Art: Situation Report: Art

FOR the professional artist in America, the chain of denial traditionally began with rejection by art schools, extended to the awarding of fellowships, and was completed by the indifference of prominent U.S. museums. Most institutions, forbidden by law or custom to keep race records, cannot offer firm figures, but here are their best estimates of the present situation.

SCHOOLS. New York's Art Students League today has about 200 black students in a student body of nearly 2,000; the Chicago Art Institute has 72 out of 650; and Los Angeles' Chouinard Art School 22 out...

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