Art: Like Sun

Solomon Guggenheim has always been interested in education. He was, for example, treasurer of the Public Schools Athletic League of New York for many years and is still a patron of the Brightside Day Nursery. These activities are pie, however, to the educational job Solomon Guggenheim undertook two years ago at the age of 76. "I desire to encourage the development of the esthetic sense of our people," said old Mr. Guggenheim, and plunked down something like $3,000,000 to endow a foundation for "nonobjective" art (TIME, July 12, 1937).

"Nonobjective" art is the purist's...

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