Art: Worcester to Manhattan

Art is an elastic term. In Manhattan's huge Metropolitan Museum it is stretched to cover stained glass, mummies, armor, textiles, musical instruments, a Hindu temple, an Etruscan safety pin, acres of painting and sculpture—all crammed into a great grey building that sprawls along four city blocks. To direct this illustrated history of human culture the Metropolitan's trustees last week elected Francis Henry Taylor, 36, since 1931 director of the Worcester (Mass.) Art Museum.

Amiable, rotund Francis Taylor is one of the young directors now engaged in making U. S. museums look alive.* He believes that a museum's function, like Gaul, is divided...

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