LIFE Magazine schedules shoots at the six museums and Arnold is given an itinerary along with basic guidelines to follow for each location.
“Portland Art Museum – April 14
Thomas Colt Jr. – Director
Photograph a selection of Indian Art (old and modern), along with other purchase acquisitions.”
“Nelson Gallery of Art – April 26
Paul Gardner – Director
Items to be photographed in attached list. Please double check if any of these were bought prior to 1949, and, if so, eliminate.
Available gallery measures 37 x 25, requires 65 feet of cable. This gallery houses important statue of St. Barbara in a niche which cannot be moved. We want very much to have this statue in photograph, but if worse comes to worse, you can omit it.”