Catalogue, Exhibition of Favorite Italian and Spanish Masters of the 17th and 18th Centuries, 1951. Winnipeg Art Gallery.

A major exhibition of Spanish and Italian paintings opens at the Gallery entitled Exhibition of Favorite Italian and Spanish Masters of the 17th and 18th Centuries.

This exhibition represents Eastman’s first major curatorial effort, and it strikes an impressive professional tone. Accompanied by an illustrated catalogue, with an essay by Eastman, the exhibition is composed of 40 paintings and drawings loaned from various renowned institutions, including The Art Institute of Chicago, Detroit Art Institute, Fogg Museum at Harvard University, Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, and the National Gallery of Canada. Artists represented include El Greco (1541–1614), Tiepolo (1696–1770), Ribera (1591–1652), and Annibale Carracci (1560–1609), among others. At the November Board Meeting, Eastman reports that the show was very successful, with an attendance of 5,952 in just under a month.