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1952 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting

Nov 6, 1952–Jan 4, 1953




In the News

“Whether due to the selection or to some alteration in trends, it may also be noted that the general effect this time is less clamorous than last year. The nonobjective wing of contemporary activity is numerically given adequate if not more than adequate representations both in number and variety; but more attention seems to have been given to semi-abstract work and the more traditional contingent also makes a good showing.” —The New York Times

“. . . one of the best balanced shows in the long series.” —The New York Times


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