Art: Whitney Thermometer

The handsome Whitney Museum of American Art in Manhattan does not like to think of itself as a mere repository for modern U. S. paintings. From its fat endowment it has bought throughout Depression far more pictures than it needed or could show as the kindest, most practical form of unemployment relief. It gives lectures. It publishes books. It encourages talent. And it is no more democratic than the Italian Government. Founder Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney and her good friend Juliana Force, with a board of directors of their own choosing, run the gallery...

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