Prelude to Cassatt opening

ID: 94-8299

Creator: Leeser, Paulus

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1966

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 320 Box 9 Folder 11

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Planning a gala champagne reception, prelude to the opening of a February 1966 exhibition of Mary Cassatt paintings at the Knoedler Art Galleries, New York, for the benefit of the development of the National Collection of Fine Arts, now the National Museum of American Art. L to R: August Heckscher, honorary chairman of the special committee; Mrs. Jacob J. Javits, chairman of the Benefit Committee; Miss Maria Cooper, committee member.


  • Cassatt, Mary 1844-1926
  • National Collection of Fine Arts
  • National Museum of American Art (U.S.)
  • M. Knoedler & Co


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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 320 Box 9 Folder 11

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  • Cooper, Maria
  • Javits, Mrs. Jacob
  • Heckscher, August
  • Fund raising


  • Photographic print
  • Group, candid

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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Group, candid; Medium: Photographic print

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