Baby, You Can See My Cars

A controversial exhibition celebrates Ralph Lauren's vintage autos

Fasten your seat belts, we may be in for a bumpy ride. Even before it opens next month at Boston's Museum of Fine Arts (MFA), "Speed, Style and Beauty: Cars from the Ralph Lauren Collection" is producing wary reactions. The Boston Globe has predicted that MFA director Malcolm Rogers will get a hard time from his critics, not for accepting Lauren's automobiles, but for succumbing to his public relations machinery. Art critics and museum professionals have in the past accused Rogers of pandering to popular taste to pump up admission figures, and of cashing in on the museum's collection at a...

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