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1940 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting
Nov 27, 1940–Jan 8, 1941

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.



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Learn more about the Whitney Biennial, the longest-running survey of American art.


In the News

“It goes without saying that the exhibition is alive with contrasts. A Whitney annual can always be counted upon for that virtue.” —The New York Times

“The exhibition [. . .] is consistently interesting, if not phenomenal or stupendous.” —The New York Times


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Sunrise

Sunset

A 30-second online art project:
Ryan Kuo, Hateful Little Thing

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Learn more about Sunrise/Sunset on whitney.org