Historical Meriden-area design exhibitions & expositions list (1854-present)

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| Design Meriden | 16 June 2016 | Updated 30 November 2016


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Historical Meriden-area design exhibitions & expositions list (1854-present)


2018

Roberto Burle Marx: Brazilian Modernist at Jewish Museum, New York (6 May - 18 September 2016); Deutsche Bank KunstHalle, Berlin, Germany (7 July - 8 October 2017); and Museu de Arte do Rio, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (November 2017 - March 2018). [Exhibiting 3 "Tremaine House"-related works, c. 1948.] Formerly private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine. (Also see 9 works related to Garden design for beach house for Mr. and Mrs. Tremaine in the MoMA, New York art collection.) Updated 16 November 2016. [AAA00280-87; AAA00]


2017

Shaken, stirred, styled: The art of the cocktail at Dallas Museum of Art (18 November 2016 - 12 November 2017). Companies: Charter Company / International Silver Company; Napier; R. Wallace & Sons. [AAA000155-56]


2016

Chicago: Crossroads of America (permanent exhibition) at Chicago History Museum (30 September 2006 -). Companies: International Silver Company for Illinois Central Railroad. [A01040-41]

St. Louis Modern at the St. Louis Art Museum (8 November 2015 - 31 January 2016). (catalogue.) Companies: Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Company. [AAA00035; A01064-65]


2015

19th-Century Modern at Brooklyn Museum, New York (5 July 2013 - 6 December 2015). Companies: Bradley & Hubbard; Napier.

Egyptian Revival: An everlasting allure at SFO Museum, San Francisco (15 January - 5 July 2015). Companies: Rogers, Smith & Co. [A00116]

Cranbrook goes to the movies: Films and their objects, 1925–1975 at Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills, MI (21 June 2014 - 22 March 2015). Companies: Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Company. Viewed 26 August 2016. [A01152]

Cubism: The Leonard A. Lauder Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (20 October 2014 - 16 February 2015). Companies: Formerly in Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art [Artwork: Juan Gris’s Pear and grapes on a table (1913)]. Viewed 27 October 2016. [A01218-19]


2012

Bradley and Hubbard: Masters of Metal Work. Smithsonian Castle, Washington, DC. (5 November 2010 - mid-May 2012). Companies: Bradley & Hubbard. [A00007]

Cocktail culture. Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL. (15 December 2011 - 15 April 2012). Companies: International Silver Company. Viewed 13 November 2016. [AAA00426-29]

19th-Century Modern. Brooklyn Museum, New York. Companies: Bradley & Hubbard; Napier Company. (2 September 2011 - 1 April 2012). [A00006]

Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness: American art from the Yale University Art Gallery. The Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY; Seattle Art Museum; Birmingham Museum of Art, AL; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (7 September 2008 - 18 January 2009; 26 February 2009 - 24 May 2009; 4 October 2009 - 10 January 2010; 29 July 2011 - 8 July 2012). Companies: Meriden Britannia. [A00128]


2011

Mt. Washington and Pairpoint: American Glass from the Gilded Age to the Roaring Twenties at Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY (19 May - 31 December 2011). Companies: Pairpoint, a division of Rockwell Silver Co. [A00194]


2009

Adventures in Modern art: The Charles K. Williams II Collection at the Philadelphia Museum of Art (12 July - 13 September 2009). Companies: Formerly in Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art [Stuart Davis’s Composition (1863) (c. 1930).] Viewed 16 November 2016. [AAA00437]


2008

Masterpieces of Modern Design: Selections from the Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (30 May – 5 October 2008). (No catalogue.) Companies: Wilcox Silver Plate Co. [A00458-59]


2007

A Brass Menagerie: Metalwork of the Aesthetic Movement. Curated by Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York; Bard Graduate Center Gallery, New York, NY (2 October 2005 - 19 March 2006; 12 July - 14 October 2007). Companies: Bradley & Hubbard; Meriden Britannia; Meriden Bronze; Charles Parker Co. [A00008/9]

Breaking the Mold: Selections from the Washington Gallery of Modern Art, 1961-1968 at Oklahoma City Museum of Art (11 May - 19 August 2007). Companies: Formerly in the Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art [Ilya Bolotowsky’s Perpendiculars and diagonals.] [AAA00390-91]

Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC; Nevada Museum of Art, Reno; Dallas Museum of Art (originating institution; see photos of the exhibition); The Wolfsonian, Miami Beach, FL; The Dixon Gallery and Gardens, Memphis, TN (2005-07). [A00140]

Companies include: International Silver Company (Barbour Silver Co. / Barbour Sterling Fine Arts; Charter Company; International Sterling Craft Associates; Meriden Silver Plate Co.; 1847 Rogers Brothers; William Rogers Mfg. Co.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox & Evertsen Fine Arts; Wilcox Silver Plate Co.); Napier Company; Rockwell Silver Company (incl. Pairpoint Manufacturing Company, a division of Rockwell Silver Co.); R. Wallace & Sons.


