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|Named Person:||Saidie Adler May; Alfred Jensen; André Masson; Gertrude Rosenthal|
|Document Type:||Archival Material|
|Description:||3.2 linear ft.|
Series 1, Art Collection, contains correspondence, lists, notes, research materials and other documents relating to Mrs. May's art collections. The Baltimore Museum of Art staff created a significant portion of this material after Mrs. May's death.
Series 2, Financial Papers, contains documentation relating to Mrs. May's art purchases from 1919 until her death. A large part of the material consists of receipts and invoices from art dealers. This material is first divided into American Museums and Galleries and Foreign Galleries. Those dealers from whom Mrs. May purchased numerous items are filed separately. A few general receipts for book purchases are filed at the end of the subseries.
Series 3, Correspondence, contains correspondence between Mrs. May and various museums, galleries and artists mostly relating to her purchases of artworks and their exhibition and donation to museums. A large amount of the correspondence relates to Mrs. May's dealings with the Baltimore Museum of Art, particularly her donations of the Renaissance Room and the Members' Room for Modern Art and the particulars of their installations.
Series 4, Photographs, contains photographs of works in Mrs. May's collection, several of the rooms she donated to the BMA, artists, and Mrs. May herself.
Series 5, Paintings, contains three copies by Mrs. May of paintings in the Louvre.
- May, Saidie Adler, -- 1879-1951.
- Jensen, Alfred, -- 1903-1981.
- Masson, André, -- 1896-1987.
- Rosenthal, Gertrude, -- 1903-1989.
- Baltimore Museum of Art.
- Brentano's (Firm).
- Buchholz Gallery (New York, N.Y.).
- Curt Valentin Gallery (New York, N.Y.).
- Fine Arts Gallery of San Diego.
- Galerie Louise Leiris.
- Galerie Simon.
- Museum of Modern Art.
- Pierre Matisse Gallery (New York, N.Y.).
- Sidney Janis Gallery.
- Walters Art Gallery.
- Art -- Collectors and collecting -- United States.
- Art, Modern -- 20th century.