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Salon of Seven Arts
« on: May 24, 2015, 04:34:35 PM »
The Salon of Seven Arts had quite an active presence in Jackson Heights in the 1920s and 1930s.  It was founded by Lilian MacDougall, wife of the developer who built much of the community.  It was established "as a protest against the materialistic trend of modern thought and an encouragement to high thinking and aesthetic appreciation, with the motto 'Why stay we on the earth unless to grow?' "

Here are some tidbits Google turned up about it:

Brooklyn Life and Activities of Long Island Society, April 21, 1928 (p. 14):
http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/83365271/

"A Poet of Provence" by Jewell Miller - A poem that received its first public reading at the Salon of Seven Arts in Jackson Heights in 1929:
http://allpoetry.com/A-Poet-Of-Provence-

Brooklyn Life and Activities of Long Island Society, May 3, 1930 (p. 11): acquires a "first class club house" at 79th and Hayes Streets.
http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/83174171

Brooklyn Life and Activities of Long Island Society, March 28, 1931 (p. 8 ): reception attended by more than 300 people, including a lecture on "Conditions in Poland Today," a piano recital, and performances by the Junior Salon.
http://bklyn.newspapers.com/image/83157600/

Annual Spring Luncheon: April 28, 1937: Menu and Program
http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/bb1135ff-78c8-1f4b-e040-e00a180608ab
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Salon of Seven Arts
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