Art: Stage Design

The agonized wail of police sirens called Manhattan's attention to one of the most important art events of the season last week. Nearly 4,000 persons jammed their way into the Museum of Modern Art with a popping of flashlights and a grinding of sound cameras that made it look like a Hollywood opening. Totally unable to see what the museum had to show, the guests milled slowly up & down stairs and looked at one another. Besides Soviet Ambassador Alexander Antonovich Troyanovsky, they included: Mary Pickford, Otto H. Kahn, Dolores Del Rio,...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!