Exhibitions – 1950s

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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

Healy’s Sitters
Jan. 24-Mar. 5, 1950

American Rooms in Miniature
Feb. 10-Jun. 11, 1950

The Four Washingtons
Feb. 24-Mar. 12, 1950

Cartoons by Herbert Block
Mar. 8-Apr. 16, 1950

Imperial Russian Easter Eggs
Apr. 7-9, 1950

American Painting, 1950
Apr. 22-Jun. 4, 1950

The Lambeth Tapestry
May 12-Jun. 18, 1950

Domestic Architecture of the San Francisco Bay Region
Sep. 22-Oct. 15, 1950

The Printmakers’ Virginia
Oct. 6-Nov. 5, 1950

Five Masterpieces from Europe
Oct. 6-Nov. 5, 1950

Paintings by the Impressionists and Post Impressionists
Oct. 20-Nov. 19, 1950

Ghosts Along the Mississippi
Nov. 10-Dec. 3, 1950

Home and the Machine
Nov. 24, 1950-Jan. 7, 1951

The Last Fifty Years in British Art
Dec. 8-21, 1950

The Christmas Story in Art
Dec. 15-31, 1950

Four Photographers
Jan. 5-28, 1951

Wedgwood—A Living Tradition
Jan. 12-Feb. 25, 1951

Judge the Jury
Feb. 9-Mar. 18, 1951

Transparent Compositions
Feb. 23-Mar. 11, 1951

Men in Steel
Mar. 9-Apr. 15, 1951

Watercolors by Allen Palmer
Mar. 20-Apr. 15, 1951

Imperial Russian Easter Eggs
Mar. 23-25, 1951

Flower Paintings from Old Vienna
Apr. 20-May 27, 1951

Virginia Artists, 1951
Apr. 27-Jun. 3, 1951

Paintings by Raoul Dufy
Sep. 21-Oct. 14, 1951

Printing for Commerce
Oct. 5-28, 1951

Dutch and Flemish Paintings from the Chrysler Collection
Oct. 19-Nov. 25, 1951

The Face of Humor: Cartoons by Robert Osborn
Nov. 2-Dec. 16, 1951

The 15th Syracuse National Ceramic Exhibition
Nov. 16-Dec. 16, 1951

The Genius of Leonardo
Nov. 30, 1951-Jan. 6, 1952

The Christmas Story in Art
Dec. 14-20, 1951

American Indian Textiles and Retablos from the Southwest
Jan. 4-27, 1952

Furniture of the Old South, 1640-1820
Jan. 17-Mar. 2, 1952

Work by the Washington Sculptors Group
Feb. 1-24, 1952

Room Portraits by David Payne
Feb. 22-Mar. 23, 1952

Planning Your Town
Feb. 29, 1952

Knife, Fork and Spoon
Mar. 14-Apr. 13, 1952

French Drawings from the Fogg Art Museum
Mar. 28-Apr. 27, 1952

Imperial Russian Easter Eggs
Apr. 11-14, 1952

Habiliments for Heroines
Apr. 25-Jun. 1, 1952

American Primitive Painting
May 2-Jun. 1, 1952

Virginia School Art for the Red Cross
May 9-18, 1952

The Art of Egypt
Sep. 26-Dec. 1, 1952

The Swiss Poster
Oct. 3-26, 1952

Garden Club of Virginia Rose Show
Oct. 10-11, 1952

Astor China Collection
Oct. 17-26, 1952

The Williams Collection
Oct. 31-Nov. 23, 1952

Matter at Work
Nov. 7-30, 1952

Southern Exposures
Nov. 28, 1952-Jan. 4, 1953

Design in Industry
Dec. 5-28, 1952

Christmas Story in Art
Dec. 12-30, 1952

Lipton Silver Collection
Jan. 9-Feb. 9, 1953

Francisco Goya
Jan. 16-Mar. 1, 1953

Judge the Jury
Feb. 13-Mar. 22, 1953

De Stijl
Mar. 13-Apr. 19, 1953

Sculpture from Africa
Mar. 27-Apr. 19, 1953

Jewelry by Faberge
Apr. 3-5, 1953

Prints by Hiroshige
Apr. 17-Jun. 4, 1953

Virginia Artists, 1953
May 1-Jun. 4, 1953

Built in USA
Sep. 25-Oct. 18, 1953

Smith’s Egypt
Oct. 9-Nov. 8, 1953

The Cone Collection
Oct. 23-Nov. 22, 1953

Design in Scandinavia
Jan. 15-Feb. 14, 1954

American Painting 1954
Feb. 26-Mar. 21, 1954

The Hammer Collection
