An exhibition of seventy-eight drawings and watercolors lent from the Nationalgalerie in East Berlin, which holds over 4,000 of the extant Menzel drawings. This survey of the great German master's career was the first exhibition devoted to his work in the United States.
More than seventy watercolors from the print room of the Rijksmuseum were on view at The Frick Collection. The exhibition comprised supreme examples of one very special form of art from Holland's so-called Silver Age (1700–1800): the watercolor drawing. The selection made by Dr. J. W. Niemeijer, Emeritus Director of the print room and guest curator for the exhibition, introduced to the American public a chapter of Dutch art that was little known in this country.
American audiences were offered their first comprehensive introduction to drawings and watercolors from the "Golden Age" of Danish art (1815–48) at The Frick Collection. The selection of seventy-two examples from the rich holdings of Denmark's premier art museum included portraits, landscapes, city views, genre and mythological scenes by eleven of the nation's finest artists.