2006

Baubles, bangles, and beads: American jewelry from Yale University, 1700-2005 at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (7 February 2006 - 23 July 2006). Companies: International Silver Company. [A00142-43]


2005

A Curator’s Eye: J. Stewart Johnson, 1990–2004 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1 March - 6 November 2005). (No catalogue.) Companies: Wilcox Silver Plate Co. [A00456-57].

Alice Ballantine’s Victorian Wedding, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ (3 March - 1 October 2005). Companies: Meriden Britannia; Meriden Silver Plate Company. Viewed 13 November 2016. [AAA00426]

Classic Modern: Art Deco Silver from the Collection of John P. Axelrod at Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. (Spring - Summer 2005). Curated by John Stuart Gordon. Companies: International Silver Company; Wilcox Silver Plate Co. Viewed 9 July 2016. [A01044]

American & French decorative arts 1930s at the Saint Louis Art Museum (14 May 2004 - 20 June 2005). Companies: Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Company. [A01060; A01087].


2001

American Modern, 1925–1940: Design for a new age at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA; Flint Institute of Arts, MI; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; Mint Museum of Craft and Design, Charlotte, NC; Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa, OK. (2001-02; specific dates unknown). Companies: Wilcox Silver Plate Co. [A00145]


2000

Masterpieces of American furniture from the Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute. Curated by Anna Tobin D’Ambrosio. Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute Museum of Art, Utica, New York; Cincinnati Art Museum. (2 May - 31 October 1999; 18 February - 28 May 2000). Companies: Bradley & Hubbard. [A00959-61]

The Enduring Figure 1890s-1970s: Sixteen Sculptors from the National Association of Women Artists at Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ (12 December 1999 – 12 March 2000). Companies: Former Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art. [Exhibited: Mary Callery’s Amity, (1947).] Viewed 15 November 2016. [AAA00433; AAA00463]


1999

Recent acquisitions of Twentieth-Century Design and Architecture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (29 June - 14 November 1999). (No catalogue). Companies: Wilcox Silver Plate Co. [A00455]


1997

Slivers of light: Rich cut oil lamps at the Museum of American Glass, Millville, NJ (25 January - 4 May 1997). Companies: J. D. Bergen Co.; Bradley & Hubbard; Edward Miller & Co. [A00757-58]


1995

Silver in America, 1840-1940: A century of splendor at the Dallas Museum of Art (6 November 1994 - 29 January 1995). (With book / exhibition catalogue.) Companies: Charles Parker Company; Derby Silver Company; International Silver Company; Meriden Brittania; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox Silver Plate Co. Viewed 21 August 2016. [AAA00075]


1991

Delaunay to de Kooning: Modern Masters from the Tremaine Collection and the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford (May - September 1991).


1989

Harold Hugo (1910-1985): Museum patron at the William Benton Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT (20 March – 21 May 1989). Company connection: Meriden Gravure. [A01113]


1987

In pursuit of beauty: Americans and the Aesthetic Movement at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (23 October 1986 - 11 January 1987). Companies: Bradley & Hubbard / Meriden Flint Glass Company; Derby Silver Company; Meriden Britannia. See book published in conjunction with exhibition, (pp. 275-77). Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00721; A00977]


1985

Design in America: The Cranbrook vision, 1925-50 at Detroit Institute of Arts (14 December 1983 - 19 February 1984); Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (18 April - 17 June 1984); Suomen Rakennustaiteen Museo / Suomen Taideteollisuusyhdistys, Helsinki (1 August - 19 September 1984); Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (24 October 1984 - 21 January 1985); Victoria and Albert Museum, London (1 April - 30 June 1985). Companies: Eliel Saarinen for International Silver Company / Wilcox Silver Plate Co. Viewed 25 August 2016). [AAA00099-101]

A América na Ajuda: peças americanas no Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (American pieces in the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda). Palácio Nacional da Ajudo, Lisbon, Portugal, May 1985. [Exhibition catalogue: (1985). A América na Ajuda: peças americanas no Palácio Nacional da Ajuda, maio 1985. Lisbon, Portugal, 34 pp.] Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, call no. NK7112 .P353 1985. Companies: Meriden Britannia Company. [AAA00036]

