‘Defining of Art Assailed’

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Pointing out that the museum’s difficulties in importing art duty free have arisen out of the present tariff law’s definition of art, Mr Packard said that it was not the function of government to define art “any more than it is a governmental function to define truth.”

Prof. Artemas Packard, Dartmouth, and researcher/consultant to the Museum of Modern Art, quoted in “Museum asks end of duty on Cubism,” The New York Times, May 12, 1936.