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1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 32 (10)

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition
1945 Theatre Catalog
1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 32
Page 32

1945 Theatre Catalog, 4th Edition, Page 32


not only in every detail of the new gallery, but of the organization and uses of the building itself as a whole.

In a corner of the first floor of the building, a globular laboratory is designed wherein experiments in the soundprojection of movement and color in various forms of picturesque animation can be made and exhibited to a small group of about 100 people. Experimental work in this art and the art of painting will be encouraged. Projection in this chamber for experiment will be from a pit in the door under the center of a shallow dome. Reclining chairs will make it comfortable to view the domed ceiling as well as the walls.

A large, high, and spacious, quiet inneregallery is concealed below the mainfloor level, but partially revealed to the main gallery in which will be shown the great masterpieces of the new movement, collected by Solomon R. Guggenheim and the director, Baroness Hilla Rebay, and which for eight years have characterized the Guggenheim Foundation, provisorily and partially shown to the public now at 24 East 54th Street.

Under the main gallery, there is a cinema, entirely below ground, where films may be projected from behind the screen or projected upon it from the front. This inner chamber, completely insulated from exterior sounds, will seat

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