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Exhibit of American Paintings Opened at Tel Aviv; U.S. Envoy Present

An exhibit of paintings and sculptures by 18 contemporary American artists was opened here today in the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion of the Tel Aviv Museum.

United States Ambassador Ogden R. Reid and prominent Israeli artists attended the opening of the exhibit, which is entitled “Eighteen Living American Artists.” All the works are by abstractionists and surrealists. The works were assembled by Karl Katz, director of the Bezalel Museum of Jerusalem. Some of the paintings and sculptures are on loan for this exhibit from the Whitney Museum of New York.

The exhibit is part of a cultural exchange between the United States and Israel. The Helena Rubinstein Pavilion was opened last January with a $125,000 contribution by Madame Rubinstein through the American-Israel Cultural Foundation which finances various cultural institutions in Israel.