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When spade & shovel were deep in the dumps of Flushing Meadows, there were still no plans for exhibiting U. S. art at the New York World's Fair. Alarmed artists' associations all over the country started pounding at Grover Whalen. Eventually Mr. Whalen announced that, under the chairmanship of A. Conger Goodyear, president of Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art, the Fair would put on a big contemporary U. S. art show.

Opening punctually, as many an earlier planned exhibit did not, American Art Today turned out to be the biggest show of its kind ever...

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