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Recent controversy over "The West Wind" exhibit. Origins and history of the Art Galley of Ontario. Early days; development; details of some of the exhibits, including paintings by Sir Winston Churchill; enthusiasm of Torontonians for the exhibits. The important function of the Gallery of allowing "a number of people who might never have learned of the satisfaction to be obtained from looking at pictures … an opportunity to find out." Some financial figures. Some remarks about modern and abstract art. Some operational details. Funding. Privileges of membership. The need for continued and increasing funding.