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    New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Junior Museum is currently showing its first exhibition of child art from the Soviet Union.

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    New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art's Junior Museum is currently showing its first exhibition of child art from the Soviet Union.

    Fifty paintings, drawings and woodcuts from children in Leningrad are on display as part of an exchange programme whereby works from New York schools will be send for a similar exhibition in the Russian city.

    SYNOPSIS: For the first time, New York City's Metropolitan Museum of Art is displaying an exhibition of works from Soviet children.

    Some of the Soviet youngsters' works are highly colourful and intricately patterned. The subjects of these children, aged from five to fourteen, are often taken from their favourite folk stories and fairy tales, as well as the universal and effective attempts at landscapes.

    Animals, as always, are much in evidence, especially likenesses of household pets. This exhibition has been arranged by the Citizen Exchange Corps, a non-political organisation. It facilitates educational exchanges between America and the USSR and Eastern Europe. In this instance, examples of work from children in New York public schools are currently undergoing selection from the city's Board of Education Art Bureau before being sent to Leningrad for a similar display. When the Soviet exhibition closes in the Metropolitan Museum on May 9, it will be taken on to other United States cities. Already scheduled are showings in the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry and the Art Gallery of Glassboro State College in New Jersey. This is one way in which the Citizen Exchange Corps tries to further its aim of seeking peace through understanding.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABT3P402IWEA4Q0WYTLQPSA2C2
    Media URN:
    VLVABT3P402IWEA4Q0WYTLQPSA2C2
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/05/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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