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the average picture exhibit presents, leave him nothing 
with which to assimilate the good when he finds it, and 
his chances of finding it are small. Frequently recur- 
ring exhibitions of a few very choice pictures might do 
more toward educating the public taste of the locality 
in which they occur than many times the number less 
severely chosen and less often seen. Hull-House has 
had two exhibits every year since the gallery was built, 
which were well attended. They were omitted during 
the World's Fair, and an effort was made to supply their 
place by assisting as many people as possible to see the 
pictures of the fair intelligently. Parties formed for 
the purpose were conducted regularly by a resident. 
The first residents of Hull-House held strongly to the 
belief that any compromise in the matter of excellence 
in art was a mistake. They hung their own walls only 
with such pictures as they felt were helpful to the life 
of mind and soul. Very much of the influence of the 
House they believed to be due to the harmony and 
reasonableness of the message of its walls. One of 
the residents has been much interested in pictures in the 
public schools, and has aroused sufficient interest in the 
subject to result in providing good sets of pictures and 
casts for several schools in the poorest localities. With 
the means at her disposal she has been able to put a 
number of good pictures into each room of the school 
nearest Hull-House, and one or more into five of the 
public kindergartens. A society has been organized for 
carrying on the work. 
WORKING-PEOPLE'S CHORUS. 
The same principles the House is striving to carry 
into effect in regard to the music it provides.