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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 (1948 : Museum of Modern Art, New York, N.Y.)
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    Text of comments by participants in The Modern Artist Speaks forum, 1948 May 5.
    Phy. Description: 
    4 items.
    reel N69/112
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    35mm microfilm reel N69/112 available for use at Archives of American Art offices and through interlibrary loan.
    Summary: 
    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.
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    Use of original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C., Research Center. Microfilmed materials must be consulted on microfilm. Contact Reference Services for more information.
    Subject-Topical: 
    Art, Modern -- 20th century
    Repository Loc: 
    Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560
    Local Number: 
    AAA modearti
    AAA N/69-112
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    Co-Creator: 
    Davis, Stuart, 1892-1964
    Morris, George L. K., 1905-1975
    Burlin, Paul, 1886-1969
    Gottlieb, Adolph, 1903-1974
    Sweeney, James Johnson, 1900-
    Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)
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