

The Christmas Story in Art
Dec. 16-31, 1949