Art: Cranbrook Show

In the past five years art has boomed in the U. S. For sheer quantity of paint, canvas and public interest, the period has probably been unequaled even by the peak years of the Italian Renaissance. Some symptoms: 1) WPA Art Project's estimated 2,000,000 square feet of surface painted to date; 2) 790 exhibitions sponsored throughout the U. S. since 1932 by Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art; 3) a bull market in art books (262 were published in 1939). During the past three years the No. 1 U. S. source of popular knowledge...

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