Papers of William Innes Homer, 1953-1960
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Extent.25 linear feet (1 half file box)
Series II, Matisse Exhibition (1955), contains materials relating to the Matisse Exhibition at the Busch-Reisinger Museum. The exhibition was produced by students, including Homer, in a museum training course under the guidance of Professor Charles L. Kuhn and focused on the work of Henri Matisse, who had died the previous year. Included are press releases, advertisements, fliers, newspaper clippings, and an invitation. The series also contains photographs of both the interior and exterior of the Busch-Reisinger Museum at the time of the exhibition, including one photograph of William Homer himself.
Series III, Research Notes (1959-1960), consists of Homer's notes pertaining to his doctoral dissertation on the subject of Georges Pierre Seurat's color theory. Along with more informal notes, the series includes handwritten and typed rough drafts of small portions of Homer's thesis. Two of the pages of notes are in French.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
- Art museums--Exhibitions--Massachusetts--Cambridge
- Art and science
- Art historians
- Art museums--Educational
- Art, American
- Art--20th century--United States--Exhibitions
- Art--Study and teaching--History--20th century
- College art museums--Massachusetts--Cambridge
- Color theory
- Harvard University--Museums
- Harvard University -- Faculty
- Harvard University -- History -- 20th century
- Lecture Notes
- Neo-impressionism (Art)
- Research Notes
- Papers of William Innes Homer (SC 3), 1953-1960: A Guide
- Harvard Art Museums Archives, Harvard University
- EAD ID
Part of the Harvard Art Museums Archives Repository
The Harvard Art Museums Archives is the official repository for institutional records and historical documents in all formats relating to the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 1895 to the present. Its collections include signiﬁcant papers of individuals and groups associated with the museums' history, as well as correspondence with collectors, gallery owners, museum professionals, and notables throughout the twentieth century. Its holdings also document the formation of the museums' collections and its mission as a teaching institution.
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