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culminating years later in a special arrangement: Hofmann donated 45 paintings to the University on the condition that the school promise to construct an art museum on campus.

In the spring of 1931, Hofmann returned to California to teach at the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles, and then resumed summer courses at Berkeley. Though he had little time to paint, he still managed to draw as much as possible, and he took advantage of the California climate and landscape to continue his artistic exploration of nature. His first public exhibition in the United States was held that year at the California Palace of the Legion of Honor in San Francisco.

Meanwhile, in Germany, Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels created the Reichs Kammerce (Reich Chambers) for film, music, radio, broadcasting, press, theater and fine arts. The Reichs Kammerce carefully monitored the cultural details of German life, and procedures were established (continued)

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