Screen fragment
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Artist:   George Grant Elmslie  
Title:   Screen fragment  
Date:   1928  
Medium:   Plywood, oak veneer  
Dimensions:   64 1/4 x 13 3/4 x 1/2 in. (163.2 x 34.93 x 1.27 cm)  
Credit Line:   Gift of David and Patricia Gebhard  
Location:   Gallery Not on view  

This is a section of an organ screen panel from the Western Springs Congregational Church in Western Springs, Illinois. While the church is a fairly traditional ecclesiastical design, the musical notes of this sawed wood screen fragment have the playful spirit of Elmslie's Prairie School designs. It was probably removed during remodeling in the 1950s. [Insert photo of church interior here - NWAA photo]

Name:   Elmslie, George Grant  
Role:   Designer  
Nationality:   American  
Life Dates:   American (born Scotland), 1869-1952  

Object Description  
Classification:   Architecture  
Physical Description:   veneer wood panel with cut-out design, including three quarter notes; painted yellow; two brass hooks at one end; two loose chains; each 7 in. long  
Creation Place:   North America, United States, , Minnesota,  
Accession #:   98.235.1  
Owner:   The Minneapolis Institute of Arts