Art: Fairest of the Fair

Art is apt to be an incidental at world's fairs, where people may be willing to learn about the latest science but otherwise want to play. But at the Seattle World's Fair last week there were six art shows. Two of the shows are spotty catchalls of paintings since 1950. Three others are specialties: the totem poles and sculptures of Pacific Northwest Indians; a show of Oriental jades and porcelains; a small gallery of Seattle Artist Mark Tobey's "white writing" abstractions. Seattle's most ambitious effort is its Masterpieces at the Fair.

To gather them, Seattle engaged the dean of U.S....

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