THE MICHIGAN DAILY
SUNDAY, OCTOBER, 15, 1967
THE MICHIfAN DAILY SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15. 1967
Corneille: Dans le jardin de l'ete
John Marin: Lighthouse
By CHARLES H. SAWYER.
Director, Museum of Art
The act of collecting is a form
of humhan activity -which has
its origin in the era of pre-histor-
ic man. Its highly diversified and
more sophisticated manifestations
are clearly revealed in the exhibi-
tion of "Works of -Art Selected
from Collections of Alumni of the
University of Michigan," which
will continue on view at the Mu-
seum of Art through Sunday, Oct.
There is something in the ex-
hibition for every taste: the col-
lector of American decorative art
will find interest in the small.se-
lect group of glass, ceramics, and
silver; collectors of contemporary
art will find a wide range of me-
dia and styles in painting, sculp-
ture, and graphic art.
There is an especially choice
selection of .late nineteenth cen-
tury and contemporary drawings
and the representation of Orient-
al art is surprisingly rich and var-
ied. The overwhelming impres-
sion is one of . diversity and of
high quality within the particular
frame of reference for each sec-
tion of the -ekhibition.
Voyage of Discovery
Clearly the Exhibition repre-
sents a voyage of discovery on the
part of the museum and the
alumni sponsors who played a
major role in assembling the Ex-
hibition; at the beginning of the
search two years ago, scarcely a
dozen collectors of any substance
had been identified.
In addition to the 118 collectors
represented it is.now clear that it
will be possible for a similar ex-
hibition to be held within three
to five years without duplication
and in an entirely different frame
Also for the lenders th~emselves,
there is for many a new aware-
ness of the growing concern for
all branches of the arts which has
developed in this, University over
the past few years. This creates
a respect and interest among a
group of alumni of broad cultural
To the readers and admirers of
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Begin Mon., Oct. 23, 8:00 P.M.'
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Admission opening night: $2.50
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interests who have been inclined
to evaluate this University within
a narrower spectrum of its con-
tributions in business or engi-
neering or for its athletic prow-
One of the healthy eye-openers
of this and the related Sesqui-
centennial Exhibitions and cul-
tural activities may be to bring
into closer communion with the
current university community a
small but potentially influential
group who can be patrons and
sponsors of these diverse activi-
ties in the arts.
Interestingly the Exhibition is
not limited to'graduates of, the
literary college; there is a con-
siderable representation of grad-
uates of the medical, law; and
graduate schools who have had
undergraduate affiliations else-
It is difficult for a reviewer to
single out a few objects for spe-
cial mention in an exhibition as
varied and diverse as this. It will
be rewarding, however, for any
observer in reviewing the Exhibi-
tion and the illustrated catalogue
which accompanies it to view
them in some historical perspec-
The magnificent Book of Hours,
French 15th century, is a fitting
corner stone for the collections
of Western Art.
Of equal quality and a cen-
tury later is the "St. Jerome in
his Cell" by the Flemish painter
Pieter Coecke van Aelst.
From the 17th century there .;
a fine Self-Portrait by the Dutch
artist Ferdinand Bol, and from
the middle of the 18th century a
beautiful pair of pastel portraits
of Sir John and Mrs. Temple by
the prime painter of the Ameri-
can Colonies, John Sinnleton
The representation of painters
of the middle of the 19th century
is especially rich with two works
by Winslow Homer: "The Four-
Leaf Clover" of 1873, and the wa-
ter color "Adirondack Catch," 18-
89, shows the period at its peak.
Parallel examples by Mary Cas-
satt and the "Boulevard Mont-
martre" by Camille Pissaro are
first class examples of the tradi-
tion of French Impressionism.
A portrait by William Merritt
Chase and a Conversation Piece
by Thomas Dewing are symbols
of .the taste of the period as well
as paintings of exceptional qual-
Of a somewhat later period and
still in an historic vein, I cite for
particular attention the "portrait
of the Smiling Boy" by Robert
Henri, 1906, the "Portrait of a
Woman" by the French painter,
Louis Valtat, and John Marnn s
fine water color "Lighthouse,
Stonington, Maine," 1921.
Franz Kline, and Jack Tworkov,!
Chairman of the Department of
Art at Yale, are both outstand-
Possibly, just the enumeration
of these few examples will give
some indication of the quality
and variety of the selection of
While the sculpture section isj
much smaller, there are some
superb examples. The three hero-
ic bronzes by the great French
artist of the mid-19th century,
Honore Daumier, are outstanding.
In a more contemporary idiomj
Finally, without individual ref-
erence, I note the exceptionally
fine representation of Oriental
Art, lent in large measure by
graduates of the department of
history of art, and here the ros-
ter of lenders is as imposing as
the objects themselves.
It includes, among others, the
director of the Cleveland Museum,
of Art, the assistant director of
the Freer Gallery, Washington,
D.C., and head of Oriental Art
Studies at the University of Cal-
ifornia, Berkeley. Certainly there
could be no more eloquent dem-
onstration of the proud position
Etienne Hajdu: Nathalie
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Among the outstanding con- and of exceptional quality are a this University holds as a center
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tionally bold and imaginative col- sculptor Etienne Hadju and the ent.
lection are two excellent paint- monumental "The Great S" m For those of us on the Univer-
ings from the Dutch "Cobra" sheet steel by Alexander Calder. sity campus this Exhibition is a
Group, Karel Appel's "Sweet Of equal interest and exception- heartening event and hopefully
Birds of Youth," 1960, and a Cor- al quality is the collection of his- an augury of things to come.
neille, "Dans le jardin de l'ete". toric and contemporary drawings, In Michigan terms, a "first" of
Of the "Hard Edge" painters, and here space permits us to its kind, it sets a bright prece-
"Fulton" by Jack Youngerman is mention only three of a distin- dent on which we can build, and
outstanding. guished group; an exceptionally should provide inspiration and
In the "Op" tradition, Richard i fine pirtrait head in charcoal guidelines for the now consider-
Anuszkiewicz's "Fluorescent Fire" done in 1788 by the Belgian able group of faculty and stu-E
"Modulation en Bleu et Noir," artist, James Ensor, a group of dents (both undergraduate and
provide a constellation of vibrant three drawings by the Italian Fu- graduate) who are now beginning
color. Closer to contemporary id- turist Umberto Boccioni, and a to develop their own particular
ioms of expressionism are the very fine contemporary drawing tastes and interests and to form
paintings by Paul Jenkins, and in 'Hook" by the contemporary Am- their own collections in the
a different vein, paintings by erican Jaspar Johns. sphere of their choice.
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