Grundmann Studios

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The Grundmann Studio building, Boston, 1894
Location of the Grundmann Studio building in the Back Bay, Boston, 1917

Grundmann Studios (1893–1917) in Boston, Massachusetts, was a building on Clarendon Street in the Back Bay. It contained artist's workspaces and multipurpose function rooms Copley Hall and Allston Hall. Prior to 1893, it functioned as a skating rink; after the Boston Art Students' Association leased the building it was renamed in honor of local art educator Emil Otto Grundmann.[1] The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, whose campus was adjacent, owned the property.[2] Tenants included the Copley Society (formerly Boston Art Students' Association); artists Henry R. Blaney,[3] Herman Dudley Murphy,[4] Frank Richmond,[5] Mary Bradish Titcomb;[6] sculptor John A. Wilson, architect Josephine Wright Chapman; and the College Club.[7][8] The structure existed until 1917, when it was demolished to allow for the extension of Stuart St., part of the "broad highway" civic improvement project.[9][10]

Events in Copley Hall[edit]



  1. ^ Copley Society of Art. About CoSo Archived 2012-02-22 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2012-02-21
  2. ^ "Copley Hall, Proposed Temporary Walker Memorial." The Tech (MIT), Dec. 30, 1907
  3. ^ Henry Robertson Blaney (1896), Old Boston, Boston: Lee and Shepard, OCLC 497940, OL 6905750M
  4. ^ American Art News, Vol. 4, No. 9 (Dec. 9, 1905)
  5. ^ American Art News, Vol. 5, No. 12 (Jan. 5, 1907)
  6. ^ Vose Galleries. Mary Bradish Titcomb (1858-1927): Painter of the North Shore Archived 2012-02-17 at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Boston Evening Transcript - Jun 6, 1905
  8. ^ College Club of Boston
  9. ^ "Urge a "Broad Highway"". The Boston Globe. March 8, 1917. Retrieved May 21, 2022.
  10. ^ American Art Annual, 1917
  11. ^ Boston Evening Transcript - Dec 13, 1894
  12. ^ "A great art show: Boston's loan exhibition of works valued at a million dollars." New York Times, March 6, 1897
  13. ^ Society of Arts and Crafts (Boston, Mass.) First exhibition of the arts and crafts, Copley Hall, Boston, April 5–16, MDCCCXCVII : representing the application of art to industry, and comprising manufactured articles and original designs for the same. Boston : Printed by T.P. Smith, 1897
  14. ^ Massachusetts Daughters of the American Revolution. (1897), Catalogue of a loan collection of ancient and historic articles, exhibited by Daughters of the Revolution of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Copley Hall, April 19-20-21, 1897, Boston, n.p, OL 18117221M
  15. ^ Boston Letter. Artists' Festival: Festivities in Honor of the Return of the Crusaders. Brush and Pencil, Vol. 2, No. 4 (Jul., 1898)
  16. ^ American Art Annual, 1899
  17. ^ "Artists' Festival: Copley Hall became a part of Kenilworth last night when Queen Elizabeth was gorgeously entertained by the Earl of Leicester." Boston Evening Transcript - Apr 27, 1900
  18. ^ New York Times, April 10, 1900
  19. ^ Scharfenberg, David. "Young woman with a sax: American's first classical saxophonist to be honored today." Boston Globe, 12 Mar 2000: 10.
  20. ^ Boston Evening Transcript - May 28, 1901
  21. ^ Copley Society blog. James McNeill Whistler Exhibition, 1904. 2012
  22. ^ Library of Congress. Ten prints by James McNeill Whistler on display at Boston Memorial exhibition, Copley Hall, 1904
  23. ^ Boston Globe, March 28, 1905
  24. ^ The Meistersingers of Nuremberg; At the Artists' Festival in Copley Hall, Monday Evening, Jan 28, Will be Reproduced a German Festival of the Sixteenth Century, With All the Georgeous Costumes of that Period--The Interior of an Old German Hall Will Form a Splendid Background for All Sorts of Picturesque Dances and Playful Revel--The Copley Society Will Have the Assistance of the Harvard Glee Club, Pupils of the School of Design, the Tavern Club and Other Boston Organizations. Boston Daily Globe, Jan 27, 1907; p.40.
  25. ^ Bela Lyon Copley Society, Copley Hall, Boston, MA, 1908 Archived 2016-04-27 at the Wayback Machine
  26. ^ Boston Evening Transcript, Nov 1, 1902, p. 24.
  27. ^ The Spanish School: Loan Collection : the Copley Society of Boston, Copley Hall, March, 1912, The Copley Society, 1912, OCLC 66787843, OL 23491931M
  28. ^ International Exhibition of Modern Art, Copley Society of Boston, Copley Hall, Boston, Mass., 1913
  29. ^ Copley Society, Boston (1914), Portraits by living painters, [Boston]: Copley Society of Boston, OCLC 6670313, OL 24832389M
  30. ^ Boston Globe, Jan. 5, 1915
  31. ^ "Exhibition Given as Farewell to Copley Hall". The Boston Globe. May 18, 1917. Retrieved May 21, 2022.

Coordinates: 42°20′57.93″N 71°4′28.6″W / 42.3494250°N 71.074611°W / 42.3494250; -71.074611