Art: Whitney Museum

Before sailing for France last week to work on her Foch Memorial, Mrs. Harry Payne Whitney took time to outline her plan for a Whitney Museum of American Art, to be opened in Manhattan next November. Her thesis: there is no museum devoted exclusively to U. S. Art.*

The Museum of Modern Art lately opened in Manhattan (TIME, Sept. 16) lays no special emphasis on U. S. paintings. Such establishments as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Chicago Art Institute, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, dare not risk many purchases from modern...

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