Hite Institute Exhibition Catalogs Collection
About the Collection
The Department of Fine Arts at the University of Louisville was founded in 1937. In 1946, the Department was endowed as the Hite Art Institute in recognition of the bequest of Allen R. and Marcia S. Hite.
The first exhibition catalog in the Hite exhibition series is from March 1947, a memorial exhibition of Marcia S. Hite’s works. Catalogs appeared regularly thereafter, usually 6 to 9 times a year until about 1965 when only 4 to 5 catalogs were produced. By 1970, even fewer catalogs were produced, although exhibits continued regularly.
Overall, the exhibition program was robust and ambitious, including painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking and photography as well as architecture and city planning. Works of many countries and many time periods were exhibited. Local art and collections were not ignored and the Department regularly exhibited its new acquisitions, student work, and work of its faculty.
Only the numbered catalogs have been included in this digital collection; the last one was published in December 1978. An active exhibition program has continued since then with catalogs produced for most of the shows. The numbering system, however, was abandoned.
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To cite an image from this collection, please use the following format:
[Image Name], Hite Institute Exhibition Catalogs Collection, Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library, University of Louisville.
To cite the digital version, add its Reference URL (found by following the link in the header above the digital file).
Colton Wilson scanned the exhibition catalogs in the spring of 2012 as 600 ppi, 8-bit grayscale TIFF files, using a flatbed scanner.
Heather Fox created metadata in accordance with the University of Louisville Digital Initiatives data dictionary (PDF). Gail Gilbert provided subject knowledge and collection assistance. Terri Holtze designed the HTML pages.