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1950s Exhibitions

1950

Painting Toward Architecture
January 8−February 2, 1950

Contemporary Art from Houston Collections
March 12− 26, 1950

Contempora in Cotton
March 31−April 2, 1950

Lyonel Feininger
April 14−May 7, 1950

Industrial Design: From Fountain Pen to Tractor
May 14−June 4, 1950

Contemporary Ceramics
October 8−26, 1950

Contemporary Drawings
November 2−14, 1950

Children’s Festival
November 23−December 3, 1950

Christian Bérard: Painter, Decorator, Designer
December 10−30, 1950


1951

Sheeler – Dove Exhibition
January 7−23, 1951

Vincent van Gogh
February 4−25, 1951

Frescoes and Other Works by Reynold Arnould
March 19−25, 1951

Lamp•Graphic•Fabric
October 31−November 14, 1948

Contemporary Photography (Memorable LIFE Photographs)
May 13−27, 1951

Growth Through Art
September 2−15, 1951

Calder – Miro
October 14−November 4, 1951

Interiors 1952: Beauty Within Reach of Hand and Budget
December 2−30, 1951


1952

Max Ernst
January 13−February 3, 1952

Rufino Tamayo
February 10−March 2, 1952

Design in Nature
March 16−April 6, 1952

New Directions: Domestic Architecture
April 20−May 11, 1952

Museum Permanent Collection
September 14−28, 1952

Texas Contemporary Artists
October 11−November 2, 1952

Sculpture-Directions in Form
November 16−December 14, 1952

Serigraphs and Color in Industry
December 20−January 4, 1953

Art in Industry
December 20, 1952−January 4, 1953


1953

Art Rental Service – 1953 Collection
January 8−15, 1953

Modern Painting: Ways and Means
January 25−February 14, 1953

Painting-Sculpture-Ceramics by the Students and Faculty of the Texas Southern University
March 1−15, 1953

Children’s Paintings Inspired by Music
March 19−29, 1953

The 31st Annual Exhibition of Advertising and Editorial Art
April 9−26, 1953

Women in Art
May 7−24, 1953

Art Rental Service – 1953 Collection 
June 1953

Jazz Prints 
July 1953

Creative Photography 
August 1953

Mexican Paintings and Drawings
September 13−29, 1953

The Complexion of Interiors: An Interim of Color and Light
October 9−28, 1953

Integration: The Use of Painting and Sculpture with Architecture in Daily Life – A Survey Exhibition of the Use of Art in the Environment of Architecture for Residential, and Other Ends
November 8−December 6, 1953

Art Rental Service – 1954 Collection
December 3−30, 1953



1954

4 Americans: From the Real to the Abstract
January 10−February 11, 1954

Sung and Swedish: An Exhibition of Stoneware
February 21−April 4, 1954

Don Barthelme: Recent Works
April 1954

Modigliani
April 15−May 23, 1954

Georges Rouault
September 17−October 17, 1954

Recent Acquisitions – Houston
October 29−November 28, 1954

C.A.A. Art Rental Collection 1955
December 10, 1954−January 2, 1955

1955

Picasso
January 14−February 20, 1955

Product Design in America
March 5−April 3, 1955

Paintings Inspired by Music
March 15−23, 1955

Texas Architects’ Week
April 13−20, 1955

Ten American Collectors
April 17−May 15, 1955

American Jewelry and Related Objects
July 17−August, 1955

Framing: Right and Wrong
September 1−18, 1955

Art Rental Service – 1956 Collection
September 30−October 16, 1955

Large Scale Paintings I
October−November, 1955

Contemporary European Tapestry
October 28−November 27, 1955

A Child’s World
December 10, 1955−January 1, 1956


1956

The Family of Man
January 28−February 16, 1956

Shadow and Substance: The Shadow Theater of Montmartre and Modern Art
March 3−April 1, 1956

Contemporary Calligraphers: John Marin, Mark Tobey, Morris Graves
April 12−May 13, 1956

Contemporary German Graphics
May 24−June 17, 1956

Modern Textiles and Ornamental Arts of India
August 24−September 16, 1956

Art Rental Service – 1957 Collection
September 27−October 21, 1956

Large Scale Paintings II
October 30−November 5, 1956

Let’s Face It: An Exhibition of Contemporary Portraits
November 8−December 2, 1956

Monumentality in Modern Sculpture
December 13, 1956−January 13, 1957



1957

The Magical Worlds of Redon, Klee and Baziotes
January 24−February 17, 1957

The Sphere of Mondrian
February 27−March 24, 1957

Pacemakers
April 4−28, 1957

Yard Art
May 10−June 2, 1957

Post All Bills
June 21−July 14, 1957

Recent Contemporary Acquisitions – Houston
July 25−August 25, 1957

Mark Rothko
September 5−October 6, 1957

Irons in the Fire: An Exhibition of Metal Sculpture
October 17−December 1, 1957

The Great – Past and Present
October 28−November 5, 1957

Art Rental Collection
December 8−29, 1957



1958

The Disquieting Muse: Surrealism
January 9−February 16, 1958

Films: 1948-1958
January 15−February 15, 1958

Collage International: From Picasso to the Present
February 27−April 6 1958

The Common Denominator: Modern Design 3500 B.C. – 1958 A.D.
April 17−June 1, 1958

Modern Abstract Japanese Calligraphy
June 26−August, 1958

The Trojan Horse: The Art of the Machine
September 25−November 9, 1958

Personal Contacts: A Decade of Contemporary Drawings, 1948-1958
November 20, 1958−January 4, 1959


1959

Totems Not Taboo: An Exhibition of Primitive Art
February 26−March 29, 1959

Ten Years of Houston Architecture
March 6−April, 1959

The Romantic Agony: From Goya to de Kooning
April 23−May 31, 1959

10th Street
October 15−November 8, 1959

Out of the Ordinary
November 26−December 27, 1959