European Traveling Exhibition, 1953
"Twelve Modern American Painters and Sculptors" : Paris, Zürich, Düsseldorf, Stockholm, Helsinki, and Oslo in 1953-54
"Because of the new prominence of the United States in world affairs, and her growing influence in so many spheres of human activity, curiosity about this country was particularly intensified. Everyone knew America was big, powerful and technically advanced. But what about her culture?
The Museum of Modern Art received from the Rockefeller Brothers Fund a five-year grant with which to develop an International Program of circulating exhibitions.
The Program was free to show whatever aspects of American achievement it considered reflected creative activity in the United States."
-Helen M. France, Institute of International Education, New Bulletin, Dec 1957.
Recollections of the SouthWest,
At the Musée National d'Art Moderne, Paris. 1953.
From left to right: Ambassador C. Douglas Dillon, Mme. Georges Bidault, Jean Cassou [Director of the Musée National d'Art Moderne], Georges Salles [Director of Museums of France], and M. de Boisanger [French Ministry of Foreign Affairs.]