Art: Armor & Fish Man

Though it is a well-established sport of the irreverent to poke fun at the policies and the purchases of the Metropolitan Museum of Art's painting department, there is one branch of the Metropolitan that needs to apologize to no one—the Department of Arms & Armor. Today the Metropolitan is fourth in importance in the world's armories. Ranking just after Vienna, Paris and Madrid it can elevate its ventail at Milan and the Tower of London. Last week the trustees of the Metropolitan unveiled a bronze tablet designed by Sculptor Daniel Chester French...

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