“The National Palace of Ajuda is honoured by the visit of President and Mrs. Reagan and welcomes them and the members of their official party to the display of American pieces in the collections of the Ajuda Palace, which was organized for this occasion.” (page 6, exhibition catalogue). [AAA00036]


1984

The Tremaine Collection - 20th century masters: The spirit of modernism at Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (26 February - 29 April 1984). See the New York Times review by Grace Glueck (1984). [Also, see exhibition catalogue: (1984). The Tremaine Collection: 20th Century Masters: The spirit of modernism (exhibition catalogue accompanying the exhibition). Hartford, CT: Wadsworth Atheneum, 188 pp. Smithsonian, Washington, DC, barcode: 39088003518503. (See worldcat.org for other locations.) Company (connection): Miller Company. [A00081; A01042]

At Home in Manhattan: Modern Decorative Arts, 1925 to the Depression at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT (10 November 1983 - 5 February 1984). Companies: Manning Bowman. [A00141]


1983

Silver in American Life: Selections from the Mabel Brady Garvan and other collections at Yale University. Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; High Museum of Art, Atlanta; Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX; Milwaukee Art Center; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond; St. Louis Art Museum; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Cleveland Museum of Art; Denver Art Museum; Tampa Museum of Art; The Detroit Institute of Arts; Winnipeg Art Gallery; and Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT. (1979-83, specific dates unknown.) Companies: International Silver Company; Simpson, Hall, Miller and Company. [A00137-38; A00264]


1980

Myron Stout at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (5 February - 6 April 1980). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Stout’s Untitled, (1950-51).] Viewed 16 November 2016. [AAA00468-69]


1975

Max Ernst: A retrospective at the Guggenheim Museum, New York (14 February - 20 April 1975) and the Grand Palais, Paris. Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Ernst’s A beautiful day.] Viewed 28 October 2016. [AAA00392-94]

Modern Masters: Manet to Matisse at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney (10 April - 11 May 1975); National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (28 May - 22 June 1975); and Museum of Modern Art, New York (5 August – 28 September 1975) Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Juan Gris’s Still Life with Pears.] Viewed 29 October 2016. [AAA00398-403]

Forms in metal: 275 years of metalsmithing in America at the Finch College Museum of Art, New York and the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York (17 January - 2 March 1975) and Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (16 March - 20 April 1975). Companies: Ashbil Griswold; Barbour Silver Co.; Boardman; Derby Silver Company; Meriden Britannia; Samuel Simpson; E.G. Webster & Son; International Silver Company / Wilcox Silver Plate Co.; Wallace Silversmiths. Courtesy American Craft Council, Minneapolis, MN. Viewed 16 October 2016. [AAA00361]


1973

Eastern States Exposition, West Springfield, MA
(c. September 1973) Companies: Charles Parker Company, International Silver Company. Viewed 23 October 2016. [AAA00375-77]


1972

John Chamberlain: A retrospective exhibition at Guggenheim Museum, New York (22 December 1971 - 27 February 1972). Private basis: Mr & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Chamberlain’s Sinclair (1962) and Arch Brown (1962).] Viewed 16 November 2016. [AAA00461-62]


1971

...Small packages: An invitational sculpture competition sponsored by the International Silver Company at the Museum of Art, University of Connecticut, Storrs (30 October - 19 December 1971). Companies: International Silver Company as sponsor. Viewed 30 November 2016. [A01290-91]


1970

19th century America: Furniture and other decorative arts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (16 April - 7 September 1970). See exhibition catalogue. Includes furniture from Jedediah Wilcox’s mansion at 816 Broad Street, Meriden. See entries no. 176, 177, 179. Viewed 3 July 2016. [A00603; A00664; A00754; A00943]

Jim Dine at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (27 February - 19 April 1970). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Dine’s An Animal, (1961).] Viewed 15 November 2016. [AAA00466-67]


1968

Cézanne to Miró at Museum of Modern Art, New York (22-25 April 1968: Special invitational showing); Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Buenos Aires, Argentina (15 May - 5 June 1968); Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Santiago, Chile (26 June - 17 July 1968); Museo de Bellas Artes, Caracas, Venezuela (4-25 August 1968). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Artworks loaned: Georges Braque’s Francés and Black rose.] Viewed 30 September 2016. [AAA00252-53]


