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Phillips Flashback: May 1961

May 6, 2011

Mark Tobey installation, Gallery D on second floor of the House, 1961. Photo: The Phillips Collection Archives

Opening on May 6 and running until July, the entire museum is given over to an exhibition of the work of Mark Tobey. Organized by The Phillips Collection, the loan exhibition presents 45 works dating from 1935 to 1961.

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  1. Klaus Ottmann permalink
    May 6, 2011 12:36 pm

    The art on the door is a nice touch. Hopefully, the door was locked. They certainly didn’t waste any space.

    • May 6, 2011 1:43 pm

      Yes, I though the works hanging on the door was what made this photo interesting, showing how much work there was to be hung in this museum on limited wall space. Also, I had a hard time figuring out what room this was. We identified it as Gallery D, which was at one time a smaller room than it is now, having a door or wall to the right of the fireplace before the window. But now, looking closely at the style of the fireplace, I suspect this might be Gallery E, looking from the rounded window bay towards the hall. The door that is closed must be the door to the upstairs hall.

      It is always fun playing detective with old photos of the house, which has been changed in many small ways over the years. As you can see in the photo, at one point all of the beautiful fireplace tile work and wood was painted over.

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