Art: Chicago Project

Of all public galleries in the U. S., Manhattan's Museum of Modern Art was the first to draw upon the Federal Art Project for an important exhibition. The potentialities shown in the Museum's selection, called "New Horizons in American Art," elevated many a New Yorker's indifferent eyebrows (TIME, Sept. 21, 1936). In other cities, galleries have prudently gone slow on WPA exhibitions, waiting for quality to accumulate. Last week Chicago's great Art Institute, able to skim the cream from more than three years' work by local artists, opened the biggest, handsomest WPA show...

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