Art: On 8th Street

Until last week there was no museum in the land devoted exclusively to U. S. Art. There were galleries, there were dealers, there were magazines increasingly eager to preach the American renaissance. But a Museum, a repository of the Muses, that was lacking. Last week about a thousand guests, carefully handpicked, assembled in a handsomely remodeled building on 8th Street (Greenwich Village) to hear a curious assortment of New Yorkers—Alfred Emanuel Smith, Congressman Robert Low Bacon, Subsidizer Otto Hermann Kahn, Sentimentalist Christopher Morley, Donor Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney—speak over a nationwide radio...

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