The Vassar College Centennial Loan Exhibition, 155 drawings and water-colors, plus one Goya oil—on a three and a half inch square of ivory—was displayed at Wildenstein & Co. in New York City.  Writing in The New York Times, critic John Canaday hailed the “summer-long delight of an exhibition,” lent by 56 alumnae and their families.  Artists represented included Rembrandt, Watteau, Gainsborough, Daumier, Cézanne, Degas, Toulouse-Lautrec, Picasso and Leger.  The earliest work was an English parchment drawing from around 1400.
The drawings were gathered together by Belle Krasne Ribicoff ’45, and A. Hyatt Mayor, curator of prints at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, headed a selection committee consisting of Louisa Dresser ’29, Katharine Kuh ’24 and Aline B. Sarrinen ’53.  Proceeds from the New York exhibition went to the Art Gallery’s Agnes Rindge Claflin Purchase Fund, and the show’s comprehensive catalogue was also dedicated to Professor Claflin, a gesture that John Canaday thought appropriate, because her “teaching accounts for much of the interest that has led Vassar graduates to own drawings.”      The New York Times