Schools: Tomorrow's Baroque

"For the first time in our history," observes New Yorker Critic Harold Rosenberg in the current issue of Encounter, "the university has become the training ground for artists as well as art teachers. This is a new situation, and the more quickly its potentialities are recognized, the better." To a considerable extent, universities are beginning to deal with this situation: campuses from Yale to California have acquired staffs of practicing artists as well as art historians. Nowhere is the picture brighter than at Manhattan's Hunter College, a city-run school that has, with a minimum of fuss, assembled one of...

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