1967

Jackson Pollock at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (5 April - 4 June 1967). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Pollock’s Frieze.] Viewed 30 September 2016. [AAA00256-57]

Louise Nevelson at Whitney Museum of Art, New York (8 March - 30 April 1967). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Nevelson’s Moon garden reflections (c. 1957).] Viewed 16 November 2016. [AAA00464-65]

Yves Klein at the Jewish Museum, New York (5 January - 12 March 1967). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Klein’s Monogold (1961); Sponge (1959); Blue sponge (1960).] Viewed 11 October 2016. [AAA00263-64; AAA00310-11]

Art in the mirror at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (22 November 1966 - 6 February 1967). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Roy Lichtenstein’s Femme au Chapeau (after Pablo Picasso)]. Viewed 30 September 2016. [AAA00265-66; A01289]


1966

The object transformed at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (29 June - 5 September 1966). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Man Ray’s Ce qui nous manque à nous tous.] Viewed 30 September 2016. [AAA00270-71]

Fifty years of Modern art at Cleveland Museum of Art (15 June - 31 July 1966). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Fernand Léger’s Le Petit Dejeuner, Braque’s The black rose and Stuart Davis’s For internal use only.] Viewed 26 October 2016. [AAA00381-82]


1965

The New England silversmith: An exhibition of New England silver from the mid-seventeenth century to the present at the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI (1965, specific dates unknown). Companies: International Silver Company. Viewed 27 August 2016. [A01155]

"Moon Room" installation, Pavilion of American Interiors, New York World’s Fair (22 April - 18 October 1964; 21 April - 17 October 1965). Companies: International Silver Company. Viewed 26 August 2016. [A01149-50]

Young America 1965: Thirty American artists under thirty-five at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (23 June - 29 August 1965). Private basis: Mr & Mrs Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Larry Poons’s Tristan da Cuhna (1964).] Viewed 16 November 2016. [AAA00470-72]

Jasper Johns at the Pasadena Art Museum (now the Norton Simon Museum). Private basis: Mr & Mrs Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Johns’s Device circle, Three flags, and Tango.] Viewed 31 October 2016. [AAA00414]

Good design for Christmas at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT (23 November 1964 - 3 January 1965). Companies: International Silver Company. Viewed 26 August 2016. [A01152]


1964

Annual exhibition 1963: Contemporary American painting at Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (11 December 1963 - 2 February 1964). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Robert Rauschenburg’s Windward.] Viewed 30 September 2016. [AAA00267-69]


1963

Americans 1963 at Museum of Modern Art, New York (22 May - 18 August 1963). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Claus Oldenburg’s 7 Up and Strong arm.] Viewed 30 September 2016. [AAA00245-46]

Robert Rauschenberg at The Jewish Museum, New York (31 March - 12 May 1963). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Rauschenberg’s Stripper (1962) and Drawing (1958)]. Viewed 11 October 2016. [AAA00310-11]


1962

The 1961 Pittsburgh international exhibition of contemporary painting and sculpture at the Department of Fine Arts, Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (27 October 1961 - 7 January 1962). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Mark Rothko’s Maroon on blue, (1957-60).] Viewed 15 November 2016. [AAA00434-36]


1961

The art of assemblage at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (4 October - 12 November 1961). Companies: The Miller Collection, Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine. Viewed 30 September 2016. [AAA00254-55]

The Sidney Janis painters at the Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, Florida (8 April - 7 May 1961). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Willem de Kooning’s Villa Borghese.] Viewed 3 November 2016. [A01224; AAA00415]


1960

20th Century Design: U.S.A. at Cleveland Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Art, Dayton Art Institute, Minneapolis Institute of Arts, Portland Art Museum, St. Louis Art Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Art (1959-60, exhibition dates unknown). Organized by the Albright Art Gallery of the Buffalo Fine Arts Academy. Companies: International Silver Company; Wallace. Viewed 27 August 2016. [A01156]

Designed for silver: An exhibition of twenty-two award-winning designs from the International Design Competition for Sterling Silver Flatware at the Museum of Contemporary Crafts, New York (1960, specific dates unknown). Companies: International Silver Company, main sponsor. Viewed 27 August 2016. [A01157]


1959

20th century design from the museum collection at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (18 December 1958 - 17 February 1959). Companies: Manning Bowman. Viewed 29 September 2016. [AAA00246-47]


1958

Jean Arp: A retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (8 October - 30 November 1958). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. Viewed 30 September 2016. [AAA00261-62]

