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Peter Burr, Sunshine Monument

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1940 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Art

Jan 10–Feb 18, 1940

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

In the News

“. . . the show [. . .] sets and maintains a pace for which there is very possibly no precedent . . .” —The New York Times

“The show, if uneven in quality, and in spots dubious enough, is alive. It is stimulating and provocative.” —The New York Times

“. . . say what you like, the show makes a very definite impact.” —The New York Times

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