Art: Modern Museum

Like a great mausoleum the Metropolitan Museum of Art over an acre of Central Park in Manhattan, facing houses of the rich on Fifth Avenue. Inside are many tombs—tombs of Egyptian Pharaohs, of exalted bric-a-brac, of Art. In the art tombs are laid away examples of the work of the great painters and sculp- tors of other times. There are Rubenses, Rembrandts,* Rodins, Titians, Tintorettos, Tiepolos, scores of time-proven mediocrities, one Botticelli. Progressive artists throughout the East have long given up hope for modernity in the Metropolitan. Few of them ever visit its...

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