Juan Gris at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (8 April - 1 June 1958); Minneapolis Institute of Arts (24 June 1958 - ); San Francisco Museum of Art (11 August - ); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (29 September 1958 - ). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. Viewed 30 September 2016. [AAA00258-60]

Living today: An exhibition of contemporary architecture, furniture, interior decoration at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (19 April - 22 June 1958). Companies: International Silver Company. Viewed 27 August 2016. [A01153-54]


1957

Paintings by Stuart Davis (30 March - 19 May 1957) at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN (confirmed); Des Moines Art Center; San Francisco Museum of Art; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Viewed 29 October 2016. [AAA00397; AAA00413; A01220]


1952

Painting toward architecture at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT and 24+ other venues (December 1947-1952). [Emily Hall Tremaine: art director, Miller Company]. Companies: The Miller Company (Collection of Abstract Art). See the detailed Design Meriden compilation illustrating one of the important Modern art and architecture exhibitions of the 20th century: "The Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art and Painting toward architecture (1947-52): Artworks, venues and media coverage (2016)".

Paintings from the Miller Company Collection at the Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MA (3 December 1951 - 23 January 1952). [Emily Hall Tremaine: art director, Miller Company]. Companies: The Miller Company (Collection of Abstract Art). Viewed 20 August 2016. [AAA00043; AAA00076-81]

Eliel Saarinen Memorial Exhibition at Museum of Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (15 April - 6 May 1951); Smith College, Museum of Art, Northampton, MA (2-21 November 1951); J. B. Speed Art Museum, Louisville, KY (9 December 1951- 9 January 1952); University of Kansas, School of Architecture (22 January - 15 February 1952); Des Moines Art Center (1 August - 15 September 1952); Toledo Museum of Art (2-30 November 1952). [Exhibition catalogue: University of Kansas, Art & Architecture Library, call no. N7255.F53 S22 1951. See worldcat.org for other locations.] Companies: Eliel Saarinen for Wilcox Silver Plate Co. / International Silver Company. Viewed 26 October 2016. [AAA00102-03; AAA00106-07; AAA00113; A01151; A01191-93; AAA00153; AAA00204-06; AAA00235-36]


1951

Abstract painting and sculpture in America at Museum of Modern Art, New York (23 January - 25 March 1951). Companies: Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art (Loaned: Stuart Davis’s For Internal Use Only). Viewed 26 October 2016. [AAA00378]


1950

Recent acquisitions at Museum of Modern Art, New York (26 July - 25 November 1950). Companies: Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art (Loaned: Mondrian’s Victory Boogie Woogie, included in show among the recent acquisitions). Viewed 28 September 2016. [AAA00237]


1949

Thirty paintings: Stuart Davis, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Franklin Watkins at Santa Barbara Museum of Art (28 July - 28 August 1949); M.H. de Young Memorial Museum, San Francisco (8 September - 9 October 1949); Portland Art Museum (15 October - 20 November 1949). Companies: The Miller Company (Loaned: Stuart Davis’s For internal use only). Viewed 26 October 2016. [AAA00380]

Georges Braque at Cleveland Museum of Art (26 January -13 March 1949); Museum of Modern Art, New York (29 March - 12 June 1949). Companies: Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art (Loaned: Braque’s Black Rose). Viewed 29 September 2016. [AAA00241-42]

From Le Corbusier to Niemeyer: Savoye House - Tremaine House 1949 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (15 February - 17 April 1949). [Press release: "The theme of this show is based on Henry Russell-Hitchcock’s book on the Miller [Company] Collection of abstract art, Painting toward architecture." Miller Co. CEO: Burton Tremaine.] Viewed 30 September 2016. [AAA00250-51]


1947

Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art at Davison art rooms, Olin Memorial Library, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (2 - 15 June 1947). Companies: Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art. Viewed 11 October 2016. [AAA00309]


1946

Stuart Davis at Museum of Modern Art, New York (17 October - 3 February 1946). Companies: Miller Company [Collection of Abstract Art]. (Loaned: Stuart Davis’s For Internal Use Only). Viewed 26 October 2016. [AAA00379]

Painting in the United States 1946 at Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (10 October - 8 December). Companies: Miller Company [Collection of Abstract Art]. (Loaned: Stuart Davis’s For Internal Use Only). Viewed 27 October 2016. [AAA00383-84]


1945

Piet Mondrian at Museum of Modern Art, New York. (21 March - 13 May 1945). Companies: Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art. (Loaned: Mondrian’s Victory Boogie Woogie). Viewed 24 September 2016. [AAA00216]

