About the Black & White Exhibition: I thought the best explanation of the show might come from this New York Times article, dated February 13, 1879.
The Salmagundi Sketch Club has moved to larger quarters for its annual exhibition and presents an array of more than 200 pictures, drawn in two colors, both by members of the club and a very generous number of outsiders. The exhibition is one for pictures in black and white, that being a definition according to which anything may be allowed, whether it be in oils, water-colors, charcoal, or ink, so long as those two colors are adhered to.
Where: Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
When: Reception: Friday, February 4, 6 – 8PM
Jan. 24 – Feb. 11, 2011
About The Salmagundi Club: The Salmagundi Club, originating in 1871 as a sketch class in Johnathan Scott Hartley’s studio. It was cited in 1957 for its architectural distinction by the Society of Architectural Historians and the Municipal Art Society. Following a tradition of 137 years, the Salmagundi Club continues to serve as a center for fine artists from New York and around the country-providing exhibitions of paintings, sculpture and photography, conducting art classes and painting demonstrations and art auctions throughout the year.