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Art outlook, 1943-1949


Collection Information

Size: 0.1 linear ft. (on partial microfilm reel)

Summary: Forty-three newsletters, approximately half of those published, contain exhibition reviews, discussions of national and local art issues such as legislation and exhibition policies, articles on artists, and listings of gallery and museum exhibitions.

Biographical/Historical Note

Monthly arts newsletter; Philadelphia, Pa. Edited by Dorothy Grafly and published by Philip Ragan Associates from Jan. 8, 1943 through Summer 1949. In October 1949, Grafly became publisher as well as editor and changed the name to ART IN FOCUS. Generally there were 9 issues a year.


Lent for microfilming 1990 by the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Location of Originals

  • Originals in Philadelphia Museum of Art.

How to Use This Collection

Alternative Forms Available

Microfilm reel 4398 available for use at Archives of American Art offices, through interlibrary loan and at the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Restrictions on Access

The Archives of American art does not own the original papers. Use is limited to the microfilm copy.

How to Cite This Collection

Art outlook, 1943-1949. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.