Mar. 26-Apr. 25, 1954

Jewels by Faberge
Apr. 16-18, 1954

18th Virginia Photographic Salon
Apr. 30-May 30, 1954

Designs for Fountains
Sep. 24-Oct. 18, 1954

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Allan D. Jones, Mary von Mebes Perts, Katherine B. Slappey]
Oct. 29-Dec. 22, 1954

Masterpieces of Chinese Art
Nov. 19, 1954-Jan. 2, 1955

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Elizabeth Nottingham, Frances L. Rex, Thomas E. Thorne]
Dec. 29, 1954-Feb. 28, 1955

American Buildings 1954
Jan. 7-16, 1955

Designer Craftsmen USA
Jan. 14-Feb. 13, 1955

Berman Designs for Opera
Jan. 28-Feb. 20, 1955

American Painting 1815-1865
Feb. 18-Mar. 20, 1955

Judge the Jury
Mar. 4-Apr. 3, 1955

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Agnes Johnson, Greta Matson, Dorothy Van Winckel]
Mar. 11-May 8, 1955

Native Art of the Northwest Pacific Coast
Apr. 1-24, 1955

Modern German Art
Apr. 8-24, 1955

Virginia Artists 1955
Apr. 29-May 29, 1955

The American Cartoon
May 27-Jun. 27, 1955

[Memorial for Mrs. Gari Melchers]
May 27, 1955-

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Nell Blaine, Jack Clifton, Lelia Jo Hook]
Aug. 12-Oct. 7, 1955

Architecture of Japan
Oct. 14-Nov. 13, 1955

Hudson River Valley Artists
Oct. 21-30, 1955

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Maurice Bonds, Jenny-Lynn Franklin, Theodore R. Turner]
Oct. 21-Dec. 13, 1955

Design for Christmas
Nov. 25, 1955-Jan. 1, 1956

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Jean Craig, Edna C. Rex, Prentiss Taylor]
Dec. 16, 1955-Feb. 12, 1956

Jewels by Dali
Jan. 6-Feb. 5, 1956

Best Buildings, 1955
Jan. 13-24, 1956

Les Fetes Galantes
Jan. 20-Mar. 5, 1956

Portraits of Virginia-born Presidents
Jan. 27-Feb. 12, 1956

Gil Wilson Designs for “Moby Dick”
Feb. 17-Apr. 15, 1956

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Jeanne Begien, Helen W. Foht, Westwood Winfree]
Feb. 17-Apr. 15, 1956

Virginia by Virginians
Feb. 24-Mar. 11, 1956

Sculpture by Degas
Mar. 16-Apr. 29, 1956

Judge the Jury
Mar. 30-Apr. 22, 1956

Paintings by Bemelmans
Apr. 20-May 20, 1956

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Theresa Pollak, Beatrice V. Riese, Barclay Sheaks]
Apr. 20-Jun. 17, 1956

19th Virginia Photographic Salon
May 11-Jun. 10, 1956

The Expanding Scope of Photography in the 19th Century
May 11-Jun. 10, 1956

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Beatrice Klein, Carl Roseberg, Emily Whaley]
Jun. 22-Aug. 19, 1956

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Janice S. Lemen, Louis Rosenfeld, Laurel G. Trego]
Aug. 31-Oct. 21, 1956

American Sculpture Today
Sep. 28-Oct. 21, 1956

Cigar Store Indians
Oct. 5-Nov. 11, 1956

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Jewett Campbell, Edith L. Deford, Maja Quiller Huf]
Oct. 26-Dec. 25, 1956

Fifty Years of Danish Silver
Nov. 2-25, 1956

19th Century American Music Covers
Nov. 16-Dec. 23, 1956

The Family of Man
Dec. 14, 1956-Jan. 6, 1957

Watercolors by Elizabeth Nottingham Day
Dec. 28, 1956-Feb. 3, 1957

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Vinton L. Pickens, Elizabeth W. Stanton, Angela Tully]
Dec. 28, 1956-Feb. 24, 1957

