Art: Works of Fear

In the lobby stood a huge wrought-iron war god. Elsewhere in the galleries were war masks, chieftains' stools, wooden idols, ivory headrests, bowls, swords, fly whisks, amulets, statues and fertility fetishes belonging to Frank Crowninshield, Henri Matisse, A. Conger Goodyear, Helena Rubinstein, Paul Guillaume, Sir Michael Sadler, and 65 other collectors. Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art was last week opening the largest, most carefully chosen and most important loan exhibition of African Negro sculpture the U. S. has ever seen.

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