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Text of comments by participants in The Modern Artist Speaks forum, 1948 May 5

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Modern Artist Speaks  Search this
Davis, Stuart  Search this
Morris, George L. K.  Search this
Burlin, Paul  Search this
Gottlieb, Adolph  Search this
Sweeney, James Johnson  Search this
Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)  Search this
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4 Items
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Typescripts of speeches by Paul Burlin, Stuart Davis, Adolph Gottlieb, George L. K. Morris, and James Johnson Sweeney, delivered at a forum, "The Modern Artist Speaks," held at the Museum of Modern Art on May 5, 1948. In addition to a typescript of all five speeches, preliminary drafts with handwritten corrections are included of Burlin, Davis and Morris's speeches. Burlin comments on the artist as cultural critic, Morris discusses the failure of art criticism and Davis interprets contemporary attacks on abstract art as an attempt to control the artist's attitudes toward society.
Text of comments by participants in The Modern Artist Speaks forum, 1948 May 5. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
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35mm microfilm reel N69/112 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
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English .
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Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, 750 9th St. NW, Washington, D.C. 20001
Art, Modern -- 20th century  Search this
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Archives of American Art