Artworks owned by Burton Tremaine and Emily Hall Tremaine in exhibitions (1945-present)

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| 16 June 2016 | Updated 18 February 2017


The following are a list of exhibitions including artworks owned by Burton and Emily Hall Tremaine. In summary, this list includes works exhibited under the Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art (Meriden, CT) name (Burton was CEO of the company and Emily was its art director / exhibition organizer) and many works were lent as "Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT" where many works were reported held. The Tremaines lived in Madison, CT about 35 miles away and also New York City.

This list also includes drawings, etc. of architectural designs that they commissioned, many unbuilt, that have been included in exhibitions. Further, Mrs. Tremaine was on the jury of at least one advertising and editorial art exhibition at MoMA, which is also listed. This is an ongoing, developing list.

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]


2015

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]


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]


2007

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]


2002

A Century of Drawing at the National Gallery of Art, Washington (2001-02, specific dates unknown). Former: Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art. [Artwork: Jacques Lipchitz’s Pierrot (1916)] [A01483]


2000

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]


1991

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


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]


1983

Mondrian: New York studio compositions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (14 July - 27 September 1983). Companies: formerly Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art. Viewed 20 January 2016. [A01485; AAA00549; BBB00004]


1981

Mondrian at Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Germany (6 December 1980 - 15 February 1981); Haagse Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, The Netherlands (20 March - 31 May 1981); Baltimore Museum of Art (14 July - 20 September 1981). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT; formerly Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art. [Loaned: Piet Mondrian’s Pier and ocean (1914).] Viewed 20 January 2017. [BBB00003]


1980

Printed art: A view of two decades at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (13 February - 1 April 1980). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe Diptych (1962).] Viewed 2 February 2017. [A01494; AAA00565]

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]


1979

Aspects of Twentieth-century art at National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC (1978-1979; specific dates unknown). Formerly: Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art. [included Jacques Lipchitz’s Still life (1918).] Viewed 18 January 2017. [A01484]


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]


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]


1970

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]

New York painting and sculpture: 1940-1970 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (18 October 1969 - 1 February 1970). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Jasper Johns’s Three flags (1958), Device circle (1959); Roy Lichtenstein’s I can see the whole room... (1961); Barnett Newman The Euclidian Abyss (1946-47) [this work is former Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art]; Claes Oldenburg’s 7-up (1961), Strong arm (1961); Mark Rothko’s No. 8 (1952); Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe Diptych (1962).] Viewed 14 February 2017. [AAA00567; AAA00569]


1968

Dada, Surrealism and their heritage at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (27 March - 9 June 1968); Los Angeles County Museum of Art (16 July - 8 September 1968); and the Art Institute of Chicago (19 October - 8 December 1968). Private basis: Mr & Mrs Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT; formerly Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art. [Loaned: Matta’s Splitting of the Ergo.] Viewed 2 February 2017. [A01493; AAA00564]

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 (former Miller Co. Collection of Abstract Art.] 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]

Picasso: Two concurrent retrospective exhibitions at the Fort Worth Art Center Museum / Dallas Museum of Fine Arts (8 February - 26 March 1967). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT (formerly Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art). [Loaned: Picasso’s Woman with a fan (1910/1918), formerly in Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art.] Viewed 16 February 2017. [AAA00582-84]

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

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]


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]

Pop art exhibition at Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY (c. May 1963). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine. [Loaned: Unspecified works by Robert Indiana.] Viewed 14 February 2017. [AAA00568]

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

Mark Tobey at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (12 September - 9 November 1962); Cleveland Museum of Art (dates unknown); and Art Institute of Chicago (dates unknown). Private basis: Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT; formerly Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art. [Loaned: Mark Tobey’s Pattern of conflict (1944).] Viewed 1 February 2017. [A01490-91]

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]

Frank Lloyd Wright drawings at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (14 March - 6 May 1962). Companies: Project associated with Miller Co.’s Painting toward architecture exhibition (1947-52). [Exhibited - Perspective and aerial perspective, Project: Burton Tremaine Observatory, Meteor Crater, AZ] Viewed 5 February 2017. [A01495; AAA00566]


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. [Loaned: Richard Stankiewicz’s Untitled, (1961).] 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]


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]


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]

Matta at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (11 September - 20 October 1957). Companies: former Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art; lent on private basis: Mr & Mrs Burton Tremaine, Meriden, CT. [Loaned: Roberto Matta’s Splitting of the ergo, (1946) [A01488-89]


1955

The sculpture of Jacques Lipchitz at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (18 May - 1 August 1954); Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (1 October - 12 December 1954); Cleveland Museum of Art (25 January - 13 March 1955). Companies: Miller Company, Meriden and private basis: Mr & Mrs Burton Tremaine, Meriden) (formerly Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art (Loaned: Lipchitz’s Pierrot (1916) and Still life (1918). Viewed 18 January 2017. [A01484; BBB00002]


1952

Some businessmen collect contemporary art: An exhibition of contemporary paintings by American and European artists from private collections of American professional and business men at the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts (6-27 April 1952). Private basis: Mr Burton Tremaine, Jr., Meriden, CT; former Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art. [Loaned: Jean Helion’s Composition (1934) and Matta’s Splitting of the Ergo (1945-46).] Viewed 16 February 2017. [AAA00577-81]

Painting toward architecture at the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT and 28(+) other venues (December 1947-1952). [Burton Tremaine: CEO; 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]


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

Modern art in your life at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (5 October - 4 December 1949). Companies: Miller Company. [Loaned: Still life by Le Corbusier (1925) and Fernard Léger’s Petit Déjeuner (c. 1921)]. Viewed 25 January 2017. [A01487]

Piet Mondrian: Paintings 1910 through 1944 at Sidney Janis Gallery (10 October - 12 November 1949). Companies: presumably Miller Company Collection of Abstract Art. [Loaned: Piet Mondrian’s Victory Boogie Woogie.] Viewed 20 January 2017. [BBB00003]

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]

The 28th Annual Exhibition of Advertising and Editorial Art of the New York Art Directors Club at the Museum of Modern Art, New York (15 March - 17 April 1949). Companies: The Miller Company, Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Jr. is listed as a jury alternate. Viewed 1 February 2017. [A01492; AAA00563]

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]

Gedachtnis-Ausstellung Piet Mondrian (Memorial exhibition Piet Mondrian) At Kunsthalle, Basel, Switzerland (6 February - 2 March 1947). Companies: presumably Miller Company [Collection of Abstract Art]. [Loaned: Mondrian’s Victory Boogie Woogie.] Viewed 20 January 2016. [BBB0004]


1946

Stuart Davis at Museum of Modern Art, New York (17 October 1945 - 3 February 1946). Companies: Miller Company [Collection of Abstract Art]. (Loaned: Stuart Davis’s For Internal Use Only). Viewed 26 October 2016. [AAA00379]

Piet Mondrian herdenkstentoonstelling (Piet Mondrian memorial exhibition) at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (6 November - 16 December 1946). Companies: presumably Miller Company [Collection of Abstract Art]. Viewed 20 January 2016. [BBB0004]

Painting in the United States 1946 at Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh (10 October - 8 December 1946). 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]