Art: Museums

Six months ago a group of New York art patrons, chafing at the timorous pedantry of the Metropolitan Museum's painting department, dug down into their pockets, hired a suite of rooms in Heckscher Building, and opened the Museum of Modern Art (TIME, Sept. 16). The public responded. For the past month 1,500 people a day have trooped through the little museum, trod on each other's feet, peered over each other's shoulders at Derains, Picassos, Chiricos, Matisses. The Heckscher Building's elevators, already crowded, bulged with Modern Art lovers to the annoyance of other...

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