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1956 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Sculpture, Watercolors and Drawings
Apr 18–June 10, 1956

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Installation Photography


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“. . . the constructionists and workers in metal are decidedly in evidence. But veterans who are in varying degrees traditional in their outlook have not been neglected.” —The New York Times

“. . . the water-color section (particularly attractive this year) and the drawings range from realism to complicated abstraction, and in these departments, as in the sculpture section, the effort has been made to reveal the wide range of current activities and the vitality of today’s work.” —The New York Times


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

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