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PRINT Summer 1964

The Pasadena Art Museum

ALTHOUGH FOUNDED IN 1924, the major directions of the Pasadena Art Museum crystallized in the early 1950s around the enormous Galka E. Scheyer bequest. This collection of well over 600 works of art, with its heavy emphasis on the Blue Four (Feininger, Kandinsky, Klee, Jawlensky) determined the focus on the art of the 20th Century which currently characterizes this museum. In spite of the strong nucleus of European works in the museum’s collection, its emphasis is on American developments in contemporary art.

The Pasadena Museum has been persistent in its attempts, despite limited exhibition space, to organize its own exhibitions instead of relying upon the circulating exhibitions created by larger museums, particularly in the East. During the last year it has mounted at least two exhibitions of international importance: the vast Duchamp retrospective (the most comprehensive ever organized)

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