Art: Industrial Ingredient

Art and Business, by tradition strangers, have of recent years had their names linked by trade-boosters seeking to ennoble Business by a marriage above its esthetic station. Art's lovers, proud of their mistress and fearful lest she be debased as a handmaiden, have often denied the rumors of intimacy, assailed the Business motives.

That is why it seemed unusual and significant last week to hear gracious, scholarly Henry Watson Kent, secretary of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, than whom Art has no more steadfast devotee, say...

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