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1950 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings

Apr 1–May 28, 1950

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

In the News

“In putting on its annual exhibition of sculpture, water-colors and drawings, the Whitney Museum has adhered to its traditional policy—and to its recent reaffirmation of faith in the art of today—by presenting a show that ranges from naturalistic to nonobjective and mirrors faithfully what is being done by artists in our time.” —The New York Times

“. . . it may be at once reported that the sculpture section is one of the most provocative and innately interesting the museum has yet assembled and that the water-color section, instead of being a mere adjunct to the sculpture, nearly runs away with the occasion, while the smaller drawing section stands up very well by itself.” —The New York Times

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