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DECEMBER BULLETIN No. 2 [[underlined]]ART EXHIBITIONS IN NEW YORK CITY[[/underlined]] [[underlined]]French Embassy Cultural Division[[/underlined]] - 934 Fifth Avenue, at 75th Street. To Jan. 31. "Gastronomy in Fine Arts" - The riches of nature and the pleasures of the table are the theme of this exhibition which includes oils by the 17th century painters: Michelin, Bourdon and Linard; 18th century works by Lancret and Chardin; paintings by Cézanne, Van Gogh, Manet, Sisley etc. Engravings shown are by Abraham Bosse, Carle Vernet, Boilly, Debucourt and others. Menus illustrated by such artists as Fabrès, Abel Faivre, Robida and Vertès commemorate historic events and famous dinners. A collection of rare books includes "Platine" (1505) the first cook-book published in France and the famous "Le Gastronome et l'Art de Bien Vivre" written and printed by Balzac himself. Completing the exhibit is a selection of 18th century porcelain, a bouillabaisse service decorated by Picasso, historic and modern baccarat glasses and outstanding silverware by Jean Després. [[underlined]]Museums:[[/underlined]] [[underlined]]Museum of Modern Art[[/underlined]] - 11 West 53rd Street. Henri Matisse - more than 70 paintings, 31 sculptures, a selection of drawings, prints and illustrated books. Through January 31. Five French Photographers - works by Cartier-Bresson, Brassai, Robert Doisneau, Willy Ronis and Izis. December 19 through February 24. See also New School for Social Research for Photographic Exhibit. [[underlined]]Galleries:[[/underlined]] [[underlined]]Carré[[/underlined]] - 712 Fifth Avenue. 14 oils by Dufy ranging from 1942 to 1951; 6 of these were done in Tucson, Arizona during the artist's recent stay in the United States. Through December 31. [[underlined]]Carstairs[[/underlined]] - 11 East 57th Street. A new approach to living religious art by André Gérard, painter, and Jean Labatut, architect. December 4 to 31. [[underlined]]Creative[[/underlined]] - 18 East 57th Street. Helen Castori Jourde - Indian, African and South American themes. To December 8. [[underlined]]Delius[[/underlined]] - 18 East 64th Street. Paintings, sculptures and scenic designs by Rolf Gérard. [[underlined]]Hacker[[/underlined]] - 24 East 58th Street. Abstract expressionist paintings by Pierrette Bloch. [[underlined]]Sidney Janis[[/underlined]] - 15 East 58th Street. 23 oils by Henri Rousseau (Le Douanier) including "La Noce", "La Carriole du Père Juniet", etc. Through December 22. [[underlined]]Pierre Matisse[[/underlined]] - 41 East 57th Street. Early paintings by Miro. Through December 15/ [[underlined]]New School for Social Research[[/underlined]] - 66 West 12th Street. 200 photographs by Atget showing the romantic beauty of Paris from 1900 to 1927. Through December 29. -1-
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