Art: Retreat

In June 1935 svelte, socialite Mrs. Helen Appleton Read, lecturer and long-time art critic of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, sailed to Germany to organize a monumental loan exhibition of German art for the U. S. with the backing of the Carl Schurz Memorial Foundation and the Oberlaender Trust. Nazi officials at first were suspicious, but Mrs. Read had a fine argument for Minister for Propaganda Goebbels and Minister for Culture Rust: the French Government had won great and favorable publicity in the U. S. by loan exhibits of the 18th-Century French masters. Would...

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