IN 1946 angry members of Congress who cared little for modern art and even less for some modern artists forced the State Department to cancel its overseas exhibitions of contemporary American art. It took eight years and calmer times to change the picture, but now the U.S. Information Agency is again giving modern artists their say abroad. What they are saying would upset some Congressmen just as much in 1957 as it did in 1946.

Two contemporary American shows are on tour—one in Europe and another in the Far East. Last week the European...

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