PRINT June 1962


GC: I am George Culler, Director of the San Francisco Museum of Art and with me here today is Mr. James Johnson Sweeney, who is Director of the Museum of Fine Arts of Houston and former Director of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. Mr. Sweeney is in San Francisco, having just completed a job as juror for the 81st Annual of the Art Institute. It was the San Francisco Art Institute that invited you here to do the final jurying after you had done the preliminary screening on the basis of slides?

JJS: Yes.

GC: About how many paintings did you look at?

JJS: About 1,600 originally, in the screening, and in the final viewing for the awards.

GC: It has been a great privilege to have you here for a few days in San Francisco. The exhibition that you have just selected will be on view at the San Francisco Museum of Art from April 20 to May 20. I think what everyone is most interested in is your reactions

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