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1955 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting
Nov 9, 1955–Jan 8, 1956

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

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“. . . the show as a whole is perhaps the most glamorous in effect that the Whitney has ever staged.” —The New York Times

“If there are few surprises and still fewer masterpieces present, and if the inventory is not a wholly heartening one, this year’s selected crop of 165 is by no means without interest.” —The New York Times



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

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