Art: Valentiner's Week

Last week occurred the 50th birthday of Director William R. Valentiner of the Detroit Institute of Arts, onetime director of the Kaiser-Friedrich Museum in Berlin. It was perhaps his happiest birthday. First, 50 friends gave him a dinner, and $5,000 in gold. Second, he had just engineered for his museum the largest exhibition of Rembrandts ever assembled in the U. S. There were 78 paintings, ten of them owned in Detroit, many loaned by the nation's wealthiest private collectors —John Pierpont Morgan, Michael Friedsam, Charles M. Schwab, Jules Semon Bache, et al....

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