In memory of Wassily Kandinsky at the Museum of Non-Objective Art (now Guggenheim Museum), New York (15 March - 15 May 1945). Companies: Miller Company [Collection of Abstract Art]. (Loaned: Wassily Kandinsky’s Animated stability and Zigzag.) Updated 29 October 2016. [A01201; AAA00385-89; AAA00396]


1942

Useful objects under $10 at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2 December 1941 - 4 January 1942). Companies: Manning Bowman. Viewed 29 September 2016. [AAA00248-49]


1940

An Exhibition of Silver: French, British, American, Modern at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA (19 November - 30 December 1940). Companies: International Silver Company. Viewed 24 September 2016. [A01198-99]

Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, CA. (18 February - 29 October 1939; 25 May - 29 September 1940). [See Jewel Stern’s Modernism in American Silver (2005), pp. 171-74.] Companies: International Silver Company, 1847 Rogers Bros. / Wm. Rogers & Son. Viewed 24 September 2016. [A01199]


1939

Useful household objects under $5.00 at Museum of Modern Art, New York (28 September - 28 October 1938). Additional exhibitions "for at least one year", according to press release, at venues in Saratoga Springs, NY; Philadelphia, PA; Pittsburgh, PA; State College, PA; Ithaca, NY; Chicago, IL; Frederick, MD; Berea, KY; Des Moines, IA; Los Angeles, CA. Companies: Manning Bowman. Viewed 29 September 2016. [AAA00243-45]


1937

Contemporary industrial and handwrought silver at the Brooklyn Museum, New York (1937, specific dates unknown). Companies: International Silver Company; R. Wallace & Sons. (exhibition catalogue link above, courtesy University of Wisconsin. Viewed 25 August 2016. [AAA00094]

Exposition Internationale des Arts et des Techniques dans la Vie Moderne, Paris, (25 May - 25 November). Companies: International Silver Company. Viewed 24 September 2016. (See Jewel Stern’s Modernism in American Silver (2005), pp. 170-71 and 356, Stark entry.) [AA01199]

Silver: An exhibition of contemporary American design by manufacturers, designers and craftsmen at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (11 April - 23 May 1937). Companies: International Silver Company; R. Wallace & Sons. (exhibition catalogue link above, courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art. Viewed 25 August 2016. [AAA00096]


1935

Exhibition of home furnishings at the Cranbrook Pavilion, Cranbrook Academy of Art, Bloomfield Hills, MI. (1935, specific dates unknown.) Companies: International Silver Company / Wilcox Silver Plate Co. Viewed 20 August 2016. [A01145]

Contemporary American industrial art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (5 November 1934 - 6 January 1935). Companies: Bradley & Hubbard; International Silver Co. / Wilcox Silver Plate Co.. (Link to catalogue above courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art.) Viewed 24 August 2016. [A00346]


1931

Twelfth exhibition of contemporary American industrial art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (12 October - 22 November 1931). Companies: International Silver Co.. (Link to catalogue above courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art.) Viewed 25 August 2016. [AAA00097]


1929

The architect and the industrial arts: An exhibition of contemporary American design at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (12 February - 2 September 1929). Companies: Eliel Saarinen for International Silver Company. (Link to catalogue above.) Viewed 24 August 2016. [AAA00093]


1928

An international exposition of art in industry at Macy’s, New York (14-26 May 1928). Companies: International Silver Company. (With exhibition catalogue, see worldcat.org for library locations.) Viewed 27 August 2016. [A01158]


1927

The exposition of art in trade at Macy’s at Macy’s, New York (2-27 May 1927). Companies: International Silver Company. (With exhibition catalogue, see worldcat.org for many library locations.) Viewed 27 August 2016. [A01158]

American industrial art: Tenth annual exhibition of current manufactures designed and made in the United States at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (4 December 1926 - 5 January 1927). Companies: Barbour Silver Company; International Silver Company; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox & Evertsen. (Link to catalogue above.) Viewed 25 August 2016. [AAA00095]


1925

American industrial art: Ninth annual exhibition of current manufacturers designed and made in the United States at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (29 March - 3 May 1925). Companies: Barbour Silver Company; International Silver Company; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Wilcox & Evertsen. (Link to catalogue above, courtesy Metropolitan Museum of Art.) Viewed 25 August 2016. [AAA00098]


1915

Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco
(20 February - 4 December 1915.) Companies: Meriden Britannia. [AAA00359-60]


1901

Pan-American Exposition, Buffalo, New York
(1 May - 2 November 2001). Companies: Edward Miller & Co.; Kelsey Press.

