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GEORGE W. CONSTABLE

June 23, 1958
June 23, 1958

Table of Contents
June 23, 1958

X-Ray
Acknowledgments
Moment of Record
Spectacle
Wonderful World Of Sport
Jackie Jensen
Boxing
Golf
Cards
Horse Shows
Boating
Georgie's River
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over
Pat On The Back

GEORGE W. CONSTABLE

'Sport is a universal language'

George Constable is a proper Baltimore lawyer and sportsman who fulfills a part of his sense of civic obligation as a trustee of the Baltimore Museum of Art. As such he has been instrumental in launching an ambitious and unique venture: an international center for art based on sport.

This is an article from the June 23, 1958 issue Original Layout

It is housed in a wing of the museum given by Mrs. William Woodward Sr. on the dissolution of Belair, the family's Maryland stud farm. With it went her husband's large collection of horse portraits (including Nashua) and funds to maintain the wing. This, in turn, gave Constable, a self-styled conservative in matters of taste, the opportunity to put into practice some heretofore private thoughts: "Museums should organize art around matter which interests people. Sport as art will bring the public, the artist and the museum together."

The subject of the Woodward Wing's first exhibition is shooting and fishing. From museums, galleries and such private sporting collectors as F. Ambrose Clark and Mrs. William Bliss have come canvases by Henri Rousseau, Thomas Eakins, Washington Allston and Winslow Homer (Mr. Constable is standing under Homer's Right and Left). In the offing are shows on sailing, fox hunting and cockfighting, all local and traditional themes in sport's universal language.

PHOTOELLIS J. MALASHUK