Art: Forty Fair Art

Visitors to New York's 1940 World's Fair found plenty of art to look at. Those who were not saturated by the outdoor murals or stunned by streamlined or super-colossal statuary could exercise their eyes at two big shows: Masterpieces of Art and American Art Today.

Masterpieces of Art. With only nine pictures retained from last year's superb collection of Old Masters (including Raphael's Giuliano de' Medici, Chardin's Still Life with Hare), this year's 373 items are an all-U. S. collection. Result: far fewer (and not the best examples) of the greatest Old Masters (six...

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