Documentation:

(1901). Official catalogue and guide book to the Pan-American Exposition. (190 pp.) Buffalo, NY: Charles Ahrhart. [Exhibitors include Edward Miller & Co. (p. 92) and Kelsey Press (p. 113)]. Courtesy Library of Congress. Viewed 10 July 2016. [A01052-54]


1898

Trans-Mississippi and International Exposition, Omaha, Nebraska
(1 June - 1 November 1898.) Companies: Meriden Britannia Company. [AAA00358]


1893

World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago
(1 May - 30 October 1893.) Companies: American Automatic Lighting Co.; Chapman Manufacturing Company; Meriden Britannia Company; Meriden Curtain Fixture Co.; Parker Bros (guns); M. B. Schenck.

Documentation:

(1893). World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893, Official catalogue, Part VIII. [Listed: Meriden Curtain Fixture Co. (p. 23); Meriden Britannia Company (p. 27); Parker Bros (guns) (p. 41); American Automatic Lighting Co. (p. 42); Chapman Manufacturing Company (p. 44); M. B. Schenck (p. 48)]. W. B. Conkey Company: Chicago. Courtesy North Central College, Naperville, IL. Viewed 16 June 2016. [A00850-56]

(1893). Meriden Britannia Company. World’s Fair: The Meriden Britannia Co. ; also makers of 1847 Rogers Bros. spoons, knifes, forks, etc. 12 pp. ("Catalogue of silver plated ware displayed in its pavilion at the Chicago World’s Fair of 1893.") Courtesy Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT / Supported by Design Meriden. Viewed 1 June 2016. [A00393; A00731]


1889

Exposition universelle de 1889, Paris
(6 May -31 October 1889). Companies: Meriden Britannia Company.

Historical design context: The Eiffel Tower was built as the entrance for this exposition. [A01057]

Documentation:

(1889). Reports of the United States commissioners to the Universal exposition of 1889 at Paris. (620 pp.) (Including Gold Medal Award winner Meriden Britannia, p. 429). Washington, DC: Government Printing Office. Viewed 10 July 2016. [A01055-56]

(4 October 1889). "Exhibiters to whom awards have been made at Paris". Science, v. 14, p. 237. "Gold medals—... Meriden Britannia Company..." Viewed 16 November 2016. [AAA00456; A01226]


1885

World Cotton Centennial, New Orleans
(16 December 1884 - 2 June 1885). Companies: Meriden Britannia Company. [AAA00325]


1881

International Cotton Exposition, Atlanta
(5 October - 31 December 1881.) Companies: Meriden Britannia. [AAA00358]

Melbourne International Exhibition, Australia
(1 October 1880 - 30 April 1881.) Companies: Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co.; Manning, Bowman & Co.; Middletown Plate Co.; E. Miller & Co.; Parker Brothers; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.

Documentation:

(1880). Melbourne International Exhibition 1880; The official catalogue of the exhibits, with introductory notes of the countries exhibiting, v. II, second edition to the first issue. [American exhibits, Class 24.— Goldsmiths’ and Silversmiths’ Work: Manning, Bowman & Co., Middletown Plate Co., Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co.; Class 25.— Bronzes and various Art Castings and Repousse Work: E. Miller & Co.; Class 26.— Clocks and Watches: Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co.; Class 27.— Apparatus and Processes for Heating and Lighting: E. Miller & Co.; Class 40.— Portable Weapons, and Hunting and Shooting Equipments: Parker Brothers (pp. 235-36).] Viewed 26 June 2016. [A00997-1000]


1878

Paris Universal Exposition
(1 May - 10 November 1878.) Companies: Manning, Bowman & Co.; Meriden Flint Glass Works.

Documentation:

(1878). Pickering, Thomas R. Paris Universal Exposition, 1878: Official catalogue of the United States exhibitors. [Listed: Manning, Bowman & Co. (p. 71, 188); Meriden Flint Glass Works. (p. 74, 172)]. 301 pp. Chiswick Press: London. Courtesy Oxford University. Viewed 16 June 2016. [A00843-44]

(1880). Reports of the United States commissioners to the Paris Universal Exposition, 1878; v. III: Iron and steel, ceramics and glass, forestry, cotton. [Meriden Flint Glass Works, recipient Honorable Mention award (pp. 233, 244)]. Government Printing Office: Washington. Courtesy Harvard University. Viewed 16 June 2016. [A00847-49]


