Art: The Sculptors' Turn

For the last year or two, Manhattan's Metropolitan Museum has been in a stock-taking mood about U.S. art. A year ago, with the help of an elaborate system of regional juries, the museum sorted through the work of 6,248 contemporary painters, and finally culled 307 canvases for display (TIME, Dec. 11, 1950). This time it was the sculptors' turn. Encouraged by $8,500 worth of prizes, 1,066 of them submitted photographs of their work, and 101 drew bids to crate and ship at the Metropolitan's expense. Last week the museum invited the public in to...

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