1946 Annual Exhibition of Contemporary American Painting

Dec 10, 1946–Jan 16, 1947

View the full exhibition catalogue at the Internet Archive.

In the News

“The show is good because it is alive in a sense not confined to excitement, tricky thrills, controversial brashness. Granted a constructive bias in the approach, it has been organized with thoughtful care, with a manifest appreciation of the importance of securing the best that these selected artists had to offer.” —The New York Times

“Even those who abhor modernism in most of its manifestations will possibly be disposed to admit that the show does at least look alive. And the modernists themselves, with their ample following, are headed for a field day unprecedented in Eighth Street.” —The New York Times

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