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First Biennial Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting

Nov 22, 1932–Jan 5, 1933

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

In the News

“. . . one thing that makes the Whitney biennial so peculiarly attractive is just the sense of inexhaustible surprise . . .” —The New York Times

“Above all else [. . .] the museum is to be congratulated on having assembled so broad a survey of painting in this country.” —The New York Times

“. . . a panorama of what is going on in American painting today.” —The American Magazine of Art

“. . . a catholic gathering of contemporary tendencies . . .” —The American Magazine of Art

“The representation in this exhibition is sectional, covering the country from the East Coast to the West and from the Canada border to Mexico [. . .] a general survey of American art of today will be given.” —Evening Star

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