The Tastemakers
Jan. 18-Feb. 24, 1957

Judge the Jury
Feb. 8-24, 1957

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Nathan Caplan, Beveridge Moore, Timothy Whitehead]
Mar. 1-Apr. 28, 1957

Stage Designs by Jo Mielziner
Mar. 1-31, 1957

Virginia Artists, 1957
Mar. 8-Apr. 28, 1957

Design and Printing for Commerce
Apr. 5-May 26, 1957

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Joseph W. Gilliard, Margaret Kaye Perkins, Lois Bartlett Tracy]
May 3-Jun. 30, 1957

England’s World of 1607
May 17-Sep. 1, 1957

The Elizabethan Theatre
May 31-Sep. 15, 1957

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Ruth Gleach, John Koos, Iris Nordquist]
Jul. 5-Sep. 1, 1957

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Horace Day, Kenneth Rowe, Bell Worsham]
Sep. 6-Nov. 3, 1957

Young Artists of the Near East
Sep. 20-Oct. 13, 1957

Sculpture by Roszak
Oct. 11-Nov. 24, 1957

Latin American Architecture Since 1945
Oct. 25-Dec. 1, 1957

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Mary Randolph Coleman, Alvin Hattorf, Henrietta Hoopes]
Nov. 8, 1957-Jan. 5, 1958

Zucchero Drawings
Nov. 29, 1957-Jan. 5, 1958

The Winston Collection
Dec. 13, 1957-Jan. 5, 1958

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Willard D. Altman, Franz Bernheimer, Theodora Kane]
Jan. 10-Mar. 9, 1958

Smith Poster Collection
Jan. 10-26, 1958

Theatre Designs by Donald Oenslager
Jan. 17-Feb. 2, 1958

The Baroque Illusion
Jan. 28-Feb. 23, 1958

American Classics of the 19th Century
Feb. 14-Mar. 16, 1958

Art in Opera
Feb. 28-Mar. 23, 1958

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Robert Barbee, Iva C. Moore, Lou Ponder Rogers]
Mar. 14-May 11, 1958

American Painting, 1958
Mar. 28-Apr. 27, 1958

Life in Russia, 1918-1921: Drawings by Vladimir Akimov
Apr. 4-May 25, 1958

20th Virginia Photographic Salon
May 16-Jun. 15, 1958

Virginia Artists Rotating Exhibition [Marilyn Downes-Bennett, Thomas Gorman, William Mangum]
May 16-Jul. 13, 1958

Museum Fellowship Artists
May 23-Jun. 13, 1958

The Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Edward M. M. Warburg
Jun. 27-Aug. 24, 1958

The Little International
Sep. 19-Oct. 26, 1958

The Architecture of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill
Sep. 26-Oct. 26, 1958

Art in Virginia Education
Oct. 31-Nov. 23, 1958

The Queen’s Cup
Oct. 31-Nov. 30, 1958

N. C. Wyeth, Illustrator
Nov. 7-30, 1958

John Toole, Virginia Artist
Nov. 28, 1958-Jan. 4, 1959

Today’s Prints
Dec. 12, 1958-Jan. 4, 1959

Judge the Jury
Jan. 9-Feb. 15, 1959

The Aldrich Collection
Jan. 16-Mar. 1, 1959

Sketches for the Ballet
Feb. 20-Mar. 29, 1959

Virginia Artists 1959
Mar. 13-Apr. 19, 1959

Chapman’s Historic Virginia
Apr. 3-May 11, 1959

Robes from the Forbidden City
May 1-Jun. 7, 1959

Line on the Law
May 14-Jun. 14, 1959

Forms from Israel
Sep. 18-Oct. 4, 1959

Hans Moller
Sep. 25-Nov. 1, 1959

Virginia Artists: Broaddus, Russi and Turner
Oct. 7-Dec. 6, 1959

Is Photography an Art?
Oct. 16-Nov. 29, 1959

Emblem in Aluminum
Nov. 6-Dec. 13, 1959

Drawings from Five Centuries
Dec. 4, 1959-Jan. 3, 1960

Virginia Artists: Davenport, Jones and Turner
Dec. 9, 1959-Feb. 7, 1960

Art in Elementary and Secondary Education
Dec. 18, 1959-Jan. 24, 1960