Futurism at Detroit Institute of Arts 1961

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Futurism at Detroit Institute of Arts 1961 - SOCIALLY SPEAKING yiPs Impressed BY KATHIE...
SOCIALLY SPEAKING yiPs Impressed BY KATHIE NORMAN : Pre Press Society Writer Scores of impressive nd very much impressed leaders in the world's art circles congregated in Detroit Monday for the invitational premiere of the "Futurism' exhibition at the Detroit Institute of Arts. Their day here began with an informal but elegant luncheon in the museum's Romanesque hall, some of the round tables covered by black and white harlequin-patterned cloths, others with white-fringed olive cloths, and all centered with arrangements of green and red apples, grapes and fall leaves; . It continued with a gallery tour, a tour of outstanding private collections, black-tie dinner parties and then the opening and reception in the evening. Among the visitors: I , ' j- Miss Norman Mrs. John D. Rockefeller in, president of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, who said, "I love Detroit and wish I could get here oftener. My. mother was Blanche Ferry, you know, and half my family is here." The startling Dr. Palma Bucarelli, director of the modern art museum in Rome startling because she is very young (perhaps 30) and "the most beautiful museum director in the world." ' The gentle, dignified Herbert Rothschilds, noted collectors from New York, who have loaned many paintings to the exhibition.' Pausing beneath their favorite, Boc-cioni's "The Laugh," which now belongs to the Museum of Modern Art, Mrs. Rothschild said, "we feel as though this painting is a member of our family and are very proud to have it here." i The John McCulloughs, handsome and tweedy visitors from North Bennington, t, who came especially to visit &&t"e -4 - " . FROM ROME, where Futurism developed, came Dr.. Palma Bucarelli, director of its modern art museum. the Harry I Winstons, of Birmingham, primary lenders to the exhibition. Mr. McCullough's parents founded Bennington College, and he and Mrs. Winston have served together on Bennington's board. His wife, Jaae Fiske McCullough, is a former editor of Industrial Design magazine. Mrs. Bliss Parkinson, a trustee of the Museum of Modern Art, who was visiting Detroit for the first time and was delighted with the comprehensiveness and "beautiful display work" in the Art Institute. Tall, kind-faced Alfred Barr, 'the distinguished direc-Tura t Page 18, Column 1 ' -

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  1. Detroit Free Press,
  2. 17 Oct 1961, Tue,
  3. Page 17

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