1876

Centennial International Exhibition, Philadelphia
(10 May - 10 November 1876.) Companies: Bradley & Hubbard; Derby Silver Co.; Hall, Elton & Co.; W. A. Kelsey and Co.; Manning, Bowman & Co.; Meriden Britannia Company; Meriden Curtain Fixture Co.; Meriden Cutlery Co.; Meriden Silver Plate Company; Meriden Woolen Co.; W. H. Merriman; Edward Miller & Co.; Jonathan Miller; Miller Brothers Cutlery Co.; Middletown Plate Company; G.I. Mix (Yalesville); Chas Parker (guns); C. Rogers & Co.; 1847 Rogers Bros.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (Wallingford); W.M. Smith; United States Shear Co.

Documentation:

(1877). Souvenir of the Centennial exhibition [1876]: Connecticut’s representation at Philadelphia [See core section: pp 99-111; also see exhibits list: pp. 124-27; Exhibitors: Bradley & Hubbard (with illustrations); Derby Silver Company; Hall, Elton & Co. (Wallingford); W. A. Kelsey & Co. (printing presses); Manning Bowman & Co,; Meriden Britannia (with illustrations); Meriden Curtain-Fixture Company; Meriden Cutlery Company; Meriden Silver Plate Company; A. H. Merriman; Middletown Plate Co. (with illustrations); Edward Miller & Co.; Miller Bros. Cutlery Company; G.I. Mix (Yalesville); Charles Parker (guns and vises); C. Rogers & Bros.; 1847 Rogers Bros.; Simpson, Hall, Miller & Co. (Wallingford); United States Steel Shear Company (scissors); and William M. Smith (coffin and casket trimmings)]. 380 pp. Geo. D. Curtis: Hartford, CT. Courtesy University of Connecticut Libraries. Viewed 25 June 2016. [A00965-75]

(1876). List of awards made by the United States Centennial Commission to the American Exhibitors, International Exhibition, 1876, at Philadelphia. [Listed: Meriden Curtain Fixture Co. (p. 28); W.M. Smith (p. 29); C. Rogers & Co. (p. 31); Meriden Woolen Co. (p. 35); Derby Silver Co. (p. 42); W. A. Kelsey and Co. (p. 49); Manning, Bowman & Co. (pp. 43, 51); Miller Brothers Cutlery Co., United States Shear Co. (p. 52); Meriden Cutlery Co. (p. 54); Chas Parker (guns) (p. 56); W. H. Merriman (p. 68); Meriden Britannia (p. 105); Edward Miller, Jonathan Miller (p. 107). The actual award received is not indicated in this text.] 134 pp. S. T. Souder & Company: Philadelphia. Courtesy The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. Viewed 16 June 2016. [A00841-42]

Sandhurst, Phillip T. (c. 1876). The great Centennial exhibition critically described and illustrated, (pp. 270-4: Meriden Britannia and Middletown Plate Company). 566 pp. P. W. Ziegler & Co.: Philadelphia and Chicago. Courtesy University of California Libraries. Viewed 15 June 2016. [A00833-39]

Smith, Walter. (1876). The masterpieces of the Centennial International Exhibition illustrated, (v. 2, Industrial art). (Meriden Britannia Company: pp. 21-2, 45-6, 60, 187, 193-4; Middletown Plate Company: 207-09.) 548 pp. Philadelphia: Gebbie & Berrie. Courtesy Philadelphia Museum of Art. Viewed 15 June 2016. [A00819-32]


1875

American Institute Fair, New York
(dates unknown). Companies: Meriden Britannia Company. [AAA00325]


1874

American Institute Fair, New York
(dates unknown). Companies: Meriden Britannia Company. [AAA00325]


1873

American Institute Fair, New York
(dates unknown). Companies: Meriden Britannia Company. [AAA00325]


1867

Paris Universal Exposition
(1 April - 31 October 1867.) Companies: Meriden Britannia Company.

Documentation:

(1868). Paris Universal Exposition, 1867. Reports of the United States Commissioners. General survey of the exhibition; with a report on the character and condition of the United States section. [Listed: Meriden Britannia Company (p. 266)]. Government Printing Office: Washington. Courtesy University of Virginia Viewed 16 June 2016. [A00845-46]


1854

Exhibition of the Industry of All Nations, New York
(14 July 1853 - 14 November 1854). Companies: Meriden Britannia Company. [AAA00325]



DESIGN MERIDEN:
1: History books - Meriden area | 2: Historical maps - Meriden area | 3: Exhibitions of historical Meriden art and design (1867-present)