Art: The Egyptian Cat Case

Since an Egyptian bronze cat was installed at the St. Louis City Art Museum last month, attendance has increased rapidly. Last week the museum announced that the August total of visitors, 51,323, was the greatest since May 1914. The announcement was edged with rue however, because what the cat really dragged in for the St. Louis museum was trouble. Fortnight ago St. Louisans of such varied stripes as the Women's Chamber of Commerce and the American Artists' Congress were swelling with indignation at the purchase of a $14,400 piece of ancient sculpture while St....

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