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1947 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting
Dec 6, 1947–Jan 25, 1948

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

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“Both in color and in subject style matter—and in stridently stressed design also—the exhibition is a bit on the clamorous side.” —The New York Times

“. . . a decidedly stimulating event, representing the cross-currents of art today from realism to nonobjectivism.” —The New York Times



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

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