Arts: Americana

"In contradiction of a belief, still fairly current, that any creditable assemblage of early American art is impossible, this exhibition is presented. . . ." Thus, at the opening of the new American Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Manhattan, spoke Robert W. De Forest, President of the Museum, donor of the addition. A notable gathering listened, among them Lawyer Elihu Root, who also spoke. Said he: "We have here a chronicle of American history, more profound and more legible than any that the pen has ever created, for here is the...

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